Sunday, July 24, 2011

My new old machine and table

Last year I decided to buy an older sewing machine as back up for my Bernina. Well, I got it cleaned and oiled etc. then it sat in my closet. until two weeks ago when I was cruising craigslist. I found a vintage sewing table for 10.00. With machine measurements in hand Josh and I headed to check out the table. At first we were not sure if my machine would fit but then Josh remeasured and said it would. He picked up the table and then we ordered hinges to set my singer in it. I also got a darning foot off of e-bay for quilting. My main reason for wanting the table was having a larger quilting space. One day I will get a koala table for my Bernina but for now I'm loving my new set-up.

It took hours to figure out the tension etc. but once again with Josh's help on the troubleshooting we got her set up. I am now using this pretty singer to piece and will practice a few small quilts on it before I attack the memory quilt I am working on for my aunt. I want at least 20 hours on the machine before I put something that special on it.

Little project

I have several ongoing projects. However, I wanted to share one I completed today. My kids have a reading center and I wanted to make them something to allow the center to be more desireable. I took some extra curtain material from the teacher before me and made 2 comfy pillows for them to use. Here is a picture of one.

Next on the list is to find some pretty kid fabric and make new curtains for my classroom.