Well, once again, my sewing machine has bit the big one. I just finished up my aunt's Ragged Edge Christmas quilt. Putting the binding on was more than the machine could handle. My needle is totally out of alignment and hits the metal plate. I can't justify spending $65-$90 for maintenance when I'm trying to save up for a new machine!
I'm bereft. I'm heartbroken. I just got a 1/4" foot and was having a blast piecing a denim strip twist top for my husband. And I have a baby quilt to make. And a tote for my mother.
Fortunately, my daughter is close to potty training and I can sell all her cloth diapers in about a month. Hopefully between that and selling my own machine, I'll have enough for a new, low-end machine.
The really "great" part is that the machine quit working when I had about 8" of binding left to sew on!! I had to drive to NC from VA to give the unfinished quilt to my aunt today - - and use her machine to finish it. LOL