introducing my sewing, my quilting, my crafting BFF…Melody! she’s an amazing partner!
i’ve owned 5 sewing machines in my lifetime and this is the most i’ve spent…the sky’s the limit when it comes to the cost of sewing machines… unfortunately my budget doesn’t reach the sky..
when looking for a sewing machine, it’s a good idea to give yourself a target price range, mine was around $1000-ish.. you’ll also want to make a list of your must have features..
my must haves included:
- automatic thread cutter
- speed control
- automatic needle threader
- drop in bobbin [i love the idea of seeing just how much thread i have left]
- a decent amount of stitches
- the ability to plow through layers of fabric, duck cloth, canvas, and denim
- extension table
- walking foot
- free motion quilting foot
Melody gives me all those features and much more, she hums along happily, stitches beautifully, i couldn’t be happier… [ok let's be realistic, even when you're perfectly happy with your sewing machine, you always look at the newer, bigger, better, faster, models available.. haha]
Melody and i will be best friends forever… or until i hit the lotto [okay not really because i don't even play the lotto]..