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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

More Fun with a Sewing Machine

This morning flew by. I got a lot more then I thought was possible done on the quilt. In order, we have step 4: arrange squares, step 5: sew them all together, and step 6: make the quilt sandwich. At that point, I decided to tie the quilt rather than quilt it, because I have yet to find a good enough quilt pen to make visible marking on dark fabric, and I can't freehand designs. So it became a tie quilt. Last but not least, I cut out the binding, pressed that and sewed it on. So, above, in the lower right corner, is the nearly finished project. I just have to sew the binding on by hand (which I can probably do tonight if I don't go anywhere), and then I can run it through the wash and be done with it.

So I'm actually done with the sewing machine for the quilt. I did keep the machine out though, because my mother found this in her stash:

It's too perfect not to make a gift bag out of. I'm so looking forward to bringing this down on Saturday :)

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