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Thread: sashiko machine

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    Super Member MaryStoaks's Avatar
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    A lady on another board bought and paid for one in advance. She waited for many months and still no machine came. She was told the machines are individually made and hers wasn't ready. She did get her money back. I would have to see the machine in front of me before I would buy from them.

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    I just watched a video tutorial on youtube for the machine. I find it technologically interesting, but I prefer to get a hand-stitched look with hand stitches, not a machine. This is one toy I will not be putting on my list (the list is, however, full of other stuff I don't really need, either).

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    I would like to see a sample of what it does. But that said, I am not in the market for another machine!

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    I love mine...Here in NY there is a waiting list for them. I love the look of hand quilting but have neither the time nor the talent for it. I have used it for quilting, top stitching and just decorative stitching on " stuff". Yeah it was expensive $2000, but you only live once. I pinch my peenies and then treat myself or hubby to something outrageous every few years. This year it was MY turn!

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    Sounds neat! :)

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    The stitches made with this machine are just gorgeous and if money were no issue, I would surely buy one - I LOVE gadgets and toys! :mrgreen:

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    I'd only comment the the stitching on the front is very nice...the back is a less desirable chain stitch. I would NOT want a chain stitch on the back of my quilt. So, again, its uses are limited to decorative work before a project would be quilted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    I'd only comment the the stitching on the front is very nice...the back is a less desirable chain stitch. I would NOT want a chain stitch on the back of my quilt. So, again, its uses are limited to decorative work before a project would be quilted.
    Thank you for that comment. I was wondering about that.

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    Holy smokes - really???? :)

    This just gave me a great idea - there are quite a few examples in museums of antique quilts that were pieced and quilted on chain-stitch machines. Chain-stitching could add a nice authentic touch to some of my Civil War quilts!

    Not that I'm going to go out and buy a sashiko machine - can't afford that! But, yippeeskippeee, some of my modern machines do a chain-stitch!

    It's not a pretty enough stitch that I can do embroidered redwork with them - for that you apparently need a chain stitch only machine. But these will give you a pretty enough stitch if you're not trying to make tight loops.

    I could do Baptist fans or wavy lines or grid quilting with it. Now I can't wait to try it! :)

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    I love it!!!! Knock it all you like but I enjoy it and the results. I do wavy lines as mentioned above and stragith grids. It is wonderful for top stitching on collars and cuffs ets. Pricey but I love it...

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