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Amy’s Picks

AmySmithHere are a few products that I LOVE!

Sewing today has never been more exciting, yet, it is also more  technical. For the person re-entering the sewing market with a sewing machine that is over 30 years old, the experience can be overwhelming. Computerization, new features, new stitches and new techniques might make you feel like you have entered the twilight zone! But the machines I am featuring will put you into the modern sewing world but will also offer you simplicity and a great sewing/embroidering experience!

THE Dream Machine-Brother XV8500

It takes a lot to get me excited these days. We live in a time when technology has (we thought) reached it’s limits (at least with embroidery machines) in terms of new innovation, “ah ha moments” and “wow factors”.   Then the Brother Dream Machine comes along just to remind me that you CAN teach an old dog a few new tricks!

This machine, simply put, is amazing. At last, we can digitize a design right on the screen, without aid of a computer, expensive software and endless hours of training.  The creative capabilities of this machine are, well, practically endless!

Whether I am resizing a design, using the needle camera for perfect placement or scanning a drawing to be automatically converted into an embroidery designs, this machine will definitely not disappoint!  Stop in for a demo today!

THE Dream Machine

Pfaff PASSPORT 2.0 With IDT dual feed

VSM13030022-2The Passport is the machine that all quilters have been waiting for. A lightweight, portable machine to take to classes, complete with built in IDT Dual Feed!  What a joy it is to sew on this machine. Full power but lightweight and compact, it is the perfect sewing companion for your classes or your RV!

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Build As You Go” Machine Quilting Book

A totally new way to quilt!

Build As You Go jpegNo bulky seam allowance in this new “Build As You Go” Quilting method which uses Heat Press Batting Together to join your seams!  No struggling with bulky layers, fabrics and batting.  Creat your blocks individually and then BUILD your quilt after your blocks are complete!

Book includes three fun patterns including: Stitching Shindig, Funky Split Rail and Obsessed With Stitches!

Easy instructions, lots of photos, we guarantee that you will fall in love with your decorative stitches once you have tried this revolutionary technique!