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Forum: Main
Today, 06:30 AM
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Posted By bkay

I just spent an hour on the internet looking for...

I just spent an hour on the internet looking for the pattern that you want. I found many photos of the pattern, but no place to buy it. It would take a long time to find it, if it's available. As...
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By bkay

No, not a good deal. It's not a 1919 model,...

No, not a good deal.

It's not a 1919 model, as a 1919 machine would, most likely, be a treadle or hand crank. That's more likely from the 40's or 50's if it does reverse.

The model 66 was...
Forum: Tutorials
10-16-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By bkay

It's often recommended to use high quality car...

It's often recommended to use high quality car wax on vintage machines. You might check with the vintage sewing machine group for a specific brand recommendation, as I've only used TR-3 and I think...
10-16-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By bkay

As usual, it seems you've solved the problem,...

As usual, it seems you've solved the problem, Janey.

bkay
10-16-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By bkay

Thanks, Janey. I never would have guessed. The...

Thanks, Janey. I never would have guessed. The black one has regular spool pins.
bkay
10-16-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By bkay

I found nothing on this serger. This might be...

I found nothing on this serger. This might be helpful https://sewing.patternreview.com/SewingDiscussions/topic/99356. (https://sewing.patternreview.com/SewingDiscussions/topic/99356)
My guess is...
10-16-2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By bkay

Thanks. The spool pins on my 301 have been...

Thanks. The spool pins on my 301 have been replaced by posts that look like springs. They are very unsightly. This sounds so simple I might try it.

bkay
Forum: Main
10-15-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By bkay

I would use a meander - something totally...

I would use a meander - something totally nondescript, but curvy. I'm not sure I would have it quilted heavily. The only reason for heavy quilting, as I understand it, is if it's going to be washed...
10-13-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By bkay

A black 221 featherweight in nice shape in a...

A black 221 featherweight in nice shape in a decent case with it's bobbin case and a couple of feet will go for $350.00 around here. So, at $250.00, it would be a "good deal".
bkay
10-13-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By bkay

Depends on your use for it. I'm in Texas, and it...

Depends on your use for it. I'm in Texas, and it wouldn't be a "good deal" unless it was a treadle red-eye...
10-13-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By bkay

Love sewing on the 301!

I finally got the 301 lubed and working smoothly. I was able to stabilize the cradle fairly well. I've been sewing primarily with drop in bobbins and had a problem seating the bobbin. I thought maybe...
10-12-2020, 03:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By bkay

It's my understanding that sewing machine screws...

It's my understanding that sewing machine screws are not threaded to the modern standards. So generally speaking, you can't replace a sewing machine screw with a screw from the hardware store. (I...
10-09-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By bkay

Actually, the change of the hinge didn't totally...

Actually, the change of the hinge didn't totally solve the problem. It still slips on the post, but not as much. There must be some problem with the cradle.

bkay
10-09-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By bkay

301 cradle problem

I got a great deal on this machine because the set screw was missing from the cradle. The machine was wired to the post and would not settle into the cradle. I assumed the set screw was lost. The set...
Forum: Main
10-09-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,810
Posted By bkay

I have several memories of quilts and quilting...

I have several memories of quilts and quilting from my childhood. My paternal grandmother lived in an old farm house that was heating with a wood stove in the living room only. When you went to bed,...
10-09-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By bkay

Great! Congratulations on finding that dream...

Great! Congratulations on finding that dream machine.
bkay
10-08-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,466
Posted By bkay

Oh, now I understand. That's what is commonly...

Oh, now I understand. That's what is commonly called a "cheater' quilt. It comes already quilted and ready to go. All you have to do it put a binding on it. Here's one that I found quickly....
10-08-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,466
Posted By bkay

The web address at the top of the browser page is...

The web address at the top of the browser page is the url (https://www.howtogeek.com/356563/what-is-a-url-uniform-resource-locator/).

Just copy and paste it to your message using the link at the...
Forum: Main
10-08-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,995
Posted By bkay

This is one I was thinking of making to use up...

This is one I was thinking of making to use up some Christmas jelly rolls I bought (for cheap) last year.

https://www.daysfilledwithjoy.com/2020/06/26/scrappy-mystery-quilt-a-long-step-8/

bkay
10-08-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,236
Posted By bkay

I'm pretty sure the bantam is aluminum. I've...

I'm pretty sure the bantam is aluminum. I've always kept my eye out for one.

bkay
10-07-2020, 05:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,466
Posted By bkay

At the bottom of most any page is a section that...

At the bottom of most any page is a section that lists moderators (https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage-antique-machine-enthusiasts-f22/). I would click on quiltingnan (I may be misspelling it, but...
10-06-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By bkay

Thanks for pointing that out. Since he spoke of...

Thanks for pointing that out. Since he spoke of using sewing machine repair as a distraction from pain, I "assumed". Hopefully, he will return with more videos and it's not a health issue.
bk
10-05-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By bkay

Wow, that's quite a loss to us "would be" sewing...

Wow, that's quite a loss to us "would be" sewing machine mechanics.

Thanks, Andy for all your help on my 401.

Bkay
10-05-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By bkay

Cari, who used to post here, finally found a set...

Cari, who used to post here, finally found a set of Brother irons. I don't know what it cost, but they arrived broken. Cast iron is brittle. Someone dropped my grandmother's iron skillet, and it...
10-05-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,466
Posted By bkay

I think you would get better response if you get...

I think you would get better response if you get one of the moderators to move this post to the "Main" forum.

This is the forum for vintage sewing machines, so it will not be seen by anyone who...
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