I recently came across 2 singer machines in cabinets at a fraction of their worth. I was looking for an inexpensive way to have more machines for the women that come to work on donation quilts. Most of the women did not sew before they started coming so they don’t have machines.
My sewing studio is in the basement and there are times when I wish I had a machine upstairs in the living room when I have brief moments to sew. This 1937 Singer 99 fit the bill so I brought it upstairs. The project I am working on has no deadline so it is perfect.
In addition to having a machine set up in my living room, I have a hand sewing area for a doll quilt I am working on. This is another slow quilt as I only piece a few every couple of days of so.
I am blessed to have a sewing studio in my basement in addition to this set-up. I know that if I didn’t have all the fancy machines and tools, I would still quilt. I started out tracing using cardboard templates, cutting with scissors, hand piecing, and hand quilting.
These quilts will take a long time at the rate I am going and I am a driven goal orientated person. Having these projects remind me to slow down and realize it is not about the destination but the journey.
Are there any slow “journey” quilts in your life?