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    Something Old, Something New...

    A few months ago I picked up a gently used Grace frame off Craig's List. I had a heck of a te getting it to fit in my VW hatchback, but where there's a will there's a way:



    And of course there's "some assembly required" once all the pieces were home:



    Then I found this beauty, a 1954 Singer 301A - feed dogs drop, nearly 8" of throat space, and a vertical bobbin:



    When introduced to each other, they got along very well. I use the foot pedal on the space behind the machine on the carriage bed - almost like a computer mouse - and follow an edge-to-edge pantograph:



    And VOILA!
    Not an actual five and dime, but has a similar finished look. This was done with center blocks and strips cut from a fat quarter bundle I picked up at Joann's.





    I've got a lot more practicing to do (even just loading the quilt on the frame) but I'm happy with the results and am proud to call it done! Just have to run it through the wash.

    Now to pick which if the eight finished tops will be next...

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    Very nice!!! I got that exact frame the same way....it's still in pieces while I hold out for the Juki I want to put on it!
    pat.

    No rain....no rainbows!


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    If you can't be nice.....BE QUIET!

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      #3
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      I have been so curious about this. So you can get a frame and 'introduce' your favorite machine to it? I'm feeling it's a dumb question.
      🌺 Lorie

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        #4
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        Very nice! You got a couple if great deals!


        Sandy from Cincinnati


        AKA Kermit

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          #5
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          Wow, you got a super deal. Look what you can do now!
          Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
          Maya Angelou

          ~Megan~

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            Originally posted by Hulamoon View Post
            I have been so curious about this. So you can get a frame and 'introduce' your favorite machine to it? I'm feeling it's a dumb question.
            It's not nearly as easy as I'd imagine the mid and long arm machines are, but before I found the old Singer I actually did a baby quilt with my Kenmore that has about 5.5" of throat space. I could only do a pattern that was about 3" wide, but it was my first on the frame and it was definitely a learning experience.

            Not for the short of patience, that's for sure.

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              #7
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              What a wonderful quilt. I love the crisp snap of color with white.
              sigpicAnita G.

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                #8
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                Your story telling is really awesome. The fact that you fit that frame in your VW is unreal, then putting the frame together... Well scary. Hello to the old/new Singer and there was a baby born, a wonderfully quilted quilt. Excellent!!!
                sigpicMISA
                I am a material girl. Wanna see my fabric collection?


                http://www.aprairiehomequilts.com/qu...ng-quotes.html

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                  #9
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                  [COLOR="#008080"]I am so sew impressed!!!![/CO
                  You and Jean Sewingmachine would have a great time together! She set hers up all by herself also!
                  I Love that quilt too......especially the striped binding! Wow!!!LOR]
                  ~Kathy~

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                    #10
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                    I love a story with a happy ending!

                    You did a great job on the quilt. I"ve wondered about getting a frame in the car……and now I know.

                    thanks

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                      That was very creative. I've never seen anything set up like that. Cute quilt by the way

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                        #12
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                        Oh my, I am impressed!
                        "One can never consent to creep, when one feels the impulse to soar" -Helen Keller

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                          #13
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                          Way to go! Looks like a setup made in quilting heaven! The quilt is way cute!

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                            #14
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                            that is a beautiful quilt !!!
                            Preeti
                            http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/

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                              #15
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                              What a find! And what a beautiful quilt too!
                              sigpic

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