I spent this morning ironing up a bunch of neutral shirt parts, and cranked them through my accuquilt studio into 2.5” strips.
My selection of variety was way down there, and this should stock me back up for the projects I have going on behind the scenes!
When you are a Scrap Quilter…a variety of backgrounds is a MUST! I am never happy when seeing just one fabric used as the background for a scrappy quilt…I NEED MORE!
The ironing took the longest..the cranking them through? Nothing flat!
And then….I began to set up…and learn the ins and outs of:
I am charmed by her Swiss engineering, and how her take-up lever swings in an arc…see the curved slot?
She’s definitely got curves where it counts, baby!
My crumb strips from last night’s Quilt-Cam were the closest at hand, so I played with those, first learning how to wind a bobbin ((VERY SLICK! You don’t even have to disengage the hand wheel to stop the needle from going up and down…it already KNOWS!)) And then learning to thread the machine itself.
This little girl is SO QUIET! I am really enjoying her. I haven’t tried any 1/4” seaming on her yet, but it shouldn’t be an issue once I use my seam guide ruler to find where to put my sticky guide.
My foot keeps reaching for the foot pedal...and there IS NONE. She is knee-lever driven...but old habits are hard to break --
And I just LOVE her green color!
However…SOMEONE is feeling a bit neglected:
Won’t you come play with ME instead, Mama?
Time to take Sadie for a walk, and then back to some more stitching!