Saturday, September 11, 2010

Extras & OOP Shop Open and the Last Day of School




So I don't think I ever told you what I did on the LAST day of school last spring... I went and looked at this:




And then I've also been reading up on this:




And my husband then has to build this for one of the above.




And this all takes money of course which sadly does not grow on trees and also more space than I have in my sewing room/guest room (somehow I have to get those 2 Elfa drawer units in my closet!).  Accordingly, I have opened up an Etsy shop to sell some of my OOP fabrics that I have been hoarding far too long and in far too great of quantities as well as other fabrics that are just not to my taste any longer. 

Probably the most coveted find in the shop, are several fat quarter sets of Erin Michael's Lush collection including the paint by number deer print.  Also for sale are some of the multi-color pez by Sandy Klopp, a Full Moon Forest print by Tula Pink, Girlfriends by Jennifer Paganelli and the very hard to find Bohemian by Anna Maria Horner...lots of good stuff. (And of course, there are other not nearly so exciting things, too).   I'll be adding to this periodically as I sort through the excess of TMS (too much stuff!).

I just need to comment that pricing was difficult... while the prices I have listed are not nearly as high as the ridiculous $45/yard or $15/fq (or $45/fq of FMF) I saw for some things of Etsy, they aren't cheap either - so they are not for the casual purchase but rather I hope you find your dream fabric for your fire quilt.

PS: I would love feedback from any of you that have either of  these machines?!   While I probably won't purchase anything until spring, I'm definately a research way ahead kinda girl...

6 comments:

Wandering Minstrel said...





Oh, excellent ideas, all!

My father made me a sewing/quilting cabinet from that very pattern, although he modified it some--he added width to the panels on the back, and made the cabinet taller so there's less bending down (after he consulted with my quilting aunt, hee), and it's on heavy-duty casters so it's easy to move when I unlock them.

One modification that he didn't do, but he would if he were making it again, is that the space for your knees is square on the machine, but not the needle, so he wished he would have extended the knee hole somehow. As it is, to sit square in front of the needle of my machine, I have to have one knee inside and using the controls, and the other knee outside near the drawers--it's fairly comfortable, but I'm also not someone who can be at my machine all day, so I'm finding it workable.

Wow, this became an enormous comment! But I thought I'd share, as my cabinet is beautiful (Dad made it out of cherry, and it's gorgeous, and I love the hydraulic lift) but there are things you don't think of until you have the finished product...

kimland said...





I too am curious about these machines. I assume you got a chance to test drive them? Which do you like if cost were not a factor?

O'Quilts said...





I have sewed on my old Bernina 1230 for years and never thought I would love another machine...but then love happened! I bought the Janome 6600 last year and never looked back. (It comes with it own table!) I so totally love this machine that poor Bernina is crying in her case for workshops only. The only reason to look at the Horizon is for the extra space(the 6600 has some of that, which makes a huge difference). The Horizon does not have the separate bobbin winder on top which the 6600 has...try them all out. I can just tell you now that this family is a Janome family now!! Good luck.

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...





Just took a look at your shop and you do have some GREAT fabric listed there! Like I need any more! :)

Terri Stegmiller said...





I LOVE my QE440. I upgraded to it from an older Bernina, and was fearful because I had read where others had upgraded and were sorry they had. I think the reason why I love it is because it has so many more features than my older one did and they are so handy for the work I do. I didn't test drive any other brands because I was a Bernina convert already. Good luck on your research and purchase.

Stina said...





Will be fun to see what you think of those two.. have the same thoughts here.. which one... hmm.. will take testdrives beginning of October..:O)) Good luck deciding..:o)