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Remember Me block

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Sewn on a 1931 Singer

Created in this Craftsy class

Re-Piecing the Past: Civil War Blocks Then & Now taught by Kaye England

Learn Kaye England's precise piecing methods and make 12 traditional blocks, inspired by the stories of strong women of the Civil War era.

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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Classic, Traditional
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What materials did you use? Moda Fabrics - Cardinal and Josephine

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What are you most proud of? This is the first item that I sewed on my mother's 1931 Singer!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Practice to get a really good 1/4" seam. I used a guide tape line, but I'm relatively new to quilting and brand new on this machine so that gave me a bit of trouble getting the block pieces to really line up nice and sharp.

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Beautiful remember me block! AND, your mother's machine is Ge-or-geous!! Is it a 99? I do a majority of my blocks on my Granny's 1950 Singer 15-91. :) You might want to look for a 1/4 '' seam foot that will fit older machines to help with that tricky seaming . . . that foot really helps me!

10/13/2013 Flag

Thanks for the tip! I found a 1/4" low shank foot at a local sewing machine shop that fit. Yippee! Hopefully that will improve my blocks. My Singer is a model 101. I took it apart completely and cleaned, greased/oiled it to resolve major tension issues (but I did leave the electric motor control box that's attached to the cabinet alone - I didn't want to mess that up). Now it sews like butter!

10/14/2013 Flag