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Have you see the Baby Lock Alliance?

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Have you see the Baby Lock Alliance?

Alliance, I am in love.It all started rather innocently.  I was very happy with my sewing machines.  For a closet collector, I have done a really good job of keeping my nose to the grindstones, staying focused on work and controlling my wandering eye.  Then, in a conversation with my sister she indicated that she wanted to find a better embroidery machine.  She has, and still uses, the Singer Futura; her's is 10 years old.  Well of course I volunteered to help her out and take a look around for something of an upgrade, nothing too fancy, just better display...

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Have you ever used your hemmer foot?

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Have you ever used your hemmer foot?

Have you had a good look at your feet lately?I’m talking sewing machine feet, of course.  Most machines come with quite a few feet. Even if your machine is very basic and did not come with a hemmer foot, there are lots of options for purchasing machine feet for your sewing machine model.  Just google your sewing machine model and “sewing machine feet.”Have you ever used your hemmer feet?  They come in three sizes, 1/16, 1/8, and 1/4.  I have a hemmer foot or two, with all of my machines, I just never used them.  Instead, I would toil over...

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Thread breaks are frustrating

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Thread breaks are frustrating

I am going to just go ahead and start at the end.  If you are searching for an answer, reading through the details of my thread breaking story to get to the conclusion is not what you need, so here it is: Look at your thread spool or cone closely.  As you see in the upper left hand side of the first image, my thread is shredding right on the spool.  It was not obvious, I did not notice it until I looked closely, but after trying everything else I did look at the thread cone.  After noticing what looked...

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Juki 8300N

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Juki 8300N

After being commissioned to do a series of memory quilts using baby clothes, I came to the realization that the Harp Size on my Brother was just too small.  I do all of my own quilting, and free motion quilting using my brother  was making free motion quilting a very unpleasant process. Given the generous harp size on the industrial straight stitch sewing machines, I decided to take a look at them to use as my quilting machine.  There is a great little shop in Rocky Hill, Connecticut called Renato's Sewing.  I stopped in one day and learned he sells...

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