Can anyone advise me on a suitable electric beginners sewing machine for my 6 year old grand daughter who wants to appliqué and quilt!  Help please!

Many thanks


How great that you have the next generation so interested.   Two of my ladies have children also sewing and they have started them off with a small machine, around £100 I think;  if you buy something cheaper they will often not have the grown up options of applique and quilting – so you should check that she won’t outgrow whatever you purchase too quickly.

Obviously for quilting the walking foot is essential and for applique you really, at her age, just need it to do zig-zag but with a proper open-toed foot.