One of the benefits of owning the Cottage is that I get to see a lot of sewing machines ... and I get to give my opinion to others when they're searching for their 'perfect' machine. This is one of those cases where it's tow-may-toe to one person and tow-mah-toe to another. What gets my heart beating faster isn't always the same for you. My first "bought by me with my own money" machine will always be my favorite! You can read about it here on another blog post. That Genie truly was a genie because it was easy to use ... and when I get it in my mind about perhaps buying something new, my thoughts always go back to the features I loved on this one!
Today in The Learning Center on The Quilting Gallery, Pat Sloan has asked several of us what we look for in the 'perfect' sewing machine. There are so many different ways of looking at this! I think the biggest thing is to review which ways you use a machine today ... then think about what things you might like to try in the near future. And always ... buy what you can afford! There's no reason at all to go into deep debt to keep up with the quilter sitting next to you in class.
Each of the Janome sewing machines I own has a different use ... some are at the store and one is in the workshop ... that thing sews like a rocket and I still don't know how to use a lot of the features! But you know the best thing about any sewing machine? It's the wonderful projects you can make!!