Hand Crank Love With Batiks

1938 Singer 99k Hand Crank

I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my day off than with my Singer hand crank.  My goal this year is to use a few of the machines in my collection for small projects, such has mini quilts, table runners and mug rugs.

I am in the process of making a new table runner out of batiks and truly loved sewing my squares on this lovely old girl.  I have to say it is a bit challenging only having one hand to guide your fabric, but I do love how my squares turned out.

I need to give my finished piece a good ironing and then I will be all set to start hand quilting it. I have enough fabric like I edged it with for the backing, so it should be a quick project to finish.

I am so excited about the Robert Kaufman fabric I found today at my local shop, Arizona Quilts.  It’s perfect for the embroidery project I am getting ready to start, a design by LiliPopo calledThe Stitcher”, and I am also excited about using Cosmo thread, the colors I bought match the fabric!  

It has truly been a wonderful day today!

Until next time, be creative.


  1. I think those fabrics match the embroidery perfectly! Excellent choices!

    1. Thank you so much Michelle! I am very excited about this project and can’t wait to start😊