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Thread: Introduction & Crash Course

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    Introduction & Crash Course

    Hi, I'm Ann. I found a Singer 15-91 on the side of the road in June and was given a Shark Sewing Machine in Mayish. I've been working on the FandominStitches.com Harry Potter Project of Doom Paper Piercing (or Quilt by Number as I call it) quilt slowly since then.

    The Singer 15-91 was in rough shape so I took it in to get repaired since the wires were fraying and I don't know a think about repairing it. While it was in the shop, I started working on the cabinet. The Cabinet had Mold and needed to be repaired.

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    I got the bright idea on Thanksgiving that I would quilt my niece and nephew quilts for Christmas. So Within the course of Friday, Saturday and Sunday, I took a crash course in quilting based on youtube and pinterest finds. Sunday Night, I hit the wall of everything I could do for the quilt with 1 line left in the quilting process, and just the satin bias tape to add around the edges.

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    I've also learned that my cats are not fat enough to act as weights when they sit on the corners as I'm trying to straightening levels. So I'm learning a new skill in time to drive myself crazy before the holiday season. Sounds like a great idea.

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    It looks great.

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    Super cute. Not sure why you need to use satin bias tape. That will be very slippery & usually is reserved for blankets. I'm sure it will feel nice & smooth, but if it causes you too much aggravation, you could always make a basic cotton fabric binding that would be a lot easier to work with. I will say that for the satin bias tape, you probably want to get clips (either the metal ones or Wonder Clips) as the pins will often leave a permanent mark/mar in the satin fabric.

    Your nieces & nephews will be very lucky come Christmas Day!

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    Cute quilt and congratulations on your new hobby!

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    Great quilt with your "free" sewing machine.

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    love all that fussy cutting
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    You did a wonderful job on your first I too am self taught and use a 15-91 they sew practically anything!! I did go to wm and got a cheap machine that does a few embroidery stitches for zig zag and appliques. Mine wasn't free nor do I have a cabinet so lucky you!!! Keep showing us what you make!!!

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    What a great job you did on this pretty quilt. They will love your quilts.

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    You GO Girl--------I like the way you do business. Very nice cabinet and sewing machine and quilt. Keep it up and welcome to the board.
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    You did a beautiful job on the cabinet and also the quilt.

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    You did a beautiful job on the cabinet and also the quilt.

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    Thank you all.

    I finished the quilt tonight. I ended up using basic white bias tape because the blue satin just over powered it. When I'm not on my phone tomorrow I'll post a picture of it,

    I'm so surprised at the difference in the singer and shark. One sounds loud and tired and the other is just wondering along.

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    I think you're amazing. "Look what I found, a sewing matching. I'll clean it and repair it and just teach myself to sew!" What a lucky niece and nephew! It looks like you're quilting too! What a great example to us all! I can't wait to see what you make.
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    You did a very good thing.

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    Great find. Hope the sewing machine turns out well. They are great to sew on. Love the quilt.

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    You are off to a great start! Welcome to the world of quilting.

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    Lucky you! Enjoy your machines.

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    It looks great for a first quilt. We all improve with the more we make. Check out the section called "For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts". There are a lot of real smart members that know all about restoring older DSM.
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

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    Everything was meant to be anxious to see finished. So fortunate all around. For me it would be my Christmas gift done.

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    While I know the lines aren't perfect I'm still in love with how it looks! I'm really excited to start the next quilt for the nephew. Thank you everyone. :-)

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    It's amazing what people will throw away. I'm glad you rescued the machine and cabinet.

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    Cats are excellent supervisors and inspectors - also good as paperweights on paper, but not so on fabric! Very cute quilt and nice job of quilting with all that "help" - lol.

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    Great machine...

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    The quilt is darling! You did a wonderful job on the cabinet too, and the machine looks great!

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    very nice job!!
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