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    I got a pristine Featherweight a month ago! Love it!! Pieced this cushion on it last weekend!!!

    Selvedge cushion pieced on Featherweight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoventryUK
    I got a pristine Featherweight a month ago! Love it!! Pieced this cushion on it last weekend!!!
    FW are fun machines for piecing! Cute cushion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher
    Here is a little girl I made on my 301. A lady on the quilting board made one of these and told us where to get the pattern.
    She is a Sunbonnet Sue Door Stop. Her body is a 2L. bottle filled with sand. She will be my christmas present to a secret pal in the qult club.
    The pattern doesn't call for her to have a face, but I think if I make another I will make a face and put long hair on her.
    Trish,
    That's a cute little doll! I like the fabrics that you used. Your doll door stop would make for a very nice baby shower gift or little girl's room gift along with a small quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    I made this quilt using my Singers 201K treadle and 1957/51 featherweights; I quilted it on a long arm machine. The pattern is "Double Sawtooth Star" 90" x 103". Its made with lots of woven plaids and striped fabrics and Civil war reproduction shirting prints. There is no quick piecing done, the vintage straight stitch machines are wonderful for piecing triangles, no zig zig hole to eat the points. The binding was sewn on with my older Pfaff 1222E, about 1978 vintage. It belongs to my son, he loves his new quilt.
    This weekend it won a 3rd place ribbon at The Chisholm Trail quilt show, in Round Rock,Texas. My first ribbon ever!

    Sharon W. in Texas

    Sharon,

    Again, congrats on your winnings. You did an excellent job! It is a very handsome quilt!

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    Hi Muv,
    I like my treadles, but the electrics go lots faster when I need to. :shock: I sew fast when I'm piecing strips for quilts. The treadles get used most late in the evening when I'm not quite sleepy enough to go to bed. The featherweight that I found at a pawn shop started my sewing machine acquisition disorder(SMAD). I learned to sew as a child on Mom's Singer T&S, I greatly detested that machine...I swear it hated me.
    Sharon W. in Texas

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    Hi Muv,
    I like my treadles, but the electrics go lots faster when I need to. :shock: I sew fast when I'm piecing strips for quilts. The treadles get used most late in the evening when I'm not quite sleepy enough to go to bed. The featherweight that I found at a pawn shop started my sewing machine acquisition disorder(SMAD). I learned to sew as a child on Mom's Singer T&S, I greatly detested that machine...I swear it hated me.
    Sharon W. in Texas
    SMAD - I like that! My daughter recently told me I have "issues"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoventryUK
    I got a pristine Featherweight a month ago! Love it!! Pieced this cushion on it last weekend!!!
    That is really cute!
    I really want to try to make something out of these strips (I have them saved up - mostly thanks to Wildyard.) And I've been looking for something with straight lines to practice my foot work for my treadle - maybe something like this would be good to try out all the vintage machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher
    Here is a little girl I made on my 301. A lady on the quilting board made one of these and told us where to get the pattern.
    She is a Sunbonnet Sue Door Stop. Her body is a 2L. bottle filled with sand. She will be my christmas present to a secret pal in the qult club.
    The pattern doesn't call for her to have a face, but I think if I make another I will make a face and put long hair on her.
    Trish,
    That's a cute little doll! I like the fabrics that you used. Your doll door stop would make for a very nice baby shower gift or little girl's room gift along with a small quilt.
    Thanks VM. Thats a good idea and maybe make the quilt same as the dolls dress.

    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muv
    Hello Linda - This is how to do it:-

    In the top half of a piece of paper write out your word, actual size, making sure that you take one continuous line with as few changes of direction as possible.

    Fold the paper in half beneath the writing, so the writing shows on top, and insert a blank piece of paper, half the size of the first piece, between the the two folded halves. It should fit snugly inside.

    Now make sure your sewing machine is unthreaded, and sew along the writing. The inner piece of paper will stay in place once you have done the first few blank stitches.

    When you have finished you have the writing transferred onto the inner paper as a line of perforations.

    Use this second, smaller piece of paper as your pattern. Thread up your machine, pin the paper pattern to your material, and sew along the line of writing. When you have finished the paper comes away fairly easily because it has now been perforated twice.

    The advantages of this method is that you do not need to use any fabric marker, and you do not risk transferring any pencil or biro etc. from the paper you first wrote on. Also, the first time you do the blank sewing on the paper you have a practice run before doing the real thing.

    I've tried it once on a treadle and it drove me nuts. I've done it twice on a hand machine and it was ideal, because it is so much easier to go extra slow.
    Muv, my apologies. I just now looked at this topic for the first time in a very long time. Thanks for the help. I will have to give that a try. :D

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    I haven't made a quilt with mine yet, just got it loosened up and now to get it cleaned.
    However, I did sew a piece of fabric together to check it.
    I was so excited, it sewed a perfect stitch!!!

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