I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 63, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 25. I enjoy embroidery and applique and prefer to machine piece and quilt my projects. I love my vintage Singer sewing machines especially my Featherweight 222K. I've recently started collecting Miniature Sewing Machines, three Essex , one Singer 20. one Singer 40 and a Vulcan Countess. My love of sewing I believe comes from my Grandmother - I still have the drawings she made for me to embroider on tea towels many many years ago!

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Go Cutting ... And loving it!

The last few sashing strips to add to the left side of the first blocks in each row - chain piecing makes short work of this job. I learnt years ago to finish a seam with needle down and then butt up the next block to sew ... This way your chain stitching starts and ends with a full stitch right at the edge of the fabric and you don't leave too large a gap between blocks (not good to sew without fabric under the foot). 

I went through the scrap bin from the Civil War Quilt and started cutting the 2-1/2" cornerstones for the sashing - so much easier using the Go Cutter. 

Lovely cold afternoon here, perfect sewing weather.

Happy Sewing!
Cheers from Helen



  1. Oh, you have a Go Cutter! Lucky you! How cold it cold for you Northerners???

    1. Ha ha Suz!! well it was only around 17 degrees when I posted (yes I know that's NOT cold !) getting down around 12 tonight. Brisbane has lovely Winters that's for sure :-) Yes I've had the Go Cutter for a few years now. I love it for boring jobs like these 2-1/2" squares especially when I'm cutting up scraps - just layer up about 6 pieces and cut! too easy :-) I mainly do Appliqué blocks with it, have just about every die that the Go Cutter can take!

  2. Lucky you! I'd like to have a go cutter, too! We're having a lot of perfect cold sewing weather this spring....think we're going to jump right from winter to summer!

  3. That is perfect weather for sewing.