Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 20 of 20

Thread: 3 new ones!

  1. #1
    Super Member AshleyR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    East Tennessee
    Posts
    1,099
    Blog Entries
    30

    3 new ones!

    Or 3 old ones...

    My father took me to a Junk Store and I saw a sewing machine case sitting in the floor. It'd seen better days. It held a Federal ZigZag. I didn't even test it out. Turned the hand crank and the needle went waaaaay into the bobbin area. While I was looking at it, I saw a cabinet buried under some other junk, and I started digging into it. It held a black 301a. Needed oil; didn't test. I told the owner that I didn't want the cabinet and made him an offer on the head. I was shocked that he took it. I found another machine sitting on the floor (seriously, this "store" was just full of treasures waiting to be discovered!!) and it was a beautiful Standard machine. The cords had been cut off of it, but ironically, I guess the owner thought it was the Belle of the Ball, so when I said I wanted to pay the same as the others, he asked if I'd pay twice the amount.

    Ok, ready for the punchline?

    $5 for the Federal, $5 for the 301 and $10 for the Standard.

    Neither the Federal or the Standard are going to pass for new machines. The Standard has a hand crank on it too. Very cute! I plugged the 301 up and the light came on and when I pushed the pedal, she labored thru a very slow, whiny turn. I didn't push it. I didn't like the old cord/plug and I want to clean her up and oil her and get her a new cord/plug. I'm hoping I won't have to replace the pedal or the motor. She's dirty, but her decals are in good shape.

    Oh and I found out from my dad that the treadle that I got was his grandmother's! So I have one from my mom's mother and one from my dad's grandmother's!! And seven other ones!
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

  2. #2
    Senior Member grayhare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    330
    Wow, your lucky day! When you get a chance, would you share some photos of your new machines?
    "A change of feeling is a change of destiny."
    -Neville-

  3. #3
    Senior Member csharp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Happily @ Southwest Florida
    Posts
    834
    Wow, you will have a fun time with these projects.
    with a passion for quilting and vintage machines..Singers: 99, 4 featherweights, Redeye 66, Lotus 66, Phoenix 27, 15-91, 301A
    Colleen S.

  4. #4
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    1,063
    Wow, you had a great day!

  5. #5
    Super Member Candace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Outer Space
    Posts
    9,839
    Score!!! Great !!

  6. #6
    Super Member deedum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bluebell
    Posts
    4,224
    pictures,we want to see pictures.....

  7. #7
    Senior Member Quilter Day-by-Day's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Beaverton,Michigan
    Posts
    809
    Blog Entries
    10
    Pictures pictures please

  8. #8
    Super Member janiesews's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Iola KS
    Posts
    2,842
    Congratulations on your wonderful finds. If you haven't had a 301 you will love it. I love mine in the cabinet though.
    This too shall pass.
    Janie

  9. #9
    Junior Member makitmama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Tidewater, VA
    Posts
    262
    sooo, if I come down to to the tail of the dragon again out of Gatlinburg, can I come see them? what a great day you had!
    Cil



    I'm a Queen.... at least my pantyhose say I am!


    (proud caretaker of a magenta 221, purple 222, assorted 66's, a 301, a pink Atlas and Monarch, and Granny's 201-2.

  10. #10
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Alturas, CA
    Posts
    8,403
    Definitely your lucky day!! Congratulations!!

  11. #11
    Super Member AshleyR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    East Tennessee
    Posts
    1,099
    Blog Entries
    30
    I haven't had much luck with pics the past few times... always too big. I'll try again!

    Top to bottom: $15 Pawn Shop Necchi
    Mammaw's 206k
    $5 Federal, $20 Atlas
    $5 301a
    Great-Grandmother's Treadle, $10 Standard

    The Necchi and the Atlas are the only ones I've cleaned and tried to mess with.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

  12. #12
    Super Member AshleyR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    East Tennessee
    Posts
    1,099
    Blog Entries
    30
    Quote Originally Posted by makitmama View Post
    sooo, if I come down to to the tail of the dragon again out of Gatlinburg, can I come see them? what a great day you had!
    I'm not too close to The Dragon... Cumberland Gap is closer to my neck of the woods!
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

  13. #13
    Super Member Candace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Outer Space
    Posts
    9,839
    I hope the 301 has the bobbin case?

  14. #14
    Super Member Mitch's mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    TN
    Posts
    1,434
    Man!! A black 301 is on my wish list. I have been looking forever for one that isn't priced out of the universe. You are one lucky girl! And I'm jealous.

  15. #15
    Super Member AshleyR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    East Tennessee
    Posts
    1,099
    Blog Entries
    30
    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    I hope the 301 has the bobbin case?
    Yes, one foot, bobbin case, and the cradle (removed for the pic - actually, sitting behind it). At least, I thought it had the bobbin case, but now that I'm looking for it, I don't see it!
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

  16. #16
    Super Member AshleyR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    East Tennessee
    Posts
    1,099
    Blog Entries
    30
    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom View Post
    Man!! A black 301 is on my wish list. I have been looking forever for one that isn't priced out of the universe. You are one lucky girl! And I'm jealous.
    Do you still have my email address?
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

  17. #17
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Abingdon, MD
    Posts
    1,659
    Now that sounds like a great day treasure finding!!

  18. #18
    Power Poster mighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Upland CA
    Posts
    18,361
    Wow, congrats!!!!!

  19. #19
    Power Poster Mariposa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Eastern Washington
    Posts
    26,729
    Sounds like you had a really fun day! Any chance you could show us some pics of your new lovelies-?
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

  20. #20
    Senior Member berrypatch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Home Sweet Home / PA
    Posts
    760
    Blog Entries
    1
    Sounds like good buys - lucky you ! I pass up some good deals because I just do not have room for these treasures ! However, if I could only clean up the basement

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.