Brother Scan Cut Machine

brother scanncut cm100dm home hobby cutting machine built in scanner

Brother Scan Cut Machine

We know how expensive it is to keep buying different dies and different size quilting rulers to get the shape we want for our projects. Well, how about a product that scans AND cuts, like the Brother Scan Cut Machine?!

A world’s first, you don’t need any cartridges dies or computer software. You can scan a photo, sketch or an image and the Brother Scan Cut will whatever shape you want.

I’m excited about this, it will make personalized items SO much easier and will also be good for using those small scraps of lovely fabric you can’t bear to throw away!

Brother now make a few different models of the Scan Cutter, today I’m taking a look at the CM100DM model. It’s on special offer so a good time to buy!

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Singer Futura xl 400 Computerized Sewing Embroidery Machine

Singer Futura xl 400 Computerized Sewing Embroidery Machine

Singer Futura xl 400 Computerized Sewing Embroidery MachineProduct – Singer Futura xl 400 Computerized Sewing Embroidery Machine 

Price – Special Package only $1,799.00 – I want it all special!

Website – Sewing Machines Plus

 

Singer Futura xl 400 Computerized Sewing Embroidery Machine

The Singer Futura xl 400 Computerized Sewing Embroidery Machine is part of special package from Sewing machines Plus is packed with goodies. All the Singer XL -400 software is included, 80 spools of thread, Wilcom resizing and conversion software, Stabilizer kit, Kay Brooks instructional video and a Florian thread converter.

All sounds good? Let’s have a look at the Singer XL – 400 Functions and Features first, then we’ll move onto all the extras goodies and see if this bundle is worth purchasing.

 

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Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000 Embroidery Sewing Machine

Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000 Embroidery Sewing Machine

Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000 Embroidery Sewing Machine

Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000 Embroidery Sewing MachineMost quilters like to embellish with embroidery at some point. An embroidery sewing machine that is also suitable for quilting is ideal for this and Janome have produced a model they claim is perfect for this, the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000 Embroidery Sewing Machine

“Whether you quilt, embroider, sew home decor and garments, or do a combination of everything, this machine makes it all more enjoyable.”

With the advanced PC connection with horizon link you can view and edit your embroidery patterns via a computer interface. Let’s have a look and see what else the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000 has to offer.

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What Is A Good Iron For Quilting

what is a good iron for quilting

What is a Good Iron For Quilting

I’ve had many many irons over the years all promising the sun, moon and earth. Well not quite, but at the very least they should be non-drip (don’t you just hate those rusty water marks) and have a smooth glide sole plate. There’s also the issue of ergonomics, aching shoulders and wrists, we want to avoid this! So, for us quilters/sewers what is a good iron for quilting?

Olisomake irons specifically for quilting and today I’m taking a look at one of their models.

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HQ Sweet Sixteen Quilting Machine

HQ Sweet Sixteen Quilting Machine

HQ Sweet Sixteen Quilting MachineProduct – HQ Sweet Sixteen Quilting Machine

Price: $6,495.00 with special bonus package! (List Price: $8,532.00)

Website – Sewing Machines Plus

 

 

Laurel Barrus, the founder of the Handi Quilter company designs machines with the ethos: “Designed by a Quilter, for Quilters”®.

With the HQ Sweet Sixteen Quilting Machine the company have come up with a long arm sit down quilting machine, an ideal solution if you don’t have the space for the larger “stand up” models. Called the Sweet Sixteen because of the 16″ throat space this model from HQ will let you quilt king size quilts with the added advantage of the addition of the TruStitch regulator. Working differently from the “stand up” long arm quilting machine the smooth surface of the included table lets your project glide under the needle.

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Sizzix Machines Big Shot Starter Kit

Sizzix Machines Big Shot Starter Kit

Sizzix Machines Big Shot Starter Kit

 

 

 

Sizzix Machines Big Shot Starter Kit

Described as “The Ultimate Crafters tool” The Sizzix Machines Big Shot Starter Kit is a cutting and embossing machine. You can use it for cutting your quilt pieces and there are a range of die shapes to choose from as optional extras. It also cuts paper and creates embossing effects. it works with most of the Sizzix products with the exception of Bigz Plus and Bigz Pro dies. My primary interest is in the fabric cutting capabilities of the Sizzix but it can also be used for home decor, scrap-booking,  and card making .

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