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Thread: Pfaff rescue at Goodwill

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    Pfaff rescue at Goodwill

    I just couldn't leave her there. Unfortunately her motor has been removed and she's very dirty but after I clean her up she can watch me while I use one of my other machines until I figure out if she can be repaired. Her wheel turns smoothly and the needle bar goes up and down and she has a bobbin. Her serial # is 4 908 003 but I haven't found any info so far. She's a Pfaff 130. I think her name will be Fifi since she has all those F's.
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    She is pretty! Thank you for rescuing her!

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    If the machine has a motor boss a the front it's easy to put one on. Or, you could put it in a treadle

    Joe

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    I bought my 130 with a blue motor added on. The original motor had either been swapped out or died. Anyway, the blue drove me nuts, so I sprayed it black. It's a great machine.

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    Excellent find, very desirable machine. Has a chained belt that will never slip. They love them in California.

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    You got a great machine..get a good motor...I love mine!!
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    I bought one of those once and put it in a Singer treadle. It fit perfectly.

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    Nice machine!

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    FiFi is going to be gorgeous when you get her all cleaned up! Her decals are just perfect!!! Wondering if you could get a motor at your local sewing machine dealers that would work???
    Karen in Kentucky

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    I have this machine; by serial number mine was made in 1950 and says "Made in Germany". I also have a Pfaff 262 made in 1967 or 68. There is a yahoo group, Old Pfaffies group and there are members on there that sell parts. Also there is Zeus Machines and he restores them, and can rebuild original motors. Beware not to put a replacement Chinese made motor on it he warns. Not the same.....

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    Fifi has found a good home. Very nice find.
    I am Mimi for 2.

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    I'm sure Fifi appreciates you rescuing her. She will be purring once you get her cleaned up. I have a Pfaff 130 and would not give it up. His name is Zeus; he received some good loving at Zeus Machines. Great machines. Oh! Do not ever do bobbin work with her, which is when you might put a furry or unusual thread in the bobbin and sew from the back. Ask me how I know.

    Zeus Machines is EXCELLENT! They have a web site.

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    Bought mine at a yard sale for $7.00. I got the book downloaded onto disc free from the internet. There is only 1 presser foot with her but there is 1 bobbin and the bobbin case. She is in a nice cabinet with a matching chair. Sews like she knows what she's doing!!! Great machine!
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    I have a Pfaff 130 that belonged to my grandmother and it still sews like a dream. I have had to replace the feed dogs, the motor and the foot control. My Pfaff dealer ordered a 1/4" foot for me, that was about 15 years ago and cost around $45.00. Was well worth the money because I did not like putting tape down to mark my seam allowance. Have fun with Fifi!

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    Your find was fantastic. Fifi has a good home, now.

    I love your coaster! Is it paper pieced? I love making coasters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlfriend View Post
    Your find was fantastic. Fifi has a good home, now.

    I love your coaster! Is it paper pieced? I love making coasters!
    That is actually a quilted trivet with a 6" ceramic tile inside. The pattern is from Pieceful Designs called Hot Spot. The block is a Grecian Square and I believe it's also called a Monkey Wrench. I made several for Christmas. I like that you can change them for the seasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GheckoAZ View Post
    That is actually a quilted trivet with a 6" ceramic tile inside. The pattern is from Pieceful Designs called Hot Spot. The block is a Grecian Square and I believe it's also called a Monkey Wrench. I made several for Christmas. I like that you can change them for the seasons.
    Thank you! I just ordered. I am looking forward to making Christmas gifts, too. Always looking for ideas!!

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    Congrats on your great rescue!! Hope you get Fifi up and running!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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