2 million

Last night my blog reached a milestone…..2 million hits.     When I started blogging I never expected I would ever reach so many people!    Thank you all for following what I do.

I have been working on this quilt


That machine is in the treadle base I built.   It is a Singer 27 made in 1912 and it is fun to use.

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I had a few questions about how to cut those striped triangles but I didn’t take pictures while I was cutting and I ran out of striped fabric.    But I bought some more fabric.


I don’t know exactly what I will make with this fabric but before I use it up I decided to do a demo of cutting the stripes.

The triangles are 60 degrees and I use a ruler to cut them.      The first step is to cut 6 strips and stack them up exactly so that the stripes are all lined up.      I was not as careful as I should have been so mine are not perfect in this demo. but here is the stack of 6 (wider stripes are easier!)


Now I place the ruler on the stack and make sure that the ruler is centered so that the stripes to the left and right of the center are equal.   It worked out here to use the wider stripe as the center


now cut like this


that stack of 6 triangles will make one hexagon.    you can continue cutting like this


lay out the 6 triangles with the straight of grain always to the outside


your stitching lines will all be bias so pin carefully lining up the stripes  and don’t stretch.    Here are 2 sewn hexagons


If I add more the stripes form triangles


I hadn’t planned to do this design in the next quilt but it sure looks neat…..so maybe……

I think I will finish this one first


Happy Quilting

and sleepy Teddy



53 thoughts on “2 million

  1. Ann Genaske says:

    I love those shot cottons!

  2. Lou says:

    Thank you for the demo for cutting stripes. I really enjoy your blog and your quilts. I am now a fan of your sewing machine collection! Keep warm.

  3. Wendy says:

    Thank you for sharing. I am amazed at how much you accomplish all the time.

  4. Wendy Welsh says:

    Congratulations Tim. You’ve done a huge amount for hand quilting, and for the Facebook group. If you ever want to come to New Zealand I would love for you to speak to our guild.

  5. Janice Holton says:

    Congratulations on that milestone!

  6. Marilyn says:

    Congrats Tim on reaching 2 million! Thanks for the demo … I can appreciate wanting to get the stripes aligned … quite like the triangles

  7. Betty says:

    Now maybe Teddy will get a quilt, since he seems to really like the first one. He is adorable. Keep on treadling. Enjoy your blog so much. Congrats on the 2 Million. that is fantastic.

  8. Vicki says:

    Congratulations on 2 MILLION!!! Wow, that’s great!! I really love reading your blog and seeing your progress on your projects, from making sewing tables or flowers or quilts. I saw your Rose Quilt in Lancaster, and was just thrilled!!

  9. Barbara Rasch says:

    Thank you for the cutting info. Congratulations on your 2 Million. I enjoy your blog and all the quilts you make and complete. Your a very interesting person in all that your land accomplish. Hi to sleepy Teddy.

  10. Barbara Rasch says:

    Thank you for the cutting info. Congratulations on your 2 Million. I enjoy your blog and all the quilts you make and complete. Your a very interesting person in all that you accomplish. Hi to sleepy Teddy.

  11. katechiconi says:

    2,000,000 views is a true confirmation of how popular your blog is. Keep up the good work! Can I make a suggestion? How about a photo gallery of all your sewing machines, with descriptions of their age, origin, etc? It would be a fascinating read and a very useful resource to anyone else considering revamping and using a vintage machine. You are doing valuable work keeping these great old machines alive, and perhaps it would encourage others to do the same.

  12. Kathy says:

    Congratulations on you blogging milestone! I always look forward to your posts to see what you and Teddy are up to. And you are always generous with your knowledge and experience. Cannot wait to see your spring garden. Thank You!

  13. You have such a strong following Tim as you are a very generous quilter sharing what you know and your journeys often in to the Unknown . It takes a lot of time to keep stopping what you are creating to take photos, upload them share them then answer all our comments and questions. You and Teddy make a good team sharing your time with all of us who are thirsty for knowledge. Thanks for today’s tutorial (see what I mean? Sharing) that triangle looks so exciting not sure you will not be able to resist starting that quilt to be LOL. Take are Glenda

  14. Suellen Dehnke says:


  15. Kristin Shields says:

    Gorgeous quilt Tim!

  16. Granny June says:

    I’m getting ready to make a baby quilt with this template, my Granddaughter picked the colors. Granny June

  17. John putnam says:

    Maybe it is one view for each stitch. I am sure with all the quilts you have finished, you have taken two million stitches. Great quilts, they need to be seen.

  18. Madhura Nene says:

    Hi Tim,

    Thanks a ton for the demo! I am just waiting to cut one of my fabrics..

  19. Lorij says:

    You’ve done a great job on all your projects. Don’t ever stop sewing and quilting, tinkering with your machines and revamping and restoring and such. We all know there’ll always something going on in the garden.😊
    Congratulations! Keep up the wonderful posts and information you share. Blessings to you and Teddy

  20. Elfi says:

    Hi Tim, congratulations!!! I like to read your blog too since a few months and i like it! Thank you for showing us all your projects and I wish you many inspirations for further jobs. Best greetings from Elfi – Vienna/Austria (I am also a quilter)

  21. helen says:

    Thank YOU, Tim, for all your posts and advices and valuable tips you share so generosly! And “Félicitations”!
    The design of your recent quilt seams very “Art Nouveau” to me as does also the quilting of the GreenStarQuilt!
    Btw, you became a master of machine quilting – really splendid!!
    Looking forward reading your next posts!
    Best wishes and a gentle pat for Teddy!

  22. Congratulations, Tim!! Love your blog and all your helpful tips! Not to mention a visit with Teddy!

  23. lilquilter says:

    Tim…thanks for the excellent tute…love the hexie quilt and the fact that you have kept a 100+ year old machine alive and well…that dog is just TOO BLEEPIN’ CUTE!!! 😊

  24. audrey says:

    And a big CONGRATS to you! So much to take away from your blog in terms of inspiration and great tips. Thanks for sharing!

  25. Cheri says:

    I love playing with stripes, and you’ve just opened up new possibilities. I love the new design! And that Teddy is so precious. Congratulations on your blogging milestone. I love to read about what you are up to, and I encourage my hand quilting students to follow you to. Thanks for opening up your quilting life to us voyeurs!!

  26. averyclaire says:

    Just wanted to say that all your latest posts with the new sewing machines, the new table you have designed and create for them and the quilts you have quilted with these old machines is fantabulous!!!! You are a talented designer, quilter, gardener, BLOGGER. Congrats on that 2 millionth post! Love to read your blog and see your latest creations….keep up all the magnificent work!

    • timquilts says:

      Thanks! I have been having so much fun restoring those old machines! and it is great to get them back to use as they were intended…….sort of like I enjoy fixing up the old quilt tops…….this week is a garden week but more quilts coming soon

  27. Kirstin says:

    So happy for the 2 Million Blog hits. I have to say that I have been reading your blog for a bit over a year now but in a reader. A friend of mine, who has a blog, told me to get out and say hi! Thanks so much for the inspiration and the tutorials. I love the work you do!


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