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DonnaC and quiltmouse - look what you got me up to!

Old 07-30-2011, 11:06 AM
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When I posted pictures of one of my quilts on the thread "A quilt made on a vintage Singer" DonnaC and quiltmouse both said they would like to see a Youtube video of piecing on a hand machine...

Today we did it! My husband set the camera up on the tripod and I got to work on some 2 inch strips. The camera was set so that it was where my eyes would normally be. To film the action, I was standing with my feet on either side of the tripod, my head to the right of it, and each arm coming round either side of the camera. The right hand got on with turning the handle while the left hand did the work....

Not the quickest and most comfortable way to sew, but the video got made! The video is "How to use a Seam Guide on a Vintage Sewing Machine" and is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC3ExHIDvKg

Let me know what you think....

Camera in position - I only knocked it once!
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Not exactly sitting comfortably...
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...but the camera was in my usual place and I had to look past it!
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:14 AM
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Looks good!
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:17 AM
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Nice job! Really great camera view of this seam guide use.
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:31 AM
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I love it Muv!! You have a wonderful voice, and you did a perfect job of showing that it's just not that difficult to sew with a handcrank! :)
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That was great! I wondered how to sewing with one hand busy cranking the machine. It looks like you do not have to hold the thread when starting to sew.
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Old 07-30-2011, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Celeste
That was great! I wondered how to sewing with one hand busy cranking the machine. It looks like you do not have to hold the thread when starting to sew.
No, just make sure the threads are tucked under the foot towards the back. As Charlee says, it's not that difficult.
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You did a beautiful job on this tutorial! I love your machine, your instructions were very clear, can't wait to see more tutorials from you :D:D:D
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Great video Margaret!! Love the machine!!
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Now I want one too!!! What if the electricity
goes out?????
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Enjoyed the video
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