Singer's Inspiration 4206 sewing machine is perfectly sized and priced for someone just learning to sew, and this Star Pillow pattern by Quiltmaker editor Brenda Groelz is a great introduction to quilting. New quilters learn to make perfect 1/4" seams, stitch & flip star points, and the importance of pressing seam allowances in opposite directions, among other skills, by following these easy instructions.
Read editor Brenda Groelz's review of the Singer machine, and download the free pattern to make your own Star Pillow today.
The Test Drive article also appears in QUILTMAKER January/February '08 (No. 119).