Thursday, July 21, 2016


We all have heard or even played musical chairs before....

Well...I am playing musical sewing machines.

Here is my Pfaff....I loved this machine but it causes me grief.  Terrible straight stitch...


I can blanket stitch and free motion quilt without too much worry.

Then here is my embroidery machine.  It does do the blanket stitch but is too much hassel to do so.  Those who know me know that take my blanket stitch away and I would go crazy.

This machine does a wonderful straight stitch and I just learned today how to free motion quilt on it.
                                                  We are getting closer.

 I borrowed this Pfaff from my mother and it only likes cotton threads, top and bottom.  Then to my dismay it does not do a blanket stitch.  So there it sits.

Why don't I take my machine to the shop?

I want to

but I have things to do...things to get done.  So for right now I go between the two machines
and sometimes pull my hair out.

I found this panel and decided to quilt it up.

Oh my stinking gosh....if I could just keep the threads from breaking on both machines.

I am nearly bald.....(smiling)

Then I made this baby changing pad.  It has a fleece backing.

I attached an elastic band on the side to wrap around the pad when it is folded in half and rolled up.
If I were to make another one, I think I will encase the elastic with fabric..


Gene Black said...

I know exactly what you mean. I really like my Babylock machine....but you just can't do free motion quilting on it. So it sits idle a lot.

Barbara said...

Gosh Barb, your hair-pulling machines have not kept you down! I love that changing pad, anything with fleece backing is perfect for little ones. My grand-kids call them "cozy-wozies"!

Needled Mom said...

I hear you. There is never time to get the machine in with all there is to accomplish. I love the gray and yellow!

Annie said...

I hope my ole Bernina stays with me to the end. Whatever I ask of it, it does happily. Your quilt is adorable. Such a cute design.

Snoodles said...

So familiar! I jump back and forth between machines! Love your changing pad, the elastic is a great idea!

West Michigan Quilter said...

I know what you men. My Pfaff likes only certain threads. Once i understood that i have no problrm. Love your quilt.

Tangos Treasures said...

Hahaha me too!! I can't machine quilt on my Pfaff but can on the Viking?? I have 5 machines set up, lol
Love the changing mat!!