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Old 08-20-2021, 07:55 PM
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Hello, my name is Ed and I have a new addiction, sewing and sewing machines. It all began with redoing the upholstery in my 86 pickup truck. Recovered the headliner, dyed the original carpet with Rit dye and next is the seat.

Oh and my mother, my grandmother before her passing have been quilt makers since before I was born. I am old enough to remember watching men walk on the moon! Lol

So in the past couple of days I have purchased a Consew 226 walking foot industrial sewing machine and a National ( Arrow, Boye Demorest) VB-TT v5 treadle machine. I will be asking a lot of questions about the treadle as I want to get the old gent stitching again.

thanks for letting me join! Still have yet to sew my first stitch.L9l
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Old 08-20-2021, 08:32 PM
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Welcome to the quilting board from South Louisiana. We have several folks on this board that are experts about the older machines. I learn something every time they post.
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Old 08-21-2021, 02:13 AM
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Welcome to the boards and to the world of sewing and machines! We have many types of people and many skill levels here. My construction working neighbor borrowed one of my machines to make masks for his family during Covid, and while he has since chosen not to go that route, was thinking about going into upholstery when he found he enjoyed "playing" with the sewing machine.

What fun to have/be able to restore a treadle. While I hope you do indeed end up sewing a stitch or two, you don't have to, for some the machines are more than enough...
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Old 08-21-2021, 03:28 AM
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Welcome from Michigan!
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Old 08-21-2021, 05:41 AM
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Waving hello from Maryland. I'm married to an old car guy and I frequently marvel at the upholstery during shows.
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Old 08-21-2021, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Barb in Louisiana View Post
Welcome to the quilting board from South Louisiana. We have several folks on this board that are experts about the older machines. I learn something every time they post.
Hi Barb, I am from South Louisiana also. Lived in Metairie and St Rose. For 35 years before moving to Bay St Louis, MS.

We sold our place on the water 2 years ago and moved to Mid Alabama to get away from Hurricanes. Last year we got hit by a hurricane and our whole little town was without power for 4 days. Of course we had generators and was brewing coffee and cooking by daylight that morning. People where amazed that we were so prepared. But of course as good old South Louisiana folks we feed everyone we could and shared what we had. We made the local TV news about how we moved a couple of our generators around to help folks on home oxygen. Was awesome to be able to help others.

I am now in north GA taking care of my 80 year old father. But still miss home!!!

Stay safe, and leave the light on. May have to come back home some day!
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Old 08-21-2021, 07:06 AM
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Thank you everyone for a warm welcome!!! Look forward to learning from you all!
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Old 08-21-2021, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by QuiltMom2 View Post
Waving hello from Maryland. I'm married to an old car guy and I frequently marvel at the upholstery during shows.
seeing is an art that really goes unappreciated! I do the same thing now, I look at every stitch.
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Old 08-21-2021, 07:37 AM
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Welcome from drizzly Southern California! You brought back memories of learning to sew on a treadle when I was 8 years old. Thanks!
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Old 08-21-2021, 07:38 AM
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Welcome to the board, Ed!

Originally Posted by QuiltMom2 View Post
Waving hello from Maryland. I'm married to an old car guy and I frequently marvel at the upholstery during shows.
My husband and I are old car people. He has a custom interior in his street rod. It was amazing to see them making that and putting it in on the old Juki machines they used at the upholstery shop. Now that its done, it is a marvel.
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