What sewing machine do you use?
I adore my Janome 360QDC. It’s truly a dreamboat.
What sewing machine should I use?
Well isn’t that a loaded question? It really depends on so many factors. There are different abilities and price ranges involved and I can’t even begin to know what to recommend for you. I can tell you that I stitched for so many years on a cheapie hand-me-down sewing machine from Walmart and did just fine. You’ll know when you’re ready to move up a level. You may need to play with a few different brands to really know for sure what your sewing soul mate will be.
If you’re truly clueless, I highly suggest calling up an expert. My expert is Mark at SewVacCity. He is in College Station, TX but he will ship safely overnight anywhere in the US. He has helped me and several of my friends decide which machine is the right match for them. Be upfront with your price range and what you’re wanting to use the machine for. Do you really want the 200 programmed stitches? The thread cutter or the automatic threader? Or do you just want a starter machine?
Your sewing machine is going to become one of your BFFs. You’re bound to have a few tiffs here and there, but overall… it is a beautiful friendship.
So, why Quilting?
Well, why not? Some people make gorgeous 5-course dinners for their family… I make quilts. You can read more about me on my about page.
Do you hand quilt?
I love hand quilting. I’m amazed at the abilities of the hand quilters… While I may show a few posts here and there on hand quilting and tips, It is not where I am trying to grow as a seamstress (right now)… You never know though!
Can I sell a quilt made from one of your patterns?
Just to be clear, the patterns in my shop may not be sold or reproduced. Duplication of any kind is prohibited. If you make a quilt using one of my patterns, the work is your own and you may sell the final product. Please send me a picture of it though! I would love to see it! Please give design credit for the pattern.
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