The quilt is basted and the first two lines of quilting have been put in the quilt via the treadle. I’m using the treadle machine for two reasons.
- My “new” 15 year old machine is getting harder to repair and it’s making noises that I don’t like.
- The 100 year old treadle machine has 1/3 more harp space and it easy to repair.
Some time in the near future, hopefully several years out, I’m going to be in the market for a new sewing machine. Given my wish list, I may end up with two – an older mechanical machine that makes a beautiful straight stitch that is a workhorse and easy to repair and a newer machine which has needle up/down and a thread cutter. Then again, do I need a thread cutter if I don’t paper piece?