Yesterday I decided to load a quilt on the frame…..I have no idea why I don’t always keep a quilt loaded. Once I get this done it seems like every time I walk into the living room I have to quilt just a little.
Do you recognize the quilt? That is my Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll that was Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt…..2 or 3 years ago! I finally put the border on a month or two ago…..so why didn’t I get it ready to quilt right away? I was reading Bonnie’s blog and it sounds like she is working on the next mystery quilt that usually starts in November. Once I finish quilting this I’ll be all caught up on her mystery quilts.
Now remember, this is a regular sewing machine….not a long arm. It is my favorite 15-91 Singer sewing machine manufactured in 1951. There isn’t much room for quilting and I stand behind the machine so I usually just do a medium stipple. When I want a small stipple I use my 15-91 Singer in the cabinet.
I also am using the Glide thread in the bobbin and the top and the tension looks great! I bought this thread when we went to Nolting in Cedar Rapids and I think I have gone through half of it already. Thank you Dora for recommending it!
Now I don’t want to confuse you but…..this is also my favorite sewing machine. It is another 15-91 Singer in a cabinet and is in my quilt room. I do all of my piecing, free motion applique and quilting on this. I also have another one in the basement (exactly the same) that I keep forgetting to order a foot for.
I also started another baby quilt…..I love having more than one or cough….four projects going at the same time.
The best thing about the quilt frame being in the living room……I can watch Builder Bob cook dinner and quilt at the same time! I just noticed the roasting pan on the counter…..he makes a big batch of home-made popcorn and if you keep the lid on the pan the popcorn stays good for a couple days….unless we eat it faster than that.
You can read more about my old sewing machines here.