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Thread: My new old treadle

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    This board has taught me so much more than I ever expected. I have developed a deep appreciation for things past and unexpectedly led me in search of a treadle machine. My grandmother had one and my sister and I were not allowed to go near it. So now that my 6 yr. old GD wants to learn to sew, I thought this would be a wonderful way to come full circle.. I saw it on CL and it was instant chemistry. Drove 240 miles to bring her home. She's been in the house but unused for 25 yrs. I don't have the confidence to completely dismantle her as I saw in Billy's tute yet, but perhaps I can work up to it. LOL Anyway, all advice is graciously accepted. Thanks for all that's been shared.
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    Wow, what a great case and stand. Love the old treadles!

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    She is so pretty. Great find:)

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    Congratulations, she is a beauty

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    The cover on it is called a coffin top. Very pretty.

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    So pretty! I love the 'Fiddle base' machines.

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    Beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom
    So pretty! I love the 'Fiddle base' machines.
    I wondered what that was called. I don't think I had ever seen one like that before. Usually just rectangular. Beautiful.

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    She's a real beauty! Congratulations!

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    Wow, what a beautiful machine and that case is awesome. What a great find.

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    Sweet! Thx for the pic.

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    That is a really nice score!! Be careful when you clean the finish and make sure you are careful with the decals. That is rare that you find one that has that many decals left on it. And the cabinet is really beautiful.

    Billy

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    Beautiful coffin, cabinet and machine! Have fun using her.

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    Beautiful machine, I saw one similar last fall, decals were perfect it was a beauty too... have kicked myself for not purchasing ever since, WHAT WAS I THINKING???

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    Wow! Such a beauty! Interesting table too!

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    Annie, she's beautiful and that case is gorgeous!

    What a wonderful story of your "full circle girl". May she bring many happy hours to you and you family.

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    What I really like about this set up is that the machine head is floral and girlie, but the treadle and cabinet are no-nonsense, almost rustic. The combination is fantastic. It is in very good condition. Just beautiful.

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    She is pretty!! You and DGD will have many happy memories with her :D:D:D

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    That's a gorgeous machine. It has a shuttle type bobbin? I have a Singer kids machine that has one of those, but it wasn't hard at all to wind. Sews great. Then granddaughter decided she wasn't interested.

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    That is a wonderful story and a great machine you have found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hootnannie
    My grandmother had one and my sister and I were not allowed to go near it. So now that my 6 yr. old GD wants to learn to sew, I thought this would be a wonderful way to come full circle..

    I don't have the confidence to completely dismantle her as I saw in Billy's tute yet, but perhaps I can work up to it. LOL Anyway, all advice is graciously accepted. Thanks for all that's been shared.
    Annie
    What a wonderful grandmother you are :mrgreen: !!!

    If you haven't already heard of the Donna Kohler, the 'Treadle Lady', I highly recommend her little booklet. It's 40 pages but only $8.00 and it is packed full of useful instructions on cleaning up and using your treadles. Here is a video link to the booklet:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/TreadleL.../0/uyjuWt_GgZs

    If you have time it's also fun to watch her other You Tube video,
    Treadles and Tea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper
    It has a shuttle type bobbin? I have a Singer kids machine that has one of those, but it wasn't hard at all to wind.
    Here is Treadle Lady's video showing how to wind this type of bobbin:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/TreadleL.../8/GOu4-CG8RMU

    She makes it all look so easy :D

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