6/09/2007

Punching Machine

In 24 hours my attitude towards embellishment machines went from, "uh? do those exist?", to "how utterly unnecessary I'll just do it by hand", to "omg I can't let the sun go down on my sewing studio without adding a punching machine to the inventory", and here is the addition, a HuskyStar ER10.

Hope I like this one. I drove for the second time up to where a Joann's and a Sewing Center were, fully intending to get the BabyLock I had tried out earlier in the day in the Sewing Center, but ended up getting the HuskyStar from the Viking folks inside Joann's, even though their model was no longer working (the receptacle where you plug in the power cord was loose and had evidently broken from its interior connection, so I'm going to be very careful when plugging in mine). The nice thing about the BabyLock is that it has a seven-needle array, while the other models that I know about have five. However, I liked the clear plastic safety guard on the HS.
Has anybody taken the Studio Makeover class on Quilt University?

11 comments:

Darlene said...

It's nice to "see" you! I'll be waiting to see what you do with this new "toy". Enjoy.

dot said...

I didn't even know they made such a machine. Enjoy.

Dawn said...

So we are all waiting.... do you like it??? Lets see what you did with it??? I"m curious.

Gail said...

Baaaaadd Karen, Baaaaad! LOL So, inquireing minds want to know, what have you made, what do you plan to do with it?? How do you like it???? Did LQ like your samples, can I see them when I go over next time?????

Carol E. said...

Ok, I know I'm behind the times... nothing new there. What is a punching machine??

Sweet P said...

I haven't taken the Studio Makeover Class at QU, but I did take another one of Myrna's classes. She's a good teacher.

When I made over my son's room into my studio I used the book "Creating Your Pefect Quilting Space" by Lois Hallock. The book shows makeovers for all budgets.

Vicky aka stichr said...

I too got a Studio How To book from the library when I was doing up my new space. {can't remember which book} Got some good ideas, and went with what I wanted too, so now I can look down on my machine, etc. I have blogged it all, I think my rolling ironing board has been the most commented on item, and I really like it!!!!

jovaliquilts said...

I haven't taken the Studio Makeover class at QU, but took 2 other classes from the same teacher and both times other students were raving about how good the makeover class was. She is a really good teacher and will help you in every way she can.
Cheri

Tazzie said...

Wow! I never knew such a machine even existed, you're going to have lots of fun playing with it!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Finn said...

Hi Karen, I'm not familiar with either machine, and they probably aren't something I would use with my limited vision....but it does sound like fun!! All the neat new toys for you young gals to enjoy...oh my!! Have a great day, Hugs, Finn

meggie said...

Wow, I too, am wanting to know about this machine. A whole new world out there! Hope you have fun with it, & I am sure you will enjoy it.