Over the past few months I have accumulated quite a pile of quilts in need of binding . It's hard to get motivated to hand stitch binding when the weather is warm. Even if the air conditioning is running, it's uncomfortable to have a quilt draped on your lap for hours on end.
Now that our Gu'f Coast weather has cooled off, I don't have any excuses to keep procrastinating on finishing these quilts! I've completed hand-stitching the binding and labels for the two memory quilts on the top right; next up is the Scrap Jar Star quilt on the upper left. Dear Husband and I have planned a driving trip to Florida to visit family, so my goal is to finish those top three quilts by Wednesday so I can deliver them to their new owners.
Since I'm not working on any new quilting projects, I thought I'd share my latest sewing machine project. I had been looking for a Singer sewing machine cabinet to house one of my favorite vintage machines. I found this cabinet AND Singer sewing chair recently, and even though delightfully shabby, it came home with me. My plan is to remove the veneer and stain the top, then paint the rest of the cabinet. The chair cushions just need new fabric. It should be a pretty easy project, right?
The cabinet will eventually hold this machine - a Singer 503A, sometimes called a Rocketeer by sewing machine enthusiasts. It's a machine that can handle heavy-duty stitching and do zig-zag. I haven't played with this machine much, so I'm looking forward to getting everything set up for some sewing fun.