Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Problem with Machine

Hmmm ............ was only saying the other day how there's nothing wrong with my machine

I have noticed that there is there appears to be a groove worn in the casting at the bottom (left hand side - you might need to click on the pic to see it clearer) of the take up lever slot and metallic/rayon threads are wearing thus breaking on this groove.  There are a couple of other chips in the casting but I had put this down to perhaps broken needles flying off or something.

The dealership has said this morning that they have never seen this before and that a new casting would probably cost more than a new machine.  We (I don't drive) could take it in to them to have a look but it's a day out and a lot of petrol so before we do has anybody else come across this before or have any suggestions?  It's 9 year old Bernina 1008 and I bought it new.

Any help/advice/suggestions greatly appreciated


Monday, 17 May 2010

"kitty Boutique" Baby Changing Bag

I promised to make a baby changing bag for my husband's niece ................ it's nearly finished ..............  I hope she likes it.

I only had enough of two different fabrics with enough co-ordinating fabric without buying anything else ............. luckily she liked this one from the "Paris Cats" range by Bernertex.  The design was handy for quilting too.

I had planned to design something myself but family heath issues have kind of gotten in the way of creative thinking these last few weeks so I used a free online tutorial for the Hip Mama Diaper Bag which I found very easy to follow.  There are loads of pockets, inside and out ...........

The main fabric is all quilted whilst all the lining fabrics are iron-on interfaced and I substituted velcro for the main fastenings as I think it might be more practical than fiddling about doing up snaps for a busy mum.