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Keep Your Own Block

Started by Janice Aitkens. Last reply by Kathy Koehler Holm Apr 15. 6 Replies

Good morning everyone! Intro

Started by Yanic A./Quebec Canada. Last reply by Marianne Mar 31. 10 Replies

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Comment by Janice Aitkens 2 hours ago

Ruthann the Batting can be 45x60" so that can give you an idea look at sizes they say

Hugs Janice

Comment by Ruthann 2 hours ago

need the size a baby quilt should be and if were using fat quarters to make one, about how many fat quarters do you think would need?

Comment by Janice Aitkens 2 hours ago

Thanks NC

Hugs Janice

Comment by Ruthann 3 hours ago

we have a tredle machaine also, does not work, we also have an old radio and some old chests, crocks, a lot of antiques bought at auctions for cheap, guess is just right for a couple of old antique people, ha ha

Comment by NC from PA 4 hours ago

Janice, your work is beautiful. That runner is beautiful!

I have always wanted a treadle machine, and yours is so very nice, Barbara.

Smiles and happy stitchin'!

Comment by Janice Aitkens 11 hours ago

Good Morning

Today is suppose to be up

to mid 30c in our sitting room

now it 79f/26c i have open the

window but not put the fan on

i don't bother it Greg who has it on

The table runner i did the photo

didn't show the colours very well as

there is a couple of yellow ones

when i showed it to Greg he said

about filling the sides so i guess

that is an option for another one

so it would be oblong not sure how

i would do the triangles or should say

the measurements but i guess i would know

more when i do it lol

Greg is in a lot of pain & been up since

3 he said we had some thunder & sheet

lightening i didn't hear it lol he says

he doing nothing today he had a couple

of hard days doing work he still has

more to do as he says he can't do it like

he use to so he gets frustrated

I didn't do any knitting yesterday so hope

to finish the front off today & possible

have it all done if i can

Well you have a good day

Take care

Hugs Janice

Comment by Janice Aitkens 11 hours ago

Thanks Pat, i am in the UK so there is a time difference between us

Love the treadle, back in 1975 i swapped an electric sewing machine for a treadle one, Greg saw one but it was electric i said i want a proper treadle machine so if i saw a working one i may get very tempted it just a case of space

Hugs Janice

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm 14 hours ago
Barb, that is a real prize..so beautiful..wow!..I am drulling!..that machine is worth a fortune!! And in such beautiful condition!..what a fine!!..you deserve it!..congratulations!!
Comment by Pat Hurdle 14 hours ago

Oh my goodness!!!That is a nice looking machine! My mother was a wonderful seamstress and sewed all our clothes (even winter coats) on a treadle machine and i remember standing and watching her sew. It was hypnotizing to  watch. You will really like using it once you get going,Barb. 

Comment by Barbara S/IL 15 hours ago

Oh Kathy, I am not amazing at all. The treadle is just decoration for now. It belonged to my brother's neighbor's mother and was sold at the neighbor's estate auction. I've wanted one for a while and was hoping it would go reasonably since most of the sale was farm equipment. I got it for $35 so was very happy. I have watched some you tube videos on how to use it and maybe someday, I'll even sew a few stitches. Here's a pic. 'Pansy' was born in 1879.


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