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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Collections ~ Sewing Machines

Quilters Love their Machines

I love sewing machines,
even toy machines.

I know quilters who still
quilt by hand.  For most
of my friends though, the
 machine is the thing.

We all have so many ideas
for quilts in our heads and
we will never have enough
time to make them all.

Machines help us get those
quilts finished much faster.

Think back to a time when
everything was made by
hand.  The treadle machine
must have changed things
so drastically.

Many of these toys were
made at a time when little
girls would see their Moms
sewing as a part of everyday
life.  Does that happen anymore?

Will sewing become a thing
of the past if there is no one
to teach future generations?

Will people in the future
look at these machines
and ask what were they for?

Here is a modern machine,
made for kids and well...
Hello Kitty fans.
I guess there is
still hope.


  1. I love everthing about your blog, and refer to it constantly.
    Sue :-)

  2. I enjoyed seeing all the little machines. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I didn't have a sewing machine until I was 20 years old. I never saw a toy one either. My mother did sew for special occasions like Easter outfits. THanks for sharing your life with us.


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