This year I didn't ask Santa for many quilt related things but there is one item that I truly hoped to receive and Santa didn't disappoint. What I really wanted was a Sewing Machine LED Light Kit from Inspired LED.
While I do love my Lucy, like most sewing machines, her built in light isn't all that great. I took these photos in the evening so you could see just how dim it is, even with the big overhead light I have in my studio.
Even while sewing during the day, I usually turned on my tulip OTT light that sat in the front of the machine to my right.
When I needed even more light on my sewing table like at night, I typically would have to turn on my other OTT light that sat at the back of my machine. All of this made for adequate lighting but a lot of lamps and a cramped work area.
The LED light kit changed all of that. The light strip was easy to install and I was able to cut it as long as I wanted. Look at all this glorious light I now have shining directly on the table.
Here's the best part.....all those extra lamps have been removed and there is much more open space on my right for my other sewing notions. I'm now one very happy lady and am looking forward enjoying lots of enlightened sewing time in the coming months.
If you too need more light for your sewing machine, you might want to give this LED light kit a try. This one costs a lot less than others that I've seen listed on Ebay plus it comes with 25 inches of LEDs so if you have extra left like I did, you can get the expansion kit to use the rest on another sewing machine. My Penelope's upgrade already gave her a fabulous LED light so I think I'll use my leftover strip for Abby, once I get her set up somewhere for the kiddos to use.