Yesterday was a glorious rainy afternoon in Cleveland, Ohio – in other words, a perfect day for some sewing! (Though I don’t plan on moving back, the weather here would sure make it easier to sit inside at a sewing machine…) The free motion foot fit on mom’s machine, but the feed dogs don’t go down. Undaunted, I tore off a corner of a sturdy file folder, grabbed some tape, cut out a hole, and created the beautiful modification above…
Surprisingly, I made it work a bit. But not enough. But still, had to share this beautiful creation.
Determined to finish the quilt while here, I figured straight lines were in order. So I changed to the walking foot… As I can’t be bothered to draw out straight lines to follow when quilting, I had another dilemma – my quilting guide is in LA, and my mom’s quilting guide (she didn’t even know she had one!) wouldn’t fit. Here’s what I came up with:
The piece in front is what it SHOULD look like. The little flimsy thing to the left of the needle? My creation. It worked pretty well, except for when I stretched it out a bit… Thankfully mom just loves the fact that she’s getting a quilt that she’s blind to it’s faults, uneven lines and all