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Thread: Treaddling

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    Red face Treaddling

    well so I bought my treadle (rebecca) about eight months ago cleaned her up and oiled her tried her out and works great. so what did I do I let her sit while I pieced my quilts togather on my old realible a twenty year old dressmaker. So yesterday I was sitting in my chair watching a program but really wanted to sew, then I had a lightbulb moment I could use my treaddle no noise and it sits in the front room (dauh) needless to saw I had so much fun It seems to come naturally to me could be because Rebecca is my mothers mom and she use eto have one in her house at least I'm sure she is watching over me ...................sorry for all the spelling errs.

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    Don't you love those "eureka moments"?
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    Great idea. My little treddie sits in my hallway . No where else to put her. But I love her just the same. hehehe
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    OK, you all have sold me. I have been on the lookout for a treadle, don't even know which model or brand, but I'll know when I see her. Love the idea of sewing while watching TV and no noise. Whoopee!!
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    If you want quiet, don't get a treadle in a Parlor Cabinet. They magnify the noise .... A LOT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    If you want quiet, don't get a treadle in a Parlor Cabinet. They magnify the noise .... A LOT.

    Joe
    Hehe, like a big speaker, those cabinets!

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    The first vintage we got was a treadle at a tag sale. I also like sewing with mine because it is quiet. It sits in front ofbthe window looking out over our yard. At night I can listen to the TV but I have to turn around to see what is happening.
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    There's a reason I call my treadle in the cabinet "old clunky" but I love her despite the noise.

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    I now have 3 treadles. I'm in the process of piecing a quilt on the 1914 Redeye and love it! I normally use my 1948 66 to piece but I think I'm liking the treadle even better! (I have a "modern" machine that I use for bindings, etc. - keep the walking foot on it all of the time.) There is something about not hearing a motor hum. So "piece-full!" LOL
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    I have my grandmother's Singer treadle that she got when my mother was a baby in 1924. I am still trying to figure out how to work it, though. I can remember sitting in her lap when I was small and thinking about how satisfying it was to put those pieces of fabric together and come out with something useful. I wonder what she would say if she could see the one I sew on now--a Janome 10001. Bet she would still prefer "old bossy". I sure do miss my mother and my grandmother.

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