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    My wife doesn't think I'm ......

    .............. playing with a full deck.

    I'm down to the last 6 10 piece strips of the 8th section of my All Machines Quilt. I wanted to use the 9W-7 #2 treadle, but it was outside in the garage. No room in the house.

    So I went outside, pulled it out of the garage, set it up and sewed it's strip.



    It was COLD, just barely 44 and that machine just took right off. Just like I'd used it yesterday.

    I'm almost done with the top. I'll post a pic when I'm finished with the top.

    Joe

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    That is great Joe. You wouldn't have been able to do the up here. We have LOTS of snow, predicted to get more tonight. This is almost spring and now winter decides to visit.

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    I agree with your wife it is to cold to sew outside!!!
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    hahaha, your neighbors must know you well .if i was walking down the street i would have . to come and see what was you working on sewing.
    ​debra

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    btw i like your treadle machine
    ​debra

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    You are a dedicated quilter for sure. I can hardly wait to see the quilt your are creating.
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    Hey, a man's got to do what a man's got to do.

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    44 degree..that is warm...love that you are sewing outside!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaBear61 View Post
    You are a dedicated quilter for sure. I can hardly wait to see the quilt your are creating.
    Take a close look MamaBear. Looks like denim squares he is piecing. Look and you may even see goosebumps.
    Sweet Caroline

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    It really was cold here in Central IL today, but a man on a mission can not be stopped.

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    Yep, it's a denim quilt and yep my hands were all but froze touching that cold iron machine.

    Joe

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    Debra,

    All visitors welcome. That machine is the one I did this thread about:
    { http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...e-t204377.html }
    I wish more of my treadles sewed as good as this one does.
    The only problem I have with it is needles. It takes the 127x1 size and they are just not really available.

    Joe

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    LOL Good for you!!!
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.

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    Love the machine/cabinet and looking forward to seeing the finished project that had you out in the cold.
    ​We can't help everyone, But everyone can help someone.

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    That's a beautiful machine. I think it wants to come in the house to sew more often.

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    That's what I call determination! Looking forward to seeing your completed top.

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    That is just proof, that where there is a will there is a way! You go Joe!

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    Joe you are such a hoot. I never get tired of reading your posts. Always fun and uplifting.
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    Hi Joe,

    I've heard on good authority that DBx1 needles work well if scooted down about 3/16". Larger range of sizes and more common than the MY1014, though the length of the 1014 is perfect.
    The cold treadle sounds preferable to the cold shower.

    Jon


    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Debra,

    All visitors welcome. That machine is the one I did this thread about:
    { http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...e-t204377.html }
    I wish more of my treadles sewed as good as this one does.
    The only problem I have with it is needles. It takes the 127x1 size and they are just not really available.

    Joe

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    I had to take a second look as my brother would be doing this with shorts on and snow on the ground!
    No matter where you are as long as you are quilting its sunny and warm!

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    lol frozen hands no fun, just love the machine

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    BAH HA HA HA not playing with a full deck.... who is?
    Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    That's hilarious! Did the neighbor's think you were in the "doghouse?" But hey, you did what you wanted!
    "A woman is like a tea bag-you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Hi Joe,

    I've heard on good authority that DBx1 needles work well if scooted down about 3/16". Larger range of sizes and more common than the MY1014, though the length of the 1014 is perfect.
    The cold treadle sounds preferable to the cold shower.

    Jon
    I have some originals in size 18, they went through the denim like it was tissue paper. I also have some of the MY1014s and they work great, but are smaller. I just need a source that's easy to access and that has the bigger sizes.

    I have some DBx1s too, I'll remember to try them when next I use that machine.

    Strangely enough my other 9W-7 has been altered to use the 15x1 needles, yet it will still use the 127x1s. All you have to remember is to keep the flat to the left.

    Joe

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    this is too funny!! Joe, you are 'the man'!! ;0))

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