Monday, November 28, 2011
I was asked to maybe write something about a project I've made with these old machines. Because I normally make things for other people, and are garments, I enjoy doing something completely different for my free time. Quilting is a new found joy. Why I resisted for so long, I know not. This time I tried a project that had more than squares. I bought a jelly roll of fabric, added some of my own and made borders. The pattern was only for the inside and is called a "braid". The rest I made to fit the bed and batting size.
There was a lot of experimenting on how to sew them together with no trimming but alas, it was better this way after all. The next part was to add the borders, more fabric and then to quilt the whole thing. I am not one who enjoys free motion quilting so I yet again did strait rows. Free motion is for next time.
The Viking 2000 (early 60's), Eldredge Rotary (1930's) and the Singer 27 (1889) did all the piece work and the Pfaff 131 (1950) did quilting. It seems every machine has it's specialty so it's rare I do anything on only one machine. I am guessing it's not just me who does this.