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 3998 of 4413 FirstFirst ... 2998 3498 3898 3948 3988 3997 3998 3999 4008 4048 4098 ... LastLast
Results 39,971 to 39,980 of 44122

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

  1. #39971
    Super Member BoJangles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Rescue, California
    Posts
    4,585
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    May you have the hindsight to know where you've been
    the foresight to know where you're going
    and the insight to know when you're going too far.

    Happy New Year Everybody!
    We have more snow today - anybody want some of it?
    Miriam, I love that little saying! Thank you! And no, I don't want any snow! I rode today, it was a beautiful day here in sunny California!

    Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2013 is a great year for all of us! New beginnings, always a good thing!

    Nancy

  2. #39972
    Super Member BoJangles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Rescue, California
    Posts
    4,585
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by tslowery View Post
    Do you still restore vintage singers with custom paint jobs?
    I think this question is meant for Billy? He got very ill and does not visit here much anymore. You could try sending him a PM asking him your question.

    Nancy

  3. #39973
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    12,885
    Blog Entries
    2
    You can get a custom paint job at just about any car paint place. If you search on line you can learn how to prepare or the car paint guys can tell you how to do it. My BIL does custom paint. He says 99% is preparation. Then he says he can use up excess paint from a car or you can buy paint the color you wish for.

    That said, I feel that Glenn has a wonderful tutorial to RESTORE your machine to it's own NATURAL normal looking beauty for the age of the machine. It is easy to do and inexpensive and the results are so VERY worth the effort. Here is a link: Cleaning and repairing the Shellac clear coat on Vintage sewing machine heads Glenn also has tutorials on how to restore the finish on the sewing machine cabinets. I've been to Glenn's house and have seen his work first hand. The machines and cabinets are very much worth the effort and cost effective, too. Some of us have posted before and after pics on there when we tried it ourselves. It was not too hard to do.
    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

  4. #39974
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    12,885
    Blog Entries
    2
    Well it is 12:20 am our neighbors all saved up the fireworks from July 4 when we had the fireworks ban... Happy sleepy New Year from the war zone in Indianapolis. GROG.
    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. #39975
    Senior Member melinda1962's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    470
    Happy New Year, Everyone!! Hoping this year brings many blessings to us all.
    Melinda

  6. #39976
    Super Member Surfergirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Palm Coast, Florida
    Posts
    1,037
    I sell and buy on Ebay and Amazon and understand the problem with poorly packed sewing machines because I've bought a few of them. Now, when I purchase a machine, I ask the seller to pack the machine well...sometimes they do and sometimes they don't. I repaint featherweights and 301's and when I sell one, I pack them really well, insure them, and ship via FedEx. I only repaint machines that are cosmetically challenged. I love seeing them look new again.
    Lynn

  7. #39977
    Junior Member makitmama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Tidewater, VA
    Posts
    249
    I'm with you, Lynn. If the machines outside condition is past repair, then a repainted machine will have another life. Someone will name it, love it, and use it. However, the original rusty boat-anchor machine would have been ignored until trashed.
    Cil




    I'm a Queen.... at least my pantyhose say I am!


    (proud caretaker of a magenta 221, purple 222, assorted 66's, a 301, a pink Atlas and Monarch, and Granny's 201-2.

  8. #39978
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    San francisco Bay Area
    Posts
    249
    Quote Originally Posted by makitmama View Post
    I'm with you, Lynn. If the machines outside condition is past repair, then a repainted machine will have another life. Someone will name it, love it, and use it. However, the original rusty boat-anchor machine would have been ignored until trashed.
    I have to agree here, too. That said, the one machine I repainted was waaaayyyy more work than I bargained for, and still was just an OK paint job. If only I could find a way to slip cover them....(smile) I just finished quilting a donation quilt that I am sick to death of. I tried buying batting in the mail and it is much heavier than I usually use. Here's a bad light picture of the latest top- need to go figure out a back. Name:  g-t88dGtwpatBEzNenxX3UJDcdCCXheGoYVukagyEfk.jpg
Views: 160
Size:  52.2 KBLaura

  9. #39979
    Senior Member melinda1962's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    470
    I have a couple of ceramic figures that are fabric covered then coated with heavy clear lacquer. Could work for a sewing machine I guess, if you prep it and seal it good. Just a thought. Nice quilt top too.
    Melinda

  10. #39980
    Super Member SteveH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    San Lorenzo, CA
    Posts
    3,861
    I feel the same... Hence my current project (over in photos) of an early Elias Howe rebuild. was covered in rust, would have made a cool shelf piece. Now, when i am done, hopefully it will sew again.

    "May the best of last year, be this years worst"

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.