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Thread: finally got a sewing machine!

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    I was able to get a basic sewing machine from walmart and a few tools for cutting and measuring. Tomorrow im going to go look at a few fabrics and start getting ideas for my first project. I saw a tutorial for a decent sized fall table runner I was watching today. I cant wait to get started! :mrgreen:

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    Sound like a good start. Watch out...quilting is addictive!! Good Luck :)

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    Congratulations. How exciting as you start your journey. Have fun. Gerry

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    congratulations on the new sewing machine. It will be fun to see your work.

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    Good for you. I have machines from Wal-Mart and have never had a problem with them. I seem to always get Brothers. I got the newest one for $199.00. It's the SQ-9000. It's a great little machine. Which one did you get?

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    you are on your way to lots of fun --wish you sharp blades+straigh stitches

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    That's exciting! Remember you don't always have to wait to save up for fabric, esp if you are just learning scraps are easy to come by as well as very inexpensive if you look in the right places, like button up shirts at yard sales etc.

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    I start my new job tomorrow and down the hall from it is a quilting shop. Hehe they have decent size variety of colors. Im going to stop and look tomorrow when I get off, hehe since my husband is in the military my job is just basically extra and something to pass the time. Hehe I know where my checks will be going. JK :thumbup:

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    Congrats on the new machine! Please share pics of your creations!

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    A new adventure for you!

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    Have fun! I'm curious too, what machine did you get?

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    Congrats !! Its a wonderful and highly addictive hobby.. Enjoy the ride !!

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    Its a brother lx 3125e. It has the different face plates. My first sewing machine was a brother and I really liked it, so I thaught Id go with something that I was familiar working with. I cant wait to really test it out!

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    You mean you haven't busted it out of the box and started breaking it in yet ? LOL Can't wait to see what you come up with :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by odomjenn
    Its a brother lx 3125e. It has the different face plates. My first sewing machine was a brother and I really liked it, so I thaught Id go with something that I was familiar working with. I cant wait to really test it out!
    That's the upgrade from the 2125i, which is a great machine, I used them in my classroom and the kids really liked them. They are great little workhorses, you should be really happy with it! Be sure and post pictures of your first project!

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    Congratulations and welcome the the addicted quilters support group! We're here for you!

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    Can't wait to see what you create. Have fun!

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    I am so excited for you Jenn!! :D I hope you find some really neat fabric, at that little Quilt Shop, down the hall!! Can't wait to see how your table runner will look!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    Jenn, that quilt shop down the hall from your job sounds dangerous!! hahahaha
    I'm so excited for you!!! Have fun!! Lots of people here to help if you need any :D

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    I just returned from a visit with my single son in Arizona who surprised me when he brought out HIS sewing machine. It was a Brother 3125. He is in the Army, stationed out there in Prescott. Anyways, while I was there, I made drapes for his living room, 2 sets of bedroom curtains and a set of drapes for his sliding glass doors. That machine worked wonders!!!!! Enjoy it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by odomjenn
    I start my new job tomorrow and down the hall from it is a quilting shop. Hehe they have decent size variety of colors. Im going to stop and look tomorrow when I get off, hehe since my husband is in the military my job is just basically extra and something to pass the time. Hehe I know where my checks will be going. JK :thumbup:
    Good for you! New machine and a job near fabric? Can't get any better than that!!

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    right down from a quilt shop...I would be in trouble :)

    Lucky girl!!

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    Glad to hear you got a new machine. How exciting! I would have a problem working down the hall from a quilt store though. I wouldn't be able to pass it let alone take any money home at the end of the week!
    Can't wait to see your table runner! Have Fun!

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    Have you cleaned out an entire room because you are going to NEED it when you get hooked!

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    congratulations - have fun

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