Showing posts from January, 2021

Saturday Live January 30th 2021

A friend sent me this great way to remember how many days in the month and since we're nearly at the end of January I thought it would be good to share it. Thirty days has September, April, June and November. Unless a leap year is its fate, February has twenty-eight but all the rest have three days more, excepting January,  which has six thousand one hundred and eighty four. Well that about sums it up for me! Our Saturday Live on Saturday 30th January we demo'd techniques that work for sitdown (domestic and longarm) machines as well as standup (moveable) machines. It was all about rulers, marking for rulers and some of the quilting frame accessories that we offer.  What are they? How do they work? Do you need them? We have a 20% discount on three of the rulers this week ( Until Friday 5th February 2021 12 noon) so it's a great time to see how cool the designs are and try them out for yourself at a bargain price. They are: 12" Jade Spinning Wave - £27.20 (normally £34

How do I choose which longarm machine is right for me?

How to choose a longarm quilting machine We are frequently asked lots of questions about choosing a longarm machine when potential customers visit our showroom. At the start of 2021, a customer emailed and asked such excellent questions that I immediately started writing this blog post in order to try and answer them so if you have similar questions we hope you find the answers here. Let's assume that you're a quilt maker. You may have been quilting for many years so feel quite experienced. It could be that you've started really recently - many of our longarm customers have.  Whatever your experience level, in reality you might love piecing more than the quilting. That's probably because the free arm space is not big enough for some of the bigger quilts that you're making. After a session quilting you find that your shoulders and neck ache. You may have a machine that is bigger than the traditional machines with a 9" or even an 11" throat space such as the