Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 3890 of 4399 FirstFirst ... 2890 3390 3790 3840 3880 3889 3890 3891 3900 3940 3990 4390 ... LastLast
Results 38,891 to 38,900 of 43990

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

  1. #38891
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    12,343
    Blog Entries
    2
    I cut my new stash into 180 6 inch squares so far. DD says the scraps would be overwhelming to Wilbur and Walter but DGD, Miss G. can have cut squares. I'm thinking of sending her 9 at a time... She has a little Spartan for piecing. Thrift stores some times have really good deals on fabric if you aren't too picky.
    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

  2. #38892
    Super Member J Miller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Central IL
    Posts
    6,744
    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    To those who don't hoard fabric.......this won't make any sense. To those who do hoard...no explanation is necessary.
    Stumbled across this stash at my favorite thrift store. Over 20 yards of batiks for less than $1.50 a yard. SCORE!
    Sure would like to see what the donor kept, since this is the cull.

    Cathy Attachment 372655
    What kind of fabric is "batiks"?
    Very pretty colors.

    Joe

  3. #38893
    Senior Member pinkCastleDH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    457
    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    What kind of fabric is "batiks"?
    Very pretty colors.

    Joe
    Joe - it's a dye pattern/technique. Originally it was made using wax to limit the fabric exposed to the dye (or at least how much dye can affect treated portions of the fabric.) Most that you find these days are actually printed to look like a real batik.

  4. #38894
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    12,343
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by pinkCastleDH View Post
    Joe - it's a dye pattern/technique. Originally it was made using wax to limit the fabric exposed to the dye (or at least how much dye can affect treated portions of the fabric.) Most that you find these days are actually printed to look like a real batik.
    I used to do batik on silk - a friend of mine and I made scarves/wall hangings (1988) we stretched the silk on a frame. Then we had a tool to put the bees wax in and used it to 'draw' designs on the silk or we just painted the wax on the silk. Then we dyed the fabric some light color. Then we used the wax to cover the light color where we wanted to keep the color. Then we dyed the fabric again - we kept going until we used black. Kind of expensive but a whole lot of fun - we had little kids and that was a challenge. The kids loved to play in the wax... I should see if I can find the tool again some time. We tried all different kinds of things. Somewhere I ran across one - we played with an old sheet to see what it would do before we did it on silk - never did take all the wax out of it - didn't like it... Some stuff plays out and some not so much. One day my friend's dad who was a professional artist came over and made the most beautiful scarf for her mom. He made a comment I will never forget. He said, "Who needs talent, you can get expert at just about anything if you practice long enough." HHMM So many of us quit just short of getting good.
    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

  5. #38895
    Super Member J Miller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Central IL
    Posts
    6,744
    pinkCastleDH, Miriam,

    Thanks for the explanation.

    Joe

  6. #38896
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    12,343
    Blog Entries
    2
    OH! I forgot - the last step is to get the wax out of the fabric. Hot iron. In our case we were using some real good dye so we took our silk to the local high school where they did some dry cleaning classes and took the wax out for free. We told them to wait until they were ready to change out the chemical. Then the teacher wanted the kids to do batik, too. I think they shut down the program before we got to do it with a bunch of kids. It was a fun thing. Expensive though. There are other methods. http://www.dharmatrading.com/ good place for stuff like that. I think there are other resist methods - probably better dyes. We were using high end stuff. My friend's mother funded us just a bit. I wish I had some of it around. Makes some nice scarves.
    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

  7. #38897
    Senior Member grant15clone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Elgin, IL
    Posts
    778
    Nancy, it is 5-737-346. It was purchased new on Oct 11, 1957 in Palatine, Il. It came with a lot of paperwork on it but it has an owners manual for a 230 and a manual that is for models 332-260. I guess they may not have one specific for the 229. (?) Do you have a good source for a size wheel for the Pfaff?

  8. #38898
    Senior Member grant15clone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Elgin, IL
    Posts
    778
    I meant to say, STITCH wheel

  9. #38899
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Northern CA near Sacramento
    Posts
    1,105
    Steve,

    I found a chart I made years ago of working space measurements. They are all home machines except the 31-20.

    MACHINE.......... NEEDLE TO ARM
    MODEL...............MEASUREMENT
    Singers
    31-20 10 ”

    403 etc 7 1/8”
    15-90 etc 6 7/8”
    201 8”
    66 8”
    306 etc 7 7/8”
    301 7 ”
    99 6 ”
    128 6 3/8”
    221 5 1/16”


    Other Mfg
    White Rotary 8 1/8”

    MW URR284 7 3/8”

    Wheeler & Wilson 8 7 3/8”





    Quote Originally Posted by IamaHam View Post
    I have been looking up the class 31 machines today and they look like they would work great on a machine frame. Exactly what do they measure from needle to post?
    Last edited by Mizkaki; 10-27-2012 at 10:16 AM.
    Cathy

    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

  10. #38900
    Super Member Crossstitcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    1,005
    Blog Entries
    7
    Mizkaki, love the material I know what you mean by stash. I have stashes everywhere.

    Everyone please stay safe from the coming storm. We are supposed to get snow from this one.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.