Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Quilters Dream

I captured this photo from the Horn of America website, this is my new Quilters Dream 3180 sewing cabinet!!! Complete with the storage chest, thread tray and insert to fit my Bernina.
Now I need to clean out what is there to make room. My previous table, that Dan created out of an old kitchen table, cracked on the seams of the wood that were heavily supported, we don't know why this happened, maybe it was just the vibration as opposed to the weight of the machine, anyway the Sew Steady Table would no longer fit in the opening.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sewing Machine Meme

The Ladies at Sew Mama Sew are taking a poll on what sewing machine you own and will publish the results at the end of the Sewing Machine Month...

Here are my answers:
What brand and model do you have? Bernina Artista 170
How long have you had it? 10 years
How much does that machine cost (approximately)?
What types of things do you sew (i.e. quilting, clothing, handbags, home dec projects, etc.)?
Quilting, home dec, handbags, clothing/costumes
How much do you sew? A fair amount, wish I had time to sew more
How much wear and tear does the machine get? She had a one surgery
Do you like/love/hate your machine? Are you ambivalent? Passionate? Does she have a name? LOVE IT...I never thought about giving her a name
What features does your machine have that work well for you? Dropping the dogs
Is there anything that drives you nuts about your machine? No
Do you have a great story to share about your machine (i.e., Found it under the Christmas tree? Dropped it on the kitchen floor? Sewed your fingernail to your zipper?, Got it from your Great Grandma?, etc.!)? We want to hear it! In the past year, I've sewed my left index finger 3 times, the needle in and out, why did I do this?
Would you recommend the machine to others? Why? Seriously? Nothing sews like a Bernina
What factors do you think are important to consider when looking for a new machine?
Easy to change stitches or flip through screens, must take it for a test drive to see how it feels

Do you have a dream machine? Yes, my dream machine

Friday, June 05, 2009

Spring Fling Round Robin 3 Sneek Peeks

Sneak Peek, the first border, in black and white to disguise the true colors...
Here's the second border, for the Spring Fling Round Robin. I'd love to show you the rest of it, after the swap is over I'll post all the steps I did. Round 1 was the center each participant created.