Friday, March 22, 2013

Meet My Machine

This is exciting my first blog hop so hopefully I get it right.  It's called Meet My Machine and I've got a couple for you to check out.  My background is in alterations, I started working at the Alterations Station about 6 years ago not knowing anything about sewing but that same Christmas my mom got a brand new home sewing machine from one of her friends as a gift.  Not so shabby except my mom didn't know how to sew so she gave it to me not that I knew what to with it either.  So I read the instructions and was able to figure it out enough to do simple stuff.

(Currently I got a walking foot on it to experiment and the feeder down but I think I broke it in the process because now the feeder won't come back up, any ideas?)

I didn't really get into serious sewing until a couple years back and since then I've mainly been doing alterations on clothing on an industrial machines and boy do those baby sew.  After learning to use an industrial machine, my home machine seemed soooo slow.  My hubby recently bought me my
very own and it was so heavy that we decided it was better off in the basement.

Considering its built into the table it was much more friendly on the wallet than all these other amazing quilting machines I've got my eye on because this machine only does one thing, straight lines, fast but straight lines only.  It was good enough for my first quilt though.  

Thanks for checking out my machines.


  1. Wow, look at that Juki! It's huge. =) Thanks for linking up and sharing.

  2. I had the feed dog problem with my old machine. I unscrewed the plate and popped them back up with a screwdriver.

    1. Thanks I'll definitely try that.

  3. Ooooh!! NICE JUKI!!!
    I was going to suggest the same thing as Mina - and check that there isn't a bunch of lint jammed in there, that always messes with my old girl.
    Thank you so much for linking up with us! I hope you had fun writing your post!