We love quilt history here at SQ, and we especially love anything and everything that has to do with our best friend, the sewing machine. In this post I share with you how the invention of the sewing machine changed sewing, and the whole world, forever.
How to troubleshoot sewing machine tension is an ongoing problem in the sewing community. How do I know this? Because since I started the Suzy Quilts Patterns Facebook Group almost once a week someone posts a frantic question about uneven stitches or breaking thread or loose top stitches.
I have so many fun, free and exciting things to cram into this one post about the NEW BERNINA 570 QE, it’s going to be really hard for me to stay on track. Since I want to be sure you don’t miss anything because of my excessive rambling, I have written a detailed outline that I will strictly adhere to...
Sewing machine maintenance is something I like to remind myself and all those within earshot about around the first of every year. It's not glamorous, but it's necessary. Because for some people, their car is their baby. For other people, their baby is their baby.
For years, I just assumed that sewing machines were magical little boxes that worked because of the influence of tiny fantasy creatures (I called them “sewing gnomes”) running about inside. You know, like microwaves.
Then, one day (don’t ask how recently), I grew up and decided to find out how sewing machines work.
Here are the BEST portable sewing machines – cause let's face it, we like to sew errywhere. Some people bring books or magazines with them to entertain themselves when they’re on-the-go… but I bring quilting projects. Now, before you give me the side-eye, I once sat next to someone who was knitting a baby sweater in a dark movie theater, so in comparison, I’m not even that weird.
Let’s be real. There are a lot of reasons why you may be looking for an inexpensive sewing machine.
You might be looking for a gift for a newbie sewist (who might totally drop the hobby in a year… or a week.) You
The BEST embroidery machine, you say? That's a tall order. I'm going to try my best, but, like always, if you have a different favorite, I'd love to hear about it in the comments.
Sometimes, I go on Pinterest and search for things like “beautiful embroidery,” or “mind-blowing embroidery,” or “life-changing embroidery,” and just spend an evening staring at intricately woven floral patterns.