I have been giving my treadle machine (and my legs) a good workout! It is the perfect activity to do when you can't sleep, because the machine is very quiet, and it is calming and relaxing.
Here are 12 of my recently made scrap bars. I am sewing my scraps onto pieces of old adding machine tape. The tape is perfect for a foundation that is sturdy enough to sew on and easy enough to rip off. I now have over 60 bars sewn.
This is not a great photo of my Singer treadle but it does show my set up...
large, sharp scissors, adding machine tape, and a basket full of old scraps.
And see the cute thread pin doily that Mary from Washington made for me? It makes me smile every time I sit down to treadle...thanks again Mary!
How big will this quilt be? Well, I have been using this technique to learn and practice treadling, and when the adding machine tape runs out, that is how many blocks it will be! The next challenge will be to perfect the 1/4" seam when sewing the bars together.