Jill's Sewing Museum


My "old sewing stuff" has now been upgraded to my "Sewing Museum."  It includes a store display box for the needles and an old chic (slightly shabby) sewing tin that belonged to my mother-in-law.

I have two small framed pieces that relate to sewing:
  1. A lovely petit-point framed picture.  The workmanship is very finely done on mesh.  Based on the paper backing on frame and original price sticker, I estimate this to be from the 1940s.  
  2. The second framed piece is a snapshot photo of ladies having a "bed turning of quilts."  The photo is dated 1956.  It is hard to view, but all the ladies are dressed up (including pearls) for the bed turning.  This was a gift from a dear friend who matted the photo on vintage quilt fabric and then framed it.  How clever is that?

Just this past weekend I came across the above "portable" Singer 99K sewing machine at a local estate sale.  It's similar in size to a Featherweight, but much much heavier.  According to serial number, it was made 1955ish. I'm still grateful to have found this treasure as the price was only $25!  My hunt for a reasonably priced Featherweight continues.

Part of my 'lil sewing museum are some of my antique quilts that have been loving stitched by previous generations.

This post was inspired by Beth at Love Laugh Quilt.  Check out others' older sewing items at Beth's innovative linky party entitled"Sewing Museum Linky Party."  Join the party and share some of your 'museum' pieces.  We all can learn.


  1. The tiny-yet-heavy machine is adorable! And I love your collection of antique quilts with traditional piecing. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Your old tin and display box are both beautiful. The old Singer looks like a real gem too.

    Lovely quilts - a treasure indeed.

  3. You really got a bargain when you found that sewing machine. It looks to be in great shape and you got the case, too! Wonderful! Please explain what a bed turning is.

  4. Hello Jill,

    Love the quilts, and the machine is an excellent find. The 99s make a beautiful stitch.

    Love from England,

  5. what a wonderful find on that sewing machine! what a great price too - is it working ok?

  6. What beautiful Singer you found for such a great price!!