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Thursday, 19 April 2012

Look at this!

 Much excitement at my house! (OK. Not from the teenaged population.) Just imagine you are a quilt under my machine. Look at all that space! Yes! I got a table for my machine to sit into (look at all that flat space I have to quilt on now!) and it matches up perfectly to my old table (seen at the back of the photo with all my stuff on it) just to make quilting big quilts possible! Of course I haven't tested it out yet,(Mr 18 has only just finished building it and Mr 11 has only just finished recycling the box it came in.) but I'm optimistic that it is going to be the perfect quilting solution!

Quilt's eye view
quilting heaven
I am so glad I went to AQC last week because that is where this idea was born. And I'm so glad that I had been quilting the days before I went. I saw a Horn sewing cabinet display which had a similar set up and I thought it looked like a great idea. The saleswoman saw my lit up eyes and I think she saw a sale, but I didn't need a Horn solution because I never need to pack my sewing up. (I have two rooms, dining and lounge room, at my disposal here. My family are very good to me.) In the corner of the display I saw a small table with "my" sewing machine in it and inquired about it. When I got home I chatted to my Bradley about the table and then forgot about it. He didn't though and popped into our local sewing centre and ordered me a table. I thought the one at the show was a great price, but he got an even better price and today he picked it up. So, quilting heaven is here. So glad because I am itching to quilt the humongous Kate Spain "Good Fortune" flimsy I pieced in January. Sorry, just about done showing off now. Must go catch the post!!! (Shhhh! It's a secret!)

9 comments:

Pip said...

That's the same table I have got, it makes a big difference having a large quilt supported on the other side of the machine, it doesn't pull as much.

I think I was looking at the same Horn sewing cabinet as well, I took a brochure and plan to leave it lying around closer to my birthday (I can hope can't I)

Dolores said...

Wow, that's awesome. You're so lucky to have the space and your Bradley is a good son. Anymore details on the table, make etc?

Sarah said...

Oh MYYyyyy what a MAN you hubby is!

Does he do hubby lessons?

Shontelle said...

Hi Kris,

The Sweet Sixteen was good - you'd eat it up. Are you coming to Adelaide for the Machine Quilting Festival in Sept? There are heaps of classes for machine quilting on a domestic machine and also classes using the Sweet Sixteen. There will also be booths set up in the vendor mall with the machines to try out if you don't end up doing a class. It's going to be awesome. I know I am sounding like a zealot here but I don't care - here comes the url for you to check out www.amqfestival.com.au The classes you should look in to are Cindy Needham, Helen Godden and Ricky Tims. Enthusiatic rant over.

By the by - how good is Bradley trotting off to secretly buy you a table!

See you in September ;-)

Lorraine said...

Can you email me the details of the table Kris......of course if I get one I will have to go and get it myself...Rose just doesn't take hints like your Bradley!!

FloS said...

What a fabulous space !!
Florence

Shay said...

Your Bradley is a keeper.

That set up of yours is making me want to rush out and buy the same thing. Im sure it would make me a better quilter !

Lucky Duck...

Lotti said...

AWESOME !! That's all I want to say.

Jantine said...

This is sooo exciting, your Bradley is really one to keep ;-), as I gather you knew already for a long time LOL...