Back in May my DH bought me 2 wonderful goodies. One was a Bendable Bright Light that I have found very useful.
Kathie, from Inspired By Antique Quilts, noticed it in a photo on my last post and asked me about placing it on my machine, as she has one but hasn't placed it yet. Thus, I thought I would show you all in case you get yourself one...
???????????? Well that's a first! Blogger wouldn't let me load photos on this post earlier this afternoon...? But we are good now... ah, still being difficult, but my photos are all on now!!! 8-)
Left photo: check where your light would be anchored best. If there are any dials/knobs around there, make sure there will be room to slide the light out off the base if need be.
Right photo: trace a mark of where you want the light to sit WITH A PENCIL, not with a pen as I have demonstrated with...
Can't recall if I had to stick a sticky on it that came in the package, or if it was already attached? At any rate, we will assume the sticky is stuck to the anchor piece.
Left photo: to stick the base onto your machine, remove the paper to reveal the sticky surface and line it up with your trace line (easier handling with the light section on the base). Making sure that the little tab that sticks out is sticking upwards.
Right photo: base and light are now in position.
Left photo: the flex arm lets you move the light to where it suits you best, and can be moved up an out of the way if you don't need it.
Right & next left photos: shows you where I placed/stuck the little hooks on my machine to anchor the cord on so that it doesn't get in the way while sewing...
I hope this was helpful to you and others Kathie! 8-)
EDIT: Diah, in my comments, said that she has been looking for one of these kind of lights.
* Sometimes if you look at a quilt shop or sewing supply store and they don't have what you are looking for, if you ask, they may order some in. You never know if others have asked ahead of you. The more that ask, I am sure any retailer would be happy to bring them in! Good luck!
Most of you have probably heard of/seen the blog "365 days of free motion quilting" by Leah Day, with her excellent daily video examples. Well, I just came across a blog called "365 Paper Pieced Quilt Blocks" being done by Kim Noblin, owner & editor of Block Central. She has challenged herself to create a new paper-pieced block pattern every day, for 365 days, which started on October 5th, 2009. This should be interesting! 8-)
Going back to enjoy the beautiful, sunny day we have today! 8-)
Happy stitchings everyone!