Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Quilting of charity quilt

I have started quilting the charity quilt from this blog post. My Janome is still in the shop for maintenance, so I had the choice of waiting until I got it back, or try to free-motion quilt on my old Pfaff 93.

This machine is approximately 50 years old, I think, and no one had ever done FMQ on this babe. When I got my Janome more than three years ago, I didn't even know it was possible to do it on my Pfaff ! But, what do you do when you have to quilt? READ THE MANUAL! The manual  has survived all these years, and amazingly, there is a little lever to lower the feed dogs! When found that out, it didn't take me long to test drive and adjust the tension to do great FMQ! Actually, it is easier to quilt on this old babe than on my Janome!

This is the first, ever,  FMQ done on this machine. I don't feel confident in free motion quilting, yet, but I do know that practice is the only thing that matters. I quilted daisies in the white borders, and hearts and loops in the middle field. I like the way it turns out!

The old babe does a good job, but the pedal gets a little hot when it's "run to the metal", so it needs a little rest. What's better than write a blog post when it cools down?

The instruction manual is "literature of another era", the sewing machine is German, but the manual is written in Danish.  The pictures are quite interesting, like this one:

Who would operate the foot pedal with those high heels?

I don't know when the machine is manufactured, but I would guess late 50's or early 60's. Anyway it is a solid and good working machine, and I guess it will be used more now after I discovered the good quilting abilities!

Happy quilting!


  1. But the old machine is a good buddy to keep around. You can count on it. Laughed and the high heel shoe like you.

  2. What a great machine! I do all my free motion quilting on a 15-91 Singer made in 1951. The pedal used to get hot on mine so every time I used up a bobbin I would take a break. Finally I replace the foot pedal and can quilt longer. Thanks for sharing at Linky Tuesday! Freemotion by the River


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