Tag: sewing machine

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You may already have seen a couple of blogs written by Carol Lightburn on a new shop featured on the UKQU website, Panico’s. I’m lucky enough for this shop to be my Local Quilt Shop which I visit on a regular basis. Imagine my delight then when Carl, having found out that I blogged for…

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March is upon us and the months are flying by, well to me it feels that way. This month’s block is slightly different. As it is reverse appliqué, this entails layers of fabric sewn together and sections cut out from the top layers. I hope you all had chance to purchase and find some good…

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Took delivery of a Juki HZL-DL5 today for a customer that wants to try it out, of course I had to see if it works correctly before she comes to play with it herself! Seriously though, if we get a new machine in, we always sew test it first just in case plus it gives…

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For those of you completely new to patchwork and quilting perhaps you might be interested in how to get started with the very basics. I am rather new myself so it’s all fresh to me and I’ve learned what it’s possible to do with simple tools. At the beginning you just don’t know if you…

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In part two of my four part series I have shown you the more unusual feet and these might be less familiar to a quilter, but more useful to a dressmaker .. like the specialist concealed zipper foot Adjustable screw on zip and piping foot. Adjustable concealed zipper foot. Overlocking foot. More on Part 3

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Have you ever wondered what all those feet that come along with your new sewing machine are used for.   My ‘day job’ when I am not browsing around this website, is a sewing machine engineer, and there are not many female engineers around either.      I have put together a four part guide to…

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So you’ve decided to get a new/used machine that you want to last the test of time, hopefully I can provide you with some tips on what to look out for and avoid any bad buys! Firstly, avoid the plastic chassis and plastic framed machines usually “pile em high, sell em cheap” ones often found…

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Hi! Here I am, a new blogger, I’m a time served female sewing machine engineer for the last 12 years and still learning, I hope to help anyone with any machine problems they may encounter no matter how trivial they seem. Obviously without seeing the machine in the flesh, it will only be a guide…