So this is the debut of my 'new to me' long arm. It is on a 12' table and takes up a huge portion of my sewing room. I have had to rearrange a lot of stuff and move things around and out of my sewing room to make space. I had it for just about 2 weeks before I got up my courage to actually use it. I am thrilled with my purchase and I think even though it was an investment of cash that it is an investment in me! I plan on using it for many, many years to come and to quilt many, many quilts for family, friends, charity and just plain old quilts for me too.
A couple weeks ago, my sister Cheryl spent two nights at my place and we loaded up some old sheets with batting in between to do a practice run and I found it quite challenging to quilt with it at first. Once I did the practice run we loaded one of her quilts on the machine and I did my very first pantograph on it. It was really difficult to follow the lines but I did eventually get better with it as I worked on it.
|Picture a rag caught up and dangling from the hook - ouch!|