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Tools

the Right Tools can make All the Difference


Basic Sewing Machine

the Janome HD3000

The Janome HD3000 is a machine I tested for an extended period in my home in 2013.  I wanted to be able to recommend an entry level sewing machine to someone new to our hobby or on a tighter budget.  Since the HD3000 is not computerized, it's built to last.  In 2014 one of my local friends bought the Janome HD3000 from Sew Vac Direct on my recommendation.  She's been sewing with it almost daily since then and is still pleased with her purchase. In fact, she thought it'd be a great model for my rental needs!


high-quality sewing machine

the Juki TL2010Q

The Juki TL2010Q is the sewing machine I've used almost every day since 2013. It is a powerful home sewing machine ideal for quilters, with an 8.5" harp space, knee lift, automatic needle down and pedal-activated thread cutters, to name a few fantastic features.  If you're ready for a sewing machine upgrade, I enthusiastically recommend the Juki!


Long Arm Quilting services

Emerson Quilting

Need help finishing those quilt tops?  Send yours out to be long-arm quilted by Emily Sessions at Emerson Quilting.  Every returned quilt is a little quilting miracle!  She does the hard work of basting and quilting, and you get to celebrate another completed project... and maybe, just maybe start something new!!!

Emerson Quilting quilted these for me:  Sparklers, Rail Fence and Cranberry Tart.


Quilting Supplies

via Amazon

I use these products regularly for quilt-making from start to finish.  In particular, I highly recommend 505 adhesive for spray basting and the hera marker for marking quilting lines quickly and accurately!  All products are linked to Amazon via affiliate links.  I earn a small commission on any sales.  Thank you!

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