On my last trip to Tiny Town for court, I used part of the lunch break to duck into the world's best and cheapest antique mall. The first thing I saw when I entered was this quilt top. It was marked $18, and is almost flawless (one seam needs restitching). It's hand-pieced out of 1930's fabric. Okay, I'll take it!
I've always done my quilting by hand, but this time I'm going to machine-quilt. I plan to get a walking foot for the machine, but at $40 I'm wondering if I can get along without one. I'm assuming that I'll be resigning myself to the little ridges at the end of the seams.