Any experiences/ideas about what kind of sewing machine is suitable for taking to quilting classes?
I have a Janome Gem that works great. It's light-weight and easy to haul.
Something light weight. You sometimes have to carry them across a big parking lot. I borrow back my old brother when I go to a class which is not very often.
Martha, I have a Brother machine that is very light weight about 6lbs ,I found a really nice flowered canvas tote at one of the thrift stores for $6.97,that is is great shape and will hold all my supplies to take to class,So hang in there you 'll get it figured out. Barbara
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I use a Singer Featherweight. They are about 11 lbs. But, it works great.
I bought a light weight Brother model for classes but I also use the machine at home as my second machine when I am embroidering. It's the Brother CS6000i and it weighs 11 pounds. I also have taken my Featherweight for classes.
North of Boston MA
I have a janome Gem also and I love it...
Martha - I recently bought a Babylock BL9 on sale for $99. It has straight and zig zag stitches and is so much lighter than my Janome 6600. I hauled my Janome around in a rolling tote that I got at JoAnns on sale. That is where my Babylock "lives" most of the time now. This month, I have taken it to the LQS for a sew day, church for a sew day and to Project LInus for a sew day. It has worked very well for me My only wish is that they would make a 1/4" foot for it.
I take my Featherweight to my quilt meetings all the time. I bought a rolling trolley cart, many teachers use them... it's a box with wheels and a handle that fits my Featherweight case perfectly and I can also put my Artbox carrier with all my extras in the cart in front of the machine. The Featherweight has very reliable, consistent stitching.
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