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

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    Miriam, Congrats on the birth of a new grandchild!

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    Nancy, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of your horse. HUGS

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    After one very long labor
    I have a new Grandson
    he is very small
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    haven't seen him yet
    Very good!!! Hope all is well with everyone. We had a tiny baby....my grandaughter was 9 weeks preemie, and weighed only 2 lb 14 oz. She's now 19 yo, and no sign of any problems ever!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    First all the hub bub of Thanksgiving and company, which was so much fun! Then yesterday one of my horses, who I have owned his entire life - all 29 1/2 years - died. Nancy
    Oh, Nancy, I am sorry you lost your wonderful friend.

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    Well, I am excited about my Davis!! I was messing around with it yesterday, and I decided to thread it up to see if it would stitch. It's still only sitting on a box, not yet in treadle, so I had to spin the wheel by hand. I was fiddling with the needle placement and just couldn't get it to stitch. Then I finally got the needle in correctly, and I guess at just the right height, because all of a sudden she was stitching!! I was just thrilled.....the old girl makes a great stitch. I was going to take a pic but couldn't find the camera this a.m. Anyway, just one more step to getting her going. DH is busy with my other treadle cabinet so I can get my 66-1 back up. As soon as he's done with that, he will get some good wood and make a top for the irons for the Davis. I'm a happy girl today!!

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    Nancy; I am so sorry abut the loss of your beloved friend and companion. I know how difficult it is to lose such a companion and so suddenly from the sounds of it. He sounds lkes he was a lovely horse.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Nancy, So sorry about your friend and companion! Our animals are part of family and leave a hole in our heart when they are gone. N.
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    Nancy,
    I'm very sorry to hear that your dear horse friend died. I know how special our animals are in our lives and the crater they leave when they pass away.
    Sharon W.
    Last edited by purplefiend; 11-28-2011 at 10:08 AM.

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    I'm so happy for you and DD, Miriam!
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    Nancy, I am so sorry about your equine friend!! Wish I could give you a real one, but have to settle for sending you a cyberhug! ~hugs~
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Nancy,

    Sorry to hear about your loss.
    “Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.” - Oscar Wilde

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    Congrats on a new grandbaby Miriam!
    “Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.” - Oscar Wilde

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    Miriam, Congratulations on the new baby!!!
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    Nancy, Very sorry to hear of your loss. I know how hard it is to loose a friend.
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    Nancy, my condolences. It's hard to lose any canine or equine family member, but some are just special and are even harder. He sounds like one of the special ones. More cyber hugs to you. {{hugs}}

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    Congratulations Miriam!
    I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    First all the hub bub of Thanksgiving and company, which was so much fun! Then yesterday one of my horses, who I have owned his entire life - all 29 1/2 years - died. Not a good day for my DH, the kids, the grandkids, (who all rode him), and especially me! That horse did it all, drill team, shows, parades, rodeo grand openings, barrel races, cut cattle, camping, jumped, pulled a cart, won buckles, blankets, horse coolers for me, won one of the largest horse shows in California - the Gold N Grand -, and mostly he was my trusted friend and companion his entire life - from the time he dropped on the ground from his Momma. He safely taught everyone of the kids, grandkids, and some in-laws and friends how to ride.
    Nancy
    Very sorry for your loss--it's hard to say goodbye to a lifetime friend.
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    This weekend's adventure was a sewing one for me. I was doing a lot of zigzagging with newly-cleaned Rizzo (1950s? Universal). She worked great except for one problem: I would intermittently lose tension for the bobbin. In some instances, it looked like the thread would slip out from under the flat spring and travel along the side of the case. I'm not sure if the bobbins aren't snug enough in the case or what. I've tried tightening the spring, loosening it, trying different bobbins, slowing down, speeding up. Nothing seemed to help. I'm wondering if it might have some back and forth movement that is pulling the thread out of the bobbin case spring. Any ideas on what might be going on or how to correct it? She ran so well otherwise!
    I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!

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    Congrats on the new grandbaby boy. What a nice early Christmas present
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    Nancy, I am so sorry for the loss of your long time friend.
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    Nancy, I sure hate hearing about the loss of your animal friend. It sounds like you were a good friend to him as well. I know you will miss him greatly.

    Miriam, Congrats on the new grandboy!! Hope the mom and baby are doing well.

    Bennett, This will sound crazy, but flip the bobbin to turn the other direction and try it, from clockwise to counter clockwise, or opposite from how it is turning anyway. Some machines are sensitive to this. Go figure. Worth a try.
    Last edited by melinda1962; 11-28-2011 at 03:58 PM.
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    Hi! I am wondering how I could find out the year my Free machine was manufactured. I haven't been successfull yet in searching online. thanks.
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    Bennett, How full is the bobbin? My 301 doesn't like to FMQ with a really full bobbin. The thread slips out of the slot. It doesn't matter when doing regular stitching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melinda1962 View Post
    Bennett, This will sound crazy, but flip the bobbin to turn the other direction and try it, from clockwise to counter clockwise, or opposite from how it is turning anyway. Some machines are sensitive to this. Go figure. Worth a try.
    Thanks, I'll give that a try next time. It's just so random, worth a try!



    Bennett, How full is the bobbin? My 301 doesn't like to FMQ with a really full bobbin. The thread slips out of the slot. It doesn't matter when doing regular stitching.
    I don't think I've overloaded them, and it does seem to happen whether the bobbin is just filled or half empty.

    Sometimes it seemed like I could lift and put down the presser foot again, and it would go back to being a good tension. Or I could reach in and press the bobbin case in a bit and it would work for a while. Of course, this could just be about the same as holding my mouth just right!

    I was also going to try out my Singer 15 bobbin case in it (if compatible, haven't looked yet) and see if that makes a difference.
    Last edited by Bennett; 11-28-2011 at 07:13 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jillnjo View Post
    Hi! I am wondering how I could find out the year my Free machine was manufactured. I haven't been successfull yet in searching online. thanks.
    Hi, doesn't seem to be much information on the net out there. Free started out around 1910 so it's not older than that. Around 1930 they bought out New Home and it sounds like you can use their dating system from 1930 on. There's also an address you can supposedly contact for more info,. Here's the link: http://www.ismacs.net/newhome/manufacture_dates.html. If all else fails post a picture and someone can probably give you a rough idea when it was made. Free went out of buisiness around '69 and are part of Janome. Good Luck
    Jon

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