Created by: Richard Healey
Project

Civil War Era Replica Wall Hanging

Name of Pattern From book Civil War Legacies

You Can Make This

Richard Healey made Civil War Era Replica Wall Hanging with:

  • 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.

Project Description

Name of Pattern From book Civil War Legacies

Q&A with Richard Healey

Quiltknit asked:
If you can do this, Why are you in Quilting 101? I just joined because of you. Hope , I get to be as good as you! I need you link to how to do a Rag Quilt..
Richard Healey answered:
I took the class to learn things that I did not already know. I have never had a formal class and this this was my first chance to see how to maybe do things easier then the ways I did them.
Quiltknit asked:
Yes! It is so different. May I ask the brand of sewing machine you have? Mine is Simple: Singer One Plus. I learned on a singer years ago.
Richard Healey answered:
I now use a Janome Memory Craft 6300. It has a wide neck so I can easily quilt the smaller quilts I make. It is also fast and durable. When I first started quilting I bought a Singer a simple base model which after 7 months and 40 quilts I killed it. (I quilted almost 60 lap and baby quilts my first year). So I took it back to where I bought it to get repaired. Because of its warranty they replaced it. 6 months latter it was on its last leg (it was a great machine I just over used it) I got my Janome and never looked back. It is a amazing machine. One day I will buy a bigger and faster one but for now it meets my current needs.
Quiltknit asked:
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.
Richard Healey answered:
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.
Quiltknit asked:
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.
Richard Healey answered:
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.
Quiltknit asked:
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!!!
Richard Healey answered:
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.

Skill Level

Intermediate