This is Sally, my Singer 328K. She was made in 1963 in Kilbowie, Scotland – the same factory that made the 221K, or Featherweight.
She is a tank.
She feels nearly industrial and she has a mean, zig-zag, one of the few zig-zag machines that I own.
She fits in the same cabinet that the 400 and 500 series machines do….and I haven’t played with her much. She does take decorative cams, but I haven’t had time to really play with them and find out what the stitches can do on this old girl.
But let me tell you, she is a battle axe, and you would fall in love with her from the moment that frog’s eye light bulb goes shining down onto your project!
I saved this project until this evening….I spent ALL DAY up until 7pm writing writing writing.
We want to spend all next week up until the 27th at the cabin, and all the writing of the mystery parts for the next 3 clues needed to be ready to go before I head back up to the mountain.
I also had to write out all the mystery steps to a quilt I’m teaching in Plano over New Year’s at Fabric Fanatics!. A different mystery!
And though you won’t get to see it as a mystery, it will be released as a full quilt pattern in Quiltmaker Magazine in the spring, so be watching for it. It is going to help you bust some serious stash..BIG TIME.
My class is instructed not to let the cat out of the bag until it is released in the magazine, and then they can post it wherever they want, be it facebook, twitter, flickr, instagram, blogland, whatever….but it is hush hush until then, okay class?
After I sent those files off to Lisa at Fabric Fanatics to do the printing for me, I sat down to business:
Zig Zagging batting scraps together!
I like thread holding my pieces together. no glue on meltable interfacing or glue tape. Thread.
I simply trim up the edges of the pieces, and zig zag them with the largest longest widest stitch my machine can muster. I just overlap slightly, very little, and the stitching smooshes down the seam so you can’t feel it in the quilt at all.
I’d rather save the money for fabric, and this way I know the stitching is secure, the batting is not going to come apart through repeated washings, and there are no gluey chemicals in the quilt that can yellow or stain or get crunchy over time.
Heaven knows I have an abundance of thread, so this took no time at all!
Close up. no ridges to be felt!
Three pieces made this big enough!
These were just leftovers from the last couple of quilts, including Grand Illusion! I love to see the batting scraps go.
A bit of my stitching just getting started!
I’m using an edge to edge design called Check and Chase by Hermione Agee of Lorien Quilting, Australia. I’ve used this one before and I really like it. I’m using a light blue thread on the top, and a grey in the back because I had some pre-wounds to use up.
I’ll be working on this tonight! My goal is to have it trimmed and binding on by the time we leave for Quilt Villa tomorrow afternoon.
Tomorrow before we go…I just need to do the high res photos for the Vermont Quilt Festival and I think I will have cleared my docket and be able to leave with a clear conscience! Hooray!
There are just a few hours left in our Mystery Monday Link-Up for part 3! Hurry and add your link THERE now! And even if YOU aren’t linking…go CHECK what everyone else has linked….the array is so wonderful!
I’m ready! Are you?
Enjoy your evening, everyone!