Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 3469 of 4376 FirstFirst ... 2469 2969 3369 3419 3459 3468 3469 3470 3479 3519 3569 3969 ... LastLast
Results 34,681 to 34,690 of 43755

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

  1. #34681
    Super Member BoJangles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Rescue, California
    Posts
    4,573
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by nurseknitsLaura View Post
    Here she is......the cutest 31-20 in the house!Attachment 336499Attachment 336500She has a funny little one toed foot. Haven't figured out what other feet I want, so am just using this one. It's a really nice treadler. Very smooth. Seem to always start in the right direction, too. The veneer on the top was destroyed and 80% gone, so I just pulled it off and sanded and stained the ply underneath. I put about 20 coats of shellac on, in the French polish way, and so the table is smooth enough to use and not too ugly. I could use new veneer, someday. Right now it is living in the dining room and I love it! Only downside is the table has not one single drawer. Have to figure out some way to keep the bobbins etc with it. Just thought I'd share! Laura
    Laura, I just ordered some roller feet for my 31's after watching a video someone posted on here - was it Monica who posted the u-tube on 31's? I don't remember, but it was pretty impressive to watch the 31 going over several layers of leather with that roller foot!

    Nancy

  2. #34682
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    San francisco Bay Area
    Posts
    249
    Nancy- I know- that was a cool video. I"ve never sewn anything out of leather. I have a friend who buys leather skirts at the thrift store and makes cool bags out of them- there are A LOT of size small leather skirts out there! I bought a Juki "stippling foot", and it was kind of funny for me to buy a $35 foot for an $80 machine. I mean, I know that the machine was a great deal, but I so rarely buy anything new that it was kind of funny to see what "real" prices are! Have you ever noticed how much a Bernina ruffler foot goes for? I probably have twenty rufflers lurking around the house.

    I'm TRYING to be moderate about this machine, and have promised to only buy one specialty foot at a time, so that I learn to use each one for this machine and evaluate if I really need it. It's not like I am going to abandon my beloved 201, and it has every foot under the sun. BTW the Charlene Phillips book on attachments is the one that worked for me to learn all the different feet. Most all of the pictures feature vintage machines, too. Laura

  3. #34683
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    middle of nowhere Alaska
    Posts
    375
    I porsted a link to the roller foot 31, I really like that one and am thrilled that someone here is going to give the roller a shot.
    I also begged for a picture of the treadle 31, so thank you for that! I think it looks super, and am very anxious to hear that it working well for you. My little 103 industrial is nearly the same machine, only it appears taller and has a "stubby" arm...only about an inch longer than normal (say a 15 or 66)

  4. #34684
    Super Member BoJangles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Rescue, California
    Posts
    4,573
    Blog Entries
    1
    Name:  Singer 201-2 back.JPG
Views: 549
Size:  1.12 MBWell, I just picked up this 201-2 Saturday. I paid $20 for the machine. It had a nice case, but the guy sold the machine on e-bay. It was returned to him without packing - just put in a box and shipped back to him, so you can imagine what the case looks like now! It was frozen solid. I have been tinkering around with it for a couple days now and it finally moves, but not a complete round yet. I didn't have a 201 so I was surprised to find out that they are horizontal rotary hooks! I was also surprised by the throat space. The 201 is about 1" taller and longer than most other machines.

    NancyName:  Singer 201-2.JPG
Views: 523
Size:  1.35 MB

  5. #34685
    Senior Member grayhare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    330
    That is a nice looking 201-2, Nancy, too bad about the case.

    Monica, I got brave and took apart my Spartan, to change the race wick. At first I thought I would just clean the area, and not change the wick, but it was pretty bad. I have a question the screw (wire spring looking) that holds the wick, did not come out, the wick came out, without any trouble. Do I have to remove the screw to put the new wick in? Any tips or suggestions. I hope I can put it back together. I have a 66-1 that will be next when the Spartan is all done. Thank you! Anamaria

  6. #34686
    Super Member purplefiend's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Round Rock,Texas
    Posts
    5,214
    Bojangles/Nancy,
    You'll just love your 201 once you get it moving right. I love my treadle, so nice to sew with and almost no sound when it sews. Very pretty machine!
    Sharon W.

  7. #34687
    Super Member purplefiend's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Round Rock,Texas
    Posts
    5,214
    greyhare,
    If I remember right you take some felt and stuff it into the spring with a stiletto. Then drip some oil onto your new race felt.

  8. #34688
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    San francisco Bay Area
    Posts
    249
    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    greyhare,
    If I remember right you take some felt and stuff it into the spring with a stiletto. Then drip some oil onto your new race felt.
    At least, that's how I do it! When I didn't have any wool felt around, I tossed a length of wool yarn in the wash with the jeans, inside a sock closed with a rubber band. It felted down to the right diameter for wicks. Laura

  9. #34689
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    San francisco Bay Area
    Posts
    249
    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Name:  Singer 201-2 back.JPG
Views: 549
Size:  1.12 MBWell, I just picked up this 201-2 Saturday. I paid $20 for the machine. It had a nice case, but the guy sold the machine on e-bay. It was returned to him without packing - just put in a box and shipped back to him, so you can imagine what the case looks like now! It was frozen solid. I have been tinkering around with it for a couple days now and it finally moves, but not a complete round yet. I didn't have a 201 so I was surprised to find out that they are horizontal rotary hooks! I was also surprised by the throat space. The 201 is about 1" taller and longer than most other machines.

    NancyName:  Singer 201-2.JPG
Views: 523
Size:  1.35 MB
    That's why I chose the 201 to be my free motion machine. Luckily, I'd never heard that a horizontal hook couldn't FMQ, so it worked for me. It is the quietest motor driven machine I've heard. Don't forget the grease tubes on the motor. I'm sure it is happy to come live in an understanding home! Laura

  10. #34690
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    12,044
    Blog Entries
    2
    I got a 201, too - all dressed in black melted wire tar thrown in free
    Name:  May 19, 2012 026.JPG
Views: 253
Size:  143.9 KB
    That is not chrome it is black - picture is off - the front pic didn't pull up
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    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

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.