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I am running a ten week quilting course from Monday, locally. I am really looking forwards to it. It is a bigger class than I have ever taught before (11 people) but as it will be a workshop type class I envisage it will fun and chatty and the more the merrier!

I had all my vintage machines PAT tested for electrical safety this morning, and two failed. This left me with just 6 machines for the class. I knew some people were bringing their own but I felt I needed to have 8 machines or so to use so I bought the two cuties above…

I tend to recommend the John Lewis own brand sewing machines very highly, they are made by Janome, a very good make, they are solid, reliable and cheap. And these mini ones come in polkadots, solids and two tone colour ways, and are only £49, what’s not to like? They are small so good for classes and they handle pretty well.

Whilst looking for a review of these machines (I have not used one for years) I found this lovely website fehrtrade.com which was a  nice bonus!

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