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    My (our) first quilts made with vintage machines

    I just posted a bunch of pics of the two quilts we made for my Aunts in AZ in the Quilts made with vintage machines thread.
    { http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...ml#post5884288 } Post # 1098.

    I just wanted to make sure you all had a chance to see them. It's kind of nice to finish something like this.

    Joe

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    Great job. like your 319. I also have a 201 and can't wait to sew on it. got it at auction for $10 with the cabinet, foot control and also the buttonhole maker. Glad no one else know what they were missing. Trying to get machine set up to quilt on grandsons quilts. have two with their pictures in the center.

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    That 201 is very easy to sew with. It amazes me just how non temperamental it is.
    Ours cost us nearly 80.00 but we consider it well worth the cost.

    How did you get pictures in the center of the quilt?

    Joe

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    Nice to see the old machines getting used; good job you two!
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    Thanks for the pictures. Now, maybe I won't be so afraid to try it myself.

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    tenngal,

    That was one of our problems too. Not having ever made quilt for others we were kind of paranoid about it. But it's not hard.
    Kind of fun really. The biggest stress factor was that I wanted them done in time to send them out for last Christmas. But things just didn't cooperate.

    Joe

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    They are beautiful quilts!!!! Nice machines!!!!

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    pictures don't come up for me
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    pictures don't come up for me
    Miriam,

    Sorry about that. They were sized 640x480 and 800x600 and uploaded through the forums system. So I don't know what else I can do here. I'll email you the pics of the quilts though.

    Joe

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    The quilts are beautiful! And, so are your machines. And you know what? The two of you using them and having such a good time--that is really beautiful, too.

    Congratulations. Life looks good for you!

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    Smile

    Joe, I made around the world quilts and my daughter had their pics printed on fabric that I made the center block. 1 had horses of all kinds & the other had dogs of all kinds. need to get sandwiched and tied, so they have them for their birthdays Jul 1 & 7. ! will be 12, the other 10. the 12 yr old made a quilt and pillow for himself on my FW--with my help of course. he sleeps with it. forgot the gs in NY -made his with fire engines & trucks of all kinds.

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    Beautiful quilts and your machines are awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    That 201 is very easy to sew with. It amazes me just how non temperamental it is.
    Ours cost us nearly 80.00 but we consider it well worth the cost.

    Joe
    Joe, have you ever taken the ring off, the one that holds the bobbin assembly in place? I have done so to clean it when I was hoping it would free motion quilt (it doesn't), and for that reason - because it is so hard to get back on correctly - I don't use my 201 as much, although I like it. That's a shame, because it is such a sweet machine. I always make sure I hold the threads or use a fabric thread starter on any seam, because I don't want to clean a mess out of the bobbin area again. I also keep the area very clean. Have you had any of these experiences with your 201? I agree that otherwise, it is a great machine.

    Cricket

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket_iscute View Post
    Joe, have you ever taken the ring off, the one that holds the bobbin assembly in place? I have done so to clean it when I was hoping it would free motion quilt (it doesn't), and for that reason - because it is so hard to get back on correctly - I don't use my 201 as much, although I like it. That's a shame, because it is such a sweet machine. I always make sure I hold the threads or use a fabric thread starter on any seam, because I don't want to clean a mess out of the bobbin area again. I also keep the area very clean. Have you had any of these experiences with your 201? I agree that otherwise, it is a great machine.

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    Cricket,

    No, I haven't taken the bobbin case or assembly out. This machine was very clean when I got it so I just did a cleaning job with the plates off.
    To be honest I don't even know how to get it off. But it can't be that hard ........... can it?
    When I sew I forget to hold the thread at the start of stitching about 90% of the time. Our 201 doesn't seem to have the tendency to pull the thread back in or have tension problems at the start.


    Joe

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    Great seeing husband and wife enjoying quilting. We have a couple in our guild and they do stunning quilts.

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    very nice, Joe! The patch to hide the burn is just genius!

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