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Sharon Weaver, TX, US

I learned to sew when I was 10 and have been sewing for
over 40 years. I sew more quilts that garments. I have a
collection of sewing machines, mostly antique Singers
that only straight stitch. My first good machine was a
Bernina 1031 that I still use.
I have been a quilting teacher, taught my daughter and her
friends to sew.

craft interests: knitting, quilting, sewing

Member Since: 09/07/2009

recent comments

Re: Starter Machines and Beginning Sewers

The Hello Kitty machine is very cute, but I'm not sure that
it will sew as well as a full size machine. I learned to sew
with an old black Singer model 66 in junior high school. At home there was my Mom's Singer Golden Touch & Sew. Oh my I
hated that machine! It was loud and just a cranky machine.
I didn't love sewing until I bought a used Singer 717 school
machine, it sewed wonderfully. I traded the 717 for a new
Singer 6212 that was trouble from day one, after 2 years of frustration; I taught it to fly and the next day I bought a wonderful Bernina 1031 that was heavenly to sew with.
Nothing worse than using a machine that is problematic and oh
so frustrating to use.
I have been sewing for over 40 years and taught my daughter to sew with my Bernina 1031, she fell in love with it and has had 2 older Berninas of her own, she sews wonderful garments. She just turned 23.

Re: As a sewist, what are you most thankful for?

I'm most thankful for having more than one machine for different sewing jobs and a husband who understands my
need for "power tools". When I want to sew quietly, there
is my treadle machine, just a simple straight stitch;
what more do I need to piece quilt blocks?
For fancy sewing there is my Viking Sapphire 875 with all
the bells and whistles and its 10" of throat space for easy
machine quilting.
I make quilts and garments.

Re: Mystery Sewing Machine Foot

I think its some sort of binding foot