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Thread: Rusty is ready for a home

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    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
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    I have a plastic no name shoe box that my Singer Spartan fits into - needs supports inside though. Get the tape measure and start watching
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    Rusty is lookin' good!
    Born to Quilt, Forced to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kittywolf13 View Post
    Joe, i think you just answered my question before i asked it.... how long does it take to wind a bobbin with a hand crank? i just put one on a 128... long bobbins, and im kind of afraid to try that. HAHA!
    I wound one by hand a couple of days ago. I put it on the bobbin winder, but as the machine was out of cabinet, no belt action was possible. So, I wound around and around and around and around............................................ .................................................. ..........then took a break, and wound around and around and around............................................ ..................This went on for a while--at least a half hour.
    Stephanie in Mena

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    I'm going to keep my eyes open for a case. I do have another 99K in a bent wood case I'm thinking of using as a pattern. At least the bottom of it. Not sure about the top.

    Joe

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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal.
    It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    I've been using Rusty to make a Whacky Bag. 80 3/5" squares, an inner bag and two handles makes a reusable grocery bag. The squares are made from scraps from other projects.

    Anyway, I've been amazed at the ease of using the hand crank machine. Normally I need two hands to guide and control the fabric, but I've found I can do it with the hand crank. Not as easy perhaps, but doable.
    The thing I really like is just how slow I can go with the HC. One stitch at a time if I need too.

    I also have some fairly thick vinyl material that I made some holsters for our nippers and seam rippers. The machine sewed through the double layers of that like it was sheet cotton.

    This is one little machine that will get a case and stay with us. It's just too handy. Even my electric loving wife has said she wants to try it.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I'm not sure I like him any more ..... LOL

    I do believe that before I'd take them to the dump or recycler I'd bag 'em and tag 'em and store them. Things run in cycles and eventually they will be wanted again.

    Joe

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    did you read the rest of it?
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal.
    It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    did you read the rest of it?
    I read his blog entry, but didn't read the comments.

    Joe

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    Really? Cool! I should give it a whirl. The thread on the bobbins must be old and brittle though they with stood a tug. Feel bad unwinding them but better to test with proper fresh thread.
    Proud owner of: Eleanor, a 1896 Willcox & Gibbs Chain Stitch Treadle
    Tucci, a 1952 Singer Featherweight
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