Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Nearly there

Free motion quilting on a vintage Singer 201! The free motion/darning foot is designed for use on low-shank sewing machines and I picked mine up at my local quilt shop.  I bought it for use on my Janome MC 7500, but discovered it would work on my Singer machines if I added a small square of metal (which my hubby fashioned with a hole in its center) to fit between the foot and the bar on the machine that foot is attached to. 
I've been keeping my nose to the grindstone, quilting my king-size quilt on my Singer 201 and NOT starting a new project. :o)

The quilting has not been half as daunting to undertake as I thought it might be.  Yay!  Still, it takes hours to quilt a king-size quilt on a domestic machine (as you can imagine it would), but it is possible to do.
If you look closely at the photo, you may notice that I instead of using the open toe attachment on my free motion/darning foot, I opted to use the clear disc toe.   All my practice quilting beforehand lead me to this change as I discovered that it was better suited for smoothly gliding across the seams in those mini granny square blocks.  Now with a bit more determination, I may just have a finish to share soon.

9 comments:

  1. Tackling a king size quilt on a larger throat space domestic machine is difficult, thanks for showing that a king size can be done on a regular sized home sewing machine! Can't wait to see it finished!

    ReplyDelete
  2. It is looking great, and your rigged foot is amazing. I quilted a few very large queen size quilts with my small DSM before. It definitely requires little breaks from all that wrestling. :D

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am very impressed...looking forward to the finished project!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi!!!! Thanks!!!! If I ever get one to this point I will have to do it this way!!!! So all info is appreciated!!!! I am still trying to picture how I can get a big quilt done this way!!!! EEEKsss!!!! I can only imagine myself as Lucy all tied up and twisted into a cocoon and falling in the floor to be found hours later by a laughing his head off hubby!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I really need to practice this too. Bon courage!

    ReplyDelete
  6. It's hard to believe your in the home stretch of quilting this huge, gorgeous, quilt. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I can't wait to see how it turns out! Though I can already see that it's going to be lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  8. How clever! Can't wait to see the finished quilt! =)

    ReplyDelete

Go ahead...say something! Got a question for me? Ask it! I can't wait to hear from you... so start writing... and thanks in advance for letting me know you're sharing in my online adventures. Hugs and happiness to you!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...