Tuesday, October 11, 2016

ATLAS USA AT7200-433 AWESOME MACHINE
(confession of a sewing machine addict)

Atlas USA AT7200-433



Made this video for a fellow sewer. Of late, I have gotten a chance to play with my machine, It is an awesome powerful machine with lots of function( way more then bargained for). My main reason for buying this machine was the CUT FUNCTION. I love my Juki DNU 1181. (walking foot industrial machine) but, I need the cut function and a machine that could sew light weight fabrics too.

I will be honest, the machine is so powerful and has so many functions, I just was too scared to use it. Was faced with a decision use it or get rid of it. Well, guess there is no project to big or small, I am going to learn to use it.

Purchased my machine of course from Atlas USA, he stands behind his product and has great compassion for his business, not something we can say we see to often. He made sure it was set up properly and got to me by a great freight company, Was delivered back in Jan of 2016.

ATLAS USA AT7200-433 AWESOME MACHINE can be purchased from 
Mr. Atlas here: 
http://www.atlaslevy.com/
purchase or view here


Over the next couple of months will post some more videos for the machine and the cp it is a large curve to learn
1. cuts
2. I have been able to slow it all the way down to step by step 100 spm
3. has the ability to roll back part way for foot lift
4. did I say it cuts.. lol
5. Performs great stitches
6. Mr. Atlas stands behind his products with outstanding customer care.







Friday, February 5, 2016

My logo for Timeless Kreations

This is my logo for Timeless Kreations, I love Paris and the Eifel Tower. I wish and dream I will go there one day. The beauty romance and love from France feels like it would be so inviting as well as comforting. When I think of Paris, it reminds me of a forever cherished place that would be Timeless.

Creating items and crafting feels as though it should last forever. That is why I came up with the name Timeless Kreations, with a K for Kelly.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

My Muslin for J Stern 0037W Blue Prints to Blue Jeans

Pattern J Stern Women's Jeans NO. 0037W

Muslin 1


SIZE 12-14

Front, adjusted front crotch curve to fit me. 12 TO front Crotch Seam 14,
side seam from 12-14 at high hip.

Back, size 12 on side seam, Back Crotch, 12 TO back crotch seam 14.

Tried on muslin, lol... could not get up all the way,,, stuck on my nice curvy thighs.

Drew with marker and pencil to straighten out side seams for adjustment to now draft muslin two, which will be only straightening side seam and adding to the front inner thigh 3/8 to knee at 1/8 inch.

Muslin 2


Saturday, November 1, 2014

MAKING JEANS MUSLINS, FIT, DESIGN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7DVueYP33Q
BEST VIDEO EVER ON RE DEFINING FIT FOR YOUR PANTS CHANGING WAIST BAND YOKE AND RISE FOR MORE MODERN FLATTERING FIT FOR SHORT OR EVEN BIG GIRLS. EVEN SHOW YOU HOW TO USE THE FRENCH RULER

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Juki TL 2000 QI aka TL-2000QI Semi Professional Sewing Machine

Last week I got a new sewing machine from Juki. It is the new TL 2000 QI, It was purchased from HSN on flex pay, best part of HSN. I just love my machine. It does 1500 spm. Here is the link from HSN:  Juki TL 2000 QI.

My husband and I have done a couple of tests on the machine and the performance is phenomenal. Eventually, I would like to get a Grace Gracie Frame for long arm quilting. It is compatible for this machine to be turned into a home quilting long arm machine.

Here are a couple of videos we made last night in regards to the sound and perfomance of the this machine.



 







I felt the speed and sound performance over all was great on this machine. It sews through many layers. We tested up to 12 layers stacked on top of each other of flannel. Very nice. It sewed as though it was nothing for it to handle the mission.

There are many parts available for this machine. When I purchased mine on HSN it came with the following accessories.

What's Included
  • Standard presser foot (on machine)
  • 1/5" quilting foot
  • Even-feed foot
  • Compensating foot
  • Needles
  • 4 bobbins
  • Exclusive Juki screwdriver
  • Small screwdriver
  • Cleaning brush
  • Oiler
  • Spool cap
  • Knee lifter lever
  • Sewing machine cover
  • Foot controller with power cord 
  • Instruction manual
  • Warranty card

Value-added Accessories

  • T gauge/sewing seam guide
  • Right compensating foot 


There are more feet available on the market as well. One peice that was not in that package was the 1/4 foot quilting foot. I purchased a new one from Sew Vac Direct for fairly cheap. The shank on this machine is a High shank foot, The price was $29.99. Sew Vac Direct Juki 1/4 foot quilting foot,




http://www.jukihome.com/products/quilt_tl2000qi.html


One item I did recieve with my purchase at HSN as an added value was the Magnetic gauge from Juki, or otherwise know as the Magnetic guide. I tried to find out what that was, there were no videos only images on the internet. So my hubby and I as well made some videos to show others what it is, just in case they were in the same situations as me and wanted to know what it was.

Juki America did not list a description only an image, see image with link above. So, back to my mission of getting info out there for others to see and hope it helps. The magnetic guide or gauge was designed to put on the machine to help keep and accurate stitch line, for us that can not always sew straight. Here are some videos we made showing you what it does.







 




Juki TL 2000 QI Magnetic Gauge Part 3




I hope that these videos will help explain a little more in detail. I am one of those people who like to look and see something in action. When I was searching about the details on this machine before I purchased it, there was not a whole lot of information for this machine out there. Most of the information was coincided with the Juki TL98 series. The three machines are almost all the same. 


Gracie King and Queen Quilting Frame Overview



Later this week, I am going to my friends house to check out her Grace Gracie Long Arm frame that is compatible with this machine. One of the main reasons why I purchased the Juki, was my friend has one and she uses hers for that purpose.


Above video is a good explanation of what this Juki can do with Grace Grace Frames. GRACEFRAMES.COM gives you a lot of information out there on their frames for long arm sewing machines or semi long arm sewing machines. King and Queen size frame in video above the link is here for that. http://www.graceframe.com/site/machineframes/gracie-king. I am excited about the new potentials my new machine has to offer.

I hope that this blog has been educational as well as helpful on your journey with sewing or quilting. Please subscribe to my blog. I will be updating it frequently with different things that you may find interesting.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

365 Days of Free Motion Quilting by Leah Day

The Free Motion Quilting Project


Day Style Designs by Leah Day

Day Style Designs by Leah Day

Leah is very inspiring, one of the reasons I started this blog. She has tons of information about quilting and free motion quilting. In her blog she stated to start out own blogs and start posting our projects. 

I have learned so much from watching her videos and reading her blog. Leah dedicates a lot of time out there to others to help and educate what she has learned.

Leah works together with her husband publishing her books, blogs and Videos.

I am very excited to find out recently that in November she will have her first craftsy.com Instructional video. Please make sure you sign up for her class in November.

Please take the time to check out her sites. She is a published author with her latest book

365 Free Motion Quilting Designs

If you would like to learn more about quilting and free motion design please check out her websites. She had many videos as well posted on youtube.

Welcome to the Free Motion Quilting Project!

 Here is her Gallery site as well with many photos of projects she has done. 

Leah Day's Quilt Collection

Her projects and lectures are as well great and inspiring. 

 

 This is one of the projects I can not wait to jump into. Leah has made this site and this design for free.

She asks that the design she made is not copied and sold she has done this for free as a quilt along. Please respect that.


I think it is great that there are so many talented young artist out there that are willing to sacrifice there time and dedicate so much. So if you appreciate this as I do, please let her know. I am sure she is appreciative to know she has inspired others.

 

Thank you Leah and Josh Day!!

 

Free Motion Quilting Project