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03-10-2021, 03:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,899
Posted By Manalto

The 201 is the most elegant of the Singers....

The 201 is the most elegant of the Singers. Quiet, smooth, reliable and easy to use with its drop-in bobbin. It and the model 15 are the best straight-stitch domestic machines that Singer produced.
03-10-2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,168
Posted By Manalto

Congratulations

Congratulations on your new acquisition.

What are Featherweights going for these days on average? I understand it's a range, depending on condition. You used to be able to find one with wear on...
Forum: Main
05-06-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,454
Posted By Manalto

I used to work in a nursery and sometimes...

I used to work in a nursery and sometimes customers would specify that they wanted no plants with thorns. When asked why, they'd declare that they had young children. "OK," I'd say, "but I bet your...
Forum: Main
05-05-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,796
Posted By Manalto

I like this, and it's the right weight. I forgot...

I like this, and it's the right weight. I forgot to mention that the fabric is a sturdy shirt weight, suitable for uniforms in a hot climate.

Now to figure out what the front of the quilt should...
05-05-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,985
Posted By Manalto

As far as I know, there was never a Slant-O-Magic...

As far as I know, there was never a Slant-O-Magic offered by Singer. The 301 was referred to simply as the slant-needle machine. Perhaps you are thinking of the Slant-O-Matic designation of the 400...
Forum: Main
05-05-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,796
Posted By Manalto

Ideas for camouflage fabric?

I acquired 30+ yards of this fabric a while back:

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It was used for military garments in Desert Storm. There was something wrong with the design that made it stand out rather than blend in...
Forum: Recipes
03-25-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,785
Posted By Manalto

I hope you enjoy. Be sure to remember to let them...

I hope you enjoy. Be sure to remember to let them cool on the baking sheet for 3-4 minutes before removing them with the spatula - or those cookies will crumble.
Forum: Recipes
03-24-2019, 02:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,785
Posted By Manalto

"Improved" Toll-House cookies

This recipe was a happy accident. I was going to make peanut-butter chocolate-chip cookies, but discovered that there was only almond butter in the cupboard. It may be audacious to claim that these...
Forum: Pictures
03-24-2019, 01:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,067
Posted By Manalto

That's a great basic design. I like what you did...

That's a great basic design. I like what you did with it and see potential for all kinds of variations.
Forum: Pictures
02-12-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,458
Posted By Manalto

That (barn?) red and white is elegant. I'd like...

That (barn?) red and white is elegant. I'd like to see an entire two-color quilt done in that combination.
Forum: Main
02-10-2019, 02:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,078
Posted By Manalto

The cotton fabric in a good-quality man's shirt...

The cotton fabric in a good-quality man's shirt is much higher than most quilting fabrics on the market. A quilt made out of shirt fabric would last a long time and have a subtle sheen.

I've been...
02-05-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,807
Posted By Manalto

Thanks for the review. Even a cabinet in...

Thanks for the review. Even a cabinet in not-so-great shape is sometimes better than using the machine as a portable on a tabletop. At least it's at a good height and is even with the work surface.
Forum: Main
02-03-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,266
Posted By Manalto

607874 This is my favorite. I haven't made a...

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This is my favorite. I haven't made a whole lot of quilts but have done some that are far bigger and more intricate but I like the way this one came out. It was for a pregnant colleague who...
02-03-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,658
Posted By Manalto

Keep water away from the decals when cleaning; it...

Keep water away from the decals when cleaning; it will "silver" (ruin) them. (Ask me how I know.) The safest way to clean painted and decaled surfaces is with machine oil.

The 66, and its little...
Forum: Main
02-01-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,413
Posted By Manalto

See post #10, above your last one. If it turns by...

See post #10, above your last one. If it turns by hand (and the motor runs) then it has to be the belt.
Forum: Main
02-01-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,413
Posted By Manalto

I'm not sure what little screw you're referring...

I'm not sure what little screw you're referring to, but if the needle moves when you turn the handwheel manually, then all you need to do is tighten the belt a little. Don't make the belt too tight...
Forum: Main
02-01-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,852
Posted By Manalto

After five years of a 'Storm at Sea' sitting in a...

After five years of a 'Storm at Sea' sitting in a bag in pieces, have I given up? I'm still not sure!
Forum: Main
02-01-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,368
Posted By Manalto

No one has suggested a vintage machine, so I...

No one has suggested a vintage machine, so I will. I recommend a pre-1960 Singer 15 or, if you don't like loading a bobbin, a 201. If you require decorative stitches, a 401. Beautiful, reliable,...
Forum: Main
02-01-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,413
Posted By Manalto

Does the needle move if you turn the hand wheel...

Does the needle move if you turn the hand wheel manually? If not, the thread jam is a good bet. Remove the bobbin (in its case) and try again. This is usually a simple fix when a machine has recently...
Forum: Main
02-01-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,386
Posted By Manalto

Hemming pillowcases, along the edge of muslin...

Hemming pillowcases, along the edge of muslin kitchen towels where threads are pulled to form fringe, to attach ruffle or trim on curtains, on top of fly-front plackets (shirts or jackets) for hidden...
Forum: Main
02-01-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,797
Posted By Manalto

I'm interested in the responses too. Barb, I've...

I'm interested in the responses too. Barb, I've only seen one authentic antique crazy quilt and it was an impressive combination of rich fabrics (a lot of velvet) and intricate handwork. Dazzling!
02-01-2019, 02:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,912
Posted By Manalto

Ely's Fabric Warehouse in Mobile, AL closing

I recently moved part-time to Mobile, Alabama, and discovered a gold mine of a resource there, Ely's Fabric Warehouse, which I believe has been in business 50+ years. It's a rambling, run-down,...
08-07-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,730
Posted By Manalto

NOW you tell me - LOL I pretty much figured...

NOW you tell me - LOL

I pretty much figured that out trying to handle the fabric and get it to behave. (It's a pain to work with.) I just measured multiple times so the length would be as even as...
08-06-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,730
Posted By Manalto

Here are the results. The photo is a little...

Here are the results. The photo is a little peculiar because it's daytime and they're closed with the light on. It gives you a pretty good idea of how sheer the fabric is. Thank you, bearisgray,...
Forum: Pictures
07-07-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,424
Posted By Manalto

Great close-up photos of your fine detail work....

Great close-up photos of your fine detail work. Well done!
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