Did you know that Robert Kaufman has been making Kona Cotton Solids for 30 years?! Readers of my blog obviously know how much I love Kona, and I was excited to make a quilt for the Look Book Robert Kaufman put together to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
Because I get so many questions about my machine, I thought I would use Sew, Mama, Sew's sewing machine review meme from a few years ago to post a little more information about it. This review is unsolicited by anyone. I just really like this machine, get a lot of questions about it, and feel like sharing.
I use a Janome 1600p for piecing and quilting but, since it's a straight stitch machine, I can't use it for things like machine applique, zigzag stitching, buttonholes, and other non-quilting projects. That means that I need to keep a secondary/backup machine on hand.
A couple of months ago, Janome sent me a sample of their newest model, the Skyline, which I've been using as a backup machine. As part of this arrangement, Janome has asked me to write a review of the Skyline, which appears below.
I've been working hard on several projects that I can't show you yet, which means that I haven't had anything very exciting to put up on my blog. But, since it's October now, I thought I would link to a couple of past projects and tutorials that are perfect for Halloween sewing.