Handiquilter notions and nick-nacks

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I’ve had the Handiquilter Sweet 16 for almost a year now, and it’s been such a fun and interesting journey. This year, I’ve delved into the use of templates and rulers which has opened up a whole new world for me. We get such brilliant support in Perth for the S16, all thanks to Michelle at Handcrafter’s House, but I know a … Read More

Nina the Bernina

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I haven’t posted properly about my new machine yet. Nina is a Bernina 820. Big price tag, big machine. But you only live once, right?  Danny gets my undying gratitude for naming my new sewing machine. Bernie was obvious, but the Bernette was affectionately referred to as Bernie, so I was puzzling. Danny probably won’t even remember saying it, but … Read More

Bernette Vs Singer Round 2

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Well my Singer Quantum L500 is back from Sydney. Or rather, a new machine is back. They replaced it. Hurrah – there’s hope, right?The loan machine had the same issues as the original, so I was a tad doubtful. We also needed to eliminate user error. My basting and technique (quilt from centre out) was questioned. I will doubt myself … Read More