Hi - I'm new to quilting as well as this forum though I have done garment sewing since I was 10 and in 4H. I'm looking forward to following some great discussions.
So, here's my story.... On Friday, I went to a garage sale held on back road in the heart of the Adirondack Mts. There was an old sewing machine for sale, but since I already have several old sewing machines, I decided to pass. It haunted me all day on Saturday, and this morning I thought I should google the model
Quilter's cotton top and backing--cotton batting. Twin size.
First post is one for advice on a new machine. Just attended a landscape quilting class in BC with my old Elna Air and found it doesn't seem to be good enough anymore. I've started to look at the Berninas and have been mired down with the choices. My friend LOVES her older 930 mechanical, and I see they're still available, but have also been looking at the newer computerized ones (used). Also was shown the 350SE new at a shop nearby ($1599 includes walking foot, class to learn, 1st service next
Originally Posted by JNCT14
Hey fivepaws - this is actuallly a really simple pattern - only 3 blocks with sashing in between then sashing in between the blocks. It only took about 7 weeks from start to finish and I only worked on it in the mornings before i went to work.
Originally Posted by susanwilley
I am starting a block that has 1 1/2 wide strips that are 5 1/2 long. I am sewing the strips together in fives. So, that means if I sew them together correctly they should finish at 5' squares...right?? And, when I sew the squares together they should match up edge to edge? Well, I just can't figure out where I'm going wrong. My squares are turning out to be longer than wide and I can't sew them together edge to edge. I am trying to sew them together so that one square has the strips vertically
Here are some bookmarks and other stuff I've been working on. Some may know I am a miniaturist so most of my stuff is mini quilt fronts on gift items.
2" x 7" approx
Coasters or could be magnets 2 1/2"
Just finished this quilt yesterday. Will be giving it to her on the 28th for her Bday. My youngest granddaughter came over turkey hunting and gave her her quilt. and guess what she says. My aunt Mary just made me a Seahawk quilt, but she still loved this one.
Originally Posted by Tennessee Suzi
I'm going to try and post pics of my baby. Her name is Shasta and she was given to me by an elderly lady who had given away the head of an identical machine. She had promised that I could buy the head from her and she forgot, so she gave me this one. I tried to pay her but nothing doing. Fantastic!!!
I think I am getting back to my first love in quilts, log cabins, need to add some more, LOL
Have 3 wall log cabins to add soon as I finish hand quilting the 3ed one
I am so happy, the quilt I made for the 4H raffle brought in the $1000. we hoped to raise to buy sewing machines for the gals in 4H classes. a lady from Ha. won, so now one of my quilts will go way way west.
I am still up in the clouds from the quilt show, I just love my new little raspberry 221 FW, looks so cute with the green on one side and the blue on the other side, the 2 black ones are on the outer tables.
One of the things I learned at the show was how to load