It feels like forever since we’ve had a Quit-Cam ---last week flew by so quickly, and this one is going just as fast so I’m happy we've got a little window of opportunity to do some sewing in the basement studio tonight.
I love the photos you send in! This is Becky sewing away on her little hand crank – see the crossed ankles? You can’t be THIS relaxed with a treadle or an electric machine ((known to those who love people-powered machines as a “Machine with a Tail!”))
I love the caption she sent with the photo…she writes:
Hi Bon,Hahahaha!! What a crack up!
Becky from E. Washington here. You know me...I'm always looking for an unusual way to use my antique sewing machines. Here I am with my Singer 28K hand crank working on some "Turkey Tracks" piecing while watching you using your hand crank back last October on Quiltcam. Hubby and I were also watch college football at the same time. Look who got the big screen TV...LOL!! ;-)
It’s been a while, but I’m back to working on my Cheddar Sampler. The sashings are all done and de-papered.
I’ve got these to go:
33 done. 39 to go for a total of 72 needed!
The Easy Square Junior is my favorite ruler for squaring up these puppies!
See that 1/4” dashed line all the way around the ruler?
Place the dashed line on the stitching line on the outside edge of the unit.
I don’t print my units with seam allowance added…I like just the finished size line, and then I cut 1/4” outside of that line by putting the dashed 1/4” line of the ruler on the line on the unit – and trim up two sides. Rotate the unit, place the lines on the remaining two sides and trim – remove paper!
Theses cornerstones finis at 2". You will find the free pdf for printing the foundations under the free patterns tab at the top of the blog.
Lisa and I had this discussion while up at the cabin this week while she was working on paper piecing. We all work differently for different reasons, but as for me, as soon as I am done with this unit and it is trimmed off, the paper comes off right away, and then it is no different sewing it into the quilt than it would be if I had been “regular” piecing. I don’t want paper in my seam allowances, it is nasty to get out! Piece it, trim it, de-paper it!
Two units in progress, using each at the Leader/Ender for the other on a 1950s short bed mocha 301!
I have nicknamed this machine FRANKIE because it came to life through the combining of two non-functional broken parts machines, each providing vital parts to get this machine running! I wrote about the clean up of Frankie HERE. He’s well worn, but he sews SO QUIETLY! I’m using him tonight for Quilt-Cam, so while you will see the view from the back because of the camera angle – this is what I’m seeing from the front!
Ready to sew? Click the arrow on the screen to start the feed: