Whether it is a new haircut, new school or a new machine, change is always a little scary. It was time for a change in my studio and I’m absolutely thrilled. As some of you know, I have sold my A1 to a wonderful couple in Delaware who assure me she will have a great home. It was bittersweet as I have been quilting on her for 10 years. That is a LONG time. We produced many beautiful quilts together…. these are just a few.
But it was time. Many of you have asked over the last several months what machine I was going to get. I looked at them all…. Innova, BERNINA, etc…. I have settled on
There are many reason why I chose this machine and it would take me forever to go into all of them but to touch on a few….. I have used HandiQuilters in my hands-on classrooms for a while now and have never had any issues (this is huge when there are so many people using the machines. The Fusion is the midsize machine and I love the added bit of throat space I get vs my A1. It is a little bit heavier but not by much. The people that work for HandiQuilter are top notch. I haven’t met one person who I haven’t throughly enjoyed.
As with any new machine, there is a bit of learning curve. Since it is a little heavier I find that my feathers either don’t close or I over shoot. This will work itself out as I use the machine more. I tell you this so you don’t think that there isn’t a getting to know you period. I also have the ProStitcher which as of yet I have not used… I’ll have to wait till after my Canada trip. I am looking forward to exploring this new tool. I am not a computer newbie as I had the IQ so hopefully I’ll pick it up quickly.
Here is some of my work on the Fusion…..
I’ll post more pictures as I go.
I am excited to be a part of the HandiQuilter family as an ambassador!
Quilt on, My Friends!