I have some kind of monogram thing - never have made it work right. The buttonholer's make the best button holes.
Hello my name is Steve.
When searching the internet for information the Quilting Board keeps coming up so I decided to just join.
I recently got my Wife's Great Grandmother's model 66 treadle up and sewing again and have started working on another 66 that arrived from eBay yesterday. Both machines were completely frozen and I have been amazed at how well and quickly these old singers respond to a little WD 40 and kind persuasion. The first machine makes really nice stiches and being a treadle is nearly silent. I hope to use the one I am working on now on a machine quilting frame for my wife (it is an electrified model). As best as I have been able to tell you have to spend close to $1000 dollars to get a new machine with a harp as big as the old singer 66. Any thoughts on using a 66 on a machine quilting frame would be welcome. Ok, that is who I am and what I am up to, just having fun working on a couple of old sewing machines.
Looking forward to chatting with you all.
Skip By the way I see you are in Texas, I am a Texan from Decatur Tx
You are just down the road from me. I'm in Orangevale (think Folsom). Pat (also on this board) & I are having a gathering of like minded sewing machine nuts in December. I hope you can join us. More will get posted as the details get worked out.
Don't tell my wife!!!
Miriam I wanted to send good wishs for your son.
Have a great day Everyone.
It is always a problem to change anything on any machine, except the Singers, unless you have a donor machine. I don't have a National, so I am not familiar with that machine. I have a beautiful little New Home that I wanted to turn into a HC. It has a friction pulley motor. I wanted to get rid of that motor 2 years ago, but I have not found a New Home in bad shape with a HC I could steal. The HC's you can buy today work great on Singers, but they don't work on most of the other machine makes. If anyone can help you with the HC issue, it would be Mizkaki, Cathy!
Cathy, what can Dee do to turn her National into a HC?