I am looking for an older metal singer sewing machine, or other brands, to do heavy sewing. I am wanting to do purses with upholstery fabric or outdoor fabrics with stabilizer as a backing and the newer sewing machines just do not work. I have a featherweight and it just sometimes just not strong enough. Any suggestions??? I really do not want to spend an arm and a leg for one.
I made this for the latest mystery train here on the board. It is Christmas/Winter fabrics and is a large lap-size. Top and back are quilter's cotton and the batting is fleece. It will be a gift for my Mother-in-Law for her birthday in November.
I purchased an older non-computerized Tin Lizzie at an Estate Sale with from it is beautiful and I am in love! Especially being a beginner. However my big down fall is it didn't come with a manual. I have searched high & low for one with no success. My last straw is to call Tin Lizzie BUT being a newbie I am scared to death to talk to them as to can I answer the questions that they need to know. Al I can find on the machine is Model# Cat#, I also know it's not computerized & has a phone
My Husband was in the military and he was deployed overseas in 2006. For his return from deployment I wanted to make him something crafty. I wanted it to be something I had not done before and something that would challenge me.
My grandmother and great grandmother were both quilters. If a new baby was coming or born they got a quilt... Sweet 16 get a quilt, get married get another quilt. I got my 1st quilt from my great grandmother but dragged it around to its demise probably
Originally Posted by sewbizgirl
Here's the finished top. I used the 2.5" squares I received in the birthday 'candy' swap... so many great fabrics! My X blocks were done with 4.5" squares. It finished out at 65" x 81". I did 9 rows of 7 blocks, plus the extra half-block border that completes the points. Haven't decided on a quilting pattern yet, but I'm tossing around an idea. Thanks for looking!
Hi! I am new to quilting. I have helped my grandma sew stamped embroidered blocks, but haven't really done anything else before. My grandmother has made the most beautiful quilts by hand (all of it by hand) and I am wanting to continue this tradition in my family. First project was a monkey quilt for my son... that I started two or three years ago. I know I know- I still haven't gotten all the blocks done... sheesh. I am getting back into it and hoping to finish this fall. Though, it has been
Originally Posted by Carrie in PA
Originally Posted by Cheshirecatquilter
I am old enough to remember when all my sewing projects began with fabric nipped by the measuring device and then ripped across the width. Older than dirt?
You don't need to be old to remember that trick. I don't rip fabric but that is one way my mother taught me.
If you don't like ripping, she also taught me to pull threads and then cut along the line it makes. Find a thread along the line you want to cut. At the edge of the fabric you pull it up with a straight pin and
My late sat. Protect. This will be one of the gifts for my cousin's baby shower.
I will be traveling to southern New Jersey and then on to Lancaster County, PA in late June. If you live in or near these areas do you have a favorite quilt or fabric shop? I really need your advice as I have never been to either of these areas and have no idea where to start. Also, any must see places? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.....Judi from Denver.
Originally Posted by luckydiver17
Would any of you be worried about doing this way of quilt as you go? I know most people don't like stitching in the ditch when seams are pressed open. This way has you quilt the tip and batting, press seams open, and then add the back and stitch in the ditch. I want to try this but that makes me a little nervous, also it seems like the seams might be pretty bulky. I want to try quilt as you go but I don't want to hand stitch the back or add sashing so this seemed like a good alternative. Thanks!