1. I am sewing on a 16 year-old Kenmore from Sears. It's a regular sewing machine that does not have special features for quilters. It's been a good machine and has held up well. But now it is having tension problems which is causing me to have tension problems.
Here's a picture of the dear old girl. I hope she holds up if I don't win!
2. I cannot really afford to buy a new machine right now and have to save up. I don't know if my machine will last until I have enough saved up.
3. In checking out the Baby Lock Melody machine online I have learned that it has several features that I would enjoy as a quilter. Such as 189 built-in stitch patterns. I am sure one of those stitches would be a blanket stitch and I would love to have that for applique. It also has a hands free presser foot lift and several push button controls that would really speed up my process.
I hope I win! :) Wish me luck! Here's a picture of a beautiful sunset near my home that I took last week to brighten up this post.