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

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    Margie, no. I didn't finish the cabinet, but am close!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    I walked into a local sew/vac shop today and was enthusiastically invited by the owner to join them on Saturday for a Jelly Roll Race. I have never done one before but I knew exactly who I was going to ask for pointers... y'all!

    Help! Any pointers???? I am thinking of taking one of my 301 machines
    Linda, yes, your 301 will do great at the Jelly Roll Race!! I won a race with my 301 against many Featherweights and other high $$ modern machines!! One major tip: Be sure you have multiple bobbins wound before you start. I luckily had a gal not doing the race who had her Featherweight sitting next to me, and she kept winding bobbins for me. So I think it took 2-1/2 bobbins to do the whole thing. I think...it's been over a year. Just "pedal to the metal" and go for it!! It's a race, not a contest in perfection. Be careful you don't twist the long lengths of strips as you pull them up together. Overall, HAVE FUN!! It's a blast when everyone in the room is madly sewing and talking and shouting back & forth!! Wish I was doing another one....

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    I missed the National SM Day too...didn't sew yesterday at all. Too busy watching Dodgers & Angels game with Mom. She's an Angels fan and I'm a Dodgers fan....it was so fun!! They have played a Freeway Series over the last 3 days, so we have had all the baseball we needed!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Linda, yes, your 301 will do great at the Jelly Roll Race!! I won a race with my 301 against many Featherweights and other high $$ modern machines!! One major tip: Be sure you have multiple bobbins wound before you start. I luckily had a gal not doing the race who had her Featherweight sitting next to me, and she kept winding bobbins for me. So I think it took 2-1/2 bobbins to do the whole thing. I think...it's been over a year. Just "pedal to the metal" and go for it!! It's a race, not a contest in perfection. Be careful you don't twist the long lengths of strips as you pull them up together. Overall, HAVE FUN!! It's a blast when everyone in the room is madly sewing and talking and shouting back & forth!! Wish I was doing another one....
    Linda, I second everything Janice said and want to add! Don't worry about thread tails! I am a neatnick when sewing and always cut off my thread tails - don't stop to do that just keep sewing! We had to sew all our seams in a 45 - don't draw lines, just line up the 2 ends and sew them together! It doesn't matter if they are off a little! When you get to the end - grab the other end and start sewing them together! Don't worry about a twist the first seam! You will cut it apart anyway! After the first seam make sure you won't end up with a twist - it is too hard to cut straight with twists as the piece gets wider and wider! Make sure you have an extra wound bobbin - I ran out and had to wind one! I also, ran out of thread as I was at the end of a spool anyway! Go for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    I do believe that those of us with multiple sewing machine households are trying to make up for those who do not own them.

    We did sew on projects yesterday, so we honored the holiday.

    Joe
    ...uh, I didn't sew on a machine. I glue-stitched velcro on a little purse thingie I was finishing. Will that disqualify me?

    Oh, I remember admiring from a distance the silhouette of my 301seriously, I did!

    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Linda, I second everything Janice said and want to add! Don't worry about thread tails! I am a neatnick when sewing and always cut off my thread tails - don't stop to do that just keep sewing! We had to sew all our seams in a 45 - don't draw lines, just line up the 2 ends and sew them together! It doesn't matter if they are off a little! When you get to the end - grab the other end and start sewing them together! Don't worry about a twist the first seam! You will cut it apart anyway! After the first seam make sure you won't end up with a twist - it is too hard to cut straight with twists as the piece gets wider and wider! Make sure you have an extra wound bobbin - I ran out and had to wind one! I also, ran out of thread as I was at the end of a spool anyway! Go for it!

    Nancy
    Candace: well, I really like your idea of using different colors on the felts and very glad you are having fun!

    Jljack & BoJangles: My focus is more on the fun of it than winning. Winning would be a bonus. Second prize is having your quilt longarmed. Hey, hey, that's not a bad prize.

    And, it’s so funny… no one has heard of the quilting board…. How can that be????

    I just received my orders of bobbins for my FW and 301 machines so I will be filling those before Saturday and I think packing an extra spool of thread.

    Great idea on not going for the neatnik aspect. I can clip threads later (or not). Confession: I don’t draw angles anyway when I am making bindings, I figure I can eyeball it pretty accurately. Did you unroll your jelly roll prior to your race [like at home] to let it flatten out? I sure hope their tables don’t bounce. That bugs me BUT, I won’t let it slow me down.

    Oh dear, I will probably be awake all night rehearsing this in my mind when I should be sleeping. What fun though! Thanks for all of your tips. Ya know, California isn't that far away and Saturday isn't for two more days.
     

    Linda

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    I know there have been discussions about Singer 328Ks here, but I can't find any using the Search. Anyone have an opinion? Thanks.

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    This isn't sewing related but the horse people might like this. I saw it and thought it was worth passing on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    I know there have been discussions about Singer 328Ks here, but I can't find any using the Search. Anyone have an opinion? Thanks.
    I love the one I just picked up a month or so ago! Speedy lil' gem...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    I know there have been discussions about Singer 328Ks here, but I can't find any using the Search. Anyone have an opinion? Thanks.
    Wouldn't it be nice to have a directory for this particular thread? There are volumes of info on here.

    Linda

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