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Thread: My 1st Treadle

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    She is gorgeous! :D:D:D

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    What a beautiful machine you have there. Looks like it has always been cared for. You are indeed fortunate to have gotten this machine.

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    beautiful!!! Power failures won't bother you now!

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    what a great find, it is beautiful

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    Lucky you she is just beautiful.

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    It looks just like the one that I have only yours is in better shape.

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    Beautiful, have fun.

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    WOW!! A beautiful machine, you will have fun with this one.

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    Can anyone tell me the significance of the copper plate on right side of machine and the birthdate of treadle.....someone said it made it special but I can't find anything on this. Thanks everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bisseau
    Born May 22, 1923 in Elizabeth NJ. Works beautifully...I just need to get the hang of it....Looks gorgeous!! The decals/painting is almost perfect. Found this on craigslist... The man selling it gave me and my hubby lessons, showing us what we needed to do to keep it operating smoothly for many more years to come.
    A beautiful addition to "my sewing space" :
    (http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-111284-1.htm).
    Now to find time to learn the rhythm of the treadle and not go backwards....not as easy as it seems..
    I learned to sew on a treadle oh so many years ago - I'd forgotten it went backwards!!!!

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    Absolutely stunning! Glad you are looking forward to using and keeping that beauty doing what she was meant for. You will love it.

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    Your first huh, watch you will end up with a room full of machines.
    Beautiful machine
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    Wondering if you could go back to the man and find more
    history on your machine.....how it came to him and the
    previous owner(s) and other information ,mabe even names
    of previous owners (if any). Be a nice history to have for
    yourself and others. Just thinking out of the box here. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally 1612
    Wondering if you could go back to the man and find more
    history on your machine.....how it came to him and the
    previous owner(s) and other information ,mabe even names
    of previous owners (if any). Be a nice history to have for
    yourself and others. Just thinking out of the box here. :thumbup:
    Great idea! Thanks.

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    This is the freshest looking treadle I have see yet. It was well taken care of. --- The only way I could keep from going backwards half the time was to pull the hand wheel forward for a kick start. Otherwise it was a 50/50 chance of going backwards. Unfortunatly the older machines didn't have needle up/down options so it simply starts where it left off. Our feet seem to start the same way each time. enjoy your machine. It will be quite reliable.

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    It certainly is a beauty!

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    It is gorgeous! Lucky you!

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    Beautiful Tiffany decals. She is a beauty!
    I learned to treadle with the machine unthreaded top and bobbin, with a piece of fabric under the foot so I could see that the machine was going in the right direction. Keeping your feet on the pedal seems to help too.
    I do quite a bit of quilt piecing with my treadles.

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    Wow, that is gorgeous!!! Nice find! Just practice and you will soon be treadling along without even thinking about it.

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    Gorgeous and in no time you will be best friends.

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    That machine is absolutely gorgeous! Love the designs on the base and the throat. Lovely! I learned to sew on a treadle machine. Loved the rhythm of it. Never ran over my fingers either like I did with an electric machine. :shock: Jan

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    Oh that is absolutely beautiful! Looks brand new. ENjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mshawii
    That machine is absolutely gorgeous! Love the designs on the base and the throat. Lovely! I learned to sew on a treadle machine. Loved the rhythm of it. Never ran over my fingers either like I did with an electric machine. :shock: Jan
    OUCH!!!!

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    Do all of you who have these machines actually use them and how or why? Or are they strictly for decoration?
    Peggy

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    What a beauty - enjoy!

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