Just lately I have only been seeing about a dozen posts per
day on the ng. So as well as having trouble seeing the
posts (eye problems) I am also not getting many.
So in the hope that this gets through - I have some happy
news to share.
I just picked up my "new" sewing/embroidery machine - a
Janome 10001. Haven't had time to play much so far, and I
haven't invested in any of the digitising stuff YET, but it
The woman who sold it only used it for few months and she
decided to upgrade to the 11000. As she teaches in a sewing
centre the machine has been well treated, and she is happy
to teach me how to use it in exchange for me teaching her
about EQ and some of my quilting tools. Small problem -
she lives about 130km away lol. But we have decided
that a weekend-long visit would suit us both.
I have got her all enthusiastic about the Renae's Rays tools
used for marking quilting patterns - the new-to-me part of
the post featured in Bonnie McCaffrey's latest vidcast.
They would be perfect for marking placements for large
embroidered designs (quilts and tablecloths). Has anyone
else tried these tools? I want a mini version now - for
planning patterns. If anyone has seen a mini one please
point me in the right direction, as using a standard
protractor is a PITA, and my old drafting tools are not
quite what I want.
As I am not a long arm quilter I will probably use it for
creating really BIG foundation patterns I think.
Aahhhhh!! One of the lovely things about buying for a
group to use is that I can justify getting all sorts of
lovely "gadgets" that I could not possibly justify for
myself alone lol
Cheryl & the Cats in (COLD but sunny) OZ
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