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    Howdy from East Texas

    Im a 67 years young retired homemaker. I love sewing. The first Machine I ever sewed on was a Singer Treadle machine. I was about 10 years old, visiting my grandmother.

    I recently acquired a 1935 Singer Treadle machine. Weve ordered a belt and bobbin wheel for it. Oiled it and it seems to work.

    I want to make a quilt on the new, to me, treadle machine.

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    Welcome from Soggy Seattle. The first machine I used was my Mom's old electric singer, not sure of the model but it had a knee bar and I think what they call a coffin case? Rounded wood. I've been using vintage machines older than me most of my sewing career but last fall a friend gifted me with her modern (but replaced) Bernina. I am loving the needle threader.

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    that will be so much fun. I learned on my grandmothers treadle machine too.

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. I also own a Singer treadle plus a few other machines.

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    Welcome from Houston! I used to live east of New Waverly sort of between New Waverly and Coldspring. Beautiful area. I have my Grandma's Franklin treadle but I have to admit, I've never used it.
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    Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
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    Welcome from Maine.
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    Howdy from Texas! You are going to love this quilting board. There is so much information & encouragement here that just being here makes you a winner. We would love to see things you've made.

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    Welcome from Oklahoma. I do hope someone took pictures of you on the treadle!
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    I am from the South....39 miles south of Boston.

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Hi and welcome from North Carolina! I'm a lot older than you and learned to sew on a Singer treadle in Home Ec in elementary school. I have a treadle now that I use as an end table... I can't figure out how to get that bobbin in it! Thanks be to the sewing gods for making drop-in bobbins~!!!

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    Well howdy there, fellow Texan!! Where 'bouts are you in East Texas? I'm NE of Fort Worth.... You'll love this site. You can ask questions, share your work, participate in swaps, etc..
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    Hi Debbie and welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Welcome from Arizona.

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    Welcome to the board! I think treadles are so cool. I'd love to find one.

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    I’m about 80 miles west of Dallas.

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    SilllySusan, you could maybe put a Singer 66 in your treadle base and get a drop in bobbin.
    My greatest fear is all of my family standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" he was.

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