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

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    There are some easy quilts that don't require so many little pieces at a time. She is trying to keep a heart pattern going.
    Exactly! There are many very easy strip quilts that can be done. I have been using up my scraps. This was the remaining 2x2s. Just look around on QB to find an easy quilt to piece.

    Justtrish, Start using that FW now! Forget about trying to learn the feet at this point in time and just start using your machines. Most likely the foot that is on the machine is the foot that you need to use for piecing. Have Fun!


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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    OH you have a clone!!! You want to get the needle in the right direction - ask Glen how I know..... http://blog.sew-classic.com/2008/12/...-15-clone.aspx The
    re is even a manual on there! More clones: Will the REAL 15 clone please stand up
    Thanks for the link. Good to know about the needle. I see now why it arm wrestled me to get the one back in...not the right direction. The one that is in there (wrong, lol) is a 100. Not gonna use it on anything. He really was sewing leather with this machine. I have a 100 needle box, mostly full, of size 40s. Guess I won't need to be buying any of those for a while, either. I have some regular machine needles in much smaller sizes around here, lol.

    I knew it was a clone, and such a pretty little miss, lol. It just took me a while to come out of my funk and take a real look at her. She is all nice and clean and oiled up. And now I know how to put the needle in and thread her up. I might actually get that quilt under a machine and repaired yet, lol. It does have the little Precision Badge on it, too. Now, I need to go work on my little black one, and see if I can get it running. I might even sneak in some sewing. Someone should have warned me about these machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedwoman View Post
    I also keep all the attachments, bobbins, etc that go with each machine in a container right with each machine. I also like to have a pair of small scissors/snips, a small ruler guide and anything else I think I might need (manual, oil). And I made little fabric bowls for each machine, they are great to catch all the little snips of thread and things because I don't have a trash container at each machine. The little bowls are cute made of sewing related fabrics or any other you like.
    You state the bowls are made of fabrics. I would love to see your sewing bowls. Please post a picture of one. Thanks!

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    Thank You, Billy - I hope this means that you are feeling better! You can count me in!
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    Been browsing Shopgoodwill.com & Ebay for 15 clones. Any thoughts on this one? Bidding closes in 6 hours (5:00-ish PST)http://www.ebay.com/itm/Excellent-Po...item415ee727d2

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl View Post
    Been browsing Shopgoodwill.com & Ebay for 15 clones. Any thoughts on this one? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Excellent-Po...item415ee727d2
    You should be able to find one cheaper or at least close to home. The clones are pretty cool machines.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justtrish View Post
    Miriam,

    She does explain it well. However, when reading the info on the attachment numbers on the uksinger site... some are described as "standard foot"

    What is a standard foot???
    Short shank = standard foot - most of them are standard foot
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    Threading for White FR machines

    Okay, I didn't think it was really that intuitive and the manual wasn't that easy for me to understand, but I figured it out. I used some yarn so the points would be more visible (It didn't fit, but I hope you get the idea).

    1. Bring the thread from the spool to the guide at the top. There were several types. The small disks may be flat or upright, or it may just be a guide without the disks.
    2. Bring the thread down to the slot at the bottom of the tension mechanism. It may look solid, but there is a cut or slot to bring the thread up into. Pull this up.
    3. It should now hook through the small hook end of the spring that is visible. It is like a small wire.
    4. Now, pull the thread up to the arm. You don't "thread" it, you slide the thread into it through the slot.
    5. Take your thread down to your needle. On one of my machines, it has a little dent at the bottom to help guide the thread. Another has nothing. From here, it's just like any other, pull thread through the guide on the needle. Needle threads left to right.

    Hope this helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    Okay, I didn't think it was really that intuitive and the manual wasn't that easy for me to understand, but I figured it out. I used some yarn so the points would be more visible (It didn't fit, but I hope you get the idea).

    1. Bring the thread from the spool to the guide at the top. There were several types. The small disks may be flat or upright, or it may just be a guide without the disks.
    2. Bring the thread down to the slot at the bottom of the tension mechanism. It may look solid, but there is a cut or slot to bring the thread up into. Pull this up.
    3. It should now hook through the small hook end of the spring that is visible. It is like a small wire.
    4. Now, pull the thread up to the arm. You don't "thread" it, you slide the thread into it through the slot.
    5. Take your thread down to your needle. On one of my machines, it has a little dent at the bottom to help guide the thread. Another has nothing. From here, it's just like any other, pull thread through the guide on the needle. Needle threads left to right.

    Hope this helps!

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    What a fancy lady!!! Does it sew like that??? I guess that's what counts.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    What a fancy lady!!! Does it sew like that??? I guess that's what counts.
    Not quite with anything that thick That's the one I cleaned that came in the Mission style cabinet (which I have yet to get started on). The decals aren't bad. She makes good stitches. I really wish I had a way to switch out the wheels on this one and Cookie. The embossed one would look great in the treadle! Just can't figure out how in the world to remove either one!

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