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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    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.

    I like the look of the border pattern! Very pretty quilt! I don't see any problems. In my opinion, every quilt should have some type of mistake or flaw since quilts take on a personality, or a life. Life isn't perfect (thank God) and neither should a quilt. I'm looking forward to seeing the quilt finished. I love the colors, too!

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    Crossstitcher, that is a lovely quilt. I love the colors and Delectable Mountains is on my list. I think I have at least two patterns. I had never considering using it just for a border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    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.
    Wow Trish I love the quilt! I never thought about using the Delectable Mountain pattern for a border! I made a quilt using that pattern, but never a border! Your quilt is beautiful!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    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.
    Lovely quilt Trish. Beautiful color choices and old eyes like the fact that it has a lot of open space ... for quilting. So glad you persevered and didn't throw it in the corner!

    I was going to ask about the interesting border, but BoJangles has already answered my question. Thanks BJ!
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    I now have a greater appreciation for the women who sewed before electric and know why their beds weren't as big as ours today :-).

    I finally finished my first quilt on my White treadle. It's not perfect . . . by far . . . and much harder to manipulate the machine and material and keep your feet going and the wheel going the right way.

    I finished it off by tying it cause I figured it would be easier then trying to quilt it on the treadle. . . it was.

    Anyway, here it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArizonaKAT View Post
    I now have a greater appreciation for the women who sewed before electric and know why their beds weren't as big as ours today :-).

    I finally finished my first quilt on my White treadle. It's not perfect . . . by far . . . and much harder to manipulate the machine and material and keep your feet going and the wheel going the right way.

    I finished it off by tying it cause I figured it would be easier then trying to quilt it on the treadle. . . it was.

    Anyway, here it is.
    I like my quilts tied. They are so much softer. I like the looks of that quilt - very earthy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArizonaKAT View Post
    I finally finished my first quilt on my White treadle.

    I finished it off by tying it cause I figured it would be easier then trying to quilt it on the treadle. . . it was.

    Anyway, here it is.
    Yes, that is very pretty. I agree with Miriam -- love those warm, earthy tones with a little pop of color. Good job!
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    Nice sampler!!! I haven't done a tied quilt, yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    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.
    I really like the border! I did a Bonnie Hunter pattern like that on a lap quilt, fun to play with the block settings. The colors are very soothing to me, like being in a garden with purple flowers.

    Quote Originally Posted by ArizonaKAT View Post
    I now have a greater appreciation for the women who sewed before electric and know why their beds weren't as big as ours today :-).

    I finally finished my first quilt on my White treadle. It's not perfect . . . by far . . . and much harder to manipulate the machine and material and keep your feet going and the wheel going the right way.

    I finished it off by tying it cause I figured it would be easier then trying to quilt it on the treadle. . . it was.

    Anyway, here it is.
    Very nice! The piecing looks good to me, and the colors are nice and cozy. What did you use to tie it?

    Did you find the White very smooth to use? When I get brave enough and have enough fiddly time, I'm going to start on my White treadle that needs a lot of TLC.


    Thanks everyone for the advice about skipped stitches. I'm going to try switching to a different type of needle next time and probably go back to thread basting since I did spray baste. (My back is not happy about that!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    I really like the border! I did a Bonnie Hunter pattern like that on a lap quilt, fun to play with the block settings. The colors are very soothing to me, like being in a garden with purple flowers.



    Very nice! The piecing looks good to me, and the colors are nice and cozy. What did you use to tie it?

    Did you find the White very smooth to use? When I get brave enough and have enough fiddly time, I'm going to start on my White treadle that needs a lot of TLC.


    Thanks everyone for the advice about skipped stitches. I'm going to try switching to a different type of needle next time and probably go back to thread basting since I did spray baste. (My back is not happy about that!)
    I used embroidery thread to tie. Still have a ton of it from a while ago when I was into embroidery.

    My white treadle is a rotary from 1917. Once I figured her out (with the help of the Board) she sews very smoth. The only problem I have is the wheel turning the wrong way. So I help it out every time I start with a little push of my hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot View Post
    Wow, is that ever pretty! And what quilting you're going to be able to do in all that open space!
    Thanks for all the nice comments on my quilt. Don't know yet how I will quilt it. Haven't quilted one that has so much open space. Haven't figured out the machine quilting yet so it will have to be hand quilted. Sometime this winter when the snow flys.
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    Very nice quilt. I hope to see more of your quilts using the treadle machine. The colors you used are nice warm colors.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

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    My 301, AnnieRose, and I finished another quick quilt. I'm beginning to think that may be my kind of quilt. Annie did her usual good job, but I found I cannot follow a line quilting. The FMQ border - easy. The circles on the blocks - terrible, but I finally just decided to just get it done. The baby will see the bright colors and later the trucks, not the quilting. It is brighter than the picture. Another one I like the back better than the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    My 301, AnnieRose, and I finished another quick quilt. I'm beginning to think that may be my kind of quilt. Annie did her usual good job, but I found I cannot follow a line quilting. The FMQ border - easy. The circles on the blocks - terrible, but I finally just decided to just get it done. The baby will see the bright colors and later the trucks, not the quilting. It is brighter than the picture. Another one I like the back better than the front.

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    Judy, I love it. Yes, the baby will see the bright 'roads' to follow with his eyes! I also like the back, but not as much as the front! Nice poka dots too!

    Kat, I like the warm colors you used in your Sampler Quilt! Great job using a treadle - that is something to be proud of!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArizonaKAT View Post
    I now have a greater appreciation for the women who sewed before electric and know why their beds weren't as big as ours today :-).

    I finally finished my first quilt on my White treadle. It's not perfect . . . by far . . . and much harder to manipulate the machine and material and keep your feet going and the wheel going the right way.

    I finished it off by tying it cause I figured it would be easier then trying to quilt it on the treadle. . . it was.

    Anyway, here it is.
    Kat, You did a very nice job! I found it easier to treadle straight lines when I was first new to treadling than FMQ. Even today, I prefer the look of straight lines over the curvy FMQ. Congrats! On your first treadled quilt, and thanks for sharing with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    My 301, AnnieRose, and I finished another quick quilt. I'm beginning to think that may be my kind of quilt. Annie did her usual good job, but I found I cannot follow a line quilting. The FMQ border - easy. The circles on the blocks - terrible, but I finally just decided to just get it done. The baby will see the bright colors and later the trucks, not the quilting. It is brighter than the picture. Another one I like the back better than the front.

    I believe that it is the machine that has a way of finding its new steward. Congratulations! All those lovely machines have decided that they love you. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your sewing projects from them. Enjoy!
    That's a nice colorful quilt for a baby boy. Large uniformed circles are hard to do. You did an excellent job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    My 301, AnnieRose, and I finished another quick quilt. I'm beginning to think that may be my kind of quilt. Annie did her usual good job, but I found I cannot follow a line quilting. The FMQ border - easy. The circles on the blocks - terrible, but I finally just decided to just get it done. The baby will see the bright colors and later the trucks, not the quilting. It is brighter than the picture. Another one I like the back better than the front.
    Fun colors! The truck fabric is really cute. Either side is cute, makes it that much more interesting for the baby.
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    Do you quilt the sandwich yourself on a vintage machine or send them out. Apologies for strange language but in uk quilting is what goes on the sandwich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    Do you quilt the sandwich yourself on a vintage machine or send them out. Apologies for strange language but in uk quilting is what goes on the sandwich.
    I googled quilting the British term/definition, which produced no reference for use in sandwich; all google searches talk in reference to quilts and quilting. So please educate the rest of the world of this UK usage for the word quilting.

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    I imagine what Dotty is talking about is making tops vs. quilting. Sometimes I've noticed we interchange the two terms as though they mean the same thing.

    You all have been very busy. I have a few to post myself. But with moving DD to Cal Poly and all the whirlwind, I've not had the time to upload my camera.

    And Dotty, though I can't answer for everyone, I've never sent a top out to be quilted and don't plan on it. I do all my quilting on my various machines. Longarmers do a great service, but if I had to rely on one to do my quilts, I would never be able to afford this hobby.

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    Dotty, I quilt mine myself, but not on a treadle. A 1956 Singer 301 with a 1952 waiting in the wings for her turn. I use the term 'sandwiching' for the process of putting the top, backing and batting together, but once a stitch goes in it's a 'quilt' to me.

    Longarmers do lovely work, but 1) it's not in my budget and 2) I want my quilt to be all my work. It may not look as professional as one done on a long arm, but it's done by me.

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    Nice job!!!
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    Dottymo, Almost all of us here have posted photos of quilts that we have made from start to finish using vintage machines. I do believe MUV (who is from the UK) has posted one or two quilts on this thread that she pieced, but had sent out to to be quilted (very lovely quilt). But other than her post of that quilt, I believe all the quilts on this thread have been made from start to finish by the person sharing their quilts, shirts, or dolls with us (and all are nicely done). Some of us in our posting have stated which machines have done what work; for example, x machine did the piecing, y machine did the machine quilting, and z machine did the binding.

    I make all of my quilts using machines in treadles. Some use treadles and/ or e-machines to make the quilts, while others just use vintage e-machines. Charlee has shared with us shirts that she has made for her husband. It's nice to see other projects made with vintage machines, like the dolls that Charlee and Trish have made.

    There are some beautiful quilts that have been made that have had many hands (numerous people) involved in the design and development of the quilt.( none posted on this thread)

    I prefer to do the work myself since I'm the designer of the quilt. I do all the selection of fabrics (no kits), figuring out the designs, piecing, sandwiching (front, batting, and back), basting, and quilting for my quilts since this is what I love to do.
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    Here's one of my most recent finishes, made for my daughter at her new apartment. It's twin sized and pieced entirely on vintage machines, mostly my White Fair Lady, straight stitch machine. I did, however, quilt it on my new Bernina. It's a very intricate BOM, strip quilt from my guild and my White came through with flying colors. She demanded zebra fabric on the back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Here's one of my most recent finishes, made for my daughter at her new apartment. It's twin sized and pieced entirely on vintage machines, mostly my White Fair Lady, straight stitch machine. I did, however, quilt it on my new Bernina. It's a very intricate BOM, strip quilt from my guild and my White came through with flying colors. She demanded zebra fabric on the back.
    Simply stunning. Love those colors and awesome quilting.
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