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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    I agree with you Sharon on the HC. Where did you get the green seam guide?
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    I ordered it from this website. http://houstonstreetmercantile.com/
    Sharon

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    Steve, I loved the pictures. Nicely done. I like the condition that you have with the owners of the machines. I am going to have to remember that in the future. You are a great ambassador for old machines. It is great to hear that you had such positive responses and feedback on your display.
    ~G~

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    Skip, have you seen the posting of using Command brand strips for picture hanging? They work great and are easily removed or re-positioned for different seam allowances. I have used them even when my 4 and 6 yr old GDs are sewing. Actually, one of the 4 yr old twins uses the foot petal on the table with her hand, and I am the one guiding the fabric through the machine. She did a great job of stopping just before the pins in sewing her sundress. She will be sewing soon, I'm thinking, as she is very interested in the sewing machine like her older sister. I've just got to figure out how to put the finger guard on my machine first.
    When using any type of devise to mark the seam allowance on the machine, when I need to use pins, I put the pins in from the LEFT side and pull them out with my left hand. That way the seam allowance devise, what ever it is, doesn't interfere with the pins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janis View Post
    Skip, have you seen the posting of using Command brand strips for picture hanging? They work great and are easily removed or re-positioned for different seam allowances. I have used them even when my 4 and 6 yr old GDs are sewing. Actually, one of the 4 yr old twins uses the foot petal on the table with her hand, and I am the one guiding the fabric through the machine. She did a great job of stopping just before the pins in sewing her sundress. She will be sewing soon, I'm thinking, as she is very interested in the sewing machine like her older sister. I've just got to figure out how to put the finger guard on my machine first.
    When using any type of devise to mark the seam allowance on the machine, when I need to use pins, I put the pins in from the LEFT side and pull them out with my left hand. That way the seam allowance devise, what ever it is, doesn't interfere with the pins.
    Janis, thanks this is a great idea. I will try the command strips. Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janis View Post
    Skip, have you seen the posting of using Command brand strips for picture hanging? They work great and are easily removed or re-positioned for different seam allowances. I have used them even when my 4 and 6 yr old GDs are sewing. Actually, one of the 4 yr old twins uses the foot petal on the table with her hand, and I am the one guiding the fabric through the machine. She did a great job of stopping just before the pins in sewing her sundress. She will be sewing soon, I'm thinking, as she is very interested in the sewing machine like her older sister. I've just got to figure out how to put the finger guard on my machine first.
    When using any type of devise to mark the seam allowance on the machine, when I need to use pins, I put the pins in from the LEFT side and pull them out with my left hand. That way the seam allowance devise, what ever it is, doesn't interfere with the pins.
    Those finger guards are very tricky to put on - you might have to look at sew-classic picture while you do it. There is a hoop - it goes between the screw and the presser foot. The dip is so the needle screw doesn't hit it.
    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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    Thanks, Miriam, I'll go back to sew-classic's site and look. After all, that's where I got them. I took one needle guard with me up to my daughter's but didn't know how to put it on. Lauren is good at keeping her fingers away from the needle, but I don't know that the 4 yr old twins would, so they didn't have anything to do with that part of the machine. But Allie loved pushing the button on the foot petal!

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    I had to put one on today. The loop side goes between the screw and the foot - the notch side goes down on the other side. The bar goes across the front. Keeps little fingers out.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Just got back from spending a wonderful two weeks in my home state of Texas. Went to see my wife's brother and family and attend a civil war reinactment. Best of all got to spend a few days with TX Jan and playing with her machines. I would like you members to know she is doing just fine. What a great time we had. After playing with all her nice machine she surprised me with a wonderful gift. A Frister and Rossmann HC. What a great Texas lady she is.
    Hello everyone !! We did have a lot of fun and Skip and Pat are so nice!!! Skip got one of my Wheeler Wilson 8 machines up and running and my 1891 New Home sewing too. I picked his brain on what to do with each cabinet to get the best restoration and he fixed my Damascus parlor cabinet that had a problem with the bottom that cracked. Then he patched the foot treadle plate on my Wheeler Wilson 9 that is in the middle of being redone. My 1879 White VS 1 gave him fits until I realized I had written the wrong needle size down. I didn't have the correct one. Then we looked at his beautiful "fishy quilt" and some I had made and a few antique ones too. We were busy for those 2 days. I thank them so much for coming. I will still get my Davis Vertical feed from Jennb in the near future, but we just couldn't get everything done.
    I am doing well, six months after my husbands death. It is quite an adjustment and seems I don't fine my way here as often as I should. I think about you all and will try to do better.

    Texas Jan

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    Jan, I'm glad you are back. I have missed you.
    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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    I am the happy owner of a Singer 201-2. Grew up learning to sew on a Singer treadle. Still on the lookout for one but until I find one will be happy with the one I have. Edie

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