Thursday, November 17, 2011

I love speed

Juki TL-2010Q
When I decided to fulfill my many years long fantasy of becoming a quilter last year, I bought a sweet little Janome Gem 3/4 size sewing machine.  The price was extremely attractive (well under $300) and I know these are the workshop machine of choice for many quilters.  It has beaten its little heart out for me without asking much in return (except a new foot pedal).

Then, earlier this week, I was at the local quilt shop, watching the owner happily sewing a diaper bag, which had many layers of thick fabrics to negotiate.  Her machine just flew right through them like they were butter.  This brought back fond memories of the years I sewed on an industrial machine, which had the ability to crank out thousands of stitches per minute and buzz through multiple layers of thick fabrics without even skipping a stitch.  I found my heart falling seriously in love with Kim's machine and spent one feverish night dreaming about it.

After researching the next morning, low and behold I found the newer version of her machine for a seriously marked down price.  Yay!!! Guess who now lives with me?  Here she is.  I love her madly.  I can free motion quilt at high speeds now.  Oh...and allow me to share with you that the one provision I had to agree to with my DH before buying it was that I promised not to sew through my finger.

I can live with that.


Brenda said...

oh, I promise you'll love it! I bought the previous model with a smaller table last year and it is truly a great machine. sews through anything and fast. the one downside is that it sews so fast it that everything else on the table falls off. happy sewing!

Kim said...

She is a beauty. Congrats on your new addition. Sometimes you just have to splurge on yourself.

Taos Sunflower said...

Thanks Brenda, good to hear from another owner. I laughed when I read about things falling off the table...a friend was staying downstairs under where I sew and was commenting on the difference between hearing the Juki compared to the little Janome. I am just flying through meandering on the big quilt I'm doing now; it would have taken me so much longer on my little Janome, I may even get time to do some more quilting before I return to New Mexico in December. Yay!!

Taos Sunflower said...

Kim: I couldn't agree with you more! :0)

Liz said...

How exciting! I saw one of these the other day at a craft store and was memorized with it. Happy quilting!