• Reviews,  Sewing

    My (Growing) Sewing Machine Collection

    I might have a problem.  Every time I go to a thrift shop, I scour the aisles for vintage sewing machines and accessories.  I’ve definitely got the bug.  I justify it because I use each machine for different purposes.  My husband seems to support my nonsense luckily, and even helps me fix and maintain them.  It’s really fun to play around with vintage sewing machines and I appreciate their vintage style. My foray into vintage machines started when my modern machine started giving me a bit of trouble.  I decided to start hunting for a machine that had a larger throat area for quilting purposes. So far my collection contains five…

  • Reviews,  Sewing

    Singer 66 Sewing Machine Reveal

    I’m the proud owner of a new-to-me Singer Model 66 sewing machine! I’ve been dreaming of a machine that had a larger bed on it because my Kenmore only has 6 inches of room under the arm from the needle to the base of the arm. It gets rather crowded when you are quilting a larger project. As much as I’d love a mid-arm machine (or if I’m dreaming big, a long-arm, haha), my budget doesn’t even accommodate a low-end model. Enter Kijiji, which I’ve been stalking for a while hoping a quilting machine would just happen to pop up at a miraculous price after reading through all the quilting machine…