Kestrel's Computer and Sewing Machines

The most-requested blog topic from last year's survey was about my tools: Anything and everything I use in my studio to make my art. There are lots and lots of things I use for every quilt, so I've split this topic into four separate posts. This first post is all about my computer, my sewing machines, and the extra stuff that goes with them.

The blog posts in this series will include:

  1. Computer and Sewing Machines (this post)
  2. Sewing Tools
  3. Storage and Organizers
  4. Cricut Supplies
  5. Lights and Suspension System

Sewing Machines and Tables

I use one domestic machine for embroidery, bindings, and all other general purpose sewing needs. I also used to use this machine for free motion quilting, but the Q20 has replaced that function.

Bernina 790Plus

Bernina 790Plus Link

Sewing Table: Kangaroo Kabinets Tasmanian II Table Link

Magnifying Arm: Brightech LightView Pro LED Magnifying Arm Link

My Q20 is now my designated FMQ machine.

Bernina Q20

Bernina Q20 with Horn Lift Table Link

Magnifying Arm: Luxo Magnifying Arm Link with a permanent base Link because the clamp didn't fit on the Horn Lift table.


My Tasmanian II sewing table doubles as my computer table. My computer has its own cabinet on the right side of the table and is connected via dock and extra-long display port cables to the monitor floating above the desk. The monitor arm supporting the monitor allows me to rotate it to face any direction, which is beneficial when working around the room.

Computer Setup

Computer Setup from the back

Laptop: MacBook Pro 2018 Link

Laptop Stand: OMOTON Vertical Laptop Stand Link

Dock: 4URPC Docking Station Link

Monitor: Dell U-Series 32" LED Monitor Link

Monitor Arm: Ergotron LX Desk Mount Monitor Arm - Tall Pole Link

Keyboard: Apple Magic Keyboard Link

Trackpad: Apple Magic Trackpad 2 Link

Keyboard & Trackpad Stand: Bestand Stand for Magic Keyboard and Trackpad Link

Webcam: Logitech HD Pro Webcam Link

Wacom Tablet: Wacom Intuos Wireless Graphics Drawing Tablet Link