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  1. Extra pieces to the puzzle . . . box

    by , 11-18-2013 at 07:00 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
    I've got my puzzle box stuff sorted out finally. I started out wanting one for the 27 and one for the 15 - and then found an older style with the latch, so I have that one too. Most of the others I ended up with as they came loose with a selection of other style attachments. You'll find all sorts of items mixed together . . .

    So here are the extra pieces. These are all the newer ones that have the part number stamped on them.

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  2. Carpenters Wheel / Star Easy Project Reference Sheet

    by , 06-24-2013 at 01:15 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by stitchinbee View Post
    After being unable to find a simple reference sheet for the Carpenters Wheel quilt, I decided to make my own. I hope others will find this useful. I have included an image and a pdf file, if you prefer. Enjoy.

    *** Please Note: I did not included any measurements so that you may make the quilt (or other item) any size that works for you.

    Carpenters Wheel / Star Project Reference Sheet JPG Format
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    Carpenters Wheel
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  3. Unusual t shirt quilt

    by , 01-04-2013 at 03:58 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by jc469273 View Post
    I just finished a T shirt quilt today for a customer whose daughter is graduating from Clemson University. She pieced the foundation, then appliqued a tree shape on the foundation, and cut the t shirts into the shape of leaves and appliqued them around the tree. She also had a little dog, and some flowers on the grass. The quilt was about 80 x 90. I used Pellon cotton batting, So Fine and Bottom Line threads. She wanted the Plumage panto, but the quilting doesn't show very well. I had heard
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  4. sewing machine repair information

    by , 10-23-2012 at 05:56 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Unplug Your Machine

    For your own safety and to prevent damage to your machine always unplug the machine before you start cleaning and oiling your machine.

    Remove Lint

    Fabric and thread are a combination that is going to produce lint. Lint can build up in unseen areas of your machine leading to wear and tear that is preventable.

    Open all areas that you can and clean the lint out of the machine. Use the brush that came with your sewing machine
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  5. Why is my sewing machine not stitching???

    by , 08-16-2012 at 05:04 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Sewing machine not stitching
    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?

    Look at your upper thread. Is it catching on the little notch on the spool?
    Turn it over and see if that helps...

    Some times the wrong thread can be a
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  6. Another Foot Controler Problem

    by , 07-14-2012 at 04:31 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Your Rodney is a typical HA-1 15 clone. The wiring block in the end compartment was they way those and many others were wired. Nothing complicated or difficult there. The entire wiring block harness is still available from many sources.

    There are a couple types of foot controllers. One type will have a spring loaded lever that swings in a arch making contact with many contact points. At each point the motor speed should increase. These contacts can burn, corrode, and pit.
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  7. Cleaning and repairing the shellac clear coat on vintage sewing mcahines

    by , 04-19-2012 at 02:19 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Supplies needed: Shellac
    Denatured alcohol
    Linseed oil (boiled)
    Rags (old t-shirts or old tighty whites)

    1. Clean the head with you favorite method to remove dirt and grime.
    2. Wrap you finger with a couple of layers with the t-shirt.
    3. dip finger in alcohol and place a few drops of linseed oil on the finger
    4. now start rubbing the bed with light
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  8. Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

    by , 11-16-2011 at 09:05 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Thank you but I can't do everything but I try to my wife's dismay. Okay lets see if I can get the pattern right. Use steel crochet hook #7 and of course crochet thread.

    Chain 10, slip stitch in last chain to make the circle.
    Round 1-Chain three double crochet twice(first double crochet cluster) chain three, double crochet three times,chain three repeat five times. you will have have six double crohet clusters with chain three between each one.
    Round 2-slip stitch to
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