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Christy, I just saw that Labyrinth pattern in a quilt shop, and thought it would be really cool- and it is! Beautiful job and nice color choices!!


Thank you Margaret.  I was really nervous about choosing the colors and didn't feel safe until the first block was done and I could see they'd work out for the 3-D effect!

Morningstar,  I like the horse quilt too!  I'm sure your brother will enjoy it! It looks like it will be very soft and comfy.

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I've tried projects with that 3-D effect before and find that I'm not really good at picking colors that work. Fortunately, my DH has a good eye for color and shade, so he gets to be quality control sometimes! That pattern is going on my bucket list!
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Christy and Morningstar you both did a great job!

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Christy and Morningstar you both did a great job!

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Yes - that!! Wonderful!! [thumb]


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I finally got something done to where I can show it! This is a throw quilt for my friend Eva, who wanted something old-fashioned that looked like her grandmother's quilts.  It was pieced on my avatar, a sweet little 99K, except for the borders (I don't have a walking foot for the 99k and didn't want to do such long seams without one.)  I will also piece the back on the Singer, and show it again when it's all done!

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Drat, it's upside down! Sorry about that!

PS The photo looked like it loaded upside down, but it's somehow turned right side up! The quilt itself doesn't have a top and bottom. It's however anybody wants it to be!


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It's very pretty upside down too!
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I like it, red is my favorite color!

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Well if the top and bottom are the same then it is not really upside down.  It is just beautiful either way
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It's square.  You can use it sideways, too!

Not sure I'm loving the color of that border! Eva will have to decide...she'll probably say it's just fine, but it seems as though it should be darker to me.  Maybe I'll just use the dark red for the binding.

Ps, now I'm super confused because the photo is turned upside down again!

PPS, thanks for liking it!

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Margaret, Your quilt is beautiful, whether we see it right side up, or right side down -- Great job!  And, Cari, red is also my favorite color -- that's why I'm trying to figure out why I can't seem to get going with the log cabin I have started with shades of red and white.  I have it partially cut out, but back surgery put a stop to standing for long periods of time 3 years ago, and the quilt has really not materialized -- it's still stacks of fabric!  Jeanette
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I like your quilt Margaret. You did a nice job. It does remind me of an old fashioned quilt.
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It is right side up on my iPad. I love it.
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Really nice, Margaret.  I love the colors too.
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Very pretty Margaret!  I like the border color.  It frames everything nicely without grabbing all the attention.
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I LOVE your bow tie quilt, Margaret!  Somewhere on the list of things to do before I die is to make myself a bow tie quilt.  Why I haven't done so yet might have something to do with all the other quilts & projects I've begun (but not yet finished...).   Anyhow, nice job!
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Yesterday's adventure - A friend showed us how to make a little drawstring bag with 5" charm squares and it was a good opportunity to get the buttonholer out and try it.  Sew easy and nice little eyelet buttonholes!  Worked them on my Singer 206 - nice smooth machine.


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That's a cute little bag you made!
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That's an interesting Singer 206 --never seen one in person so it caught my attention right away.
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Cute bag!  It looks like both you and the 206 did a good job!
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Thanks, gals!  This 206 is quick & smooth and I wanted something with a zig-zag capability but still simple.  The 206 was allegedly Singer's first zig-zagger.  I found the cabinet/table with a Singer 1200 in it while I was on a trip to the beach.....left it behind.  Next time we went (maybe 6-8 months later) it was still there, so I made an offer and brought her home!  The 1200 was so slow and only straight stitch, so I switched it out for this 206 my daughter gave me.
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Is your 206 light weight aluminum or iron?
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Skipinuniform.jpg  Awesoe20150730_181918_resized.jpg  DSCF0279.JPG These are reproduction civil war era clothes I make using the WW#8 and the Weed machine #9
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Awesome work!  You both are stunning in your period clothing.  Thank you for sharing.  GiGi
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I've been a bit trigger happy with the like button [biggrin] Skip's civil war clothes made my jaw drop - amazing work.

If there are any people who haven't seen the clothes I make (I'm not a quilter), this is made from a pattern from a 1937 magazine. I've found that generally the older the design, the harder it is to make.

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Mike: You do excellent work.  If you can sew like that, quilting should be a breeze for you!  Thank you for sharing.  GiGi
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Mike I like your work. It is wonderful that you can translate a vintage pattern into a work of art.
You do have tailoring skills.

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I used  to do alterations and make clothing so I understand the problems.  Something happened --don't know how or when --but I started quilting and find it so much easier that I won't do alterations anymore.
 
These costumes  are gorgeous.   Can you imagine  the work they involved all those years ago without our present day machinery and thread products let alone the fabrics.

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I am very slow, I just now found this thread.  I loved seeing all the goodies on here made on our vintage machines,  Thanks for the photos, makes it so much fun.
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Today's adventure:  making feed bag...bags!  This is my long bed black Singer 301 (big sister/brother to the Featherweight).  Actually, this one is nicknamed Lazarus; I bought it cheap to re-sell....but after I scraped the aluminum rot off and touched up with black paint, I found out he sews like a race car!  Haven't been able to part with him!DSCF3935.JPG  
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I used to make bags out of cat litter bags. I used my food saver to do them. I'm thinking I had to sew on handles though.
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I have never had any bags  like this but they sure are a good idea.
Look easy and very usable for many things.

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Baby quilt I made for my son for one of his friends who is a police officer. My son wanted a cop theme with grateful dead bears and the band "phish" logo. Had to be real creative with this one. Not sure if you can see the dancing bears and logo in the border with the pic size. Did applique on my rocketeer, pieced on my fw and quilted on my 201. My 15-91 and new home did not get to play on this quilt.

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Oreo, that's adorable and your quilting is amazing!
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That is awesome. Your quilting is spectacular!

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That's really nice! Very creative of you to be able to accommodate all the requested themes.
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Wow, you did an amazing job of design and the quilting is what I dream of doing.

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Oreo - amazing!
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Today's adventure:  making feed bag...bags!  This is my long bed black Singer 301 (big sister/brother to the Featherweight).  Actually, this one is nicknamed Lazarus; I bought it cheap to re-sell....but after I scraped the aluminum rot off and touched up with black paint, I found out he sews like a race car!  Haven't been able to part with him!


I'd like to make some bags with non-traditional fabric.  What size needle and thread did you use?  Also what foot?

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I'm sorry about the picture size, trying to learn how to resize.  Windows 10 can be the pits! 

Anyway, I've been practicing with the midarm down on the table.  These little boxes are so handy for keeping small pieces or a hand sewing project in one place.  My 1941 Singer sews thru the 16 layers around the top without a hiccup.  The little corner posts are covered with bias tape and they are 12 layers of fabric plus two layers of cotton batting.  I can't even imagine using a modern machine for any of this except the quilting part.


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Love your fabric box! Well done!
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I also love the fabric box! Too cute. I could see giving a gift and using the box as the "wrapping" too. Do you have a pattern?
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These begin as a 11 inch layer of fabric, cotton batting, fabric.  Quilt thoroughly, you want it to be stiff.

Trim to 10 inch square.  Out of each corner, cut a 2 1/4 inch square.

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Sew the corners together and finish the raw seams.  I sew on bias binding.  Sew on band at top.  I sew it to the inside, then fold over and sew just like a quilt binding.



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Thanks! I'll give it a try.
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Oh macybaby,
I had the same colors for my wedding in 1974! ... but I didn't sew them. Tux looks as good as the one we rented. My first sewing machine was one I made my husband purchase for me as a wedding present. I then taught myself to sew. I'm on my second H now...only 20 years, but I kept my inlaws. They all came to my wedding in 1995!

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Such a great variety of projects folks! Thanks for all the pics! Quilts, clothing, bags, etc. 
I especially like the FW liner bag--neat idea!

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Heh, Kenmore  Gal 2 ---Remember the machine --Kenmore 1976  -that you helped me with last summer ????   Yesterday  while sewing more totes for teens at group a friend
went to use a walking foot and it ended up being a Kenmore  high shank . Just what I need  so we did a deal .   Wouldn't fit the other ladies Featherweight but I saw why.
Makes me sew happy as I really bonded with that machine and it works good now but it is up north.

Last week saw  a you tube of lady 106 yrs still quilting and she was using that same Kenmore as my model.   Amazing women !

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Kathleen, if you are near Naples, FL, check out Henning's Chicago Kitchen. My son manages the evenings there and some times he plays his music on Monday nights. If there is a holiday, he plays on holidays instead. Henning's started making his own cured meats to save money when he opened. It has become something he is known for though so he won't quit. They make their own everything else, too.. Home made food and home made music. It is small mom and pop restaurant started about a year and a half ago. I think they are on Facebook.
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I love fabric boxes. I've made several from different instructions on the net. They're so fun and almost instant gratification since they work up so fast. Here's a little one I made a couple years ago.
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And here's a couple that are part of a set I made last year for my BFF. The patterns are from Connecting Threads.
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Oh Miriam that would be super for us to do.  Have to be beginning of April as we are busy until then.   Yes, we are 3 miles north of  the Collier County Line but actually 25 miles  north of Fifth Ave downtown Naples.  During season --Jan -March I don't drive down there often if I can avoid it.  Besides I am too busy here to even have the time involved.  It would help me if you have an address you could post later --I make file cards with the info  for easy reference.

Tomorrow in Bonita Sps the Irish restaurant is having a big party with trip to Ireland as prize but we don't go to sit and drink green beer so we miss it.  Oh remembered
Naples has an annual parade that my Irish friend from New Jersey never misses.  I am Irish but don't think to do these parties --not Norm's idea of fun.
Few weeks ago there was Irish Festival in Cape Coral and I would have gone to it had I known .  TV told after the fact.

Have few things to do but will try to look up Henning's.   Thank you for thinking of me.

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I am in the designing stage of making a bunch of "MEGA Fabric boxes" as it were.

I am designing carrying cases for treadles. (Yes, Treadles)

I have approximately 15 treadles that are regularly part of our travelling show, and the stress of packing them every time from scratch is getting to me.
EDIT: YES, we take them completely apart to pack them up...

The goals are:
  1. one bag per treadle
  2. heads and bonnets are separately packed
  3. they must be able to be stacked.
  4. they have to be able to withstand a 1 foot drop (the WORST case bounce I expect in the trailer)
  5. washable

Extra points of I can avoid using modern materials (like foam)

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