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From: New2Quilting
Date: 10-04-2004, 01:11 PM (1 of 3)
As some of you may know, I am just learning to quilt. I have done a few baby quilts and one Irish Chain. BUT I dont know how to do the quilting part so I have tied them. I am looking into purchasing a sewing machine that can quilt too. I dont need anything TOO fancy or complicated yet, just something that I can learn on and make some Christmas gifts and such...

Can anyone give me advice as to which machines are better or worse and fairly inexpensive?? I would SURE appreciate it!!


User: New2Quilting
Member since: 09-30-2004
Total posts: 3
From: Magot
Date: 10-04-2004, 04:01 PM (2 of 3)
I bought a Janome quilters companion last yearand am very pleased with it. It was reasonably priced and came with really useful feet. Everyone has their own favourite, you need to decide how much you can afford, are you going to quilt/garment sew or embroider and then go and try some out. I tried them out and then bought online at a cheaper price.
love and kisses, Jan
Cells a Speciality
DNA to order.
User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
From: Basildon
Date: 10-09-2004, 10:43 PM (3 of 3)
I just bought a Janome GEM Gold - It only weighs 11 lbs (or 5 kilos) so it is really great for taking to class - it comes with lots of quilter friendly attachments.

It wasn't too expensive and if you go to a quilt show or one of the many festivals - you could get a really good deal.

Happy Quilting! :smile:
User: Basildon
Member since: 09-23-2004
Total posts: 5
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