This past Saturday we packed up the kids and went to the Creativ Festival.  A show for all things crafting.  Sewing, quilting, jewelry making, scrap booking, they had it all.  I was excited to go and check out all the sewing machines and sergers in one place.  I know that I want to get a serger.  As one sewing instructor put it, “a serger is like a microwave in the kitchen, everyone needs one” Smile

As for the sewing machine, I knew that if I really enjoyed sewing I would eventually be upgrading.  I have decided that my next machine has to be capable of embroidering.  I just think that is a great option to have.

The serger I am thinking of going with is the Brother® 1134D Serger Machine available at Costco

serger  This machine (apparently the same as the 1034D) has nothing but good reviews and a lot of them (I have searched many sites) and the price is right!  I am asking for this as my Christmas present.



The sewing machine I am dreaming of…I looked at all the major players Singer, Brother, Janome, Bernina, Babylock, Husqvarna.  I am not looking for an entry level machine this time around but I am still not wanting to pay top dollar for top of the line.  I am looking to stay in the middle.  One thing that was important is the machine must be a sewing and embroidery machine but also I don’t want the small 4×4 hoops, 5×7 is a good size.  I had considered the Innov-ís 1250D by Brother but by the time we finished going through the show I have my heart set on the  Husqvarna Topaz 30

husqvarna.  I wish I had this machine now!  I really love all the accessories that these machines come with, and so organized too.


So alas we left the show with no machines, we were just browsing after all.  I did pick up a book by Nancy Halvorsen called Curiosities & Mischief.  There was a really cute growth chart on display in one of the booths and I wanted the book so I can make my own.  There are a bunch of adorable patterns for quilts, pillows and nap mats.  Add these to the list of projects I have on the go.  My husband actually suggested we go to a fabric store on Sat in Toronto.   A sewing show last weekend followed by a trip to a fabric store the next?  Ye s please Smile

10 Responses to “Dreaming”
  1. nissamade says:

    I was there this weekend too! What fabric store are you heading to this weekend, I’m always on the lookout for alternatives to the Fabricland

    • We are going to Lens Mills I think it is called. I have never heard of it but they had a huge fabric section set up at the back of the show. So we will go and check it out. Did you find anything of interest at the show?

      • nissamade says:

        Did buy anything, almost got caught up in and nearly purchased a professional heavy duty machine.. decided to do some research first and looks like it won’t suit my needs so glad we didn’t follow through.. Was fun though.

  2. Dale says:

    I am planning to buy the 1134D, too. If you compare the specs on the Brother 1034D and the 1134D you will find that the 1134D has a larger range of stitch width and stitch length The 1134D is also about 2 lbs. heavier than the 1034D which leads me to think the 1134D may be the better machine. The 1134D seems to have the same specs as the machine sold at local dealers under the model no. 3034D (for a much higher price than Costco) – however, you have to be careful to note which accessories and which feet are included in the price. I don’t think Costco’s machine includes the gathering foot but I have asked them to let me know.

    • Thanks for your comment. I am sure you could probably buy any further feet that you require though right? To be honest, I know absolutely nothing about sergers including that you could get different feet. I think this machine is a good buy for a beginner 🙂

  3. Dale says:

    Yes, you can buy the gathering foot – I have found it on the internet for about $40. On the other hand, I have heard that a gathering foot (or ruffler) for a sewing machine will have more adjustments than the one for the serger so that’s another option. I am still planning on purchasing Costco’s 1134D as they have such a good customer service policy (and, of course, it’s such a great price.)

Check out what others are saying...
  1. […] and got to see all brands on display and working their magic.  I wrote a blog post about it here.  So if I could pick any machine right now I would choose the Husqvarna Topaz 30. My sewing […]

  2. […] and got to see all brands on display and working their magic.  I wrote a blog post about it here.  So if I could pick any machine right now I would choose the Husqvarna Topaz 30. My sewing […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

  • Blog Stats

    • 7,055 hits
  • Archives

  • Copyright © 2015 runsewfast.com — All Rights Reserved
The Pioneer Woman

Plowing through Life in the Country...One Calf Nut at a Time

Stamped with a Heart

Fit. Kind. Cheeky

Mission to a(nother) Marathon

Running toward whatever finish line comes next...

I AM WOMAN, Watch me cook!

Running, sewing and living life

The Daily Struggles of the Domestic Un-Goddess

Running, sewing and living life

Simply Frugal

Running, sewing and living life

la vie en fuchsia

Running, sewing and living life

Sew at Home Mummy

Running, sewing and living life


Running, sewing and living life

%d bloggers like this: