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02-05-2021, 09:06 PM
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Posted By grennan

Here's another with the same title, but using a...

Here's another with the same title, but using a curvemaster foot, which I love. .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN91YJkpJR8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92s6VG0XvzM
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02-05-2021, 08:46 PM
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Views: 1,281
Posted By grennan

Several years ago I came across a project that...

Several years ago I came across a project that was actually 8 small tables/shelves by Ikea arranged 2 x 4 and bolted together. The ikea pieces were about $30 each, and had a shelf, too, so they...
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02-02-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,227
Posted By grennan

I started buying from them when I lived about...

I started buying from them when I lived about fifty miles from the nearest spool of pink thread from Walmart, let alone a fabric store. At the time, their prices for four cones of serger thread, even...
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01-30-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 24,345
Posted By grennan

Steam sewing presses! I got one new for about...

Steam sewing presses! I got one new for about $150 and one at a thrift shop for $15. I couldn't have predicted how wonderful they are. Can't imagine pressing yardage or many other things without. No...
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01-30-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,375
Posted By grennan

I'm also from the clothes sewing world. One real...

I'm also from the clothes sewing world. One real help, at least for me, was/is the Curvemaster foot. It does 1/4 curved seams and it doesn't matter which way they curve or if they even do. The first...
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01-30-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By grennan

Always worth changing, unless you just (one or...

Always worth changing, unless you just (one or two seams ago) did. Make sure it's not a ball-knit needle, and for really sharp go Microtex/sharp.

And tissue paper/adding machine roll stabilizer...
01-29-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,405
Posted By grennan

Thanks, the slip cover info is interesting...

Thanks, the slip cover info is interesting because my very un-informed assumption was that it was popular mostly for small and light jobs (i.e., piecing).

But I'm not going to use Sleeping...
01-27-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,405
Posted By grennan

leonf, it might come to that. According to...

leonf, it might come to that.

According to my notes (hah) the serial number is # AH 221 459 which seems very short. Unlike almost every other sewing machine in this chaotic house and garage, it's...
01-27-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,405
Posted By grennan

FW 221 questions

I've got two questions about the basic Featherweight; for various reasons they might seem strange, but I'd really appreciate your input.

First, what do you like about using it? Why do people...
01-25-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 803
Posted By grennan

It must be a great chair! My favorite quote...

It must be a great chair!

My favorite quote about the 70s is from the late Spy Magazine, which called it the "wide decade". Wide hair, wide sideburns, wide pants, wide ties, wide lapels.

It's...
01-22-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,770
Posted By grennan

"Self-lubricating" machines have been around...

"Self-lubricating" machines have been around since the 60s, at least for Husqvarnas. If the owner's manual doesn't have oiling instructions, it is probably expected to be part of periodic dealer...
01-20-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,413
Posted By grennan

This re-homing discussion is very timely, at...

This re-homing discussion is very timely, at least for me.

First, we who have too many machines have got to be coldly realistic, and suern3 is being very tactful about "may not be a 'working...
01-19-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By grennan

My mom got hers in the mid-60s and decades after...

My mom got hers in the mid-60s and decades after she stopped sewing, one of her grandkids has made several quilts with it.I talked to corporate Elna in '98 or '99 about something else and for some...
01-17-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By grennan

I think that's an over-braider foot. Braid fed...

I think that's an over-braider foot. Braid fed through non scoop end to be sewed to material (that foot is over).

With my National "Viking" art deco newly arrived, I am learning that the...
01-17-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By grennan

It's the old cross-reference challenge and...

It's the old cross-reference challenge and finding the number that works regardless of what the seller's listing says (fits "xxxxxx" and ). I had an early 70s Italian car that used the same sized oil...
01-14-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By grennan

The bobbins are the same for 19e, 21, 49, 51, 52...

The bobbins are the same for 19e, 21, 49, 51, 52 and 6000/2000, which may mean the hooks are similiar.
01-14-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By grennan

National treasure, as far as bobbins and bobbin...

National treasure, as far as bobbins and bobbin reference (needles, too)
https://www.thethreadexchange.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=sewing-machine-bobbin-style-info
01-14-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By grennan

The Husqvarna/Vikings have actually gotten less...

The Husqvarna/Vikings have actually gotten less tough over the years, meaning that all of them through the 2000 might be compared to Volvos (truck or car). A couple of years ago I was trying to find...
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01-11-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,982
Posted By grennan

Thanks, I couldn't possibly have been the first...

Thanks, I couldn't possibly have been the first to think of it. One day I was about to dig out something to attach the ol' Singer Pinking Attachment to, to cut rug braiding strips, and it just popped...
01-09-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,763
Posted By grennan

Here are some thoughts from a some-time sewing...

Here are some thoughts from a some-time sewing teacher, whose mom was a sewing teacher before going back to school. Despite trying on me starting at age 6, and being in her sewing classes in junior...
01-09-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By grennan

I have several 6000 series/2000 Husqvarnas...

I have several 6000 series/2000 Husqvarnas ("several" being hoarder talk for more than three); I'm fairly sure that 20 needles aren't a problem, and 22 may be ok, but I'll dig up one of the manuals....
01-09-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By grennan

Thanks Mickey2 and quilted sunshine. From what...

Thanks Mickey2 and quilted sunshine. From what I've learned, the 730, 731, and 732 were a series with 730 having the most fancy ("decorative") stitches, the 731 four of the deco stitches, and the 732...
01-08-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By grennan

Bernina 731

An in-law's in-law has a Bernina 731 she says works but like a slipping transmission.

I found a post here from a few years ago, and I was wondering if anybody thought the problem is more likely:
...
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01-05-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,982
Posted By grennan

A quick way to cut them is to remove the needles...

A quick way to cut them is to remove the needles and thread from a serger, put a piece of tape on the machine if you need to mark, say, 2 ", and just keep running them through your new "power strip...
01-05-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By grennan

Also Amazon has a lot of manufacturers of...

Also Amazon has a lot of manufacturers of replacement pedals and cords.
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