Along with collecting vintage sewing machines I like to actually use them. Recently, with encouragement from the online Quiltalong group, I made a quilt top using my grandmother’s treadle machine. This is the quilt that I showed a corner of in my last post.
It’s an easy piece made with 6 1/2″ squares. As I stitched I learned how to control the direction and speed of the treadle. (If it goes the wrong direction the thread breaks.) What a relaxing process! The quilt center had to wait a few weeks until I stumbled across this great striped fabric for the borders. Next step is to find a backing and quilt the layers together.
I’m pleased how the mitered corners turned out on this baby quilt. I’ll use this for a sample of the technique I will demonstrate at the guild meeting in February. Fast and easy!
Writing a little bit seems simple enough. I need to learn about adding photos and other interesting bits.
It’s been a good day starting with church, then helping my aunt, and finally roasting a huge chicken for dinner. We will eat chicken all week!
Current quilting project is preparing a demo of mitered borders for quilt guild meeting in February. I’m looking forward to sharing my technique.
I decided to just try it! My niece Becca blogs and sent me the link. Now I am set up for new explorations….