The time has come now that we have more space to find a valid way to use it. I’m constantly asked about a quilting machine and embroidery as well. Then there’s the fact that we don’t have a CNC machine in textiles. After doing some research I’ve found we can get a combo machine that does both quilting and embroidery in a 3’ x 5’ footprint. Here’s an example https://www.allbrands.com/categories/3998 For this type of set up we would need to raise $5000-$6000.
I’ve been thinking about gateway making equipment you know the home use models that lead people to want to use the bigger and more specialized things. While textiles doesn’t have the need for a gigantic production cutter like what my work has, but it would be nice to have a cutting option on a smaller scale. Cricut has the maker which has both design and preloaded patterns and give you the option to cut fabric, leather, vinyl or balas. https://www.amazon.com/Cricut-2003925-Maker-Champagne/dp/B072VYPWM4/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=cricut+maker&qid=1553278690&s=arts-crafts&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1
We could also use these for outreach and hoping to get some family making classes going this summer. 3 machines would be $1200