Okay, I have been using my grandmother's featherweight for all my quiting for awhile now. And my husband scored another COMPLETE featherweight - including the buttonhole attachment - from the county trash/recycle site. (He scored MAJOR brownie points for that :thumbup: )
But, I have been noticing all of the people that are quilting with a treadle. I have both knees totally replaced 2 years ago. And I have a hip that - due to being hit by a drunk driver in my own living room - comes out of joint every now and then. So I have a couple of questions -
1 - How much physical exertion does the machine take?
2 - How comfortable do you think I could be using a treadle?
3 - Are the treadle machines fairly easy to maintain? I am thinking about the daily/weekly upkeep that I do with my Featherweights.
4 - How hard is it to refurbish one? And what conditions would make a treadle un-refurbish-able (if that is even a word).
Any advise/ideas/comments will be greatly apprciated.