This is my very first quilt, made for my son in 1993. We used templating to cut out the pieces and then machined pieced it together. At the time I was using a 40 year old 'sample' sewing machine that my Grandfather had in his basement. Only straight stitiching on that machine, but it did the trick. I hand quilted it. I am glad I learned this method as it gives more appreciation for the quicker methods I use today.