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Quilting FAQs:Top 5 Things to Consider When Buying a Sewing Machine 2

Posted by Cyndi Rich

Nov 24, 2013 2:43:00 PM

Click here to see Part One: Top 5 Things to Consider When Buying a Sewing Machine

Get the best machine you can afford and one that you can grow in to.   When setting a budget for your sewing machine, being realistic about your sewing expectations is essential. If you are an infrequent sewer now, a new, top of the line machine that requires more learning time is not necessarily going to make you sew more. A solid mechanical machine that covers all the basics and only requires threading and plugging but also has some of the new features might be a better choice and will seem less daunting.

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Quilting FAQs:Top 5 Things to Consider When Buying a Sewing Machine 1

Posted by Cyndi Rich

Nov 24, 2013 2:05:00 PM

If you are a sewer or quilter, buying a sewing machine can be one of the most important decisions you can make.  Not only can this be a huge economic decision (prices can range from a couple hundred dollars to over $13,000), but it is also an emotional decision since it can so greatly affect your sense of well-being and how you feel about sewing.   I don’t know about you, but sewing/quilting is like therapy for me.  A great stress reliever – except when I’m making those dreaded Halloween costumes up until 4 p.m. on October 31!  To help quilters with this decision, I've put together a list of one of the common quilting FAQ's, the top 5 things to think about when buying a sewing machine, in a two-part article.

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Quilting FAQs: "Can I Please Use My Sewing Machine?"

Posted by Cyndi Rich

Nov 19, 2013 11:08:00 PM

I have been a quilter for about 20 years now.  Over the course of those years, I have probably made about 200 quilts.  I remember back to my very first quilt that I made.  It was actually a table runner, and it is currently displayed on my coffee table in my family room.  Although the edges are frayed at this point from the multiple washings and just overall use, I still love having it there as a symbol of my journey of becoming a quilter.

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This blog is an extension of my quilt store in Franklin, Massachusetts – Emma’s Quilt Cupboard & Sewing Center.  It is a way for me to share my stories and experiences as well as the stories and experiences of my customers.  In the end, we all get to be better quilters and better friends.  Enjoy!

 

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