Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Even More Boxes

 I should have planned this better.

 The house is a sea of boxes and piles of stuff that need attention and I just added several more to the problem. The IRS surprised me with a nice refund check that I wasn't expecting so I thought I would put it to good use. Something for me.

I gifted myself a big girl sewing machine. For years I have been reading reviews and watching videos trying to decide what I wanted. I decided on this Juki because....I don't know. It seems that they all have their pros and cons but I wanted something specifically for free motion quilting and I think this will do it.

 There is lots more work room to shove a quilt through. It's a big machine.

Here is the machine I am using now. Big difference. I've quilted several big quilts on this machine and it was not fun.

 This machine is simple. It does one thing. It sews a straight line. Nothing fancy here. That's just what I wanted. I've got four other machines that can do the fancy stuff.

 It's a serious quilter. It came with two quilting feet and a heavy duty walking foot. That's good. They are pricey.

Homework time. I've got plenty to learn but at the moment I am still trying to put my house back together so it will have to wait. One mess at a time.


  1. Congratulations on the new toy!!! Looks like you'll have plenty of room to feed through the fabric now.

    Happy quilting!

  2. I also have Brother. Tried to do big quilt. No fun. Quilted everything in hand.

  3. How wonderful-you are going to love your machine! It is a serious machine for quilting! Good for you!

  4. Good for you! You will have fun with your new machine. Enjoy!!

  5. That's really exciting! So glad you have something wonderful waiting at "the end of the tunnel" that has been your week - Enjoy!

  6. Nice!! That one looks like it'll get the job done for sure.

  7. Neat! My machine is about 20 years old - it does some fancy stuff, but I really only use it for straight or zigzag.
    Dave and Mom have been restoring Dave's great grandma's Singer from 1949 (Mom tuned the machine, Dave's refinishing the table). It's going to be mine when they are done. It does straight, zigzag and reverse only. I'm not sure if I'll use it, but it's pretty cool!

  8. Im thrilled thatyou bought something for YOU!!!!!!
    I dont know how to sew but love all of you that do!

  9. Wow! I really like your new big girl toy. I just use my little Kenmore that I have had for 40 years. It's not fancy and it's not made to quilt, but I managed to make several queen sized quilts with it. Have fun learning all about your new toy. Blessings, Betsy

  10. Well done you! I love the new machine, I am so glad you treated yourself.