Event #1: Magazine CullingI'm making my way through the opening Event of my Olympics Organizathon and now I'm down to the heavy hitters - my favorite magazines like Quiltmaker, Quick Quilts and Quilts and More. And guess what? After lots of encouragement from those of you who rip without hesitation I took a few deep breaths and joined you!
In the semifinal round of Magazine Culling I will be looking through the rest of the magazines with a different purpose - to identify Projects I Want To Make NOW. Either they fit into my Sewing for the Seasons theme or I just plain love them! These will factor into an upcoming event - Quilt Kit Making.
The MedalsI believe in rewards and they motivate me to get things done. And, more importantly, the best rewards are reinforcing because they are a constant reminder of the accomplishment. So after careful consideration I've decided on my Gold Medal... a new sewing table for Mr. Juki.
This is my current sewing setup (with clean tables because I'm going to be doing some quilting this afternoon). Both of my Juki machines are set back to back and I really like having them in this arrangement. I can see my design wall, look out the window and the light is great to sew by. It's easy to wheel my chair back and forth. I bring the folding table in to help support the quilt top and it's a quick trip down the hall to grab it from our utility room.
My original plan was to buy components at IKEA and go the DIY route with help from my handyman friend. But after a lot of reading online I have come to the conclusion that Mr. Juki needs a sturdy table. He is a semi-industrial machine after all and I worry about vibration when sewing all out at 1500 stitches per minute.
After a lot more reading, research and thinking I've decided on a Sew Perfect Table like this for my Gold Medal. It's height adjustable, industrial strength and the size I am looking for. And, I do have to admit it that I got a lot more excited about it when I came across THIS post by blogger Sarah Ann Smith... I'm thinking aqua would look pretty spiffy!
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