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  • ...and now for something completely different, a SINGER 226 on a 66 treadle base.

    Old 07-26-2015, 09:56 AM
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    Default ...and now for something completely different, a SINGER 226 on a 66 treadle base.


    Let this unholy union be last of my tampering and collecting. Or so we'll see...

    This is utterly bizarre, zig zagging on a treadle. It works very well! A treadle machine capable of zig zag stitching, cam-able and reversible and drop feed. Utterly bizarre.


    Hide-A-Cam. Twist top and small plastic cam.
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    Old 07-26-2015, 11:01 AM
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    Well, they sure don't look like they go together but if it works, fantastic but weird!
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    Old 07-26-2015, 11:13 AM
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    good for you! best of both worlds. Welcome to the quilt board!
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    Old 07-26-2015, 04:01 PM
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    I like it!. That one had me fooled. I didn't know it took cams too. Buy another lift assist from a parted out treadle and paint it to match your machine. Your machine will look like it's always been there.
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    Old 07-26-2015, 04:21 PM
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    That is what one of my treadle cabinets will be used for. I don't think it unholy at all.

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    Old 07-27-2015, 06:07 AM
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    Looks good to me! Dang, now I want one.
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    Old 07-27-2015, 06:56 AM
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    Default Really!!

    Mix and match is the name of the game. If it works and feels good at the same time then by-golly go for it.


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    Old 07-27-2015, 06:58 AM
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    Interesting combination. The only thing difficult is getting a treadle to stop on a dime.
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    Old 07-27-2015, 07:14 AM
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    Hey if it works, go for it. Just goes to prove if there's a will there's a way. WElcome to the board!
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    Old 07-27-2015, 08:38 AM
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    Looks good. There are several zigzag machines that can be treadled. A favorite I've seen online many times is the Singer 237, which will be much more common in the U.S. than the 226. Once I get moved I plan on seeing which of my vintage Brother machines will treadle well.


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