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

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    You are going to make some little kid a happy camper with this one. Very nice indeed.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks Glenn. I must admit the more vintage machines I get, the less time I want to spend quilting. Bad me!!

    Texas Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Well that does sound smart!

    My Grand Quilter has never given me a lick of trouble with the tension or anything else. I have always used King Tut quilting thread top and bottom, but I don't think it would care what I used - a very dependable machine! I can certainly see why you had a problem, though! I can't even imagine trying to quilt a large quilt with a 9" harp space when the machine is sitting on a frame and you are rolling the quilt! I have only used mine on the table with me pushing and tugging and positioning the fabric, which is really pretty easy because you don't have a big roll in the way!

    Even the HQ16 is too small at times. I can do up to a 108" quilt on that frame and any length, but the larger the quilt the smaller your quilting space becomes! If I had it to do over again, I'd get at least an 18" head!

    Nancy
    I have a BabyLock Quilters Choice Pro with a 9" throat, on a 10' quilting frame, and I quilt up to 100x100 quilts with it. I do find that I have to keep my motifs at about 5" on the larger quilts, otherwise I run out of space when I get to the last few rows. If I am just doing FMQ or smaller than 5" pantograph motifs on larger quilts, or am quilting smaller quilts, it works fine. I bought it second hand a few years ago, and I am perfectly happy with it. I rarely have a problem with thread, tension or anything, except for Operator Error, which happens when I am too tired!! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Melinda, until you lose a parent no one understands the hurt. It is like a part of you dies. You will always have your mother in your heart. I lost both my parents 6 days apart and the pain was unbearable at times, but they never really leave you, you always carry them as part of you. Parents are so much a part of who we are that they will always be with us. So sorry for your loss.

    Nancy
    Melinda, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I know what Nancy is saying here...my father passed away in 1978, so 33 years ago, and I miss him still!! I was only 27 when he passed, and he and I were very close. Then my step-dad passed 4 years ago, and he was my dad as long as my own father was here. I miss him, too. It's very hard losing a parent. Be blessed with your memories, and talk about her and laugh with others as often as you can, because that certainly helps in the healing! Prayers for you and family!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    I've been in charge of charity quilts for the kids in foster care in our county this past year. The quilt guild has made about 100 of them (that's way too many abused kids !!!). Here is a simple pattern that we use a lot. It is one of the Quiltmaker.com Linus projects. It is cute with kids fabric and beautiful with a gorgeous floral print for nursing home quilts.

    Texas Jan
    Texas Jan what a great pattern! Wow! What is the finished size of this quilt? I love the pink and 'love' and 'peace' in this quilt - it could be a valentines quilt! Do you guys make different sized quilts, for infants to teenage, or are they all about the same size? All of you that are doing the donated quilts are just the greatest!

    Nancy[/QUOTE]

    The Linus Connection makes quilts and yarn blankets for children from infant to teens, they go to foster kids,several local hospitals and group homes for kids and also teen mothers and their babies. Since 1999 we've given almost 40,000 handmade quilts and yarn blankets. Our sizes are 30"x30" to 54"x 70". All of the quilts/blankets stay in central Texas. Our director calls us Blanketeers. www.linusconnection.org
    Sharon W.(a blanketeer since 1999)


    Sharon W.(blanketeer since 1999)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor View Post
    You are going to make some little kid a happy camper with this one. Very nice indeed.
    Thanks Glenn. I must admit the more vintage machines I get, the less time I want to spend quilting. Bad me!!

    Texas Jan[/QUOTE]

    I use my vintage machines to piece the quilts and the modern Viking for the quilting part. So get to play with more of my toys.
    Sharon W.

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    Hollyann, For some reason, I can't paste in the link here. So, you will have to google that information. Look for Treadle Lady, Donna Kohler, you tube video on bobbin winding. The first minute into her video, she shows you how to release the stop motion screw. Hope that answers your question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor View Post
    The red border and cornerstones were what there was enough of in my flannel stash. )
    Some little kid will love that quilt, it got turned in yesterday to "The Linus Connection".
    I've been in charge of charity quilts for the kids in foster care in our county this past year. The quilt guild has made about 100 of them (that's way too many abused kids !!!). Here is a simple pattern that we use a lot. It is one of the Quiltmaker.com Linus projects. It is cute with kids fabric and beautiful with a gorgeous floral print for nursing home quilts.

    Texas Jan[/QUOTE]

    Jan, I love that pattern! So quick and so colorful....we have a Quilts for Kids local chapter in Bakersfield, now, and are always looking for quick and easy patterns to use. I think I'll show this one to them, if it's OK with you? Thanks for your charity work, and for showing this quilt!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Monica, I will check to see if I have any photos...I have an album with one of my quilts in it here...let me dig around and see what I can find for you!
    Thanks! I saw that pretty one! I noticed you used batiks in that quilt. One of my favorite fabrics. I was wondering if you like using batiks lots in your quilts, and what your other quilts look like. Your beautiful hand painting on the side of the cabinet got me curious as to what your quilt work looks like. Okay, so I'm nosy.

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    Monica, you are so funny!!! Nosy!!! LOL

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    OK, so anyone in our general area, our guild, Cotton Patch Quilters of Kern, are having our bi-annual show this coming weekend. Saturday & Sunday 1/28 & 29, 10:00-5:00, Kern County Fairgrounds, $5, husband & kids free, parking free, 205 quilts entered, some judged, some display, antique/vintage sewing machines exhibit, demonstrations, Bed Turning, raffle baskets, 20+ vendors, plus onsite food available for purchase. Country Store with donated items for sale, plus Opportunity Quilt raffle drawing on Sunday at 4:00. Did I miss anything? Oh, and I am honored to be Chair of this show....quite a humbling experience, I assure you!!! :-)

    Hope some of you can come!!! Look for the most harried woman in the place, and that will be me!!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    OK, so anyone in our general area, our guild, Cotton Patch Quilters of Kern, are having our bi-annual show this coming weekend. Saturday & Sunday 1/28 & 29, 10:00-5:00, Kern County Fairgrounds, $5, husband & kids free, parking free, 205 quilts entered, some judged, some display, antique/vintage sewing machines exhibit, demonstrations, Bed Turning, raffle baskets, 20+ vendors, plus onsite food available for purchase. Country Store with donated items for sale, plus Opportunity Quilt raffle drawing on Sunday at 4:00. Did I miss anything? Oh, and I am honored to be Chair of this show....quite a humbling experience, I assure you!!! :-)

    Hope some of you can come!!! Look for the most harried woman in the place, and that will be me!!! LOL
    I wish I lived closer...waahh. I would love to see you and all the lovely quilts. I'll be praying for you, hope all goes smoothly.

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    Thanks, Monica!! You're a peach! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Thanks! I saw that pretty one! I noticed you used batiks in that quilt. One of my favorite fabrics. I was wondering if you like using batiks lots in your quilts, and what your other quilts look like. Your beautiful hand painting on the side of the cabinet got me curious as to what your quilt work looks like. Okay, so I'm nosy.
    Not nosy! Curious! My sewing is like my painting....can't keep a straight line in either one! (I think it has something to do with the way I dress... )
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

    http://charleeturner.blogspot.com

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    Ah Janice!! I so wish I could be there!! You're doing a GREAT job, I can't imagine that you'd do less!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

    http://charleeturner.blogspot.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    OK, so anyone in our general area, our guild, Cotton Patch Quilters of Kern, are having our bi-annual show this coming weekend. Saturday & Sunday 1/28 & 29, 10:00-5:00, Kern County Fairgrounds, $5, husband & kids free, parking free, 205 quilts entered, some judged, some display, antique/vintage sewing machines exhibit, demonstrations, Bed Turning, raffle baskets, 20+ vendors, plus onsite food available for purchase. Country Store with donated items for sale, plus Opportunity Quilt raffle drawing on Sunday at 4:00. Did I miss anything? Oh, and I am honored to be Chair of this show....quite a humbling experience, I assure you!!! :-)

    Hope some of you can come!!! Look for the most harried woman in the place, and that will be me!!! LOL
    Hi Janice, I wish I was closer to you. I would love to see all the quilts, and the antique/vintage sewing machine exhibit, it all sounds like a fun. Good Luck, and have fun!
    Anamaria

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    Anamaria, your new baby is BEAUTIFUL!! I don't think I've ever seen one in that good of shape, and have NEVER seen one for sale...
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    I am with you Charlee on a Pfaff. I bought a Pfaff serger and couldn't get it to do squat! Also couldn't get any training from the local dealer. Traded that in on my Brother 1500 and have never regretted it for a second!
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    I had the Pfaff 1200 as well. It was on a 10 ft Grace frame with Cruise Control....and I fought that machine everytime I used it....could not get it to hold the tension, constantly broke thread, and the harp space, while being 9 inches, wasn't big enough to do more than a large lap quilt without having to dismount, turn, and remount the quilt. Was more work than it was worth to do the same thing I can do with my 15-91.
    I have a handquilting frame that I can use to pin quilts or hand quilt with, so that's all good...

    I sold the Pfaff and bought the spousal unit a beater of a pickup truck that he loves! Smartest thing I've done in awhile, he doesn't say word one about my machines now!!

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    Hollyann,
    Here are pictures of my Standard machine (which looks like yours) and the hand wheel. Sorry that I made the mistake on the stop motion screw. The Standard still has a stop motion screw on its hand wheel, just that it is much smaller than the Singers and that it is not in the center. Hopefully that helps you now.
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    Anamaria,
    Cute 24-50 machine! Nice that it came with attachments and manual. You will have to bring this machine to the next CA TOGA.

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    I do have that screw but turning it does not seem to release motion. hmmmm any ideas?

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    For all BarKeeper's Friend users, I have some rust on some blackside plates. Have you ever used it on those type of attachments? I need to get rid of the rust but don't want to screw up the blackside finish. ~ Chris
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    OT If you haven't seen this thread, you need to read it. It's a hoot!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/general...k-t176437.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollyann View Post
    I do have that screw but turning it does not seem to release motion. hmmmm any ideas?
    Try turning the knob in one direction fully and seeing if that does the trick. If not, then try turning it in the other direction fully to see if it works. And if not then don't worry about it. These are things that don't bother me as long as the machine sews and still I can wind the bobbin. Ok, seriously, I do know that this could irritate others. Maybe someone else can help you with a solution.

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    I'm also the person that like to use duck tape to hold down some of my sewing attachments. And use a C clamp to hold my cheap, plastic thread holder in place; great way to keep it from travel off the sewing cabinet while treadling.

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    when you turn that screw does the large wheel release from the wheel that holds the belt?

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