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Last edited by Ohio Star Quilter; 10-17-2012 at 01:08 PM.
I think the Standard treadle would be a wonderful machine to sew with. I prefer the round bobbin machines rather than the long bobbin types.
I've had all of the original color Featherweights. Now I have 3 black and 1 beige, used to have 2 white FWs.
Yes, the Standard is a wonderful machine! Mine stitches beautifully!
Having the hand wheel rotate forward(towards you) or backwards (away from you) is nothing to be afraid of when treadling or using these vintage machines. Once you remember which direction the wheel turns, you will be able to sew without difficulty. It's like remembering which way to thread the machine needle to make proper stitching.
The Standard Rotary is a quieter machine than a shuttle machine. With this machine, one can chain stitch with it as long as you have the chain stitch attachment called a spider.
I misread your post this morning. I see that you have attachments which means you own the machine.
Please post a photo of the attachments. Maybe, I will be able to identify some of them, like the spider.
Your machine is very pretty and cabinet is gorgeous too!
As for names...I have yet to meet a person who just loved their name. I think it must be some sort of rule that a person grow to dislike their name! LoL* I don't think mine is particularly awful, just nothing special.
Valerie Smith - pumpkinpatchquilter
Obsessed Quilter and APQS Long Arm Machine Quilter
PPQ (pumpkinpatachquilter) I'm calling you PPQ from here in.
I love my name! It's Monica.
I read your blog today. Your quilts are beautiful!! You are very artistic with your quilting, and the birthday cake for your 1 year old was adorable. I enjoyed quickly reading through your wonderful blog, a great inspiration! Thanks!!!