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Wow! You found yourself a longarmer who will also chip away at your mountain of scraps and buy one of your of vintage Singers? How lucky can a gal get?
Ironing the backing is a small price to pay. Put some good music on (Irish jigs?) and dance by the ironing board.
Iike the lay out.Vary pretty
They are very pretty.
Very nice quilts. Sounds ikea your vintage machine went to a great home and you found someone to help get your quilts done too...win/win.
Thanks, Judy. I call it 50 shades of brown. As for the pressing of the backing--I don't mind the standing, I just wish I had a bigger area to spread out. I do have a big board, but it is close to the wall and other furniture so by the time I get part of it pressed, it gets wrinkled when I move it over to do more. I'm tempted to put a piece of plywood on saw horses!
Thank you! Have a safe trip home.
Thanks, Ami. I still have several machines to go.
I know you are skilled at building things with lumber.
My DH built my ironing table using a 16" x 58" piece of Masonite pegboard as the top. (The idea behind using pegboard was to let steam from ironing cotton fabric pass through.) The rest of the table was built from odds and ends in his shop ... mostly pine 2" x 2"s.
I used one layer of Warm & Natural batting for padding and then stapled cotton duck over that for the ironing table cover. It now has a second layer of cotton duck after years of use.
you might check with the longarmer about ironing the backing. I typically don't iron backing, just load it and spritz with water to get out any wrinkles. works just fine.
I've started painting the kids bedrooms, in preparation for new carpeting. DS has moved to an apartment so there is no deadline to get it done. So I have not done a lot of sewing, but in the evenings while things are drying I've been making some community outreach tops using donated fabric and pulling some "old stuff" from my stash. It's nice to use up some of these fabrics that have been in my stash since my kids were little (now 31 & 26). I have enough backing for 6 of these small tops, so I'm going to do 3 more then load them up on my LA production style.
this first one is a pattern Ellen gave me for use this panels.
I don't remember where I got this one, probably saw it on FB. It is very Bright with that pink and teal.
Someone had made a large number of little bags to cover warmers for the NIC unit at the county hospital, but they didn't want them any more - using disposable ones now. So I cut them up to make a cat quilt.