I’ve had the same sewing machine since college, it’s a little Janome that my mother-in-law got me for Christmas. It’s always worked great but it is very, very basic. I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a new machine for awhile and finally pulled the trigger this week and headed to my local Janome dealer.
This was the first time I went to Quilter’s Destination in Arlington Heights, Illinois and I was very pleasantly surprised, they had a great selection. I went Wednesday night since they’re open until 8 and I could go and leave the girls at home.
They had a fantastic selection of fabrics, I was so tempted by a lot of them. I have so much fabric though that I am trying extremely hard not to get fabric unless it’s for a specific project. That being said, I couldn’t pass up getting some Heather Ross Briar Rose fabrics for 40% off, I got 1/8 yard cuts and they came out to $.90!
They had a great selection of mini charm packs, charm packs, and other fat quarters to buy. Mini charm packs and charm packs are so perfect for hexagons and I’m always surprised more quilt shops don’t carry them. I refrained from taking any home with me though.
There was a great selection of different tools and notions, they even had some sashiko thread and a ton of Thread Heaven*. I absolutely love using Thread Heaven when stitching but I always have a hard time finding it locally.
I’ll write up a full review when I’ve used it more, but I got the Janome Magnolia 7360 Sewing Machine* and so far I absolutely love it!
Quilter’s Destination is located in Arlington Heights, Illinois and is definitely worth checking out! Plus, you won’t be too far from Mitsuwa so you can stop and have some ramen and green tea ice cream!
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