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

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovelyl View Post
    If you go to Settings in the upper right corner, then scroll down to My Account on the left side of the screen you can choose General Settings. Scroll some more and you will see a place in the center of the page to change how you get email notifications of new posts . At least I think that is where you change it. I have mine set for immediate notifications by email and so far I haven't received one yet. So maybe it is not the correct place, but it seems like it might be. Look at it and see what you think.
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    I did that too but I haven't had any emails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict View Post
    I don't remember who, but I think someone here has a desire for Red vintage sewing machines. I saw these both on CL but the prices are out of this world. But I would gladly foster the first one if someone was so inclined.

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/art/2679134807.html

    and in Phoenix

    http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/atq/2677999790.html

    Interesting that they are the same model.
    Wow...all very overpriced! What in the world?????!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Hey Glenn -- can you take a quick look at the 15 in treadle cabinet I posted pic of a few pages back & give me some tips on redoing the finish? It's old varnish that has cracked and chipped. No damage to the wood at all. Thanks!
    Actually it is shellac but to make sure if the finish softens with the denatured alcohol it is shellac. I would clean the cabinet first. You can use my tut on cleaning and reviving the finish. This will prep the finish for repair. Then on the bare spots where the finish is gone put some shellac on a rag with a little linseed oil as a lubricant and use a circular motion to apply the shellac then wipe with the grain of the wood. Do this until the level of the repair is even with the old. Let cure for about a week the wax with a paste wax.
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    Ok does anyone know how to get automatic updates from here like we use to? I have done some research and can't seem to figure out where to go to get the automatic updates?

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    Go to settings then on the left click on to my account scroll down to: Default Thread Subscription Mode:
    click blue arrow and pick (instantly, using e mail.) then click again so it shows in black and white not blue. Then go all the way to the bottom of page and click on save changes.
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    I went and fixed my general settings to re-subscribe to the shop. I don't think it worked, so I'm posting here to sign back up again....

    On a good note, or at least a better one, I cut the batting and backing for 4 of my runners. Two I have sprayed and pinned and ready to quilt. My poor legs are in two much pain to finish basting the other two. And I have 4 left plus a twin size quilt to go. I don't have enough stash to make practice sandwiches, so I made runners for all my dear friends for Christmas. I can practice straight line quilting on the 66. I think I'm going to draw out a few quilting ideas so I can figure out what I'm going to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    Just got the fabric my sister brought me from vacation. "Mrs. Sew & Sew" by Dan Morris for RJR fabric, 2010. Hope my pic come through.
    OMG!!! I love this fabric!!! Your sister is wonderful to grab some for you!!! (Got enought to sell????)
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    Red face Wheeler Wilson Model 9

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor View Post
    I'm going for one of the Wheeler Wilsons today. The one with the 2 drawers. I talked to the guy yesterday, but can't get there till this afternoon.

    Texas Jan
    http://dallas.craigslist.org/mdf/atq/2661282026.html
    I went today and picked up this one. The cabinet is beautiful.!! The machine is serial number 2400312, probably about 1900. Has a wooden pittman. Was taking pictures and my batteries lost their charge. So now I'm waiting for them to recharge.

    Texas Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor View Post
    http://dallas.craigslist.org/mdf/atq/2661282026.html
    I went today and picked up this one. The cabinet is beautiful.!! The machine is serial number 2400312, probably about 1900. Has a wooden pittman. Was taking pictures and my batteries lost their charge. So now I'm waiting for them to recharge.

    Texas Jan
    Jan, the CL posting has been deleted. Take & post a pic, please!! We want to see your new baby!!

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    Billy. If it's not a PDA how do we find you?? Hope u have an endless supply of coffee, tea or water!!
    Thanks for doing this! There are lots of u's who have older machines that need help and guidance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Actually it is shellac but to make sure if the finish softens with the denatured alcohol it is shellac. I would clean the cabinet first. You can use my tut on cleaning and reviving the finish. This will prep the finish for repair. Then on the bare spots where the finish is gone put some shellac on a rag with a little linseed oil as a lubricant and use a circular motion to apply the shellac then wipe with the grain of the wood. Do this until the level of the repair is even with the old. Let cure for about a week the wax with a paste wax.
    Glenn
    Thanks, Glenn. You're a peach!! :-)

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    One of the people wanting red to go with the rest of my machines is me, but that is wayyyyy too rich for my blood. I am a patient person, and one will come, I am sure of it. Looks like worst case scenario, I should sell out and start over, if I would get those kind of prices for what I have. I have some I am sentimental about, and some are just neat. I have a preset limit most times when I am shopping, and have rarely exceded it. Only for my fw, I think, and it was with the table and stool, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Thanks, Glenn. You're a peach!! :-)
    You are most wecome. Lets see pics when you have repaired her.
    Glenn
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    Cool

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    Is it withdrawal symptoms, or just separation syndrome? My vintage machines are still in the trailer from the quilt show and county fair displays. The house sure is empty without them, and I miss piecing on the 66.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdschafer View Post
    I have updated my machine with a walking foot, 1/4 foot and free motion foot. Today I set it up for free motion and it works like a charm. So no more looking for a new machine !?!?!?!? I would post a picture if I could figure out how to post one!?!?!?
    When you post/reply, go to the "Advanced" option. Under the box where you type, there is "manage attachments." Hit the blue button. For me, a separate window pops up where I can upload a picture file from my computer. Just hit the blue "upload" button. This new format is nice because you can preview your post without losing any pictures. Hope that helps.

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    I suspect the auto e-mails are one of the bugs that are going to need fixing. I changed the auto update in the profile/preferences too and still haven't received a single e-mail notification.

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    I think you can subscribe to things. I haven't figured out how to subscribe to this one though.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Bennett;
    Thanks for instructions. I obviously am challenged by this new form aty but will learn it, I hope. Couldn't get my picture to post but will try again another day.
    FYI: Changed settings to 20 posts per page and took current page count to 1350.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    After you reply go to "go Advanced" and subscribe - you can have it sent to your email.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Question Singer 66

    I am going to look at a Singer 66 tomorrow. I am not familiar with this machine and neither is the seller. She is asking $25 for it.
    Questions I have:
    Is this only a treadle machine? I think she told me it was in a case, but she doesn't know anything about machines so a case could be a treadle!
    What # bobbins does it take?
    I downloaded a manual for it but didn't find anything about the bobbins. It looks like a round bobbin.
    Is it only forward and reverse?
    How are the stitches? Is it a good machine for most types of fabric like denim?
    Thanks for any information!
    Jan on 446
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    Class 66 bobbins
    might or might not have reverse
    straight stitch
    short shank attachments
    can be treadled or electric
    sews heavy stuff or quilts just fine
    great price
    congradulations
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Bennett - I need to get my hands on some of that fabric! So cute!
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I think you can subscribe to things. I haven't figured out how to subscribe to this one though.
    I got it to send an email!!!! Go Advanced and then send it to email.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    I have set my settings to receive emails to but they have not come thru yet. I think you are right bugs need to worked out
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    Miriam, Will try this. Can't hurt cuz I'm not getting the emails nows.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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