Quilter’s Question: Help Me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re My Only Hope!

Happy May The 4th Day!! Or better known as Star Wars Day!

I am a self-proclaimed Star Wars geek and get a kick out of May 4th. Something about it is so entirely geeky and cool that I am proud to show my true colors as a Star Wars Fangirl.

Now I was little when Star Wars originally came out. Hell, I don’t remember it coming out I was so little. But my dad loved it and taught me the ways of a Jedi from a young age.

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I was even present at a screening of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in 1983 but again, I was too little to remember. But the story goes that while I was too little to remember it happening, I was old enough to remember and repeat verbatim lines from the movie.

For many years I wanted very badly to be Luke Skywalker until I became old enough to understand that I was a girl and the character was a boy. Then I quickly change my tune from wanting to be him to wanting to be with him.

Princess Leia was pretty cool, too (for a girl).

But that’s not why I’m here. I’m here to ask for some help from my fellow quilters. I’m currently in the market for a new sewing machine.

Kenmore-Sears 6 stitch.

Wow, I just heard the very distinct sound of eyes rolling along with a small whoop of joy. It’s such a mixed bag of nuts this question about quilting by machine versus quilting by hand (and I know it) but I’m really interested in hearing the opinions of free-motion quilters and the machines they use.

So far my research has introduced me to Berninas, Janomes, Singers, Vikings, and loads of other machines. And damn it’s tough to read through. There is just so much to take into consideration. And I’ve been reading for at least a month now, devoting a little time here or there to this machine research.

The moment I think I’ve found one I’m ready to buy, I read another review of another machine and then I’m back to square one. One moment I think I have it then I get this distinct feeling that this isn’t the machine I’m looking for…

So, my fellow Jedi Quilting Masters, if you use a machine with a free motion quilting option, what machine are you using? Do you love it? Hate it? And, if you could without any strings attached get any machine, what would be your dream machine?

May The Force Keep You In Stitches!

(Ok, I'm done, I'm done. No more cheesy, geekiness from me)

5 thoughts on “Quilter’s Question: Help Me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re My Only Hope!

  1. I know it is a little ridiculous and over the top, but my dream machine is a Bernina 830. I know it comes with quilting RETREATS and it threads it’s own needle. Threading needles makes me need vacations, so it has two solutions for me right there. :). Downside: costing thousands of dollars (ie. In my dreams).

    • Right?! Some of the ones I was scoping out would cost me my next child so I’ve hastily turned away so I don’t get any grand ideas.

  2. I love, love, love my Pfaff Quilter’s Expression 4.0 with the 9 3/4″ neck space, thread cutter, two lights! (one at needle and one under the neck), auto needle up & down, hands free sewing….you can just tap the foot pedal and it will put presser foot down and then needle & sew!! And of course it has the Pfaff built-in walking foot (they call it IDT-intigrated dual feed technology) and the sensormatic free motion sewing. and lots, lots more!

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