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Thread: I couldn't help myself

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    Super Member jlm5419's Avatar
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    I blame DH. He's been surfing Craig's List for a long-arm quilting machine to go with the quilting frame we got a couple of weeks ago. The frame is long enough to handle a king sized quilt if I ever get that ambitious. Anyhow, while he was surfing, he ran across an old sewing machine that he knew I wanted, and showed me the listing. It didn't come with a cabinet or other attachments, but the decals are nice. I'm pretty sure the motor isn't the original, because it looks new. It does work fine, although I haven't sewn anything on it yet. The colors are dull because I haven't cleaned it up yet.

    This is a machine that could either be a treadle or electric, and it shouldn't be hard to change between the two. According to the serial number, it was probably built in 1920, making it around 90 years old. I hope to look so good when I'm ninety!
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    Oh I just love the husbands who support our creativity and love for all things quilting :)

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    Oh wow...it is gorgeous!!!

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    Wow, it is a beauty! congratulations!
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    Oooooo, great find! Kudos to the hubs.

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    BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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    Awesome hubby and lucky you to have him and the machine!

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    Beautiful machine. DH is a keeper! :thumbup:

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    I wouldn't have been able to resist it either. It's gorgeous!

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    Wow, that is a beautiful old girl!

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    Beautiful find, so happy for you.

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    Bless your husbands heart, what a great find!

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    What a great find!

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    Beautiful...husband is a keeper!

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    Really looks nice! I love all the designs on it, still brilliant colors after all these years!

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    Super looking machine and super hubby. Lucky you!

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    Beautiful....keep the husband and the machine.....

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    Be sure to research cleaning before starting. I think baby oil is safe to use on the older machines. Many of the newer, seemingly "safe" cleaners will strip the shine off the finish.

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    Awesome find! Such a beauty!

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    Lovely, enjoy your new toy!

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    She looks fabulous!!! By the way, the only way I want to still be around when im 90 is if I don't still have to do laundry. Lol

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    What a gorgeous machine and the hubby is definitely a keeper!

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    Billy has a great tute on this one. It's around page 46 or so of the vintage sewing section.
    I did it with that same machine and it's now fantastic!!
    I'm happy for you! :D:D

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    Very nice! Nice hubby too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    Oh I just love the husbands who support our creativity and love for all things quilting :)
    I heartily agree. My DH told me this evening that we will get whatever I need for my quilting. He meant it, too. I have no intention of going overboard. :)

    That is a beautiful machine and it was so nice of your DH to find it for you.

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