Throwback Thursday

A friend of mine recently let me know about a toy sewing machine I might be interested in that would be for sale. Another friend hand carried it to me. And here it is! 

Isn’t it beautiful?  


 Thanks, Terri! I just love it! And I’ll think of you and Lynn every time I look at it!

BTW, that pink quilt top was purchased at a local antique fair a few years ago. I am generally not a pink girl, but I do love old double pink fabrics. In fact, here is a pink and brown quilt I made about ten years ago.  



 I quilted this on the Bernina 155 that I had at the time. I had purchased it used with money I had earned working tax season that year. I had always heard how great these were for free motion quilting. This was the first (only?) quilt that I free motion quilted on it. Frankly, it wasn’t any better than my 1955 Singer 201 for free motion work. I did use that machine for straight line quilting until I bought an older Bernina, my 1030. The 155 ended up doing closet time until I sold it last year. More expensive machines are not necessarily better.

Unless you are talking about my long arm. Worth every single penny.

Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation and Throwback Thursday at Krista Quilts


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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9 Responses to Throwback Thursday

  1. katyquilts says:

    Thanks, Barb! I’ve wanted this one for a long time! Take care, Katy

  2. Barb Vedder says:

    cute sewing machine and what a sweet sweet quilt.

  3. Sandi says:

    Your toy machine is adorable! I love pink and brown combos and pink and green in old looking quilts. I love your pink quilt and the pink and brown you made. Lovely! Hugs,

  4. Can that toy machine really be used? It is charming and looks perfect on that double pink quilt. Enjoy it. Your quilt turned out very pretty and soft looking.

  5. Val says:

    I have a Bernina 155 that I really love. It was an expensive machine when I bought it, but now it looks like a bargain compared to the new Berninas!

  6. Kathy says:

    What an adorable little machine. I just love that pink and brown quilt. I’m not much into pink, but that shade when combined with brown certainly appeals to me.

  7. Krista says:

    What a cute little machine. And I love the quilting you did on your pink & brown quilt. thanks for linking up at Throwback Thursday today.

  8. Terri says:

    Katy you are very welcome. I did get the other one and my son, Scott cleaned it all up for me. They are beautiful. Mine needs a few parts like a needle, screw that holds the needle and the guide that is on the one you got. Not that I plan on quilting with it, haha

  9. I love seeing all the old and toy sewing machines that you find. Very interesting.

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