Vintage Sewing Reference Links

I truely enjoy sewing on my vintage sewing machine.  Now that it is all tuned up and I know how to regulate my top thread feed, it works like a dream.  I don’t have any snags, tears or broken thread.  I don’t have any knots.  It just sews and sews and sews.  I hope it is this easy when I get to doing the free motion portion of my quilting on this quilt.

I still don’t know what I’m going to call my pinwheel quilt.  It seems most quilters name their quilts something catchy.  Since it’s my first big quilt I wasn’t sure if I should even bother.  But I want to sign and label the back of it as such.  I’ll have to think of something. 

I found a fantastic blog that shows how to use all the old Singer attachments on a vintage machine.  Some of these came with the machine I have and some I don’t have nor foresee ever using but it is fun to watch them in action.

Spare Time for Sewing – Vintage Attachment Tutorials

The bias binding tutorial was fascinating to look at (part 1part 2).   I did get that attachment and had no idea what it was for.  Since I don’t sew clothes I only think of bias binding as the stuff that goes around the outside of a quilt once it is quilted.  She also showed piping and how to use the ruffler (a five part series for this one attachment I might add).  I’m dying to try out the ruffler.  My mom may end up with some ruffles on her Christmas tree skirt because of this.  I just hope it doesn’t end up looking like something Scarlett O’Hara would wear.

It’s fun to just go in my room and sew for 30-60 minutes and not have to fiddle with anything else.  I know quilting this quilt is going to take a while but I figure if I do a little bit each day it’ll be done before I know it.


  1. Ruffles? Ruffles have ridges…makes me think of potato chips.

    I'm so happy that you are getting into the groove with sewing.