Friday, February 12, 2016

Vintage Sewing Goody Grab Bag

 I recently picked up a grab bag of vintage sewing goodies.  Included in this find is:

An old Singer Oil can - no oil. 

This small glass dish.  I was told it's a button dish. I've never seen one before.  I'm using it to hold my lint brush, screwdriver, and other tools I use while I'm machine quilting. 

 Five old bobbins.  Look at the rainbow of thread that's been wound on two of the clear bobbins.  What happened to that red thread?  Melted?  It looks rough!

 Old Singer bag with several packages of needles, some open, some not.

 Singer's Student's Manual of Machine Sewing

 Manual for a Singer 503!  Yay!  I own one of these machines.

 Singer Student's Manual of How to Care for and Regulate Your Sewing Machine

 Singer Sewing Equipment for Schools and Colleges

 Singer Ideas for ZigZag Sewing - Love the colorfully stitched "ZIGZAG" lettering.

 Singer Electric Sewing Machines

Manual for a Singer 66.  Somehow a "Swing Tap" image got transferred upside down onto the front of this manual.  

I love finding fun and vintage sewing accessories like these!  Do you have a collection?  Leave a comment below.

Have a wonderful day,

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hexagon Quilting Eye Candy


Today I'm posting a few more pictures of the Aura hexagon quilt being quilted.


This quilt has been so much fun to make.


I love the way the pieces fit together and the colors flow across the quilt.


In this picture, you can really see the texture difference in the quilted and unquilted hexagons.

Have a lovely day,

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Where's William?

 Where's my kitty, William?  Can you see him in my quilt cabinet?  He nosed his way in there while I was eating my lunch and watching a Craftsy class.  

There he is!  I love it.  He just wanted to cuddle up with a quilt for nap time.  Oh kitty!

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

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Monday, February 8, 2016

New in the Curlicue Creations Shop - February 8, 2016

This pattern sews up an adorable dress up doll and three outfits. Dolls are approximately 13" long. 

Get a head start on this year's holiday gifts and decor for your home with the 13" Samantha Doll dress up outfits pattern. Vintage 1990's.

The Christmas - The Little Quilt Collection Pattern features a nice variety of small quilt patterns. 

The pattern includes instructions to sew the finished quilts, pillows, and hearts, pictured on the front, plus a bonus Country Angel doll scrap quilt (see photo 2). 

A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Golf Print Cotton Fabric, by Alexander Henry Fabrics. It is 1 yard of 100 percent cotton, 44" wide. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

The design on this fabric is a golfing landscape. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. This fabric can also be used to sew one of a kind clothing. So unique - be creative!

For these wonderful finds, plus 344 other project inspiring items, visit the Curlicue Creations Shop.

Have a wonderful day!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Brother 220 Super Streamliner Pink Sewing Machine and Shoes!


My thrift shop finds for the week - A Pink Brother 220 Super Streamliner sewing machine, with matching pink shoes!  I'll look so stylish while sewing.  I suppose I need to sew up a pink polka dotted dress to complete the ensemble.


This machine clearly hadn't been run for quite some time.  It had minimal lint, but needed a lot of SMO (sewing machine oil).  I got it up and running, but the motor is sparking a little.  My husband got involved, and took the motor apart, but didn't resolve the problem.  From reading online, the sparks may go away after running the machine for a while, or they might not.  I could replace the motor with another one.  I'm sure I could find one in my machine collection, but....it wouldn't be pink.  What would you do?  Please leave a comment below.

Have a wonderful day!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Aura Hexagon Quilting Complete


Here are some more pics of the quilting on the Aura hexagon quilt.


I have lots of thread ends to tuck in.


I quilted a swirl pattern in each individual hexagon, excepting the yellow accent hexies.


It's a pink mountain peak!


It was a lot of fun, using all fabrics from my scrap basket for this quilt. 


Each piece reminds me of another quilting project.
Cool how they can all go together into one quilt.


This is the end!  The last little corner.  Time to tuck in all those thread ends.  I always wait until the quilting is finished and then tuck them all in at the same time.  How do you handle your thread ends?  Leave a comment below.

Have a wonderful, colorful day!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Rainbow Connection - Update #4


The Rainbow Connection - hexagon quilt in progress.  I've added more blue and morphed into green since the last update.

Have a colorful day!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

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