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

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Yup, we are really just a bunch of muppets - you just have to imagine what we look like.
    Yep, but sometimes those imagined looks are nothing like the real person - the real person can be a surprise! For instance, Candace is a tiny, very pretty, petite lady! I imagined her to be kinda matronly! That is why it is so fun to have the TOGA's - to meet you guys!

    Nancy

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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.
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    Oh Monica, that quilting is beautiful! What do you mean, you "slowly followed the lines of a pattern on a separate fabric?" You just looked at the pattern and made it? Or you actually drew the lines to follow with something like a light box? You did an absolutely gorgeous job - how ever you did it! Yes, you can FM with the Davis! I have mostly used my Davis for binding - did a little FM - but, I prefer the 15-88 treadle for FM! Candace, I saw that you tried to FM with your 319, but didn't have much success? I think that 319w is a great sewing, piecing machine, but get yourself a Davis VF or even better a Singer Model 15 for FM!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Photo of buttonhole and monogram test. I will have to practice on the placement of the needle after making a shift of the fabric that is required to follow the pattern.
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    Monica, nice job on the button hole and monogram, but don't you have a Rocketeer? Or a 401? Those machines have a monogrammer attachment with all the letters!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    Good morning everyone. Just wanted to post this. It has been relisted. http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...:WNARL:US:1123
    Someone ought to get this machine! I will stick to my guns that the W&W's are the aristocrates of the sewing machine world! I love my W&W's!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Yup, we are really just a bunch of muppets - you just have to imagine what we look like.
    'Hey! I resemble that.'
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    What's with the 'rope' thing along side sewing Machine?

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    any relation to that awful person earlier this week?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkbeth View Post
    'Hey! I resemble that.'
    I got dibs on the old cranky guys! My husband resembles those guys...too bad they never show their wives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Thank you Candace!

    Now, I hope I don't have to go there with my 319w, but I am glad to have the resource if I do! By the way, I am using my 319w in the treadle daily now! It is my go to machine for piecing or doing a quick project!

    Nancy
    I'm so glad you like it. I think the 319 is one of the most under-rated machines available. I haven't used mine for a while but I have so many others I need to rotate to keep them in good condition:> But, I just love the 319 for my bindings. I use one of the built in cams(levers) for the 3 point zigzag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Yep, but sometimes those imagined looks are nothing like the real person - the real person can be a surprise! For instance, Candace is a tiny, very pretty, petite lady! I imagined her to be kinda matronly! That is why it is so fun to have the TOGA's - to meet you guys!

    Nancy
    I think you're describing yourself, Nancy!:>

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Oh Monica, that quilting is beautiful! What do you mean, you "slowly followed the lines of a pattern on a separate fabric?" You just looked at the pattern and made it? Or you actually drew the lines to follow with something like a light box? You did an absolutely gorgeous job - how ever you did it! Yes, you can FM with the Davis! I have mostly used my Davis for binding - did a little FM - but, I prefer the 15-88 treadle for FM! Candace, I saw that you tried to FM with your 319, but didn't have much success? I think that 319w is a great sewing, piecing machine, but get yourself a Davis VF or even better a Singer Model 15 for FM!

    Nancy
    Actually, I've found my Bernina 830 with regulator(shhhhh, not vintage) is the bomb, but my 301's can't be beat for FMQ over all my other vintage machines. Though, I have to say, unbelievably my Singer 185(similar to 99) is an awesome FMQ! I was really surprised by that. Yes, the harp is small, but it makes a great stitch. The feed dogs don't lower, but that doesn't bother me much. I've been in the process of trying all my vintage machines at FMQ this week, just so I have a handle of their strengths and weaknesses.

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