I wanted to work on my Ticker Tape quilt blocks this afternoon. I’m not sure this is exactly how they are supposed to be done, but it works for me.
If I understand correctly, ticker tape quilt blocks have strips of scraps that are stitched to a background fabric. Instead of just strips, my squares have triangles, squares and hearts. I wanted to start stitching on them yesterday, but the light bulb on my Bernina burned out and I can’t see well enough to sew in the dark. So today, I got out my trusty old Singer Featherweight.
The Singer had worked fine the last time I used it, but it didn’t want to work today. It would form a few stitches, then skip a lot more. I should have checked the needle. Probably just need to take it in for service. I’m sure it’s been awhile!
So now I have to figure out what to do for a few days until I get my light bulb. It’s a 15 watt bulb, but it is a special shape just for this machine. I found one at www.sewingstyle.com for a good price, and the shipping was reasonable, too. I looked at walking feet, too, but they cost more than I can justify. Guess I need to ask Santa!