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Thread: The Advantages of Sewing on a Treadle

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    Okay we have been having some really bad storms here the past couple of days. Yesterday the tree next door got hit by lightning and literally blew up.....that was pretty cool looking.

    But the electricity went out today while I was out in the Studio servicing a couple of treadle heads and I was running one in when my wife came out to tell me that the electricity was off. :roll: After she told me about the revelation she asked how I was able to keep sewing if I didnt have any electricity..........

    Never missing a beat I just pointed to the treadle and smiled :mrgreen:

    Billy

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    Right on Billy!! That is one reason I wanted a Treadle! A back up when the electricity is out! It happens here more in the winter tho!

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    I want a treadle! Wow you are so lucky! so did you sew while the power was off on your cool treadle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    I want a treadle! Wow you are so lucky! so did you sew while the power was off on your cool treadle!
    Never stopped once! After I was finished with that head I slapped another on in its spot and started running it in. I am telling you our fore fathers had it going on!!!

    Billy

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    Well...that would take care of the sewing prob. However, my poor old eyes wouldn't be able to see without the 15 lights I have to have one when I sew! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    Well...that would take care of the sewing prob. However, my poor old eyes wouldn't be able to see without the 15 lights I have to have one when I sew! LOL
    ahh but harbor freight has these NEAT little led lights that are magnetic and will go on the front of your treadle! They are on my list of must haves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Okay we have been having some really bad storms here the past couple of days. Yesterday the tree next door got hit by lightning and literally blew up.....that was pretty cool looking.

    But the electricity went out today while I was out in the Studio servicing a couple of treadle heads and I was running one in when my wife came out to tell me that the electricity was off. :roll: After she told me about the revelation she asked how I was able to keep sewing if I didnt have any electricity..........

    Never missing a beat I just pointed to the treadle and smiled :mrgreen:

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKinCO
    :roll: :roll: :roll:
    Play nice!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Billy

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    WHAT?? I didn't say a word ;)
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by BKinCO
    :roll: :roll: :roll:
    Play nice!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Billy

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    When our electricity goes out I always tell DD to turn the tv on so that we can have something to do. LOL

    That tree blowing up would have been an awesome thing to see. I got to watch a tornado tear up barns and lightpoles not quite a mile N. of our house one time when I still lived on the farm. Although it was devasting to the people hit it was an awesome thing to watch. Nature's power and fury are amazing to see. Not that they're good things---just awe inspiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKinCO
    WHAT?? I didn't say a word ;)
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by BKinCO
    :roll: :roll: :roll:
    Play nice!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Billy
    Now kids...don't MAKE me send you off to separate rooms!!!

    :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by BKinCO
    WHAT?? I didn't say a word ;)
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by BKinCO
    :roll: :roll: :roll:
    Play nice!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Billy
    Now kids...don't MAKE me send you off to separate rooms!!!

    :lol: :lol:
    :lol: :lol: I could say something here but I am going to be a good boy! :lol: :lol:

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    Well...that would take care of the sewing prob. However, my poor old eyes wouldn't be able to see without the 15 lights I have to have one when I sew! LOL
    I have a "headlight" it's a halogen flashlight that is on an adjustable band that you wear on your head. runs on disk batteries. Very bright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by BKinCO
    WHAT?? I didn't say a word ;)
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by BKinCO
    :roll: :roll: :roll:
    Play nice!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Billy
    Now kids...don't MAKE me send you off to separate rooms!!!

    :lol: :lol:
    :lol: :lol: I could say something here but I am going to be a good boy! :lol: :lol:

    Billy
    There's a first time for everything!! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    There's a first time for everything!! :lol:
    Barabara!!!!

    Billy

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    oh leota sounds like what I need, where did you get it?

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    i picked my up at Home Depot. Lowes also carries them
    It's a single light they came in a two pack but they have some that have 3 way lights... that you can get in a two pack or three pack.
    I paid $4.99 for my little ones
    We paid $10 or $15 for the three way light. They are cheaper now.

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    Exactly why I want a treadle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    Exactly why I want a treadle.
    I am telling you that you can not beat a treadle no matter what!! They are the only machines I ever use to quilt with!

    Billy

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    Another good reason to have a treadle machine.

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    Not that it hasn't been said, but power was out for over two hours today. I could not sew and was going crazy. I need a working treadle. I need to get this one finished I have sitting here. Just need to get the frozen screws loosened.

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    just off to ick up my new (second hand) treadle machine. Yippee.

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    do you powder coat your sewing machines, my husband was amazed at the finish on your machines?

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    OK BILLY! GET BACK TO MY MACHINE!!

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    I was sewing last winter when the power went out, I didn't know it until DH came in and told me the power was out. lol
    I was using my treadle, I dragged it over to the window for light and kept on going. rofl
    Sharon W. in Texas

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