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

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    This was the June Taylor spray that I picked up a JoAnn's. I washed the fabrics once and the batting three times after pulling them apart. There are still sections that have this spray on them. So, when they say it washes out, it doesn't. Not a good thing to use on baby quilts either. I can still smell this junk.

    While hand basting last night, I noticed the areas that still had the spray on them; the needle wouldn't glide through easily.

    I have used the 505 spray, but that was back before using vintage machines, and I do recall having sections of the quilting with this similar problem. Back then, I considered it to be my error. Now, I'm thinking it wasn't. I googled loops and skip stitching from spray basting and read that it has happened to others.

    I have been wanting to do one quilt again that was hand quilted, been over 23 years since I hand quilted. This may be my quilt that now gets hand quilted since there are too many sections left with the spray. And I don't feel like machine quilting and then ripping out the sections that have the loops, if they do occur again.

    This could be fun hand quilting it and adding some hand embroidery to the project. So, I'm starting my next year's Christmas project today...and maybe I'll get it done in time.
    I don't know if this will help, but on projects with glued-on sequins, I have used a sewing product called Needle Lube, that looks like an eye-drop bottle. I got it several years ago, when my kids were in high school, making majorette outfits. It makes the needle slick and work anyway. It might make your project do-able.
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    I checked the spelling on the bottle in my sewing box, and it is Need-L-Lube. When you google the other spelling, you get other products, but I have some, and that is what it is for.
    Melinda

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    Quote Originally Posted by melinda1962 View Post
    I checked the spelling on the bottle in my sewing box, and it is Need-L-Lube. When you google the other spelling, you get other products, but I have some, and that is what it is for.
    One would think we're talking about cars and not quilts! Never heard of the stuff. Thanks for the info. I learned something new today.

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    http://sewingsupplywarehouse.com/sewersaid.html is the product I found available now that may be what you need.
    Melinda

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    Quote Originally Posted by melinda1962 View Post
    I don't know if this will help, but on projects with glued-on sequins, I have used a sewing product called Needle Lube, that looks like an eye-drop bottle. I got it several years ago, when my kids were in high school, making majorette outfits. It makes the needle slick and work anyway. It might make your project do-able.
    SewersAid sounds like a similar product. It has silicone in it. I've used it for similar projects and when using metallic threads and other threads that have issues.

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    Nothing I did would make that plate budge. I tried every trick in the book; Kroil, heat, a hammer (LOL, not really). Nothing could induce it to come off.

    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Texas Jan, I was hoping someone else that owns a Singer 9W or Wheeler & Wilson would have come to your rescue by now. My Singer 9W sits behind my Christmas tree right now; so, I can't get to it to inspect it. And I can't recall how or if I removed this plate while cleaning this area.
    Miz Johnny

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Texas Jan, I was hoping someone else that owns a Singer 9W or Wheeler & Wilson would have come to your rescue by now. My Singer 9W sits behind my Christmas tree right now; so, I can't get to it to inspect it. And I can't recall how or if I removed this plate while cleaning this area.
    Maybe after Christmas you can take a peek and you will remember what you did. I'm in no hurry, at least, not that big a hurry.

    Texas Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsBoats View Post
    Nancy, your cabinet is the #44, the Hollywood. (Mine is the Californian.) I have the rest of this booklet; if you want a pdf, PM me your email and I'll get it to you. Sorry, I'm no help with the hinges and stuff.

    eta: Wow, the print is small! The caption says:

    No. 44 HOLLYWOOD MODEL Easy! Fast! A flick of your finger turns an important piece of furniture into a beautifully complete sewing cabinet.

    Available in Lime Oak, Black Silver Fox, Walnut and Mahogany. Chair is covered with beautiful, easy-to-clean plastic. Two spacious drawers. Removable spool rack, complete with lid support. Hand-rubbed finish.
    Wow, Mrs Boats, thank you, thank you, I will PM you my e-mail as I would definitely like the rest of the book! So my cabinet is for sure for the PFAFF? My Mother's Pfaff 130 fits perfectly in the cabinet, but since we don't have the hinge pins/screws there is nothing to anchor the machine in the cabinet. I got some Singer hinge pins/screws, but they don't fit the cabinet without some kind of modification of the cabinet! I doubt I ever find a Pfaff cabinet to get the screws/hinge pins from! Darn! DH wants me to try and find the original hinge pins/screws before he starts using a drill on my new cabinet!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    What are those hinge holes shaped like - very nice cabinet - i would drive for that one too...
    I am not sure Miriam, they look like they'd be square and they fit underneath the cabinet not on the top like the round Singer hinges. Since we don't have the hinges, I am not really sure - just going by the look of the holes.

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    I've been playing the last few days. I didn't really mean to, but it started with trying out some Bar Keeper's Friend on the slide plates. Then I figured I needed something to polish up while watching TV, so off came all the little bits for cleaning. Then I couldn't just put her shiny jewelry in a drawer, so she had to be cleaned up. I've never used a shuttle and long bobbin before, but she sews a nice stitch and it wasn't too hard to do. It will be a while before I get her in the treadle to really try her out.

    Singer 27, dated to 1898.

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    Bennett, all I can say is WOW!!!!!!

    Nancy

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