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Oh Moneytree…

Will you please come visit me?

So any quilter knows how much fun it is to shove a huge quilt through their normal sewing machine. You have to make sure you don’t quilt any wrinkles or folds into it … your free motion stitches stay smooth and equal in length … your quilting stays an even density even though you can only see about 5 square inches at a time … shall I continue? Probably not since I am probably sounding a wee bit whiney.

Does this look familiar to anyone?


Luckily, my handy dandy Machingers make this part of the process a little more pleasant, but it’s still tough and hard on the back and shoulders.


So the solution to this is to send every quilt to someone with a long arm machine or buy something bigger myself. Of course being the sewing machine lover that I am, I want my own. Not a super fancy computer driven one, just something simple that has a bigger machine and rollers so I don’t have to baste.

I hear angels singing.


Isn’t she beautiful? Rollers… a table that expands to 120″… it even has storage underneath!! What sew-er couldn’t use more storage? She is the Pfaff Grand Quilter with a Next Generation Quilt Frame. Absolutely beautiful. Problem is she costs a lot more than I currently have.


Will you please come visit me?

3 thoughts on “Oh Moneytree…”

  1. Carrie says:

    Hi! I’m thrid person back row from the left in the black sweater. I’m the one that was talking about the craft show in Johnston county. Thanks for posting the picture.

  2. Bonnie says:

    What a bunch of hotties!!

    I’m the fifth one in from the left in the back!

    Yay for super fun day! : )

    Hello Crafty

  3. Erin says:

    Sounds like ya’ll had a blast 🙂 Sorry that I didn’t get to meet ya’ll– we help inlaws raise turkeys & they came in super early this morning.

    Which Johnston County show?? If you’re referring to the one at West View Elementary on 11/17, I emailed them on Friday to see if there’s still openings b/c I’m thinking that it work out great for me 🙂


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