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

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    Thanks for the compliments on the cabinet Ladies.. it's starting to grow on me, but I still would prefer a wood cabinet... LOL Old habits die hard and all that...
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    Buslady, I have been over in the Vintage Machine Photo shop just oogling all the photos; and, I was wondering - did you paint that pink fiddlebase yourself or did you have it done? It really looks nice!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor View Post
    Many thanks to everyone about my Singer 12 restoration. Bojangles, it is a Singer 12 "Family" sewing machine. I couldn't see any decoration left on mine except a faint gold line on the belt guard. She had been sitting under a lean to shed for at least 10 years and the Texas weather had finished doing her in. Originally there was a fold down table extension on the left side and a couple of drawers. Both were long gone except for one piece of wood that was part of the side of the drawer assembly.
    Now I'm off to my next adventure. Whatever that will be---
    Texas Jan
    Texas Jan, the minute I left the computer the other day, I realized my mistake! Unfortunately, we can't edit later! I meant to ask if you had a Model 12, I know it is not a model 24! Anyway, great job! You really take on some rough projects and they always come out so nice!

    Nancy

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    Charlee, that is great! The little quilt squares on the sides are so detailed, down to the stitching lines.
    I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Ok Candace, I know you are in love with the 301's since you have like all of the colors! I can't judge them yet, but I will let you all know when I get mine - what my opinion of the 301 is anyway.

    We would all love to see what you spent 10 hours FM quilting! Please post a photo here or in the photo section for the things we make using our vintage machines! Do you do feathers and all those wonderful things, or are you like me and just do meandering, stippling, loops, etc.?

    Nancy
    Nancy, it was on a charity quilt. People are amazed I choose to put so many hours in charity quilts as so many whip them up zip, zip, zip. But, I do a lot of strip quilts and quilt them all on my 301's usually, so I don't put all those stitches on my Bernina. I usually do meandering or loops on the charity quilts and got through probably 6 bobbins of thread, just in the quilting...so lots of hours and stitching involved. I have posted photos of the strip quilts I do, but I don't take pictures of all of them as I do at least one a month....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Remember the pressed wood sewing machine cabinet I told you all I was going to paint? Here it is...am NOT happy with it, and will replace it asap, but it's better than the scratched up mess that it was before...colors look really off in the photo...it's a bright white, not yellow...
    Charlee I would not change a thing. It looks great and what fun. Keep it
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Nancy, it was on a charity quilt. People are amazed I choose to put so many hours in charity quilts as so many whip them up zip, zip, zip. But, I do a lot of strip quilts and quilt them all on my 301's usually, so I don't put all those stitches on my Bernina. I usually do meandering or loops on the charity quilts and got through probably 6 bobbins of thread, just in the quilting...so lots of hours and stitching involved. I have posted photos of the strip quilts I do, but I don't take pictures of all of them as I do at least one a month....
    Candace, I'm a secret fan of your work. The first time I saw your avatar photo, which is a gorgeous quilt, I took a peek at all your other quilts that you posted. I love that you do the donation quilts. What organization are you donating to? Is this part of your local guild project? Or do you do this on your own? Do you purchase your own fabrics or are they through donations. I admire the fact that you put out a quilt a month, Bless you!

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    Oh Charlee ---- love your cabinet. It looks like something I would do if I had the talent.
    TwandasMom

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    ohhh Charlee.....

    That cabinet is adorable.
    You have skillz!
    “Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.” - Oscar Wilde

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Candace, I'm a secret fan of your work. The first time I saw your avatar photo, which is a gorgeous quilt, I took a peek at all your other quilts that you posted. I love that you do the donation quilts. What organization are you donating to? Is this part of your local guild project? Or do you do this on your own? Do you purchase your own fabrics or are they through donations. I admire the fact that you put out a quilt a month, Bless you!

    Thank you, that's very kind. I've been putting out like 2 a month if you count the rag quilts I do. I have a Studio cutter, so zip, zip they're cut out. I started the string quilts to use my own scraps and it became somewhat of an avalanche. Now, there are probably 10 or 12 women in my local guild that hand off their scraps to me. They enjoy seeing some of their fabric in the quilts and play "I spy with my eye, my fabric:>". One nice lady is also bringing me her church scraps, so I'm on scrap overload. It's somewhat of a brainless activity for me at this point as I've made so many, but I'll keep at it. Our guild donates to several groups, one being Chicks in Crisis, Shriners and there's a low income, mental health for kids agency (name escapes me) that we donate to. Our guild does make "kits" for people to make up donation quilts, but honestly, they're not very attractive. So, I prefer the scrap quilts. I do try to buy the best fabric possible for the backings etc. but do frequent yard sales etc. to do so. I have to buy the batting and backing for all the quilts I donate so it adds up. This is why I just love using my vintage machines(and collecting them). They handle all the wear and tear I put on them for these quilts and just keep chugging along!

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