Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums >
  • Main
  • For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
  • Back from my Mystery Quilting trip, brought home a 'stow a way' 221 >
  • Back from my Mystery Quilting trip, brought home a 'stow a way' 221

  • Back from my Mystery Quilting trip, brought home a 'stow a way' 221

    Old 11-07-2011, 04:27 PM
      #1  
    Super Member
    Thread Starter
     
    Join Date: Feb 2011
    Location: Webster, NY
    Posts: 1,002
    Default Back from my Mystery Quilting trip, brought home a 'stow a way' 221

    I had a great time at my mystery quilting weekend - lots of good food and quilting. made one quilt top, a table topper and a ton of chicken pin cushions. My FW had a good time, to. I had one person tell me I had the quietest machine there! One other lady had a FW. She was having problem with her tension - it was way off. She said it sewed like charm before and she never had a problem until she took it in to be tuned up and cleaned. The LQS wanted to use hers as a sample, so they offered to do it for free. I looked at it quick - pull a little on the bobbin thread and it was EXTREMELY loose. I took the bobbin case out and looked at it and found it was missing one of the screws. It was so loose that if you held up it up by the thread the bobbin and case would drop to the floor. She tighten up the one screw left (I guess that helped) and sent her husband hunting for a new bobbin case.
    Anyways - back to my stow a way. My sister had a FW that belonged to her MIL. She used it when she was first married to sew all her kids clothes, but hasn't sewn with it in years. While we were sewing at the weekend my DS said she should probably get the FW out of her closet and send it home with me so it got some sewing time in. When we got back to her house she got it out and I looked at it. Looks brand new. No smell (was kept in my DS closet), perfect condition - decals all there, bobbin case all shiny, manual, accessories, case with side tray,oil can,lube and automatic zig zagger with all 4 cams. DH was a little nervous when he unloaded the car and saw 2 machines - had to explain that, no, I didn't buy it and it's not mine, it's just visiting.
    deplaylady is offline  
    Old 11-07-2011, 06:43 PM
      #2  
    Junior Member
     
    justtrish's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jul 2011
    Location: London, Ontario
    Posts: 231
    Default

    Woohoo that is a nice house guest to have!
    justtrish is offline  
    Old 11-08-2011, 09:11 AM
      #3  
    Super Member
     
    Join Date: Apr 2007
    Location: North Carolina - But otherwise, NOTW
    Posts: 7,940
    Default

    Have fun with your visitor!!! That's a cute story!
    jljack is offline  
    Old 11-08-2011, 05:58 PM
      #4  
    Senior Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2010
    Location: Oceanside, CA
    Posts: 847
    Default

    Now this is the kind of visitor I would like to have. Don't have to cook extra, no extra laundry, and it sure won't eat much!
    Tinabug is offline  
    Related Topics
    Thread
    Thread Starter
    Forum
    Replies
    Last Post
    Maggie67
    For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
    6
    11-13-2013 06:00 PM
    CanadianGirl
    For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
    4
    04-30-2013 07:51 AM
    drewteach
    Pictures
    11
    02-15-2012 07:59 AM
    huntannette
    Main
    12
    05-20-2011 03:45 PM
    bsktkeeper
    Main
    7
    10-13-2010 03:42 PM

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off


    FREE Quilting Newsletter