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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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The Janome QCP 7700

Bridget McPhillips Janome Janome 7700 sewing machine review

The Janome QCP 7700

Two things sold me on this sewing machine.  The first being 11 inches of work space because I was looking for a machine to free motion quilt on.  The second being a blog post by Leah Day on her blog The Free Motion Quilting Project.  I always prefer a machine review from someone that is using the machine and not being paid to tell me how wonderful it is.  Leah Day's post was great.  She included video of herself using the machine.  I found the post very informative,  you can watch the post here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpV4QHFjPRY I purchased this sewing machine...

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Juki 8300N

Bridget McPhillips 8300N Industrial sewing machine Juki sewing machine review

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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