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  1. Vintage sewing machine not stitching - very generic tutorial

    by , 11-30-2011 at 09:29 PM
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    Vintage sewing machine not stitching - very generic tutorial

    Does it need a new needle? That is usually the quickest easiest cheapest fix. Change the needle... some times we hit pins or sometimes people pull the material through the machine and the needle bends. Sometimes needles get dull? When was the last time it was changed?
    Make sure the needle is in all the way

    Try this first. Take apart the throat plate then try putting it all back ...
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  2. belts for treadles

    by , 11-26-2011 at 03:15 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Phyllis nm View Post
    Belts
    About 20 years ago I bought “new” leathers for my 104 and 114 machines and the leather was old I guess. They kept breaking, and I hate the replacing the clips. I went to my air condition/ plumbing supply and bought regular fan belts from them. I have never a problem since.
    I called all over town and found one long and thin enough to fit my 29-4 but I had to cut it to get it on the machine. That was not easy to clip together
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  3. replacing treadle belt

    by , 11-26-2011 at 11:09 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Treadle belt is pretty easy and instructions sometimes come with belt. Here's what I'd do if I didn't have the 3n1 treadle pliers:
    ---Get proper size belt in natural leather (stay away from red) from SM supply, ebay or.....
    ---wrap belt around treadle pulley and SM pulley and pull tight and cut where ends meet (don't worry about cutting short the belt will stretch)
    ---examine wire staple that comes with belt, get drill bit slightly bigger than staple diameter and drill hole
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  4. Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

    by , 11-20-2011 at 02:54 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    For those of you with cabinets that have finishes that are less than pristine, but not bad enough to justify a total strip/stain/shellac or varnish, this is what I do with my cabinets:

    I went and bought "Howard's Restore-A-Finish", and a bottle of "Howard's Bees Wax and Orange Oil". It's very easy to use, you'll need some 0000 steel wool, and some soft rags. When you apply the R-A-F, use the steel wool and make sure to follow the grain of the wood...rub gently.
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  5. Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

    by , 11-15-2011 at 12:00 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Yes, to much of the finish is gone for Howards to you any good. You have two choices, sand it down until the finish is removed then stain and apply two or three coats of shellac. You can also use denatured alcohol and lots of rags rag to remove the shellac without removing the original stain. If you need to even out the stain you can do this with stain of you choice I use aniline dye(water soluble) then apply shellac. If you want I can Pm you with instructions on applying shellac with a rag and
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  6. Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

    by , 11-10-2011 at 10:59 AM
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  7. Threading for White FR machines

    by , 11-08-2011 at 09:24 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    Okay, I didn't think it was really that intuitive and the manual wasn't that easy for me to understand, but I figured it out. I used some yarn so the points would be more visible (It didn't fit, but I hope you get the idea).

    1. Bring the thread from the spool to the guide at the top. There were several types. The small disks may be flat or upright, or it may just be a guide without the disks.
    2. Bring the thread down to the slot at the bottom of the tension mechanism.
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  8. Threading for White FR machines

    by , 11-08-2011 at 09:22 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    Okay, I didn't think it was really that intuitive and the manual wasn't that easy for me to understand, but I figured it out. I used some yarn so the points would be more visible (It didn't fit, but I hope you get the idea).

    1. Bring the thread from the spool to the guide at the top. There were several types. The small disks may be flat or upright, or it may just be a guide without the disks.
    2. Bring the thread down to the slot at the bottom of the tension mechanism.
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  9. Fall Quilt- Pumkins, Leaves, Sunflowers

    by , 11-06-2011 at 01:13 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by amazon View Post
    I made this with the fall collection from Walmart and a little stash. I posted recently about one I made for our pastor for Pastor Appreciation Day. It was made from his fathers clothing. I didn't want to leave out our Pastors wife, so this is her lap quilt . She will recieve it today at church since I had operator error last week and was unable to finish.(Remember the needle and door post,lol) I gave her a pic. and an IOU for this week. She was very gracious. I used bamboo batting also, it has
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  10. Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

    by , 11-06-2011 at 01:05 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    ok Charlee I will try to load it from the email. SCORE!!! Now let's hope that little opinionated darlin' likes his new quilt.
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