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05-29-2021, 07:24 PM
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Posted By redbugsullivan

You ask excellent, educated questions! Yes, be...

You ask excellent, educated questions! Yes, be careful with anything that may touch decals. I have found high end nail polish enamel to be an acceptable paint chip fill and color match. Be sure to...
Forum: Tutorials
09-08-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 327,129
Posted By redbugsullivan

This technique is hands down my favorite of all...

This technique is hands down my favorite of all techniques!!! Talents need no moderating. Terrific stuff!!
09-26-2017, 04:23 PM
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Views: 784
Posted By redbugsullivan

I own one. It is a bit noisy but a sweet...

I own one. It is a bit noisy but a sweet stitcher! Make sure the shuttle area is clean and well lubricated. Mine has no lid but has my heart.

Do more research through Needlebar and ISMACS. The...
07-05-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 939,880
Posted By redbugsullivan

I was looking for advice from the usual folks on...

I was looking for advice from the usual folks on this thread so I can get my Sisters quilt pieced together! My Brother 210 needs words of wisdom because it is shredding thread. I use old machines to...
04-10-2017, 05:03 PM
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Posted By redbugsullivan

That is a sweet looking straight stitch machine...

That is a sweet looking straight stitch machine you've got there!!
03-27-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,759
Posted By redbugsullivan

I found this post especially helpful! Just...

I found this post especially helpful! Just purchased an underfeed Davis made in 1914 in it's original treadle from the second owner's estate. She was 80 and it had been her mother's. I've been...
11-11-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,278
Posted By redbugsullivan

Now if I could only figure out how come my spring...

Now if I could only figure out how come my spring tensioner refuses to hold the thread in the middle! It goes from one side to the next and as a result, upper thread tension is tight and...
11-11-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,278
Posted By redbugsullivan

I see that no one has responded to your final...

I see that no one has responded to your final post. I just purchased a W&W D-9 and it has two felt pads, one on either side of the disks. My machine is pretty original so I would trust that they were...
09-03-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 97,516
Posted By redbugsullivan

I agree!! If it weren't for an amazing cache I...

I agree!! If it weren't for an amazing cache I found, my Japanese machines would by far be the bulk of my collection.
09-02-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 97,516
Posted By redbugsullivan

A clone is a replicate of a previously existing...

A clone is a replicate of a previously existing entity. There have been plenty of zigzag machines made all over the world that have been replicated by the Japanese. Smart folks, those Japanese. Not...
08-31-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 97,516
Posted By redbugsullivan

Cari, how do you know it is not a clone? So...

Cari, how do you know it is not a clone? So curious!!
07-10-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 348,286
Posted By redbugsullivan

Ordering the Testor paint pen. Tip for using...

Ordering the Testor paint pen.

Tip for using that paint pen, apply in the middle of what you want to paint and move to the correct edges with a very fine paintbrush or toothpick. I have found that...
Forum: Pictures
03-13-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 248,001
Posted By redbugsullivan

The name? What a great idea! I've been...

The name? What a great idea! I've been overwhelmed by school, teaching, and visiting here again is quite good for my heart.
12-18-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 44,789
Views: 4,320,875
Posted By redbugsullivan

Again, a sewing machine's value is totally based...

Again, a sewing machine's value is totally based upon what someone is willing to pay. For me, prior to collecting, the free arm option was critical. How a machine sews, the ease of use, and...
12-18-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 981
Posted By redbugsullivan

These look like "in the theme of" pics. Pfaff and...

These look like "in the theme of" pics. Pfaff and Necchi visual hints. The front slide plate is intriguing! What is the history behind your photo?
10-11-2015, 06:24 PM
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Views: 4,320,875
Posted By redbugsullivan

Thank you folks for the comments on this thread!...

Thank you folks for the comments on this thread! Yesterday I reintroduced a young'un to sewing and sent home one of my herd. Over and over I found myself saying how useful a forum like this is to...
Forum: Pictures
09-04-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 248,001
Posted By redbugsullivan

Grant, it's getting to the point where I can...

Grant, it's getting to the point where I can identify your work before I read a word. It's like my husband and his handgun trigger jobs. Twenty guns, pull through the triggers and I can separate his...
Forum: Main
07-22-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,797
Posted By redbugsullivan

I am inspired!! There is no longer a need to wrap...

I am inspired!! There is no longer a need to wrap front to back. I've quilted enough to see alternatives existed but these suggestions have brought out creativity! Next quilt will be finished using...
07-21-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,681
Posted By redbugsullivan

The hinge pins were needed in the base that holds...

The hinge pins were needed in the base that holds the machine for storage. I rebuilt the flat bottom and one end, decorated the sides to hide imperfections, and the holes for the pins stared at me....
Forum: Main
07-20-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,797
Posted By redbugsullivan

525753 The tenth time is a charm!! Left to...

525753
The tenth time is a charm!! Left to right, my sister-in-law, Lynn (good enough to be the quilt police but isn't). My mother-in-law, Gerry. And me, the so glad to have help at the homestead...
Forum: Main
07-19-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,797
Posted By redbugsullivan

These are such great suggestions! I'll spread it...

These are such great suggestions! I'll spread it all out tomorrow and see what works and is cost effective. So many unfinished quilts and so little time before school requirements start again and I...
Forum: Main
07-19-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,797
Posted By redbugsullivan

All my late mother's scraps, my scraps, gift...

All my late mother's scraps, my scraps, gift chunks of fabrics, and left overs from past quilts. Each and every color, design, and hue in the fabric shops. If my kids were to ever have children, it...
Forum: Main
07-19-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,797
Posted By redbugsullivan

Maybe cream! I just need something that won't...

Maybe cream! I just need something that won't stand out. I've even considered a soft sage green.
Forum: Main
07-19-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,797
Posted By redbugsullivan

Sheet binding? Yes and no. Originally, the plan...

Sheet binding? Yes and no. Originally, the plan was to wrap the back to the front for binding. Then, during the layering process, too many quilters aligning and pinning got into the plan. Too much...
Forum: Main
07-19-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,797
Posted By redbugsullivan

Wrapping Pieced Front to Back for Binding?

Over time, I've tried all types of binding methods. Some were more successful than others. Now I have a quilt top that needs me to decide on binding and I have hit a wall. It's a scrap quilt with...
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