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Thread: Oh Oh, winter is coming. Where should my machines go?

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    Super Member k9dancer's Avatar
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    Just a hint: you might want to remove the pincushion on the arm of what looks like a 66 with the beautiful decals. That's how a lot of the machines got scratches there. What a lovely collection you have!
    Stephanie in Mena

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    I do not know how many sewing machines I have. I quit counting at 30. All but one are in the house. Eeeeekk!!
    The one outside looks like it might be a parts machine if I can't get the needle bar freed up, but it's soaking in oil so it can wait.
    There are two treadle tops and base and two cabinets in the garage too. Just no place for them in the house.

    The biggest enemy of sewing machines is heat and wet. Keep 'em at a reasonable temperature and dry and they'll last forever.

    Joe
    That machine already spent a few winters in a shed I betcha - is she still stuck?
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k9dancer View Post
    Just a hint: you might want to remove the pincushion on the arm of what looks like a 66 with the beautiful decals. That's how a lot of the machines got scratches there. What a lovely collection you have!
    I took off the one that "came with" the machine and designed a new one, very soft, with a stiff plastic lining that pins can't poke through.

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    In the garage, I still have a two White cabinets. One is a parlor cabinet for a treadle that I would like to move into the house. It has a broken leg, but I think if I baby it, it should be fine with a little glue. The other is a Martha Washington cabinet that has certainly spent many summers and winters in the attic of the garage. That one might be spending just one more season out there. There are also two Kenmores and a Domestic that will need to find room here in the house. I've spent time getting them cleaned up and running and I'd like to keep them that way. Plus...if they move into the house, I can get the car AND lawnmower back into the garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingweb View Post
    I've been working on them in the garage, but it's going to get cold soon...and the car wants the garage space. Should the machines come in the house for the winter, just the cabinets, just the heads? Not sure what I should do. The couple treadles I've been using are here in the house, but there are still a few machines that haven't graduated to house status....


    Barb
    Barb,
    Just put them all out on the curb on garbage day... BTW what is your address and when is garbage day???
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Miriam...I'll trade one of those for one of your New Homes if its bobbin case will fit in mine! Oh, and I have to add, the fuzz is gone now...that's a lot of lint!Name:  WP_001812.jpg
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