On Thursday, we'll start sewing these strips together and then cutting them into 2.5" x 4.5" squares. I still need to pair up the fabrics and decide what I want to go together, but that's the fun part.
Which brings me to why I'm so excited! My old Brother sewing machine and I have been eyeing each other warily as the sewing date approaches. It's about 17 years old and works just fine, but it is just a straight sewer with no bells and whistles and....well....I'm a little afraid that I'll have problems with trying to quilt with it because it's not very powerful. I think it was a $49 jobbie from Walmart, if I remember correctly. It's been useful, but now it's going in the yard sale because I just broke down and bought this!
|The Janome DC2012|
I used my Chase Amazon card points and got it for a steal! It's ultra-lightweight and has 50 built-in stitches, including multiple button holes, serge stitches, and simulated handstitching. The best thing about it? Clear bobbin case and an automatic needle threader (I'm not getting any younger, you know.) I put alot of research into a beginning machine for general sewing\quilting and kept coming back to the DC2012 because of the great reviews. Then I asked in the quilting class and the instructor and everyone else said: "buy a Janome". Even the expert quilter with the Bernina said I'd be happy with it.
It just arrived last night and J. and I unpacked it. Tonight, I'll be trying it out for the first time so that I don't look like a complete idiot in class tomorrow. And once I've had time to work with it for awhile, I'll post a review for you.
Are you working on sewing project that you'd like to share? Have any thoughts on the Janome or a recommendation for a product that would make sewing projects easier? I'd love to hear from you. Leave me a comment!
Find out what other folks are making over at this week's Country Homemaker Hop.