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Thread: Quilts made using vintage machines!

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    Junior Member Cathieinut's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    Very nice work. Glad you like to treadle it is relaxing to me but the stopping is what gets me sometimes. Have fun with your machine. But, beware you can't own just one treadle. Ask me how I know.
    LOL well...this is actually the second treadle I own. The first I kind of forgot about as the cabinet was all painted black and I relegated it to the basement TV room as a table. Now that I am getting into these older machines DH is cleaning it up and has plans to strip the cabinet for me although I am not sure where it will fit! LOL
    Cathie in Ut
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    Jean,
    Your kimono quilt is beautiful!!
    Sharon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    Very nice work. Glad you like to treadle it is relaxing to me but the stopping is what gets me sometimes. Have fun with your machine. But, beware you can't own just one treadle. Ask me how I know.
    Trish,
    When you need to stop treadling, put your hand on the wheel; when you want to start the machine give is push in the right direction and make sure you keep your feet on the treadle. I've been using treadle machines since 2007, it takes practice to get smooth treadling and nice stitches too.
    I ran my first treadle (Singer 201k) for a week without any thread or even a needle & presser foot up. I just practiced getting the machine to go in the correct direction. Once I was able to do that, then I put the needle in the machine and threaded it up. I did lots of strip piecing with my 201k and made lots of 9 patch blocks. I make lots of charity quilts.
    I've fallen in love with the White Rotary that a friend of a friend gifted me with. Sometime in the distant past it was changed from treadle to electric. I found a lovely cabinet for it and its now a treadle again.
    Sharon in Texas
    Treadles:Singer 201k,15-90,237,66-1(2) and 115. Pfaff 60 & 1917 White Rotary
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    Well, it's getting close to Christmas and the end of the year so this will be the last quilt made with vintage machines that I'll post in 2013. My daughter wanted a Christmas wall-hanging and I wanted to make one with angels.... just couldn't find something that popped out and said "perfect". So, I did this Santa instead. I saw a picture and had to grid it and blow up the size to work. And, yes, there is quite a bit of applique. But all the machine stitching is done on my vintage machines...... the 1947 Singer 221 did all the straight stitching and the 1949 Singer 15-91 (that I just got last week and haven't posted yet) did all the FMQ. I have to get a label made and sew it on and then, it's off to the post office to get it on it's way to my daughter so far away. I didn't tell her what I was making.... just not an angel.... so I hope she likes it. Happy Holidays, everyone.
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    Nanna, I love it and I am sure your daughter will too. Merry Christmas to you also.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

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    Jean what a nice Christmas quilt. Anyone would love this one.
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    Jean,

    That quilt is too cute! I like your quilting. The white area looks like snowballs.
    And a Merry Christmas to you too!

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    Very cool....sleek Santa...love the contemporary style...and what's more, completed on a vintage machine. Love it.

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    Jean~so impressed with your lovely quilt and especially the FMQ on it! You need to do a Youtube so that I can learn!

    Been piecing on my Singer 27 a bit and practicing the starting and stopping while adding sashing to some blocks. I still have to remind myself to stop with my hand on the wheel instead of on the treadle but it's happening more and more!
    I also have my boxes of "free quilt" parts that I use for sew on and sew off pieces...I think some call them a bonus quilt because you make it as you work on different projects. This one is called Best Friends
    here's a link to an example

    http://quiltwithus.connectingthreads...best-friends-5

    I am doing it with bunches of 1.5 inch squares, 1.5 x2.5 inch rectangles and 4.5 inch squares...I really need more dark-darks as I seem to have tons of meds in my stash or brights...
    It will probably take me years but that's OK as it is all scraps from myself and others
    Cathie in Ut
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    Cathie, The Best Friends quilt will be well worth all the work and an excellent way to use up scraps. The one shown in the link is a very handsome quilt.

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