Ready to take up free motion quilting? Excellent decision! Now what would you need to check before buying your sewing machine. There are certain points you could verify when you go hunting for the machine.
Get the best for your money
Quilt making is a good investment once you master it. So when you have now decided that you are going to give it a try, buy the best machine you are able to afford. Don’t look for low cost machines just because you are a beginner. The art of mastering this is not going to be far away once you get started. So decide right now to get the best for the money you are going to spend.
Large throat space
When you are attempting free motion quilt making, try to get the maximum throat space/harp space in the machine. This means that the space between the machine edge and the needle should be allow you to move the bulk material easily. Then only will you be able to sew comfortably.
Open toe darning foot
Free motion is required for getting best results. An open toe darning foot allows more visibility and is easier to handle.
The machine should provide facilities to quickly change the presser foot and should also have free access to the bobbin. Go for a machine in which the needle which has up down movement.
All the above tips will help you choose a suitable sewing machine.