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    Charlee,
    The butterfly blocks are pretty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Well Candace, I see the Pfaff 260 you mentioned on our local Craigslist for $400! I sent them an e-mail a couple days ago asking if they had actually seen a Pfaff 260 SELL for $400? I told the people who are trying to sell this machine that you can ask anything, but maybe they should look and see what the machines are actually selling for! The asking price and what actually gets sold are two different things! http://sacramento.craigslist.org/for/3105270595.html Well, it looks like they listened a little - it is now lowered to $300 - what a deal!

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    Ha! I noticed they'd reduced it. But yeah, sure....and it's missing at least one part by the looks of it. Who knows what else. We'll likely see that one listed for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Wow Charlee it is sad that those blocks ended up for sale to anyone! Someone's, mother, sister, aunt, whomever spent a lot of her time hand embroidering those blocks. It is a shame that kids, offspring, neices or nephews, didn't appreciate what it takes to make something like those blocks!

    Nancy
    Or, you could say it's happy that the kids looked at those blocks and though, 'I'm never going to make anything out of them. i should get them out in the world, so that someone who appreciates this stuff finds them!' Laura

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Ok John - now that I know you are a guy - I have to agree A LITTLE BIT with what you are saying, but I'd get the 319 too! I love my 319w in treadle!

    I just today moved my two 31's into my barn! I am confiscating one stall to set up my 31's for repairing saddle blankets, horse blankets, some tack etc. I have tried using the 31 a couple times, but the thing scared me to death! It takes off racing! I will 'have' to practice and practice with those mean machines or I will end up sewing a finger or something! I love them, though! Oh yeah, both my 31's were given to me along with a bunch of attachments for them and the cabinet - which is electric but looks like a treadle!

    I worked on my Hales Crescent's cabinet today - I had already stained and repaired the cabinet - now it is just finishing it! I also worked on my Hitachi cabinet - sanded and stained it! I won't really use the 31's until I can sand and stain their cabinet too!

    Oh and I sewed this morning with my Pfaff 260 - which still baffles me! Why don't you try explaining why my machine works fine with one side plugged in and the old knee control, but won't run that way with a more modern foot control?

    Nancy

    sayinng <<<< if I had to choose , Bang for the buck,, one had a unknown price,, the 31 wins at $75...

    I'm teh guy that took off a weds planning on picking up , ( just for giggles ) a la vencedora decaled machine, then got get the 16 - 188 and be happy... but came home with the two above ANd a 66 redyeye treadle..

    This hasn't been the first time..

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    I have several machines, one is a New Home model from way back, a Necchi, a Viking(Mom's) a Singer featherweight( my mom's) and just acquired a Montgomery Ward model UHT J1276. I am seeking o copy of the owner's amnual; a this machine has various stitches available built in. I don't understand how to use them properly and need the manual for proper adjustments.My address is<[email protected]

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    Havplenty,
    I've never seen a black 319 before, it looks interesting. I guess its a good thing I'm in Texas or I'd have to go check that one out.
    Sharon W.
    it is a beautiful looking machine but i know nothing about the 319's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grama9a View Post
    I have several machines, one is a New Home model from way back, a Necchi, a Viking(Mom's) a Singer featherweight( my mom's) and just acquired a Montgomery Ward model UHT J1276. I am seeking o copy of the owner's amnual; a this machine has various stitches available built in. I don't understand how to use them properly and need the manual for proper adjustments.My address is<[email protected]
    Grama9a,

    Relics has the manual you need in both printed and download. It's the 12th one down on this page:
    http://pages.sewing-machine-manuals....1794215/2.html

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Has anyone heard from Texas Jan? She has been going through so much, and it worries me that she hasn't surfaced for a few days?

    Nancy
    I am at the hospital with DH now. Has been here a month. Chemo is finished and we are waiting for his immune system to start working again. He will be here another couple of weeks at least. I drive 80 miles round trip daily to be with him. I'm doing ok but sewing and machine restoration are on hold. I read every day to keep up. Thanks for checking on me.
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    Does anyone know what this Japanese badged machine's name is? I can't read in in the photo. I don't think I've seen one exactly like it before.
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    I was helping my sister and the other church member clean out a storage room at the church. We found 2 vintage sewing machines. One was a singer and the other was a regal paveway, made by The National sewing machine co. I have never heard about the regal and can't seem to find much about it on the internet.It's small like feather waight , but it is real heavy. Dose any one know anything about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Does anyone know what this Japanese badged machine's name is? I can't read in in the photo. I don't think I've seen one exactly like it before.
    Candace, it's a Coronado...

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the desire of certain vintage machines is similar.

    Some would die for one of those big ugly beasts, the 31. While others would argue that the machine to own is the cute FWs. Some only look at Singers, while others covet the Lady Kenmores or the Necchi. When it comes down to what is best, it really is what makes one happy. And in the end, we are just the steward of what is now mechanic art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor View Post
    i am at the hospital with dh now. Has been here a month. Chemo is finished and we are waiting for his immune system to start working again. He will be here another couple of weeks at least. I drive 80 miles round trip daily to be with him. I'm doing ok but sewing and machine restoration are on hold. I read every day to keep up. Thanks for checking on me.
    Texas jan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Does anyone know what this Japanese badged machine's name is? I can't read in in the photo. I don't think I've seen one exactly like it before.
    Candace that knob around the red button is just like my Boss's Belaire...
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor View Post
    I am at the hospital with DH now. Has been here a month. Chemo is finished and we are waiting for his immune system to start working again. He will be here another couple of weeks at least. I drive 80 miles round trip daily to be with him. I'm doing ok but sewing and machine restoration are on hold. I read every day to keep up. Thanks for checking on me.
    Texas Jan
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    Quote Originally Posted by char7439 View Post
    I was helping my sister and the other church member clean out a storage room at the church. We found 2 vintage sewing machines. One was a singer and the other was a regal paveway, made by The National sewing machine co. I have never heard about the regal and can't seem to find much about it on the internet.It's small like feather waight , but it is real heavy. Dose any one know anything about it?
    I have a feeling you found a cousin to my 1928 Leader. Made by National with Paveway in there somewhere. It's an adorable little machine but the treadle is stiff. I need a picture of the 'new' White Rotary next to her. They will look like Mutt and Jeff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Cool. Thanks Charlee. I just picked it up so will be playing with it, and hopefully getting it stitching soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennb View Post
    So frustrating just drove hour and a half to pick up featherweight i bought off craigslist and seller didnt show up.

    So sorry to hear that. I buy all of my vintage machines off craigslist but never have met anyone in a parking lot. DH and I always go together to their homes. I got my FW a few years back from a lady who lived a 2+ hour drive north of us. We drove up there, had a wonderful visit with the couple, they gave us a tour of their beautifully wood interior home. She had 6 handcranks she was selling and her DH had some really nice specialty wood he practically gave my husband for him to make furniture, lamps, etc. out of. So, the very next week we drove our trailer up there and I bought 2 of her handcranks and DH bought all of this man's wood. We enjoyed the trip both ways, both times. Twice I have purchased machines off craigslist from women who lived in my daughter's city. I have sent them a check and my daughter then has gone to pick and hold the machines until we get together. I do agree that you have to be very careful, especially when carrying cash and be ready to get out of something that doesn't look or feel right.

    Hope you find a better and sweeter FW from someone who treats you like they would want to be treated.

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    Irishrose, Your Leader has beautiful decals!! Have you made anything with the Leader? It looks to be a happy machine.

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    No, not until I have time to see why the irons are hard to treadle. The machine turns smoothly and easily when you use the handwheel. She came that pristine, but I will clean her more and oil her before I do try to relearn to treadle - it's been a long time. I said I'd sell her when I received my Redeye, but I don't think so. The 128 and Admiral can go.

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    Old Domestic treadle

    Hi Billy! I'm so glad you are here to answer questions--'cause I certainly have one! I have a wonderful old (cc1876) Domestic treadle machine that runs like a swiss watch. Somehow, the needle was broken. I know that it requires a needle model/size GG but I have been unable to find anyone who might have this old needle. I am heart broken. Modern needles, of course, won't fit. What to do, what to do?

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    Boye 8 is the same needle as "GG" which can be found on ebay or those that keep vintage / antique sewing supplies. Boye's are the needles in the little wooden tube.

    Jon

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    Hi everyone, just got back yesterday from camping and fishing. Had a great time but boy was it hot 100+ and then went to Vicksburg to tour the National Battlefield Park and it was 105 for the three days we were there. So hot the fish did not bite and really to hot for me to fish for long periods of time. I did show my quilt at the family gathering in Meridian MS and they loved it. They tried to take it away from me. I told them about all of you and how nice you were to make this quilt for me. Yes I told them about each block and who did them and how Nancy collected them and put the quilt together. They were amazed. We did go antiqueing in Meridian and Vicksburg. Found an old Franklin treadle rotary with bobbin and thread in the machine but the bobbin slide plate is missing. I thought I would use this head to show you how I clean machines from begining to end and repair missing japan on the machine, restoring clear coat on the japan and such. The decals are not good so a good machine to show you guys on. This machine does work but need to find a slide plate when we are done cleaning. This one should be fun. I really enjoyed the pics on the fishy quilt thread and seeing the machines used. When I get settled I will post pics of the quilt in the camper and a pic of a quilt make by slaves in the 1830. I will try to get them all downloaded into this PC today or tomorrow so I can post some of them. I see Charlee and Miriam were good girls while I was gone.

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    Irishrose--My Regal Pathway has a motor it. It says coronado on the front.It looks original to the machine. I can't find how old it is.

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    irish rose,

    The word you need to use to describe your Leader is "petite". Looks a lot like my Minnesota ~B~ when set along side a larger machine.

    For your treadle base problems, get some oil and oil every thing that moves or pivots. Then check the adjustment of the pivots and axles. They might be gummed up with old oil or grease, or someone could have tightened them too much.

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