Thought you all would enjoy this.
From a 1940 Singer Sewing Manual
"Prepare yourself mentally for sewing. think about what you are going to do...never approach sewing with a sigh or lackidaisically. Good results are difficult when indifference predominates. Never try to sew with a sink full of dirty dishes or beds unmade. when there are urgent housekeeping chores, do these first so your mind is free to enjoy your sewing.
When you sew, make yourself as attractive as possible. Put on a clean dress. Keep a little bag of French chalk near yur machine to dust your fingers at intervals. Have your hair in order, powder and lipstick put on. If you are constantly fearful that a visitor will drop in or your husband will come home and you will not look neatly put together, you will not enjoy your sewing as you should."
How times have changed...Thank Goodness!!!!
And did you know that from one fat quarter you can cut...
99 ...2 inch squares
56....2.5 inch squares
42....3 inch squares
30.... 3.5 inch squares
20...4 inch squares
16....4.5 inch squares
12 ...5 inch squares
12... 5.5 inch squares
9... 6 inch squares
6... 6.5 inch squares
1... 18 inch square.