The simple quicky quilt is close to being finished. My daughter put her name on this one while she was here this weekend. As soon as I can whip together a new quilt for my Spiderman loving grandson, both will be shipped to their new home.
This quilt could have been finished yesterday but....
And its a big BUTT, that's putting it nicely. I was just stitching along and my sewing machine made the most horrible noises and locked up. Of course it locked up with the needle down in the quilt. This machine is only 3 or 4 years old, there's absolutely no reason why should behave this way. I don't take my machines in for the yearly checkup. With the older machines it wasn't necessary. And it should still be that way unless the computer parts on the machine fails. In my failed attempt to fix her I found that about half of her gears are plastic. For almost $900 I got plastic! NEVER AGAIN will I purchase a new machine. They are good for the fancy stitches and that's about it. And really how often do we use them? The auto cutter hasn't worked right for about 2 years, and I've had to program my own tiny blanket stitch because the MAN who designed the blanket stitch on this machine decided I didn't need to make a tiny stitch. Obviously he's never heard of invisible machine applique.
It costs $100 for the yearly inspection, cleaning and setting the timing. Additional charges for any broken plastic and labor. Now should get her fixed and sell her then buy a good old fashion simple low maintenance machine or should I keep the high maintenance pain in the rear?
Why did I give my good girl away(below). She never gave me trouble. It was one of the machines from my high school. When the school bought new machines they were going to toss these in the trash. So a friend took one thinking she would use it, a year later she gave it to me. Oh well, live and learn. For now I'm sewing on the other money pit you see in the background.
~ Lea Anne ~Pin It