Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Good Old Days?

A few days ago I posted pictures from a vintage quilt exhibit at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown. It was a wonderful, bright exhibit of unique quilts. Needled Mom commented on that post and then in a later email also made a comment about the tools they had to use. Well, here they are. Another part of the exhibit included some of the tools they did use. And there was not a rotary cutter among them!

A sewing machine in the middle?

I bet they weren't lightweight scissors. 

And these look like some form of medeival torture. Boy, have we come a long way. All the more reason to appreciate those old quilts.

This is where I should post a picture of my rotary cutter but I'll simply let you go and hug yours - but only if it's in the LOCKED postion! Have a fabulous day.


  1. Can you imagine???? Is that last item a stencil? Is it made of metal? Fascinating tools. I am definitely going to go hug my ruler, mat and rotary cutter. I may hug my sewing machine too! Thanks for sharing the tools. I would love to see that exhibit.

  2. What a cool exhibit~ but you are right; I'll hug my tools too! ;-) Those metal stencils are really interesting!

  3. Wow. Also makes me appreciate all the other conveniences that allow me the time to quilt! Can you imagine dong this after milking, gardening, cooking over a fire, dragging in firewood, etc?