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Yay!!!
Happy mail from Katie at @katieyarnmonster 💌
Her bags are amazing and adorable! Look at them! 🍙🍚🍘🍤🥠😀
These are so well constructed and have useful snaps in all the right places. She generously gave @bowling.angie and I these sets in her last giveaway. 
Thank you soooo much ladies!!!
#yay 
#happymail
#cutebags 
#prizes 
#thankyou
Yay!!! Happy mail from Katie at @katieyarnmonster 💌 Her bags are amazing and adorable! Look at them! 🍙🍚🍘🍤🥠😀 These are so well constructed and have useful snaps in all the right places. She generously gave @bowling.angie and I these sets in her last giveaway. Thank you soooo much ladies!!! #yay  #happymail  #cutebags  #prizes  #thankyou 
Thank you to everyone who shared and entered into this celebration of vintage machines, sewing and memories!!! 😁
The bundle of vintage sewing swag is going to @wandering.minstrel and her gorgeous treadle machine! 
Thank you again to everyone who entered and played along! 💕💕💕💕💕💕
You can check out #myvintagemachine for all the beautiful contestants. 
Stay tuned for more tips for vintage machines next week! 
#myvintagemachine 
#vintagesewing 
#howto 
#diy 
#contestwinner
Thank you to everyone who shared and entered into this celebration of vintage machines, sewing and memories!!! 😁 The bundle of vintage sewing swag is going to @wandering.minstrel and her gorgeous treadle machine! Thank you again to everyone who entered and played along! 💕💕💕💕💕💕 You can check out #myvintagemachine  for all the beautiful contestants. Stay tuned for more tips for vintage machines next week! #myvintagemachine  #vintagesewing  #howto  #diy  #contestwinner 
How cool is this treasure box of Kenmore sewing machine accessories? I’ve never seen such a complete all in one kit like this. It’s got just about every presser foot, buttonholer and die, plus a monogrammer.  I posted a picture of the needle threader last week, but I wanted to share the whole thing since it’s listed in the shop now. $76
Textile Goods For All Generations
#searskenmore
#sewingkit 
#presserfeet 
#treasurechest 
#buttonholer 
#monogrammer 
#vintagesewing 
#pettijohn
How cool is this treasure box of Kenmore sewing machine accessories? I’ve never seen such a complete all in one kit like this. It’s got just about every presser foot, buttonholer and die, plus a monogrammer. I posted a picture of the needle threader last week, but I wanted to share the whole thing since it’s listed in the shop now. $76 Textile Goods For All Generations #searskenmore  #sewingkit  #presserfeet  #treasurechest  #buttonholer  #monogrammer  #vintagesewing  #pettijohn 
Happy Day!!!
Thank you so much for being an awesome community of makers who support small shops! 
Thank you to everyone who celebrates and practices the art of creating, quilting and sewing!
Thank you for appreciating quilts with a vintage flair, and the classic tools, notions and fabrics we use to make them. 
I love you and I love that you make my little shop possible. ✨Don’t forget that today is the last day to enter the sewing machine appreciation contest to win the bundle of vintage sewing swag! Go back a few posts in my feed for all the details!✨
#😁
#100sales 
#shopsmall
#vintagesewing 
#celebrate 
#grattitude 
#thankyou
#shopsmall 
#pettijohn
Happy Day!!! Thank you so much for being an awesome community of makers who support small shops! Thank you to everyone who celebrates and practices the art of creating, quilting and sewing! Thank you for appreciating quilts with a vintage flair, and the classic tools, notions and fabrics we use to make them. I love you and I love that you make my little shop possible. ✨Don’t forget that today is the last day to enter the sewing machine appreciation contest to win the bundle of vintage sewing swag! Go back a few posts in my feed for all the details!✨ #😁 #100sales  #shopsmall  #vintagesewing  #celebrate  #grattitude  #thankyou  #shopsmall  #pettijohn 
My husband is the best. I came home with a bunch of thrift store coffee cups last week. He drilled drain holes in the bottom of them so that I could transplant baby succulents I’ve been propagating. They came out cute. 🌵

#diyweekend 
#handyhusband 
#succulants 
#homegardening 
#repurposed
My husband is the best. I came home with a bunch of thrift store coffee cups last week. He drilled drain holes in the bottom of them so that I could transplant baby succulents I’ve been propagating. They came out cute. 🌵 #diyweekend  #handyhusband  #succulants  #homegardening  #repurposed 
It’s like that scene from The Never Ending Story, but with vintage sewing machines and my fat cat as the gatekeeper. 😂🐈
#storage
#perfectfit 
#catsofinstagram 
#vintagesewingmachine 
#underthetable
If you live in the South East Houston area, Pinwheels & Posies has opened back up! 
They are a fantastic quilt shop in Dickinson that was devastated by Hurricane Harvey. 
I took a detour in the way home to check on their progress and they opened last month. Of course I found a few fat quarters that I couldn’t leave without. 
#quiltshop 
#shoplocal 
#houston 
#fabric
#fatquarters
If you live in the South East Houston area, Pinwheels & Posies has opened back up! They are a fantastic quilt shop in Dickinson that was devastated by Hurricane Harvey. I took a detour in the way home to check on their progress and they opened last month. Of course I found a few fat quarters that I couldn’t leave without. #quiltshop  #shoplocal  #houston  #fabric  #fatquarters 
Up next in the cutting mat, Mom chores. The weather is warming up and my sons worn through most of his winter pants. That means it’s time to turn them into shorts. 
PS- if you love your sewing machine then you should totally enter the contest I’m hosting this weekend. Just go back a few posts in my feed for the info.
#weekend
#momchores 
#momlife 
#warmerweather 
#denimjeans 
#denimshorts 
#fashion 
#onthecuttingtable
#myvintagemachine 
Here is my daily driver! See, this weekend will be like a car show, but for classic sewing machines. 😁
Share yours and you can win all the prizes in my last post. 
My old gal is a Singer Slant-O-Matic 401a. My husbands Grandmother passed her down to me and I’m so very thankful. I’ve found the electric and manual toy versions of her, you can see them in the window sill. 
Now you show us yours or share you favorite sewing memory. See the last post for details on entering the contest and check out the hashtag #myvintagemachine to see what everyone else has and share the sewing love💕
#sewing 
#quilting 
#sewingmachine 
#vintagesewingmachine 
#antiquesewingmachine 
#classicsewingmachine
#flashbackfriday
#myvintagemachine  Here is my daily driver! See, this weekend will be like a car show, but for classic sewing machines. 😁 Share yours and you can win all the prizes in my last post. My old gal is a Singer Slant-O-Matic 401a. My husbands Grandmother passed her down to me and I’m so very thankful. I’ve found the electric and manual toy versions of her, you can see them in the window sill. Now you show us yours or share you favorite sewing memory. See the last post for details on entering the contest and check out the hashtag #myvintagemachine  to see what everyone else has and share the sewing love💕 #sewing  #quilting  #sewingmachine  #vintagesewingmachine  #antiquesewingmachine  #classicsewingmachine  #flashbackfriday 
✨contest closed✨
Stay tuned for a post announcing the winner!
😁

There is so much to celebrate! It’s Friday, I’ve got a bunch of new followers recently and I want to see everyone’s classic sewing machines. If you don’t have a vintage machine you can still totally enter this contest, just keep reading for the details. 😉
Up for grabs is this sweet sewing swag bundle. It includes the 1976 Complete Guide to Sewing, five vintage fabric fat quarters, four wooden spools of thread, two vintage sewing patterns, a thimble, a vintage advertising tape measure, and the cutest little set of wooden mice buttons ever! 
To enter, just complete all three of the following steps.
1. Follow me 🙂
2. Tag a friend or few in the comments below who you think might want to participate. 
3.Post! You can post a picture of your vintage machine or your favorite sewing machine memory. You have to use the hashtag #myvintagemachine and tag me @rosepettijohn for it to count as an entry. ✔️✔️✔️
I can’t wait to see everyone’s vintage machines and read about your sewing memories. 💕
This contest will end and a winner will be chosen at 8 pm central time on Sunday, April 22nd 2018. 
My next post will be me showing off my own machine 😉
#vintagesewing 
#sewingmachines 
#contest
#giveaway 
#winme 
#sewingnotions
#sewingbook
#sewingswag 
#guidetosewing 
#vintagebook 
#vintagefabric 
#fatquarters 
#happyfriday 
#celebrate
✨contest closed✨ Stay tuned for a post announcing the winner! 😁 There is so much to celebrate! It’s Friday, I’ve got a bunch of new followers recently and I want to see everyone’s classic sewing machines. If you don’t have a vintage machine you can still totally enter this contest, just keep reading for the details. 😉 Up for grabs is this sweet sewing swag bundle. It includes the 1976 Complete Guide to Sewing, five vintage fabric fat quarters, four wooden spools of thread, two vintage sewing patterns, a thimble, a vintage advertising tape measure, and the cutest little set of wooden mice buttons ever! To enter, just complete all three of the following steps. 1. Follow me 🙂 2. Tag a friend or few in the comments below who you think might want to participate. 3.Post! You can post a picture of your vintage machine or your favorite sewing machine memory. You have to use the hashtag #myvintagemachine  and tag me @rosepettijohn for it to count as an entry. ✔️✔️✔️ I can’t wait to see everyone’s vintage machines and read about your sewing memories. 💕 This contest will end and a winner will be chosen at 8 pm central time on Sunday, April 22nd 2018. My next post will be me showing off my own machine 😉 #vintagesewing  #sewingmachines  #contest  #giveaway  #winme  #sewingnotions  #sewingbook  #sewingswag  #guidetosewing  #vintagebook  #vintagefabric  #fatquarters  #happyfriday  #celebrate 
The lace like doodles on this #alisonglassfabric make me want to use it on EVERYTHING.
#lowvolume 
#light 
#alisonglassfabric 
#birdfabric 
#quiltingfabric
🌸🕊😁💕
Wrapping up baby blankets and quilts to ship is one of my favorite shop chores. It makes me smile to think a sweet little one somewhere will get to snuggle these soft receiving blankets. 
Thank you to all of my wonderful customers! 
#customerappreciation 
#babygifts 
#receivingblanket 
#gauzeblanket 
#shipping 
#pettijohn 
Textile Goods For All Generations
True confession, the only reason I have ever bought quilt kits in the past was because they met two qualifications. One they were on clearance, like super duper, marked down three times clearance. Reason two was because I just wanted to add the fabric to my stash. I’ve never actually made any of the five or so quilt kits I’ve bought, just sorted the fabric out into my stash to play with and tossed the pattern aside. 
This one is different. 
This one I paid full price for as a Christmas gift to myself back in December, knowing it wouldn’t even be shipped for a few months. This one will not get torn apart. This one will get made, eventually. 
Thank you to @happysewlucky and @fabricspark for making a quilt kit that made me break my own rules. 
#badassquilt 
#quiltkit 
#tulapinkfabric 
#quilter 
#fabricaddict
True confession, the only reason I have ever bought quilt kits in the past was because they met two qualifications. One they were on clearance, like super duper, marked down three times clearance. Reason two was because I just wanted to add the fabric to my stash. I’ve never actually made any of the five or so quilt kits I’ve bought, just sorted the fabric out into my stash to play with and tossed the pattern aside. This one is different. This one I paid full price for as a Christmas gift to myself back in December, knowing it wouldn’t even be shipped for a few months. This one will not get torn apart. This one will get made, eventually. Thank you to @happysewlucky and @fabricspark for making a quilt kit that made me break my own rules. #badassquilt  #quiltkit  #tulapinkfabric  #quilter  #fabricaddict 
So you found a vintage machine and don’t know what to do with it next? Find the manual! 
Did you know that Singer has PDF copies of every machine they’ve ever made for free on their website? You just need the model number. 
Yours isn’t a Singer? Try googling your machine make and model number with the phrase “PDF Manual”. I’ve found quite a few free versions this way. There are companies online that will print and staple most manuals for you four around 12 bucks. 
You can also search on eBay and Etsy for original manuals. 
Happy hunting!
#sewingmachinemanual 
#vintagesewingmachine 
#diysewing
#quilter
#myvintagemachine
So you found a vintage machine and don’t know what to do with it next? Find the manual! Did you know that Singer has PDF copies of every machine they’ve ever made for free on their website? You just need the model number. Yours isn’t a Singer? Try googling your machine make and model number with the phrase “PDF Manual”. I’ve found quite a few free versions this way. There are companies online that will print and staple most manuals for you four around 12 bucks. You can also search on eBay and Etsy for original manuals. Happy hunting! #sewingmachinemanual  #vintagesewingmachine  #diysewing  #quilter  #myvintagemachine 
I just can’t leave a Churn Dash block empty. 💕
#qp2018sewalong 
with @thequiltersplanner 
#quiltblock
#churndash
#100dayproject 
#the100dayproject
🎵You spin me right round baby, right round🎵
If you happen across a vintage machine in the wild and you want to asses it’s functionality quickly, try turning the hand wheel. It should move smoothly and freely. Always turn it towards you. Turning it away too much and too often can get things out of whack. If it turns, but not easily, a good dusting and oiling usually does wonders. If it doesn’t move at all or you can hear parts grinding together, that’s not a good sign. Also, the needle shaft should move up and down as you turn the hand wheel. 
The baby wheel controls the clutch and stops the needle shaft from pumping while you wind a bobbin. While holding the hand wheel still with your left hand, you should be able to turn the inside wheel towards you to unlock it. Now the bobbin winder will move, but not the needle shaft. 
Sorry that second clip doesn’t show me actually unlocking it. I had to hold the camera😉.
There’s a bonus pic of Mr. George inspecting my machine if you swipe all the way over! 🐈
#vintagesewingmachine 
#careandkeeping 
#sewingmachines 
#sewingtips
#quiltingtips
#sewingmachinemaintenance 
#myvintagemachine 
#diysewing 
#diyquilting
#tipsandtricks 
#handwheel
🎵You spin me right round baby, right round🎵 If you happen across a vintage machine in the wild and you want to asses it’s functionality quickly, try turning the hand wheel. It should move smoothly and freely. Always turn it towards you. Turning it away too much and too often can get things out of whack. If it turns, but not easily, a good dusting and oiling usually does wonders. If it doesn’t move at all or you can hear parts grinding together, that’s not a good sign. Also, the needle shaft should move up and down as you turn the hand wheel. The baby wheel controls the clutch and stops the needle shaft from pumping while you wind a bobbin. While holding the hand wheel still with your left hand, you should be able to turn the inside wheel towards you to unlock it. Now the bobbin winder will move, but not the needle shaft. Sorry that second clip doesn’t show me actually unlocking it. I had to hold the camera😉. There’s a bonus pic of Mr. George inspecting my machine if you swipe all the way over! 🐈 #vintagesewingmachine  #careandkeeping  #sewingmachines  #sewingtips  #quiltingtips  #sewingmachinemaintenance  #myvintagemachine  #diysewing  #diyquilting  #tipsandtricks  #handwheel 
His best thinking spot is inside a hamper, toy bin or box. 
#contentcat
#housecat 
#cat
#🐈
These colors make me smile 🙂💕
I’m cutting for the April Block if the month for the #qpbestyearever2018 quilt along. 
#the100dayproject 
#fabric 
#colors 
#cut 
#quilting