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

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    Senior Member Weedwoman's Avatar
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    I'm really pleased my DH has an interest in the vintage machines and even in their attachments. He's a great one for checking out thrift stores and bringing home an orphan box of attachments. He's polishing up a solid brass thimble that was in one of the boxes. I think he enjoys seeing what can be done with sewing. I've always made his shirts and even some of his boxers and lots of other projects (quilts, table toppers, clothing for my daughter and his two daughters and tons of other stuff. His ex-wife didn't even own a sewng machine and wouldn't have had anything 'home made' in the house. Go figure. But I am happy he enjoys my addiction and participates willingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Here's A Davis made Minnesota C with crank, unfortunately the machine and case comes with the crank.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Minnesota-Se...#ht_500wt_1180
    At least it gives me an idea of what I'm looking for!

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    Stopped at an estate sale today. There was a white rotary in a nice cabinet, asking $145, which I thought high. It had a strange, to me, looking bobbin. Not a shuttle, but didnt have a case like I am used to. Looked like it had a pc of spring steel or something in the front of it. It was accessed through a tshirt shaped cover thapoppeup and off. Any insight on this machine. I may have to go back, I can hear it calling me. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpeters1200 View Post
    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.

    My walking foot has a hole through it that the long bar of the guide goes through, so it is not mounted on the front of the presser foot bar. Like Charlee said, there should be a place on the walking foot for that guide to go through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinabug View Post
    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 .
    LOVE my 301!! It's my primary machine, and has been for about 6 months. It's easy to maintain, easy to use, strong, quiet. It only does straight stitching, but the stitches are wonderful, and VERY straight!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by buslady View Post
    Yeehaa! I finally caught up. Had surgery 2 weeks ago and ended up wwaaaayy behind. What a great read it has been.
    Glad to see you back, and hope all went well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Anyone interested in a road trip? Local pick up.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-TWO-...item3f1011af31
    Wow...tempting!!! But....no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedwoman View Post
    I'm really pleased my DH has an interest in the vintage machines and even in their attachments. He's a great one for checking out thrift stores and bringing home an orphan box of attachments. He's polishing up a solid brass thimble that was in one of the boxes. I think he enjoys seeing what can be done with sewing. I've always made his shirts and even some of his boxers and lots of other projects (quilts, table toppers, clothing for my daughter and his two daughters and tons of other stuff. His ex-wife didn't even own a sewng machine and wouldn't have had anything 'home made' in the house. Go figure. But I am happy he enjoys my addiction and participates willingly.
    My DH is like yours. He brings home more machines than I do. Always on the look out. He has always had an interest in sewing machine since he was a boy and his mother had a treadle that she told him to leave alone (ya right!) says he can still hear her telling him to leave her sewing machine alone.

    Trish

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    Quote Originally Posted by justtrish View Post
    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Over-25-Singe...item27bfe1b2d3

    I think this is a good deal...I even see a walking foot in there!!
    That lot seems to be incomplete....bits and pieces only. The walking foot looks very modern.

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    I didn't think this bunch of misc. parts looked that great.

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