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no, unfortunately she's not a sewer
You will love that machine. I love to piece with mine. The normal foot that comes with the machine is a perfect 1/4". The feed dogs are exactly the same size so no pulling or twisting of the fabric! A great machine!
I can't wait to see pictures!
I will make another thread for this titled "National Two Spools CAN" that way I don't have to hunt again for my info.
Just give me about 15 minutes.
Thank you both so much. It sounds daunting but I'm looking forward to learning how to navigate it once I get it. Probably in a week.
Many, many thanks once again to Joe and Cathy for their help! I was actually able to pound the arm on my bobbin case back into position and she now WORKS very nicely! The tension issue is non-existent, and I think I have that washer in the correct position, too!
Here is my Beth, a 1946 Singer 15-91:
She joins Meg, a 2004 Janome, and Jo, a 1989 Huskylock. Hopefully, Amy, a new embroidery machine will be joining her sisters soon! There are a few before and after shots here http://s1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/MiraxTHorn/ if anyone is interested. My favorite parts are the silver plates. They were sorely tarnished and coated in nicotine. Now they sparkle!
Thank you again for this wonderful resource for vintage newbies like me!
I must claim senior moment, the result of spending 4 days each week out of town working and taking care of my Mom who has dementia. ( at least that is my story and I'm sticking to it VBG). The machine I claim to have is not a Free Westinghouse. It's a 3/4 sized western Electric made by National. It's a real cutie!!