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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My sawtooth star

Three things to be happy about
(1) bug zappers
(2) biscuit-crust turkey potpie
(3) leftover pizza

Such a lonely, sad sight!!
It's my Singer sewing machine cabinet, empty!!

I was winding yet another bobbin when it started making a clackety! clackety!  sound, so I took it to my regular repairman at Hancock Fabrics.  The good news is, it just needed the usual cleaning, oiling and adjustment, and she's back in business!   The other news, I'll call it "doh!" news, is that I really need to learn how to make my own adjustments, I've had the machine since 1970...

Yep, I sew facing a wall but it doesn't bother me in the least, though.  My TV sits on a shelf to my right, and if I turn my head just slightly I'm looking into my bedroom.

Still piecing my sawtooth stars!

Five sewn together, 1 more kitted up to sew, 3 more being fed through the machine, which hums like a contented lady.

The string units work up fast, and the star itself works up really fast once I get it laid out!

This view gives me an idea of how the quilt will look with three blocks across.

So far, so good!

Enjoy your day, it feels nice and cool out there!  Sew forth and sew on til later!


  1. Holy Scrap!! Oh I do love these. I've done them with a solid, but I just love the scrappy low volumn play.

  2. I love the string stars! Somehow it looks very easy when you are doing it:0)

  3. I am lovin' these stars! You may have inspired me to dig out my scrap strips.

  4. If that machine is an old mechanical model, you certainly need to learn to service it yourself. I have a Featherweight and found all the instructions to do it online. As soon as I got it, I did maintenance. You can save those $$ for fabric and travel. Ha ha.


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