Grab My Button

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Turning Twenty Quilt | Piecing

I had a great day piecing my quilt blocks.

My friend, and mentor, Sandra Kaye's quilt studio is beautiful, spacious and well equipped (including dogs).

My 32 year old Singer sewing machine and I are honored to be creating there!

I learned how to pick out thread for my quilt today.

I also learned that my sewing machine was made before machine quilting was much of a thing, so the built in seam measuring marks are for clothing construction, which is a 1/2" seam and not the 1/4" seam required by quilt patterns.

Sandie fixed my machine right up with a piece of bright tape, calibrated for an exact 1/4" seam. 

It worked like a charm!

Stay tuned for more adventures in quilting...