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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    you dont do ANY ironing?

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    Great idea for an extension table..and a cute ironingboard cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Heinemann
    I hope you all don't mind me showing another neat old machine I found. It is not a sewing machine, but this treadle grinder was so neat I just had to bring it home today. Patrick
    Wow Patrick, that is really a neat looking thing! Thank you for posting that grinder for all of us to see!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    I notified the owner again asking for the distance of the pins and opening, only to find out that this cabinet would not work. Well, I had fun discovering that National made a machine called the Vindex . This one in the photo is identical to the Vindex 2nd Version. There are a couple of badge machines that look like this that go by the name of Harris B and Flower City. These are found on this page:http://needlebar.org/cm~nb/thumbnails.php?album=search&cat=0&page=2.
    Really pretty Majestic machine! I hope someone gets that machine and uses her!

    I could not get into the Needlebar site? I have always been able to go to Needlebar to see something there, now they are asking for a password. Anyone else have the same problem?

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Another "oh look" moment for me. I discovered that the ironing board could be situated under the section of the cabinet to help hold the quilt while attaching the binding.
    I have heard of people doing this with the ironing board! It also gives you a little more support as you wrestle with a quilt to get the binding on. Nice job Monica!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    This is my latest quilt. The piecing was done on my Singer 201K, and the quilting and binding were done on the Davis NVF. Only the decorative stitch, that I used to finish off the binding with, is from a modern machine. The quilting foot (bar) that came with the Davis didn't seem to fit; so, I made my own out of a coat hanger. It fits through the hole in the foot, but I had to tape it in place since it would slide around. My lines aren't the straightest, but that doesn't matter to me.
    Monica that quilt looks great! Your quilting lines look great too! Geeze, girl you have really put your treadles to work! Good for you - that is an inspiration to the rest of us!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by cla8655

    I am just as curious as you are. Is the machine all cast iron with metal gears? Belt driven? Is there plastic anywhere on the machine?

    I'd bet Billy knows the answer to about how old your machine is.

    Nancy

    hi nancy, the machine is all cast iron, and has a little motor on the back but wen I got it , it had a table and because it was damage a little in the back my very very very DH took it apart and thru it away, when I came home from work, it was too late, but it had a belt on the side if I am not mistaken and I have not seen any thing plastic in it
    Well, I have done some research and learned alot, but have come up with a big zero when it comes to your machine. It is a puzzle.

    Nancy

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    Have any of you had a chance to review the fiddle base I put on page 739? http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43881-739.htm I know some of the key players in this shoppe have been out lately, but I'm real curious, and surely I don't have the resources that the lot of you have amassed.

    This is what I think I have: Domestic, #3, Vibrating Shuttle, Fiddle base treadle machine.

    In addition to any information, I am in search of a date. The number stamped under the (missing) shuttle slide is 88703. According to the manual I located and downloaded, it is really a quiltersí dream, for it will do free motion and embroidery. WOW! Of course, none of this will be possible until I locate a shuttle, attachments, and some sharp needles. Currently, everything seems to move nicely. It needs a cursory cleaning, and little more than routine oiling, and ATTACHMENTS. The belt needs to be tightened, but does not appear to be too brittle.

    I'm all ears and eyes hoping someone here in the Vintage Shoppe can enlighten me with a dating link. (Preliminary research indicates about 1875) Iím also looking for resource which carries vintage parts. This beastie has consumed a lot of my time and energy this week, with only a few positive results.

    I have a bunch of what I consider old machines in my collection, but I'm beginning to more and more appreciate these vintage machines. My husband reminds me that our house isn't big enough to take on another hobby. I just laugh and remind him that this is not another hobby, just an extension of the quilting.

    Anyway . . . the machine?

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    no thread feed - a dating clue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    I could not get into the Needlebar site? I have always been able to go to Needlebar to see something there, now they are asking for a password. Anyone else have the same problem?

    Nancy
    I think they have certain areas that are public and then much more that is accessible only if you are a member. I joined so I could see all the info on the site, and BOY what a process! You are required to jump through many hoops and it takes a while of being approved and several emails back and forth. I did it but I thought it was a *bit much*, especially if the intent is to preserve and share knowledge of these lovely old machines. :roll:

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    Very pretty quilt. I like the solid colors where the quilting is more visible to the naked eye.
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    This is my latest quilt. The piecing was done on my Singer 201K, and the quilting and binding were done on the Davis NVF. Only the decorative stitch, that I used to finish off the binding with, is from a modern machine. The quilting foot (bar) that came with the Davis didn't seem to fit; so, I made my own out of a coat hanger. It fits through the hole in the foot, but I had to tape it in place since it would slide around. My lines aren't the straightest, but that doesn't matter to me.

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