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    Sharon, Love the quilt. I agree with Vintage/Monica about the kaleidoscope comment.

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    Love it, Sharon. I really do think that scrappy quilts are the best. We all have scraps, too. It's the perfect thing to do with all those scraps.

    I haven't worked on my treadle in a long time.... need to adjust the belt and just keep putting it off. I love the light set up you have for your treadle. Tell me more about that. Like, where did you find it? Is it hooked to your treadle somehow? It looks like the perfect set-up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nanna-up-north View Post
    Love it, Sharon. I really do think that scrappy quilts are the best. We all have scraps, too. It's the perfect thing to do with all those scraps.

    I haven't worked on my treadle in a long time.... need to adjust the belt and just keep putting it off. I love the light set up you have for your treadle. Tell me more about that. Like, where did you find it? Is it hooked to your treadle somehow? It looks like the perfect set-up.
    I had fun making the spiderweb quilt top. Lots of sewing that doesn't have to be exact and I can sew it on different machines, it'll still come out right; because its foundation pieced.
    The light is from IKEA. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20169658/ It sits behind my machine and has the long neck that makes it easy to put the light right where I want it. I bought 2 of them, may buy another one for the other treadle. I use it with my electric machines too.
    In the picture of my Bernina, so you can see that you can use the little light with any machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    Sharon, Love the quilt. I agree with Vintage/Monica about the kaleidoscope comment.

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    Hi Chris!
    How're you? I really enjoyed meeting you. Thanks for the nice comment about my quilt top.

    Hi Monica,
    Thank you for the nice comment about my quilt top. I've never done the spiderweb quilt like this one, usually I use one fabric for all the kite shaped pieces. I just wanted to use up more of the larger scraps.
    Sharon

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    Hi Chris!
    How're you? I really enjoyed meeting you. Thanks for the nice comment about my quilt top. Sharon
    Sharon, Am doing well and truly enjoyed our visit. It is cold here with freezing rain now and snow expected on top of the rain. Lovely weather!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    Sharon, Am doing well and truly enjoyed our visit. It is cold here with freezing rain now and snow expected on top of the rain. Lovely weather!!
    Chris
    It rained all night and 1/2 of the day, around 2pm today the sun came out. I'm so happy it doesn't often snow here. Stay safe and warm.
    Sharon

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    It rained all night and 1/2 of the day, around 2pm today the sun came out. I'm so happy it doesn't often snow here. Stay safe and warm. Sharon
    We are trying to do that. Warm is challenging when walking the dogs but layers and Carhart helps.
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    Thanks for the info on the light, Sharon. I do have an old goosenecked lamp that needs a shade. It looks a lot like the one you have. I'll have to find a shade and I'll be in business. That looks like the perfect solution to the dark corner where the treadle sits.

    We barely missed the freezing rain last night. Just north of us it was putting 1/4" of ice on everything.... power outages aren't fun this time of year. It's snowing right now.... pretty for the season but I'm glad I don't have to get out much in it...... one trip to the grocery and I'm all set for Christmas day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nanna-up-north View Post
    Thanks for the info on the light, Sharon. I do have an old goosenecked lamp that needs a shade. It looks a lot like the one you have. I'll have to find a shade and I'll be in business. That looks like the perfect solution to the dark corner where the treadle sits.

    We barely missed the freezing rain last night. Just north of us it was putting 1/4" of ice on everything.... power outages aren't fun this time of year. It's snowing right now.... pretty for the season but I'm glad I don't have to get out much in it...... one trip to the grocery and I'm all set for Christmas day.
    Glad to help, Jean. All of my treadles sit in bad lighting with shadows in all the wrong places. I think I've got everything I need for Christmas dinner. I'm making egg noodles today.
    Sharon

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    Making my pies right now and putting together the lasagna for tomorrow's dinner. All presents wrapped (I hope) but still need to do the stockings. That will wait til after the Christmas Eve church service.

    Merry Christmas everybody!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    Making my pies right now and putting together the lasagna for tomorrow's dinner. All presents wrapped (I hope) but still need to do the stockings. That will wait til after the Christmas Eve church service.

    Merry Christmas everybody!

    Merry Christmas chris_quilts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Merry Christmas chris_quilts.
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    Skip, Thanks so much. My stockings are even done as my kiddos are adults and know we do the stckings.

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    Beautiful quilt, great machine!

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    Civil war day dress

    I would like you all to know that I not only just clean vintage machines and cabinets and quilt I make my wife's civil war dress for our reenactments and my own. This is the dress I made for our reenactment this coming April. I used my Grover and Baker and Singer 27 on this.

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    Wow Glenn that looks nice. Did you crochet that collar, too? Pat is going to look real good on your arm.

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    GOOD Job Glenn. What are you going to wear? Show us if you have made it.
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    Thanks Miriam. No I did not make the collar Pat found it in a thrift shop. Although I make them I am glad I did not have to this time.
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    My uniform

    This is what I ware. Made the pants but not the coat.
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    Pretty cool stuff. I really like the dress. The fish quilt behind it is nice too. And that's quite a nice uniform.
    So far all I've sewn is a tux for one of our dogs (poor dog) and am part way thru my first quilt.
    Rodney

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    I am so impressed with your sewing ability. I can't make clothes.
    I don't know how to do that.....YET!
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    Scrappy quilt with two vintage machines

    Here are some photos of my most recent quilt. Pieced on the 401 and quilted on the electric 66. I even attempted some FMQ on the 66 and it really did fine, based on my abilities. The thread only broke twice. Used regular Coats & Clark thread. I used all pieces from my scrappy stash. I only really buy those little bundles in the scrap bin at JoAnn Fabrics and Hancocks. I even pieced big strips of leftover warm and natural batting with that batting tape. That was a challenge because it stuck to the iron and I ended up using a pressing cloth. Might just zig zag pieces together next time. You can see the mistakes in the blocks, usually because I am "flying by the seat of my pants" and don't pay the best of attention. But, it was to use up scraps and then practice the FMQ on the vintage machine. I didn't cover the feed dogs, but set the stitch length to zero.
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    Great job Alyce! I also love how you hung it for display! That's better than the binder clips and old needles I do,... and less fur than the floor.

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    Glenn, Nicely done dress! You did a lot of tucks since the sleeves are very wide. Also looks like gathers or tucks in the bodice so no darts are needed. I'm assuming that the wide sleeves are meant for when the weather is warm or hot. I doubt the women back then went sleeveless when out in public. Must of been a fun project that came together rather quickly. Thanks for sharing!

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    Alyce, Your scrappy quilt is pretty! It's always fun using different vintage machines for different jobs in making a quilt. I don't notice your mistakes in the blocks. Any irregularities in your blocks breathes liveliness into the quilt. Life isn't perfect and neither should a quilt.

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    Alyce.... I can't see any mistakes. Your quilt is lovely..... the stitching looks fine. I think you may be one of those that's too hard on yourself.

    Glen, your sewing skills are quite impressive. I taught sewing for years and I'd give you an A+. Good job.
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