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Thread: Look at my new toy!!!

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    Super Member kwhite's Avatar
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    I get to pick it up tonight. SHe has another one but I didn't buy it. It is a Franklin in a beautiful cabinet with wonderful attachments.
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    She's a beauty!!! I'm sure with a little love from you she will shine in all her splender! Congrats!

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    Lucky you! Does it work? If not, they're still nice to look at, aren't they?

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    It does not work yet. I will work on that.

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    That is a wonderful toy. Lucky you :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Enjoy.

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    Oh! I'm wiping away the drool from my keyboard. How wonderful! Do you plan to use it or just keep it around for inspiration?

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    I think it would be a real trip to make a quilt on a treadle machine. That is my goal.

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    Wow, that looks great. I would love to have one too. I'm a regular at all the thrift shops around here just in case...

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    She's a beaut!!

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    What a great find!

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    Man, everyone is getting super cool old machines! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Have fun with your pretty treasure!

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    I am green, green, green with envy! I would love to have one of those!

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    Good for you! My first treadle was a singer, though not as fancy as yours!
    If you are able to, if they offer it to you, get the franklin.
    I have the franklin, it is also a good machine! It's a clone of your singer, and good to have for extra parts, if you decide to use the machine.. I want one of those singers someday.
    Old machines are like Potato Chips.. You can't have just one!(I have 12)

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    Oh my she's gorgeous once you take her to the beauty shop she's going to be a knock out :)

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    What a beautiful machine.
    The decals are bright and eye catching.

    Happy sewing with it.

    Sandi

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    Absolutely beautiful!!!!! :D :D :D

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    Oh, you lucky girl. She's a keeper. Enjoy her. What 's her name?

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    I dunno. I have only just brought her home. I think I will live with her for a while before deciding. She was born on February 7th 1900 in Elizabeth NJ. I am so proud!!!

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    A nice score indeed!

    Quilting on a treadle is very special, to me it brings you back to a more simple time and back to the roots of it all so to speak. But then again the only sewing machines I use are treadled so I am biased in my opinion LOL!

    But like it was stated before the vintage machines like that are like potato chips, you can never have just one.

    Billy

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    wowee, K! wowee! :D

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    She is a beauty. All she needs is your loving care and she will shine.

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    This looks exactly like the machine my Grandmother had. She taught me how to sew. Getting the rhythm was tricky but what fun. What a treasure for you. Thanks for sharing and bringing back great old memories for me.

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    That looks like the one I have!! It was given to me because I am the only sewer in my husband's family.

    I haven't tried mine to see if it works, but I don't think it does. Looks like the belts will need replaced.


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    She's a beauty!

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    Just want to say it is gorgeous! My grandmother taught me how to sew on a machine just like it!

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