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    Thanks you guy's, I have always made dresses for my wife for our military balls when I was an Army officer for 20 + years. My grandma taught me to sew and I would not do it for a long time did not want my fellow officers to think I was strange. I realized that a lot of my fellow soldiers did needle point and such so we started a sewing club. No longer needed to be ashamed of sewing but most of the guys are gone now due to war and age. The club is long gone now but I still sew in their honor and will continue to do so.
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    Alyce,
    I think your quilt is pretty, blue and yellow are a lovely color combo. You've done a good job making your quilt.
    I used to teach quilting, been quilting for many years. I learned to make clothes from my Mom when I was a child, used to make most of my family's clothing.
    Glenn,
    The dress you made for your wife looks wonderful, the pants do too.

    I'm currently sewing, "Easy Street", a mystery quilt from Bonnie Hunter of www.quiltville.com. I'm using my White Rotary treadle.
    Sharon W. in Texas

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    Glenn, it was so nice to hear about your sewing club. My uncle was a Navy Officer and single father of 4 girls. While on the ship he sewed dresses and coats and knitted hats, scarves and sweaters for his girls. They were always beautifully dressed.
    I don't know how to do that.....YET!
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    My first quilt, finished just before New Years Eve, was for my dog Bix... I helped sew most of the blocks for our king size bed quilt and while my wife was piecing it together she couldn't keep Bix off of the quilt, so he needed his own. I sewed all of the blocks with my LBOW 301A, but switched to my Pfaff 1171 for the piecing- it's going to take me a while to get used to the 301 for longer pieces. Here's a pic of the final quilt & also the 301.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    This is what I ware. Made the pants but not the coat.
    Very nice Glenn, you do a wonderful job.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLMoore3rd View Post
    My first quilt, finished just before New Years Eve, was for my dog Bix... I helped sew most of the blocks for our king size bed quilt and while my wife was piecing it together she couldn't keep Bix off of the quilt, so he needed his own. I sewed all of the blocks with my LBOW 301A, but switched to my Pfaff 1171 for the piecing- it's going to take me a while to get used to the 301 for longer pieces. Here's a pic of the final quilt & also the 301.
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    Welcome John! I like the quilt you made for Bix. He looks content with his own quilt. Thanks for sharing!
    Monica

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    Aww, he looks like he enjoys his new quilt. Good job.

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    AWWWW That's cute.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

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    Precious pooch and really nice quilt. He looks quite pleased
    Alyce

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    Welcome and what a sweet picture of the dog and his quilt. Love my 301 and use it almost exclusively despite having several vintage machines.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Awesome costume. I wish we had gatherings up here more often, if they do they are Voyageur themed and people dress like trappers, Voyageurs and first nations sometimes.
    1939 Singer 221, 1980 Singer Starlet 496, 1947 Singer 201-3

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    Awesome costume. I wish we had gatherings up here in Alberta more often, if they do they are Voyageur canoe themed and people dress like trappers, Voyageurs and first nations sometimes. They are usually called rendevouz events and part of Canoe brigade trips.
    1939 Singer 221, 1980 Singer Starlet 496, 1947 Singer 201-3

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    I just finished a toddler size "Bento Box" quilt using 3 machines. The piecing was done with either a Pfaff 60 or White Rotary treadle, the quilting was done by a Bernina 930 and finally the 1917 White Rotary did the binding.
    Here's the video of me sewing the binding. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4kVaamCRnc

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    Sharon, Nicely done! I like your youtube video too. You seem to be enjoying your White.

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    Oh Sharon, what a wonderful quilt.... and all on your vintage machines?? I really need to get working on my treadle.... just need to adjust the belt because it slips. It must be warm enough in Texas to display your quilt outside. I'm jealous. It's been the most frigid, snowy winter this year in Michigan... don't know when I'll see the ground again. The pile of snow in front of my house is as tall as I am...... the guy that plows says he's going to have to start piling it in another place.
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    Thank you Monica and Jean(nanna-up-north), I really like my vintage machines, they are so well made and work like they should. I've been using a treadle since 2007, Featherweights since 1998.

    The more I use the White rotary treadle, the better I like using it; was an electric portable when I first got it. I have 5 working treadles, 3 are Singers(6 heads),1 Pfaff and 1 White Rotary. Lately I've been using the White the most so I can get used to using it, everything is backwards from the Singers. The hand wheel rotates away from the operator, it threads quite differently; nothing was intuitive. It would be great to have a darning,walking and 1/4" foot for the White, but that isn't possible because of how the feet mount. I learned that the White Rotary uses a 15x1 needle that is available everywhere. I had to find have someone send me photos of the thread path, how the bobbin threads, the bobbin winder is very different. Now that I understand how to thread it, I really like using it. I recently found 10 vintage bobbins for the White on Ebay, the auction description said they were Singer bobbins, so glad nobody else bid on them.
    I'm very happy that the person who gave me the machine had cared for it; had been in her family since 1917. I only needed to clean out gobs of lint and give her a good drink of oil and she just purred, easiest machine to clean up ever.

    It was sorta warm when I took the quilt picture, it was 38 and breezy. Thankfully we don't often get snow,sleet or ice, however this Winter has had all 3, granted it doesn't stay long. When I got up at 8am today, it was 25. brrr
    Sharon W. in Texas
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    I am taking a quilting class (my first one) and today I made a doll size replica of the quilt I am making in class out of the scraps. We haven't gotten to the actual quilting part yet but I am pleased with the piecing so far. I made this on my featherweight.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thrillhouse View Post
    I am taking a quilting class (my first one) and today I made a doll size replica of the quilt I am making in class out of the scraps. We haven't gotten to the actual quilting part yet but I am pleased with the piecing so far. I made this on my featherweight.
    Nice doll quilt! I like the turquoise fabric. Please post a photo of the finished quilt.
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    Sharon, I understand the feeling of treadling a machine where the hand-wheel rotates backwards from what you are use to using. The Standard machine that I own is similar to the White in that wheel rotates away from you. It's good to see that you are enjoying the White. -Monica

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    Thrillhouse,
    I like the colors you used in your quilt. Very pretty!!

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    Sharon as always your quilt is beautiful. and Thrillhouse very nice also and great colors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Sharon as always your quilt is beautiful. and Thrillhouse very nice also and great colors.
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    Thank you, Glenn! My son and his gf were just thrilled when they saw the finished quilt; their baby is due in the next month or so.
    Sharon

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    Thank you vintagemotif, purplefiend and Glenn. I am ridiculously excited to bring my featherweight to my class tomorrow. It's our first class bringing machines with us.
    I will absolutely share pictures when the doll quilt and larger one are both finished.

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    Very cute quilt, thrillhouse. ... lovely colors. I know you'll enjoy this quilting addiction we all have. And using your FW.... well, good for you. I use my FW for most of my piecing as well. ... just love FWs. And welcome to QB and our vintage spot.
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    I finally finished the denim quilt as my thank you gift to Cathy for giving me her boxes of used jeans. I used my Two Spools for piecing, Davis NVF for quilting and attaching the binding, and Singer 224 for the decorative stitching to finish off the binding.

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