It’s a question that packs a punch: how many sewing machines do you have? Each sewing machine we accumulate throughout our lives has a story, especially our first one. It symbolizes our humble sewing beginnings and our roots in quilting. Our first sewing machine is accompanied by memories and, often times, is a family heirloom that has been passed down from one generation to the next.
I didn’t inherit my first sewing machine, but rather, my first sewing machine was a gift from my dad. He’s my biggest crafting supporter – he knows what makes me happy! I’ll pass the sewing machine down to my daughter when she’s ready to start learning and, perhaps, this will be the start of our family quilting legacy.
A sewing machine isn’t going to make quilts by itself. We need things like notions, fabric and thread. We all know that this can get expensive. Nobody has ever claimed that quilting is cheap. We can all use a few quilting perks from time to time.
Guess what? The perks have arrived! Tell Fons & Porter how many sewing machines you own and you could win free Madeira thread and Free Spirit fabric. That would be pretty great, wouldn’t it? Just go to the Fons & Porter Contest Page and enter the Easy Quilts Fall 2015 Contest before 9/30/15 for your chance to win.
Let’s treat ourselves to the free things in this quilter’s life, why don’t we? And, make sure to tell me how many sewing machines you have! Inquiring quilters want to know.