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

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    I'm a proud owner of a FW today,I've read every post and love seeing all the machines and the knowledge that you all have!My FW came in a wood round top case #AC613069 knee lever no foot pedal,other New home treadle in cabinet all the way to floor enclesed and treadle inside #4134573 theres a grayhound or something on bed of machine.any info would greatly be appreciated.My fiance'is having a ball getting these machines and cleaning per billys inst.Fun bullet type bobbins on both

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric whisperer
    :shock: the little silver knob ~ marked "embr" / "silk" / "norm" ~ and it drops the FD!!! I had removed the motor last night for cleaning, only hand-crank power right now... let me put her back together and play!

    I cannot believe how clean this machine is ~ she has the "smell" but other than that, very little scratching, the japanblack is nearly pristine, and 95% + of the decals are pristine! I think she was only used to hem curtains or something. Wow. She's going to be fun, and I just HAVE to use her for a little while on my niece's vintage butterfly hanky quilt that I am trying to get done! It just feels right LOL
    Wow, I love the hanky quilt! Very colorful and what a great looking little quilt! That will be an heirloom for sure!

    Yep, that's what most of them say Embr/silk/norm! Isn't it cool that you have such a nice machine to FMQ with!

    Nancy

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    [quote=fabric whisperer][quote=BoJangles]
    Quote Originally Posted by fabric whisperer
    . Wow. She's going to be fun, and I just HAVE to use her for a little while on my niece's vintage butterfly hanky quilt that I am trying to get done! It just feels right LOL

    Pretty quilt! I love the vintage butterfly hankies. Thanks for sharing.

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    I did just try FMQ with her... the FD dropped, but the fabric would not move... what am I having a DUH moment about, what did I overlook? I tried to move the fabric, to no avail, so it bound my top thread and snapped it. Ok, rethread... no prob... tried regular sewing again, that's fine... FMQ again, same thing. ???

    Oh, I THINK I have the top threaded right... if I post a pic, will that help? Could not see the instrux online, kept freezing my browser... so I guessed. Regular stitching works fine, I hand-cranked her before applying the power LOL.

    Thanks for the nice comments about the quilt, that is the centermost part, its for my niece's wedding gift (brother's only daughter) ~ wedding in late June, so I'm trucking along on it.

    Does this look threaded proper? I know, hard to see with white thread...
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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric whisperer
    I have no manual for the clone ~ found a threading guide online, for the clones/15s/66s ~ but it freezes up my browser everytime I try to view it. Anyone have a threading guide so my kids can easily thread the different machines? They want to test drive my clone LOL ~ they have their own machines, yet STILL want to play with my toys?!? Geez, I wish my mommy didn't teach me to share !!!
    Here is a link to manuals:
    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...e-manuals.html

    just scroll down till you find the Singer 15.

    Happy to read that your kids are having fun with the vintage machines! My son just like to sit at the machines and treadle without using the machines; he does this while reading.

    Have fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric whisperer
    I did just try FMQ with her... the FD dropped, but the fabric would not move... what am I having a DUH moment about, what did I overlook? I tried to move the fabric, to no avail, so it bound my top thread and snapped it. Ok, rethread... no prob... tried regular sewing again, that's fine... FMQ again, same thing. ???
    Do you have a darning foot for it? I use a darning foot and drop the feed dogs.

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    http://pensacola.craigslist.org/atq/2407519596.html

    Please tell me someone on this board will go and get these :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandmother23
    http://pensacola.craigslist.org/atq/2407519596.html

    Please tell me someone on this board will go and get these :shock:
    OMG I have a friend in GB ~ I am not sure if she'd hold them for a month ... wow, that lower left one is a beaut!

    BTW ~ no, I only have one foot that came with the 15 clone, I am hunting for my stash of other oddball feet ~ even when a machine does die for good, I never ever throw feet/accessories away... but when I moved my sewing room, I am not sure where I put 'em!

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    Try any short shank darning/hopping foot...or release the pressure on the presser foot. The knob on top of the machine above the presser foot should release the pressure (or apply it) Another option is to remove the presser foot completely and sew without it...remembering to put the lever down each time! ;)

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    Do you think someone ought to bother to tell the Pensacola person they've got a Supermatic, not a Grasshopper?

    I don't believe I will ever get my Grasshopper, it was my MIL's and after she threw it across 20 ft at my DH and the cop who were trying to get her to the hospital to get checked out...well somehow it just has shall we say bad feelings associated with it???

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