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Nancy, I had thought your friend was going to treadle the 306? You're keeping it?
The bra making is coming along; I need to add the elastic, straps, and hooks. If this doesn't fit as well as I wish, I think I have figured out the alterations. The pattern I picked Kwik Sew has more pieces than the Jalie; so, I have more work...auugh. I'm thinking of purchasing the Jalie to see how well that pattern fits versus the Kwik Sew.
If this were the 60s, I would just burn my bra. I read a couple of blogs where some gals in their twenties made their own bras that were not padded. They have only known padded bras (from 90s on), and they were very much surprised at the comfort of the non padded bras that they made.
Well in my opinion, quilts are much easier and more pleasurable to sew than clothes. The quilt conforms or molds to any body, doesn't go out of style, and are always comfy.
You now have 50 machines! Wow! I have stopped collecting for now, and my focus is on sewing projects.
I bet your latest quilt is beautiful!! You do very nice work from what I have seen at the TOGA at Cathy's. I wish we lived closer; it would be fun to see your collection of machines and quilt projects.
Heck, I wish I lived closer to all here since I enjoy seeing other folks projects and finds!
Last edited by vintagemotif; 05-27-2012 at 09:28 AM.
Nancy & Miriam; Thanks for your suggestions. Will call tomorrow to see if bike shop is open for the Triflow.
FYI: I did pull out one thread already - old, linty and completely gross looking but thankfully not a mummified mouse - found one once in a machine one time.
Do I take off the handwheel like on a 99? I have done that but needed to replace it so am just curious. You could be be right about it not being fully seated/engaged b/c it turns like nobody's business with out moving anything except the belt. The shaft definitely doesn't move even by hand.
Also, would the 221 manual have a picture of the gears so I lube them and don't oil them? I've oiled what I see open from the top by the spool pin and under the face place but it hasn't made a lick of difference.
I meant to behave......but there were too many other options
Kind of looks like my Minerva. wich was badged as a "dressmaker" although you can still see the Minerva decal under the Dressmaker decal. Minerva was made in Czechoslovakia, looks like a cross between a Necchi and a Pfaff and uses an industrial needle, bobbin, and bobbin case ( all of which I know because Mizkaki told me, not because I'm smart)
You could always send it to J Miller's Home for derelicts and functionally challenged machines ..... .