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Brit Sewing Thursday Linky (23rd January 2014)

by Clare Mansell
Brit Sewing Thursday Linky (23rd January 2014)

First of all a big thank you to everyone who commiserated or offered advice last week on my sewing machine problem. Just to clear something up it has been serviced very regularly, the last time less than six months ago and each time they never get to the bottom of my problem… BUT…. Since trying the advice I found online to thread the machine backwards through the take up lever, I have not (fingers crossed!) had a repeat of the problem!

So, with the machine back working I have had a much better sewing week. I now have three of these quilt-as-you-go log cabin blocks.

Quilt as you go logcabin blocks for a dog bed. 3 more to make.. 

The tutorial I used is from Stitched In Color, I love the densely quilted result you achieve, though you do get through bobbins like you wouldn’t believe!

They are/were intended for a dog bed. My sister is very concerned they’ll be trashed, but I don’t know what I’d do with them otherwise. Bear in mind they have a back which is not meant to be seen! I intend for the dog bed to go in my new sewing room (more on that after the weekend) so it shouldn’t get too much wear, I hope?

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Ruth Procter January 23, 2014 - 9:50 am

Glad you got your sewing machine problems sorted. Mine’s been playing up this week too but I think (hope!) I’ve just about got it sorted now. I think I might share your sister’s concerns about the blocks getting trashed as a dog bed! Looking forward to hearing about your sewing room!

Nancy January 23, 2014 - 11:07 am

You must love your dog… Those squares are beautiful. I just love the colours – too bad the dog won’t appreciate them because they are colour blind.

joanne January 23, 2014 - 1:26 pm

If it’s going into your sewing room, you will want something pretty to look at, as well as the cute sleeping dog!

Magnolia Verandah January 24, 2014 - 2:27 am

So glad your machine is back to work. What fantastic advice to thread backwards. Must keep that tip in mind for any future haphazard.


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