DD1 and DD2 were in the kitchen practicing their cooking and baking skills. DD1 cooked lunch for everyone, and DD2 baked some dog biscuits for the puppy.
DD3 was at a playdate.
DS tested positive for the flu so he's been
Me? I did get to try making something of purpose on my treadle! Since last week's Meet my Machines post, I've been encouraged to really use my 1916 Singer Treadle. I want to start with a small project, so I'm making potholders. I had some fabric to cut for the front, and a coordinating blue swirl for the back. I used cotton batting and also had Insul-Bright fabric to withstand the heat.
|Blocks to cut out for my pot holders|
|Layers: Back fabric (face down), Insul-Bright, Cotton Batting, Front fabric|
I decided to cut out a bunch to practice, so I've got a big stack to try out on the treadle.
I bring down my materials and open up the treadle, and look who jumps in first to give it a try...
|DD2 likes to treadle too!|
|Isn't this a great machine??|
I got to try the first one last night...
|Marked a diagonal 'X' with an air-soluble marker.|
|Set the quilter bar at 1.5".|
|Stitching - following the original quilt line.|
I must say, my first potholder is quite ugly. With no walking foot, I will need to adjust the presser bar to ease up the pressure when stitching through so many layers. The fabric pulled a lot! I think the knob on the top of the machine can help. I found and Singer 66 Treadle User Manual here.
|Not good first atempt.|
So this is my Work in Progress (WIP) for Wednesday. Time for the next quilt sandwich off my practice stack.