I made some quilted potholders for my sister for Christmas. They were pieced and quilted on my vintage Singer Featherweight, and bound by hand. The fabric is a jelly roll I found at a thrift store, called Midwest Modern, and white cotton percale from my stash. It turned out pretty ok for my second attempt at quilting. I definitely need to get better at stitching in the ditch. On the other hand, even though every single detail I got wrong stood out like a sore thumb to me, when my sister realized I’d made them her exact words were “You MADE these? They’re so precise!” I’m not sure why she was surprised, though, since I always make her Christmas gifts.
They turned out great. I love the Amy Butler prints
And swooon…you have a vintage Singer Featherweight. I can’t justify owning another sewing machine, but those are awesome little machines!
I really like the pattern and fabric you used
I picked it up at Goodwill for $30. When I opened up the case, I said “Oh you beautiful thing” out loud and made a guy in the next aisle laugh. It’s a century machine, with several decades of service receipts in the case with it. Runs like a dream. Even though I already had 3 machines, there was no way I was leaving it behind.
These are fab! what a great gift
Even though already said it elsewhere, must say it again. These ate lovely. Love the clean lines and the fabric choices, beautifully done!
They do look really great, but her reaction makes me wonder, have you given her only wonky stuff in the past?
The colours of the fabric looks really nice, and the design is wonderful, really lucky sister.
I recall your story of hand binding while driving in the car…epic!!
They turned out lovely!
I gave up stitching in the ditch years ago…another quilter told me to just do a quarter inch away from the ditch…I am much happier with the results as there was always one stitch that did NOT want to be in the ditch…ha
Time to blow her mind now that your skills has increased!
Naw. In reality I think she just knows I’m not a quilter. In the past I’ve given her knitted/crocheted things, leatherwork, and way back in the day even things like a picnic basket made out of an old leather suitcase relined in plaid. But that’s all stuff she knows I’m good at. But she also knows I inherited my dad’s perfectionism, so I think she should have known better.
Awesome potholders! I’m a beginner and want to learn to sew something like this. I believe I could find simple patterns and sew it with my Singer 2277.
I like it when people share their works, especially, when they inspire me to do the same!