Tips and Tricks for Great Quilting
When I think of quilting, I think of my grandmother, even though I’m not sure that she ever made a quilt… She was into sewing though, and sometime around my Junior year in high school, she gave me her 60′s era Sears Kenmore sewing machine. Pale green in color and made of solid metal through and through, it attached to and folded neatly into a beautiful dark wood table with a drawer. It came with a matching chair with a hidden space saving compartment under the seat cushion that my grandmother had stored odds and ends in as well as the obvious 1960′s fashion sewing guide with bright colors splashed across the cover in Laugh-in-esque hues.
I still have that machine today, although it has been through a lot, and currently needs a serious tune up. For a while it resided in a shed that doubled as the garage for the family’s riding lawnmower. One day in post Y2K, the historical structure met its match when the four wheeled behemoth backed into it. I rescued it to my apartment in another city, and managed to reattach the leg and splint all broken parts with wood glue. I miss you grandma…
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