Mighty Life List #10: Buy a new sewing machine and learn to machine quilt.

Most of my bonus this year went towards our wedding, but I did keep some for myself, to buy a new sewing machine. My old sewing machine was quite old, circa World War II to be exact. You can see it here. It is truly lovely, and did okay with the piecing, but couldn’t handle machine quilting. Not that I had ever done any machine quilting, but I had aspirations. Aspirations of quilts that didn’t take me years to finish. So, I bought a new sewing machine:

Bernina Bernette 82e

I’m still figuring it out. Trial and error is the way I learned to quilt back in college, and it’s the way I’m learning to machine quilt as well. The speed is pretty addictive though. It took me no time at all to finish this quilt for my neighbors who are having a baby.

 

You can tell that I actually machine quilted it here:

 

I’m pretty thrilled – both with the machine and the result. Here’s to many more quilts!

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Mighty Life List #10: Buy a new sewing machine and learn to machine quilt.

2 thoughts on “Mighty Life List #10: Buy a new sewing machine and learn to machine quilt.

    1. cransell says:

      It’s a Bernina Bernette 82e. I can’t claim to know anything about sewing machines. For a long time I had my mom’s 1960s Singer that she took to college with her and I loved it. When I lost that one in the apartment fire, it was replaced by a family friend’s 1940s era Singer, which worked, but wasn’t quite up to snuff for the quilting. I just went to the fabric store (G Street Fabrics in Rockville) and asked what they recommended for what I wanted to do. It has enabled me to work a lot faster, but I’m definitely still getting used to it.

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