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

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    Nancy- I only teach informally. I am mostly self taught, but did take a class from Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran. I figure that a machine is made to do work, and as long as I am not asking it to work above it's capacity in power, I should be able to get it to do what I want it to. I learned just about everything on my 201, if I had had a 15 first, I might be singing it's praises. I find that every machine I work on or use gets compared to the 201. it is my favorite in a herd of 20 or so. The phrase that helps me the most when FMQ is this: "hot foot, slow hands", meaning I run the machine quite fast and move my hands more slowly. Laura
    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Wow, Laura it is always so nice to hear from the 'other' side! I am glad someone has had a good experience with the 201 and FM! So this tells me, maybe the horizontal hooks can do FM if the 'carbon based' unit in front is what? More patient, slower with their hands, something? You must be pretty good if you are teaching FM! There is a great FM teacher in my area who teaches at the local quilt stores. I have taken a couple of her classes. She doesn't care what machine you use as long as you bring the machine to class that you plan on using at home to FM with. She is a great instructor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Elusive Davis made Davis Rotary spotted on CA Craigslist. Not much to look at but made my day:
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv...908746250.html
    "Elusive"...not knowing anything about these machines, I take it that they are uncommon? Do you know why? Thanks for sharing the link!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
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    Here you go Joe! Let us know you can see this!

    Nancy
    Nancy,

    That one came through just fine. Thanks. Looks like you have a lot of cleaning to do on that one.

    Joe

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    YUP! One can FMQ on any machine is you set your mind to it!!
    This guy is using a Touch and Throw!!!! I love is video!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aW5bZ4sW6c

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    Finally found the video! The guy doesn't use any foot.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...v=WkZfXWSFWFk#!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    "Elusive"...not knowing anything about these machines, I take it that they are uncommon? Do you know why? Thanks for sharing the link!
    I've only seen them in sales literature and owners manuals. First one I've seen an actual picture of after a couple years of searching. Don't think there rare just for some reason there not often seen. Not certain why. Another mystery.
    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Finally found the video! The guy doesn't use any foot.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...v=WkZfXWSFWFk#!
    I know I've had machines where the manual suggests removing the presser foot (and doesn't suggest any kind of hopping foot) for free motion...
    This guy is fun to watch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    The problem with that for me, is the fabric and stitching is obscured by a regular foot I do a lot of detailed FMQ and I have to see the lines very well and have complete control of the quilt sandwich. Also, the foot pressure can only be released so far. I tried it like that on the 319 and it was a no go. Of course, your mileage will vary with different machines.
    The lady sewing looks like she has a regular zipper foot on her machine.
    TwandasMom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    I know I've had machines where the manual suggests removing the presser foot (and doesn't suggest any kind of hopping foot) for free motion...
    This guy is fun to watch!
    He is!! I could see my daughter doing something like this since she is very good at drawing. I lack that talent! But then, practice does make for perfect...or so they say.
    Last edited by vintagemotif; 03-19-2012 at 12:07 PM.

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    Charlee, did you see his power sewing machine with bicycle generator? He's entertaining!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zjZx...feature=relmfu

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