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    Opinions as to what this is?

    Is this tape do you think? Or do you think the paint has chipped? I would think if the paint were chipped you'd see what looked like aluminum, not masking tape color? Why would someone put tape in these two spots if it is tape??
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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    How much is this going to cost you? for machine and shipping. And case, he means the hard top that covers the machine.I guess it just depends on how badly you want this machine.
    It is listed for $29.99 starting bid, free USPS shipping, no bids yet, closes at about 5pm PST. I don't want it bad enough to risk it being shipped by the post office with nothing but shipping paper to pack it. Guess I've seen too many pictures here of cases (bases & covers) and machine parts damaged & broken when not packaged properly. Which is why I asked the seller the questions that I did before placing a bid. Guess I will pass on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post

    I learned something new today from you! Never heard of pellon or Timtex; had to google them.
    I'm going to have to read up on this project. Looks doable! Thanks!
    An easy to make template is to trace around a plate then mark the center circle and then mark 'darts' on the lightweight cardboard template, cut the darts out and then you have a cheap, very serviceable template. If you want other shapes, you just get creative and go wild. It's way fun. Sometimes it helps to use a spray adhesive so the fabric on both sides doesn't move around on you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl View Post
    It is listed for $29.99 starting bid, free USPS shipping, no bids yet, closes at about 5pm PST. I don't want it bad enough to risk it being shipped by the post office with nothing but shipping paper to pack it. Guess I've seen too many pictures here of cases (bases & covers) and machine parts damaged & broken when not packaged properly. Which is why I asked the seller the questions that I did before placing a bid. Guess I will pass on this one.
    If he would pack foam, not styro- but upholstery foam around the sewing machine tight inside the case and wrap the case in more foam and tightly pack it in a box, it would probably survive the trip. But the shipper probably knows this, like you know he heard his mother sew. I heard a mechanic working on my car, so guess what I know. And I watch cooking shows on tv, so I must be able to cook. LOL
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    Candace, could it be where someone put threading directions on the machine and left that piece of tape?
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    Ok, I have a question. I do have some 15 clones and then I have two other machines. They are made in Japan and take class 66 bobbins, not the class 15 bobbins like the 15 clones. So I'm wondering if I call them 15 clones or 66 clones? The reason I ask is that their threading is more lke the 66 than the a Singer 15 with the thread tension being not on the side plate but facing the operator. I'm more curious than anything else and feel free to weigh in. Hopefully, I have attached a photo of one of them.
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    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Quote Originally Posted by melinda1962 View Post
    Candace, could it be where someone put threading directions on the machine and left that piece of tape?
    That's what I'm hoping as I'm picking it up this week...I really hope it's not the paint all messed up in that area. That would be a big bummer. A few chips I can live with. Huge paint sections falling off wouldn't make my day. I guess I could always have the hot pink 301 I always dreamed of, if this is the case!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    How much is this going to cost you? for machine and shipping. And case, he means the hard top that covers the machine.I guess it just depends on how badly you want this machine.
    I decided I didn't want it bad enough to see what shape it arrived in after shipping from PA to CA packed in a box with nothing but shipping paper.

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    Good call!

    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl View Post
    I decided I didn't want it bad enough to see what shape it arrived in after shipping from PA to CA packed in a box with nothing but shipping paper.
    “Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.” - Oscar Wilde

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    i pic i have for threading is a front view, it looks like a maze from the front. charlee sent me a much better pic, i try that. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    Okay, I didn't think it was really that intuitive and the manual wasn't that easy for me to understand, but I figured it out. I used some yarn so the points would be more visible (It didn't fit, but I hope you get the idea).

    1. Bring the thread from the spool to the guide at the top. There were several types. The small disks may be flat or upright, or it may just be a guide without the disks.
    2. Bring the thread down to the slot at the bottom of the tension mechanism. It may look solid, but there is a cut or slot to bring the thread up into. Pull this up.
    3. It should now hook through the small hook end of the spring that is visible. It is like a small wire.
    4. Now, pull the thread up to the arm. You don't "thread" it, you slide the thread into it through the slot.
    5. Take your thread down to your needle. On one of my machines, it has a little dent at the bottom to help guide the thread. Another has nothing. From here, it's just like any other, pull thread through the guide on the needle. Needle threads left to right.

    Hope this helps!

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    OH OH OH that is great thank you.

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    This is definitely not a 66! Looks to me like a 319w! Wow, Candace I am so glad you didn't see this ad before you sold me the 319W! Geeze, these people, where do they get their prices! http://sacramento.craigslist.org/for/2690955000.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    This is definitely not a 66! Looks to me like a 319w! Wow, Candace I am so glad you didn't see this ad before you sold me the 319W! Geeze, these people, where do they get their prices! http://sacramento.craigslist.org/for/2690955000.html

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    Wow, I feel like I robbed the people I bought mine from. $1. It was $2 but I called it old, and "would you give me $1?" Go figure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    This is definitely not a 66! Looks to me like a 319w! Wow, Candace I am so glad you didn't see this ad before you sold me the 319W! Geeze, these people, where do they get their prices! http://sacramento.craigslist.org/for/2690955000.html

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    Haha....I sent them an e-mail Nancy. They're nuts if they think they can get that much for a machine that may need partial assembly and who knows if it works. They live in my town too...maybe I should get their address and go school them. :>

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    Quote Originally Posted by melinda1962 View Post
    Wow, I feel like I robbed the people I bought mine from. $1. It was $2 but I called it old, and "would you give me $1?" Go figure.
    I think you did...

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    Well, as long as we're posting the wonderful deals in CL land:

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/atq/2689160720.html

    Um...yeah...even with the FW? No.

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    I have some accessories that came with my little green clone. I know the quilting foot guide, but not sure what the other feet are for. Can you tell me what they are, and what is the best way to clean them up? http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...IMGP2527-1.jpg
    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...s/IMGP2531.jpg
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    There are three bobbins, one is different from the other two. The extra belt is nice. The red box contains most of the 100 size 140 needles that came in it, the little pack has 4 100's in it. Since I sent my gson most of my really heavy leather, I doubt I will use them up, lol. I would be happy to share some of those 140s, if anyone needs some.

    I will be sewing some denim and upholstery fabric, and this looks like it is going to be the perfect machine for it....not to mention it is just as cute as can be, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auniqueview View Post
    I have some accessories that came with my little green clone. I know the quilting foot guide, but not sure what the other feet are for. Can you tell me what they are, and what is the best way to clean them up? http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...IMGP2527-1.jpg
    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...s/IMGP2531.jpg
    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...s/IMGP2528.jpg
    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...s/IMGP2529.jpg

    There are three bobbins, one is different from the other two. The extra belt is nice. The red box contains most of the 100 size 140 needles that came in it, the little pack has 4 100's in it. Since I sent my gson most of my really heavy leather, I doubt I will use them up, lol. I would be happy to share some of those 140s, if anyone needs some.

    I will be sewing some denim and upholstery fabric, and this looks like it is going to be the perfect machine for it....not to mention it is just as cute as can be, lol.
    It looks like dried on oil rather than rust - I'd drop them in some denatured alcohol and then dry them with a paper towel if it's oil. If it's rust, I rub them with oil then rub off the rust with some aluminum foil. If it is smoke, use tooth paste but you want to get it all off and then you want them very dry so they don't rust. A drop of oil on the hinge won't hurt. Triflow will also cut through oil.
    Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    Well, as long as we're posting the wonderful deals in CL land:

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/atq/2689160720.html

    Um...yeah...even with the FW? No.
    That is disgusting! These people just don't have a clue what these machines are really worth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Haha....I sent them an e-mail Nancy. They're nuts if they think they can get that much for a machine that may need partial assembly and who knows if it works. They live in my town too...maybe I should get their address and go school them. :>
    Well, we see it all the time, but those machines just get relisted and relisted with the price dropped each time they re-list it - that is if the people are serious about selling the machine. I think they only thought it was a 66 because the manual with the machine is a 66 manual? Anyway, yes you should educate them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by melinda1962 View Post
    Wow, I feel like I robbed the people I bought mine from. $1. It was $2 but I called it old, and "would you give me $1?" Go figure.
    Melinda, it must be your charm! Wow - You need to send an e-mail to this ad telling them you got a machine just like it for $1!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    Ok, I have a question. I do have some 15 clones and then I have two other machines. They are made in Japan and take class 66 bobbins, not the class 15 bobbins like the 15 clones. So I'm wondering if I call them 15 clones or 66 clones? The reason I ask is that their threading is more lke the 66 than the a Singer 15 with the thread tension being not on the side plate but facing the operator. I'm more curious than anything else and feel free to weigh in. Hopefully, I have attached a photo of one of them.
    Chris that is definitely not a 15 clone. From what I have read after WWII we gave Japan the specs to make 15 clones and 99 clones. That looks like a full sized machine? I doubt if that machine is a clone - I never heard of a class 66 clone? Does the serial number start with a JA? Anyway, it is a very nice looking/heavy duty machine.

    I have a 99 clone that says "made in occupied Japan," but I haven't found a lot of the 99 clones either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Is this tape do you think? Or do you think the paint has chipped? I would think if the paint were chipped you'd see what looked like aluminum, not masking tape color? Why would someone put tape in these two spots if it is tape??
    Candace, let us know when you get the machine! It looks to me like the stuff you use to stick things to walls when you don't want to put a hole in your wall. It will probably come off with "Goo" remover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedwoman View Post
    Gonna try to upload some pics of the fabric bowls. Hope it works.
    Weedwoman, I love the bowls too! Those bowls look like after cutting the pieces they are just attached using a satin stitch? Anyway, those would be perfect in any sewing room - they just fit right in!

    Nancy

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