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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingweb View Post
    (Sitting down in the machine shop....) I have this machine. It's a New Home Light Running treadle. When I got it, it was not moving at all. I've mentioned this here before....I figured out which part of the machine was stuck...a bar that runs across the bottom center that connects the gear at the right to the bobbin case at the left. The two bushings were completely corroded and not moving at all. After some soaking in PB Blaster...I was finally able to get them removed. I've polished off the gunk and rust that was on the bar inside the bushing. Now it moves, but as I tighten the screws down, it grows progressively stiffer. It moves, but it's so stiff...can't imagine it will treadle well. Should I polish the rod some more? steel wool? sand paper? I would really like this machine to work, not ready to give up just yet. Any suggestions?
    You may have the screws to tight. Screw them down and back them off just a little so there is a little bit of play so it will move freely. If screwed to tight it will act as a clamp keeping it from moving freely. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I don't know why the pics don't all show. Anybody ever see a case for long bobbins?
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    I hope some one can find a source for this long bobbin case. I saw it when visiting Miriam and Phil it almost came home with me
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    Kinda off topic but thought I'd share what I'm working on. Lifelong friend having her first little baby next week, and I'm making bedding for her. Finished the bedskirt today and taking a break before finishing up the bumper pads and quilt. I put more pics and details in the pictures section but here's the finished bedskirt. My first attempt at using a decorative edging.
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    Adorable! Looks lovely Did you use the ruffler?
    Last edited by Christine-; 08-13-2012 at 01:46 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    HHHMMMM you might need a new look - try Lycra pants....
    Dh bought me 3 pairs of men's cotton knit shorts. Lycra pants are scary. lol I've started using a cane and the rolling desk chair to navigate around the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Hi all, just returned from Miriam and Phil's we spent three days with them and had the most wonderful time. I spent an entire day with Miriam and rewired about three or four motors(potted and standard). I think we got seven or eight machines running. In return we hit all the antique and thrift stores in Indy. Shopping with Miriam is a ruthless ordeal she is a shopper!!!!. I found a pink machine that is in demand and she pushed me aside and bought it out from under me and then had the gall to have me carry it until she paid for it. What a lady. But I got even at the last shop I found a MOP Singer 12 in a folding cabinet(like a puzzle box) and loaded in her car along side the the little pink thing. We had a great time hitting almost all the shops in Indy. Pat and I are looking forward to Miriam and Phil to visit us so we can do the same here. Well if they don't come in Jan we will plan another trip to Indy. She may get tired of us. That is okay I will rewire more machines for her.

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    Skip, I have never seen a cabinet like this one - it is soooooo cool! I am trying to get on a sewing machine diet, but I could not pass something like that up, if I ever saw one in the flesh for sale that is! I don't remember seeing any other cabinet like that on this board before either! What a find - one of you guys are always finding something really different, interesting, which just makes it impossible for the rest of us to quit this addiction!

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    Just came back from the Habitat Restore, there are 12 sewing machines waiting to be loved. One was crying out to me as I left, a 201 in a nice table, missing the power cord, no attachments but the gears were so stiff I could barely rotate the flywheel. Looked inside and it was black with hardened crud. They wanted $125 for it. I explained to one of the workers the machine was worthless as it was, but the table was worth maybe $40. Left my name and phone number behind... maybe they'll call me, maybe not. I need another Singer like I need a hole in the head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jennb View Post
    Kinda off topic but thought I'd share what I'm working on. Lifelong friend having her first little baby next week, and I'm making bedding for her. Finished the bedskirt today and taking a break before finishing up the bumper pads and quilt. I put more pics and details in the pictures section but here's the finished bedskirt. My first attempt at using a decorative edging.
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    That's so cute!! Did you use a ruffler?
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    That's so cute!! Did you use a ruffler?
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    Nope. Did it by hand. I dont have one for
    Any of the machines i have set up for sewing though i do have one for several other machines

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    Davis alert....Missoula MT CL, $50 obo!

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    I have a 1919 Singer 66 handcrank that I am trying to put a value on for a charity auction. It has the Lotus declas, green stems and orangish tips, that does come with some accessories. Those include the quilting foot, the ruffler and several others that I have looked at enough to identify. Also included are about 5 bobbins. I paid about $60 for this macghine which is in a bentwood case in nice condition and includes a key. Can someone please help me with a possible value? The charity auction will benefit a low cost spay-neuter clinic. TIA.
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    um. I knew the plastic thing was holding long bobbins. I don't know what model machine. Glenn don't know either.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    I hope some one can find a source for this long bobbin case. I saw it when visiting Miriam and Phil it almost came home with me
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    yeah right...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    um. I knew the plastic thing was holding long bobbins. I don't know what model machine. Glenn don't know either.
    So what are the measurements of these unknown bobbins??
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    So what are the measurements of these unknown bobbins??
    Ain't unknown bobbins - unknown machine... bobbins fit that machine... Glenn don't know what machine - it had a motor added some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    This one is unidentified. Glenn don't know either. There is a motor but it is a Domestic motor. Nice case - probably not original.
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    Ok let's see if this come up with pictures... What machine is this???
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    ARGH - pictures... Let me try again. What machine is in the picture.
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    Miriam It is a 27?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Miriam It is a 27?
    Beats me - I thought you didn't know either...
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    Miriam I am guessing but I have compared it with my 27 and it looks the same except for decals.
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    looks like my 27. That would be my guess as well.

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    I misunderstood what the question was and I apologize.
    FYI: Does look like both of my 27s too although the serial # is definitely a mystery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine- View Post
    One thing about fleece is it will dull your needle faster than any other fabric. When I use fleece on my serger, I have to keep one knife as a dedicated fleece only knife. And I noticed you're substituting serger needles in your machine so they fit. It may be the serger needles can't handle the fleece, not that your machine can't handle the fleece.

    It also sounds like the scarf on the serger needle might not exactly match the extinct needles the Kenmore uses. This may be the problem with the missing tie/bow.
    Christine,
    You're welcome about the help. Glad to do it.

    I think .... subject to further experimentation ... that I have the Kenmore's problems sorted out.
    It's not the fleece,
    It's not exactly the DCx1F serger needles I'm using,
    It's the eye ......

    When seated to the same length, needle bar to point, the eye on the DCx1F sits one eye worth higher than the OEM needle. That is the problem. This machine is critical with the eye placement.

    Tonight I was sewing on a cotton / polyester blend scrap and it puckered up the material badly. Too much top tension. It also was skipping stitches too. We worked with it to no avail, even hosed the top tension out with aerosol cleaner-lubricant. Didn't help. I was trying the stitches with the top tension set at 1. Almost no tension and it still wasn't doing well.
    So I remembered an email I'd sent Miriam this morning about the eye position, reached up and lowered the needle an eye width then tried again.
    I went from tension setting 1 back to a normal 3 with good stitches and no skipped stitches. With that in mind I stuck the fleece under the foot and gave it another try. Perfect little stitches. Nicely formed with good tension top and bottom.
    So, there's the it of it. This machine is not so critical on needle length, but that eye has to be in the right place or it ain't happy.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Christine,
    You're welcome about the help. Glad to do it.

    I think .... subject to further experimentation ... that I have the Kenmore's problems sorted out.
    It's not the fleece,
    It's not exactly the DCx1F serger needles I'm using,
    It's the eye ......

    When seated to the same length, needle bar to point, the eye on the DCx1F sits one eye worth higher than the OEM needle. That is the problem. This machine is critical with the eye placement.

    Tonight I was sewing on a cotton / polyester blend scrap and it puckered up the material badly. Too much top tension. It also was skipping stitches too. We worked with it to no avail, even hosed the top tension out with aerosol cleaner-lubricant. Didn't help. I was trying the stitches with the top tension set at 1. Almost no tension and it still wasn't doing well.
    So I remembered an email I'd sent Miriam this morning about the eye position, reached up and lowered the needle an eye width then tried again.
    I went from tension setting 1 back to a normal 3 with good stitches and no skipped stitches. With that in mind I stuck the fleece under the foot and gave it another try. Perfect little stitches. Nicely formed with good tension top and bottom.
    So, there's the it of it. This machine is not so critical on needle length, but that eye has to be in the right place or it ain't happy.

    Joe
    Sounds like you have a testy little machine there. It likes what it likes and you aren't going to change its mind!

    This may be a good reason why I have no Kenmore machines in my collection.

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    I think certain Kenmore machines are fussy. This one complains because it doesn't have the hybrid needle it needs. A friend of mine has a Kenmore from 1974, all metal, uses cams, etc. The stitches it makes are lovely. The underside looks just like a Singer machine. It uses regular needles, not the extinct ones. Too bad we can't find a stash of those needles for you somewhere!
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