I started these quilts (I am making two) a year and a half ago. I put them away during our house renovation. I have moved from the dining room to my new workshop in the basement where I have lots of room and a floor that is easy to sweep. I moved my mother’s Singer Slant-O-Matic down there and plan to have it tuned up. In the meantime, I’m using my late mother-in- law’s Kenmore which I also love and which I used to make my couch covers.
I’m making a modified Log Cabin pattern, semi wonky because I could never color inside the lines and still can’t. I plan each block to be 13 inches square raw and 12 inches square sewn and I have 70 made so far. I want to make 14 more. I am using mostly cut up clothes, old sheets and tablecloths, scraps and found fabric.
I bought a big box of scraps on Etsy. If you do a search for “fabric destash” you can get some incredible deals and the shipping is reasonable too.
You use a lot of thread when you sew patches together so I am using a cone rather than a spool of thread and I made a stand for the thread cone that is working out quite well! Here are some instructions.
I also learned about the chain piecing technique that helps you to sew faster. There’s a nice video on it at the bottom of the post.
And now for the gallery