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    How to Clean Up and use a vintage sewing machine - videos by Muv and Fav

    These have gotten lost in the shuffle of the new QB format so I am posting them right here.
    Fav & Muv have made fantastic videos about old sewing machines. You most likely will so not have a sewing machine exactly like the machines in the videos, however, the cleaning principles will apply to just about any vintage sewing machine without a lot of dis-assembly. Be sure to pour yourself a nice cup of tea to enjoy while you watch these videos.

    How to clean an oil a vintage sewing machine
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bidpJ..._order&list=UL

    Don't go away, relax, pour some more tea, and stay tuned for part 2!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKR5t..._order&list=UL

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S43_-..._order&list=UL
    the long bobbin

    How to thread a vintage round bobbin sewing machine - Singer 99K
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcX_4..._order&list=UL

    How to remove a motor
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hStB5..._order&list=UL

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC3Ex..._order&list=UL
    How to use a Seam Guide on a Vintage Sewing Machine - 1937 Frister and Rossmann transverse shuttle

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgkO5..._order&list=UL
    Threading a Vista

    How to adjust the Tension on a Vintage Long Bobbin Sewing Machine - 1934 Singer 128K Indian Star
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S43_-..._order&list=UL

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wswW..._order&list=UL
    How to thread a Singer long bobbin sewing machine

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4PhA..._order&list=UL
    How to wind a Singer sewing machine long bobbin and load the shuttle the correct way

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    I love watching her videos....her accent is charming
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    Thanks I might need these
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    Muv's Vista sewing machine from the video can also be seen on the Vintage Sewing machine photo pages! She is one of our own QB members!!!
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Thank you Miriam for posting the links. Very helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Thank you Miriam for posting the links. Very helpful.
    You need to be thanking Muv! She is a QB member.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Why of course Miriam. MUV did the hard work. Thank you MUV. I was watching your videos instead of basting a quilt. But I love learning something new every day.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Thanks for pulling these links all together in one spot. This is very helpful. Thanks to Miriam for sharing your expertise!

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    vintage sewing machine videos

    Thank you for your videos on using the Singer 301 sewing machine.
    I would love to see a video doing free motion quilting on a full sized quilt using the Singer 301.
    I've watched many other videos on YouTube for free motion quilting, since I have my mom's Singer 301, would love to see someone that used their 301 to do free motion quilting and see how they do it.
    Thanks.

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    Thank you for gathering up these videos. They are a great resource.

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    how do I bookmark this thread?

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    Miriam, Thanks for compiling all the tutorials into this thread. Excellent idea!
    Thank you MUV for your tutes! I love Muv's voice.

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    Miriam,

    Thank you for putting all the links together. You are my best agent.

    We've been slacking recently, we haven't made a video since early October. We do the filming in the kitchen, and I'm tempted to do a cookery video next, but I'm afraid I'll get flour on the lens.

    quiltingcurious - I'm curious now. I haven't got a Singer 301. Far too modern for me.

    And I'll say it again... what accent?

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    Muv, that reminds me of a time when I was talking with someone from Mississippi and I commented on how much I loved her accent. She responded with, "Why, I was just thinking the same thing about YOURS!"
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    Muv, I grew up in Wisconsin where nobody thinks they have an accent. They think the rest of the country has one though. We were living in Cincinnati, Ohio when we raised our children. One summer we went to Wisconsin for a family reunion. One of my cousins remarked to my son that he was surprised that my son didn't have a funny southern accent (probably because I taught him to talk with MY Wisconsin accent) So my son looks at my cousin and says in his best mimic of a Wisconsin accent, "OH, Yah sure!" (They say 'Oh' kind of with a huff of air at the end and NOBODY else in the country says 'Yah sure') Uh, I guess you have to know how it all sounds...

    As far as putting up links to your videos - they are very well done and it is a lot easier to put up links than to try to explain it all over and over. Thank you very much for doing them. Have you discovered Tri-flo? Yesterday we unstuck a very stuck Japanese 15 by simply dropping Triflo on each moving part. It was amazing.
    Last edited by miriam; 11-19-2011 at 04:59 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfabrics View Post
    how do I bookmark this thread?
    Now THAT is over my head. Send yourself an email with the address of the post I guess.
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    Miriam - no I've never used tri-flow, but there again if a machine is stuck I don't buy it. There again, you never know what might come your way.

    My brother's mother in law, who died last year, was originally from Wisconsin. The different accents in that family were ridiculous, a different one for each generation - booming Wisconsin from a tiny little old lady, Home Counties girls' boarding school from her daughter, and South London sprawl (awful vowels) from the grandchildren. All that round one dinner table.

    If you want a bit more fun with accents, go to my Youtube channel and click on my favourites and find the video of Fashion 1938. The commentary is very dated, exceedingly posh, and the clothes are gorgeous.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-7z2OiiqzA yah, sure - video of Fashion 1938
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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfabrics View Post
    how do I bookmark this thread?
    I recently figured that out! Go to the top of the page while you are in the thread you want. Under the page number and title there is a line of text on the right side. Click on "thread tools" to make the drop down pop. Click on "subscribe to this thread". Then there is another drop down where you can choose between thread subscriptions and bookmarks.
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    My dear SIL is from Wisconsin and my brother lives there now. He's starting to catch on with the O's. He also gives my SIL hell about removing the sound x makes from her vocabulary. Everything is a g-sound. She is super fun. My mom's family was Puerto Rican, so when we got together there was a mixture of American English (us midwestern kiddos) and Spanish accents. Then my uncle has lived in NYC since he was 12, so he has a new yorker accent on top of his thick spanish one. It's great to watch him get going!

    I absolutely love your videos. I've already learned so much. I have a Singer 66 and a 221. The 66 is really cleaned up good, but your videos make me wish it wasn't! I've viewed all of them. Your videos are really easy to understand so a beginner like me can follow along.
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    Muv, I love to get those beautiful machines too. They just cost too much.... However there is a whole lot of satisfaction in getting one that is sort of messed up but not totally gone and reviving it.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Miriam old gal, oh Queen of the Links, you are a complete hoot. See what I mean about the gorgeous clothes?

    I hope you all realise that if you put an electric machine in front of me I would run away screaming. I've never used one and am quite happy in my own technological time warp.

    I feel for you all when I see some of the prices for machines in America. My cheapest Ebay find was the Frister and Rossmann (on the seam guide video) for 99p. The most I have ever paid was 45 (it was my birthday) and my most beautiful machine (not on Youtube yet) was 20 plus 12 postage. It was too far away to collect and I made sure the sellers knew how to pack it. Thank God it arrived undamaged!

    I'm so glad you enjoy the videos. Putting them on Youtube has been great fun, and we've kept an eye on viewing figures and the number of countries they have been viewed in. It's turned into a quest for world domination - over 120 countries so far, and still counting. It makes me wonder how many people who watch don't understand a word of English and just watch the action.

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    Maybe they are trying to learn English? Love that link to the clothes - I should watch it over again. You are right her accent.... did you go on a utube trip? I loved looking at the hair videos. Mom used to put our hair up in pincurls when we were asleep on Saturday nights after our weekly baths. Sometimes we got some pretty cool waves.

    Electric machines aren't so bad - the computer machines are what scare me. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK. My BFF just inherited her momma's Viking computerized machine - it probably has all kinds of bells and whistles. Her momma maybe sewed one fancy embroidery quilt on it... Anyway my friend wanted me to look at the machine. So I did. I showed her that her Singer 403 did a lot of the same stuff other than embroidery. Then I figure I have another friend charges $1 per inch so I would happily pay that if I don't have to fool with the embroidery at all. The worst of it is my BFF's mom's BFF bought one just like it. Wouldn't you think if they were BFF they could SHARE? She also inherited a serger and we looked at it and shook our heads. 5 threads. I would be afraid to set it near a window when I was sewing with that.... it might get pitched out.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    I didn't get my hair put up in pin curls when I was little. I got rags instead that resulted long blond sausage curls. I hated those curls. I have never been a frilly, girly girl. Oh yes, I remember the weekly bath in a galvanized tub in front of the fireplace. Not so good old days.
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    Did you have ring around the bath tub??? I wasn't much into curls either - what I hated was when my mom got the bright idea of doing a perm. She put wires on my head and all. Pretty grizzly stuff - it looked ok for a day or so then it just stuck out all over. I doubt if I've had one since.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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