This week I struggled a bit to figure out what I should post about. Even with the holidays, we’ve managed to accomplish a lot around the house lately and it was hard for me to know where to start. So, I guess when in doubt, I’ll just go back to the beginning.
Shortly after Thanksgiving I finally got around to using my new sewing machine for the first time. If you remember from this post, I recently purchased a Brother XR1300. I was very intimidated by the quilting features. All of the types of stitches are illustrated on the machine, which kinda freaked me out.
However, once I sat down and reviewed the Quick Reference Guide, I was up and stitching in no time. This machine is a breeze to use. I just kept humming along while I made my new dining room curtains. Ta dah!
I especially appreciate the drop-in bobbin, which is a huge improvement over my old sewing machine. The stitches are nice and neat and I didn’t have to make any adjustments. I just did a test run first with a scrap piece of the same fabric and I was off to the races.
Now that I’m no longer intimidated by my new machine, I really wish I had more sewing projects lined up. Maybe I’ll make my old curtains into a table runner for the new dining table I have on order. Hmmmmm . . .
P.S. Did you notice anything different in the picture of my new curtains? There is a small view of our most recent dirty/dusty project.