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Thread: My Grandmother's Treadle Machine unearthed from the garage!

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    My Grandmother's Treadle Machine unearthed from the garage!

    Here is another story of my Grammy's treadle. My Gram only had one sewing machine and that was a treadle. It sat in front of her window in her bedroom.. she would sew on that thing all day and night... She wouldn't use anything else. When the quilt tops were done, she would set up the stands in her room... and quilt til it was done. When my Gram past away in November of 1985 my Aunt told me to take the treadle after the funeral was done and everyone left the house... I stuffed her in my car and home I went, She sat in my parents basement and then when I moved out she followed me to the garage and sat there all these years. Just yesterday I took her out and she sits in my dinning room.. she needs TLC.... started to clean her up... But you know what? she still sews!! OMG! Here are pictures of what she looks like right now............. My family came from Germany and she is a "C" serial number and with my family from Prussia it makes the history of her even better. My Gram's name was Dorothy Winnefred Weigand and she was known as " Tootsie " from the Town of Weatherly Pa.... So let me introduce you to " Toots "...
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    Beautiful girl! Love the family history Get on that girl and get to quilting
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    you know what!??? I am going to make a quilt with her!
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    She's a beauty! The mechanics of these old machines are basic enough that usually a little oil and a new belt will get her running.

    I have my grandmother's treadle dated 1919, the year she married.
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    Great machine, and I love the story. Just clean it up, do a little touchup to the cabinet, and get going on her. You'll love the treadling...it's so soothing.

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    Beautiful machine, and lovely story too. If only she could talk!
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    OMG! if she could talk, it would be very interesting coming out of that house! Oh Lord! maybe some things are better silent!
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    Beautiful machine, and lovely story too. If only she could talk!
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    That's a lovely machine. It's wonderful when a machine can stay in the family and be appreciated. Time to add some memories of you sewing on it.

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    Gosh Shirley another beauty! I ♥ Red Eyes, they are stunning when cleaned up and polished. You will love having her up and running. Happy Memories!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girliegirl View Post
    Here is another story of my Grammy's treadle. My Gram only had one sewing machine and that was a treadle. It sat in front of her window in her bedroom.. she would sew on that thing all day and night... She wouldn't use anything else. When the quilt tops were done, she would set up the stands in her room... and quilt til it was done. When my Gram past away in November of 1985 my Aunt told me to take the treadle after the funeral was done and everyone left the house... I stuffed her in my car and home I went, She sat in my parents basement and then when I moved out she followed me to the garage and sat there all these years. Just yesterday I took her out and she sits in my dinning room.. she needs TLC.... started to clean her up... But you know what? she still sews!! OMG! Here are pictures of what she looks like right now............. My family came from Germany and she is a "C" serial number and with my family from Prussia it makes the history of her even better. My Gram's name was Dorothy Winnefred Weigand and she was known as " Tootsie " from the Town of Weatherly Pa.... So let me introduce you to " Toots "...
    I am sew happy for you I always like to hear stories like that.You sure are truely blessed.

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