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Jelly Roll "Race" quilt with a treadle ? yes or no

Jelly Roll "Race" quilt with a treadle ? yes or no

Old 05-05-2015, 05:26 PM
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Default Jelly Roll "Race" quilt with a treadle ? yes or no

I have been thinking about trying a quilt to try to justify the existence of some of these machine, after much you tube surfing I have about decided that I think a jelly roll strip quilt is something I could possibly handle. That initial 1600 or 2400 or more inch seam has me wondering though if it is really something I want to attempt with a 114 year old singer 27. Bad Idea or go for it ?
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Old 05-05-2015, 05:48 PM
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I love sewing with my treadle so I would say go for it. Why Not? Hope you have a few bobbins to fill so that you won't have to rewind the same one. That would be the only down side since the old bobbins don't hold as much thread.
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:08 PM
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I made a extra large "jelly roll race" quilt. I cut into 2 baby quilts for my quilt club. I used my Singer red eye treadle. It was super fun and easy. Go for it..it's the perfect practice treadle quilt. Just sewing endless strips. It's a great way to learn how to use your treadle. Good luck. Kathy.
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:09 PM
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I have a dozen or so .. and my winder has been adjusted and works very well, I really enjoy watching it work ... so that does not bother me much. Thank you for your input... I really might have to give this a try.
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I treadled the quilt I helped make for Ashlea (http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...y-t254240.html) on a 1908 Singer 27 treadle. A strip quilt is very doable. Go for it. I think it will go faster than you expect.
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I figured if practice is the key ... what better way than a continuous uninterrupted practice strip ? Sounds perfect actually if not just a little ambitious


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sure would be good exercise!
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Yes do it. It's great fun and really is easy. I did the cover for my #2 Singer 66 treadle that way. Wasn't huge, but was still lots of strips.
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When I was a newbie, the first quilt I made was a king size Trip around the World on my treadle. My only problem was remembering to slow down when reaching the end of the fabric!
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thank you all for the encouragement! ow to figure out a ripping fence for my rotary cutter ( or how to do cloth on the table saw ) and I will be half way there.
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