Monthly Archives: January 2015

Treadling

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Treadling

Along with collecting vintage sewing machines I like to actually use them. Recently, with encouragement from the online Quiltalong group, I made a quilt top using my grandmother’s treadle machine. This is the quilt that I showed a corner of in my last post.

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It’s an easy piece made with 6 1/2″ squares. As I stitched I learned how to control the direction and speed of the treadle. (If it goes the wrong direction the thread breaks.) What a relaxing process! The quilt center had to wait a few weeks until I stumbled across this great striped fabric for the borders. Next step is to find a backing and quilt the layers together.

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Second day–getting the hang of it

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Writing a little bit seems simple enough. I need to learn about adding photos and other interesting bits.
It’s been a good day starting with church, then helping my aunt, and finally roasting a huge chicken for dinner. We will eat chicken all week!
Current quilting project is preparing a demo of mitered borders for quilt guild meeting in February. I’m looking forward to sharing my technique.