"Linda...mine was named Louise after my maternal grandmother, because I bought the machine with money that she had left me after she passed away. She also sewed alot back when my mother was young. In fact, I have a dress she made for me when I…"
"Thanks Linda and Jennifer!! I used her today to make a tote bag. I pieced the bag AND quilted it on her....she worked like a dream!! I have learned though, when sewing on a FW...don't be in a hurry!! they are NOT a fast machine...she just…"
"Happy Holidays everyone!! I bought 1949? FW on Ebay almost a year ago and it never ran right. I have taken it apart and put it back together and oiled it etc. etc. and STILL could not get it to work. I decided to try again and finally a…"
"I received a birthday squishie in the mail today, but had no return address and no card, so I do not know who it is from. It was a beautiful red, white, and blue Moda 1930's print. It is just perfect!! whoever sent it, thank you so much, I love…"
"I still cannot get my featherweight to sew properly. She starts out good, but loses tension after a few minutes. I have oiled, cleaned, taken apart and reassembled the tension knob, and also replaced the tension spring...any ideas what can be the…"
"so sorry to hear about what you have to deal with...good luck with your weightlos...just be careful!! Awhile back I think it was you I bought fabric from...I am in searchof Aunt Grace type fabrics...VERY hard to find where I live,. Do you happen to…"
Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I am a 39 year old working married mom of a teenager and a toddler...both girls!! I also take care of my disabled mom whom I cherish more than life itself. My father is a wonderful man, but my mom likes me to take care of her, so I do!!I have a close-knit group of quilting friends that I love dearly and get together with once a week. I also like to quilt to relax at night. I have been enjoying my new hobby/obsession for about two years!!
How many quilts have you made?
haven't really kept track...maybe about 12-20?? Sizes vary from bed quilts to table runners to wallhangings and even some baby doll quilts for my youngest daughter.
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
How long have you been a quilter?
about two years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
I really don't know enough to decide on a favorite, although I DO NOT like paper piecing!!
Why do you quilt?
relaxation and socialization. Also, I enjoy the reaction when I give someone a gift that I have made just for them!
Hi Jennifer. I am glad the baby doll quilts made it to you, they were a lot of fun to do. I'm not sure where I got the fabric, I was going through my stash and that fabric just seemed perfect for doll quilts. Now I just need another project or two to use the rest of the fabric on.LOL I did make the labels, an experiment really as they are the first I have made, but I like the way they rurned out.
I'm so glad it is working for you. I took a course to repair mechanical machines in November of 2011. I wanted to be able to repair my machines myself. So far, I have fixed my daughter's white featherweight which needed to be taken apart not only underneath where someone had gotten the thread tangled, but also the tension knob. After I fixed hers, my sister had me put on a new belt and check out her white featherweight. My mom, who is 82, decided she wanted a featherweight. I found one and did all the repairs on it. I own three featherweights: black, white, and tan. I did all the repairs on those. So, I guess the course that I took has paid for itself.
P.S. I have 24 sewing machines. The only ones I can't repair are the computerized ones. I actually like sewing on the older machines better.
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How far do you want to travel? I live in mifflinburg pa there is an amish store called vernas (you might have heard it) she has everything you can thing of there. I know the trip from ashland is about 45 minutes to her place and than about 5 more miles west is a bernina dealer who has very good quilt fabric a little pricey for my blood but beautiful fabric
Hi Jennifer! I was reading about baby doll quilts. I think I would like to do that! I have no little girls but you could donate mine. It will be fun. I'm new to quilting so it might be a little amateur, but a little girl maybe won't mind! Please count me in and send me the rules. This is a great site. Even tho I have trouble sometimes navigating around between groups, members, blogs, activities, etc! Love hearing soon. Cheers, Frances