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

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    I started a thread on it. It got tired of all the pictures and threatened to crash. I started a part 2 and it magically merged with part one then they both crashed. I can post the same pictures on here and they don't crash - it is QB not liking so many pics - just for giggles, I'll post some dumb pic that won't mean much unless it has the text. LOL see if it posts on here. It is what it looks like all pieced, and the top ends sewn to the rough cut lining. That same pic is AWOL - swallowed up by the dark hole...
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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    See it is QB not accepting way too many pics... No more tutorials from me.
    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

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    That is why I put all my pics on Photobucket and do them very carefully only 10 per post. So far so good.

    Joe

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    On a treadle machine I've read that aquarium tubing can be used for the belt. I figured new oxygen tubing (the pieces that go from the tank to the nose ) would work the same way. However, it seems as if they are stretching out. For three days in a row, every morning the belt slips so I cut off 1/4 inch and then all is fine - until the next day. Does anyone using aquarium tubing have the same issue? If yes, how long does it take for the tube to stop stretching (if it DOES stop stretching). If no, then I guess I won't try to use this oxygen tube anymore - I'll get some leather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Miriam, why don't you just give us the directions without the photos? I thought maybe, you started a new thread on this bag, but I couldn't find one? It seems that is what everyone does nowadays! I use to like it so much better when everything was discussed here - we didn't have so many off shoot threads to check out all the time! It use to be much easier - I thought - and more interesting too!

    Nancy
    Nancy,

    I agree with you here on the large number of off shoot threads starting to be too much of a read or even try to search through.

    One of my reasons for starting an additional thread related to vintage machines was for one to easily find a tutorial which I spent some great deal of time writing up to share with others (and all linked from this thread during time of posting). Examples of these are the National Two Spools CAN, Changing the Race Wick, and Converting a Singer Cabinet to fit a Two Spools. Another reason was for folks to see that vintage machines could still be used(a good reason to rescue a vintage machine). So, I started the thread Quilts Made with Vintage Machines so that others can see that there are those that are using a vintage (100 year old) machine to make a quilt and/or clothing. Plus, it is easy to find, and always fun to see what others have made with their vintage machines. The quilts made with vintage machines thread is now a sticky. That thread is easy to find since it is at top of page, but my other threads, tutorials, are pages deep somewhere.

    The Sewing Machine Shop Photo thread was only to be photos of machines as a quick reference with no discussion ( it states this on the first posting), which Billy started after numerous folks asked for that thread. It also is a sticky thread.

    Glenn has his thread for cabinets, Charlee started the Vintage Giggles, and then there is the FW thread. All are good shoot offs, but they get lost from time to time in the pages.

    As we all know, new folks discover this wonderful site and start posting even though most of their threads could just be posted into this thread. Their threads are really not unique or different from many of the past posts or questions that have already been addressed on this main VSMS thread. (Blunt, but true)

    My guess is that those folks want to separate themselves for some reason...what and/or why.... I really don't know. All I do know is that I have stop reading all of the shoot off threads to make my life easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyTheSewer View Post
    On a treadle machine I've read that aquarium tubing can be used for the belt. I figured new oxygen tubing (the pieces that go from the tank to the nose ) would work the same way. However, it seems as if they are stretching out. For three days in a row, every morning the belt slips so I cut off 1/4 inch and then all is fine - until the next day. Does anyone using aquarium tubing have the same issue? If yes, how long does it take for the tube to stop stretching (if it DOES stop stretching). If no, then I guess I won't try to use this oxygen tube anymore - I'll get some leather.
    Yes, that happened to me too. Just make adjustments until you find the correct tension needed to keep it from slipping. And warmer weather may be a factor. If you don't like the tubing, you can always go back to using the leather belts.

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    Hi Nancy, yes we both do a lot of sewing. I have taken pictures of the machines but everytime I try to upload them it says that the upload has failed. I will try to figure it out so we can share our pictures, Julia.

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    this place below has really cheap round leather treadle belts and they arrived to New Zealand from the US very quickly
    http://shop.sew-classic.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Welcome aboard Julia and Catherine from New Zealand! Do you two sew too, or just collect the machines? It sounds like you already have a nice collection! We have a photo shop here for pictures of your machines and a photo shop for pictures of the projects you make with your vintage machines! We would love to see the photos of your machines and projects!

    Machine photos Vintage Sewing Machine Shop Machine Photos

    Projects made with vintage machine photos! Even, though, this says "Quilts Made with Vintage machines," we post photos of all our projects done on a vintage/antique machine!
    Quilts made using vintage machines!

    Nancy
    Mum still can't get any photos to upload so i stuck them on Flickr here is the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/60043947@N08

    or search for Flickr user: basil51

    Catherine

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    That is why I put all my pics on Photobucket and do them very carefully only 10 per post. So far so good.

    Joe
    I only had 49 and I don't have photo bucket.
    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

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