Friday, June 15, 2012

Many years ago, while I was a teenager, I learned how to sew a bit.   But as I grew up I didn’t pursue this skill even though my mom strongly suggested that I continue practicing.  Today, at age 43, I am itching in re-connecting with sewing and was debating how to do this.

I had the old Brother machine that my mom used when I was younger but it was a bit complicated to use and wanted something that it more flexible.   So I thought of requesting one from Brother Canada not really expecting a positive answer to that request.

SQ9050_1_LSo imagine my surprise and delight when a week later, I got an email saying they are agreeing with my offer of reviewing the SQ9050 which is a computerized sewing and quilting machine with built-in sewing font!

All I had to do was doing two posts – one presenting the machine itself and one later on with a project that I have done.

I must admit that I am a bit fearful to do a project but I accepted the challenge and will try to make a pillow case dress for my daughter in the months to come.

But in the meantime let me present you the SQ9050.

This powerhouse machine is loaded with features including 100 unique build in sewing stitches for utility, decorative, heirloom, and quilting stitches.   Also you will fin a 55 alphanumeric stitches for basic monogramming and 8 styles of one-step auto-size buttonholes for perfect buttonholes each time you need to make one.   SQ9050_2_L

The SQ9050 also comes with a wide quilting table and accessories that will help you do simple of more complex projects.   

The machine is also geared with a stop-start button, an easy to use speed control, a large backlit LCD display, and a handy Flip Switch Guide.

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My maternal grand-mother has made numerous quilts throughout her life. To this day, I still have some of the quilts she has made. The kids each have one in their bed and I even had one made for a crib. Now I am far from being able to do quilts at this point in time but I would love to explore this skill in the future. This machine will allow me to do so since it is equipped with stitches to help you do so.

Already I am rediscovering sewing thanks to a book I have just received from DK Canada (which will be the subject of another review), and I look forward to explore the possibilities of the SQ9050 from Brother Canada.

Yesterday as I was in Wal-Mart, I saw the SQ9050 in store.   The price is around 250$ or so depending of where you purchase it.

In a few months, I am hoping to write again about my experience with the SQ9050 and post a project (and maybe more than one project) that I have accomplished with it.    But please bear with me as I am learning to use this machine as well as re-connect with the sewing skills I might have lost through the years.   

Disclaimer: Thanks to Citoyen Optimum for sending me Brother SQ9050 in exchange of two blog posts. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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