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10-19-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,344
Posted By Tom W

There is no exact US match for this machine. The...

There is no exact US match for this machine. The 158.xxx were made by Maruzen-Jaguar, the 148.xxx machines by Soryu, the machine pictured is likely made by Toyota or Koyo-Seiko. I'd have to see more...
Forum: Main
07-03-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,667
Posted By Tom W

My Brother Duetta 4500D just passed 38 million...

My Brother Duetta 4500D just passed 38 million stitches and my Bernina Aurora 440 has 31 million... both are still working just like new with just the required maintenance. 8 million on a quality...
Forum: Main
07-03-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By Tom W

I still use a 530 Record, 730 Record, 830 Record...

I still use a 530 Record, 730 Record, 830 Record as well as an Artista 230 and an Aurora 440. Parts are getting very hard to find...
Forum: Main
06-25-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,344
Posted By Tom W

Which is full of inaccurate and downright false...

Which is full of inaccurate and downright false information.
Forum: Main
06-25-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,075
Posted By Tom W

Exactly my feelings as well.

Exactly my feelings as well.
Forum: Main
06-21-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,344
Posted By Tom W

You can sell anything constructed with licensed...

You can sell anything constructed with licensed fabric. What you cannot do is sell it as a genuine article. So you can't sell it as a Disney whatever, but you can sell it as a 'quilt constructed with...
06-19-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,337
Posted By Tom W

Looks like either Toyota or Koyo-Seiko built to...

Looks like either Toyota or Koyo-Seiko built to me.
Forum: Main
05-09-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,542
Posted By Tom W

My go-to for a gender neutral baby quilt are 30's...

My go-to for a gender neutral baby quilt are 30's colors... not necessarily 30's prints, but the color palate. Just a touch more saturated than pastel, but not primary color brights.
Forum: Main
01-14-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,140
Posted By Tom W

Connecting Threads Essential, Aurifil, Mettler,...

Connecting Threads Essential, Aurifil, Mettler, Guttermann, C&C and Superior for sewing and ThreadArt, MetroEMB and Sigma for embroidery
Forum: Main
11-30-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,152
Posted By Tom W

yes they are

yes they are
11-28-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,030
Posted By Tom W

I've unscrambled 2 of them. The service manual is...

I've unscrambled 2 of them. The service manual is available and is very useful. It's a very, very fiddly process and a challenge to get right. Took me several weeks and dozens of attempts to get...
11-26-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2,030
Views: 241,926
Posted By Tom W

Yep, and Bonnie will provide that information...

Yep, and Bonnie will provide that information when she tells us what we're doing with the rest of the 4 patches....don't you think?
11-25-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2,030
Views: 241,926
Posted By Tom W

45 of the 4 patches will be used as 3.5" squares,...

45 of the 4 patches will be used as 3.5" squares, the remaining 176 will be combined with other clues to make a different block...
11-25-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,030
Views: 241,926
Posted By Tom W

Clue one complete. 221 4 patches done...562780

Clue one complete. 221 4 patches done...562780
Forum: Main
11-17-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,091
Posted By Tom W

I do turn the power switch on... doesn't seem to...

I do turn the power switch on... doesn't seem to do anything just being plugged in.
Forum: Main
11-16-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,091
Posted By Tom W

I suspect that there is a battery on the power...

I suspect that there is a battery on the power board that eventually goes dead. Mine had no issues at all for the first 7 or 8 winters by the last 5 or so it's taken it's time to start and then it's...
Forum: Main
11-15-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,091
Posted By Tom W

I have a Bernina Activa that I keep at a mountain...

I have a Bernina Activa that I keep at a mountain cabin. It sits all winter without power and the first time I turn it on in the late Spring it can take a good 20 minutes to turn on, but it's never...
11-12-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,266
Posted By Tom W

As Cari stated, Brother made. Mid 60's, all...

As Cari stated, Brother made. Mid 60's, all metal, made in Japan and one heck of a machine.
Forum: Main
11-10-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,361
Posted By Tom W

Bernette's are not Bernina's. They are made for...

Bernette's are not Bernina's. They are made for and sold by Bernina but they are not engineered by Bernina. Bernina has a minimum set of specifications and a Chinese manufacturer makes machines to...
Forum: Main
10-25-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,267
Posted By Tom W

I gave both of my nieces Janome DC2012's when...

I gave both of my nieces Janome DC2012's when they were 6 and 8 respectively. They were closely supervised until they demonstrated a reasonable level of skill. I also fitted them with needle guards...
Forum: Main
10-18-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,707
Posted By Tom W

Juki still makes Babylock Overlockers. Babylock...

Juki still makes Babylock Overlockers. Babylock has no manufacturing capability and all their machines are made for them by other makers.
Forum: Pictures
10-10-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,112
Posted By Tom W

Spectacular!!! Gorgeous!! Stunning!! I LOVE it! I...

Spectacular!!! Gorgeous!! Stunning!! I LOVE it! I like elephants a lot, can you tell?
Forum: Main
10-10-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,622
Posted By Tom W

I think this hit a bit close to home for some. I...

I think this hit a bit close to home for some. I am deeply sorry to have seen some of the responses to a very polite inquiry just because it wasn't in English. I am appalled, but not surprised. It's...
10-05-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,443
Posted By Tom W

Needles are available on eBay often or you can...

Needles are available on eBay often or you can grind down about 3/16" from the top of the shank and they work great. Replacement pulleys are available from several sources, Cindy Peters at...
10-05-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,573
Posted By Tom W

may just be dirty and running it for 5 minutes or...

may just be dirty and running it for 5 minutes or so at full speed will clear it out, but first check that the carbon brushes have plenty of life left in them. The other possibility is that someone...
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