I have amazingly little to show for my weekend. I've just been nursing my leg back to health and that really means just watching TV and taking naps. I haven't sewn one stitch but hope to remedy that today.
I did start thinking about going to Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival this coming Friday and I've decided to use that visit to test some sewing machines. My Pfaff is really starting to act up and I'm pretty sure it's the computer. I know that it will cost as much to fix it as to replace it because my Mom went through this a couple of years ago with her Pfaff.
I decided to make some little kits for testing and have started thinking about what I'd want to test on a new machine. Here's what I have so far:
- stitching small pieces to see if they jam into the bobbin area
- stitching bias edges (HSTs) to see how they feed through the machine. Some machines really don't don't feed bias seams well.
- Stitching a stripe to see if the top and bottom layers feed equally.
- Stitching a flimsy fabric
- Zig Zagging over a raw edge
- Testing a couple of specialty threads; a shiny rayon and a heavier weight cotton
- Testing how it sews over a thick seam
Can you think of anything else that would be worth testing?
I've got tons of catching up to do today so I best get started. Go check out what everyone else is doing at Patchwork Times.