I am trying to learn to appliqué. And thought I would try to to do a couple of simple designs. Maybe a butterfly? Or flower? Since I have never appliquéd I would like a big block that I could maybe turn into a baby quilt.
I inherited a vassar treadle sewing machine and was told it's from the late 1800's. I've research sewing machines and cannot find anything on the "Vassar" brand. Thanks!
I was recently given this machine as a gift, but it came with no instruction manual. This is my first machine, and my first project is a block quilt. Since there is minimal information online, I thought I would post the very basic things I've come gotten worked out. I'll start with how to thread the machine. There are pictures for each step.
1)Put the thread on one of the posts, unwinding to the left and behind. (It may not matter if it is to the left and in front, but I haven't
Hi, I am looking for a pattern that is mostly white, but has some very bright colors, like a bright jelly roll in it. I saw a trip around the world done with mostly whites, but with some really fun bright kaffe fassett type colors. Does anyone know of a pattern like this? It is for my niece's wedding. She is painting her walls cobalt blue. Thanks
Originally Posted by star619
This is a cautionary tale about settling for 1-4 doctors' opinions. I had cataract surgery 2 yrs. ago. The first went fine, but after the 2nd, I literally could not see my hands in front of my face, nor the dials on the cooktop, nor the labels on my meds, the reading on the thermostat, etc. I went to 4 ophthalmologists, 2 optic nerve specialists, etc. After those two years of not being able to "literally"see my hand in front of my face, I went on a hunch to a Vision-4-Less optometrist.
Does anyone have experience with the octi hoops. I need help. I would perfer talking on the phone if possible, I do better.... I tell my husband I am old and chatting on the phone is better. I could call on my dime and promise not to talk for ever.
Originally Posted by Ranchwife
This was the first big quilt I have ever made and the first time doing a quilt as you go. I'm very pleased with the results! It was easy doing the QAYG, but time consuming attaching all the squares and doing the hand work on the back of the quilt. I will definitely do another QAYG because it is easier dealing with quilting a square as opposed to the entire quilt, but I won't do each square individually - I'll do it in strips. Now I've got to get fabric to make matching pillow cases next week.
OK I have it bad, I was just watching e-bay and there were no bids on this white signer 221, so it ended and as I was just looking at all the 221's up comes this same machine for $200. $99. less than it was listed before, and don't ya just know my finger hit the buy it now with one click button!!
Oh dear, now where to put it, I have the other 5 girls lined up along the long wall in my studio, all on treadle tables, then one of my Pfaff 7570's in a sewing cabinet. My other 3 Pfaff
2 months ago I couldn't even thread a machine..Today I am very proud of myself to say I just completed my 11th quilt..
well yesterday my newest 221 arrived, such a little cuttie! Now to think of a name for her. She makes a wonderful addition to my collection. And she runs so smoothly, she just purrs. I think I will take her to my sit and sew day, Wed. She looks even smaller than the other girls as the flip up part of the bed is smaller than the other ones.
One of my black 221's had to go to the shop to be serviced, the motor was running rather sluggish, so I took her in to have a nice cleaning and grease