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Thread: Old Treadle Sewing Machines

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    Super Member BrendaY's Avatar
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    I've inherited a wonderful old treadle machine, and wonder if there are any folks out there who do quilting on them now? I first learned to sew on a treadle when I was a child.... many long years ago!

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    I had one...lost to ex-husband. it was from his side and I was gifted it with the proviso that I only kept it if I kept him... I bought myself one in an antique store that is gorgeous but rarely use...it is in a place of honor in my house.

    Laurie

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    I haven't tried quilting on it, but pieced an entire quilt top and a vintage apron. Much fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaY
    I've inherited a wonderful old treadle machine, and wonder if there are any folks out there who do quilting on them now? I first learned to sew on a treadle when I was a child.... many long years ago!
    I have three treadles and quilt with them daily. I lways piece with my grandma's redeye singer 66-1. Glenn

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    Please go to the vintage sewing machine shop in the virtual section and you can learn a lot about old treadle machines. Glenn

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    I have one in a treadle but have several treadle heads. I originally had a Red Eye but replaced the head with a more modern 201. I am still learning to treadle and have not made a quilt on it yet. The Red Eye head is just sitting for display right now in my studio.

    Here it is set up with the Red Eye in it.
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    I do a high percentage of my sewing on a Singer treadle. I ONLY piece on a treadle. I like to sew really slow when I'm piecing, and a treadle gives me great control over the speed.

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    I did my very first quilt on a treadle in 1982 . I still have the quilt and the Singer (call me a pack rat)

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    That's what I'll try when I get a chance again. I like to make little doll size quilts from vintage or repro fabrics. A wonderful friend just gave me tons of wonderful early scraps and I just want to get right to it... BUT I just acquired a really big antique doll and Kewpie collection to sell for a friend, so that'll keep me busy for the next few months.. Meanwhile, my heart yearns to get going on another little quilt..

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    Glenn, is that virtual place somewhere on this quilting board? I can't find it... or do I need to google for it?

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