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Thread: FMQ on a treadle machine - I'm amazed!

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    Super Member Rose_P's Avatar
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    FMQ on a treadle machine - I'm amazed!

    I don't know if it was common to even attempt this back in the time when most machines ran by treadle, but I stumbled onto this video and my jaw dropped. It reminds me of the times I was asked as a child, "Can you rub your tummy and pat your head at the same time?" AND she says she's a beginner!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkXJxVQHiJI

    I recently got a Singer 66 with a hand crank, and I was thinking that the way to try FMQ would be to get DH, or anyone else who might be willing, to do the cranking! It wouldn't be the usual thing, as long as other machines in the house work, but maybe in a power outage...

    By the way, this Youtube user, Lizzie Lenard, has a number of other excellent how-to videos for vintage Singer enthusiasts. She uses good lighting, a steady camera, clear sound and detailed explanations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose_P View Post
    I don't know if it was common to even attempt this back in the time when most machines ran by treadle, but I stumbled onto this video and my jaw dropped. It reminds me of the times I was asked as a child, "Can you rub your tummy and pat your head at the same time?" AND she says she's a beginner!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkXJxVQHiJI

    I recently got a Singer 66 with a hand crank, and I was thinking that the way to try FMQ would be to get DH, or anyone else who might be willing, to do the cranking! It wouldn't be the usual thing, as long as other machines in the house work, but maybe in a power outage...

    By the way, this Youtube user, Lizzie Lenard, has a number of other excellent how-to videos for vintage Singer enthusiasts. She uses good lighting, a steady camera, clear sound and detailed explanations.
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    Treadle on, Muv!

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    I had no idea! What an asset to our community! I would have "liked" several of her videos but don't remember my youtube log in and don't want to use my FB one or whatever. (What is with that?)

    Give her a thumbs up, everybody!

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    Absolutely amazing!

    I have Gramma's Singer 66 treadle, and will attempt that some day. "Katherine" needs a lot of cleanup first tho.

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    That is amazing. I only wish they had shown her feet in motion. I love it.

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    I am going to have to try this as soon as I get belt adjusted

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    I have done FMQ on my treadles, I have 2 that will do it very nicely.

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    That is impressive!
    Carol in Michigan

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