Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Last Festival of Quilts post

Well like I said before, there was so much to see I hardly did any of the stalls but this was my bit of shopping.

Wonderful Aurifil thread - look at those colours.



I also have a play on a long arm quilter. Obvious I had no intention of buying it, but I wanted to see what it was like and I have to say it was a lot easier than I expected. Very easy to move. 
HQ 18 Avante
http://www.cottonpatch.co.uk/acatalog/Handi_Quilter_Longarm_Quilting.html

I also tried this one, look at the space for you quilt!
HandiQuilter Sweet Sixteen
http://www.cottonpatch.co.uk/acatalog/Sewing_Machines.html


I think though if I do buy any, and only after I get some work done on the house it will be this one in the 4 foot size. It will fit on my dining table where I sew anyway and can be dismantled. The greatest attraction with it, no basting....

http://www.machinequilter.co.uk/the-new-english-quilter/our-products/the-art-quilter

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Ooooh I'd so love a go on one of those!

Shay said...

Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to afford a long arm. It's on my dream wish list but Im not sure it will ever become a reality!

I hear that in the states you can rent time on a long arm - I wish we had that here!

Michelle said...

Awesome machines! How cool you got to try them out. :-)