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    Jim- new member

    Hello,

    I'm from Petaluma, California. I'm just getting started with sewing. An old White Dressmaster Rotary (Pine Cone) appeared at my house (via my mother-in-law) and was forgotten in the garage. I purchased a Singer 306w (Ugly Duckling) machine for my wife about 7 years ago. It was also forgotten in the garage; uncovered. I pulled them out and tried to get one of them working to do some Sunbrella projects for my boat. I couldn't get them to do it because I had it all wrong. I was told by numerous people the two machines were not up to the task. So I went and bought a set-up, working Pfaff130 (Ulf) and took a sewing class.

    After hours of cleaning on the Ugly Duckling, and a light oiling of Pine Cone (already pristine), we now have three working machines. Ulf had been overhauled by the previous owner.

    Now my daughter took a liking to Pine Cone and has already made a Christmas stocking, and expressed interest in making quilts; which brings me here.

    On Christmas Eve, we had all three machines set up working at the kitchen table working on various projects. I finished a tiller cover for the boat and both kids made there own Christmas Stockings; really cool. My wife hates sewing so she cheered us on.

    So hello from my family to you all, and I hope to share with you our successful projects.

    Jim
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    we welcome you and your family! this is a great place to visit- find tutorials, lots of pictures, inspiration & helpful hints...we hope you become a regular and share pictures of your projects with us- we all love to see what others are working on- sometimes we find ourselves in a *slump* and seeing what someone else came up with sure helps!
    my 2 sons & nephew all sew- and sure challenge me sometimes (force me out of my comfort zone)!
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    A big welcome from Leicestershire in the UK. Everyone is really welcoming and helpful on the forum so I'm sure you will enjoy it. Happy quilting!

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    Welcome Jim - lovely to see another man in our midst. You will find loads of info and variety on here.

    Waving to you from Australia.

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    Hi Jim welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Hi Jim .....welcome from across the pond ..... Gloucestershire UK

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    Welcome from Ireland
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    Hello Jim, welcome from northern California! You will enjoy it here!
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    Welcome, so glad you joined us. I love your story and the names you've named your machines.

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    The names are appropriate especially for Singer. Poor machine needs a facelift. "Ulf" is the noise you make when you lift the Pfaff. Pine Cone for obvious green color of the Dressmaster machine. Thank you all for the hearty warm welcome. Merry Christmas!!!

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    Merry Christmas and welcome James from New York
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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. You might enjoy viewing some of the videos done by the Missouri Star Quilt Co. Jenny has some cute table runners and other projects that might appeal to your new sewing partners.

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    Hello and welcome from Dallas Tx. Nice to have you on board.

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Jim

    Great job ~ getting the kids involved ~ maybe someday your wife will join in!! Welcome from Adrian, MI

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    Welcome Jim. Sounds as if you are starting out right with vintage sewing machines. We would like to see pics of your sewing machines on the Vintage Machine thread. We are also great enablers there too!
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    Welcome from SC Texas. So happy you joined us. We lived in your town in the 60's for awhile and sure loved it.

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    welcome from se TX
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    Welcome to the group! I would live to see a picture of Pine Cone!

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    Hi from Ohio!
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    Put pics up on the vintage thread of the trio and a vid of my daughter sewing on it. Cheers.

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    Welcome from Southern California.

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    Welcome from down Houston way....so glad to hear you are interested in quilting...this forum is such a delight..and by the way...it is also addictive....Yes you will see....

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    Thank you for the charming image of the 3 of you set up around the table with the "cheerleader" in the background. Lovely! Welcome - and please post pictures...

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