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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    Please don't even bother with the bobbins sold at Wal-mart. They are poorly made and often cause more problems. Cindy Peters and Sew Classic sell good quality bobbins. If your machine has back clamping feet, they are a bit more difficult to find.
    Sharon W. in Texas
    ps: we had 3" of rain this weekend!! Yippee!!!
    Wow Sharon so happy you got rain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare
    I just received this beautiful pink machine. It is a really beautiful shade of pink. The paint got scraped to the metal in two areas. It had a long journey. What can, or should I do if anything? Thank you for your advice.
    Anamaria, I love your new 15 clone! That one drops its feed dogs so it will be a great quilting machine!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    I will say this for Needlebar. Yes, it's exclusive. They want people that will contribute in some way. Questions, providing photos, copies of manuals, etc. To help other members learn...membership is free. Your membership is discontinued if you don't log in or post on occasion.

    Alan (the owner)often seems as if he's got a stick up his...well...you know the rest of that saying....but he's done well to keep the board to business and spam free.

    I've learned a lot there from the more seasoned members, and I often find answers for folks here on Needlebar...guess if that makes me a bad person for supporting them, then so be it...
    Well we dont do exclusive here, everyone is invited no matter what and I expect everyone to feel like family and have a blast. Alan and I got into it because I was tired of his crap so I offered to buy it when he was going through his biannual "It is my site and I will close it down if I want to" bit. Personally I have more information on this laptop then they do there and you dont hear me griping about people asking questions and I am the first to jump in and help someone if they need it without making everyone feel like crap.

    But it has been agreed with the Admin, Moderators and I not to mention that site on this board for several reasons and that is really the only rule I have other than we all have fun and make this a place we all want to come to!

    Billy
    Whatever...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    I will say this for

    I've learned a lot there from the more seasoned members, and I often find answers for folks here on Ne....guess if that makes me a bad person for supporting them, then so be it...
    Charlee,

    I like ya!!! You share the info. HUGS

    Why I have my issues with what must not be named is for this reason. At one time I could just google the info, and since the site was "free" the info would show up.
    That was last fall when I was young at collecting and naive( still am naive, but that is another story) as to what groups were out there for vintage machines. Then one day, that freedom was gone. I tried googling for info only to find that the site wasn't open any longer, which frustrated me.

    I like to contribute and share- and I do here and on my blog.

    The machines will out live us and for some strange reason they have a way of finding their new steward.

    And not all new stewards want to be members of all the machine groups just to find info on the machines.

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    Don't misunderstand...ISMACS, in my opinion is the better choice..."The "N" Word" (happy Billy?) is just easy for me to check...

    Wait..am I not supposed to mention ISMACS either?

    ;) and hugs back @ Monica

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy Lou Who
    Monica,
    Are those little ghosts on your coffin top? How cute and clever!!
    Cindy
    Yes! I have been waiting for October just to be able to do this display. Thank you!!!!
    I really like the display and it is fitting!! Dont you just love the fall?!?!

    Billy
    The first time I heard the term coffin top, I was like eeks, ghosts!

    When I picked up the free Singer VS2 in cabinet with the coffin top, I just chuckled to myself. I pictured the coffin top sitting on top of my dining room table with my Halloween ghosts. I don't have time to make a Halloween quilted table runner for this Halloween, but I will have one done for next year. And my Singer VS2 will be used to make the runner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Don't misunderstand...ISMACS, in my opinion is the better choice..."The "N" Word" (happy Billy?) is just easy for me to check...

    Wait..am I not supposed to mention ISMACS either?

    ;) and hugs back @ Monica
    LOL Just the "N" word......... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Don't misunderstand...ISMACS, in my opinion is the better choice..."The "N" Word" (happy Billy?) is just easy for me to check...

    Wait..am I not supposed to mention ISMACS either?

    ;) and hugs back @ Monica
    LOL Just the "N" word......... :lol: :lol: :lol:
    So it's not website competition...it's that you got in a snit about the "N" site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    So it's not website competition...it's that you got in a snit about the "N" site?

    Not a "snit" but PatriceJ and I have already talked about this last year or maybe the year before but the Admin does not want their name mentioned at all because of the bad blood between Alan and I. And they have had a few folks snooping over here to see what was being said about them and reporting back to Claire and Alan. I do not have time for BS especially theirs and their snooty museum ways.

    Hopefully we will not have to have this come up again because I really do not feel like dealing with it anymore.

    Billy

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    Then don't...and actually, they have a LOT of folks that are members here...and to cut off what could be a valuable resource for those reasons is wrong...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Then don't...and actually, they have a LOT of folks that are members here...and to cut off what could be a valuable resource for those reasons is selfish...
    Sorry rules are rules and I am not bucking the system and respecting the wishes of the mods and the boss.

    Billy

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    They're your wishes Billy, not theirs...but that's ok...I won't mention the website again on YOUR thread...

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    After seeing the listing and the dates of the different machines that they have listed that Charlee gave the web site to, I'm wondering how hard or easy it would be to get a FW made around my birthday in 1945. Oh shoot!! There were just 20,000 made in the whole year of 1945. I'll bet it would be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Guess I'd better forget about that. :([/quote]

    Janis anything is possible you know!

    Billy[/quote]

    YES!!!! JaneK PM'd me and said that she had a 1945 Featherweight for sale, and then e-mailed me pictures of it. I said YES!!! I WANT IT!!!! I'm sending her a check tomorrow and then she'll send it to me. JaneK is providing that needle in the haystack!!! I am so excited!!!! Can you tell???? :D :D :D

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    Doing the happy dance for Janis!!!!!

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janis
    After seeing the listing and the dates of the different machines that they have listed that Charlee gave the web site to, I'm wondering how hard or easy it would be to get a FW made around my birthday in 1945. Oh shoot!! There were just 20,000 made in the whole year of 1945. I'll bet it would be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Guess I'd better forget about that. :(
    Janis anything is possible you know!

    Billy[/quote]

    YES!!!! JaneK PM'd me and said that she had a 1945 Featherweight for sale, and then e-mailed me pictures of it. I said YES!!! I WANT IT!!!! I'm sending her a check tomorrow and then she'll send it to me. JaneK is providing that needle in the haystack!!! I am so excited!!!! Can you tell???? :D :D :D[/quote]

    WOOHOO!!!!! That's EXCITING!! I know I was thrilled when the spousal unit bought me my 56 for my birthday...wouldn't trade that machine for the world! :) Congrats!!!!!

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    A couple weeks ago I asked you for your opinion on a Singer 404 and thanks to you I bought it with cabinet for $35.00. She is beautiful and runs perfect.

    Earlier this year I bought this clone "Fabric" that I call the Tank because it is the heaviest machine I own. We put a new foot and wiring on it for a grand purchase total of $57.00

    I wanted to put the clone in a cabinet as it weights too much to be lifting up onto the table. I took my new cabinet for the 404 and refinished it (again with some help from here)

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    Sorry about the double post

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammygirlqt
    A couple weeks ago I asked you for your opinion on a Singer 404 and thanks to you I bought it with cabinet for $35.00. She is beautiful and runs perfect.

    Earlier this year I bought this close "Fabric" that I call the Tank because it is the heaviest machine I own. We put a new foot and wiring on it for a grand purchase total of $57.00

    I wanted to put the clone in a cabinet as it weights too much to be lifting up onto the table. I took my new cabinet for the 404 and refinished it (again with some help from here)
    Beautiful stuff M'Lady!! I LOVE that "Fabric" machine!! Great job on the refinish!

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    I can't wait to try her out. Now I need to come up with a name for her.... When I wrote that about wanting a 1945 FW, I never dreamed that I'd find one so quickly, if at all!! I don't do ebay or buying on line, I guess I'm what you call an 'old foggy' so I didn't think I'd ever find one. The happy dance is what I'm doing. It's finally sinking in.. But I had to promise my hubby that I wouldn't buy any more. He said that they'd have to be paying me to take them for me to get any more machines. I do have a 1939 FW, that I got in May, an old serger (yard sale) in June, and my 1928 99 in Aug., and now this one in Oct. I guess that's quite a few in a short amount of time!!

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    I have one more picture of the refinished cabinet with the clone installed.

    The Singer 404 now becomes a portable and I found a little suitcase in WM that just molds the machine, has wheels and a handle and it is light enough I can carry it. I think I am done on the machines, I have 4 now. I also have a Featherweight but can't locate picture. I sew on all my machines and really enjoy them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammygirlqt
    I have one more picture of the refinished cabinet with the clone installed.

    The Singer 404 now becomes a portable and I found a little suitcase in WM that just molds the machine, has wheels and a handle and it is light enough I can carry it. I think I am done on the machines, I have 4 now.
    ~grin~ You're not done...you're just getting started!! :lol: I keep saying "I'm done" but as soon as I say it there's another machine wrapping itself around my leg begging me not to leave it behind!! ;)
    Really nice!! You did a great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janis
    I can't wait to try her out. Now I need to come up with a name for her.... When I wrote that about wanting a 1945 FW, I never dreamed that I'd find one so quickly, if at all!! I don't do ebay or buying on line, I guess I'm what you call an 'old foggy' so I didn't think I'd ever find one. The happy dance is what I'm doing. It's finally sinking in.. But I had to promise my hubby that I wouldn't buy any more. He said that they'd have to be paying me to take them for me to get any more machines. I do have a 1939 FW, that I got in May, an old serger (yard sale) in June, and my 1928 99 in Aug., and now this one in Oct. I guess that's quite a few in a short amount of time!!
    Hmmmm...since she's from your birth year, and that was such an important year to your mama, why not name it after her? :)

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    Sam, those are beautiful machines. The Fabric one us very pretty and looks great in the cabinet. The cabinet turned out beautiful!! I also like the treadle.
    The 404 looks like the machine my mother had last. I didn't want it when she died as it was a cabinet model, which I didn't have room for, and took her little Sears portable as it had a knit stitch, which was of more interest at the time. ( I was sewing clothing at the time, years ago... I've since given it to my brother as it weighs a ton. He bought my mother's home and rented it out. When a renter moved out, the Singer went somewhere else. He doesn't know who took it. I'd like to have it now. But oh well, I like what I have now.

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    Hmmmm...since she's from your birth year, and that was such an important year to your mama, why not name it after her? :)[/quote]

    Her name was Novia, which isn't a cute name for a machine.
    My other Fw is Lilly and my 99 is Tillie, after a special Aunt.
    I could continue the rhyming names... but I don't think I really want to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janis
    Hmmmm...since she's from your birth year, and that was such an important year to your mama, why not name it after her? :)
    Her name was Novia, which isn't a cute name for a machine.
    My other Fw is Lilly and my 99 is Tillie, after a special Aunt.
    I could continue the rhyming names... but I don't think I really want to do that.[/quote]

    You mean like "Millie"? :) ;)

    I think Novia is a beautiful name... "Novie" or "Nova" for short...

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