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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.

A new week and a new vintage stitchery…….

The vintage piece that’s next up is a 33” square piece I picked up in Harlingen (TX) at an event known as “Market Day on Jackson”. Several blocks of historic Jackson Street are dedicated to street vendors of various sorts … Continue reading

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Friday Finish…..……..

My latest endeavor draws to a close. Begun here, it rapidly moved forward. First, quilting the back piece………. . On to the front……………Of course, it just must have some feathers……….    Using a Frixion marker, I lightly gave myself some guidelines. … Continue reading

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Next up…..no surprise!!!…………

Yup….another hanger! Just call me a lady obsessed! I had been gifted an interesting vintage piece not long ago and, after looking at it a bit to figure out just ‘what’ it was, the ideas began to swirl. . What … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day……….

   As you may notice by the watermark on this photo, it is from a while back. For details on the construction of these little cuties, please, visit this post. Have a wonderful day! Another vintage piece, turned quilted hanger, … Continue reading

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While in Texas…..there’s awesome shrimp……

I know that there are those who can take or leave them (for a variety of reasons) but….we are in Texas and it’s THE season! So, I will give you a fool-proof recipe that perfectly cooks each piece. The complete … Continue reading

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Another vintage finish………..

Where has the time flown??!!?? This little tale was related in this post and took some liberties in combining 2 pillowcases needing some “togetherness”. The back quilted piece was completed first: On to the front piece with this result: . … Continue reading

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Digressing…with a helpful hint…….

How many times has a pattern required that a diagonal stitching line be drawn on a high number of paired pieces (squares, rectangles, etc)??? So, the correct marker must be located…..light or dark color?? Will it show?? How about those … Continue reading

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Continuing the “Vintage Hanger” theme……..

With a bit of clarification. When the current blue & white project was begun, I had 1 pillowcase that had the blue flower embroidery and 1 pillowcase that had the beautiful blue crochet edging (and no embroidery). These items were … Continue reading

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Stitching blue & white vintage…………

A piece that was last shown here will be my focus for the next days. The quilting on the back piece is completed. The backing for this part is a pretty blue/white pastel calico (stash) fabric. The bottom edge was finished … Continue reading

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Testing……testing………

And a little ‘warm-up’ before stitching on the front panel of this hanger cover (that means I usually stitch the back panel first to get a bit of a “feel” for what is needed. See here for my previous hanger … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday……Vintage…..Blue/white hanger….a beginning…………

    Stay tuned………….

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A hint of what’s to come………..

Yup….another pillowcase idea. First, to address a question of the size/width of the pillowcase/hanger that was used. The case was 18.5” and the hanger 16.5”. The next may be different. I’ve selected 2 cases…..1 has a wonderful embroidery & piping … Continue reading

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Vintage…..Part 4….a Finish………

Mid-week and it’s a “Finish”! This post will give you the “back tracking” info to the beginning.   Switching to my little machine for a zig-zag edge finish……. and back to the Juki to hem the opening for the hanger hook … Continue reading

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Vintage……Part 3…….almost finished……..

The journey is nearing its end. To catch up, see here and here. I laid the hanger on both the front and back (be sure to flip the hanger over, since these pieces need to be mirror images!) to double … Continue reading

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Vintage…….Part 2………

If you’re just coming along for the ride on this journey, you may want to visit here, first. So, onward…….. #1 Take the sandwich that will be the “back” of the hanger. This is the one without your beautiful embroidery. … Continue reading

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Vintage quilted covered hangers “How-to”……….

Taking this process step by step really makes me stop and think about how I do a project! Mostly, I just “wing it” and visualize/trouble-shoot the stages in my head, without much real “concrete” prepping! So, we’re off………. First: gather … Continue reading

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Back with the Killer Bees…………..

And what a busy morning it was! In one corner, there was a group of gals from the Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild who were checking in quilts for the upcoming annual event (Jan. 26/27) at the Civic Center on … Continue reading

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2018………

May the upcoming year be the one in which you truly experience all the love He has for you and the plans that only you are created for!    Once again, I must tell you how much y’all mean to … Continue reading

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To (almost) finish the snowflake tale………

I left off with the task of stitching something beyond the surrounding feather motifs….. Taking some of the fullness away, along with toning down some of the ‘shine’ would help to highlight those feathers. Since, I’m stitching this on my … Continue reading

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Oh Come Let Us Adore Him……………

May the Peace that came to earth that day so long ago be known to you today and throughout the coming year!

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What to stitch/quilt???…..

Isn’t that a loaded question?? Practicing the “how”, 15 minutes each day, is comparatively easy but the “what” can baffle a body (and, possibly, bring about the dreaded ‘quilter’s block’!). At this point, stepping back a bit, putting ‘fresh eyes’ … Continue reading

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Meet “Suzy Snowflake”………..

Introduced in yesterday’s post. As I was doing some bead work, all I could think of was the (very) old winter song from 1951, and sung by Rosemaryy Clooney, “Suzy Snowflake”. Check out these 2 links….one, more Currier & Ives/Rosemaryy … Continue reading

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