This and That

Thanks for all the feedback regarding the borders of my 16 patch top. I decided I needed to ponder it a bit more and I sorted out the backing in the mean time. I realized I didn’t have anything big enough but I had a good JoAnn’s coupon so I went shopping. I picked up this wide solid. 

I think it looks pretty good with the border fabric. And with my coupon, it was only $5 a yard. Not bad for 108 inch wide backing. And I won’t be running short this time! I even got it loaded onto the frame. 

 I ordered some new pantographs and they arrived on Thursday. Or I should say, some of them arrived! This is what the package looked like when I took it out of the mailbox. 

 There was a whole in the other end as well! Surprisingly, only one was missing. I contacted the company and they will be replacing it. 

I was working on a project on my Bernina 1030 and managed to throw the timing out. Ugh! I ended up pulling one of my vintage Singer 301s out. I had nearly forgotten how great this model is. 

 But I do prefer my 1030 with the walking foot for bindings. I hope to take it in before I leave for AZ and then maybe it will be done by the time I get home.  

I am off to work this morning. Have a wonderful day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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5 Responses to This and That

  1. Suzy says:

    I love the beautiful blue backing! I also have a vintage 301 like yours. I am intetested to know what type of table you have it in.

    Thanks,
    Suzy

  2. Cécile says:

    The blue backing is perfect !!
    I’m so sorry for your package of pantographs ! Sometimes in France, we have the same bad surprises……:(
    Love your Singer !! Wow ! What a beauty…. Enjoy with it !
    I wish you a nice weekend !

  3. Kathy says:

    What a fabulous find on that backing … not only does it match perfectly, but it was only $5/yard … what a bargain!

  4. Louise says:

    Of all my machines, vintage and otherwise, I think the 301 is my favorite. My Mother had purchased it at an estate sale almost 20 years ago.. It makes a beautiful stitch. Like your backing fabric, what a terrific buy.

  5. Quiltmouse says:

    Love using coupons! It’s almost like ‘found money.’ The backing matches beautifully and no piecing – sometimes that slows me down. I know, something so simple. Sorry to hear your machine is out of whack, but the oldies are dependable. I picked up a walking foot for my Featherweight at a Quilt Show, but haven’t used it yet. Happy Stitching!

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