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01-03-2021, 11:24 AM
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Posted By life is sweet

Oops! Should be nail polish REMOVER

I was so excited about my discovery that I forgot to proofread
01-03-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
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Acetone nail polish for cleaning crud

I know, I know it sounds risky but I was desperate! I was working on the grungiest, most disgusting 401 and after much soaking, etc. with the usual kerosene, Krud Kutter, etc., in desperation I...
11-25-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,477
Posted By life is sweet

Hooligan - "no more machines for now" lol. I...

Hooligan - "no more machines for now" lol. I have said that myself quite a few times until I find an irresistible deal - like the one I just got - a 404 with cover for $15.00!!! And it works!! ...
11-20-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,477
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My newest favorite vintage Singer

Actually, my favorite is usually whichever vintage Singer I am using at the time although nothing purrs like my 201. But I just really fell in love with my 401, fairly new to me and not used much. ...
11-20-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
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I am so impressed (and envious). Although I have...

I am so impressed (and envious). Although I have partially taken apart numerous vintage machines (and put back together!), I am a total failure at tensioners. I have to pay a repair shop for that...
Forum: Main
11-02-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
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Using interfacing for foundation piecing???

I usually draw my block design on a fabric foundation but thought it would be easier on lightweight interfacing - I don't like using paper foundations at all, plus I was gifted with yards of...
09-25-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
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Help! Zipper foot for 301

I tried using a zipper foot on my 301 but it doesn't seem to line up properly. The foot is for a slant needle, part 161166, so it should work. On my other machines (66, 15, 99, 221) I position the...
03-30-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
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My "go to" is squares of chenille and flannel...

My "go to" is squares of chenille and flannel prints - squares 4" , 5" even 6" depending on what you like. I usually do 4" . Tie rather than quilt. I had read a warning somewhere about the...
Forum: Main
03-30-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,913
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My absolute favorite quilt to snuggle under is...

My absolute favorite quilt to snuggle under is flannel with an old wool army blanket for batting. The quilt washes beautifully, was easy to machine quilt and is not too heavy - for me anyway. I...
Forum: Main
03-30-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By life is sweet

As you may know there are many videos out there...

As you may know there are many videos out there showing directions, tips on best fabric, best filters, etc. Do find a very recent video with updated info as things change rapidly, i.e. Type and...
10-21-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 923
Posted By life is sweet

Thank you bk! It never occurred to me to look up...

Thank you bk! It never occurred to me to look up a manual!
10-21-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 923
Posted By life is sweet

Help with 401 motor

Just got a beautiful 401a at a thrift for $15.00! Am anxious to try it out after cleaning, greasing and oiling. My question is: are there grease wicks for the motor somewhere or a quick way to...
03-27-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
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Question about 301

Seems I read somewhere that the 301 was the last of the classic black Singers (except for some after market copies). I can't find the source now - maybe someone out there knows and has a better...
01-25-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 812
Posted By life is sweet

Tri-flow aerosol same as oil?

Couldn't find plain triflow oil so I bought triflow "superior lubricant" in an aerosol can. Now I am having second thoughts about using it on my vintage treasures. Does anyone know if it's safe to...
11-15-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,320
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John Wanamaker machine???

Got a mint vintage machine at a thrift. Looks like Singer 15-90, made in Japan, labeled w/John Wanamaker logo and badge says precision sewing machine deluxe precision built. I know it came from...
11-15-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,186
Posted By life is sweet

Hi back at ya' and welcome! Such a great...

Hi back at ya' and welcome! Such a great machine. I got one not long ago and Love it. Now I'm totally obsessed with vintage machines. Glad you're having fun with yours.
10-05-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By life is sweet

Thanks for the info. Mickey2, your comment about...

Thanks for the info. Mickey2, your comment about the 301 cracked me up! I do love vintage Singers so I am greatly relieved to know that you will not prevent me from getting a 301. May you be...
10-04-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By life is sweet

FM quilting on 201-2???

Sooo excited! Just discovered the feed dogs drop on my gorgeous "new" 201 so am ready to try quilting on it. My joy cannot be contained! What foot do you all prefer? I have a large collection of...
05-24-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,616
Posted By life is sweet

Oops! I posted prematurely. You've got to play...

Oops! I posted prematurely. You've got to play with the attachments if you haven't already. They are amazing, easy and too much fun!
05-24-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,616
Posted By life is sweet

What a beautiful machine! Enjoy!

What a beautiful machine! Enjoy!
Forum: Recipes
05-19-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,039
Posted By life is sweet

KitchenCraft electric skillet

Can anyone share tips+recipe for my newly acquired skillet ($12.99 at local thrift!) It's for waterless cooking but I'm not sure how to use it. What a beautiful pan it is!
Forum: Recipes
05-18-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,105
Posted By life is sweet

Just made these - delish ! They won out over my...

Just made these - delish ! They won out over my usual recipe which was a good one. Thanks for posting it.
05-16-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,065
Posted By life is sweet

don't know how to add a photo - too busy sewing...

don't know how to add a photo - too busy sewing to learn how!
05-16-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,065
Posted By life is sweet

what a beautiful machine! I would love to sew on...

what a beautiful machine! I would love to sew on a treadle. There's nothing like a well oiled machine.
05-14-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,364
Posted By life is sweet

what a family treasure!

what a family treasure!
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