Friday, April 17, 2015
Sneaky Weekend Sewing...
I've got a plan for sneaking some extra sewing in this weekend!
Since my custom antique treadle isn't getting any action down in the basement sewing room, I "temporarily" set it up in the living room - you know, just for the weekend.
I'll be able to sit right by the big sunny windows and treadle-away all weekend while my family is watching TV or just hanging out. I've got lots of piecing to finish, perfect busy-work for the treadle machine. It's quiet enough that it won't interfere with whatever else is going on at the same time - much quieter than an electric machine.
And speaking of treadle sewing, have any of you quilted with a treadle? I have not been able to find a walking foot for this machine that works at all (it's an antique Singer 15 class), and I'm wondering if I fiddle with the presser foot pressure and use a straight stitch foot if I can do some simple quilting. Any advice for quilting on a treadle without a walking foot?
So the real sneaky part is that I'm hoping my family likes this spot for the treadle as much as I do - and that it can be a more permanent fixture in the living room. I like the thought of getting in a little piecing or sewing without having to disappear down to the dungeon sewing room!
Really looking forward to getting at least a little sewing in this weekend! How about you, are you planning on sewing at all this weekend - what are you stitching up?