Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Treadling on Tuesday

I have been treadling a bit here and there on my old 1901 Singer. I am joining the scrap strips together and then sewing those long strips to the black sashing that I cut a couple of weeks ago - click here to read more. You can't see the black sashing in this photo because it's under the paper. I am drawing my 1/4" sewing line on the edge of the paper as I go along to make it easy to be accurate.
I am removing the paper from the seam allowances where I joined the smaller strips together because it's so hard to pull paper out from under a seam allowance once you've sewn over it.
Have I mentioned lately that I love my treadle machine?  It's unexplainable really and difficult to express how very soothing and relaxing it is for me when I sew on a treadle. 
I should have some progress to show on this project soon. And I am starting to get ideas about how I might hand quilt it!

16 comments:

  1. Looking forward to seeing all those strips sewn together.

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  2. Ohh what fun! I have an old White treadle machine. I would love to be able to use it but alas I broke the leather strap that runs it. I did have it in to be fixed but we moved before it was finished. Maybe one day!

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  3. So fun! I did strips of fabrics onto muslin for a guild charity quilt. It came out really neat. Looking forward to seeing how your's comes out.

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  4. My sister has my grandmother's old treadle machine, but it isn't as lovely as yours. Loving those strips!

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  5. I have never done paper piecing before. It is very soothing to sew on a treadle, I love it too!

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  6. I would love a treadle some day - enjoy your soothing stitching.

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  7. Nice to see you working on sashings already. Have fun Treadling.
    No Treadle here. :(

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  8. That's a lovely machine. When sewing on phone book paper, I've discovered that starching the units until crisp before further assembly allows me to remove the paper more easily. Happy stitchin'!

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  9. Someday I will have a treadle machine. It speaks to the slow quilter in me :)

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  10. She is such a beautiful machine. Lucky girl you are. Got to get mine fix... soon!! Can't wait to see this quilt.

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  11. I know what you mean about the soothing stitching of a treadle machine!

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  12. I've always wanted a treadle, but am starting to accept the idea that I probably don't have a place for one. This is such a fun scrappy project and I look forward to seeing it come together.

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  13. Looking forward to seeing the finished top put together. What a great way to get rid of adding machine tape and scraps at the same time.

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  14. I am so glad you are at peace (piece) treadling away...seems (seams) like fun to me!

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  15. I just drool over your machine every time you show it....

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  16. strips looking good but why the paper? is it for the seam allowance, sorry not come across this before and curious.
    We all seem envious of your treadle machine

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