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I have an old sewing machine. Not vintage, just old - like maybe 10 years old. When I bought it, it was intended for basic sewing - mostly home dec stuff, valances and curtain panels. I was quilting at the time, or at least I had made quilts in the past, and my (also old) used Singer's tension was on the fritz for the second time in a short period of time. I figured I could get a new machine for close to the amount of money I would spend getting the Singer fixed and serviced - AGAIN.
I purchased a Euro-Pro Craft n Sew machine that was getting decent reviews at the time. It has been a very reliable machine and it did everything I needed it to do, even hemming thick denim jeans. I have never had it serviced in all of these years! Granted, it got pretty light usage for most of that time. Cleaning out and sorting through my old stash - I found the bag and manual that came with that Euro-Pro machine. Plenty of extra feet in that bag that I never had any use for before.
Lo and behold! A free-motion foot and a feed dog cover... could it be? I could actually free-motion on this machine??? You may laugh at this, but here it is - My very first ever attempt at free-motion!
Now, the amount of gripping and pressure this took on my hands makes it pretty much impossible for me to imagine doing on any quilt. I don't think I could even wrangle a throw quilt through this process. I'll be sticking to the longarmers, but maybe I could get to the point where I felt comfortable trying this on something the size of a pillow or mini quilt? Who knows! Anyway, it was fun...