Wednesday, 2 July 2008

...and more...and the machines I sewed on!

I finished another DJ block today testing another sewing machine :-). Fun way to get needed work done as well as getting a few more blocks finished. This is K3 Seven idea where the Seven Sisters come in! I received this fabric from my Dear Jane secret pal. The outside row is supposed to be white, but I liked it with the blue better.

This is the beautiful Singer free arm Featherweight that I used to sew this block this morning! It purrs like a kitten and sews a perfect straight stitch. If you are interested in seeing more detailed pictures of this machine click here .

The blocks I posted yesterday were sewn on these machines...a beige Singer Featherweight that also sews like a dream:

...a 1953 Singer 15-88 treadle...made in Canada...great machine!

..and another Singer 15-88 treadle from 1955...also a wonderful machine! Do you get the impression that I love these wonderful old Singer sewing machines? LOL

I'm off to try out another Singer...this time a 201 which will go into a treadle eventually...I'm going to use it with a temporary handcrank attachment...hope to have another block to post tomorrow!


Kristie said...

I love your new block! And I LOVE your machines!!!! It's nice to see someone who loves them so much!

Brookside Creations said...

Your Singer free arm Featherweight looks like the one my mom left me. She had it since she was about 16, and sewed EVERYTHING on it... including most of my clothes when I was little. How do I find out what year it was made in?

Betweens said...

I love your beige singer it is just gorgeous. What a great blog you have!! with all the featherweights and your yardsale finds.. and alas all your wonderful quilts and quilting. Thanks for sharing.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

In your opinion, how much do you think that last machine is worth? Minus having to buy a belt. I have a chance to buy one, and they basically want me to make an offer. I only have one other "old" machine and it's a 1964 Singer Spartan I paid $20.00 for it. I think it's worth was more, she was just looking to get rid of it.

Jody said...

Beautiful machines and quilt block! I Love old machines too.

Raine said...

Wow, all those sewing machines and the seeing the vintage sewing machine brought back memories when my mom taught be how to use it the first time. Btw, I used one of your photos of the sewing machine (just as example only) and credited it to you. I hope it's alright. Great site! :D