I have a great sewing machine, to date I’ve sewn approximately 6,500 (low estimate) items for Impie, Hattie & Bea on that machine. It’s goes forward and backward, very quickly and runs great for hours. Here it is…
It’s a big machine, very big. It stays in one spot. I’ve been trying to do some free motion quilting on it but it’s not going well, I’m frustrated!
I’ve wanted a second machine for quite a while, I had one for a bit but gave it to my daughter. Another Janome, another nice machine the Thread Banger 12. Still pretty basic and hardworking. Sturdy construction. I have it here right now giving it a bit of a tune up for Amber. I’ve decided it’s not what I want for my second machine.
On Thanksgiving I came across a great sale online and picked up a Brother CE4400 for half price and free shipping. It’s my first electronic machine. I’ve used it some, it’s does some nice decorative stitches and I’ve finished 2 small quilts on it. I don’t care to use it for piecing however so it’s a temporary second machine and does a few fancy things….but it’s not my dream machine!
My dream machine is…just that, dreamy, and completely beyond my means….just lately I’ve had my eye on the Bernina 380.
Tell me, what is your dream machine? What is your real machine, what do you love about it? What can you do with it? I’d love lots of input from sewers about their machines to help me find something just right!