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

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    Candace, would you sell one of the three??
    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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    I'm bbbbbbaaaacccccckkkkkkkkkkk home!!!
    that class was fun
    I learned a lot!
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Welcome home, Miriam! Can't wait to hear all about the class!
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by sew wishful View Post
    Welcome home, Miriam! Can't wait to hear all about the class!
    it's on my PDA http://www.quiltingboard.com/persona...s-t187563.html I posted a few things there. It was a good trip. I'm exhausted.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by grannysewer View Post
    I have a small singer that big motor, do you supposed at one time it was a treadle? Bobbie
    Without seeing the machine or being way back when, I'd say there's a pretty good chance of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sew wishful View Post
    Candace, would you sell one of the three??
    Maybe, if I can get another one working and in tip, top shape. I have to see if the machines are fixable tomorrow. They may be missing parts etc. I'm buying them as non-working machines.

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    Welcome home Miriam. Read your PDA and sounds like you had a great time learning to repair the machines now all you need is sewing repair shop business.
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    I have the habit of taking all the pressure off this spring as soon as I get a machine, and leaving it off while I clean, etc, and if it is going to sit around unused. It is probably a superstition, but it seems to me that the springs get some "spring" back if they are not under compression all the time. Most machines seem to have them too tight, anyway. Laura

    Quote Originally Posted by jpete523 View Post
    Joe, thanks for suggesting Sew-Classic.

    Treadlep, you are right, that spring is inside the metal tube on my 99. I had adjusted the knob screw but saw no results. After reading your post I removed that screw and poked on the rod and it barely moved. So I pulled the rod out and poked inside the tube with a dental pick. The spring felt like it was jammed, or caught, inside the tube, so I gently pushed and pulled at it until I felt movement. I replaced the rod and screw and now there is more pressure on the foot. I just wasn't happy with how much "play" the fabric had under the pressure foot and didn't think it was because the machine is being handcranked. Thank you for your help!

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    Welcome back Miriam!

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    OK, send happy thoughts that the craigs list seller who has relisted his ad 3 times will actually deign to answer me, this time. why do they place ads when they don't want to sell things? Laura

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