Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Making a Cot Quilt Top on the Singer 201K Treadle

Having enjoyed making the scrappy cot quilt so much, I have started another.  This one will not be quite so scrappy because I am limiting the colour range, using mainly reds, blues, pinks and neutrals.  The little daisies on red are just delightful.

The 201K treadle has been being slightly neglected, so I have decided to give it a decent run on this project.  There is nothing too complicated to do - put the seam guide on the machine and then just make panels out of strips, cut across them to make stripy strips, and join them together as a cot top with yet more plain strips in between...  Making it up as I go along, in other words.

Once I got started with the 201K treadle yesterday it took me slightly by surprise.  I had forgotten how smoothly it runs.  Here is a little video so you can all share in the pleasure.  I can't believe I didn't knock the camera - it was just sitting at the front on the machine getting in the way.

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Linking up today with Lee's blog Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday
and also Kelly's blog My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and thread Thursday


  1. Wow!!! I really love treaddles!
    How smoothly your 201 runs....... !
    Greets, Ria.
    (also a treadle-lover..)
    (the Netherlands)

  2. Nice to see you back at the treadle Muv and oh how wonderful that 201K sounds!

    1. It's so quiet Gavin it's almost surreal - especially after all the FMQ on the 15K, that makes a terrific racket.
      Love, Muv

  3. Love the vintage fabrics as well as the machine. We've got an old hand machine that my daughter uses and that's incredibly smooth as well, and sews beautifully even stitches. They really knew how to make them well in the good old days!

    1. Hello Sally,

      Vintage machines are the business - but I would say that, wouldn't I?

      I've just nipped over to your blog and seen your quilt pictures taken on Exmoor. Totally fab and amazing! My avatar oak tree in the buttercup meadow was taken about a mile from the edge of Exmoor. Shame I didn't have a quilt with me at the time.


  4. it's so neat to be able to make such great things on a vintage machine!

    Thanks for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  5. that is seriously cool! I always wondered what the hold to the right on sewing machines was for...well there you go - seam guide!

  6. I love this! Thank you so much for sharing it in a video!



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