Monday, January 30, 2017
Bernina Q24 Longarm
Meet the new addition to my craft room/studio: a Bernina Q24 Longarm quilting machine. Technically, this is my mom's machine, but it has come to live at my house. She traded in her Handi Quilter Fusion and we decided that it might be better for her new longarm to be at my house instead of in her unfinished storage/furnace room.
After we decided to keep it at my house, I set up my room with a couple tables to see how I would like it with such a big item.
My Tiara moved closer to the door.
And my sewing cabinet moved closer to the quilt hanger/design wall area.
I am really enjoying the new layout in my room, especially because it means I can play with the longarm.
I loaded it up with some Kona White and Warm and White batting to give it a test drive. I will be sharing the finished quilt later this week.
There are a lot of really nice features on the Bernina longarm, but my favorite is the completely adjustable handles. I can move them very close to the quilt top so that it feels a lot more like when I am quilting on my sit down machine. It is pretty awesome.
My mom did get the compterized quilting to go with it, but we still have to learn how to use it.
Even though this takes up a lot of space in my room, I still plan on hosting my little quilting group. Most of the time we will sew at the kitchen table and use the island for a cutting table. It will be tighter than before, but there is still room for 1-2 people to sew in my room with me.