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

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    Quote Originally Posted by makitmama View Post
    she is gorgeous, and going to be stunning when she is done at the beauty shop!
    be careful with the turtle wax in crevices...
    I wasn't sure if this was meant for my White or the Red Eye up there! If for me - then thanks! LOL* I did discover quickly how careful you must be with that turtle wax!!! LOL* I'm really excited to see if I can actually improve the appearance...and then show off! Lol*
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    Quote Originally Posted by pumpkinpatchquilter View Post
    Miriam thank you for pointing me towards Glenn's tutorials - I found one within this thread about using lighter fluid, denatured alchohol and linseed oil - I think that would really help this machine out! The bed is speckled and spotted with rough patches - I'm guessing that's missing shellac?
    You will really like Glenn's method of cleaning up a machine!
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pumpkinpatchquilter View Post
    Here's my progress so far...
    Very nice! You've done a lovely job- don't the machines seem to appreciate all our efforts? I've never felt the same gratitude vibe from an inanimate objects as I have from a sewing machine. Laura

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    You will really like Glenn's method of cleaning up a machine!
    I think your right! I'm off to the hardware store tomorrow to pick up his suggested supplies. I am falling in love with this little machine the more time I spend with it so I hope my efforts improve it and don't ruin it. Eep! Little bit nervous...

    Quote Originally Posted by nurseknitsLaura View Post
    Very nice! You've done a lovely job- don't the machines seem to appreciate all our efforts? I've never felt the same gratitude vibe from an inanimate objects as I have from a sewing machine. Laura
    I KNOW!!! These old machines just have souls it feels like. You can almost just feel a connection with the original owner's and can't you just imagine the thrill they must have had when that sewing machine first came home with them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingweb View Post
    Missing a bunch of parts--the top leaf tension, front slide plate, and possibly knob or handle for hand crank. Who knows what else. Strictly parts machine.

    Jon

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    I would think the knob for hand crank is sitting on the spool pin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by makitmama View Post
    Yipee! I converted one of my 66 Red Eyes to hand crank! now that I know it works, my next project will be to strip, repaint, and redecal this machine. I am going to use black paint and the correct decals, so hopefully it will turn out good as new....
    the picture makes it look like this machine has good decals already- but I promise you that the bed is trashed and a lot of the dark colors have worn thru to the underlayer.
    Mama, that is a very pretty redeye as it is! Nice HC too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    OK here is my Eldredege Two Spool. Boy does it so nice. Vintagemotif you are right this will make a great piecing machine. Miriam it cleaned up real nice.

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    Glenn, if I am not using my 319w in treadle to piece with, I am using my Two Spools. Actually, the Two Spools is the best machine for piecing as the standard foot that comes with the machine is a perfect 1/4". Because that Two Spools has feed dogs the exact same length there is no pulling of your fabric one way or the other - you get a perfectly straight 1/4" seam every time! You will love the Two Spools more and more as you use it! The extra spool of thread in the can is a big bonus too! Great machine! I love the Two Spools and I love both my Davis Vertical Feed machines. They are work horses!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nurseknitsLaura View Post
    I finished a quilt!I quilted a giant spider web on it on my Davis VF! There is a little less space under the arm than my 201, but it worked out, and not a single wrinkle on the back. Most of the blocks were from a swap, but I put it together on my 201, whom I call Queen Mary, for some reason. Then, I sewed the binding down with my little Montgomery Wards zig zag. I will NEVER machine sew a binding again! I ended up having to satin stitch it, because I had made so many rumples. It was just to much to unpick it all. I sized this quilt to drape over the back of the couch- Carve a few pumpkins and I am done decorating for Halloween. Laura
    Wow Laura great job! Love your colors!

    Nancy

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