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

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    Quote Originally Posted by valleyquiltermo View Post
    my sewing buddy has a Kenmore model 117-959, serial # 166828, she needs some bobbins for it but don't know what to buy. Any help would sure help her out. She don't have the internet, so I told her I'd ask the experts on the quilting board. Thanks ever so much.
    Go check sew-classic - Jenny is VERY helpful and has all kinds of parts and such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S. View Post
    I have not been using all of my machines. I know that they need oiling every so often.
    How offen does any one suggest on a machine that just sits. Kathie
    Oh, you'll know if they need oiled when you go to use them and they sound funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    If you can find the auction site let me know. I would like to sell a machine for $1,300 sure would help out this Christmas wouldn't it.
    ROTFLMBO Glen - couldn't we all use some extra $$$ might have to fill the gas tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hootnannie View Post
    I don't post often but read this thread daily and have learned an enormous amount. Mostly I appreciate the characters and funnies of the regulars and have gotten to know you all well. Thanks for it all.
    Yup, we are really just a bunch of muppets - you just have to imagine what we look like.
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    Oh, you'll know if they need oiled when you go to use them and they sound funny.[/QUOTE] Miriam I do not plan on using the ones that from the 1800's. I do keep them covered but want to keep up with the matinence on them. I just do notknow how often to do it. Kathie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S. View Post
    Oh, you'll know if they need oiled when you go to use them and they sound funny.
    Miriam I do not plan on using the ones that from the 1800's. I do keep them covered but what to keep up with the matience on them. Kathie[/QUOTE]

    You know I would pm Muv. She seems to be up on those old ladies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Miriam I do not plan on using the ones that from the 1800's. I do keep them covered but what to keep up with the matience on them. Kathie
    You know I would pm Muv. She seems to be up on those old ladies.[/QUOTE] I would pm her but I do not know who she is,. Kathie

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    HOW TO CLEAN UP and use a vintage sewing machine - videos by Muv and Fav
    Here is a link to Muv's videos. She posted on there too. You can go into her profile and then pm her. She is pretty cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Testing the FM quilting with the Davis NVF. Nancy once mentioned that this could be done. I have only straight stitched with the Davis, but today I gave the FM a try (no feed dogs on this machine). I slowly followed the lines of a pattern on a separate fabric (I'm not gifted in drawing). I turned this into a potholder. I used another fabric for the top that I just quilted curvy lines on it. The silver fabric is the ironing board fabric that I picked up at JoAnn's.
    Very nice!
    I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!

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    I posted the on Miriam's thread the pics and how to's of the needle clamp assembly on the 319. Singer 319 in need of TLC

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