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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Janice, at my Wednesday night Strip Club, we all got a Jelly Roll and raced to see who could finish a top in the shortest time! It is a cool pattern. You take the 40 - 42 strips and sew them all end to end with a 45 degree seam . . . like doing binding! You end up with one very long connected strip! You then cut one end apart, and start sewing the '2' strips together. When the 2 strips are sewn into one double strip, you cut the end apart again, sew 4 strips together, and so on until you have made 5 seams! You end up with a really cute quilt top that only needs borders! There were 12 of us doing these strips - fabric everywhere - but, we all finished our whole top in less than 3 hours!

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    So, how wide and long are the strips you start with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Janice, the table is really nice! Please keep us posted on how you intend to make the table work with all your treadles! I know Cathy has a similar setup with the table she lets us use with a variety of machines when she hosts a TOGA at her house!

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    There was a lady at Ray White's class had a rig to put any treadle machine on the repair table. She had a hand crank mounted to the right height - all she had to do was adjust the height and she could hand crank the machine she was working on at the time. It is an old knife sharpening rig. It has a clamp on the bottom - she shims it to height of the machine's spoked wheel. Then she made an L shaped thing to go in where you turn and it turns the spoked wheel - the L shaped thing is out of wood - a piece of wood with a peg - the peg is what goes in the spoke of the wheel. Do you get some picture?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    So, how wide and long are the strips you start with?

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    Joe, they commonly use a "Jelly Roll" for this one... usually 42 strips that are width of fabric (40-44 inches) by 2 1/2 inches wide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I oiled up the Eldridge this afternoon - this one has a place that gets stuck - it will turn then it will stick - lots to clean
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    She is a mess - someone got a bit aggressive with the throat plate - I'm wondering if one off another National might do the job - I'll have to measure.
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    Miriam, that Two Spools doesn't look bad at all! She will clean up very nicely! I see she has the bare spot where people use to put their pins - yuck! I hate seeing that!

    Charlee, I will try to check in as often as I can - but, in summer I spend most of my time outside!

    Kathie, you are right - $400 is way more than people around here will spend on a treadle!

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    Two Spools is spoken for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    We have helicopters going over the house at 10:30pm??? They were there last night too. Sounds like a war. Fire crackers and helicopters... maybe we are secretly being invaded - nobody is suppose to notice a few helicopters now are they? We have neighbors can't keep their bills paid but they shoot off fireworks all summer... go figure.
    We've had helicopters blowin' the water off the cherry orchards here for 3 weeks... morning, noon and all through the night... if it is raining. It has been raining and then pouring almost every day. Today is a relief, so far, it is just very windy. No helicopters today. Yeah.... The rest of the year it is nice living in the midst of orchards

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    A few days ago DH asked me what I want for my birthday....can you guess what I told him? "Take the Decorah Posten treadle irons and put on a top that I can use with all my various treadle heads." He took the challenge!! Here's the start. This won't be a MUTT like Dan was talking about, because it will be way too big and heavy to travel, but it will be a MUT. Isn't it cool? It's a true Frankentreadle!!
    Cool!!! Your DH made you such a nice birthday present for your treadles. I will be looking forward to photos (as others are) to the progress of this table and how he makes the different inserts for your various machines. I agree, the roundness of the table is a great idea. What is the length and depth of the table top?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    ABSOLUTELY COOL!!!!!!!!! I've got to make one of those for my machines. What is the length vs width of your top?
    I'm gonna make a folder and keep your pics for inspiration. Please post more as your DH progresses.

    Joe
    Ditto here. Will be watching for the completed MUTT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    There was a lady at Ray White's class had a rig to put any treadle machine on the repair table. She had a hand crank mounted to the right height - all she had to do was adjust the height and she could hand crank the machine she was working on at the time. It is an old knife sharpening rig. It has a clamp on the bottom - she shims it to height of the machine's spoked wheel. Then she made an L shaped thing to go in where you turn and it turns the spoked wheel - the L shaped thing is out of wood - a piece of wood with a peg - the peg is what goes in the spoke of the wheel. Do you get some picture?

    Did you happen to take photos? Sounds like a very clever use for the vintage knife sharpening machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Joe, they commonly use a "Jelly Roll" for this one... usually 42 strips that are width of fabric (40-44 inches) by 2 1/2 inches wide.
    Thanks, that sounds like a fun and easy way to make a quilt.

    Joe

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    Seen a Free machine today in a mission cabinet, decals are in great shape, attachments box is complete and full, manual and some thread. Is missing the shuttle and front slide cover and machine turns over a little hard, has a price of $55 on it. Guy did offer to give a better price. Didn't get to see if the top had any problems. Does it sound like a deal or not. Lee

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    A little over an hour left on this one. Seller will ship, with or without the cabinet. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Sing...053527#vi-desc

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Chris did you get your 301 fixed? Remember, if you remove the throat plate to clean or for any reason, you have to make sure when you put the throat plate back that the position finger of the hook/race is in the little notch on the under side of your throat plate.

    Nancy
    Nancy; Yes, I got the 301 problem fixed. If only it were so simple to fix the carban based unit's issues that uses Rebeckah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lee231 View Post
    Seen a Free machine today in a mission cabinet, decals are in great shape, attachments box is complete and full, manual and some thread. Is missing the shuttle and front slide cover and machine turns over a little hard, has a price of $55 on it. Guy did offer to give a better price. Didn't get to see if the top had any problems. Does it sound like a deal or not. Lee
    I would scoop and run, but I LOVE my Free. The needle bar goes through a tube (behind the faceplate) and that was where mine was stuck. After I drooled enough liquid wrench and the tri flow in that area the machine was the smoothest thing ever. Laura

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    OK, I need some encouragement. My little National/Montgomery Wards machine needs a case or a little extention table. I went down to the garage ( nice and cool down there) to start on making one or the other. I opened up the cabinet to take the measurements and it occurred to me.....if I take the cabinet apart, a lot of the work of making the extention table is done. I would just have to put the two table top pieces together, finish the edges or maybe cut it down a bit, add little legs and there you are.

    My hesitancy is in destroying the cabinet. But, I'm not keeping the cabinet, and G-d knows, the world is covered in discarded sewing machine cabinets. I was planning on ditching the cabinet, anyway. So, please egg me on. Or tell me me I'm an idiot. Laura

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    Quote Originally Posted by nurseknitsLaura View Post
    OK, I need some encouragement. My little National/Montgomery Wards machine needs a case or a little extention table. I went down to the garage ( nice and cool down there) to start on making one or the other. I opened up the cabinet to take the measurements and it occurred to me.....if I take the cabinet apart, a lot of the work of making the extention table is done. I would just have to put the two table top pieces together, finish the edges or maybe cut it down a bit, add little legs and there you are.

    My hesitancy is in destroying the cabinet. But, I'm not keeping the cabinet, and G-d knows, the world is covered in discarded sewing machine cabinets. I was planning on ditching the cabinet, anyway. So, please egg me on. Or tell me me I'm an idiot. Laura
    I needed a treadle top so we took the legs off a cabinet and part of the frame - then we rigged it and it works just fine. I'm sure you will figure something out or you already have. I saved a bunch of cabinet lids and hardware when we had to leave some tables to be burned from the hoarders stuff. We kept the best ones of the lot. I'm short on treadle tables but I have some irons so we may do it again. Have you been to any antique malls lately? They are doing that kind of thing all the time. I say don't sweat it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nurseknitsLaura View Post
    OK, I need some encouragement. My little National/Montgomery Wards machine needs a case or a little extention table. I went down to the garage ( nice and cool down there) to start on making one or the other. I opened up the cabinet to take the measurements and it occurred to me.....if I take the cabinet apart, a lot of the work of making the extention table is done. I would just have to put the two table top pieces together, finish the edges or maybe cut it down a bit, add little legs and there you are.

    My hesitancy is in destroying the cabinet. But, I'm not keeping the cabinet, and G-d knows, the world is covered in discarded sewing machine cabinets. I was planning on ditching the cabinet, anyway. So, please egg me on. Or tell me me I'm an idiot. Laura
    If it fit my needs, and I wasn't destroying a valuable, rare piece of history, I'd do it in a heartbeat. Go for it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Did you happen to take photos? Sounds like a very clever use for the vintage knife sharpening machine.
    Ray wouldn't let anybody take pictures since it was her invention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nurseknitsLaura View Post
    OK, I need some encouragement. My little National/Montgomery Wards machine needs a case or a little extention table. I went down to the garage ( nice and cool down there) to start on making one or the other. I opened up the cabinet to take the measurements and it occurred to me.....if I take the cabinet apart, a lot of the work of making the extention table is done. I would just have to put the two table top pieces together, finish the edges or maybe cut it down a bit, add little legs and there you are.

    My hesitancy is in destroying the cabinet. But, I'm not keeping the cabinet, and G-d knows, the world is covered in discarded sewing machine cabinets. I was planning on ditching the cabinet, anyway. So, please egg me on. Or tell me me I'm an idiot. Laura

    I say if it is yours, and you want to cut it down it fit your need, do it. Or if you have another sewing machine cabinet in worse condition that would serve the same purpose, or someone you know that is a sewing machine nut who may need to trade cabinets(broken leg perhaps), but either way, jump on it. Sounds like a plan and would love to see pics when you get done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    NOPE! no big shop - I had one once - I had a business making tents. Before I knew it that big old 30 X 50 ft pole barn was full of old junk and my lofting space kept shrinking - I'm still getting rid of that junk - stuff expands to fill the available space. Right now I have too many machines and cabinets. Sheesh. I've been fixing up all I can without doing wiring - maybe Joe can show up when you are here Glenn - we could re-wire 40 motors or so - do a marathon. If we get lucky Rain could show up and we could re-wire the Singer 15s with the potted motors. We'd have to to that in the 'show' room... after we clear out all the cabinets. The good thing about all these machines is that I am learning a LOT. I'm getting more confident in what I can do. But then again there is a lot to learn. I love it!!!
    Yeah I do need a big shop then everybody could get on a bus & start from California and come and we could all play with machines - get another bus and come from the east and party at my shop... Oh and Muv could fly in from England and do videos!!! I have enough sewing tables right now - we wouldn't run out... Some of you will have to come and help Phil make scones and tea... (He doesn't do coffee. Once we tried it. We had scones baking and a couple old men were hanging around waiting for a scone and they wanted some coffee. So I said ok we can do coffee.... DH didn't know I had some stashed away... The geezers convinced me it would work... So I put the coffee in the big pot. About maybe 5 seconds later DH erupted. "HEY THAT WAS THE DISH WATER.... YOU CAN'T DO THAT." (Well, I did) Those two old geezers though it was pretty funny. Any way the scones came out of the dutch oven and I poured a couple cups of coffee. "Well, how does it taste?" I asked. "Just like dish water" quips one old geezer. It wasn't very dark so maybe he was right. Anyway we transferred the 'coffee' into another couple pots and told people they could help themselves to Grumpy's coffee - tastes just like dishwater. So then everybody had to try it - what ever - that's it as far as coffee goes.) Candace could be in charge of the zzer machines. Melinda in charge of color coordinating it all.... Cathy can haul some treadles and we could have an Olympic treadling contest while we are at it. There is always an ice cream truck going around. We can set up a couple big tents - one for men and one for women - couples can bring a camper or something - just let everybody bunk if they don't stay up all night and organize the shop... ok. Well, maybe after we get some plumbing...
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    See someone got a bargain on my Davis----no roadtrip

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    See someone got a bargain on my Davis----no roadtrip

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    If it fit my needs, and I wasn't destroying a valuable, rare piece of history, I'd do it in a heartbeat. Go for it!
    Thanks everyone! I knocked the legs off, got the top loose, and made the cuts. Now i need to sand and so forth. I think I will just paint the edges black, as the cabinet was plywood with a nice veneer. I am saving the bits of the cabinet for future repair projects.

    Someone mentioned antique malls- I've only been to one, once, with Mizkaki, who is a very bad influence. I don't think they have antique malls around where I live. The one I saw really was fun, but the machines were a bit overpriced. Cathy said the one machine had been there every time she had stopped for years. There's one very dreadful antique shop in town here, but she prices her machines about three hundred dollars or more, or she rips the cabinets apart and makes table out of them. Then she sells the treadle heads for $25, except they rarely sell. I think i have bought one machine from her. Whenever you suggest a lower price, she looks over her glasses and says "that machine is very OLD" as thought that settles it. I ask now just to hear her say it!
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    Skip- what would be a nice way to join the two pieces underneath? Laura

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    Laura, I am not sure what pieces you want to join underneath. I know what you are trying to do, but can't see it in the pic. Explain Lucy!!!
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