Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Feeling discouraged

Trying to FMQ is tough. Keeping my curves steady and keep from jerking the quilt around is tough. Please don't look too closely at the little jags where I had to pause (in the middle of a long curve) while I move my hands, or wrestle the quilt from getting stuffed up under the tiny machine arm.

And I think that's the problem! I have so little space under the arm, that I can't freely move a quilt enough to complete a pass or a motif or keep a curve smooth. When I attended HMQS last year, and played on a Sweet Sixteen and an APQS George, my stitches looked better and more uniform size, I didn't have jerks and jags as much....and I wasn't working with a stitch regulator!

So as much as I dearly love my little Bernina, I desperately want and need, at least, a sit-down longarm. But we just can't afford the payments right now.

I'm just going to go to bed now, I guess.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry. I totally understand and I know how fustrating that is. Do you have the space for a longarm, at 10 foot frame? If so you just might be able to get a basic starter machine like I did for a bargain price. There is no reason to spend thousands to get started and there are used for sale machines available all the time.