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Not suitable for human consumption.

So I have this machine, but the first “how to use it” class isn’t for about 2 weeks… fuck it. Let’s light this candle.

shiny new Janome HD1000 that I don't know how to use
shiny new Janome HD1000 that I don’t know how to use

I have to give Janome credit – the manual for my machine is very good.  I read it cover to cover and busted the machine out.  The wife and I had done some fabric flowers for our wedding reception center pieces a few years ago so we had a bunch of miscellaneous fabric left over…

Quilts 2014-1542
about half done with the piecing. so far so good

I got to cutting and sewing and having a grand old time teaching myself to use my machine.  I had problems with inappropriate fabric, and I wasn’t about to go buy any new fabric yet, but I kept at it.  I ended up with a not-too-bad “quilt”.  I hadn’t used any batting for thickness, but I had done some nodes and straight line quilting and the thing was a very successful experiment.  I did have to bribe the dog into using it…

the dog would only lay on the quilt for a treat. traitor.
the dog would only lay on the quilt for a treat. traitor.