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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    It's some kind of INTERVENTION.... my Mom & my Sister are just itching to re-organize everything while I am working this week... Now I KNOW I'll never find anything again. I hope they label everything. I should just let them organize motors and foot controls or something... They can't move machines - too heavy. It's the little things they want to get into... ARGH - makes me very nervous - oh well I can't find anything anyway. I need to look for some high shank feet again - I couldn't find them on the quick look see. I saw that bobbin case yesterday but I'm betting I put it in the box I took over to the shop to try to re-unite with the other parts from that machine.
    Here's hoping you find the bobbin case for the MW (but no pressure), lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedwoman View Post
    Here's hoping you find the bobbin case for the MW (but no pressure), lol
    I just put it in the box I took over last night - trying to get all the parts in one place... came home and you wanted it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I just put it in the box I took over last night - trying to get all the parts in one place... came home and you wanted it.
    Isn't that always how it goes? I'm scared to clean my sewing room because I'll never remember where I put anything (been there, done that) so not fun and very frustrating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Speaking of Elnas have you seen this one, Nancy? http://sacramento.craigslist.org/hsh/3003633736.html I'm betting it will need the inner pulley resurfaced, but it looks to be in nice shape with lots of discs:>
    I thought that only the green Elnas had the pulleys that needed replacement/resurfacing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    It's some kind of INTERVENTION.... my Mom & my Sister are just itching to re-organize everything while I am working this week... Now I KNOW I'll never find anything again. I hope they label everything. I should just let them organize motors and foot controls or something... They can't move machines - too heavy. It's the little things they want to get into... ARGH - makes me very nervous - oh well I can't find anything anyway. I need to look for some high shank feet again - I couldn't find them on the quick look see. I saw that bobbin case yesterday but I'm betting I put it in the box I took over to the shop to try to re-unite with the other parts from that machine.
    Miriam, you need Cathy (Mizkaki) to organize your sewing stuff! She is so organized, she can go straight to whatever a person asks for! Her garage has cabinets, storage containers, shelves, - everything has a place! It amazes me to see all that she has and how easy it is for her to find things!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedwoman View Post
    I have one just like this one. Got a manual and attachments from another member.
    Wow, WeedWoman, the thread path is exactly as I described it to Glenn, but much better as we now have a diagram to look at! Thank you!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare View Post
    I hope everyone is having a Happy Mother's Day. This is a nice one, I like it. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/hsh/3013700068.html
    Annamaria, that's a real pretty 15 clone. Love the color!

    Here's a Pfaff 130 in a cabinet in my area for $75.

    http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/atq/3011474107.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    I thought that only the green Elnas had the pulleys that needed replacement/resurfacing.

    I had said it's any machine with the same body type as the green. These beige machines have the same friction, pulley drives as the green ones and hence the same issues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post

    Here's a Pfaff 130 in a cabinet in my area for $75.

    http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/atq/3011474107.html
    That's a DEAL! Rescue that pretty baby!!! And if the motor doesn't work, I'd ask for lots less.

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    Nancy, I love your new avatar!

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    Would anyone here pay $300 for a black Centennial Special Edition Singer 301 Short Bed Sewing Machine?

    I have two mocha 301 machines and paid $100 or less for each of them. Just wondered if I was not seeing something here. Seems to me people are beginning to ask too much for vintage machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    It's some kind of INTERVENTION.... my Mom & my Sister are just itching to re-organize everything while I am working this week... Now I KNOW I'll never find anything again. I hope they label everything. I should just let them organize motors and foot controls or something... They can't move machines - too heavy. It's the little things they want to get into... ARGH - makes me very nervous - oh well I can't find anything anyway. I need to look for some high shank feet again - I couldn't find them on the quick look see. I saw that bobbin case yesterday but I'm betting I put it in the box I took over to the shop to try to re-unite with the other parts from that machine.
    If they really want to help, I'd give them containers and all the spare feet, and maybe set up a low shank, a high shank, and a slant for them to check feet against. I would love for someone to come organize my feet. If they improve things, then more power to them. If they don't well, all isn't lost. Seriously, if you had a sister or mom who was good at painting, or wallpapering, or hemming things, and they offered, you'd likely take them up on it. Yours seem to think they have a talent for organizing- let them. Just keep in control of what they are doing, and review what they did at the end ( you can call this letting them show off) so that you can still find your stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    That's a DEAL! Rescue that pretty baby!!! And if the motor doesn't work, I'd ask for lots less.
    ARGHHHH! The dreaded garage storage photo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    I had said it's any machine with the same body type as the green. These beige machines have the same friction, pulley drives as the green ones and hence the same issues...

    Ohhhh!! OK. I have a green one and will be getting to it some time this summer....I know I'll be dealing with the friction pulley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharone View Post
    I love old sewing machines!
    Hi Sharone! I looked through some of your posts on your quilts. All are very lovely!
    Do you own any old machines? Are you from South Africa or an expat? I'm curious as to what type of vintage machines you come across in South Africa and where do you find most of them.

    Opps, Just read your intro, and I see that you live in Kuwait. Ok, same questions apply for Kuwait. I would love to see any vintage machines from this region. Thanks!

    Welcome!
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    Nancy, Look at Sharone's horse quilt. I'm not a fan of pink, but this quilt is very well done!!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...nk-t96590.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Nancy, Look at Sharone's horse quilt. I'm not a fan of pink, but this quilt is very well done!!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...nk-t96590.html
    Ditto that!! Really nice. I'm not a fan or pink OR horse quilts in general, but this one is really different. And nice!

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    Here's a beautiful 15 in a gorgeous cabinet in Oregon!!
    http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=9968028

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Ohhhh!! OK. I have a green one and will be getting to it some time this summer....I know I'll be dealing with the friction pulley.
    You can do it!! :>

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    Ohhhh NANCY!!!

    Antique Pfaff treadle.....wow!!
    http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=9968255

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    Glen, super job, the table is so great looking. Love miniature furniture, thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Ohhhh NANCY!!!

    Antique Pfaff treadle.....wow!!
    http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=9968255
    Nancy, Will this Pfaff fit into your cabinet? I now think of Nancy whenever I see a vintage Pfaff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nurseknitsLaura View Post
    Went a got a very nice Singer 31-20 treadle machine to day! It is so fun to work on a machine that was never abused. It was dirty, but not really dirty, just dusty. The veneer on the top is a lost cause, but I will take off the loose veneer and sand and stain. If I don't like it after that, I can always buy a sheet and re-veneer it. Don't know how much it would cost for that big a sheet, though. The machine turns very smooth.

    My darling kids got me chocolate for mothers day, because "it is more practical than flowers"! Laura

    Quote Originally Posted by greywuuf View Post
    31-20? That's an industrial correct?, looks kinda like a long arm home machine? Would love to see some pictures of it.
    Greywuuf, I think you have a better chance of Hell freezing over than to see any response or photo.

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Size:  103.7 KBHere's the before picture of the 31. The slide plates are not missing, just off for cleaning.

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