Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
I think I am getting a treadle machine! >

I think I am getting a treadle machine!

I think I am getting a treadle machine!

Old 04-07-2012, 02:08 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
tsnana2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 458
Default I think I am getting a treadle machine!

I was talking to a girl at work about wanting a treadle machine with a cabinet and she asked if I wanted to buy the one she has. She is asking $75 for the cabinet and machine. I'm pretty excited. Now to find a place for it!
tsnana2000 is offline  
Old 04-07-2012, 02:19 PM
  #2  
Power Poster
 
alikat110's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Waco, Texas
Posts: 15,138
Default

Yeah...does it work?... but, who cares...they are awesome!!!
alikat110 is offline  
Old 04-07-2012, 02:25 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
tsnana2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 458
Default

If it doesn't work my Dad can fix it. He's a pretty good mechanic.
tsnana2000 is offline  
Old 04-07-2012, 02:26 PM
  #4  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Garland, Texas
Posts: 1,388
Default

That is wonderful. Better get it before someone else does. Enjoy your new toy.
EvelynJ is offline  
Old 04-07-2012, 02:26 PM
  #5  
Power Poster
 
BellaBoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Front row
Posts: 14,648
Default

I learned how to sew using my Grandmother's treadle machine. I gave it to my oldest DD. She uses it for a side table and it hasn't been used to sew in decades. But the treadle is used by every kid that finds out it's a see saw for their feet. Belt off of course. LOL.
BellaBoo is offline  
Old 04-07-2012, 02:43 PM
  #6  
Super Member
 
Charlee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Idaho
Posts: 6,443
Default

ah Kathie, you are going to LOVE it! They really are fun to use, there's just something about it!
Charlee is offline  
Old 04-07-2012, 03:24 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
anita211's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northfield, MN
Posts: 339
Default

I learned to sew on a treadle, after playing with the treadle pedal for awhile. I have an old Singer made in the 20s that my grandmother got when Mom was born. She taught Mom to sew on it, and she taught me to sew on it. The cabinet needs some work, but the machine itself is awesome. I wouldn't trade this old (heavy) thing for anything.

Anita in Northfield, MN
anita211 is offline  
Old 04-07-2012, 03:39 PM
  #8  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: SC
Posts: 1,909
Default

You'll enjoy it! I have three, but I'm going to convert one of them to a hand crank. Have fun!
momto5 is offline  
Old 04-07-2012, 04:21 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
pinkberrykay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: SOO, MI
Posts: 838
Default

You will ALWAYS find a place for a precious treadle machine. Share pics when she arrives home.
pinkberrykay is offline  
Old 04-07-2012, 07:36 PM
  #10  
Super Member
 
AliKat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 2,943
Default

I have one I got for free. My friend's mother died and the church had an estate sale. No one wanted the treadle. So, they gave it to me. I still need a bobbin.

I have my TV and VCR/DVD player on it in the kitchen.

ali
AliKat is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
jdavis
Main
80
09-03-2012 11:15 AM
AZ Jane
For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
3
04-26-2012 12:05 PM
colleen53
Pictures
21
08-08-2011 08:06 AM
jaciqltznok
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
30
07-06-2011 12:02 PM

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.