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Embroidery machine dilemma. Need your advice.

2013-12-08 10.00.57
The “my sister is feeling guilty” gift of applique fabrics

Dear embroidery friends: I have a major dilemma for which I need your advice. Maybe you remember a few weeks ago when I posted about my sister’s broken embroidery machine. Her power board blew up which required a $700 repair. So right now her machine is at the shop awaiting parts to come in, and then be repaired.

It is an incredibly inopportune time for an embroidery machine to break down. Christmas is only a couple weeks away and, like me, she has grand visions of embroidered Christmas gifts she would like to make. So she has asked if she can come over and embroider some items on my machine.  Actually what she really wants to do is to take my machine over to her house and use it while I am out of town this week.

So let me just paint a clearer picture for you. She broke her embroidery machine. She needs to pay $700 to fix it. Now she wants to use my embroidery machine too make many projects that were my ideas (personalized dress, fishbone t-shirt) with my embroidery files. Really??

So needless to say I’m a bit torn. I don’t want to have to pack up my embroidery machine and have it be schlepped over to her house, and then pick it up when I come back into town. I also don’t want her to screw it up and end up having to pay $700 myself to get it fixed.

I think she’s feeling a little bit bad about the request because the other night when she stopped by to quickly stitch out name out on a birthday gift, she brought over a sampling of great applique fabric for me to use.  Still – this is not worth potentially having my machine screwed up… ugh!!! what to do??? thoughts?