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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Featherweight Fanatics

I have been meaning to post about the Featherweight group at the Quilt Shop I'm at the most, Sager Creek in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Not sure but some time before the end of last year they offered their shop to a group of ladies who own or will own a Featherweight to get together and sew. Today we had 6 show up.

They support each other in sharing knowledge  techniques, new ideas and projects. 
One new idea was from Simone who bought this case at Walmart in the tool section. It's a case for tools but it's a great bag for your featherweight
Stanley Fat Max

Perfect for her new machine and space for accessories 

We try to have a group project and/or something of our own to work on. 

Today Liz showed us how to make these little needle pillows for our Featherweight. It is always a good idea to have your needle and presser foot down when not in use or transporting. So these little pillow just help secure the needle. 

Very easy to make and it's made from scraps
You will need 2" squares of 2 of one color and 2 from another color plus 1 square for back and a piece of batting.

Stitch the wrong side of back to the batting, this just keeps the batting from moving around.
With the 4 other squares you need to press them in half.

You will start laying them on the the right side of the back.
Crease will be toward the center.
You will lay one on top of the other.

When you get to the last piece you'll need to slip it under the first laid  one.

I pinned to keep it from slipping while sewing all around the edge.

Then you will turn it inside out by grabbing the back that is inside the 4 patch.

I had no good way of showing you how that is done but I think you'll know when you get to that part.

I'm going to put up at the top a tab just for the Featherweight Fanatics so I can keep all the neat things we share handy.


  1. Thanks for sharing two really great ideas in this post and especially for the tutorial. I'll have to try it.

  2. My featherweight wants a needle pillow now! Thanks for the idea and the tut!

  3. Can you tell me why the needle needs to be in the down position? I understand the why of the pressure foot, but not the needle. My mom used the featherweight for 40=50 years before I got it, and never told me this one. Makes me wish I lived in Arkansas.


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