This week, I’m unboxing and checking out all of the Husqvarna Viking Opal 690Q sewing machine parts and taking it for a test drive. Follow me for the next five days as I explore the capabilities of the Opal 690Q. Whether you’re currently in the market for a new quilting machine or a new sewing machine or perhaps just thinking about it – I know you’ll be amazed at what the Opal 690Q can do. Sit back, relax and enjoy the journey!
It’s so exciting to highlight the accessories that come with the Opal 690Q and take a quick peek at a couple of other features.
Let’s take off that cover to find…
We’ll have a much closer look at those stitches later this week. Let’s just say that your creativity will be working over time with this much variety!
– Utility Foot A
– Utility Foot B
– Buttonhole Foot C
– Sensor One-Step Buttonhole Foot
– Blind Hem Foot D
– Zipper Foot E
– Edging Foot J
– Quilter’s 1/4″ Piecing foot P
– Clear Open Toe foot
– Embroidery/Darning foot R
I know – you’re wondering why I’m showing you this. Well this is the take up lever on the Opal 690Q. In the past, take-up levers had a hole that you had to poke the thread through.
Then the sewists among us demanded easier threading options so take-up levers became a giant elongated loop. Now it was easier to get the thread in, but the thread also popped out more readily as well. Especially when doing high speed work like free motion quilting. Let’s just say that the end result wasn’t pretty.
Husqvarna Viking has designed a small guide that keeps the thread from coming out of the take up lever loop. It’s still easy to thread, but not so easy for the thread to come out under high speed conditions.
Brilliant design and THANK YOU!
Let’s not forget the User’s Guide.
Like many of you – we’re so excited to get the machine that we never read the User’s Guide. Oh sure – you may quickly look up how to thread the machine, but do you actually READ the entire guide from cover to cover?
While I’ve been sewing for many years, I still learned things from reading the manual which I’ll share with you over the next week.
Now run and get your own user’s guide and read it tonight. It shouldn’t take long, but I bet you learn something!
There you have it… the basic stuff that comes with the Husqvarna Viking Opal 690Q.
Wait until you see what this machine can do. Tomorrow we’re going to look a bit closer at some of the amazing features of this machine. Stay tuned.
I LOVE unboxing and reviewing the Husqvarna Viking Opal 690Q sewing machine parts!
Have a great day!