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  1. Pattern identification

    by , 04-12-2016 at 04:09 PM
    A friend asked me to repair the quilt her grandmother made for her mother. I am trying to identify the pattern and hopefully get a pattern to correctly cut the pieces.
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  2. Vintage Japanese 'Badged' Zig Zag and Straight Sew Sewing Machines

    by , 04-09-2016 at 07:37 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy7865 View Post
    I would like to know how old my dressmaker is. I haven't been able to find any information on it.
  3. My first finish for 2016

    by , 04-08-2016 at 11:18 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Terry View Post
    Nice. Am currently working on my first quilt. Does anyone have suggestions on a cheap solution for a quilting table?
  4. Inspiration

    by , 04-06-2016 at 09:08 PM (Rhonda's Retreat)
    You can find inspiration here. This is a list of members' information that includes their favorite quilt related info.

    This is not for any particular swap just a place to refer to for ideas and inspiration of things to make and color combos people like or other favorites they can share with all of us.

    Feel free to comment below and add your preferences to our list.

    Add things such as but not limited to:

    1. colors you like
    2. colors you ...
  5. Looking at purchasing a used sewing machine for a Grace Quilting Frame

    by , 04-02-2016 at 06:41 AM
    I am new to this forum, and I look forward to being part of this community. I have just purchased a used Grace Next Generation Quilting frame with the stitch regulator compatible with the janome1600p qc, Viking mega quilter and the Baby Lock. I did have the opportunity to purchase the Janome 1600P QC (which I think is the model I want), but there is family issue and I would not be able to get it for at least 6 weeks. I am willing to wait, but I am not sure whether the sale will go through ...
  6. Baby quilt made with extra 4-patches

    by , 04-01-2016 at 03:47 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca_S View Post
    Here is a baby quilt I made with a selection of extra 4 patches. There wasn't any pattern for the piecing, just a semi-random slash-and-sew method with a yard of white fabric. I used straight line quilting in each of the white areas, thanks to everyone who made suggestions on the quilting when I posted the flimsy!
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  7. I'm in trouble...need Christian Cross pattern

    by , 03-31-2016 at 05:42 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by GammaLou View Post
    Here is the picture of what I am looking for.
  8. Older sewing machines

    by , 03-26-2016 at 12:30 PM
    My personal collection consists of:

    1). Singer model 101 portable (wooden case) circa May 22, 1922.
    2). Singer model 99 portable (wooden case) circa September 23, 1930.
    3). Singer model 95-01 commercial (mounted atop a 1 1/2" oak table-top with a 1/2 hp motor underneath) circa January 29, 1931.
    4). Singer model 15 console circa September 5, 1935.
    5). Singer model 221-1 Portable "Featherweight" circa April 20, 1948.
    6). Singer model 237 "Fashion
  9. Older sewing machines

    by , 03-26-2016 at 11:59 AM
    I wish to start a blog that has to with anything about older sewing machines. Most of all, Singers.

    1). How to identify them.
    2). Differences between models and intricacies of usage.
    3). How to make them run better.
    4). How to perform simple repairs.
    5). Techniques of preforming cosmetic repairs on machines as well as on consoles and portable carriers.

    In addition I wish to help those wanting to:
    1). Find and own older machines.
  10. A Feathered Log Cabin

    by , 03-22-2016 at 07:53 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by ozarkgal View Post
    This quilt comes from North Carolina, a log cabin with 4 blocks reversed to create a center panel.
    We feathered the blocks with a feather theme outside border. Hope you enjoy the pictures and they give you some ideas.
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