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About treadlemusic

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

“Ingredients” (of the quilty kind) or The Postman Cometh…….

Ideas are always swirling but “making do” doesn’t always result in the desired outcome. 2 examples: I’ve been wondering how it would work to fill a “sandwich” with my fave fmq (free motion quilting) then add some type of colorant … Continue reading

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Two-fer Tuesday plus one………..

These last few days have been about 2 quilt gatherings and continuing to finish projects. The first meeting was last Saturday….”SEAMS” (SouthEast Area Minnesota Stitchers). There was much discussion of the upcoming October 2 day workshop with Angela Huffman. Getting … Continue reading

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Busy…non-stitching…..days…………….

Yup…the days are flying by and family “mile markers” continue to be observed. Namely, those summer birthdays that seem to be a challenge when trying to fit in a party/gathering when so many obligations are already in place. I’ll just … Continue reading

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A Friday 4-H Follow-up……

Kayleen Kulas Houston Lamb Lead – Intermediate – Class 3 Yellow Kayleen Kulas Houston H041013: Sheep – Suffolk, Registered – January Ewe Lamb Purple Reserve Champion Registered Suffolk Ewe Lamb   and….she took a blue ribbon on her quilt!!!!  “Quilting-Grades … Continue reading

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The Wrong Donations – Some Tough Words on Disaster Relief

Originally posted on My Best Laid Plans:
I need to make a statement. I want to say it as kindly and gently as possible, but this message really needs to get out there. It’s important. Please hear me with as…

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Warning….warning………

Photo heavy post ahead (yesterday’s guild meeting)………    These next photos have been stitched by a gal who just mustn’t take any time to sleep!!!!                                                                                                                   … Continue reading

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Design Wall (kinda) Monday………

Continuing the project from this post, I have finished 2 of the 3 linen pieces that have a ??? finish (coming soon)……….    To do a bit of a “recap”…..                       … Continue reading

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My yesterday…or, County Fair—again……..

But the reason had nothing to do with quilts/quilting (that was last Friday), it was pulling time!!!!! Yup, both grandsons have been busy pouring their heart and souls into a Dodge pickup, readying it for competition pulling. The first attempt … Continue reading

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The “rest of the story”….a very happy ending…….

(Story beginnings found here and here) It’s County Fair time in Houston County! And the judging has been completed!!!!!!      I haven’t congratulated her..yet..’cuz I just know that she is very busy with her other fair showings. Along with the … Continue reading

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Vintage stitching……..

But, what is the vision???? This, first, appeared here (and had some ‘company’)……     The center motifs were sketched with air-erase marker, immediately(!) stitched and left a bit so that the marker could fade a tad. One never knows how long … Continue reading

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Design Wall….er….Table Monday…………………

Wall…table….what’s in a word? Today was finish a quick “UFO” day (actually, get rid of a little stack of fabric left from 3 previously completed pillowcases). This time I needed to bring it into the quilty world by doing something … Continue reading

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Today is: ONE WORD (almost) WEDNESDAY!!!………………

TEXTURE……………..         “Tessellation” piecings are always a fun visual. (a pattern that contains 1 figure shape that fits together without gaps  between the shapes=tessellation) For a free pattern of this piecing, go to Jeni Baker’s blog “In … Continue reading

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Design Wall Monday……….

And this sweet little quilt (42”x54”) was made by an enthusiastic quilter-of-tomorrow…………….she chose the thread color….. so much fun, hmmmmm??     And the quilting pattern was decided…..(my fave!) “Funky Feather Swirl”(link includes the tutorial)……    (Click on the photo above … Continue reading

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Not quilting but…..my today……..

Well, let me show you the “outside crew” at DS/DILs gas station/convenience store……Day 1 of our town’s annual summer event known as “Houston Hoedown”. As I mentioned in a previous post, our little town boasts(?) a population of approximately 995 … Continue reading

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Play moments……….

Crayola colored pencils+1 muslin “tension testor” scrap sandwich=FUN!                                       plus……..     equals…..             to be continued…………

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Vintage UFOs-Part 2…………..

First up: the sweet little blue & white piece that required the HQ “Glide” foot (previous post). Such embroidery as this……… really can prevent/inhibit close “echo” stitching, I’ve found, and this piece had quite a bit of raised/loopy thread. It … Continue reading

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Finishing up UFOs……………

That have been lurking since….well, let’s just say a while! The first one is a little vintage piece I fmq on my Juki while in Texas (in March). You may check this post for details. I knew that the binding … Continue reading

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I’m not a gardener but……….

Somehow, I’ve managed to keep this gift from my daughter-in-law alive for 4 years! It was beautiful in the pot, I received it in, but I’m amazed at it now!       I haven’t done the “miracid” thing and, yet, it … Continue reading

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On a rainy Friday, with…………..

Little to no mojo, we “play”. Bring out the clothesline….  and the Bernina….    and the results are some cute little beverage coasters……….    Not too mind-taxing but oodles of fun with instant gratification—the perfect ingredients for a relaxing afternoon! What are … Continue reading

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“Thrifting”………..

Yesterday, a group of the township ladies met for lunch in the neighboring town of Rushford (MN) and, as is our custom, headed down the block to “Grace Place”, the local thrift shop. We meet the 3rd Thursday of the … Continue reading

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A FMQ “heads up”………..

There are many questions I am asked when I do a FMQ workshop. “Where do I go next?” and “What do I quilt where?” are among them. A couple days ago, Angela Walters began a 6 post series on the … Continue reading

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Vintage………

There are so many up-cycling ideas for all those vintage pieces ‘out there’ and most are for the larger table toppers and cloths……but, don’t overlook those sweet little beverage coaster sized pieces! They are the perfect size for gift tags!!!! … Continue reading

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