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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 849785 views.

From: tuckyquilter


This is my downstairs bedroom, that I use for a sewing room.  There is a serger under a cover and a large rectangular crystal vase that I keep rulers in.  It was a "mother's gift" at my sons wedding.  They even had it etched MOM.  Took me a couple of years to figure out using it to "my" best advantage.  I rarely do flowers anymore, as I no longer have my huge rose & orchid garden.  Further to the right is a TV stand with sewing items on the shelf and a three draw plastic cabinet filled with cut squares, fat quarters and some strips.  Behind the chair is where the machine & cabinet are normally. 


The ironing board & design wall (flannel backed tablecloth) grace the wall where you see the 4-patch sq quilt, waiting to be quilted.  I am divorced so I use the living/dining room for sewing with friends and part of the garage is setup for cutting & basting.

Certainly not the fancy, expensive setups & rooms that many have for sewing/quilting. I'm blessed to have a home big enough to support my fabric habit.  Better yet I can use it any way I want.   LOL


From: judyinohio


Thank you for the extra photos that cleared things up for me.


From: tuckyquilter


?I know how it is not to be able to see as well in my "mature" years.  and either my hearing, or my computer volume, is a problem as well.  joy

This getting "mature" is NOT for sissies.  


From: latterberry


Good for you for getting a handle on your UFO piles.  It does feel good to get some out of the way.  I love your PL quilt and I'm sure it will be appreciated.  I really like the one you have under the needle.  Is that a 301?  I'm glad I'm not the only one that has different machines set up in other rooms.


From: LindaPutt


So smart!  What an inventive solution!  You should patent it - I'd guess you're not the only ones experiencing the frozen pipe problem.  You've got the perfect set-up for it too  with your BIL's machines and capabilities.


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


making progress.  Thanks everyone for the suggestions, I like the QST with the gray/beige strip much better.  Next round is some square in a square with a variety of plaids.  After that I'm thinking some 4 or 9 patches.  I am not making much of a dent in the red fabrics really.  I did go buy another handful of beige Fq's and a yard of the beige that matched what I had, mostly because i knew my LQS had some and I think I'm going to want to use it as a resting strip again.

There are quite a few companies that sell these. The commercial ones are not well made or they sell you a cheap diy kit. After looking at those DBIL said we could make a better one cheaper. Ours would not be a good one to sell because it is very custom, labor intensive and there are so many different RVs out there. 

I did get the last panel sewn today. DBIL and DH will get them installed and there will be a few tweaks and about 2 or 3 more seams.

The resting strip is really perfect!


From: tuckyquilter


Yes, that is my short bed 301A.  I'm a vintage kind of sewing gal.  I also have a long bed 301A,  two 401A's, a 1974 Kenmore, 1952 Featherweight, 1910 Redeye Treadle, 1967 Singer 600 Touch & Sew, 415 Janome (worthless as can be and lives in the garage) and a 1938 White Rotary that is actually my oldest (age 8) grand-daughters machine.  The White Rotary belonged to Amaya's great-great Aunt on her daddy's side of the house.  Aunt Donna is her great grandmothers sister and is still alive.  Amaya got to meet and visit with her often when they lived in NY.  I like family heirlooms when possible.

One of the 401A's was my mother's and I used it as a young sewing gal. When she died I got it.  Would LOVE to know who has my grandmothers treadle that I learned to sew on. No one seems to know. My mother was so lazy she just told the people to go in and take what they wanted.

I have 4-5 machines set up in my living/dining room at all times.  That way when folks come to sew they don't have to bring their own if they don't want too.  I live alone, mostly only have neighbors & sewing types visit I PAYED the mortgage so I can live how I want.  My motto:  Doors unlocked, Coffee is hot or can be in minutes.. Come on down.  My neighbors know that if my blinds are wide open, I'm open for whatever.  LOL

I love my retired life... I really do.  Planning another road trip next year to OH to visit my son & family. Will visit friends along the way as it's a 2500 mile trip. BUT I love the scenery and the drive.  This time I'll drive alone as it fits me better.  Harder when you have others along.  Like last year, I'll rent an SUV and take the remaining items I want Scott to have from me.  I want it all done before I die at at point.  

What kind of industrial machine are you using?  Sailrite, perhaps?