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    New member

    Hi

    I have just joined the forum. I have been collecting old sewing machines for about 5 years. I currently have 9 treadles and about 50 hand cranks (30 of which have to go), plus the odd electric like a Frister & Rossman Cub and a Willcox & Gibbs lockstitch industrial in a cabinet. I live in the UK in rural Leicestershire with my partner and lots of animals. I would like to start quilting, but spend most of my time restoring and repairing old machines. I buy most of my machines at auction, and the ones I don't want to keep I sell to pay for the ones I do.

    I like all my machines to be in working order. I recently bought a Ward Arm & Platform machine which is the centrepiece of my collection, but I don't have any needles for it and no clue which needles it uses. I also recently won a Singer 206, which was the first zigzag model Singer made.

    I also moderate the ISMACS Digest and belong to a few other forums like the Weavers and Spinners UK.

    Jacqui

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    Welcome form Wisconsin, USA!

    There are So many vintage sewing machine owners on this board. You are in the right spot! mary

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    Hello and Welcome aboard Sounds like you have a wealth of information to share
    To keep your mind fresh- learn one new thing a day !

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    Welcome! You will have fun here. Sounds as if you have a lot of wonderful machines.

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    Thanks for the welcome. I am happy to help anyone if I have the knowledge. I've learnt quite a bit in 5 years, but there is always more to learn. I have worked on Singers, Jones, German and several other makes of machines, and managed to get most of them working as long as I had the parts. It helps to have ISMACS members on hand to ask if I get stuck. Most of the have been collecting and restoring for many years

    Jacqui

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
    Nancy in western NY

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    Welcome from WI. Good luck with starting quilting.

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    Hi Jacqui! It's VERY nice to meet you!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Hello from Ohio!
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    If life gives you scraps, make an angel quilt out of it!

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    Hi Jacqui. Welcome to the Quilting Board.

    Now that you have told us about your machines how about posting a couple of picture of your favorits. I love looking at old machines. I have a few vintage machines but no actual antique machines.

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