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Thread: This is my newest baby I named her Judy

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    Smile This is my newest baby I named her Judy

    I have a friend who owns a quilt shop in Winchester, KY. Well one day a friend and I went to buy some fabrics and just inside the front door sat two lonely Singer Treadle machines and one just called out to me and said "Take me Home". Well I had her hold it for me and now Judy is my newest member to my family.

    I am not sure what year she was born there are lots of patten numbers on her plate, but I just love her. I even got a brand new belt for her. I want to add some attachments later on, hopefuly next year.

    The best part is that she was asking $100 for her and I had some of my punched cards from the shop so my Judy only cost me $70 cash, hubby was please with the savings lol.

    I still have to clean her up but not sure what is safe to use on her as I don't want to cause any damage to the wood or to her. Any advice would be apprecated.
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    Wow! Such a beauty...her decals are in excellent shape, and looks like a little "washing up" will really make her shine.
    There is a lot of reference info on the board about cleaning machines, a search should yield some products that others
    recommend. Congrats on your new adoptee and have fun!
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    Judy is beautiful! What a lucky find. Hopefully you will be sewing on her in no time.


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    She is a beauty. Have fun with Judy.
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    Lots of OOOOHs and AHHHs here! A Sphinx is on my wish list.
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    OOOOH. She's pretty. I have a Judy too. A Singer 500 Rocketeer. I named her after Judy Jetson.

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    Beautiful machine! Decals are in great shape too. Just clean the machine with sewing oil; all the dirt and oil oil will come off. Follow MUV's cleaning tutorial posted too!

    Looking forward to seeing your first project from her. Enjoy!

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    Hi, I know the shop you are talking about. Isn't the owner's name Judy? I really enjoy her shop. Congratulation on your new "old" fine. I am not far from you, Jeffersonville.

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    The decals on Judy look perfect!! I clean the outside of my vintage machines with plain old sewing machine oil. Rub it on with your fingers and then gently wipe it off with soft rags or cotton balls. I use Maas metal cleaner on the chrome and it comes out beautiful.
    ~~Cathy~~

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    She's a beauty, enjoy.

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    I know the shop you are referring to as well. A really neat place to go. Judy has quilted a Gone with the Wind quilt for me and did a great job. I enjoy your new Judy and her namesake as well.

    Donita

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    Congratulations on Judy! You'll love learning to treadle. I got my first one a few months ago, but haven't spent a lot of time on it yet.

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    Congrats!!! Really pretty machine!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    She is beautiful!!!
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    She's a beautiful machine. Congrats!
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    Beautiful! She looks like my 27-4!
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    Oh how wonderful Judy is very beautiful!!!!!!! I just found one at a pawn shop for $250. but one of the plates right of the needle is broken. The cabinet is gorgeous on the sides, 6 drawers 3 on each side. Top isn't to bad but needs some work. Oh dear I don't think I can sleep tonight,for I didn't put a deposit on it. I will go real early like Black Friday pushing people
    out of the way yelling get away for my machine. LOL

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    wonderfull!! i have one too but mine doesn't look nearly so well. but it sews extremely well! I hope you have more bobbins than i do! i haven't been able to find more!!
    don't stop!just keep trying and something usable will turn out!!

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    O M G lucky you, she is beautiful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cindypierce View Post
    wonderfull!! i have one too but mine doesn't look nearly so well. but it sews extremely well! I hope you have more bobbins than i do! i haven't been able to find more!!
    Sew-classic has bobbins
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    WOW nice machine. Good price. The decals look great! Good find.
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    That is one beautiful Phoenix decalled head. Looks like very little cleaning is needed and the cabinet looks to be in great shape. I think you got one very lucky purchase there. I am assuming that the shuttle and bobbin are in the race as the bullet shuttle is a little pricey to replace but not hard to find if it is not in there.
    Yooper32 aka: Donna B

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    Congratulations-Judy is beautiful.
    This too shall pass.
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    WOW she is pretty!! I may have been tempted to take her home too
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    The decals are in fabuous shape....a little GoJo and cotton balls, and she'll be near good as new!
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