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

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/200776423303...ht_3685wt_1342

    came across this auction in case anyone might be interested. I would but my hubby might strangle me.

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    I feel like Little Orphan Annie. I took AnnieRose's ( the 301) plug into the LQS today. I know I have other machines, but when I think quilt, I think of her. I used the Necchi for a while today. It wants the needlebar to be put down hard in order for the presser foot to be near the feeddogs. I will take it apart and see if it needs more lubrication. As previously noted, the Necchi (and my Elna) have very little clearance and announce their need for oil quite distinctly. I assume that's all she needs. Who knows when it was sewn with before this week. My GD used it all week now it's my turn.

    I will put a new plug on the Universal that shorted out when my GD plugged it in. It's a pretty, smooth running machine and should do fine. I don't have a SITD foot for a short or long shank, only slant. Can I use a zipper foot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennb View Post
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/200776423303...ht_3685wt_1342

    came across this auction in case anyone might be interested. I would but my hubby might strangle me.
    Hmmmm, where is Arthur, IL. Not that I need another 66, I got 5 now.

    Joe

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    I don't have a SITD foot for a short or long shank, only slant. Can I use a zipper foot?[/QUOTE]


    Irishrose - Try it! Worked a treat for me.

    Using different feet for quilting

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Linda, it works best if you cut off 18" of the first strip. Otherwise you end up with each strip starting on one side of the quilt and ending on the other side, next strip doing the same, etc. so you end up with just strips basically sewn together. Taking off the 18" makes it so the the strips "wrap" to the next row. Am I making this clear? :-)
    Jelly Roll Race finished... and I came in dead last! Seriously. And, there were only 3 of us that showed up for the race. I found out it was the first ever in our city.

    Had a wonderful time, met 5 very nice women and learned a lot about the shop. My 301 was screaming but ever once in a while it would just create a machine stopping bird's nest. Beautiful stitching, bird's nest, cut the mess away and begin again and same thing. Think I had 6x of that happening. I have no idea why.

    For third or last place I received a very nice present of a Babylock set of two scissors and an awesome thread cutter. I will post photos of my quilt top and presents tomorrow.

    OH, and I decided I don't really like speed sewing quite to that extent! It was a great experience and at least I found out what I do and don't like. We did cut off 18" once we had all of the strips sewn together on the first round. Thanks for everyone's encouragement. Y'all are so great.
    Last edited by SewExtremeSeams; 06-16-2012 at 05:25 PM.

    Linda

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    well linda at least you had a good time and left with some presents.

    i had received a jelly roll in a swap and didn't know quite what to do with it. i was thinking strip twist (bonnie hunter) but looked up the jelly roll 1600 quilts and i may consider that for the jelly roll. whatever i decide it will be a quilt that is given away. i would love to see a pic of yours when you post it.

    mary

    p.s. i am just loving sewing on my 15-91 (Jo-Jo). from all of the comments i have seen, i am sure i will love sewing on my 301a (Jody) just as much when i get her set up.
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    Here's something I wish I saw more of:
    http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/art/3081744805.html

    Davis VF, great price, dated warranty----thank goodness it's out of reach.

    Jon

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    Linda, I'm glad you had a good time! What a fun way to spend the day...

    When do you go pick up the new girl? ~wink and a grin~
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Jelly Roll Race finished... and I came in dead last! Seriously. And, there were only 3 of us that showed up for the race. I found out it was the first ever in our city.

    Had a wonderful time, met 5 very nice women and learned a lot about the shop. My 301 was screaming but ever once in a while it would just create a machine stopping bird's nest. Beautiful stitching, bird's nest, cut the mess away and begin again and same thing. Think I had 6x of that happening. I have no idea why.

    For third or last place I received a very nice present of a Babylock set of two scissors and an awesome thread cutter. I will post photos of my quilt top and presents tomorrow.

    OH, and I decided I don't really like speed sewing quite to that extent! It was a great experience and at least I found out what I do and don't like. We did cut off 18" once we had all of the strips sewn together on the first round. Thanks for everyone's encouragement. Y'all are so great.
    Linda, are you sure your 301 was threaded correctly? Bobbin in correctly and threaded correctly? I have never had trouble with my 301 creating birds nests! Maybe, you weren't holding onto the thread tails when you started each seam? That is what my grandkids do to cause thread nests - or don't do I should say!

    Yep, I agree I wasn't impressed with the race thing! I love to sew and I love to sew straight, cutting offf tails, staying organized - the speed thing wasn't really for me either, but it was fun to do ONE time! We all got a laugh out of the buzzing of the machines and the finished quilt tops! In my race there were 7 of us, I came in 4th with my FW!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Here's something I wish I saw more of:
    http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/art/3081744805.html

    Davis VF, great price, dated warranty----thank goodness it's out of reach.



    Jon
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