Sunday, March 6, 2016

More Improv Quilting - Video Tutorial

I've been playing with my improv quilting a little more.  Since there are no rules in improv quilting I can use it to help get more practice on some of my machines.  This weekend I used my great grandmother's machine.  Treadling is certainly not my strong suit in the sewing world.  I want to get better at it.  I don't want the art of people powered sewing to die with me.  So, I've made it a goal to do more treadle sewing this year.  None of us will ever grow in our quilting if we don't step out of our comfort zone.
new home ruby treadle sewing machine

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I'm doing a video this week so you can see me actually doing the improv quilting.  It allowed me to explain my thought process a little better.  You can also see me treadling and hopefully that inspires you to step out of your comfort zone as well.


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Melissa Shields
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1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed your video and listening to the treadle work. I have my mom's Singer Red Eye (and her mom's before her) from 1910 which I'm just beginning to play with. I used to make clothes with it long ago. I'm thinking the machine and it's treadle area are in need of lubricating because I could not work the treadle like I remember it should work! And it didn't sound pretty like yours. So my next purchase will be some sewing machine oil and lubricate the head first (already cleaned lint and gunk) and go from there. I remember loving this machine and want to love it again! :)

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