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Thread: took my $2.00 machine to the singer sewing shop and...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammyv
    i have aqusetion.i am current using my high school grad present of a singer stylist sewing machine-circa 1950.while it works fine,it has always been loud and i am now thinking i will pass this one on to my daughter and buy a new machine.what machine do you current use and what would you all recommend to me?it only needs to have a forward,backward and have the capability to machine quilt a quilt made of cotton or cotton blends with a batt and muslin backing.........marty
    You would probably get more answers if you start a new topic. Not everyone comes back to read the new posts with in a topic. If you need help on how to do just let me know?

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    I missed your first post about the machine. What kind of machine did you get for $2? Sounds like a bargain for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Log Cabin Quilter
    I missed your first post about the machine. What kind of machine did you get for $2? Sounds like a bargain for sure.
    Here is the link to my original post with the pictures. It turned out to be a great bargain.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-60793-1.htm

    after you read the first one then you gotta check out this one.
    http://quiltingboard.com/t-60917-1.htm

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    I'm very excited for you. I just got my 1924 treadle working. It just needed a new belt and some oiling. Of course, I had to figure out how to thread it, but it felt like Christmas when I sewed a line of stitching, and it worked!!! It does bite you with the bug to buy every bargain vintage/antique machine you see! Good luck driving by the next garage sale.

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    YEA
    Congratulations!

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    YAY!!!!!

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    Kerosene again?

    According to some very old manufacturer's documentation . . .

    For a machine you ARE supposed to oil . . .

    If it is sluggish and gummy or just plain stuck . . . a few drops of kerosene or gasoline . . . go figure.

    If you need to clean the old oil out and just spruce up the joints, an old Singer manual mentioned a few drops of kerosene at all the oiling points, being careful not to spill of course.

    After letting the few drops of kerosene soak in a few minutes, manually turn the machine over and then go ahead and run it a little bit at low speed. Only a little!!

    Immediately after running in the kerosene for a few moments OIL, OIL, OIL with fresh oil before actually trying to sew on it again.

    You don't want to run it with dry joints!

    Oil, oil, oil with fresh oil.

    This seems to go along well with Billy's cleaning tutorials, just a gentler tidying of joints rather than full-out cleaning.

    Well, . . . according to Singer ;-)

    Aardie

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    Thank you for the information

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    Yay that's great! i think sewing machines are pretty resilient. i have a sears kenmore that is about 40 years old. has been in flood and stayed under muddy water for 3 days. sews beautifully!!!

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    good for you

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    Wonderful, I'm glad for you.

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    YAY the sewing machine fairy has smiled on you

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    Yippie

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    I love a happy ending. Congrats!

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    Thank you. I think I am really gonna like this machine, but I may wind up giving it to my DD if she really does want to learn to quilt.

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    Do you have pictures posted some where I would like to see your new machine?

    Angie

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambquilter
    Do you have pictures posted some where I would like to see your new machine?

    Angie
    Go to page 2 and I have posted 2 links there that have pictures of it. The links are almost at the bottom of the page.

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    I saw the pictures. The machine looks like it is in wonderful condition. Congrats!

    Angie

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    Hi ProudGranny5, instead of buying a manual, first try the internet. I managed to get one for one of my machines. Luck. CB

    Quote Originally Posted by ProudGranny5
    WTG Girl!!!! You beat my $3.00 deal on a machine for Maria. It's a Singer 6235 & I have to buy a manual as it is an automatic bobbin winder. I can't even figure out how to wind the bobbin....LOL Go figure huh!
    GOT TO LOVE THOSE BARGINS! :D :D :D

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    $2 is above and beyond a steal. Better watch out you don't get arrested for theft. Congratulations

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    I am glad to hear that your bargain is being loved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    WOO HOO :thumbup: Good for you :mrgreen:
    well done

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    You were meant to have this machine.

    [img]http://signatures.mylivesignature.co...590304D9DD.png[/img]

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