Is Buying a Sewing, Quilting, or Embroidery Machine Worth the Money?

Sewing, quilting, and embroidery machines are big purchases in many ways: the money you spend on the machine, the time you spend learning how to best use it in classes and online workshops, the space you put aside to store your machine, the materials you spend on your first projects that might not turn out all that well as you navigate through the learning process – it’s a lot. Quilt Quarters offers several ways to mitigate these costs by offering frequent machine and material sales and free beginners classes with the purchase of certain brand machines, but we know it’s still a big decision!

How do you know if it’s worth it? Here are a few benefits that owning a machine offers and a few factors to chew on as you contemplate your next move!

1. It’s Faster

Possible one of the most obvious benefits – using a sewing, quilting, or embroidery machine is faster than sewing or embroidering by hand. You’re able to get more projects done in less time, and most machines come with functions that guarantee perfection that eliminates time taken to fix mistakes.

2. There is Less Strain on Your Hands

If you find yourself with project after project that make your hands ache, wrist pain flare, or keep your reading glasses on for too long, but still leave you wanting to sew more, then a machine would be a good investment! The speed will allow you to explore more projects while the automation will take away some of the stress on your hands, wrists, and eyes.

3. It’s Easier to Learn for Beginners with Big Dreams

Especially for those beginners who are looking to get into sewing, quilting, or embroidery crafts for the fun and practical benefits, having a machine might speed up your ability to achieve sewing feats that could take longer to learn by hand. It’s a great way to learn when you have guides and fail-safes built into the machine to help you along.

4. There are More Designs

Many machines these days come pre-loaded with tons of fun and exclusive designs and patterns that you would have to find and purchase elsewhere if you wanted to make them by hand. While it might be true that machines don’t have anything you cannot find, having a library ready for use is extraordinarily convenient.

5. There are More Settings

It also might be true that a machine cannot do anything that cannot be done by hand, but the level of precision and customization available with easily adjusted settings and functions like automatic needle threading, tension control, bobbin replacement, and alarms to tell you about milestones in your projects make sewing, quilting, and embroidery easier than ever while still allowing for your own personal touch to remain in the project.

Ready to Take a Look at a Machine?

If you’ve read our benefits to owning a sewing, quilting, or embroidery machine and decided that you want to try one out, feel free to visit us at 9504 Haver Way Indianapolis, IN 46240 for a free demonstration! Our floor model selection allows you to see the exact product you’ll be getting, so we encourage you to stop by to see us!

If you're looking for an expansive collection of fabric, notions, classes, and sewing clubs to spark creativity and let your imagination soar, Quilt Quarters - located at 9504 Haver Way, Indianapolis, IN 46240 has over 7,000 square feet and 25 years of experience as Indianapolis's top choice for sewing and quilting needs. Our staff is always looking for opportunities to help, so feel free to reach out! You can fill out a contact form on our website, call us at (317) 757-8340, or visit us in-store from 10am- 6pm during weekdays and 10am-5pm on Saturday. "Sew" you soon!