Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: OK have a vintage sewing machine question

  1. #1
    Power Poster dreamer2009's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    WHERE THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES
    Posts
    10,601
    Blog Entries
    7
    This is am old singer but the bobbins are not round...
    they are about 1" long and skinny.
    does this strike a "I know what it is"
    with anyone ???

  2. #2
    Senior Member Norene B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Custer, South Dakota
    Posts
    582
    I have one also. They used to use them in treadle cabinets, but there are some like mine that has an electric motor. I would rather use it in a treadle cabinet as the motor turns it to fast and the shuttle can't keep up. The bobbin is a shuttle bobbin.

  3. #3
    Power Poster dreamer2009's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    WHERE THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES
    Posts
    10,601
    Blog Entries
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by Norene B
    I have one also. They used to use them in treadle cabinets, but there are some like mine that has an electric motor. I would rather use it in a treadle cabinet as the motor turns it to fast and the shuttle can't keep up. The bobbin is a shuttle bobbin.
    is it used for regular sewing ?

  4. #4
    Senior Member Norene B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Custer, South Dakota
    Posts
    582
    Yes it is, they do only straight stitch sewing. I had a Singer Treadle once that I sewed naugehyde purses on and it would go through 8 layers of material. Wish I still had it.

  5. #5
    Super Member Tink's Mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    chicago, IL
    Posts
    9,524
    IT is called a shuttle bobbin or bullet bobbin case. They sew beautifully...
    BTW, Keep the old bobbins for the machine, new bobbins to fit that bobbin case are just a hair off. You need to sand the tips a bit to make them fit.

  6. #6
    Super Member quiltlonger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Rushford, NY
    Posts
    1,690
    I sewed my first quilt with a Singer treadle machine that had the shuttle bobbin My dad bet me I wouldn't finish it-- I did-- Bet was he had to by the backing Still got the quilt and the machine that was in "82 OHHH my said to much

  7. #7
    Senior Member pinecone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    811
    My grandmother's Franklin has a bobbin like that.

    piney

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.