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    danimal. You red eye is wonderful and the cabinet is to die for. Such wonderful decals on your machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    Vintage; Have not yet taste-tested the cheesecakes but younger DD did taste the chocolate one. She said it was great but super-rich so the cheesecake turned out okay except it may be too rich to eat. Oh well, the guys at hubby's work won't care about that - if it's homemede and from my kitchen, it's considered as good as gold.
    What I wanted with my morning coffee was a piece of strawberry-rhubarb pie. I'll have to make some of that at a later time.
    Ha Ha, I gotta tell one on my DD. My DH has been a contractor. My DD knows what everything is. She can handle any power tool or tool that comes her way. She can mud dry wall like a pro. OK. When she was 9 or 10 she went to a friend's house. They made pie. She ate pie. When she came home DH asked her what they did. She proudly said she learned to make REBAR strawberry pie. (rebar - just like in the picture... http://specifyzbar.com/home.aspx?gcl...FaYBQAodXn4SZA )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    I have a machine that is called Dyamic and looks just like the Cinderella and comes apart like it too.
    Now that you mention it, I think mine may be called Dynamic too, not Margaret. Margaret is a different 3/4 class 15 machine and I don't have one. Guess that shows that I haven't come across it for a while!

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    I really like that 3/4 size class 15 machine. It's very nice. I'm thinking that is one I want to keep around. I've been doing a bunch of small stuff anyway. I was using a Spartan but it doesn't drop the feed dogs that I know of.
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    I would just like a handcrank that's small and reasonably light-weight. Somewhere I have an aluminum 99; think I'll see how that works as a handcrank.

    pat

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    Thank you for the pix of the Dynamic. I knew there was at least one more of that model out there but wasn't sure if I even knew the name.

    Cathy


    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    I have a machine that is called Dyamic and looks just like the Cinderella and comes apart like it too. Mine came with a carring case. I call her Dinah.
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    Pat,

    You've seen my aluminum 99 that is a hand-crank. Haven't you sewn on it yet? I think is sews perfectly.

    Cathy

    Quote Originally Posted by pfroggg View Post
    I would just like a handcrank that's small and reasonably light-weight. Somewhere I have an aluminum 99; think I'll see how that works as a handcrank.

    pat
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Ha Ha, I gotta tell one on my DD. My DH has been a contractor. My DD knows what everything is. She can handle any power tool or tool that comes her way. She can mud dry wall like a pro. OK. When she was 9 or 10 she went to a friend's house. They made pie. She ate pie. When she came home DH asked her what they did. She proudly said she learned to make REBAR strawberry pie. (rebar - just like in the picture... http://specifyzbar.com/home.aspx?gcl...FaYBQAodXn4SZA )
    DD was correct!! The chocolate cheesecake is super rich but very yummy. Both cheesecakes turned out well but even a small piece is too much of a good thing. REBAr strawberry pie - don't believe I've had one of those but most people won't even touch a strawberry/rhubarb pie becaue it's not something momma made.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    $25 for a FW is a deal!

    Dinah is gorgeous!

    And please pass me the Rebar strawberry pie; I'll have some with my tea while reading the rest of today's posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    $25 for a FW is a deal!

    Dinah is gorgeous!

    And please pass me the Rebar strawberry pie; I'll have some with my tea while reading the rest of today's posts.
    it is a tooth breaker for sure...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    This procedure will not hurt the decals but you stay way from them until the rest of machine is smooth. We will go over the decals with more shellac and linseed oil to protect. I don't want you to get get carried away with the rubbing and abrat the decals. When you have finsihed this smoothing then I will show you how to add more shellace to protect the machine. One step at a time. Jan is right don't over do things yet. Get the feel of melting the shellac smooth again.
    Did I miss where you add the shellac and smooth again?
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    New post: http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...e-t185449.html lots of projects... please do add pics of your 3/4 size machines.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    185J, 3/4 size

    I just got this on eBay, hopefully it'll arrive safely. It needs work but it'll give me a chance to learn about fixing and cleaning a vintage machine. Plus I just love her. She's a 185J. I hope the picture shows up. I know I probably should have waited but it was at a price I could afford and it will be good practice for me, right. Did I mention I love her.
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    Generic question about shuttle machines.

    Yesterday when I was testing my Newhome Greyhound I noticed that when it was running slow, it ran smooth. Then as I sped it up it started vibrating badly. After it passed a certain point is smoothed down again.

    Is this normal or should I look for something wrong?

    All of the shuttle machines I have ( four I think ) have some vibration, but not to the extent of this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeaninmaine View Post
    I just got this on eBay, hopefully it'll arrive safely. It needs work but it'll give me a chance to learn about fixing and cleaning a vintage machine. Plus I just love her. She's a 185J. I hope the picture shows up. I know I probably should have waited but it was at a price I could afford and it will be good practice for me, right. Did I mention I love her.
    You'll enjoy it. I have one and although I haven't taken it out for a while, it's a cute machine. I had to install new feed dogs on mine as the teeth were a bit uneven and caused the fabric to pull to the right. Have you been able to hunt down a bobbin cover plate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Generic question about shuttle machines.

    Yesterday when I was testing my Newhome Greyhound I noticed that when it was running slow, it ran smooth. Then as I sped it up it started vibrating badly. After it passed a certain point is smoothed down again.

    Is this normal or should I look for something wrong?

    All of the shuttle machines I have ( four I think ) have some vibration, but not to the extent of this one.

    Joe
    I hope I'm doing this right, but Joe you mentioned "Newhome Greyhound" and I'm wondering if you have a picture of it somewhere. I have a hard time finding my way around all these board.

    Wanted to see if it is anything like my (one) machine. Mine has a Greyhound on it!

    While I'm asking questions, I've been going to ask about the machines that some of you are using to FMQ on. What is a good measurement to look for for the distance between the needle and the arm? Just curious I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crewsemj View Post

    While I'm asking questions, I've been going to ask about the machines that some of you are using to FMQ on. What is a good measurement to look for for the distance between the needle and the arm? Just curious I guess.

    Thanks
    The vintage machine I use the most for FMQ would have to be one of my 301's. They are one of the best FMQing, vintage machines because of the large throat and vertical bobbin hook. And it is gear driven vs. belt driven for more power through quilt thicknesses. You want the largest throat possible. My least favorite vintage machine for FMQ is the 401 series. The 15 type machines are cheaper and will do a great job too, but I still prefer the gear driven system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    For Easter, I am baking the 2nd of 2 cheesecakes. one is a ne York style cheesecake and the other is a test run of a chocolate NY style cheesecake. Also having prime rib roast instead of ham cuz younger DD hates ham and didn't want turkey.
    FYI: I bought a 2nd cheesecake pan (Nordicware) and it's got a smaller circumference than my Wilton springform (cheesecake pan). I am bummed but had no choice. Will try to find another Wilton pan or go up to a 10" springform pan if I cannot find another Wilton pan.
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    Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter with family and friends. We had a lovely church service outside in the glorious sunshine. Then went to DD, DSIL & grands for brunch and egg hunt. I made BBQ pulled pork and a white cake with cocoanut frosting and jelly beans. The kids loved it!!

    I got nothing done with machines this weekend. I did make a new duvet cover out of queen sheets, as our old one got a hole somehow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    I have a machine that is called Dyamic and looks just like the Cinderella and comes apart like it too. Mine came with a carring case. I call her Dinah.
    Trish, that's a cutie for sure!! Dynamic!! Really....some of those names the Japanese companies came up with are just too funny!! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfroggg View Post
    I would just like a handcrank that's small and reasonably light-weight. Somewhere I have an aluminum 99; think I'll see how that works as a handcrank.

    pat

    Pat it should work fine, as Cathy put a hc on my 99, and it is just great!! But it's way heavy. I don't carry it around too much. My plan is to take it camping. Sewing room to truck to picnic table to truck to sewing room. Not too much moving around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter with family and friends. We had a lovely church service outside in the glorious sunshine. Then went to DD, DSIL & grands for brunch and egg hunt. I made BBQ pulled pork and a white cake with cocoanut frosting and jelly beans. The kids loved it!!
    Years ago when my kids were little, I would make an Easter Lamb cake made from a Pound cake that was decorated with white frosting, shredded coconut for the wool, and raisin for the eyes. Once the kids no longer wanted to do the egg hunt, the jelly beans and chocolate eggs got scattered around the lamb cake instead of the dyed eggs.

    BBQ pulled pork sound yummy!!

    I have been following the 50 Fab State Stars PP BOM. This weekend, I selected three finished stars for my next quilt and cut all the material. The design of this quilt will be similar to my gray quilt with the three PP State Stars of red and white. This new quilt will have a Spring theme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeaninmaine View Post
    I just got this on eBay, hopefully it'll arrive safely. It needs work but it'll give me a chance to learn about fixing and cleaning a vintage machine. Plus I just love her. She's a 185J. I hope the picture shows up. I know I probably should have waited but it was at a price I could afford and it will be good practice for me, right. Did I mention I love her.Name:  Singer 185J.JPG
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    Jean, I like the 185s, but I don't have one...yet! Haha!!This weekend I sold my big aquarium and it opened up one whole end of my living room. DH keeps saying "she sold it because it was taking up valuable sewing machine space". I told him NO, but he keeps saying it, so I'm gonna take that as a hint that it's OK for me to get more machines!
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    New post: http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...e-t185449.html lots of projects... please do add pics of your 3/4 size machines.
    Fun thread! Those 3/4 machines are too cute!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crewsemj View Post
    I hope I'm doing this right, but Joe you mentioned "Newhome Greyhound" and I'm wondering if you have a picture of it somewhere. I have a hard time finding my way around all these board.

    Wanted to see if it is anything like my (one) machine. Mine has a Greyhound on it!

    While I'm asking questions, I've been going to ask about the machines that some of you are using to FMQ on. What is a good measurement to look for for the distance between the needle and the arm? Just curious I guess.

    Thanks
    Check out my post on page three of this thread:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...e-t185449.html
    It's the first machine I posted about.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Check out my post on page three of this thread:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...e-t185449.html
    It's the first machine I posted about.

    Joe
    I was hoping you would post that Grayhound on there and that Singer 99. I'm not sure what size the Minnesota is, Joe. I have a Vindex Special looks just like it - I think they are the same size as the older Singer 66s - which seem a tad smaller than the newer 66s. I should look it over next to the other one when I go over the shop. I'm headed over there to clean up and organize. Maybe do a bit of clean up on the Vindex Special. See if any magic happens.
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