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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher
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    Here is a quilt my DGD age 11 made on one of my machines the 319. Also used her own machine that was made in the late 50's or early 60's. DGD is going to enter it in the WV State Fair this year, she did all the sewing and I did the cutting.
    Just had to tell you all that she won 2nd place in her class of quilts. I am so proud of her and she is happy too. Her quilt is on page 6.
    Crosstitcher, congrats to your GD and her win. Have her keep up the good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher
    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher
    Here is a quilt my DGD age 11 made on one of my machines the 319. Also used her own machine that was made in the late 50's or early 60's. DGD is going to enter it in the WV State Fair this year, she did all the sewing and I did the cutting.
    Just had to tell you all that she won 2nd place in her class of quilts. I am so proud of her and she is happy too. Her quilt is on page 6.
    Congrats!!!! That is awesome!

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    Three different looks from one reversible sewing machine cover.
    This is my first test run. I went through some of my scraps to find strips that I could use in a reversible machine cover. This one is just a bit shorter than what I wanted. So, the cover just drapes over the machine. I'm liking this look of draping for the vintage machine since the hand-wheel is rather large. The little machine on the cover is a button that I found at JoAnn's. Cover was made using my Standard Rotary, and decorative stitching was done on Singer 328K in treadle.

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    More photos of reversible sides.

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    I'm loving it Monica, will this be your TOGA project? Or will that project come after the TOGA? Too many questions, how about me letting you get to work. Enjoy the TOGA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherrybsixty
    I'm loving it Monica, will this be your TOGA project? Or will that project come after the TOGA? Too many questions, how about me letting you get to work. Enjoy the TOGA.
    I was thinking that this would be a possible choice for the TOGA project. I have an idea for the project to be a quick reversible sewing cover using a couple of the exchange blocks.

    At the gathering, some folks like to exchange blocks made from their different machines. These blocks are used to make a quilt. Some folks only get around to collecting blocks and aren't into making a quilt. I have been thinking of a quick, easy (painless) project for those folks. The idea is to use a couple of their blocks at least in one project. Thinking this will make a fun project. Now need to make test.

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    Hello Monica, I've been looking at your machine cover - very pretty.

    You might find this French site interesting http://www.lamachineacoudre.net If you look at the section about the Singer 99K you will see the cover she made for a machine that came without its wooden cover. If you click on the link at the right you will be taken to the instructions, which gives the dimensions on a diagram. Also she shows how she has made a cosy for the folding part of the bed of a Featherweight. It's the last item in her section about Featherweights.

    I made a cover out of furnishing cotton a few months ago, rectangular box shaped, with struts of wooden dowling to keep it upright. It has a tendency to wobble out of shape a bit. I need to work out a better design, and now you have given me the idea of using blocks...there are a few stray blocks hiding somewhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muv
    Hello Monica, I've been looking at your machine cover - very pretty.

    You might find this French site interesting http://www.lamachineacoudre.net If you look at the section about the Singer 99K you will see the cover she made for a machine that came without its wooden cover. If you click on the link at the right you will be taken to the instructions, which gives the dimensions on a diagram. Also she shows how she has made a cosy for the folding part of the bed of a Featherweight. It's the last item in her section about Featherweights.

    I made a cover out of furnishing cotton a few months ago, rectangular box shaped, with struts of wooden dowling to keep it upright. It has a tendency to wobble out of shape a bit. I need to work out a better design, and now you have given me the idea of using blocks...there are a few stray blocks hiding somewhere...



    Thanks for sending this link. She has some awesome machines! I love the cosy she made for the folding part of the FW bed, and her cover for her Singer 99K has cute fabric.
    It is always fun to see what others have done!

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    I sew everything on my Singer 301 that my grandmother gave me 11 years ago. It's the only machine I have, and I love it. I hope it lasts me a good long time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristin in ME
    I sew everything on my Singer 301 that my grandmother gave me 11 years ago. It's the only machine I have, and I love it. I hope it lasts me a good long time!
    Kristin, they say, 'if you be good to it, then it will be good to you.' Take care and enjoy.

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    very thick and it probably couldn't be quilted, my aunt has a lot of quilts like this... my grandmother used to use everything to make these heavy quilts.. I love them!
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    This one was not done by me. It was done before I was born. My aunt gave it to me at a family reunion. Her grandma made it out of her boys old pants. I can see wool, velvet, silk, cotton, linsey - lots of texture. It has a linen back. It has wool inside and is just knotted together. I'm sure it was on a vintage machine - she died in the 1950s. Her sons were born between 1880 and 1900.
    What a great piece of history to have!
    It is interesting that they only knotted this. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherrybsixty
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    I sew everything on my Singer 301 that my grandmother gave me 11 years ago. It's the only machine I have, and I love it. I hope it lasts me a good long time!
    Kristin, they say, 'if you be good to it, then it will be good to you.' Take care and enjoy.
    Good to hear! I'll try. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    I found this pillowcase in my mom's things, I remember her embroidering it back in the 70's. I made it into a doll for my niece, since it was the only one of this pair that I found. Stitched it on my 1956 Featherweight.
    That's a great idea to do with single pillow cases, Charlee. I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtapp9
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    My mom would always check it - she would hold the fabric out to the end of her arm with one hand and up to her nose with the other... That was a yard.
    OMG thats how my mom taught me to check yardage when a tape wasn't available! How cool to hear someone else say that :)
    I was taught that too, and I still do it to see how much is in a cut piece. LOL

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    double post

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    This is a quilt a friend of mine asked me to make for them, as they are redoing their bedroom. She picked and bought the fabrics. I started doing the piecing on my newer Brother machine, but it started having issues. So, I got out my Featherweight, and believe it or not, I pieced 80% of this 104"x99" quilt on the Featherweight. Then I put the binding on with my Miss Ida 301a. They both did a great job, and it felt so good sewing with them. I loved it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    This is a quilt a friend of mine asked me to make for them, as they are redoing their bedroom. She picked and bought the fabrics. I started doing the piecing on my newer Brother machine, but it started having issues. So, I got out my Featherweight, and believe it or not, I pieced 80% of this 104"x99" quilt on the Featherweight. Then I put the binding on with my Miss Ida 301a. They both did a great job, and it felt so good sewing with them. I loved it!
    Janice, That's a pretty quilt! Awesome that you pieced almost the entire quilt using a FW. Aren't you glad you had your ladies to help you out. There is something comforting about using these vintage beauties. You did a beautiful job with this quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    This is a quilt a friend of mine asked me to make for them, as they are redoing their bedroom. She picked and bought the fabrics. I started doing the piecing on my newer Brother machine, but it started having issues. So, I got out my Featherweight, and believe it or not, I pieced 80% of this 104"x99" quilt on the Featherweight. Then I put the binding on with my Miss Ida 301a. They both did a great job, and it felt so good sewing with them. I loved it!
    Why is it the plastic machines always are the ones to fail???
    Nice quilt.

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    Because they are plastic! Not worth a hoot. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher
    Because they are plastic! Not worth a hoot. lol
    yeah and people think they are good just because they are new??? sure thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher
    Because they are plastic! Not worth a hoot. lol
    yeah and people think they are good just because they are new??? sure thing.
    But, we know better, aren't we better with age?

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    Beautiful !!! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    This is a quilt a friend of mine asked me to make for them, as they are redoing their bedroom. She picked and bought the fabrics. I started doing the piecing on my newer Brother machine, but it started having issues. So, I got out my Featherweight, and believe it or not, I pieced 80% of this 104"x99" quilt on the Featherweight. Then I put the binding on with my Miss Ida 301a. They both did a great job, and it felt so good sewing with them. I loved it!
    Janice, That's a pretty quilt! Awesome that you pieced almost the entire quilt using a FW. Aren't you glad you had your ladies to help you out. There is something comforting about using these vintage beauties. You did a beautiful job with this quilt!
    Thanks, Monica!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher
    Because they are plastic! Not worth a hoot. lol
    yeah and people think they are good just because they are new??? sure thing.
    I used to think that, but not any more. I am soooo sold on the vintage/antique machines!

    My next quilt project I am going to try to use my 66-1 in treadle to do the top. I am excited to try it!!

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    More Sewing machines covers that can be draped over machines to keep the dust out. Very simple and quick to make, nothing difficult or time consuming.
    This is just one side of the reversible cover that I decorated one area with buttons. From this one side of the sewing cover, there are two looks: a strip and solid print with buttons.
    Machines used were Two Spools for piecing and Davis NVF for quilting.
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