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

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    Thanks Glenn! I posted a table runner top on the quilts with vintage machines thread a bit ago....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Thanks Glenn! I posted a table runner top on the quilts with vintage machines thread a bit ago....
    Charlee it is wonderful, the colors are great. Nice job on piecing the squares.
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    Thanks Glenn!
    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 purplefiend View Post
    Monica,
    Great name for a quilt!
    I finished the quilt and forgot to take a picture of it. (dang it!). Some of the fabrics were salesman's samples that the Timeless Treasures rep gives to the Linus Connection(the group I make quilts for) There were bubbles and lots of other stuff in the collection I got. Its fun to see what I can make with a group of fabrics. I love working with bright,wild fabrics that the other ladies in the group shy away from. )
    If you look in my webshots album "Charity Quilts", page 1 you can see some of the other blocks I made for the quilt.
    http://community.webshots.com/user/purpy102
    Sharon W.
    Sharon, You have done some beautiful quilts! The bright, bold fabrics brings a cheeriness to the quilts.

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    Charlee,

    The slide plate does in fact slide to the left. Look at yours again, it is put on backwards. The finger hole should be on the left of the plate and it's on the right in your picture. Take the plate off and turn it around. It will fit on exactly like any other class 15 plate.

    Cathy

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    I'm still l I did figure out last night that the slide plate does NOT slide to the left, but instead slips a BIT to the left so that it can be lifted and slide over the needleplate....contrary to the manual on the ISMACS website.

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    I too have an inherited Singer treadle machine from around the 1920's and would like to use it to quilt, especially the old traditional patterns

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Charlee,

    The slide plate does in fact slide to the left. Look at yours again, it is put on backwards. The finger hole should be on the left of the plate and it's on the right in your picture. Take the plate off and turn it around. It will fit on exactly like any other class 15 plate.

    Cathy
    Thanks Cathy! I should have mentioned that someone on Needlebar told me to change it....had to remove the spring to do it, but got it turned around and it works fine now! Now it's just a question of fixing the stop action and the bobbin winder!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LinC View Post
    I too have an inherited Singer treadle machine from around the 1920's and would like to use it to quilt, especially the old traditional patterns
    Hi Lin! What model do you have? Do you have photos?
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    My "new" hurricane backup machine

    I've been wanting a hand crank for awhile for no good reason, but you all know how that goes. Anyway, this turned up on Craigslist and the price seemed reasonable, so she's joined my menagerie. I have been trying to learn something about the Harris No.9 and about all I have found out is that it was a German-made machine sold by the Harris company in Great Britain (as it was known at the time). I have exactly one needle, one presser foot, one bobbin spool and the shuttle. Everything seems to be intact and in better-than-usual condition. The crank makes things turn with no resistance, and no loud noises. The serial number is 1634982, if that means anything to anyone, and the front slide plate is engraved with the Harris company name, London, and the information that it was made in Stettin. I don't have a manual for it, but the seller gave me a Singer #28 manual, and it appears to be pretty similar.

    A little extraneous research turns up the fact that the town that used to be known as Stettin has during various periods of its history been part of Sweden, Prussia and, since WW2, Poland. It is now called Szczecin, so it's quite certain my new baby was born some time before that war.

    I have not gotten myself together enough to pull the needle and see if it looks like any commonly available today, so that will be an important hurdle. Even if it does, that wouldn't mean that the needle is one she's happy with just because it's in there now. I'm not sure about threading, and at the moment haven't figured out how to remove the bobbin, but I'll psych myself up for all that eventually. I like to look at her and will probably just park her somewhere as a conversation piece. I may be a little spoiled by having had electricity all my life, but I'm impressed with what people could do without it. We had no power here for 5 days after Hurricane Ike, so it's possible this machine will someday get to strut her stuff for me.

    If anyone has information about this machine, or a source for parts and a manual, I'll be eager to know. Thanks for the great community we have here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    This is a great site. I just added this to my favorites since I now own 5 featherweights and I am always on the lookout for more!

    Nancy
    Nancy, this is the site I ordered my walking foot from for the featherweight. It doesn't fit. Do you have one for yours? Do you have the model number from the walking foot and where did you get yours? I'm not happy with myself for not knowing this would take a special one. Thanks for any help you can offer.
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28


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