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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Haha....I sent them an e-mail Nancy. They're nuts if they think they can get that much for a machine that may need partial assembly and who knows if it works. They live in my town too...maybe I should get their address and go school them. :>
    Well, we see it all the time, but those machines just get relisted and relisted with the price dropped each time they re-list it - that is if the people are serious about selling the machine. I think they only thought it was a 66 because the manual with the machine is a 66 manual? Anyway, yes you should educate them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by melinda1962 View Post
    Wow, I feel like I robbed the people I bought mine from. $1. It was $2 but I called it old, and "would you give me $1?" Go figure.
    Melinda, it must be your charm! Wow - You need to send an e-mail to this ad telling them you got a machine just like it for $1!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    Ok, I have a question. I do have some 15 clones and then I have two other machines. They are made in Japan and take class 66 bobbins, not the class 15 bobbins like the 15 clones. So I'm wondering if I call them 15 clones or 66 clones? The reason I ask is that their threading is more lke the 66 than the a Singer 15 with the thread tension being not on the side plate but facing the operator. I'm more curious than anything else and feel free to weigh in. Hopefully, I have attached a photo of one of them.
    Chris that is definitely not a 15 clone. From what I have read after WWII we gave Japan the specs to make 15 clones and 99 clones. That looks like a full sized machine? I doubt if that machine is a clone - I never heard of a class 66 clone? Does the serial number start with a JA? Anyway, it is a very nice looking/heavy duty machine.

    I have a 99 clone that says "made in occupied Japan," but I haven't found a lot of the 99 clones either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Is this tape do you think? Or do you think the paint has chipped? I would think if the paint were chipped you'd see what looked like aluminum, not masking tape color? Why would someone put tape in these two spots if it is tape??
    Candace, let us know when you get the machine! It looks to me like the stuff you use to stick things to walls when you don't want to put a hole in your wall. It will probably come off with "Goo" remover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedwoman View Post
    Gonna try to upload some pics of the fabric bowls. Hope it works.
    Weedwoman, I love the bowls too! Those bowls look like after cutting the pieces they are just attached using a satin stitch? Anyway, those would be perfect in any sewing room - they just fit right in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Weedwoman, I love the bowls too! Those bowls look like after cutting the pieces they are just attached using a satin stitch? Anyway, those would be perfect in any sewing room - they just fit right in!

    Nancy
    Yes, a satin stitch is what holds them together. Youtube has some pretty good tutes, if you do a search. Nancys Notions sells books and templates but you can make them really cheap by just following the youtube tutes. Fun project and you end up with interesting results, depending on your imagination and the fabric used. If you make some, post pics. It's always fun to see what ppl are making.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auniqueview View Post
    I have some accessories that came with my little green clone. I know the quilting foot guide, but not sure what the other feet are for. Can you tell me what they are, and what is the best way to clean them up? http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...IMGP2527-1.jpg
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    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...s/IMGP2529.jpg

    There are three bobbins, one is different from the other two. The extra belt is nice. The red box contains most of the 100 size 140 needles that came in it, the little pack has 4 100's in it. Since I sent my gson most of my really heavy leather, I doubt I will use them up, lol. I would be happy to share some of those 140s, if anyone needs some.

    I will be sewing some denim and upholstery fabric, and this looks like it is going to be the perfect machine for it....not to mention it is just as cute as can be, lol.
    Photo #1 is a seam guide, it attaches to the bed of the machine to butt the edge of your fabric against. Looks like you have a gathering foot there as well.
    Photo #2 is a zipper foot

    Miriam uses toothpaste to clean the attachments, I haven't tried it yet, but I'm going to!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Just want to share the project I was working on yesterday while chatting (or should I say babbling away) with all of you. I started the layout in morning and pieces sewn together by midnight. Just need to sew rest of strips together. This is going on the back of a quilt that I'm working on right now. Piecing done with my Singer 201.Attachment 283364
    Monica, I love the heart in the middle of your quilt! Is your 201 in a treadle? I would be surprised if you were not piecing with a treadle. I moved my Eldredge Two Spools into the office because I needed the room in my sewing room for my 319w - once I get her treadle done! Anyway, I love that Two Spools for piecing! She sews such a perfect stitch with a perfect 1/4" with her original foot! She also, sews a perfectly straight seam because her feed dogs are both the same size - so no pulling the fabric side ways like the machines with two different sized feed dogs! Anyway, to make a long story short, I have been piecing a large pumpkin wall hanging for Thanksgiving in the office! I am only using the Two Spools for my piecing! Gotta love it! My DH says, I am now chasing my machines around the house!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Photo #1 is a seam guide, it attaches to the bed of the machine to butt the edge of your fabric against. Looks like you have a gathering foot there as well.
    Photo #2 is a zipper foot

    Miriam uses toothpaste to clean the attachments, I haven't tried it yet, but I'm going to!

    baking soda toothpaste seems to clean smoke and it does polish silver. - make sure you don't leave any though - I can't imagine it in the in the hinges...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpeters1200 View Post
    Wow, thank you. I wish mom would have been around long enough to see me get her going. I am copying and pasting all the responses about her to an email so I can keep the info. I need to get me a manual first, to start. Thanks for giving me the proper name to the spool thingy.

    I'm glad that the powdery junk can be removed. There is one of those little felt circles in the bottom of the machine. It's red. I don't know what that liner thing is that you were talking about though.

    Also, is this a 221 or a 222? I know that 221's seem to have been more popular, and there were more of them. Do you know what the differences are?
    You have a 221. The 222 is a 'free' arm machine, meaning the bed comes apart so you have a 'free arm' for sewing sleeves, etc. The 222's are harder to find and very expensive if you find one! Here is a free manual you can download for your 221. Have fun with your Mom's machine! http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...ng-machine.pdf

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