Our local Historical Society is having a Civil War exhibition. There are a number of references to what the "ladies at home" were sending in care packages to the soldiers. Apparently these packages included pin cushions. Does anyone know what a Civil War era (1860s) pin cushion looked like? (One that would have been sent to soldier).
I have received several pieces of homespun fabrics various sizes, colors, etc. What would be a good pattern to use this type fabric in? (I am trying the bulls eye - circle...) we will see if I can do it - a lot of work and welll... Anway - anyone know how this fabric was used before and what style/pattern it is? Most of mine is checks, strips, typical homespun look. Any suggestions would be helpful.
Originally Posted by harrishs
Some of you asked to see the outcome of my downsized stash so that I would have room for my vintage machines (and left over stash)-----I am not done organizing yet (will I ever be?) The last picture are of some I need to work on yet.....I do have 5 in cabinets that I did not show.....
I have learned some very valuable lessons.
1) My kenmore 85 is so much like me.She doesn't care for exspensive things.I bought the best thread I could find trying to be gentle with her.But she sews best with the cheap stuff.
2) My hubby works a midnight shift and wants our room as dark a possible so I bought really nice drapes that are suppose to block the light out ,they don't.So he asked me to make some kind of fun quilt to hang over those drapes.So I went to town to buy twin needles
My machines do touch fabric. Bought a Montegomery ward machine yesterday, pink and brown. Has some issues but thing they can be tended to after a good cleaning. $3.99.
I put 41 bales of pine needles around the house, as mulch in NC. Tomorrow I will get packed to go with a friend to the Caymans. In the meantime my best quilting buddy & GD are coming for a few days while her flooring is being out in. Hope to play cards, laugh alot and eat bad things that hubby cooks. LIFE IS GOOD...NO WONDERFUL
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Parts for Vintage Sewing Machines:
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Dan, Bob Kovar out of Toledo, Ohio, is a well-known and well-respected dealer of industrial sewing machines (including vintage ones) and parts. The company's website is:
hope that helps,- Rain
Vintage Singer Sewing Machine Blog
Updated 04-09-2012 at 04:55 PM by craftybear
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