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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    I have heard rumors it produces buns of steel.
    WOOHOO! I could LIVE with that! LOL

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    Billy!
    I think your point about them being better made than anything on the markets nowadays is just about one of the best reasons to own one! With machine cleaning/repair costing upwards of $60 per machine .... doesn't it make good sense to own a machine you can repair easily, with less hassle?
    I totally reject the computer machines (barely trust a digital display ), but when the electricity goes out, where will those machines be?
    Don't misunderstand - - I consider modern technology a gift and for those that make such good use of them, I bow to your superior manipulation of machines .... but, I would really like to keep sewing when/if my electrical machines become less than reliable

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    For me and my girl friends it started in1999, with the millinium coming and Now I have 4 and she has 2 TREADLES and to begin with we had to search our brains on what granny's sewing machine was called that didn't run on electric. And I fully agree that the electric is not that reliable. So at least we have our Treadle Power!!! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Well here I go on my soapbox again LOL!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    The only machines I use are treadles, in fact my studio is set up with a central treadle that I can use a wide variety of machines on. All I have to do is change the wooden plates in the bench and I can use which ever machine I want. Then I have all of my treadles that are in my home with machines in them.

    The reason I like them so much is because the quilts that are made on them you can see and feel the love in them. It is like time stopped and I am back in the late 1800's to early 1900's creating a piece of living history. And the looks you get when you give a quilt that was sewn on a machine that is over 100years old is priceless. Its like they are in possession of something extremely valuable and precious.

    Another reason I use nothing but treadles is that the machines are better made than anything that is out there today and if I want all of the fancy stitches or features I have accessories for that. For me its a way of life hence my screen name, I was born a few generations past where I should have been.

    Another reason they are catching on again is the fact that there is no carbon footprint and its Eco friendly.


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    No power during the day = sewing on a treadle.
    No power at nite (nuh uh, don't go there) means sewing by the light of candle or your generator. My machine is not a necessity that would need to be hooked to the generator(so says DH) but with light powered by the generator, voila!
    Takes me back to watching Grams sew on hers and what a beauty it was. She let me sew once on it.
    Treadle power means leg power means blood circulating and not collecting in your ankles.
    Agree with lostn51. I also was born a few generations too late.
    Because a thing of beauty is a joy forever.
    How many more ya want? :lol:
    and I don't even own one, yet. Have my eye on getting one this year. Would love one made in 55 to celebrate my 55th b-day this year. Also would like one from much earlier. We'll see what happens and how good a girl I can be. :roll: :oops:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    I have heard rumors it produces buns of steel.
    No that's a thought. I could sew and exercise at the same time.

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    What I like about the set up I have in my studio is that if I want to slip an industrial in my treadle I can. Its set up to where I can use a Singer 29 or 31 if I want and the translates to LONG ARM!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    And Omak my house I have out in the middle of nowhere in middle TN is going full solar power with a water recovery system for the non potable water (toilets, shower, washer, dishwasher, sprinkler system) other than that well water will be for the drinking water.

    Right now the utility bill is breaking the bank and I dont live there full time.

    As far as the carbon footprint of my home it should not even exist, and the only bills I will have will be taxes (Yay) and my Satalite/DSL/Phone and thats it.

    But you heard about that guy Murphy haven't you........ I just hope his law will not apply to this house! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Billy

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    Enjoyed everyone's response on peddle machines. Loved the idea of exercising while sewing. As for the buns of steel, I doubt it can do much for my 68 year old back side. :) Thanks for taking time to reply to my question.
    Pat41

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    have you tried to use your current machine to sew canvas? Leather? tough blue jean material? The old machines are TOUGH! That is a very good reason..

    Other than that, nope will not trade for everday!
    Ell

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    Quote Originally Posted by pam1966
    Quote Originally Posted by omak
    because electrical power is not an absolute guarantee.
    That right there is a good point!

    I think it would be neat to have one. My sewing on it would probably look terrible, but I would have fun!
    Same here.

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