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Treadleon Year End Show 2015 - Quilts








I made a baby quilt for my new granddaughter with my Davis NVF. The top of the quilt is made from vintage fabrics I found at a church rummage sale. The fabrics were already cut into squares but were very rough cut as if a child cut them. I recut each square to 2" and pieced some on my hand crank 28 but most on my Davis NVF. All of the quilting was done on the Davis machine.
This was the first time I had used a hand crank or a treadle machine and the first time I had quilted a quilt on a machine. Previously I had only hand quilted my quilts. So this was very much a practice piece for me. The treadle NVF kept wanting to go backwards so I broke threads all over the place. I was having trouble with the penguin walking foot which I realize now was probably not enough pressure on the presser foot. Or maybe it was too much. I can't remember. So I migrated from the 28 to the NVF. All seams matched up perfectly with little effort. That thing works like a dream. Except for the treadle backward part. User error.
Laura Scott
Rochester, Michigan


I have been working on a version of Captain Dick's Rectangle Island quilt. I used batiks and did it quilt-as-you-go. I used 5 different treadle machines but only 1 could make it through the final assembly (6 fabric layers and 2 batting layers) without being really fussy - a 1924 66 from Scotland. The quilt is queen size and I still need to do the border and binding.
Ingrid Kross
Yorktown VA

The top was pieced on a Singer Model 12, but I did have it quilted on a long arm. It was a block-of-the-month project, named "Past meets Present", from a local quilt shop. There are 20 BOM which are set together with 44 log cabin blocks. I'm very proud of this 2-year project!
Faye Beckwith



Blanket for 18 month old grandson... sewn on 1908 Singer 66 Lotus.. my first machine quilted project.. finished about July 2015 Picture of baby on it and 2nd picture of the machine, Oct 2015
Judy in So Cal

I made the Elsa costume entirely on my 1953 Singer 201 HC. Never again! Those sheer sparkly fabrics are miserable to work with. It was almost as much trouble as her mother's wedding gown. She loves it, though. The Frozen quilt was made on the same machine.
Kelly Pakes


"K9 Kaleidoscope" is a throw size quilt I made for my niece's wedding present. She's a vet and loves dogs. It is a "One Block Wonder" done in a dog print. The top was sewn entirely on my 1953 Singer 201 HC during beautiful summer weather on my front deck. I got a nice tan as I worked. I quilted it with a paw print design using a friend's longarm. It was a hit!
Kelly Pakes


Kelly Pakes