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

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    Senior Member jlhmnj's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by melinda1962 View Post
    Now you made this hoarder think, "Wow, I wonder if I can find the trading cards to match all my machines? What are Sewing machine trading cards? Where can I even get them? I need them."
    Ebay. The makers and shops back in the day made advertising cards. Very colorful and usually inexpensive--I collect the old Davis and Singer cards. Sometimes there stamped with dealer locations and I try to get the ones from my general area. Not as much fun as machine but it helps to curb the buying urge.

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    AARRRGGG!!! I am so frustrated. I put my machine away for the day and have so much work left to do. I am quilting all my Christmas presents on the 66 this year so I can get acquainted with her. I'm putting pics in here too. I want to use the stitch guide thing to follow a seam so I can quilt between two seams. I have no idea if that explanation makes sense. So I wrestled with this darn guide for 25 minutes before I FINALLY figured a way to get it on with the thumb screw. So I get the darn thing on and then the needle won't go down because the thing that holds the needle in keeps hitting the seam guide. How do I get this darn thing on? All that just to avoid marking the middle of the strips on the log cabin! All I want to do is follow the seam!

    HELP!

    This is what the seam guide looks like before I tried to wrestle it on the machine:



    This is what it looked like when I FINALLY got it on.


    And this one has the seam guide on, and my finger is next to the thing that holds the needle in. It keeps hitting the guide and it won't let the needle go down into the fabric to make the stitch. I'm sure it's operator error, I just cannot get it figured out.

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    Is that a walking foot I see MsPeters? If so, it should have a place on it for the seam guide...The seam guide shouldn't be on the needlebar...I'll have to check my attachments...there's another foot that will take the seam guide too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor View Post
    Thanks Charlee. I will go with black. I'd love to have decals for it, but finding them is another matter. I'm no artist and haven't been able to find decals online that would work. Have you ever seen any? The only ones I have found have been the Featherweight decals.

    Texas Jan
    No, the only commercial decals available are for the FW. HOWEVER!! I'd go with the "Singer" from one of them...and then I'd be for finding either a decal that will work under a clearcoat, or I'd find someone that would paint pretty flowers and swirlies on it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Sorry, can't help with the pics. Here's the link to find the model # and dates, I know there are a few dead ends on ISMACS http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...-database.html
    Looks like a 15 Class from '54.
    Thank you so much! I'll try to keep track of that link from now on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    No, the only commercial decals available are for the FW. HOWEVER!! I'd go with the "Singer" from one of them...and then I'd be for finding either a decal that will work under a clearcoat, or I'd find someone that would paint pretty flowers and swirlies on it!
    I'll be looking for decals with swirlies, but so far no luck. Am tempted to make my own decals, if I can find the right graphics.

    Texas Jan

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    Singer 301

    What is your opinion of the 301? Pros, Cons? I just purchased one, it's on the way, and I'm not sure that I should have purchased it.
    I've never seen one in operation, just read about them. Hopefully, it will have been a good buy ($163) It looks to be in nice condition. Anyway, I suppose I'm just looking for a little affirmation .
    Frankie,
    Toy Poodle Lacybelle's mom

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    Tina, I'm sure that Candace will chime in, but everyone that has a 301 loves it that I've seen! Congrats!! Is yours tan or black?
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    mpeters, that guide is for quilting a seam at certain intervals on a quilt. I think what your looking for is a guide for stitching in the ditch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Is that a walking foot I see MsPeters? If so, it should have a place on it for the seam guide...The seam guide shouldn't be on the needlebar...I'll have to check my attachments...there's another foot that will take the seam guide too...
    It is Charlee. The walking foot for my janome has a nice slot in it that the seam guide goes with. This seam guide came with the attachments with the machine separate from the walking foot I purchased for it. This walking foot is different than the one I have for the other machine. It has no slot that a seam guide would go in. I just can't figure out how this sucker goes on there.
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