Sunday, 7 April 2013

The Log Cabin Quilt: Pieced and pressed

It feels like it has been a long time coming and I know that I still have a way to go.  Nevertheless I cannot help feeling that I have crossed a personal rubicon this evening.  I have finished piecing the log cabin quilt top.

The top is now 42 inches wide and 56 inches long.  I think this will be a decent size for a cot plus a little bit of growing space.

I finished the borders on the Singer 201K.  I am still quite new to the treadle but I managed the long seams reasonably well.  The large level workspace is a bonus.  I only had one sticky moment when I upset the apple cart by letting the machine run backwards.  Result?  - Great wads of top thread knotting up on the underside of the work - this is to be avoided.  I had to stop, cut the work from machine and unpick the mess before I could continue.

So now it is time to think about putting the 201K to bed for a little while and introduce the Singer 401G.  That's the machine I am going to use to straight-line quilt this project.  But for now I think I've earned a beer.


  1. You treadlers are amazing. Bonnie Hunter over at is another fan of these machines.

  2. Looks good. I like how the corners turned out. Well done!

  3. Such an exciting quilt, well done!
    The way the corners turned out is absolutely stunning. Love it!

    I gained a lot of respect for treadlers by watching 'how to' videos. Then I knew that if I had a go at treadling I would definitely get a lot of disasters involving the balance wheel going in the wrong direction, ;-)

    But I'm sure that once you get the hang of it they're just as enjoyable to use as a hand crank machine.



  4. It very nicely done. I love the look!

  5. At risk of sounding like a football commentator, brilliant corners Gavin!


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