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

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwendt
    Quote Originally Posted by Launie
    I posted a topic on the main board, but it quickly got buried. I have a question to ask all you vintage pros. I have a 1935 Singer 15-91 that I want to use to do my FMQ. What foot have you found that you like the best for this?
    Help me spend some $$!
    I have no affiliation with these people, but they have several recommended feet for low shank, side clamp 15's. I believe her name is Jenny over at sew-classic.com. The blog site has a lot of free info, manuals, advice too: http://blog.sew-classic.com/.
    Same here I just love Jenny's web site SSSOOOOOO much good info!!!! - I've ordered from her and she comes through in a short time and her prices are very good - the bobbins I got there for the 403 are the best quality and price!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee231
    Found this in a drawer of one of my sewing machines. Anyone know what it is?
    IT is for hooked rugs, the type that has a burlap backing. You feed yarn thru the needle and poke it into the backing and pull it out again and a yarn loop remains on the front to work up the pattern.

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    The item you found in your machine drawer looks like a hook for making hooked rugs. I used to hook ruge years ago and had what was called an automatic hook. This looks like a regular hook. The wire piece can be moved up or down on the long needle for making differemt length stitches.

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    The item you found in your machine drawer looks like a hook for making hooked rugs. I used to hook ruge years ago and had what was called an automatic hook. This looks like a regular hook. The wire piece can be moved up or down on the long needle for making differemt length stitches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn
    Sounds like we have the makings of a great party. Yes Chris we have unsweeten iced-tea my wife does not like the sugar in her tea either but I do..... I want to thank all for the nice things said about our porch, this is where live in the afternoon during the summer. It is always the fourth here at the Cleveland's
    Glenn;

    I'll also bring some rhubarb cake with me. Your porch is lovely.

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    Happy 4th of July to everyone. Enjoy the day and love the patriotism that everyone shows with their flying of the flag and home decorations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedwoman
    I love that quilt shop in Seeley Lake, MT. In 2005 my friend and I set off from SE KS for Bozeman, MT for the Quilting in the Country outdoor quilt show. We had a blast just the two of us old broads. We were gone 11 days and we camped along the way and had a wonderful time. Our husbands were quite shocked when we actually pulled out of the driveway and waved. They didn't think we'd do it.
    I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
    I love to read these stories! I can just picture you and your friend having a blast - no jobs, no housework, no yard work, no HUSBANDs to worry about, no worries ! I want to come next time!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
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    The cabinet is all assembled, treadle is oiled and runs smoothly, and machine is all cleaned up. I just need handles for the drawers and some pseudo bracket. For 122 years old, she makes a very pretty stitch!
    Monica, love the fiddle base! Is that a VS 2? I can't tell by the picture!

    Nancy
    Yes, It is a Singer VS2. I have read posts from folks that have called it a fiddle head and others call it a fiddle base. What is the correct term?
    Singer VS2 Fiddlebase! I also have a VS2 from 1889, pictured on page 794. I think that picture is before "Bessie" got cleaned up. We are in the process of re-finishing her cabinet. Your VS2 is in much better shape than mine! My Bessie's decals are the Painted Roses or sometimes called Rose and Cornflower.

    Nancy

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    Here is my flag quilt. I made it in 2007. I have searched all morning to find a picture of our bridleless drill team carrying the flag in a 4th of July parade here a couple years ago, but I CAN'T find the picture! I really wanted to post a picture of our parade on this 4th of July day!

    Happy 4th everyone!

    Nancy
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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtreme
    Quote Originally Posted by kwendt
    Quote Originally Posted by Launie
    I have a 1935 Singer 15-91 that I want to use to do my FMQ. What foot have you found that you like the best for this?
    Help me spend some $$!
    I have no affiliation with these people, but they have several recommended feet for low shank, side clamp 15's. I believe her name is Jenny over at sew-classic.com. The blog site has a lot of free info, manuals, advice too: http://blog.sew-classic.com/.
    Thank you. I was also intetested in a metal darning foot for my Singer 15-91. She also has one that is plastic listed on her site.

    Here's the metal one: http://www.shop.sew-classic.com/Low-...e-SCF4021L.htm
    Oh, that looks awesome. I actually found a REAL singer darning foot for a straight, low shank machine about 2 weeks ago. Paid $5 for it, in the midst of a whole set of regular attachments and a tucker. Haven't tried it yet. It's not the 'hopping' kind, like most use for FMQ... so I'm guessing that it would be best used for machine applique. At least, that's what I'm going to try it on first. Anyone else have ideas? Thanks! I LOVE this board.

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