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Thread: I need your pattern suggestions for a Featherweight worshop.

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    Senior Member gailmitchell's Avatar
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    I need your pattern suggestions for a Featherweight worshop.

    I am organizing a Featherweight sewing day in May for quilters in our area that own Featherweights. Last May, I organized a clean and maintain your Featherweight Day and it was a huge success.... We were 25 participants. But many have not used their featherweights since (including me). So I thought I'd organize a "Sew with your Featherweight" day. Most of these quilters are experienced and have made many of the standard type of projects (ie Trip around the world etc).

    Can you help me by suggesting some small "Featherweight Friendly" workshop ideas with links etc. Or if you are on Pinterest and see a great Featherweight class idea, will you pin it and label it Featherweight idea. I'll be searching Pinterest over the next few weeks for fun, unique and irresistable options.

    Thanks everyone.
    Last edited by gailmitchell; 02-17-2012 at 05:09 AM. Reason: misspelling
    Gail M.
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    Sounds like a great event, wish I lived closer!

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    A featherweight case cover pattern for a 'Sew with your featherweight day'??? (pattern is on the below link)

    http://www.featherweight221.com/fwrx.../patterns.html

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    How about a true miniature workshop. Nothing sews a more accurate 1/8 inch seam like a Featherweight. You could show an example for using them in the "Bears in Bed" that someone posted on QB?

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    Sounds like great fun! I agree with the link, Dave McCullums things are gret!

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    The Dresdan plate candle mat is a fun and quick project.

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    A small twister quilt top can easily be made in a day. I always use my Featherweight when teaching this class.
    Stephanie in Mena

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    When I was going to the Featherweight Club Dave and Sharon McCullum started here in WA state, we did those pillow cases for a children's hospital and then a "touchy-feelly" mat for the laps of Alzheimer's patients in a home here. That's 2 ideas if they want to do something that they can donate. We also had free sew times where you brought a project to work on that you were doing at home. One meeting was also for people who had accessories for their machines that could be demonstrated--Dave had the faggoter to show and others did the pleater, tucker, etc. The accessories some of us have that don't know how to operate!
    She who dies with the most fabric didn't sew fast enough!

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    You could do something with this technique and end up with 3 different size and pattern wallhangings from one cutting session.
    Eleanor Burns showing her Twice as Nice technique.
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    I think you should have a "Jelly Roll Race"!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gailmitchell View Post
    I am organizing a Featherweight sewing day in May for quilters in our area that own Featherweights. Last May, I organized a clean and maintain your Featherweight Day and it was a huge success.... We were 25 participants. But many have not used their featherweights since (including me). So I thought I'd organize a "Sew with your Featherweight" day. Most of these quilters are experienced and have made many of the standard type of projects (ie Trip around the world etc).

    Can you help me by suggesting some small "Featherweight Friendly" workshop ideas with links etc. Or if you are on Pinterest and see a great Featherweight class idea, will you pin it and label it Featherweight idea. I'll be searching Pinterest over the next few weeks for fun, unique and irresistable options.

    Thanks everyone.
    That sounds like so much fun. I wish I was closer to you.I also have a Featherweight & that has always been my dream to go to eastern Canada. I'm in Saskatchewan.

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    How about a cover for the extension that flips up, to protect it from the thumb screw on the face? I made one with a mini dresden plate design.
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    This sounds like a lot of fun.
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