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Thread: Went from 0 to 4 machines in 2 weeks - thanks to hubby

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    Went from 0 to 4 machines in 2 weeks - thanks to hubby

    HI All

    Like I said in a previous post after seeing a feather weight at sewing store hubby was enthralled with them, so 2 weeks later I am now the proud owner of 4 featherweights, and 1 toy featherweight.

    So, I spent time embroidering a cover for one and took 2 days trying to figure out how to make the cover - had one of those brain freezes - don't you just hate those ????????

    Any way, even though hubby was Very Generous in buying me the machines, he's not one to compliment me on my cover - so I am posting it here - I need encouragment to make the others.

    Thank you for taking the time to look.
    Karen
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    congrats on your new to you machines-we love pics-hint hint
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Upnorthcrafter

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    wow super congrats,welcome to the FW club!
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    okay so how do I add photo - have tried 5 times already please help

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    You will have to resize your photo in a photo program....there are size limits posted in the "How to Post Pictures" in the Main category.

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    trying again with photo
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    this is top of cover
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    I love the cover.

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    Wow.....great hubby and really nice cover!!! I bought a FW cover on eBay that had a FW embroidered on the front and it's nice but yours is w--a--y nicer. I think I would buy an embroidery machine just to be able to make some of the embroideries of the vintage machines.

    ETA: I sure would love to see a larger pic of the cover. If you are using an iMac I can help you with how to resize your pics for the forum.
    Last edited by cabbagepatchkid; 03-21-2012 at 04:10 PM.
    ~~Cathy~~

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    Karensue you will love your Featherweights. Love your covers and would like to know the pattern for that precious sewing machine. Have fun sewing!!
    Kitsy

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    Great looking cover. Keep the hubby also.
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    The embroidery design came from Embroidery Library - they have several vintage styles.
    I used a larger size cord when making the piping and really love the way it stands out better than the smaller type you buy pre-made.

    I'm going to try once again to post a larger photo.
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    Last edited by karensue; 03-22-2012 at 04:37 AM. Reason: photo once again

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    adorable! i want one!

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    Fantastic! Do you have an embroidery pattern for a treadle?

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    Lovely cover. Did you use a pattern or you did it with just the measurements? Love it. What did you use to add body to the fabric so it would stand up well? Would like to know. Mine are not stiff enough (for lack of a better term).
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    Thank You
    I just made it as I went - no pattern - did the embroidered section, and then cut the top and side piece, put piping on both sides (I made it with the next to small size of cording), then just kept laying it over the machine to get the right size.
    I used double sided quilt material so it is more stable. I also used cutaway stabilizer, which I cut to the full front panel to give it even more stability. I love the way it turned out, especially the way it just about "stands by itself"
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    Quote Originally Posted by callen View Post
    Lovely cover. Did you use a pattern or you did it with just the measurements? Love it. What did you use to add body to the fabric so it would stand up well? Would like to know. Mine are not stiff enough (for lack of a better term).

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    Love it--great design.

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    A Featherweight is like a baby.

    We love them and dress them. Pretty cover

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    Beautiful cover!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monroe View Post
    Fantastic! Do you have an embroidery pattern for a treadle?
    Thank You
    I found a few designs but not thrilled with them, will look this weekend and see what there is that can be done.
    Karen

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    Darling cover for your machine. Husbands just don't compliment or say much, just their nature. But hey you got 4 Featherweights!! I wish I had someone to buy me one. Be very thankful you have such a thoughtful husband.

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    Very beautiful You have on wonderful husband

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    Lovely cover and thanks to hubby for getting these machines for you. Love mine, but haven't made covers. Now will have to try your method. Thanks for the pics.
    sew1

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    You did a great job on your cover...it is beautiful and congrats on hubby buying you 4 featherweights.
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