J.M.

Starting Quilter's Acadamy with my new sewing machine

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by , 01-25-2014 at 10:32 AM (523 Views)
On Monday I brought home my brand new sewing machine. I got the Viking Sapphire 930 and it's wonderful. It has lots of options I can play with and it comes with a wide variety of decorative stitching. I bought some accesories as well, including a quilter's table (which is basically an extension table). The wider throat space is going to be super helpful when I get to the actual quilting on my machine.


For now, I've started working from Quilter's Acadamy Volume 1: Freshman Year by Harriet and Carrie Hargrave. I've hand pieced and hand quilted before, but never done anything on the machine except for 1 small bit during a one day course. So the book seemed a really good place to start.


Today I made the first lesson (the center of a sampler, strip-pieced) using cheap fabrics I picked up especially to try things out. It turned out really well. The chain-piecing was easy, but the pressing of the chain was less easy. I did cut the rows apart once all the blocks were attached, because I find it easier to work that way. Tomorrow I'm going to be doing the exact same thing, only this time for real! Let's hope it goes just as well.
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  1. Coco47's Avatar
    It finally nice to see someone with a Husqvarna Viking machine. I Have the Quilt Designer and I love it. It is user friendly and sews like a dream. I hope you are as happy with yours as I am with mine.
  2. J.M.'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Coco47
    It finally nice to see someone with a Husqvarna Viking machine. I Have the Quilt Designer and I love it. It is user friendly and sews like a dream. I hope you are as happy with yours as I am with mine.
    I'm very happy with it. In fact, I made another quilter I know so jealous that they're also buying it!
  3. beaglelady's Avatar
    Glad you are happy with your new machine. I have the Sapphire 870 and I love it! It is so easy to use and there are so many wonderful features for quilting. Today I worked on an applique quilt and did blanket stitch around all the applique flowers and leaves - its so fun! Also, I can use any thread and it sews great. I've had mine for 5 or 6 years. Happy sewing!

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