Monday, June 13, 2011

National Sewing Machine Day

Hooray!  Hooray!  June 13th is National Sewing Machine Day!  I'm not sure where I heard that, but I did mark my calendar for it.  If you're a quilter, or seamstress of some kind, your sewing machine is like your best friend.
Here are a few of my friends:

My Singer Featherweight 221

I was so excited when I found this at a yard sale for $4.00!  What a deal!  It came complete with the case, attachments in their original cardboard box, and even the original can of Singer oil.  This machine was born on April 26, 1951.  It runs...well...just like a sewing machine.  :)

My Brother XR-65

This is the machine I do most of my sewing on.  It was made especially for quilting & it gets the job done.  

Toy Sewing Machine by Mattel

One of many toy sewing machines I own.  This one is so cute and so pink!  When you pull the red knob out, the "needle" moves up and down, the whole machine shakes and it makes a great "sewing" sound.

My Singer Treadle Machine

This one was a freebie.  It was someone's cast-off old project that they never got around to.  It really works, and it's so romantic!

Singer Model 66

This is my oldest machine, born on July 31, 1928.  It's also in excellent condition.  The finish and decal details are beautiful, and it still works.

That's just a few of my machines.  I have pictures and info about some of my other machines in my collection at my Facebook page.

Heart Match Quilt 

In other news, here's the latest pattern for Curlicue Creations, Heart Match.  This quilt is fun to make for young children, as each heart has a corresponding matching square to seek and find.  On sale now at the Curlicue Creations shop,

Have a super day!


  1. I JUST bought an old Singer at Goodwill this afternoon. Still trying to identify it. It's not a featherweight but is black with a beautiful design on it. Lots of gold and some pink in it. SO pretty! I'll just tell my husband it was National Sewing Machine Day so I HAD to buy it! I'm putting pics up at my blog [Thymely Stitches] soon!

  2. Luci,

    If you go to the Singer website, there is a place where you can look up the machine's serial number. You will be able to determine your machine's "birthday", where it was made, and what model it is.

    Have a super day!