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    Last year I was in a block swap with TOGA members. I went to TOGA and learned so much! There were 25 blocks. They were 6 inches finished. I wanted to add to these and came up with a spool pattern of cheddar in the mix of the ones I made. The ones made by TOGA members were all signed, and are now forever stitched into my quilt. The bonus triangle blocks from making the spools became the borders. The TOGA blocks are part of the borders on two sides. I am very scrap happy with how the top turned out.
    I decided to take the plunge of feathers with this quilt, and chose thread that is camoflagged in case They did not turn out. In the begining some feathers were very imperfect, but by the end of this 72 X 83 quilt, I had got pretty good at it
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    I recommend everyone trying feathers. I first tried this on my dsm, which was very good practice that graduates for easier learning on the longarm. Next time I will try to keep my hand out of the way and get less vibration for the video. Hand model fired...lol!
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    Deegles, I LOVE your quilt. What a keepsake it is with the members signing their blocks and incorporating them into this quilt. Your feather quilting is wonderful. One day I may be able to make a pretty feather design. I have to ask: Are all the blocks made on treadle machines? I have a treadle and haven't done much with it, but I really do plan to.
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    Thanks for showing your feather technique. I am so impressed that you can do it both from the top of the spine going down, and from the bottom of the spine going up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cv quilter View Post
    Deegles, I LOVE your quilt. What a keepsake it is with the members signing their blocks and incorporating them into this quilt. Your feather quilting is wonderful. One day I may be able to make a pretty feather design. I have to ask: Are all the blocks made on treadle machines? I have a treadle and haven't done much with it, but I really do plan to.
    Not sure, I will have to go read the blocks as it is stated there. I think is was mostly vintages singers or pfaffs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeniseSm View Post
    Thanks for showing your feather technique. I am so impressed that you can do it both from the top of the spine going down, and from the bottom of the spine going up.
    Well, I couldn’t at first, they looked distorted. But the good thing about feathers in quilting you can make them unsemetrical and it appeals to our quilter eyes. Thank you!
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    Thanks for sharing your feathers. Looks like you've got it down pat. I'm still working on getting decent looking feathers.

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    So, I read the blocks, And some of these were done on hand crank machines (by the group known as “the crankies”), some on old treadles, and some on featherweights, 301s, pfaff 12, and many others.
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    Great looking quilt, and what a keepsake! I love that the contributors both signed their blocks AND documented which machine they used. Absolutely super idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deegles View Post
    So, I read the blocks, And some of these were done on hand crank machines (by the group known as “the crankies”), some on old treadles, and some on featherweights, 301s, pfaff 12, and many others.
    What a hoot.....crankies!!!! I guess I am not paying enough attention to the wonderful quilters out there. I've collected vintage machines for years; now it's time to send them to a happy home where they all will be used. I do have one crank. I really don't know how folks sew on them well.
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