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

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    Quote Originally Posted by JabezRose View Post
    Any suggestions, have discovered upon close inspection that this has been "glued" back on at one point in her long life. How can it be fixed permanently?
    The machine is cast aluminum and would have to be tig welded. It can be done but hard to do would have to have a good welder that knows aluminum welding. Then repainted. Our son is a prof. welder and that's how we know.
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    I love the machine Crossstitcher, and I'm drooling over the cabinet! I am more likely to buy a machine/cabinet that has "stuff" than I am to buy one without! You can never tell what you might find in those drawers!!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    I love the machine Crossstitcher, and I'm drooling over the cabinet! I am more likely to buy a machine/cabinet that has "stuff" than I am to buy one without! You can never tell what you might find in those drawers!!
    Thanks Charlee and Moncia
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    Sew, I find myself always using my Two Spools for piecing, since that machine has the 1/4" foot and the same length feed dogs to evenly feed the fabric through.

    There have been times when I would start a project with the intent to use just one of my machines that doesn't get used often for projects, only to find that I somehow meandered back to the Two Spools just for that easy comfort of the 1/4'' foot.

    Recently while working on a paper piecing project, I realized that I had worked the entire time at the machine (not the Two Spools).
    Looks like I'll be PP with my vintage ladies/gents that patiently wait their turn. Yup, each machine has a job!
    Last edited by vintagemotif; 01-27-2012 at 11:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    Went to visit a lady the other day and got to talking about sewing machines. Welllll she said she had a few downstairs she was just going to get rid of. So we took a look and there were 9 machines. There were 4 singers 4 kenmores and 1 pink atlas. Needless to say they came home with us. Hubby cleaned oiled and I threaded and all the machines but one sews good. Don't know yet why she wanted to get rid of them. They are newer machines but still they all sew. The Atlas is the only one that doesn't because the tension parts are missing. Any way here is a picture of one of the machines and it zig zags and can be put into a treadle. Singer even has in there manual you can put to a foot treadle. It's a Singer Merritt. We tried putting it in an old treadle cabinet but will have to modify one to make it fit right. I think that turned out to be a lucky day for us.
    I would love to hear how well treadling the Merritt works for you. After researching possible machines with decorative stitching capabilities that could be treadled, I put the Merritt on my list. I found a Singer 328k before a Merritt. Now, I treadle the Singer 328k and don't plan on getting a Merrittt, but I would love to know how well the Merritt works. Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    I would love to hear how well treadling the Merritt works for you. After researching possible machines with decorative stitching capabilities that could be treadled, I put the Merritt on my list. I found a Singer 328k before a Merritt. Now, I treadle the Singer 328k and don't plan on getting a Merrittt, but I would love to know how well the Merritt works. Congrats!
    Moncia I have been following you and your 328. I have seen what nice stitching it can do. We have a 306 DH was going to try and treadle but now we have this one. Might have to wait for warmer weather to put it in a cabnit because we do have one empty one but way in the back of Hubby's work shop. Will let you know how it goes when we get it set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Canada's largest sewing machine manufacturer, thanks to Singer who ran them out of town:
    http://www.sewalot.com/charles_raymond.htm
    Thank you for the link it solved one of my most recent questions! Very much appreciated!

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    Does anyone know of a TOGA near Missouri, I would really like to go to one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BZ quilting View Post
    Does anyone know of a TOGA near Missouri, I would really like to go to one.
    Here's Treadleon's site listing of the current TOGAs that are scheduled:

    http://www.treadleon.net/fleamarket/events.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Here's Treadleon's site listing of the current TOGAs that are scheduled:

    http://www.treadleon.net/fleamarket/events.htm

    Thanks Charlee, nothing near me.

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