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Old 04-11-2021, 08:55 AM
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Someone mentioned to ensure all the feet on the treadle cabinet were flush. I discovered my sewing room rug had crept under one of the feet. Moved it out and the cabinet wobbles much less now. Whew!
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Old 04-11-2021, 09:04 AM
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Isn't it great when you find a simple solution to a problem.

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Old 04-13-2021, 03:42 PM
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Love your apron and nice work on a treadle machine.
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Old 04-13-2021, 03:54 PM
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Thanks for the kudos everyone!
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Old 04-14-2021, 12:16 PM
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When I use my treadle machine, I have my left foot forward (but still toes are on the treadle) and my right foot back a ways (with the heel slightly OFF the peddle) and just start with the feet only. Try not to let your knees go up and down, just move the ankles. Hope it works for you.
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Good job! Looks like you're doing great with the treadle machine.

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Old 04-14-2021, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by RuthiesRetreat3 View Post
When I use my treadle machine, I have my left foot forward (but still toes are on the treadle) and my right foot back a ways (with the heel slightly OFF the peddle) and just start with the feet only. Try not to let your knees go up and down, just move the ankles. Hope it works for you.

great job. ... great hint here too.....I have trouble with wheel wanting to go backwards. Yes practice practice. I to,d my self when I retired I was going g to master the treadle. Well that was in 2009. Opps. Sadly Have not mastered yet.
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Old 04-15-2021, 10:29 PM
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Before I messed up my treadle I was sewing with no problem, even was doing FMQ. My machine came with a seam guide that I screw in near the face plate, they’re very easy to find online. Just like anything else you just have to practice, I’m guessing from your lovely apron that you’re enjoying it so keep going!
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Old 04-20-2021, 03:14 AM
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great job. ... great hint here too.....I have trouble with wheel wanting to go backwards. Yes practice practice. I to,d my self when I retired I was going g to master the treadle. Well that was in 2009. Opps. Sadly Have not mastered yet.
I have never tried to sew reverse on my treadle. I just take a few stitches and put the needle down, then turn the fabric around and sew a few stitches and then turn it again and go. That is how my mom taught me to sew on it.
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Originally Posted by maryb119 View Post
I have never tried to sew reverse on my treadle. I just take a few stitches and put the needle down, then turn the fabric around and sew a few stitches and then turn it again and go. That is how my mom taught me to sew on it.
That's how I was doing it too - and sometimes turning things the wrong way in the process so having to remove those stitches (thanks RA brain fog for messing up my spatials! lol)

Someone said to do a 'ghetto stitch' which is take 2 stitches, pull up the needle, move the fabric so the needle fits in the first hole again, and continue stitching. That way is much much easier! And you don't have to flip the fabric every which way from Sunday.
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