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Miriam, You have a nice collection of machines to clean up. It does look like FUN! There are a couple of machines that I would treadle for fun. The pinkish Fabric-Matic would be the top of my list in treadling, cute machine!
Your husband did a very nice job with the shelving unit, and it looks like the two of you are having fun!
Well, even though I haven't put up pictures, I can tell you I finally got that Davis from L.A. My grandaughter and I drove down on Saturday to get it. When I got there the lady had 3 good sized boxes of sewing stuff....and she offered it to me for an extra $25. So I took it. When I got home and started going through it, it turned out to be tons of sewing machine needles, lots of hand needles, TONS of thread, 2 TONS of zippers of all sizes and colors, about 30 different sewing machine attachments of various sizes and shapes, a whole gallon plastic bag of hooks & eyes and snaps, a vintage Singer zigzagger attachment, and a really cool Greist Decorative Zigzagger with all the little template blades/cogs in it's original box and with the original booklet. I looked it up on eBay because I hadn't seen one before, and found some, but none on there had everything with it and all original. So I think I have something special with this one. The Davis is the New Vertical Feed, and the decals are in great condition. The lady I bought it from got it when a family friend passed away and the lady's family divided up her belongs among her friends. The lady was a professional seamstress/tailor, and so had tons of sewing supplies and 6 sewing machines. Hence, the lady I bought it from had a cut of her friend's stash. I'll put up pics tonite, I promise!! I was too busy this weekend finishing a quilt for my DD and DSIL to use for a raffle at a fundraiser they are doing this coming weekend, and I have to mail the quilt to NC today. Anyway, I am excited to use this Davis..I replaced the treadle belt that was broken, and I tried it, and it sews so smoothly!!
Oh, yes, and the Davis came with a bunch of attachments for it, too!!
Last edited by jljack; 04-23-2012 at 08:49 AM.
Irishrose, That's a beautiful quilt!! Nicely done!!
Please post the Greist Decorative Zigzagger too.
I'm so happy that you found a Davis Cabinet. I'm happy that you also now not only have your older Davis, but a NVF which uses standard needles. If the inside of the machine needs a cleaning, just follow the excellent tutorial on the yahoo Davis site. Looking forward to photos! Enjoy!!!