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new sewing machine

Well, on Saturday I took John to the local Bernina dealer to look at the sewing machine that I've been looking at and reading about online for a few months. And I ended up buying exactly what I wanted, the Aurora 440QE. The part I really love is the Bernina Stitch Regulator, which is great for all the machine quilting that I want to do. I tried it out on Saturday and Sunday, I am in love with this machine. :) I didn't get the embroidery add-on, but it would cost the same whether I bought it now or later (assuming that I want it later). It is already making sewing easier and more fun! Right now I am piecing a quilt on it and playing with free-motion quilting to get the hang of it before I work on something serious. I want to start making some bags, too: handbags, totes, maybe even morsbags, as inspired by Courtney. So much sewing to do, with so little time! ;)


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Sep. 10th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
Nice! It looks like the Cadillac of sewing machines.
Sep. 10th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
Well, if I wanted to be REALLY serious about quilting, I'd want this baby. Don't choke when you see the price!
Sep. 10th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
O_O I can't believe I read that right. No wonder quilts are so expensive.
Sep. 10th, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
Hi Mary! I didn't know you were a quilter! How long have you been doing them? I would looove to learn how to quilt. I took up sewing a few years ago and have gotten pretty good at curtains, basic clothing, and, funny enough, purses. But I quit working at JoAnn's before I got to learn to quilt :(
Sep. 10th, 2007 08:14 pm (UTC)
I started my first quilt when I was in high school and finished it in college and used it for awhile in my dorm room. I have been sewing since I was able to use a needle, though, as far as I remember. I've never had the patience to use clothing patterns for some reason! So by my standards you should be able to pick up quilting pretty easily! :p
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