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 3487 of 4387 FirstFirst ... 2487 2987 3387 3437 3477 3486 3487 3488 3497 3537 3587 3987 ... LastLast
Results 34,861 to 34,870 of 43867

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

  1. #34861
    Super Member Charlee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    PNW (I wish it was the Ozarks!)
    Posts
    6,510
    Blog Entries
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post


    Maybe a video fashion show? Who can strut the catwalk? LOL LOL LOL
    Victoria Secrets style!! Someone have some ostrich plumes for Monica?
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

    http://charleeturner.blogspot.com

  2. #34862
    Senior Member Bennett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    North TX
    Posts
    761
    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    All though bras can be a challenge depending on rather it will lift for formal ware are regular wear. Sometimes I even but stays in them or wires to support. They can be hard to make.
    I'm finally home again and able to catch up on all the vintage goodness around here, and y'all have me laughing out loud. There's always something interesting going on in this thread.

    I have to ask though, Glenn, is there anything you haven't made??
    I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!

  3. #34863
    Senior Member quiltdoctor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    485
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Charlee,

    I had an AG Mason Rotary at one time and wondered about this also. Here's some interesting information:
    http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...58284316tUttVK


    "Believe it or not "

    Jon
    Thank you Jon !!! that is the article that I could not find last night!!!

    Texas Jan

  4. #34864
    Super Member chris_quilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    leavenworth, ks
    Posts
    2,611
    Blog Entries
    19
    Found the serial number on the new FW after several DUH!! moments. The allotment date is Jan 23, 1950, and she was made earlyish in the run of 40,000. Dh did well except that the needle doesn't move up and down but I know she needs cleaning and the bed hasd some scratches. She is a long bed so I'm excited overr that. What I'm not excited about is remembering where I put the cleaning stuff cuz I had 3 spaces where I just put stuff that fit there without any sort of plan. MIL still had pleanty of things to grouse about so didn't ruin all of her fun.
    Am hoping I can find the 99 face plate and see if it fits the FW. The 99's plate is prettier than than the FW's.
    Through Him who strengthens me, I can do all things - Paul

    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

  5. #34865
    Super Member Glenn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Huntsville, AL
    Posts
    2,127
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    I'm finally home again and able to catch up on all the vintage goodness around here, and y'all have me laughing out loud. There's always something interesting going on in this thread.

    I have to ask though, Glenn, is there anything you haven't made??
    I will try to do just about anything although some don't come out right. But sewing, my grandma taught me to sew I was about eight when she started teaching me to knit, crochet, quilt and make some clothing. I would have rather been playing ball with the kids and I hated the hour or two a day she had me cornered. Now I am glad she did and I have not stop sewing or making my son sweaters when he was growing up. My passion is wood working and had a business for years after retiring from the Army. I learned this trade by apprenticing off a old German woodworker for about five years. I can't do every thing but I will try it. lol
    Glenn W. Cleveland

  6. #34866
    Super Member BoJangles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Rescue, California
    Posts
    4,576
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Nancy, yes I sold it last night. It was a nice man who came by and he was either Russian, Hungarian...something. In his country he was a clothing designer! His wife was getting a bit irritated with him using her machine(we can maybe relate a tad Hmmmm?). He wanted a heavy duty, all metal machine. And he got one.

    Nancy, I have the straight stitch version of the machine you linked to. They are another great machine.

    I also had a no show yesterday. From a lady that had contacted me many times to get my address. And of course, I played e-mail tag with her over and over because I wasn't going to give her my address without a time commitment. I get the time commitment and she doesn't show. Grrrrr......
    Well, I think the guy that got that machine will really like it!

    Are you the one wanting an orange sewing machine? I would love to find a red vintage machine someday!

    Nancy

  7. #34867
    Super Member BoJangles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Rescue, California
    Posts
    4,576
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Nancy, Most of the sewing for the bras require a zigzag or a three step zigzag to hold the pieces together. I didn't know what a three step zigzag was so of course that lead to another google search. Professional and some modern machines have this capability to make a three step zigzag.

    The Two Spools might be used to sew around the pieces like for example outside and inside upper cup. The directions state to use 1/4" seams allowance and then trim close to stitches. I'm now thinking that the foot on the Singer 201 or even my FW would be the right foot to use and then no trimming would be needed.

    I don't think the Necchi Supernova can do a three step zigzag, so I'm going to have to use just the zigzag or there is a decorative stitch that looks very close to the three step zigzag. There are numerous decorative stitches that look like I could use too. So, most of the sewing will be done with the Necchi.
    Monica, most of the machines that have some decorative stitches do that stitch. I call it the walking zig zag, and yes Candace is right the 401a, 503a, 319w, 306w, and all my Pfaffs, and Janomes, do that stitch. I can certainly see why you'd need that stitch to do a bra - it gives! Keep us all posted - we are already learning! I bet Glenn will be able to help you too if you get in a bind since he is in the minority here and has actually made bras for his wife!

    Nancy

  8. #34868
    Super Member BoJangles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Rescue, California
    Posts
    4,576
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny View Post
    I'm not Charlee, and this has probably long since been answered, but I have a New Royal B, from the Illinois Sewing Machine Company of Rockford.
    We still haven't closed on the new old house, and am still knee-deep in packing and culling. I have sold a couple of machines, but still am trying to decide what goes with me and what doesn't. It's not much fun. I just dashed in here to see if anyone else is having more fun than I am.
    It sure is nice to hear from you on occasion Miz Johnny - it makes this forum seem like old home week!

    Nancy

  9. #34869
    Super Member BoJangles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Rescue, California
    Posts
    4,576
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by pfroggg View Post
    Hi Nancy,

    I would have guessed 24x1 too, but would have to check. Re bird nests, these little beasts are tricky to get to sew properly, and it may well be something else that is causing them. Personally, I would just take it to Cathy! She is really good at getting ornery little machines to sew.

    pat
    Yes Pat, I know Cathy would be able to get this machine going in a flash, but Cathy is up to her eyeballs in boxes! She just got moved and won't be able to do anything for a while!

    I am not afraid to tackle this machine myself, I just want to make sure I have the correct needle for this machine before I start tearing it apart! It is a little confusing as ISMACS says to use the 16x1 and other places say to use the same needle that the Singer 20 - the 24x1 - uses! I was hoping someone on here would know for sure what needle actually is suppose to be used with this little Damascus. I think I saw some of them at the last TOGA Cathy had? I just hoped you knew! It would be so much easier if I knew I had the right needle in before I start messing with the mechanics of this machine!

    I will wait until I can ask Cathy, I bet she at least knows what needle is correct!

    Nancy

  10. #34870
    Super Member BoJangles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Rescue, California
    Posts
    4,576
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Charlee,

    I had an AG Mason Rotary at one time and wondered about this also. Here's some interesting information:
    http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...58284316tUttVK

    "Believe it or not "

    Jon
    Wow, Jon what an interesting article! I'd put my money on this version!

    Nancy

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.