Last week’s winner of the Fast and Fun First Quilts by Sara Diepersloot is….Julie who said, “I was 43 when I started quilting. As of Sunday, I’m now 45! I’m definitely still in the learning stages of my quilting adventures! When you were writing in your post about sharing this book with a daughter who is learning to quilt, I chuckled and thought, “hey, I could use a book like that!” Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway!”
…and now on to this week’s new thing I tried… an Ecolux Lighting Kit for my sewing machine. Let me tell you straight up with no doubts or reservations, I LOVE IT! A couple weeks ago, the gals at Country Threads were raving about the light and I had to try one for myself. Ecolux was SO generous and provided one for me to try and one for me to giveaway to one of my readers.
The day the light came in the mail I asked hubby to install it. After he did it, he said, “Really? You needed me to do that?” I hadn’t looked at the directions. I just assumed it required reading and following directions and I hate that so I just asked him to do it. In reality, anyone can install it by just looking at the picture. It SO easy. The light is just adheres to your machine…easy-peasy.
I sew at night…it’s often late and my lighting is poor. My eyes are tired…I’m tired…this light has made a world of difference.
Here is the sewing machine with the Ecolux light shut off with only my regular sewing machine light on….
Here is the sewing machine with the light of my sewing machine AND the Ecolux light on too. Isn’t that AMAZING!!
I feel like I am on a lighted runway as I am feeding my pieces through. I can SEE!!
The light comes in several sizes…even a big size for a long arm machines. Ecolux Lighting has a page on their website that helps quilters determine what size they need. Prices vary depending on the size of light you need. I have a six bulb set and it retails for $74.99 for the complete kit. If you have a second machine, you can purchase another LED light strip at a fraction of the cost. The plug and switch are designed to use with every light strip. You only need to have one power supply and switch which is included in the complete kits.
The Ecolux light is available through their website or at quilt shops. Here is a listing of places the light is available.
What’s even more exciting is that when I attend the quilt retreat, I don’t have to carry extra lighting as it will already be attached to my machine.
I do have to tell that Kim at Ecolux has been a joy to work with. The switch section of the light had a short. I contacted Kim and immediately she sent out a new piece and apologized. It was so nice to have good service.
All it all, I am giving this light an A+. If you are my child and reading this, consider this a hint to purchase me another light strip for Mildred my second machine…it would be a great idea for Mother’s Day…
If you want a chance to win your own Ecolux light kit, just leave a comment here.
Stop back again on Saturday….I have giveaway going on for St. Patrick’s Day too.