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    Miriam, Muv & Sewextremeseams; Thanks for all the compliments re Aunt May's quilt. According to my Aunt Gayle, she is still gushing over the quilt and cannot believe that anyone would take the time to make her a quilt. Showed the picture of it to a couple of friends while on a working road trip and they loved it too. Again, thanks for the compliments.
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    vintagemotif, I like the idea of the jeans quilt. Very nicely done.But, then all your things and everyone elses are very pretty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    Here are two quilts that my granddaughters made the blue one was made on an older machine that we don't know the name of it just has a gold V on it. Got it at an auction. The black one was made on a 301 long bed. The blue one was made by a 12 year old and she did all her own sewing. The black one was made by an 8 year old. I had her sit on my lap and worked the foot pedal and she pushed the quilt through to quilt it. They are so proud of themselfs. They are going to put these in the WV State Fair this Aug.

    My granddaugher that made the blue quilt found out today she had won 3rd. place for her quilt. I was so happy for her. and I know she was proud to see it hanging with all the other lovely quilts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    My granddaugher that made the blue quilt found out today she had won 3rd. place for her quilt. I was so happy for her. and I know she was proud to see it hanging with all the other lovely quilts.
    Tell her congratulations! That is awesome that she won 3rd at the State Fair. I'm looking forward to seeing their future projects. Thanks for sharing!!

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    Monica, I love the quilt made with jeans! I made a jeans rag quilt a few years ago. It was made using old jeans for one block, alternating with blocks made with appliqued hand prints from each of our grandkids. Anyway, the quilt turned out really cute, but extremely heavy being a rag quilt - it had the jeans fabric on both sides of the blocks of course and it is a full sized quilt. I like your quilt much better! I will never use jeans on both sides of a quilt aqain, but I had gotten the idea from Alex Anderson's quilt show on TV.

    You did a really nice job!

    Nancy

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    Another finish for my 301

    I had another GS deployed so I did a rush quilt. AnnieRose, my 301, did here usual nice job. A simple pattern, but it was done in time to go with him and that's what matters. My soldiers need to wrapped in stitches of love.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t197789.html

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    Nancy, Thanks! My quilt is heavy too since I added the batting. This quilt will make an excellent picnic quilt or hammock quilt since the back is all jean material. It is an easy and fast to make. I would like to make another one, but I'm out of jeans. I might have to knock on my neighbors doors asking for any of their unwanted jeans.

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    Very cozy and home-y looking - it's going to be a wonderful reminder of home! My hubs deploys frequently and he often comments on how great his quilt is - especially in the winter time - it holds the heat from the electric blanket. Good luck to your grandson! Lot of people here praying for our men and women far from home.

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    This isn't a quilt but it was made on my vintage 1960 Singer 15-125 sewing machine. This market bag was made to enter in the local fair this year. It won Grand Champion. It's made from a old vintage 1977 calendar.
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    Katfish, Clever taking the cloth calendars to make into a market bag. It's a retro-bag. Great way to recycle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Katfish, Clever taking the cloth calendars to make into a market bag. It's a retro-bag. Great way to recycle!
    I agree - I've wondered what to do with those old calendars.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    I had another GS deployed so I did a rush quilt. AnnieRose, my 301, did here usual nice job. A simple pattern, but it was done in time to go with him and that's what matters. My soldiers need to wrapped in stitches of love.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t197789.html
    Irish, that is a very nice quilt! I love the bright colors! What batting did you use in the quilt - Warm and Natural, Wool, polyester? I am wondering because you said your GS just went around hugging the quilt instead of packing! You are a wonderful grandmother!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatFish View Post
    This isn't a quilt but it was made on my vintage 1960 Singer 15-125 sewing machine. This market bag was made to enter in the local fair this year. It won Grand Champion. It's made from a old vintage 1977 calendar.
    Katfish, what a cool idea for a tote! Wouldn't that be a neat thing to do for our kids, grandkids if we could find the calenders from their birth years! That is a cool idea for a baby blanket too! Wow, you guys inspire me!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    My Mock Cathedral Window Quilt. Made with used jean material, and leftover fabrics and batting from previous quilt projects. Decorative stitching from my Singer 224, piecing from Singer 201, and binding Davis NVF.
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    Neat idea for a tote bag.

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    Irishrose, your quilt for your GS is nice. I am sure he will know he is loved.

    Katfish, such a clever use of fabric calendars.

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    Katfish, great idea for a tote! I got a bunch of 60s/70s cloth calendars at an auction and was going to put them in a garage sale, but I want to look through them first now.

    Been busy with life here, so not much sewing machine or quilting play time, but I did get one more baby quilt finished up just in time. It was all done on my 301, so this is the first quilt I've made with her. I had a lot of trouble with skipped stitches when FMQ, which is weird because my practice squares were so easy with no problems.

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    Cute quilt!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    I had a lot of trouble with skipped stitches when FMQ, which is weird because my practice squares were so easy with no problems.
    Some questions to help you figure out the skipped stitches:

    1. Were you using a sharp, a ball point or a universal needle? Our vintage machines were designed for sharps, although some vintage machines will also give you acceptable results with ball-point needles on knits. A universal needle is almost always troublesome - woven or knits, they don't sew either very well. Change to a new sharp when you start getting skips and see if that doesn't help.

    2. What size thread and needle were you using? Too large a needle for the thread will cause skips - it makes such a big hole in the fabric that the fabric doesn't create the drag on the thread as the needle begins to rise - that drag is what creates a loop for the hook to catch.

    3. Did you spray baste the quilt? A little bit of gummy build-up on the needle is all it takes to cause skips.

    Hope this helps you figure out what was causing the skipped stitches. It's so frustrating to get those in the middle of a project.

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    This tunred out wonderful. I bet your friend loves it. It is nice to see what you did with some Morris fabric.




    Quote Originally Posted by totosmom View Post
    I'm really enjoying this thread! What a joy to see so many lovely quilts of all sorts and shapes, and isn't it just great that they are all made on vintage and antique machines?

    Here's my latest project, a table runner. It was pieced on my Pfaff 1222E and then quilted on my Bernina 830 Record. I went with straight line quilting this time and used Invisafil so that the design and the anemone flowers would show up. (Besides, my FMQ isn't quite up to speed yet.)

    I made it for my friend Mary, so please don't tell her yet, OK?
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    Bennett, that's a very nice scrappy.

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    Bennett, the baby will love all the colors. Good job!

    AnnieRose FMQ with cheap size 11 sharp needles and so far has never skipped a stitch.

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    Bennett, very cute. Try the sharps and if you continue to have issues, check the needle to hook placement. I've found a few of my 301's were not timed properly and the needle was too far away from the hook A tiny adjustment made the world of difference.

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    Thanks Anna. The colors are perfect for fall and I loved the Morris pattern. In fact, I also bought the same fabric in a lovely taupe and blue. Haven't figured out what to do with it yet, but it's here, waiting to be used!

    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts View Post
    This tunred out wonderful. I bet your friend loves it. It is nice to see what you did with some Morris fabric.
    Bennet, your scrappy baby quilt is GREAT! So bright and playful. I suspect the little one will be dragging it around and lovin' it for a long time.
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    Here is my latest quilt top. I used my Singer lotus and my trusty 301. Lots of seams to match up and sometimes I just wanted to throw it in the corner. But I love the colors in it so I just kept at it. So glad it's done. It's called Ranchers Daughter and the pattern is on the net.
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    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    It's called Ranchers Daughter and the pattern is on the net.
    Wow, is that ever pretty! And what quilting you're going to be able to do in all that open space!

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