Oh, my! I did it...I bought a NEW machine - I'm in LOVE with a Baby Lock Quest Plus :-)
Here's my new 'baby':
Here's my new 'baby':
This mid-arm quilting machine is heavy-duty and has PDQ!
Precision Dual Feed Quilting
with a 23x19 inch extension table
and - awesome for quilting - it has a front-loading bobbin with independent bobbin winder motor
so you can sew and thread bobbin at the same time
the LCD lights that light up under the arm
I also got a Next Generation Quilt Frame
to use this mid-arm on
it has a laser quilters' stylus
ability to quilt on either side of the frame
can set up the frame at 5' or 10'
this will do a 108x108 King sized quilt
I can't WAIT to get it all set up in my basement sewing area!
I'll post again when it's ready to go...
....in the meantime...
I was able to finish (with help from a sweet friend) my "Bismarck Joy" purse
from the Feb. Joan Friedrich class!
I did a rolled hem around the edges of the inside pockets at home on my serger:
After making sure it was completely sewn up, I cut the length evenly to 19 1/4" x 12"
I attached a fab button I found at JoAnn's Fabrics
Back at the store, my friend Cindy helped me construct the purse:
Here's another pic of my new baby!
Here's Cindy sweetly helping me pin my project together...
She even gave me stabilizer to use inside the bag to give it body...
I folded this smaller piece over three times and placed it along the edges of the bottom of the bag...
I created what Cindy calls a "pretend binding" around the top edge of the bag once it was sewn together and turned right-side-out:
Here I am attaching the straps to the bag...
I hand-stitched the zippered bag into the bag...
Ta-dah! All done :-) Ah, that's a great feeling...
to complete a project!
Speaking of great feelings, my DS Rodger just adores his USAF fleece blanket/pillow
from CeLynn's Stitched Sunflower Emporium
Your stitching is beautiful and your service was excellent - so quick!
Thank you, CeLynn!!
Please visit CeLynn's store at
Great prices, wonderful service, beautiful work!
All tucked in for bed...
The most beautiful, organized, thrifty and inexpensive sewing room on the planet - I just LOVE this and know you will, too: