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    Ooo I can't wait to see..your Tut's are Fab!!
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    I have a FW cleaning tutorial just waiting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkbeth View Post
    Ooo I can't wait to see..your Tut's are Fab!!
    This one would be fab if I could do the pictures
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by sew wishful View Post
    Sending some pics of my newest acquisition! Merry Christmas to me! Can't wait to get her belted and see if she sews. I'll need some direction as to threading her, since she has no paper work.
    Very nice cabinet and machine that already comes with a name, Amerikan-or Erika for short. The decals are sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Happy New Year everyone!!

    Here's that National Two Spools on eBay again in Idaho...now $99.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-TWO-...item1c2256f482
    Janice, I posted this one as a heads up about a month ago. It is local pickup; might be a bit of a drive . I have been watching to see if anyone here calms it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Ok, I wish I were closer! My Two Spools is the best piecing machine I have! It has a perfect 1/4" foot - the original foot - and, it sews a really straight seam since both of the feeds dogs are the same length! Also, since it is a Two Spools it goes a very long time before I have to re-wind the bobbin thread spool! The Two Spools, the 15-88 treadle for free motion, and the 319w (in treadle) are my go to treadles now! Of course, I am fickle, because I love all my machines! But, seriously that Two Spools is the greatest piecing machine!

    Nancy
    Nancy, I agree with you about the Two Spools. I wish someone close would go rescue that machine and start using it. They are the best for piecing.

    At this coming March TOGA in Turlock, I'm going to bring my Singer 328k in treadle, and Bernie is planning to bring his Singer 412G in treadle. You should bring your Singer 319w in treadle. It would be interesting to see how differently they all treadle. I'm sure if I treadled your 319, I would then be on the hunt for one afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Randa, your Amerikan is made by New Home! I knew the minute I looked at it, but according to ISMACS it is made by New Home and takes a 20x1 needle! Congratulations!
    Someone on here posted some great shots of the threading path for the New Home. I think it was Monica, so can you re-post those photos for Randa?
    Nancy
    Nancy, It wasn't I since I don't own a New Home. The threading path that I did was for a National.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    My computer hides pictures or eats them or something - at any rate it doesn't talk to the QB at this time. I have a FW cleaning tutorial just waiting.... We cleaned up Mom's for Christmas.
    Miriam, When loading picture on the QB, you need to select the "from computer or URL". Did you make sure that you did that and also when loading multiple pictures you need to reset that selection each time. If your size is to large, then QB file will not load image and you will have to resize yours, found somewhere in your computer tools or help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Miriam, When loading picture on the QB, you need to select the "from computer or URL". Did you make sure that you did that and also when loading multiple pictures you need to reset that selection each time. If your size is to large, then QB file will not load image and you will have to resize yours, found somewhere in your computer tools or help.
    I can't seem to find the right buttons to push to get it to resize - I used to do it all the time. I'm missing something I guess.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I can't seem to find the right buttons to push to get it to resize - I used to do it all the time. I'm missing something I guess.
    Click your photo image on your computer and then click on your tools, somewhere there might be the resize.
    If that doesn't work, I can't help ya. My son is the computer nerd that comes to my rescue when I can't get things to work. He has never read a computer manual. I don't now how he does it. And, I don't remember a computer manual coming with him on the day I gave birth to him.

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    I did just that - i can't dig up the right tool after I click on the image. DH doesn't have a clue either.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Irishrose, love the quilt! Is that a two sided quilt? You did a great job! Who is the girl? You said your son would be please? I'm confused, did I miss the thread where you told us who the girl is?

    Nancy

    I found out - your son's daughter! Beautiful girl!

    Another question, you have your 301 in treadle?
    No, the 301 is an emachine, but with a 1956 b'day, she is vintage. I was only referring to the fact that the tan ones are not pretty. No, the quilt isn't really two sided. I just had to put the daughters and the Marine Corps on the back because I ran out of room. The dark haired daughter will graduate this year and the blonde is in junior high. I should have pieced the back, but I was done!! I'm behind one quilt as it is and now I still have the Redeye to work on.

    I don't have any trouble with regular photos, but the one I'd like to use of this quilt was cropped to remove my son's bare stomach and I couldn't get it to transfer. I have now, but I won't repost it.

    The Amerikan is a pretty machine. New Home did a nice job, didn't they.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sew wishful View Post
    Sending some pics of my newest acquisition!
    I really like the Celtic-looking hearts.
    Please post your pet's - past and present -pictures at http://www.quiltingboard.com/general...ds-t32280.html

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    lets see if the picture will load this time - I've had expert help - and you thought I couldn't do it... This is a picture of the Singer FW my mom got in 1948 as a college graduation picture. Tutorial coming soon.
    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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    Does anyone have a source for 20x1 needles?
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Randa, your Amerikan is made by New Home! I knew the minute I looked at it, but according to ISMACS it is made by New Home and takes a 20x1 needle! Congratulations!
    Someone on here posted some great shots of the threading path for the New Home. I think it was Monica, so can you re-post those photos for Randa?
    Nancy
    New Home!!! Well how about that, since I may have to find a new home if another machine appears on my doorstep!! LOL!! No...he has a motorcycle which cost more than all of my machines together and he's gone a lot in the summer riding that thing, so I have to have something to keep me busy! He says, you won't let me bring my motorcycle in the house, but you have room for more machines??? I told him as soon as he gets the okay from the insurance man to have the motorcycle in the house he can move it in. LOL! My machines don't run on gasoline!! Okay, back to the New Home...Where can I find a book on it? I need a diagram for threading. I have a ton of attachments...not sure they are from this machine cuz they have a "fork" on the back...guess that would work though...it is a back screw. Just don't look like the foot that's on it now. I should have paid closer attention when you all were talking about them a hundred pages ago! LOL!
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28


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    Randa, here is a New Home Rotary manual, but I think they thread about the same. http://www.ismacs.net/newhome/manual...ary-manual.pdf

    I also have a New Home shuttle type manual. I will find that for you.

    Nancy

    Here is the shuttle New Home. This is from the Smithsonian so it is a little harder to download! http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollect...es/image11.htm

    Your attachments should have a fork on the back since your Amerikan is a back clamping type machine, anyway it looks back clamping to me in your picture!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Does anyone have a source for 20x1 needles?
    Glenn, I just get mine from E-bay, but Cathy might have a better source!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
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    lets see if the picture will load this time - I've had expert help - and you thought I couldn't do it... This is a picture of the Singer FW my mom got in 1948 as a college graduation picture. Tutorial coming soon.
    Wow! You did it! Cute machine Miriam!

    Nancy

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    From the ISMACS needle list:

    *In place of a 20x1 needle, it is often possible to compensate for the difference in needle length by setting a (shorter) 15x1 eedle correspondingly lower in the needle clamp.
    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Does anyone have a source for 20x1 needles?
    Miz Johnny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Does anyone have a source for 20x1 needles?
    Has anyone tried this place?

    http://www.sewingshop.com/singerindu...dles-20x1.aspx
    Miz Johnny

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    Went junkin' in Nampa and Caldwell today... Found a monagrammer for 4 bucks and a Singer sewing book from 1951...saw a pretty bright pink Brother, but for $80 it stayed in the store. Tomorrow we go to Boise!

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    Miriam so glad you are finally able to download pictures.

    Randa, your Amerikan is very pretty. Enjoy.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny View Post
    Thanks Miz Johnny, I knew you would have the answer. Thank you. Skip
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Thanks Miz Johnny, I knew you would have the answer. Thank you. Skip
    I was looking for that answer, too. With all the New Homes popping up, I figured someone here would know!

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    I am very excited - my young friend helped me figure out the pictures. The picture program on my computer did not have any way to shrink pictures so we moved the pictures to the paint program and then saved them!!! now I can put up pictures again!!!
    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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