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Thread: My 1925 Singer 66 Treadle ran today for the first time!

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    I've been working on getting her cleaned and oiled, and cleaned and oiled, and cleaned and oiled!! I'm waiting on a part from Billy to be able to try the bobbin winder, and still tweaking the tension. It's just so fabulous to get her going finally. Now if I can just get someone to respond with the tricks to keep the fabric going in one direction, and not back tacking?

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    Senior Member c1bendt's Avatar
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    push with your heels first- not your toes, its hard to get used to doing, but once you get it, you got it. :lol: :lol:

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    Congratulations!

    Quote Originally Posted by Middle Mitten Quilter
    I've been working on getting her cleaned and oiled, and cleaned and oiled, and cleaned and oiled!! I'm waiting on a part from Billy to be able to try the bobbin winder, and still tweaking the tension. It's just so fabulous to get her going finally. Now if I can just get someone to respond with the tricks to keep the fabric going in one direction, and not back tacking?

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    Thanks Cindy! That's one of the reasons why I love this forum. Can't wait to try it.

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    I start sewing by turning the fly wheel towards me then the fabric is headed the right direction. It must be right because I don't get any back-tacking. Love sewing on my old treadle "Ella Jane" after my grandma.

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    [quote=Crabby Patty]I start sewing by turning the fly wheel towards me then the fabric is headed the right direction.

    This is what the manual says to do-it works!

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    Yippee!!!!!! Don't you just love it!!!! I have a few that I am refinishing(cabinet) and refurbishing (machine), I can't wait to finish them. Have fun with her.

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