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  • Re: Lightweight Machine for Classes

    The surface is comfortable for the pieced blocks and small things I've done on it so far. I would like to buy an extension table for it at some point because I think I'd prefer a larger surface for some tasks (e.g. freemotion quilting or machine applique on a large block). Maybe I should start dropping hints to my husband that an extension table
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by dhultsch on Wed, Aug 15 2012
  • Re: Lightweight Machine for Classes

    Here it is! I've already sewn several blocks on it and am now doing a foundation pieced project on it. So far it has done beautifully.
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by dhultsch on Tue, Aug 14 2012
  • Re: Lightweight Machine for Classes

    I finally bought my lightweight machine! After visiting nearly every sewing machine dealership in my area, I ended up with a Janome Jem Platinum 760. It was more expensive than I was planning on, but it had everything I wanted on it (and then some) and it sews beautifully . The less expensive machines I tried seemed a lot clunkier and often didn't
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by dhultsch on Tue, Aug 14 2012
  • Re: Lightweight Machine for Classes

    Thanks to everyone who has made suggestions! I'm planning on visiting several dealers this weekend and looking at machines in person. Sadly, I've discovered that the Bernina Bernette does not use the same presser feet as the 'regular' Berninas. They use low shank snap-on feet instead. They still look like very nice machines and I hope
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by dhultsch on Wed, Jul 25 2012
  • Lightweight Machine for Classes

    I want to buy a new sewing machine that is light enough to take to quilting classes. My current machine (a Bernina) weighs too much to haul around without giving myself a hernia. Does anyone have any suggestions on a good lightweight, reliable make/model that doesn't cost a small fortune?
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by dhultsch on Tue, Jul 24 2012
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