and my goal is to one day do the actual quilting on it...not just piecing. I have NOT mastered machine quilting on an electric machine yet either. I'm going to a get together later this month and thought it would be fun to make something to carry my mat and cutter in and give me a chance to try quilting on the treadle. Its not good but it does seem easier than on the emachine. First the quilting and then a pic of the whole thing.