Trading Up?…

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As I sewed the borders on the 2011 Butterfly quilt last night, my mind began to consider….

I had just finished the Jacob’s Ladder quilt and had pinned the label on the back to be sewn down.  I set it aside and began sewing the borders on the butterfly quilt.  

I thought to myself… “now I need a machine that could do a little bit of embroidery… that way I can stitch out my labels instead of writing them out with permanent marker…”

This of course is added to the wish list I have with a long arm quilting machine on it.    But seriously… got to thinking about it… I think I’ll search for a sewing machine that I can use for sewing and just a little bit of embroidery. 

The long arm quilting machine is still on the list… that one I will have plan and budget for. 🙂


Alderwood Quilts is having their March giveaway.  You could win a copy of  Weekend Wonders by Pamela Mostek.  Sue will select a winner on April 1st.

Blushing Rose is having a CSN giveaway.  You could win a $45 gift certificate to this online store.  Marydon says the giveaway will end on March 17th.

Quilty Habit is having a giveaway.  You could win 4 adorable hand made magnet made by Jessica.  This giveaway ends Saturday, March 12.


For easy instruction on how to make the Jacob’s Ladder block… 
go to the Quilt Pattern tab at the top of the page. 


Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 
Ephesians 1:2

God bless and keep you,


6 thoughts on “Trading Up?…

  1. Sonia says:

    Linda, Thanks for becoming a follower!

    I hope I can find a machine that I want and can afford. I know I will, I just have to keep looking until I find the one for me. 🙂


  2. Stray Stitches says:

    I would love a long arm machine but don't see that happening in my future. There are many inexpensive embroidery machines out there – perhaps you can even find a used one so you can create your personal labels.


  3. Sonia says:

    I completely understand…

    I will have to add on to my house or buy a bigger one when I get a long arm machine. lol

    I have done a little research on a new sewing machine with embroidery capability. I think I am going to have to save up or cut back on some of my spending now to get one. 🙂 It will be worth it.


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