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Vintage Machines

It is Quilt Block Mania Time again. This months theme is quilting. I went with a vintage machine applique block.

I own several vintage machines. I learned to sew in a 1910 Singer 66 Red Eye. My parents bought it refurbished in 1972. At some point before they acquired it it has been converted from a treadle machine to a having an electric motor. The elegance of these older machines is incredible with the decals.

During the summer when I was growing up I would get bored and I would get into the fabric that we had around and I would make some really horrible clothes. I remember trying to draft a pair of shorts of my own. They were kind of a hot mess. I mean I wore them but they had all kinds of issues. Just like the Singer 66. You would look at it wrong and the tension would go out of whack. I am pretty sure at least half of that was being 11 and user error and my dad never taking it in for service. I tried for about 10 years to get my dad to give it to me. I finally got it when he passed away. I still occasionally use it to keep it in working order.

Once you get your copy of the clock join all of my fellow designers to get theirs.

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Joan Sheppard
Joan Sheppard
04 de jul. de 2023

Thanks! I'm the only person in my sewing bee that doesn't have one of these machines, my oldest is an Elna from 1948 with cams for the embroidery. So I live vicariously through them. Thanks

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