Basically, it’s a 12 foot frame that you put your sewing machine on. I was using a Bernina 820. (I usually quilt on The Guru’s Bernina 830.) It’s nice to have the large frame but also the stitching of a Bernina. Plus all of the needle and thread options of a regular sewing machine.
There’s definitely a learning curve. I’m used to quilting from the middle out and quilting in whatever direction I want. It’s just something to get used to!
The absolute best part? Loading the quilt! Goodbye pin basting! It was awesome! It’s possible I needed some assistance and Gina Boone walked in at the perfect moment!! The whole set up took less than twenty minutes! Thanks Gina!!
As I was about to leave, Chris walked in with a quilt to baste. I offered to show her the machine. (Since I was such an expert at that point!)
After we got it all loaded, she admitted she had never done free motion quilting! Well, you only live once. She did great though!!