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11-02-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,400
Posted By NopahDesertRat

Cleaning

Most folks say to use only sewing machine oil, but I have found with these old crinkle machines that a bit of hand cleaner found in the automotive dept of WalMart, without pumace, sort of a jell...
05-12-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,086
Posted By NopahDesertRat

Many years ago my Mother made a simple book of...

Many years ago my Mother made a simple book of fabric for my kids. She simply took an old bed sheet and cut the pages out, about 10 by 10 inches, as I remember, not sure if she had a fold in the...
03-05-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By NopahDesertRat

I have used goop handcleaner without pumace and...

I have used goop handcleaner without pumace and an electric toothbrush to scrub crinkle finish. It works well, just have a roll of paper towels handy, sometimes the gunk is thick.

Ethel
Forum: Main
01-18-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By NopahDesertRat

If all else fails, try putting a light weight...

If all else fails, try putting a light weight piece of paper under the triangle end, ripping it away when finished.
01-14-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,304
Posted By NopahDesertRat

I make them with 2 pieces of flannel, 36 inches...

I make them with 2 pieces of flannel, 36 inches square, add some decorative stitching for the quilting, about 3 or 4 rows, mothers love them and they wash well
Ethel
Forum: Pictures
12-28-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,725
Posted By NopahDesertRat

Jenny of MQ says they don't need to match and...

Jenny of MQ says they don't need to match and just sew them up anyway. Even with sashing they still don't line up, it still makes a wonderful quilt

Ethel
Forum: Recipes
10-28-2016, 05:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,758
Posted By NopahDesertRat

Keep up the good work. I too have quit eating...

Keep up the good work.
I too have quit eating too much. I feel so much better and can walk again with out waddling.
Ethel
09-08-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,899
Posted By NopahDesertRat

Looks too much like a child's coffin to suit me,...

Looks too much like a child's coffin to suit me, I still use the name.
My great grandmother used hers turned over to set the baby in while she sewed. We have a picture of grandfather sitting in it....
08-28-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,143
Posted By NopahDesertRat

OOH, I want to visit. Looks as if I could spend...

OOH, I want to visit. Looks as if I could spend several days there! It would be so fun getting to know each and every machine.

Ethel
Forum: Pictures
08-08-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,148
Posted By NopahDesertRat

Beautiful work. First quilt I have seen using a...

Beautiful work. First quilt I have seen using a pentagon. I have been trying to design one, so far just in the design stage. No fabric cut or sewn. Yours is awesome, did you use a pattern? If so...
08-08-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,022
Posted By NopahDesertRat

Nice find. I still haven't found a black one, or...

Nice find. I still haven't found a black one, or a long bed.

Ethel
07-26-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,705
Posted By NopahDesertRat

Kenmores are great machines. They will just sew...

Kenmores are great machines. They will just sew forever with a little tlc.
Forum: Pictures
07-23-2016, 05:54 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,663
Posted By NopahDesertRat

Congratulations, both are truly works of art, I...

Congratulations, both are truly works of art, I fully know the amount of work and talent that went into their creation
07-21-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,237
Posted By NopahDesertRat

I wonder if you could paint the bobbin tire, I...

I wonder if you could paint the bobbin tire, I think I will try on one for my Singer 301
07-17-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,454
Posted By NopahDesertRat

It will treadle. Nice machine, oil it up well and...

It will treadle. Nice machine, oil it up well and should sew.
07-10-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,845
Posted By NopahDesertRat

Great find. Show us the machine. It looks like a...

Great find. Show us the machine. It looks like a Kenmore, and they are sturdy tough machines that run for years even with abuse, ask me how I know.

Your cabinet rebuild looks mighty fine,...
Forum: Main
07-02-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,589
Posted By NopahDesertRat

If you have seen how batiks are made you wonder...

If you have seen how batiks are made you wonder that they ever hold up at all. Could be a chemical reaction to the metal in the dyes eating the fabric. A rust spot on cotton will rot before the rest...
Forum: Main
07-02-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,317
Posted By NopahDesertRat

Years ago when I was learning about fabrics from...

Years ago when I was learning about fabrics from my Mom, she showed me that muslin had varying weight threads in it so had a rougher feel and tended to shrink more. Percale or other fabric has very...
05-30-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By NopahDesertRat

If you go to the singerco.com site they have...

If you go to the singerco.com site they have manuals for Whites too. Without a model number just put in a W for the model and a whole bunch of White manual options will come up. Look through the...
05-29-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By NopahDesertRat

I have one with the same knee bar, it is a 1928...

I have one with the same knee bar, it is a 1928 Model 99.
Very nice neat machines.

Ethel
05-08-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,298
Posted By NopahDesertRat

A real beauty! So glad some one has her who will...

A real beauty! So glad some one has her who will appreciate and enjoy
04-08-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,628
Posted By NopahDesertRat

My grandmother died on her birthday. She was also...

My grandmother died on her birthday. She was also married on her birthday, my second son was born on her birthday. I have heard it happens often if a birthday is near.

Ethel
04-06-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,993
Posted By NopahDesertRat

Nova Montgomery has a special motor lube...

Nova Montgomery has a special motor lube available. She uses it on FW but it is also good for all old singer motors and gears.

Ethel
04-02-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 981
Posted By NopahDesertRat

You can also get free downloads of manuals at...

You can also get free downloads of manuals at singer.com. They also have manuals for "White" machines or machines made by white.

Recently got one for a Kenmore 117.

Ethel
03-31-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,065
Posted By NopahDesertRat

You might try "totally Awesome" cleaner. It can...

You might try "totally Awesome" cleaner. It can be purchased at Dollar stores. It does wonders on that type of gunk. When I got my first feather weight, I was wiping it down and realized it had smoke...
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