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Thread: Treadle machine

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    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
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    The thrift stores sell them for about 50 dollars...also check the used furniture stores...we have one that has new used and antique...they had 2 last week again about 50....there are A LOT OF THEM OUT THERE If you want a new one Janome has them for about 200
    Now garage sale people have rusty ones falling apart and think they must be valuable 200 and up...so sad no buyers

    spread the word u want one you'll be surprised....it may not be gra m's but it won;t break the bank...the one in my avatar was 40 with a nice cabinet

    And remember people count more than stuff... they stay in your heart not inanimate objects.....I wish My brother were alive and I will take any extra sisters out there...not fun to be an orphan

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    Thank you for posting these suggestions :D :D :D
    I would love to have you for my sister!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    I grew up with brothers, and I have always wanted a sister ((((HUGS))))

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    Auctions often have treadles for ridiculously low cost. A girlfriend let some go in cabinets for under $5.00! If I had known, I would have bought them even though I have no room for more.

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    The cheapest I've gotten a treadle is for 30 dollars, it wasn't in that good of shape.
    Most people know that I like treadles, I have 6!

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    I want a treadle.....one day....................

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Thank you for posting these suggestions :D :D :D
    I would love to have you for my sister!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    I grew up with brothers, and I have always wanted a sister ((((HUGS))))
    I also grew up with brothers!! :D I can be a sister to the both of you!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    My Mom gave me my treadle. I can't remember without asking her, but I think she said it was my (Mother's brother-in-law) uncle's grandmother's. I could be wrong. I just remember smashing my fingers under the foot pedal as a kid when playing. Mom always kept her "regular" sewing machine on the top and her goodies in the drawers.

    I buy up all the machines I run across...if I can afford it. It's become an obsession. I just recently got an old electric one in a cabinet. I think of it as an investment, as well. As much as I would hate to, I'm sure I could re-sell it for more money than we paid if we really got "in a bind". I think I could sell some of the others that I pick up and clean and get in good working order. After I get my sewing room all set up, I will know more about which of those I have picked up here and there that I would like to sell or keep.

    I'm an only child, so I know the lonely feeling.

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    I refurbished 2 treadles. One was a "Free" machine. Brand that is. All was included and provided by the company once it was purchased. It was from the 1800s. Other machine is a Singer. Both work like a dream.

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    Buttercream.. The Singer photo reminds me of the machine my grandmother had when I was a little girl...60 years ago. I learned how to make clothes for my cats on Gram's machine. I didn't play dolls but I sure had well dressed cats when they would let me dress them up.

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    Hi, I would love to be your sister. You can write to me anytime, I'd love it.

    I too am in search of a treadle sewing machine. I found a couple on ebay but the shipping was out of sight or too far to pick up. Don't know where you are but I would love to find one. My husband is a woodworker so he could help in that area. And I know a wonderful service person to help with keeping it working well.

    You take care and have a blessed week-end. Today is football day at our house. Right now Oklahoma is playing Texas (go Sooners) and tonight Oklahoma State plays. So we are pretty well down for the day. I am making a a grandmother flower garden and doing it completely by hand. This is my first attempt at a totally handmade quilt but I am loveing it. It is almost addictive to me. Just want to keep going so I can see how it will look. May put others on my list.

    Love and prayers, Janet in OK [img][/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianlee
    Buttercream.. The Singer photo reminds me of the machine my grandmother had when I was a little girl...60 years ago. I learned how to make clothes for my cats on Gram's machine. I didn't play dolls but I sure had well dressed cats when they would let me dress them up.
    Mine is a 1908 model made in NJ.

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    Knot Sew, Amma, Sula Bug, and Mrs. I, I would like to be a sister to all of you. I grew up with 3 brothers, and always wanted a sister, esecially one that quilts. How about i, can we all be sisters? :) Janis

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    There I go again, dropping letters in my words. :cry: I really DO know how to spell, really I do. :-)

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    knot sew;
    I love the picture of the machine to the side of your post. I have my moms and it looks just like this one. I learned how to sew on this machine. I have spoken with a gentleman who is coming to my home after the holidays to get it up and running for me. Will be nice to see if I can still sew on this machine. Not sure if it runs backwards. I actually do not remember it ever going backwards. I think we just tied off the threads.
    chamby

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    :thumbup: Yes, a treadle will go backwards. Takes some thinking on my part. Whatever way you work the treadle to make it go forward. Stop and reverse the way you push the treadle. I figured this out years ago.
    Hope this helps.

    Mrs. I

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    Sure we can all be sisters. I only have one and she lives several miles from me. We email daily but don't see each other much. I would love to have more sisters.

    I need birthdays (and home addresses if you don't mind). I am getting my studio in shape since our moving into this house in March. My studio took a back seat for many reasons. I can hardly wait to unpack all my fabric. It will be like seeing old friends again.

    Love and prayers,
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    (hope this doesn't break any rules) ;-)

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