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    Quote Originally Posted by sherian
    Hope I am ok to change subject and ask, about bobbins
    a woman at a quilt shop said only use plastic bobbins,
    that metal were not good for sewing machines.

    I have a babylock embroidery machine, it seems to work better for me with a metal bobbin. Works smoother, and
    better. I also use metal bobbin on my 221-1 singer.
    What did you think?
    Read your manual and check the manufacturer specs. If your newer machine came with plastic bobbins that's what you should use. Most newer machines have plastic bobbin cases and metal bobbins will cut through them over time and you'll likely have a nice little repair bill. Don't use metal if you're not supposed to. Of course, your Singer was manufactured to use metal ones.

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    As to the previous conversation about 15 clones, there are actually several on the Shopgoodwill.com site today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justtrish
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    That's terrific Jan! Congrats on the ribbon, are you going to post pics? :)
    Forgot to attach the pictures. this is a needle turn, hand quilted quilt 65 x 70". Took about a year to do. I got so tired of looking at it. No more large quilts for me.

    Texas Jan
    Ohhhhhh Jan,

    That is a work of art.

    What does needle turn mean?
    Needle turn is where you turn the raw edge of the applique piece under itself and stitch it to the background fabric by hand. No stitching shows on top at all.

    Texas Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    I've been busy this past weekend. Our 100 member quilt guild had its quilt show. Last Friday I worked 8 hours helping set up, then volunteered at the show Saturday and Sunday, and helped with take down. It is a tremendous amount of work to put on a show. My hat is off to anyone who has ever been the Chairperson for an event like that. I was just one little committee person. Lots of beautiful quilts. I'm hoping for the next show, that I can have a roped off area and display some of my antique Iron Ladies. It won't be for 2 years. I did get a Blue Ribbon in my division, so I was a happy quilter.

    Texas Jan

    OK, I confess (raising hand!!) I'm the chair for our guild's quilt show in January 2012. But I have tons of help, and I was very involved the last 2 shows, so I am pretty confident we'll do OK. :shock:
    My hat is surely off to you!!

    Texas Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn
    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn
    Nancy if you send me your email address I will sent you a short clip of the machine in action in the treadle. If you have a red eye with the treadle no modification is necessary except to remove the motor and place in you cabinet. You will need a belt longer than the one on the red eye. I think any singer treadle with same dim as the red eye would work. My 319 fits the back lift hinges on the treadle. You will see an old man working the machine to LOL
    Glenn
    Ok I just watched a very handsome, young, thin man with a mustache and a big smile threadle his Singer 319! WOW! I want one - I am now on the hunt for a 319! Glenn, you are right the 'clip' you sent me is very short, but WOW it looks like so much fun to treadle a machine that does decorative stitches! What year is your 319? That machine sounds so smooth running!

    Thank you!

    Nancy
    I had to pull out my medicare card to make sure you were watching the right clip :lol: I think if I remember correctly I dated it to 1964. I don't have all the flat cams for it yet but have not really looked for them. With the one I have and the keys I can do many stitches. It is a great machine to sew with.
    I wanna see!!!
    you missed it??? he's really cute sitting there treadling away

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    Needle turn is where you turn the raw edge of the applique piece under itself and stitch it to the background fabric by hand. No stitching shows on top at all.

    Texas Jan
    That is unless I am the one doing the handsewing!! I have 'CHSS' LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    You don't look old to me!! ;) That wife of yours is a lucky lady! :)
    all that treadling keeping him young

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    My latest treasure was not looking to good when I got her home.

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    thanks for the information on bobbins!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    Needle turn is where you turn the raw edge of the applique piece under itself and stitch it to the background fabric by hand. No stitching shows on top at all.

    Texas Jan
    That is unless I am the one doing the handsewing!! I have 'CHSS' LOL
    LMAO!!! That one took me a few seconds to figure out! ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    Needle turn is where you turn the raw edge of the applique piece under itself and stitch it to the background fabric by hand. No stitching shows on top at all.

    Texas Jan
    That is unless I am the one doing the handsewing!! I have 'CHSS' LOL
    LMAO!!! That one took me a few seconds to figure out! ;)
    Guess I am "dense". I don't get it???

    Texas Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    Needle turn is where you turn the raw edge of the applique piece under itself and stitch it to the background fabric by hand. No stitching shows on top at all.

    Texas Jan
    That is unless I am the one doing the handsewing!! I have 'CHSS' LOL
    LMAO!!! That one took me a few seconds to figure out! ;)
    Guess I am "dense". I don't get it???

    Texas Jan
    Can't Hand Sew (uh...) STUFF!! ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    Needle turn is where you turn the raw edge of the applique piece under itself and stitch it to the background fabric by hand. No stitching shows on top at all.

    Texas Jan
    That is unless I am the one doing the handsewing!! I have 'CHSS' LOL
    LMAO!!! That one took me a few seconds to figure out! ;)
    Guess I am "dense". I don't get it???

    Texas Jan
    Can't Hand Sew (uh...) STUFF!! ;)
    Thanks Charlee. I would have never figured that one out. lol

    Texas Jan

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    Me too!
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn
    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn
    My 319 fits the back lift hinges on the treadle. You will see an old man working the machine to LOL
    Glenn
    Ok I just watched a very handsome, young, thin man with a mustache and a big smile threadle his Singer 319!
    Nancy
    I had to pull out my medicare card to make sure you were watching the right clip :lol: I think if I remember correctly I dated it to 1964. I don't have all the flat cams for it yet but have not really looked for them. With the one I have and the keys I can do many stitches. It is a great machine to sew with.
    I wanna see!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn

    Ok I just watched a very handsome, young, thin man with a mustache and a big smile threadle his Singer 319! WOW! I want one - I am now on the hunt for a 319! Glenn, you are right the 'clip' you sent me is very short, but WOW it looks like so much fun to treadle a machine that does decorative stitches! What year is your 319? That machine sounds so smooth running!

    Thank you!

    Nancy

    I had to pull out my medicare card to make sure you were watching the right clip :lol: I think if I remember correctly I dated it to 1964. I don't have all the flat cams for it yet but have not really looked for them. With the one I have and the keys I can do many stitches. It is a great machine to sew with.
    Glenn, YOU don't look old at all!

    Can you recheck the date on your 319? I just did some research and they were suppose to be made only from 55 to 57 because they were too technical for the modern lady with all their buttons and whistles!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace

    Ok I just watched a very handsome, young, thin man with a mustache and a big smile threadle his Singer 319! WOW! I want one - I am now on the hunt for a 319! Glenn, you are right the 'clip' you sent me is very short, but WOW it looks like so much fun to treadle a machine that does decorative stitches! What year is your 319? That machine sounds so smooth running!

    Thank you!

    Nancy

    Nancy...I have one I can probably part with if you're serious. You can PM me...I live in Elk Grove.
    Candace, I will PM you!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    Needle turn is where you turn the raw edge of the applique piece under itself and stitch it to the background fabric by hand. No stitching shows on top at all.

    Texas Jan
    That is unless I am the one doing the handsewing!! I have 'CHSS' LOL
    LMAO!!! That one took me a few seconds to figure out! ;)
    Guess I am "dense". I don't get it???

    Texas Jan
    Can't Hand Sew (uh...) STUFF!! ;)
    That would be it :thumbup:

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    I am trying to clean this 96 year old white rotary. Kerosene will not touch the grime [I soaked it 36 hours]. I swear it must have set in a coal mine for years. The black crud will only come off if I use my thumb nail on it. My nail will not last long enough to clean all of it. What else can I use? I tried using a dowel stick. It is really bad, like it was oiled then baked on with grime then lacquered. A screwdriver blade works but I donít want to scratch it up. All the chrome at some point is coated.
    Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phyllis nm
    I am trying to clean this 96 year old white rotary. Kerosene will not touch the grime [I soaked it 36 hours]. I swear it must have set in a coal mine for years. The black crud will only come off if I use my thumb nail on it. My nail will not last long enough to clean all of it. What else can I use? I tried using a dowel stick. It is really bad, like it was oiled then baked on with grime then lacquered. A screwdriver blade works but I donít want to scratch it up. All the chrome at some point is coated.
    Thanks for your help.
    Phyllis, try the non-pumice Goop or Gojo... it's been known to silver or remove decals, but I wouldn't think that could hurt it anymore than taking a screwdriver to it! :lol: The Goop or Gojo are what Billy recommends, and he's used it successfully...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn

    Ok I just watched a very handsome, young, thin man with a mustache and a big smile threadle his Singer 319! WOW! I want one - I am now on the hunt for a 319! Glenn, you are right the 'clip' you sent me is very short, but WOW it looks like so much fun to treadle a machine that does decorative stitches! What year is your 319? That machine sounds so smooth running!

    Thank you!

    Nancy

    I had to pull out my medicare card to make sure you were watching the right clip :lol: I think if I remember correctly I dated it to 1964. I don't have all the flat cams for it yet but have not really looked for them. With the one I have and the keys I can do many stitches. It is a great machine to sew with.
    Glenn, YOU don't look old at all!

    Can you recheck the date on your 319? I just did some research and they were suppose to be made only from 55 to 57 because they were too technical for the modern lady with all their buttons and whistles!

    Nancy
    Ok went back to my papers of research on the 319W and it was 1956 sorry the 64 date was another machine.
    glenn

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    Here are the best photos I can get of the machine I bought. Any idea of what it is? I would really like a manual. Also, anyone know a good repair person in the Ft. Myer, Fl area who works on vintage machines?
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    I tried that also.

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    link to date your old sewing machines that another member posted for all of us

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-163221-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by auniqueview
    Here are the best photos I can get of the machine I bought. Any idea of what it is? I would really like a manual. Also, anyone know a good repair person in the Ft. Myer, Fl area who works on vintage machines?
    Look like a cute 15 clone to me. I cannot place the website but there is a free online manual to it. At http://www.ismacs.net/free-sewing-ma...uals-list.html you can download the singer 15 manual which will be helpful.

    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...ion-manual.pdf is the one you want to download I think.

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    Iunique... nice looking Japanese clone 15. LOVE the face plate. Handsome!

    I think the free manual for the clones was off the sew-classic website? Try there first, if you don't find it... send me a message and I'll send you the .pdf.

    So nice to be 'back'.... but oh my word, have I got a lot to catch up on!

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