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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Quilter View Post
    I'm still new here. But these are the vintage machines I have: *1958 Pfaff 60, *Singer 503A, *Singer 301A (love this machine!, *Singer 403A, *Singer 348 (turquoise color). And tomorrow I am going out of town to pick up another Singer 301 that I saw on Craigslist today. It's in great condition and still in the cabinet. I can't wait to get her.
    Is your Pfaff 60 electric or treadle?

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    Cindy - I keep looking at your bag and loving it. Why do I get bags grubby as soon as I leave the house? If ever I made a lovely bag like yours it would have to be for someone else.

    Here's my latest bit of work, a doll quilt which has now reached its new owner in Canada. I have joined a blog-based doll quilt swap, and made this quilt with three machines - appliqué and stitched detail on it with the 1897 28K hand machine, outline quilting and binding with the 1927 99K hand machine, and free motion quilting with the 1945 15K treadle.

    The design is based on traditional canal art and which I drew specially for this quilt because my swap partner's mother and I are from the same part of England - I've done a long post on my blog explaining it all, and you should enjoy the links I have put there to sites showing canal art. A dark green background would have been more traditional, but I gave my partner the choice and she went for blue. Other than knowing the quilt would have dark navy blue, she had no idea what to expect. I love sending people total surprises.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muv View Post
    <snip>Here's my latest bit of work, a doll quilt which has now reached its new owner in Canada.<snip>
    Muv, that is just beautiful! I've never attempted stippling on a treadle and I think my legs might get a bit sore. The design and colors are wonderful and the stars give it just the right amount of sparkle. Thanks for sharing.
    Judy

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    Muv, your doll quilt is beautiful. Did you do all the applique' blanket stitch by hand? I love doing meandering/stippling with my 15-88 treadle - you did a wonderful job as always!

    Nancy

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    Oh, that is so pretty! I've never heard of canal art...where does the name come from?

    Perhaps your bags would stay nice longer if you sprayed them with a waterproof spray first?
    Cindy

    Curator of an 1889 Singer model 27 Fiddlebase Treadle, a 1951 Singer Centennial Featherweight, a 1956 Singer 401A, and a 1982 Bernina 830 Record.

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    MUV, Your doll quilt is very lovely!

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    Very nice. Have just started collecting vintage machines. Will be getting my Singer 66 back, in working order, this week. My goal is to make a quilt on each machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzarse View Post
    Very nice. Have just started collecting vintage machines. Will be getting my Singer 66 back, in working order, this week. My goal is to make a quilt on each machine.
    It is a fun hobby! Welcome.

    Judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzarse View Post
    Very nice. Have just started collecting vintage machines. Will be getting my Singer 66 back, in working order, this week. My goal is to make a quilt on each machine.
    Welcome! I have great fun using my vintage machines.
    Sharon

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    MUV,
    Your doll quilt is pretty!
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    Nancy and Muv. Your quilts are beautiful. Nancy yours sure would brighten up any childs room. Muv you quilting is so different from what I am used to. So very pretty.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

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    Here is a quilt I have made for a friend of DH. The grew uptogether here in WV. This part of WV has thousands of people named Lilly. So his friend asked me to make a quilt with the Lilly Coat of Arms in the middle. So here is a picture of just the top. I tried to use all the vintage block patterns because of the name being so old. The first block is a cross stitched story of how Lilly got here. The Coat of Arms is all cross stitched. I used a Brother electric machine a lady gave to me I think it dates late 70's or early 80's. Just wanted to try it out and see why she wanted to get rid of it. Found out it was mostly dirty and needed oiling.
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    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

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    Trish,
    What a great quilt and such a beautiful job on the cross stitch. Love it
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    Thanks Glenn.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

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    Yes Trish, it's beautiful.

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    I'm curious, is the block in the upper left corner one with writing on it? What does it say?

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    Nanna, it tells part of the story of how the Lilly's came to be. Also around here some of the Lillys go by crazy names like "Grinning Sam", "Sock Head Andy", "Preacher Will", One Arm Bill". The One Arm Bill was an Uncle to the guy I made this for. There are so many Lillys from WV that each year they hold a Lilly Reunion and two years ago they broke the Ginness Book of Records for the most attended at a reunion.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

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    Wow, thats interesting....... How many people show up? My mom goes to a reunion every year and always asks me to go. I haven't gone because I'm 500 miles away. The family dates back to pre 1700 and founded a city in Pa back then. Mom gets the award for being the oldest at the reunion every year now... she's 92 and likes getting that award every year.

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    Nanna, president of the Lilly Reunion, estimates family from about 26 states and Canada traveled to Flat Top for the 2010 reunion. The Lillys broke the world record for the largest family reunion; more than 2,500 people registered. You had to be connected to the Lilly name,” he said. “Just anybody couldn’t register. You had to be connected to the Lilly name and show how you were connected." But thousands attend usually wall to wall people.

    We aren't Lillys but DH is connected to some Lillys from the past. He also knows tons of the people that go because it's not far from where he grew up.

    The guy I made this for DH says that One Arm Bill was his greatgrandfather and lost his arm in the Civil war. Not his uncle.

    Probably shouldn't have put all this here should have pm you. sorry about that.
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    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

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    Trish,
    Your quilt is beautiful! I'm glad that the machine wasn't broken.
    Sharon

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    I finished 2 baby quilts this month. Both were made with a treadle and/or electric vintage machines.
    The first one is a brick pattern pieced with my Singers 115,201 and quilted with the 237 treadles,binding with the Pfaff 1222 E.
    The second one is a string quilt pieced with my Singers 115,201 treadles and quilted with a Viking Sapphire 875(new girl in the machine herd) and the binding sewn with the Pfaff 1222 E. I bind all my quilts with the Pfaff 1222E. The quilt inspectors are in the picture too. My sweetie was being the quilt holder today.
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    Very nice quilts. I love doing baby quilts. They are so quick.

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    Well here is my first quilts. My wife Elaine and I have made two quilts for my last two aunts that live in Arizona. They were finally finished yesterday (2-24-13). About three months late. I wanted them there before Christmas. But anyway tomorrow we get them boxed and out.

    Here is a pic of each quilt, the wind wasn't cooperating so they were blowing around when I took the pics.
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    Aunt Dorothy's quilt.

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    Aunt Sheri's quilt.

    The trim around the center section and the edges is as close to their birthday colors as I could match with fabric.

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    Both quilt tops were pieced together with my moms old HOTHER 15 clone. Here I am doing one of them.

    The backing piece on both quilts had to be pieced too. My wife said; do a flat fell seam down the center and it will be strong and very neat looking. Not being too good at those seams yet she just sat down and did them. Zoom zoom, and was done before I could take a pic of it. I don't even remember which of our vintage machines she used to do it.

    Here is Elaine pinning the sandwich together.
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    She must have used a hundred safety pins on each quilt. At least it felt like it when it came to taking them all out.

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    We decided to use the SITD method to quilt them, so here is Elaine trying to do that with the HOTHER. It just would not cooperate. There wasn't enough room under the arch, and at that time it had one of those pinkish/amber cogged belts on it that kept slipping. So we decided to try another machine.

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    We switched to the 201-2. Much better. No lack of power and much more room under the arch. It sewed through the sandwich like it was two layers of cotton.

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    Inspector Pollyanna checking on the progress.

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    While doing the quilting the white edged quilt got singed by the machine's light. Oopsie!

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    We tried several things but we just couldn't get rid of the burn. So Elaine patched it with another kitty picture. Had to keep with the motif. I wanted to use a paw print though.

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    Doing the binding with our 319K. We used the #20 wavy line cam. It turned out pretty good .
    The 319 is Elaine's dream machine. When we got it she himmed and hawwed and didn't want to bid too much. I said: "You have the money, HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT?" She hammered the other bidders with a big bid and they gave up. All we've done with this machine is clean it a bit, oil it and use it. Very nice machine.

    After finishing the machines we took them to the laundromat and used the huge 50# machine to wash them. Then dried them.

    After hanging out for a couple days we inspected them. One tiny little separation of one pieced section on the red edged quilt, and a couple inches of binding separation on the white edged one. Not too bad for our first quilts. Those were easily repaired. All but impossible to see the fixes too.

    Both of these quiltes started out as lap quilts, then grew into a bed quilt.

    This has been a learning experience. Now on to the next project.

    Joe
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    Trish, I love your Lilly quilt! You need to post a photo of the block with the cross stitch so we can all read it! Now we know why you go by Crossstitcher!

    Sharon, those are very pretty baby quilts - they are a really nice size too! Are those for Project Linus? Wow, you and I think alike! I use my Pfaff 1222e for all my bindings too with the walking zig zag stretched to make a scallop!

    Nancy
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    Joe, how cool to finish two quilts as a joint effort between you and your wife! You two work great as a team - those quilts turned out very nice. The back looks like a flannel? If it is flannel, those two quilts will be nice and comfy! I also love the progress photos! Very well done!

    Obviously, your Aunts love kitties! Your Polyanna cat is really cute too!

    Oh, and your 319 looks like it is in pristine shape! I love my 319w in treadle. I use that machine almost every day!

    Nancy
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