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    Monograms

    Vintage White Sewing Machine Company Monogram maker

    I mentioned some time ago I had a little monogram dohicky. Someone asked me to take some pics and post. Well I'll try with the pics - some will stick and some might not but I'll get them up here eventually.

    This little monogram maker was a gift from my sister. She knew I was wanting one and she found it at a rummage sale and thought of me. It only works with low shank machines. That rules out my 403 and 411 I love to use. So I put it on the Phoenix. The Phoenix decided not to sew today. So I got out an old 15 clone even though it does not zz. I loosened the tension a little - well a lot - the end fell off... Then I figured out there was a bit of dried up oil on the disks... Usually this machine is so reliable it isn't funny. I cleaned out the dried up oil with a q-tip - I could not see the oil but it sure felt draggy in there. Then I dropped the feed dogs. Then I put the parts on the machine per instructions. Then I sewed a little monogram. I hope pictures will show up in the next windows. I think some letters work better than others. I think a zz machine might work better than a clone. Maybe a lighter needle, too. I think I had a jeans needle in the machine.
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    Ok let's see if a picture of the box will come up.
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    so far so good. Let's open the box and see what is inside.
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    I like it that this one had instructions. I'm not real good with instructions - usually I try to figure it out... I really do need instructions to do monogrammers and buttonholers.
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    I hope those pictures stay up there. Making sure the tension is cleaned up and adjusted to flow nice. Dropped the feed dogs - may as well clean there when done.
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    Ok drum roll - are you ready to see the little doohicky? Pulling up a bobbin thread to start it out - just like free motion.
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    Then the last picture - the finished 'monogram'
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    Looks like the thing it rides on was taken apart already in the second picture. It is a little tricky to put it together the first time. The first picture is the way it should go. Now I should go get out the Singer Slant-o-matic monogrammer and see if I can get it to work - Nah - no time. I haven't gone to the grocery in a while and it has to happen... DH likes to be well fed.
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    OK so none of the pictures came up. I am so inept with computers. Name:  monogram maker 003.JPG
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    Ok that was picture number 1.
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