Friday, September 16, 2016

Charity Racing

I found a box of 2.5" strips that I had cut from leftover quilt backing and decided they should be made into some jelly roll race quilts.
I sat down at my treadly to race along to some quilt tops and found this fun tangle in the bobbin area. It was a good excuse to clean under the bobbin case and make sure there was oil in the guts. This machine is almost 100 years old and sews like a dream. Such a pretty machine, too.
I measured and marked the 1/4" seam allowance with a piece of washi tape and got stitching.
It wasn't long before I had a quilt top.
Quilted and ready for binding.
I raced to a second little quilt.
Quilted and ready for binding.

I have another one ready to go but I haven't found the time to sit down and race.

2016 Charity Quilt Count: 37


  1. What an easy pattern to do baby quilts from. Do you have a standard size that you shoot for when you make them?

    1. I try to stay close to crib-size (36x40 up to 40x48 inches). This is pretty standard for the patterns offered by Quilts for Kids. These are about 36" by 40". I like to avoid piecing backing whenever possible.


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