Tuesday, February 22, 2011


A few years ago I purchased an HQ Sixteen.  My husband built a table to put it in, then I didn't really have anywhere to put it.  Then, when daughters got married, I got to move upstairs, but the room still wasn't big enough for my huge sewing table AND my HQ table opened up all of the way.  But at least the machine fits and I can use it.
Okay, I could use it in theory. This is an old photo.  Now the selvages are neatly put away  and there is fabric stacked all over the machine. I am ashamed to say that I have never quilted anything with it.  I've played around a few times.  Don't really need it for miniatures, I have always given my larger "utility" quilts to someone else to finish because I don't really care a whole lot about how they are quilted. 
But, as I have cleaned out some stuff I have found some quilt tops that I have finished. None of them are huge because I don't make huge quilts.  I think that I will bite the bullet and attempt to quilt them on my HQ.  Who knows, I might actually be good at it. 


Rian said...

I have some of the same issues. I have a mid-arm on a frame, but I rarely use it, as most of my art quilts I can push around. But I have set it up again and am trying.

kwiltmakr said...

I would love to have one of those machines. Good luck, can't wait to see what you do with it.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I always wanted the HQ16, but now they don't make it anymore :-( boo-hoo