Sometimes you bet ordinary assignments and you do a good, journeyman’s job. Other times they are really fun such as one I got this week. I was hired to take photographs of quilts for a craft store website and found them to be extraordinary. Each one was unusual, a real work of art. I always thought quilts were a mishmash of patterns and colors made from squares of a uniform size to create one large expanse of sewn fabric. Quilts can be of any size from a baby’s crib to a king size bed. They are a wonderful alternative to a duvet or traditional bedspread. They add color and life to a room. Thus I was drawn to the website’s offerings in that clearly skilled artisans were involved. In regard to the one I liked best, I asked the quilter how they were made. She replied, a long arm quilting machine.
With stitch regulation, increased stitch speed, extended throat space, advanced control settings, and so much more, a long arm quilting machine is truly the most economical quilting machine on the market. I plied her for more details as follows: The 14+ inch throat lets you sew larger patterns and blocks. The larger throat space for a more convenient, less cluttered work area. The machine comes with comfort grip handles, and convenient quick-access buttons for easy control of sewing functions. Every part has been fine crafted and tuned, to give up to 1,800 stitches per minute, so you can blast through your quilts faster than ever. I was becoming more fascinated. Stitch regulation keeps your stitch length consistent, even as you speed up and slow down. The LED screen displays an easy to navigate menu, which includes four different sewing modes. Included is a motorized bobbin winder can wind a bobbin without running the machine, a large class M bobbin for longer quilting times without needing to change your bobbin, easy-access bobbin for simplified changing, dual-cone thread towers, and multiple accessory ports let you attach convenient sewing machine add-ons. You can illuminate your work area with the integrated LED work lights
This was one of the best sewing machines for quilting and was designed to be as user friendly as possible she said. All of the main controls and settings can be adjusted and controlled from the handles and seen on the full-color display on the front of the machine. There is no need to reach around the machine to adjust the hand-wheel, with a push of a button you can raise or lower the needle. By holding the button you can even set a “needle stop position” that will return the needle to that spot when you stop quilting.
The buttons on the handle bars allow you to adjust the speed of your stitching faster or slower. These same buttons control your stitch length when in stitch regulation mode. The regulation will adjust the speed for a consistent stitch after you set the stitches per inch. The stitch regulation knows when you speed up and slow down, and will adjust the speed of the stitch according to your movements for a clean and consistent stitch every time! The stitch regulation can handle the full power of the machine, stitching 1800 stitches per minute!