July 28, 2021
We'll be starting the #candycrushQAL this weekend and I'm super excited to get going! Nothing like a good project to get through the heat of August - please distract me from the weather! LOL
If you've already signed up, you'll be receiving your email Sunday morning with Zoom log-in info (if you want to join the Meet & Mingle happy hour). I'm hosting meetings weekly, and we'll have special guests, prizes, as well as a low pressure atmosphere to answer questions or share motivation and progress.
This is an easy quilt to make. We basically are sewing squares or strips of squares together. You can DEFINITELY do this!
To be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE of a Janome Sewist 721 sewing machine, please post progress pics of your quilt and have a finished top by Sep 4th. If you could share the graphic below to help spread the word about the quiltalong, I would really appreciate it!
People can sign up at any time, it will be open through August.
On September 5th, after the QAL is finished, we will be awarding the GRAND PRIZE of a Janome Sewist 721 sewing machine to one lucky winner!
Whether you are just beginning your sewing journey or are an experienced sewing enthusist, the Janome 721 mechanical sewing machine has features to enhance your sewing experience. The 19 built-in stitches offer everyday stitches including stretch stitches and a 4-step buttonhole. Features include Adjustable Foot Pressure, Built-in Needle Threader, Extra High Foot Lifter for thicker fabrics, Drop Feed plus a Hard Machine Cover for safe storage. Plus it is lightweight for easy transport to classes.
A random winner will be chosen from those who have finished the quilt top, it doesn't have to be quilted and bound. There will also be other fabulous giveaways from brands like Oliso and Havel's for participating during the event! How cool is that news?
(Entries for the machine are limited to US residents only, 18 years of age or older, due to laws and restrictions.)
I pieced my entire quilt on the Janome Skyline S7, then quilted straight lines diagonally over the whole quilt. It was so fun!
Here's an introduction video if you'd like to see more!
Below I'm sewing the binding on! The IG reel is here.
It feels like I harp about using quality machines and tools all the time, but there is something to be said about really understanding this. When I started sewing a long time ago I didn't have a quality machine, and EVERYTHING was so difficult to complete because of jams and problems. After my patience was worn out I called a local sewing shop and went to get the machine I truly needed. I've never looked back, and have had zero regrets for investing in ME.
We hope to see you on the quilt-along! Be sure to tag @sewhungryhippie and @janomeamerica in your posts and use the hashtags #candycrushQAL! If you are sewing along on a Janome please also use the #janomemakes hashtag!
-Natalie AKA Sewhungryhippie
June 28, 2022