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    Wish I had my mother's machine. Have no idea where it's at. Love your quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    Wish I had my mother's machine. Have no idea where it's at. Love your quilt.
    Wish I had her 66 treadle and NOT the plastic piece of garbage that she later bought which was also a Singer. Spent more time in repair shop than it ever did sewing.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Here's my latest three pieced and quilted on my FW and 201. They went to OK after the tornado.
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    ArizonaKat, beautiful quilts and what a nice thing to do sending them to OK
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    ArizonaKat, Nice quilts and a nice thing to do sending them to OK.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

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    wonderful quilts ArizonaKAT! They're so nice a colorful. It's so nice that you gave them away for a good cause.
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    I am way behind, but I thought I'd post a photo of the quilt I finished a couple weeks ago. I made this quilt using only by 1937 FW, then bound it with my Pfaff 1222e from 1976. I was making this quilt to pretty up my FIL's assisted living room, but didn't get it done until 2 days before he passed away. My DH wanted it drapped on his coffin because Dad was always asking me when I was going to get his quilt done!

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    Sharon, I love the log cabing quilt! Nice and bright.

    Kat, great job and what an honorable thing to do, sending those quilts to the victims of those tornados!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    I am way behind, but I thought I'd post a photo of the quilt I finished a couple weeks ago. I made this quilt using only by 1937 FW, then bound it with my Pfaff 1222e from 1976. I was making this quilt to pretty up my FIL's assisted living room, but didn't get it done until 2 days before he passed away. My DH wanted it drapped on his coffin because Dad was always asking me when I was going to get his quilt done!

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    Nancy, Sorry to hear of that your FIL passed away. That's a handsome quilt. Seeing the quilt draped over his coffin brings a feeling a tranquility and peace. That quilt will always be his quilt. He can now comfort you and your husband with his serenity when you wrap yourselves up in his quilt.

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    Nancy, Beautiful quilt and what a nice tribute to you FIL Again sorry about the passing of your FIL
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    What a beautiful tribute to your FIL, Nancy!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Nancy, What a beautiful quit to honor your FIL with. Hope the quilt will make you think of happy memories of your FIL.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

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    I think I like seeing a quilt draped over a coffin - how much love is that? WOW and a beautiful quilt, too.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Nancy;

    Sorry about your FIL's death but what a terrific quilt for him and I just wish I had had a quilt for my FIL's coffin to drape over it.

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    Nancy,
    I love the beautiful quilt you made for your FIL. I'm sorry for your family's loss.
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    Thank you everyone. The quilt was draped on his coffin in the church too, but I didn't get photo's of that. It was an honor that DH asked to have the quilt displayed like that. I didn't know they were doing that until the funeral. Dad would have liked that. The blue fabric is vintage airplanes. He was an auto mechanic during WW 2 and for 34 years after.

    I am putting the quilt away. We won't use it.

    Anyway, thank you all.

    Nancy

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    would love to see a few of them

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    beautiful table christmas topper but wow have you ever thought to use quilting safety pins instead of the straight pins i would be a bloody mess if i used straight pins

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    Civil War Pot Holder Quilt

    I was inspired by a civil war pot holder quilt made by Jean Ann Wright using fabrics by Judie Rothermel and the New England Quilt Museum. The pot holder quilt was made by ladies who made comleted 12" blocks quilted and bound. They then got together and whipped stitched the separate blocks to form a quilt. These quilts were given to the wounded soldiers in the hospitals. Not many of these quilts survived because most wounded soldiers died in the hospital and were buried with the quilts.

    I made this quilt using my own fabrics from my stash and each block I made with a different antique vintage machine(ie singer vs2 ca 1898) 30 diff machines were use to piece and quilt the blocks. Some blocks are handquilted and some machine quilted. I am going to add labels to what machine made each block on the back of each block. It is now a lap quilt but my wife liked it so much she wants me to add two more rows so she can use it on the bed. I just did my own take on the thing.
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    wow, Glenn, I can't wait to see that.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Glenn, Civil War fabrics are my favorites. I had never heard of potholder quilts. Thanks for the lesson and sharing your beautiful quilt.

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    I'm with your wife Glenn....most bedworthy! It's a beauty and I am guessing these "potholder quilts" are just the original concept for today's "quilt as you go". Great idea with the individual labels....definitely a keeper.

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    Skip, Wow what a beautiful quilt - and what a cool idea! I had never heard of a potholder quilt either, but how inspiring for us that you used a different machine for each of the blocks! I would add rows too and use it on your bed! You are also inspiring me to get the label made for my FIL's quilt - I have been procrastinating about doing the label, but it needs to be done. One of my BIL's wanted Dad's quilt to be buried with him, but Rod said no. I am glad, seeing his quilt reminds me of him! It is nice those soldiers had their quilts buried with them, but at the same time it is a shame one of the family members didn't receive the special quilt as a keepsake.

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    Gee Glenn I love your quilt and the idea you used. I bet this will have a lot of us making a pot holder quilt now.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

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    What a great idea for a quilt, You did a great job on this what memories of your machines too.
    Kasey 1937 221-1 Featherweight, Red Eye Singer Treadle 66-1, 2 301's both long and short bed, 403, Free Number 5 Treadle, Jones hand crank Kenmore 158 19131, Viking Lilly 555

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