New Home For eXellence 730Pro

I bought a new sewing machine from Sew and Save of Racine.  An Elna eXellence 730Pro sewing machine.  It was rather unexpected, although I’ve been mulling it over for a while.  One whole day spent trying to sew a simple “X” on a layered quilt pushed me over the edge I guess.  The next day I said to Sue let’s go buy a new sewing machine. So we did!

Meet eXellence

eXcellence 730PRO

Isn’t she pretty?  Look at that nice big, HUGE throat!  OMG.  I am swooning.  I might as well confess.  We also brought a new sewing table for it.  One that has a recessed area for her to fit in.  The the acrylic top to make it one smooth sewing surface.  I can hardly stand it.  Oh, and one more table for Lily, my second sewing machine.  As long as we are taking the sewing room to where it should be, we might as well go for it.  I have used a door on two filing cabinets since I started sewing.  Sue uses a folding table for all her work, and is not interested in updating at this time.  I’ll keep nagging. ~smile~

Back to the Elna (she remains unnamed at this point but maybe Ellie).  She has all kinds of features that are really cool.  Honestly, I couldn’t get past the 11″ throat.  It has an 11″ throat!!  It has storage, bigger bobbins, many stitches, lots of other cool stuff and an eleven inch throat.  Holy moly!  I had better get going on something to quilt on it.


The tables take 8 – 10 weeks to arrive.  Hopefully sooner, but that is a long time.  Oh well, plenty of time to get the file cabinets cleaned out.  And moved out of the way so it can be vacuumed well.  And the dressers moved around. We will need the help of our trusty little sliders to move the furniture around.  So stay tuned . . . I am sure there will be an update and maybe a picture or two of the new and improved sewing room. ~smile~


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6 Responses

  1. jrp53 says:

    I have an Elna 8300, the big sister to this machine and I purchased mine in 2007 at the Houston Quilt Show. I have been an Elna girl since I started sewing on my mother’s 1950’s era machine and still LOVE my Elnas. You can interchange feet from Janome (Janome is the owner of Elna now) so that gives you lots of options for add ons. You will LOVE the bigger throat space. I recently finished quilting a large queen size quilt using free motion motifs. Enjoy!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi – I am SO thrilled to hear this. I want to get into FMQ, rulers, and everything else I can. HAHA I am thinking about trying a queen size quilt that should be finished by the end of the month. I need to just do it – it’s only fabric, right?! ~smile~ Roseanne

      • jrp53 says:

        Sorry, I made a mistake, My 8300 is my embroidery machine, My regular machine is a 7300. Still a great machine and I still love them both!

      • Roseanne says:

        Hi again – no worries. I wasn’t going to hunt you down and say “HEY”. I’m thrilled for the encouragement. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Gretchen says:

    I have an Elna Excellence 720 I bought 5 years ago. I LOVE my machine. I LOVE the big throat. That is one reason I’ve started quilting my smaller quilts. You think you LOVE your machine now, wait until you start using her. Congratulation on the new machine.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Gretchen! I am thrilled to hear you love your Elna. Honestly, as soon as I saw how big the throat area was (as I may have mentioned once or twice!), it was all over. I knew she was coming home with us. I have a lesson on Tuesday . . . so I have been patiently NOT using her. Or not so patiently is more the case. Thank you so much for your sweet comment and visiting – come again! ~smile~ Roseanne

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