Thursday, 10 July 2008

To iron or not to iron?

What do you think I should be doing now (except writing this), ironing these, the new backing for the challenge quilt is on top,





or playing with this, my new Husqvarna Sapphire 870 Quilt I bought yesterday when I just went to have a haircut and to look at some sewing machines:




Look at the length of the arm! Look at all the stitches:



I haven't even plugged it in yet. It came with an instruction CD and an exercise book where I can collect all my samples when I practise. I just keep smiling all the time, like when in love! Now I must take time to learn the basics so I can machine quilt the challenge quilt easily. To show you some progress in that field I have a photo of the borders. They look like this, all the way around:





I ended up leaving three rows out. Maybe I use them for a cushion, sometime in the future. Now I think I will plug in the iron - or new sewing machine.

15 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new "baby" Ulla! What a beauty! I hope you have many happy hours together. Well done for getting the edging sewn to your top.

    Best wishes,
    Melanie

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  2. Congratulations, Ulla! Husqvarna is a great sewing machine, I wish you a lot of beautiful work with it! What will be your next buy you get a new hair cut? LOL!!!

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  3. Wow you must very happy, a new sewingmachine....
    There is 4 years since I bought mine it was a great expirience!
    Yes you got a lovely gift from Suzie too, she was / is ever so kind.
    Take care!

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  4. Ooooh look at all those stitches....I'm so jealous!

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  5. I'm going for a haircut tomorrow — and I could do with a long-arm sewing machine too!

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  6. I vote to play with the new machine! You can iron that stuff tomorrow.

    I am so happy for you!!!

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  7. You were right, I have been going through the "exercise book" and sewing little samples for over 2 hours now!
    Next time I get a haircut I will probably buy some bobbins, because my Pfaff uses a different one, of course.

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  8. Wow!! Congratulations Ulla - do hope you will be friends.....

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  9. Definitely dont plug the iron in!! Sewing machine is the way to go, it looks gorgeous, I would be in love too!

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  10. You will have so much fun with that new machine! Enjoy! --Nedra

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  11. I too have a Husqvarna and love sewing on it. It is a dream machine! I would love to join the quilt challenge and see what I can come up with. It might be out of a old dress or wahtever. Please add me to your list and here is my email. aunties.advice@yahoo.com and add the Logo to my side bar.
    Looking forward to some fun!
    Beth
    Don't iron just sew:)

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  12. I forgot to tell you that I love your thumbel quilt. Is it difficult to put together??

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  13. few years ago i bought a used (because they are expensive) Husqvarna because i fell in love with the needle up down foot up down fix knot scissor features. i forget that my old Husqvarna (purchased 1980 & a spiffy model for the times) did not have these things. i only iron quilt seams & the facings on my favorite linen shirt. which is so old i am thinking of turning it into a summer stash challenge. perhaps next summer?

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  14. Heips, suosittelen tuon uuden koneen haltuunottoa, pyykkiä ehtii aina silittää ;) On jännä, mitä polkuja pitkin toistemme blogeihin päädymme, kuten nyt vaikka nuo Amanda Jean sivut.

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  15. Nothing is better than getting a new piece of sewing equipment to make life easier! :)

    LOVE the quilt!!!! It has such a wonderful kind of a Scottish look to it with all of those yummy plaids! Great job!!!

    :) Becky

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