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I am in the process of quilting something with a due date – and it’s driving me crazy because I have several other things I want (and need) to get done, too.  One of which is taking advantage of my daughter’s re-interest in finishing her UFO.

I have three sewing machines and a house full of options!  As well as an understanding spouse.

So while the upstairs looks like this:

2012 qiad quilting process

The family room downstairs looks like this:

sewing annex 1

sewing annex 2

That’s my project on the wall – I pieced the blocks at a variety of sit-n-sews on my featherweight, and am pretty particular about one machine per project.  DD’s project is on the floor in the other room.

I love my featherweight!  It was well-loved when I bought it, and still sewed pretty good, but was great once I cleaned it up.  And the bonus was that it came with a table!  It’s not an official Singer table, but was hand-made by the original owner’s husband.  And the table and sewing machine are still a great pair 64 years later.

Thanks for stopping by!



A few months ago I bought a new-to-me Featherweight 221.  I’m enjoying it, now that I’m figuring out it’s quirks.

I found it really awkward to carry it, though.  The featherweight is the ‘perfect portable’ but when you add the case on that thing must weigh 20+ pounds, and the case bangs against your leg when you carry it, and I’ve heard that the handles on the cases can be fragile after 50 or more years of use.

So I made a tote for my case!  Protects the case.  Protects my legs.  Even protects my car (from the latches).  And I put long straps on it so that I can carry it on my shoulder, but not so long that I can’t carry it in my hand, either.

And check out the fabric – it has fabric words on it!  TieDye, Batik, Fabric, Patchwork, Paisley…I could spend quite a long time looking for all the different words.

I made a few more to put in the boutique at the quilt show one of my guilds is having this weekend.   Hopefully someone else will want to own one too!  Or maybe you?  I listed two in my etsy shop.

Have a good week!  Deb

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Welcome to Aspen Hill! I'm Deb. Quilter, lover of fabric. Fan of completed projects. Quilt Pattern Designer. My blog is my space where I get to share quilting, sewing, and other creative pursuits. Come back often!

You can find my quilts, doll clothes, and patterns on Etsy.