Saturday, April 13, 2013

DIY Sunday: New Machine & Project


What a busy couple of days! I am still working very hard at work, but I finally got some fruits of that labor today. A couple of months ago my sewing machine broke down. It was my second machine in 3 years, so I decided it was time to get an upgrade and stop messing around with cheap machines from big box retailers. I headed over to my local quilt shop (Quilting Connection in Ames, IA). I got a beautiful Viking Machine. (To be more specific, I got the HiClass 100Q) Now getting a better machine not only means I've gotten something built better, but I've also got a better warranty. Quilting Connection has free classes for people that purchase machines from them and they even have monthly sewing club meetings for people that have purchased a machine from them. On top of that, if I decide in the next year I want a bigger badder machine, they offer a trade-in of the full retail value for a new machine. Great benefits.

So, I did a quick project for my daughter. I had some fun popsicle fabric. We made (yes, she helped) a simple skirt for her.

On a side note, I got a new iPhone and first smartphone. (I know...probably one of the last people without one). So, now I am obsessed with Instagram. About 4 years too late)

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