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

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    So, Miriam, Charlee, Glenn, anyone else maybe have this spring I need???
    I wish I could help!! I only have the one 66 (so far) and I don't see a spring on the bobbin winder!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloomin'Iris View Post
    thank you, thank you, thank you....it will be some time, peak season is here at work and overtime has become mandatory but come the first of the year.......can't wait to get started.
    You can't get better help!! Glenn is the KING OF WOOD!! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    sounds like a good idea - those are pretty bad and lots of them. I wonder if we could paint it on with a long brush.
    I'd say just get one of those pump up sprayers and go for it. I have an uncle who carries diesel fuel and uses it for everything. When he gets a cut or scratch, pour diesel fuel on it. I think if he cut off his leg, he'd put diesel fuel on the stump and think it would grow a new leg. He swears by it for keeping anything from getting infected. He's 80 now so he must have a clue about something. lol

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    My BIL uses diesel for everything - cleans up sewing machines too - about like kerosene.
    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
    sounds like a good idea - those are pretty bad and lots of them. I wonder if we could paint it on with a long brush.
    put in a pump-up sprayer with a fine mist. good coverage with minimal spray.
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    Sounds like I'll be going after the first one! And I was outbid again tonight and can't go more than I already have.

    You guys are awesome!
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    [QUOTE=mpeters1200;4711357]Sounds like I'll be going after the first one! And I was outbid again tonight and can't go more than I already have.

    I've always had better luck on ebay than goodwill. Guess GW is a good cause and the bids seem to go higher or I need to practice my sniping. Fun to look at the machines even if I don't bid on anything. Good luck---lots of sewing machines in the ocean.
    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    I actually paid for my body bag:> I use it around the house for Halloween to add ambiance. You can ask Nancy. She saw it;>
    Yes, I did see the body bag! Candace you had lots of ambiance in the house and in your yard! I bet the kids 'trick or treating' loved coming to your house!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by jillnjo View Post
    I have a question concerning the Free treadle machine I tried to sew with for the first time today. It wants to skip stitches every 2 or 3 inches as I sew along. The tension seems good and I have checked the needle to be sure it is inserted correctly, and it seems like it is, but I am looking for any help you might have. I have exhausted my information from the manual and can't see any help there. I have a new needle in and am sewing with 2 pieces of cotton.
    I have done a lot of piecing with my Free # 5 treadle and had no problem at all with the stitches. Did you oil everything on that machine that moves? Did you take off the face plate to oil there, oil under the bed, everywhere? Sometimes the old machines get kind of sticky feeling, like when you are sewing once in a while you feel some drag? That drag is usually the needle bar that needs oil. Did you floss the tension disk really good to make sure there is no gunk between the tension disks? Even though you think the machine is threaded correctly, I'd start by re-threading the machine and re-thread the shuttle. I'd also put in a new needle, sometimes the needles are bad out of the package. Just keep sewing to get all the quirks out, your machine should come around and sew perfectly once it is loosened up! Please keep us posted on our progress!

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    Spent all day quilting with my 201. Machine was working beautifully before dinner, fixed dinner, took care of family and dog, and then went back to quilting. Since the needle was sounding old, I replaced the needle and oiled the machine. I prepare all my other sections that I wanted to quilt for the evening (I'm doing a quilt as you go). Start quilting a piece only to realize the dang machine is not stitching correctly. I do everything under the sun that I know on fixing the fiasco, but nothing works. I give up and go to my Davis NVF to at least finish off the piece that I started; I get that finished. I play around with the 201 another half hour to no avail. I give up, take shower, and eat a large bowl of ice cream. Of course I can't leave the machine alone until morning. So, I go back to try one more time to get it to do the beautiful stitches that it's famous for. I say some words of encouragement. Well, she sews for me the prettiest stitches. I look at her and say not what the heck was that all about.

    Sometimes I think these vintage ladies are telling us to take a break, just slow down and relax. I'm off to have a cup of camomile tea now that I know the machine is working.

    May your Thanksgiving be safe, gratifying, and relaxing. Peace!

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