Friday, November 26, 2010
Favorite Things Friday--The Juki Sewing Machine
This week's Favorite Things Friday is dedicated to our Juki sewing machine. She and I have had a long dry spell these past few months, but this week we were able to become reacquainted again.
We bought the Juki for one simple reason, we needed a machine that would enable us to learn to do free motion quilting. We didn't need it to do fancy stitches, embroider, or sing The Star Spangled Banner. The Juki does only straight stitching. It doesn't even do a zig-zag. The machine is built like a tank. All metal parts. It just feels solid. It has a 9" harp and is considered to be a mid-arm. I can tell you, the extra harp space makes a big difference when trying to work on a quilt of any size.
When we began looking at sewing machines--and there are a lot of wonderful machines on the market--we kept coming across machines that would do way more than we wanted them to, and their prices reflected that as well. My mom and I debated a long time. After all, when buying a machine of this caliber (as opposed to the $200 machines at Wal-mart), you want to be sure you've got it right. That first test drive after we unpacked the Juki told us that we'd made the right decision. I've been on the free motion quilting band wagon ever since.
So head on over to Quilting in My Pyjamas, and join in the Favorite Things Friday fun. Everyone is welcome to play.
Hmmm. I just noticed that this is my 100th post. Who would have thought when I started this blog back in February I'd have this much to say?