I love these machines so much. When I pack them, I pack to be sure that they arrive safely.
I start with making sure that the take up lever is down and that the presser foot is down. Then I wrap them up with bubble wrap and secure with painters tape. Painters tape is easier to take off and it doesn't mar the finish. (OK so now [May 28, 2012] I have learned from a very nice reader that in her experience IT DOES mar the finish....see comments below. DARN) I wrapped the little bag of goodies up and secured it to the bed of the machine as well.
I slit a cork and then wrapped tape around it. That way it would be tight enough to sit on the bobbin winder spool pin. I stuffed packing material between the cork and the machine so that should something hit the cork it would not give way into the machine.
Sorry no pictures of boxes. What's the point?
It shipped today. I know it will travel today and tomorrow. Max is traveling east today and tomorrow. This machine is traveling west. I wonder if their paths will cross?