Tuesday, July 27, 2010
A Tale of Two Sewing Machines, Part 2
So I've had this machine for nearly a year. The learning curve has been significant but it's been more fun than I ever thought quilting and sewing could be. After many years of quilting, there were alot of "firsts" waiting for me with my new machine: machine applique for one, which is now one of my favorite things to do. Overcast stitching for whipping up cloth napkins, which we now use almost exclusively at home (except when eating really messy stuff like bbq). All the basic stuff to do with a zig-zag stitch, like sewing leftover pieces of batting together to reuse in another quilt And free-motion machine quilting, a new skill for me that I'm so excited to be learning. Again, I could go on and on. But suffice to say it's been a blast.