Wednesday Quilting – New Machine

Well, Heather and I have been going back and forth on this and we’ve decided that I need my own machine.  I was going to use one of Heathers but it quickly became obvious that we each needed a machine to piece quilt tops.  We think we’ll be able to share the big machine for the actual quilting part.  I did see a nice free motion quilting machine at the sewing center that would just fit in my room … we’ll see what happens.

We bought another Janome machine as Heather has been using those for years and she knows enough about this new one to help me get started.  The sewing shop includes a new machine class for each purchase so I get to take everything back on Friday for an official lesson on how the thing works.

Just another step closer to getting some real work done.  The days here are starting to show signs of turning to winter so I hope to be setup for quilting during the colder months.  It’s starting to look like I won’t have a heated wood shop this winter so this should keep me creating stuff till that project is done.

Here are a couple of quick pictures of my current setup.  Next step is to get some real furniture for my sewing area.

My new Janome machine. I’ll be using this for piecing. Right now the only thing I know is that the peddle goes on the floor.

The cutting table. The mat shown is Heather’s portable setup for going to quilt classes. The iron is mine. I bought it – hands off.

Well the furniture needs a little work.

I had hoped to do some videos on this, but my computer has had some major problems that have killed iMove on my Mac.  Looks like my system is so old (10 years) that I’ll have to buy a new system to get back in the video business.

Well, just something else to do on cold autumn days.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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25 Responses to Wednesday Quilting – New Machine

  1. Christi says:

    Hey, I have a Janome too! Though not nearly so fancy. They’re good machines.
    I’ve been toying with the idea of taking quilting back up. It does seem a good project for long winter days.

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  2. Love all your projects! So cool that you’re into quilting.

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  3. Baydreamer says:

    Your machine looks nice, Andrew, and like you said, another fun hobby for cooler days.

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  4. kathy70 says:

    Your new machine looks like a very nice one and it does help to have the same brand for any future troubleshooting. Since I retired a few years ago the one word of advice I shared with any one who would listen is “get a hobby.” You having multiple hobbies is helpful in ways you will soon find out. Can’t wait to see the full set-up of your room. Best of luck with this new endeavor.

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  5. Agreeing with Renee, I often wondered why you followed my blog and now I know. But I’m very glad you did because it led me to discover your always interesting and always thought-provoking posts. I hope you will share your next quilt with us…I especially enjoy seeing them as they develop. I haven’t been in a grocery store since early March, 7 months ago, but just today I ventured out to a fabric shop! Some things are just too important to avoid. Good luck and I look forward to seeing some of your work.

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  6. Wait–what about your woodworking?

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  7. Hooray! Congratulations on your new machine – how exciting! If it makes you feel any better, all our furniture looks like your furniture (or worse). It ain’t pretty, but it’s sturdy and it keeps stuff off the floor. 😉

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    • I like functional and sturdy. Hate it when things just fall apart. I’ll be getting something different here because I need storage as well as just surface area. It only has to come off the floor when vacuuming … 😉

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  8. jfwknifton says:

    That room looks wonderfully bare and amazingly tidy. But will you manage to keep it that way?
    (You’ll be the first person ever to do it!!)

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  9. I dint know you were a quilter Andrew.. that explains why you have been following my blog.. when i do post.. im not as active as you with the blogging.

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  10. Ray V. says:

    What an interesting hobby. I must retire some day and have a fun
    hobby that I can do with my wife. That’s one good way to keep her from going shopping everyday 😊

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