What can a serger do?

There’s nothing like sitting down at your sewing machine and knowing that you have everything you need to make exactly what you want. But do you ever look at your sewing space and think to yourself, ”something is missing.” We know exactly what that is. You, my friend, need a serger. Whether you make garments or quilts, this versatile machine is a game-changer that will make your projects not only easier but more polished and professional. What is a serger?  At its core, a serger, also known as an overlocker, is a specialized sewing machine designed to

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The Perks of Buying A Floor Model Sewing Machine

When you’re looking for a new sewing machine, finding the perfect machine that balances quality and a good price can be a challenge. We have a solution for you; have you ever looked at buying a floor model sewing machine? A floor model machine is one that we’ve had out in Machineland at Quilting Mayhem. That could be a serger, a long arm, or a regular sewing machine. If you haven’t thought of it before, let’s show you why the decision to bring home a floor model sewing machine will save you money while you

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Meet the Mayhem Makers: DeeAnn

We’re back with another chat with one of our Mayhem Makers. Quilting Mayhem is a big place, and everyone has their favorite part. There’s beautiful fabrics, advanced machines, and ideas everywhere. Let’s talk to one of our resident experts. My name is DeeAnn and I work in the machine department. Hi, DeAnn! Let’s get to it. How did you get started quilting or sewing? I started sewing as a young child, learning from my Grandmother, Mother, and Aunts. A family affair! What’s your favorite part of the quilting process? Choosing just the right fabrics for each project It’s the best. And

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The B790 Pro is Made for You

Sometimes it's hard to get excited about a new gadget. You get the feeling that it wasn't actually made for quilters and their problems. Machine makers don't remember that sometimes threading the needle is fiddly. Or that a quarter inch seam can need a little guidance. Or the machine goes fast, but it sure goes loud, too. When we saw the new BERNINA 790 Pro, we knew it was different. The 790 Pro includes all the things a quilter needs to have the smoothest, most fulfilling sewing experience from their sewing machine. The 790 Pro is

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Sewing for Small Spaces

Small spaces pose a unique set of challenges when it comes to sewing, especially if you're living in a compact environment like a dorm room or an RV. However, don't let a lack of space hamper your creativity! Here are some clever tips for fitting a full-blown sewing area into whatever cozy corner you have handy.   Smart Organization is Key When space is limited, getting organized is essential. Use vertical storage solutions, like wall-mounted shelves or pegboards, to store your fabrics, threads, and tools. Clear, stackable containers like this Presser Foot Storage Box can help you see

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Quilting Mayhem’s Birthday Month

We’re feeling a bit nostalgic. May is Quilting Mayhem’s birthday month, and we’ve changed so much in the last eight years. Looking back to the beginning of everything, which seems so long ago, we opened our doors on 1st Street with 3,000 square feet of shop on May 1st, 2015. At the time, we had some fabric, only one classroom, and a longarm rental.  Fast forward to 2016 and we quickly began to grow. We added sewing and quilting machines to our arsenal with BERNINA and Handi Quilter dealerships. Our dreams of offering more for our

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Best Beginner Sewing Machines

Congratulations! You’re looking for the best beginner sewing machine, aka your new best friend, and we couldn’t be happier for you. But with so many different models of machines and features to learn about, it can be difficult to know where to start. When you’re a beginner, you should focus on ease of use, versatility, durability, price, and customer support.  Ease of Use The first thing to consider when looking for a beginner sewing machine is ease of use. You want a machine that is simple to set up and use, with clear instructions and intuitive controls.

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How to Buy a Sewing Machine for a Quilter: The Ultimate Gift Buying Guide

Buying a sewing machine for a quilter is a wonderful act of love, but it can also be confusing (especially if you’re not someone who currently sews). Purchasing the top-of-the-line machine does not always mean it’s the right one, and buying a machine with the wrong features can cause confusion for the sewist trying to learn a new machine. On the plus side, buying a machine with extra features can give a person room to grow and expand their sewing knowledge. While there are many lists of “recommended machines,” it’s still hard to know what your

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