Thursday, February 12, 2009

A new sewing machine

I am frantically trying to finish the applique and piecing for my show quilts.  I have 8 days left to finish and then quilt the 2 quilts.  My sewing machine decided to act up today.  I fiddled around all afternoon and couldn't get it working right. Grrrrrrr.  I so don't have time for this!                                                                                                                                                                                               I have an Brother PC 8500 that I have had for years....11 to be exact.  It is a sewing/embroidery machine and has been my workhorse for everything...even quilting before I bought the first longarm.   I guess it is tired.

But, not having a minute to waste here, I rush out to the local Brother dealer  to find a new machine.  Don't need/want another embroidery machine...I really don't use it enough to justify the added expense.  So I figure I can get a good, versatile machine, high quality ,with that sweet applique stitch my  8500 has that I just love and the knee lifter, and adjustable presser foot etc, etc... for $300 0r $400. After all I don't quilt on it.  I just piece and applique.....WRONG! Way wrong!   Geez, plain old sewing machines have gotten really expensive! Oh well.  It does have all the features I need/love/want, plus a few extra.   And I was in a bind.......strapped for time.

So tomorrow, after the board meeting,and guild business meeting, I'll figure out how to thread it and get back to work!  It is pretty, and my favorite color!


  1. I hope it behaves for you....have fun...

  2. It's my favourite colour too. Hope you have a wonderful time with it.

  3. I hear ya. I have a 20 year old Husky Viking. It too is a workhorse. But, lately, it's been acting up a bit despite recent servicing. I cannot BELIEVE how expensive even a basic decent sewing machine is... but I am plotting a way to find the funds for one in the next few months!

  4. Hi Deb

    she sure is pretty and i am hoping she works out just for you and there's no growing pains for either of you!!

    blue is one of my favourite colours too ;)


  5. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I just wanna push a button!! Have fun!

  6. I have that same machine Deb and I love it. :)


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