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

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    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
    I did it myself. It was in such rough shape it was the only option. I used a wire wheel then spray paint.I am especially happy with the table.I think it was the grinding that messed up my shoulder. Thanks for asking.
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    I use those under the quilting table. Got a set of 4 and 6 inch rizers. Had not thought of taking them to school to do a pin job. DUH!! LOL Will find the 6inch ones for the next time I need to do a pinning. Thanks Cindy Lou Who!
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    Have you tried using the bed risers under the table legs? They raise the table up enough so you don't end up killing your back and are usually pretty inexpensive and easily found. I take mine any time I go to a class or retreat where I'd be doing a lot of bending over tables otherwise. They help!
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    Great a little wd40 and a couple of taps between those two wheels and got it released! Yay! Back in business, I sure will post the quilt I'm almost finished the top. Thanks again..

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Charlee, Where are you hiding your quilts? I thought you only sew shirts for your husband.
    I would love to see some of your quilts!
    Charlee if you have quilts or anything else you made using 'vintage' machines, please post them in the shop for photos of these things! I just posted my latest finished quilt there! It was pieced completely with my Free # 5 treadle. I finally put the binding on yesterday and posted it! I'd love to see some of your work too!

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    Nancy the whole blocks are 5.5" finished, so you just add blocks till you have what you need. We make different sized quilts for the different ages. If we can get info that someone loves Barbie, we do our best to find Barbie material. These kids have had so little, that one wish in a lifetime (they don't know they are getting a quilt) is not a really big thing. I get back more than I give. We sometimes get pictures of the kids with their quilts or hear that they take them everywhere. That's better than a Blue Ribbin to me any day !!!

    Texas Jan[/QUOTE]

    This is so wonderful! I did not know you sometimes know what the child you are making a quilt for likes! That makes it even more special! I am not part of a quild, but maybe I will look into joining one! What a wonderful way to 'pay it forward!'

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    I have a BabyLock Quilters Choice Pro with a 9" throat, on a 10' quilting frame, and I quilt up to 100x100 quilts with it. I do find that I have to keep my motifs at about 5" on the larger quilts, otherwise I run out of space when I get to the last few rows. If I am just doing FMQ or smaller than 5" pantograph motifs on larger quilts, or am quilting smaller quilts, it works fine. I bought it second hand a few years ago, and I am perfectly happy with it. I rarely have a problem with thread, tension or anything, except for Operator Error, which happens when I am too tired!! :-)
    Wow Janice, 100x100 on a machine with a 9" harp space rolled on a quilting frame! You don't have to flip the quilt and re-pin and roll to finish that size quilt under a 9" harp space? I will quit complaining about my 16" harp space! I have not had a problem with the 16", but sometimes I think it would be nice to have a larger harp space - you know the old thing about always wanting more, never satisfied with what we have! I need to just be thankful I have the 10' table and 16" head I know! You just chastised me into a little humble pie!

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    I'm back - I finally caught up on reading - so much to do too - sorry to hear about deaths - ouch.
    While we were on vacation someone decided to see if they could find anything they need more than we do from our house. They broke out a door window and reached in and unlocked the door knob. DH put in a double dead bolt so they gave up. We have to repair the door but nothing was missing. I feel like hanging the broken door from the dead tree in the front yard and painting a sign on the door - 'what part of thou shalt not don't you get???' but I doubt if they know how to read anyway much less care about 'thou shalt not' I should buy stock in a door company - we've had this happen multiple times since we have been living here. It is time to move. The house to move to is sssooo not ready - maybe we can camp in the garage, sleep in the truck or the yard or something. I'm also tired of getting mooned every day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    OK, so anyone in our general area, our guild, Cotton Patch Quilters of Kern, are having our bi-annual show this coming weekend. Saturday & Sunday 1/28 & 29, 10:00-5:00, Kern County Fairgrounds, $5, husband & kids free, parking free, 205 quilts entered, some judged, some display, antique/vintage sewing machines exhibit, demonstrations, Bed Turning, raffle baskets, 20+ vendors, plus onsite food available for purchase. Country Store with donated items for sale, plus Opportunity Quilt raffle drawing on Sunday at 4:00. Did I miss anything? Oh, and I am honored to be Chair of this show....quite a humbling experience, I assure you!!! :-)

    Hope some of you can come!!! Look for the most harried woman in the place, and that will be me!!! LOL
    Janice, I agree with Monica! I wish I lived closer so I could come too!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by buslady View Post
    I did it myself. It was in such rough shape it was the only option. I used a wire wheel then spray paint.I am especially happy with the table.I think it was the grinding that messed up my shoulder. Thanks for asking.
    Well, you did a great job! I am afraid to tackle the painting, but maybe next time I find a vintage machine in dire need of a paint job I will try painting it myself!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Well, you did a great job! I am afraid to tackle the painting, but maybe next time I find a vintage machine in dire need of a paint job I will try painting it myself!

    Nancy
    I doubt if I would ever paint anything myself - I would have the worst looking paint on the planet - I think I would try an auto body shop for the paint - BIL says it is all in the prep work anyway.
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    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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