Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Quilting on the Treadle


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.

  1. My “new” 15 year old machine is getting harder to repair and it’s making noises that I don’t like.
  2. 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?

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