Monday, March 05, 2012

The winner is...

Well, we did the draw for my giveaway tonight. I wrote all the names on pieces of paper put them in a container and my husband drew out Joy V's name - congratulations Joy. The fabric below was printed with the thermofax screen design which is part of the prize package.


Thank you to everyone who commented - I do enjoy reading them and being part of the community of textile bloggers.

I've nearly finished my 4 12 x12 different country quilts. I'll post pics before I send them off.

Tomorrow I'm going to test drive a Juki Exceed HZL-500. I've been looking at buying a new sewing machine for a while - had decided to buy a Pfaff Quilt Expression 4 but when I tried it on the type of sewing I need it to do (free motion stitching on lumpy, thick, uneven surfaces) I wasn't convinced.
My dealer suggested I try the Brother QC-2000 which I was very impressed with but was a little concerned it wouldn't be strong enough so I continued looking. I've heard great reports of both machines so it may be difficult to decide.

6 comments:

Kit Lang said...

Beautiful fabric - congrats to the lucky winner!

Gill said...

Fabulous fabric!
Thanks for a great giveaway and congratulations to Joy!

Judy said...

Hi Linda, when I was doing a free motion stitching course at a local Adult Education centre, the teacher always recommended Bernina machines as able to stand up to"rough"use(with the students), the best.They are a very robust machine, able to cope with free motion stitching.

Joy V said...

Thank you Linda - that is one beautiful piece of fabric. BTW I have a Pfaff 2058 - it doesn't have the extra space, but I love it. I friend of mine in the US has Juki and she does some beautiful work on it. It is going to be a tough decision. I think you also have to take into account where you purchase and if they have a good reliable technician for servicing.

Judy Ferguson said...

I have a low end Phaff. I use it for piecing and bindings and anything that needs the built it walking foot. I love that machine. I also have a Janome with needle down and speed control. I use it for a lot of lighter, free motion work. These two make one good sewing experience.

Emma said...

He he, I thought you meant a car! ;)

Good luck choosing, lucky Joy!