Monday, November 22, 2010

Cruckson Quilt

I’m going to toot my own horn today . . . but first, this moment was made possible by my sister, Jackie, and so I want to give a big THANKS shout out to her. Jackie was in possession of a serger (an overlock sewing machine to the un-initiated) that she so graciously passed on to me. It sat, stored, in my extra closet for over a year as I made plans to set it up and learn how to use it.

Fortunately, at work, there was a request for stage curtains to be made and I saw my opportunity to put the serger into action and teach myself how to use it. Mission accomplished on both counts.

I then set my sights on a t-shirt quilt made out of ALL my son’s school shirts. Looking over the pattern it seemed a good idea to do a test quilt. I have many t-shirts from a recurring family reunion event that seemed perfect for the project.

The Cruckson Reunion t-Shirt quilt is now complete.
My new motto: Have serger will travel!


  1. You did a beautiful job!!

  2. Sal,

    Looks great! Isn't the serger fabulous?? I thrilled you are using it and enjoying it.

    Love ya, Jackie

  3. Jackie, it went so quickly and smoothly, I'm anxious to start the next one.

  4. It looks wonderful! You've inspired me:) I inherited a serger from my grandmother and have yet to try it out. Think I need to get it out of the closet.
    Blessings to you and your readers,

  5. Karen, if you like to sew get it out, it is such a dream over the regular machine. Let me know when you've tried it and how it went.