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Civil War Era Replica Wall Hanging

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional, Retro / Vintage, Funky
Richard Healey on

What materials did you use? This beautiful wall hanging was created using the pattern called Grandpa's Cards taken from the book Civil War Legacies by Carol Hopkins. It was created using Civil War Replica cotton fabrics. This wall hanging is made of quilt store quality fabric. This work of art contains many small pieces. It has cotton batting. It measures 28 by 34 inches. It has a hanging sleeve that you can use a wooden dowel (not included) to hang it with.

Richard Healey on

Well, You are a first for me. Janome 6300. I have never met anyone that really liked their Janome. They always seem to be well not to happy. I am glad you like it. I have never had but one other machine, besides Singer. I bought it reconditioned. I should never have purchased the brand reconditioned. All the others I know, swear by their Bernina's and Brother's and Babylocks. I have never even set down to try one of those. So, glad to know you like your machine.

03/14/2014 Flag

Yes I love it a lot. It has worked well even when I have over used it. My wife has a little brother machine and she likes hers and swears by it. For me it just has to be fast and well functioning to keep me happy. I am not a slow sewer at all.

03/18/2014 Flag

So, Glad you are happy with the Janome Machine. Jenny at the Missouri Star Quilt Company uses a fast machine when she did the Jelly Roll Race. Do not hold me to this. I think she was using a Babylock. I will look it up.

03/22/2014 Flag

When I get my next machine which wont be soon as this one works great, I plan to speed test them as I love fast machines.

03/23/2014 Flag

I was going to ask about how machines are tested for speed. Stop Watch and Jelly Roll Contest. Jenny was using a Singer in the Jelly Roll Contest. I know I saw Her state - I will find the video and let you know the one Jenny at Missouri Star Quilt stated was the fastest. I think She said it was the Babylock.. Do not hold me to it. Not sure I should look for fast. After all!! I Pedal Sewed a needle through my finger. Everytime I turn on the Machine - it is there and my Father pulling the needle out with Pliers. He got Snoopy, because I quit sewing headed out for Pliers. We had quest -- The women all screamed. It still Smarts!!!

03/28/2014 Flag

I have nicked my finger and got it stuck under the quilt just missing it but not yet gone though the full flesh. I am sure it will one day happen lol. My current table is wobbly and when I go too fast my scissors, remote, and glass of water start wobbling and if I don't pay attention they fall off and on too the floor.

03/28/2014 Flag

Well, My table is sturdy, well, all of them are. See, I cut all the fabric on the Coffee Table, and ironed it there too! All my fabric cutting. I have two outdoor 60 inch round tables that I work on. One is for my computer and printer and nonsense. Then the other one is for my sewing machine and Fabric, pins, pencils, scissors,rotary cutters. also have table in bedroom . but no bumping of coffee off the table. I do need to get a shelve liner that is non slip so my sewing machine does not move. It does move. I think unless in a shelf to stabilize the sewing machine it will move from the fabric being rolled up and sewing. Most of the time I do not notice the shifting at all. Take Care! Watch the fingers.

04/04/2014 Flag

Ya my table is in great need of replacing it wobbles big lol.

04/04/2014 Flag