I recently completed an e-reader clutch on my new BabyLock Symphony. Not only is it my first e-reader clutch on this machine but it also my first, albeit small, quilting project using my Symphony. I love that I was able to FMQ, utility stitch and decorative stitch, all in one project. Not only has the new machine increased the quality of my clutches but I get to add a lot of fun, unique touches to each clutch.
FMQ is wonderful on this machine. I did it both with the foot and with just the start/stop. My stitches are far more regular. The machine really glides and the large extension table gives me adequate room. As does the large throat space.
I was able to bind off the pocket using a decorative stitch. Typically, I bind the pocket, as I bind anything. Machine straight stitch on, fold over, press and ladder stitch closed by hand. I decided to use a decorative stitch because, well... I CAN!!!
I don't usually put a button hole in but I can actually put one in large enough, that it worked out. No more having to use the elastic string to keep these closed. I also used the machine to sew the button on. My machine can sew buttons! And it was such a simple process. I have used a buttonholer before and Symphony's is straight forward. The button foot was equally simple and after a user error, I got it perfectly on the second try.
This by far has been the best e-reader clutch I've made. My FMQ has improved immensely. I like that I can easily use and access all the added features of the Symphony. It *really* shows on my end product.
I'm starting a pinwheel quilt tonight. I'm salivating, I'm so excited about it. I am using some fabrics that I've never quilted with before. I also found a tutorial on how to quickly piece the simple pinwheels together. I have never seen this method before. I will share all the details, when I finish the quilt. I am so excited about the experience. After that, we have an upcoming short trip, which means I get to visit quilt shops and blog about them.