Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Introduce Yourself
Nooby from Michigan >

Nooby from Michigan

Nooby from Michigan

Old 03-29-2019, 06:18 AM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Spartanden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Spartan Country Michigan
Posts: 16
Default Nooby from Michigan

Hello.... my name is Spartanden and I'm bike-a-holic.
Seriously.... I am just learning about this sewing stuff an am trying to figure out what I'm doing.
I retired end of 2018 from an aerospace company. I have a Harley Davidson and love to ride.
I bought a Singer treadle sewing machine probably 8 or so years ago. Nice machine, in great shape. I believe it is a Model 115, had it inspected and "tuned-up" and it works well. I currently use it to sew patches on leather vests.
I inherited my mothers Singer, Model 28. I am working to get that running and I believe I'm 98% there. This one is electric.
As near as I can tell the 115 is a 1914 model an the 28 is a 1912.
I just made a tee shirt quilt/blanket with my granddaughters newer sewing machine. My goal is to use the electric 28 to make another
I will be snooping around here trying to gather information....primarily on my two machines. Bear with me as I learn.
I am from Spartan Country Michigan. Am a die hard Spartan. And you may learn more about me as we go along.
Spartanden is offline  
Old 03-29-2019, 07:24 AM
  #2  
Super Member
 
ptquilts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Vermont
Posts: 6,267
Default

Welcome from VT!! You will find a lot of info about old machines here.
ptquilts is offline  
Old 03-29-2019, 07:25 AM
  #3  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Near Seattle, WA
Posts: 3,350
Default

Howdy Spartanden, my hubby is from the Grand Rapids/Holland area and I have learned to say Boo Buckeyes... Wolverines are still No. 1, but Spartans are ok if they are beating the Buckeyes.

I hope you have fun with the machines and the quilting both. I've been using vintage machines older than me (circa 1960) for the last couple of decades but was recently gifted with a modern machine. I still maintain that all you need is a good strong straight stitch for quilting and often the vintage machines do better with that than some of the modern, but as I have vision issues I surely do love the automatic threader on the modern machine!
Iceblossom is offline  
Old 03-29-2019, 08:15 AM
  #4  
Moderator
 
QuiltnNan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
Posts: 51,108
Default

Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
I miss my Harley
__________________
Nancy in western NY
before you speak T.H.I.N.K. T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.
QuiltnNan is offline  
Old 03-29-2019, 09:13 AM
  #5  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 37,758
Default

​Welcome from Ontario, Canada.
Tartan is offline  
Old 03-29-2019, 10:31 AM
  #6  
Super Member
 
osewme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,426
Default

Welcome from Texas. Sounds like you are a very adventure loving person and are on you way to a good, new hobby in sewing/quilting. This board will be your "come to" place when you need help, information & encouragement.
osewme is offline  
Old 03-29-2019, 10:38 AM
  #7  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Eastern Washington
Posts: 29,374
Default

A big hello and welcome from Washington! This is a fun place to be.
Mariposa is offline  
Old 03-29-2019, 11:38 AM
  #8  
Power Poster
 
Boston1954's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: East Oklahoma - pining for Massachusetts
Posts: 10,477
Default

Welcome from Oklahoma.
Boston1954 is offline  
Old 03-29-2019, 03:56 PM
  #9  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Heaven on earth/to N.E. Ohio
Posts: 5,329
Default

Hi and welcome from NE Ohio.
Thumbelina is offline  
Old 03-29-2019, 05:50 PM
  #10  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,393
Default

Hi and welcome from North Carolina! You've come to the right place for answers to all your questions about quilting and on your vintage Singer. I have an old treadle that doesn't work and a new Singer Heavy Duty electric mechanical one that's about 2 years old that works beautifully. Enjoy your retirement and your new hobby!
SillySusan is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
carrieg
Introduce Yourself
19
12-22-2008 12:24 PM
fabricluvr
Main
4
11-02-2008 05:16 AM
AnnK
Introduce Yourself
6
11-28-2007 02:58 PM
gmassard
Introduce Yourself
10
03-02-2007 11:55 AM
jayne
Introduce Yourself
10
01-26-2007 07:47 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.