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    Nice quilt Laura! Festive and cheerful.

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    Glenn, I like your new machine very pretty. We don't need any more machines but, I am on the look out for a two spools to add to my sewing room.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    Glenn, I like your new machine very pretty. We don't need any more machines but, I am on the look out for a two spools to add to my sewing room.
    Looks like my day for asking about different machines. What's so special about the Two Spool?
    http://madison.craigslist.org/atq/3278142693.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkCastleDH View Post
    Looks like my day for asking about different machines. What's so special about the Two Spool?
    http://madison.craigslist.org/atq/3278142693.html
    If it ain't too far you need to go get that one. The two spools holds a spool of thread in a can in the bobbin area. You can sew forever with out changing the bobbin thread. Well made machine otherwise.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    If it ain't too far you need to go get that one. The two spools holds a spool of thread in a can in the bobbin area. You can sew forever with out changing the bobbin thread. Well made machine otherwise.
    Hmmm, Two Spools to the north, Davis VF to the south - decisions, decisions....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkCastleDH View Post
    Hmmm, Two Spools to the north, Davis VF to the south - decisions, decisions....
    so easy - get both
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nurseknitsLaura View Post
    have been working away on my sewing room for a few weeks. we hung the last cabinet tonight! I painted an ugly brown sewing table to use with all my vintage machines that are in bases. Likely I'll have to touch it up every so often, but it sure is cuter, and the top is much smoother, too. Laura
    Laura, Please post photos of your sewing room. I love seeing folks renovation projects. You have been one very busy gal with painting sewing table and finishing up on that Halloween quilt. I love that red table! Cute son there in that Halloween photo too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare View Post
    I am going to be painting my Cadet Singer sewing cabinet, which was a blonde wood cabinet. The previous owner tried to stain it. So, I have been looking to find something that would look fresh, and elegant, if that is possible with painting wood? These cabinets look very nice! I am thinking of a burnt orange color, or just black.

    http://simpleredesign.blogspot.com/2...hine-base.html
    This site is fun to look through for ideas and the funky styles. Some of the cabinets look so much better. Thanks for sharing this link.

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    Someone looking for a Two Spools; this one has very nice decals.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-VINT...item19d5e1e798

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Someone looking for a Two Spools; this one has very nice decals.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-VINT...item19d5e1e798
    Herself isn't that hot on the National - the cabinet is kind of chunky and clunky looking. She's also not that hot on me getting the Davis but that's still open to discussion - if I really want it I'll go ahead and get it (better pictures to come from the seller.) It's cheaper, but quite a bit further away - the Two Spools is only about 15 miles away.

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    OH, I am absolutely green with envy. In spite of just getting the Graybar, I would sure make those 15 mile to that Two Spool in record time. I would love a machine that I didn't have to change bobbins every few minutes.
    Quote Originally Posted by pinkCastleDH View Post
    Herself isn't that hot on the National - the cabinet is kind of chunky and clunky looking. She's also not that hot on me getting the Davis but that's still open to discussion - if I really want it I'll go ahead and get it (better pictures to come from the seller.) It's cheaper, but quite a bit further away - the Two Spools is only about 15 miles away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueheavenfla View Post
    OH, I am absolutely green with envy. In spite of just getting the Graybar, I would sure make those 15 mile to that Two Spool in record time. I would love a machine that I didn't have to change bobbins every few minutes.
    Me, too! A 2 spool would be too good to pass up. One of those technological innovations that I would be fascinated with. (But I'm easily amused!) I keep thinking I will get the sewing room all spiffed up ant take pictures. The main excitements, for me, are the big cutting table with storage underneath, a sink for dyeing fabric and yarn, and an honest to goodness workbench. It's the former one stall garage. Always was too little to park in. They call them "Model A" garages here- anyone know if the Model A was a small car?

    The whole room has IKEA cabinets and shelves as the base for the cutting table. Then there are those LED lights under the cabinet and two pendent lights., plus the ceiling is just the beams painted white. The floor is concrete painted aqua, with a "beach mat" type rug (plastic woven) under the cutting table. Right now I have 8 machines belonging to a friend that I am re-wiring, so a few too many machines! I work tomorrow, and it is dark now, so I'll get some pictures on Friday. I have the Singer 31, set up for FMQ ( it's a treadle) the Dais VF treadle, the Singer 201 in a table, the red sewing table for everyone else, and the red topped MUTT I brought to the Turlock TOGA all set up. It's unbelievable to me that I have a room like this. Sometimes at night I run in there to check I' not dreaming! Only last year, the garage was full of junk and I had a corner in the TV room! Laura in Alameda, CA

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    I haven't been on this site in a few weeks but I just finished going back through the past twenty or so pages I missed - Charlee I hope you're feeling well and Miriam I'm glad things turned out well for Wilbur!

    I was thrilled to see the several White Family Rotary machines over the past few pages because one of those very machines finally found it's way home with me!

    I was looking at one of the black embossed White's on CL a while back but it didn't pan out. But, my Step Uncle's Mother passed away recently, and sadly my Aunt and he had to sell everything in the estate. They had a sale a few weeks ago and thought of me because I am so mad about sewing and machines. I paid him $10 for this...and while it's nothing super fancy, it's one I don't have and it looks to have been born in 1924...so excited to clean this one up and play! I know absolutely nothing about White's other than it seems to be a lot harder to find info online about them than Singers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nurseknitsLaura View Post
    Me, too! A 2 spool would be too good to pass up. One of those technological innovations that I would be fascinated with. (But I'm easily amused!) I keep thinking I will get the sewing room all spiffed up ant take pictures. The main excitements, for me, are the big cutting table with storage underneath, a sink for dyeing fabric and yarn, and an honest to goodness workbench. It's the former one stall garage. Always was too little to park in. They call them "Model A" garages here- anyone know if the Model A was a small car?

    The whole room has IKEA cabinets and shelves as the base for the cutting table. Then there are those LED lights under the cabinet and two pendent lights., plus the ceiling is just the beams painted white. The floor is concrete painted aqua, with a "beach mat" type rug (plastic woven) under the cutting table. Right now I have 8 machines belonging to a friend that I am re-wiring, so a few too many machines! I work tomorrow, and it is dark now, so I'll get some pictures on Friday. I have the Singer 31, set up for FMQ ( it's a treadle) the Dais VF treadle, the Singer 201 in a table, the red sewing table for everyone else, and the red topped MUTT I brought to the Turlock TOGA all set up. It's unbelievable to me that I have a room like this. Sometimes at night I run in there to check I' not dreaming! Only last year, the garage was full of junk and I had a corner in the TV room! Laura in Alameda, CA
    Hi Laura, This sounds fantastic!! Growing up we had a utility sink in the garage, I think it is just so convenient, and practical. I am looking forward to seeing your pictures. Did you come up with the design?
    Anamaria

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    Love it! I have two...one like this and another that is embossed. The one like this is a treadle and sews like a dream. The other is motorized and a bit sluggish, but coming along. I know ISMACS has some information on them along with a threading diagram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nurseknitsLaura View Post
    Me, too! A 2 spool would be too good to pass up. One of those technological innovations that I would be fascinated with. (But I'm easily amused!) I keep thinking I will get the sewing room all spiffed up ant take pictures. The main excitements, for me, are the big cutting table with storage underneath, a sink for dyeing fabric and yarn, and an honest to goodness workbench. It's the former one stall garage. Always was too little to park in. They call them "Model A" garages here- anyone know if the Model A was a small car?

    The whole room has IKEA cabinets and shelves as the base for the cutting table. Then there are those LED lights under the cabinet and two pendent lights., plus the ceiling is just the beams painted white. The floor is concrete painted aqua, with a "beach mat" type rug (plastic woven) under the cutting table. Right now I have 8 machines belonging to a friend that I am re-wiring, so a few too many machines! I work tomorrow, and it is dark now, so I'll get some pictures on Friday. I have the Singer 31, set up for FMQ ( it's a treadle) the Dais VF treadle, the Singer 201 in a table, the red sewing table for everyone else, and the red topped MUTT I brought to the Turlock TOGA all set up. It's unbelievable to me that I have a room like this. Sometimes at night I run in there to check I' not dreaming! Only last year, the garage was full of junk and I had a corner in the TV room! Laura in Alameda, CA
    Laura, Your new sewing room sounds lovely. All those vintage machines should be very happy in their new location.
    Enjoy and happy treadling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkCastleDH View Post
    Herself isn't that hot on the National - the cabinet is kind of chunky and clunky looking. She's also not that hot on me getting the Davis but that's still open to discussion - if I really want it I'll go ahead and get it (better pictures to come from the seller.) It's cheaper, but quite a bit further away - the Two Spools is only about 15 miles away.
    Miriam is right - you need both machines! Every collection NEEDS them. I suggest you divide on conquer - Herself takes one car to pick up the Davis and you head for the Two Spool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pumpkinpatchquilter View Post
    <cut>...and while it's nothing super fancy, it's one I don't have and it looks to have been born in 1924...so excited to clean this one up and play! I know absolutely nothing about White's other than it seems to be a lot harder to find info online about them than Singers!
    I have a real soft spot in my heart for the Whites. Congratulations on your acquisition!

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    Laura, You do know that Cathy owns a Two Spools? She could always bring it down when she visits. See if the machine fits that mutt treadle cabinet. You could have a night of treadling the Two Spools while she rewires those machines for ya...or re-time a machine of yours. She sure does love to tweak the machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingweb View Post
    Love it! I have two...one like this and another that is embossed. The one like this is a treadle and sews like a dream. The other is motorized and a bit sluggish, but coming along. I know ISMACS has some information on them along with a threading diagram.
    I really want one of the embossed machines...they are just SO stinkin' pretty!! I checked out ISMACS and you're right they do have a nice lengthy article on the history of White machines...I am going to need that threading guide as the tension on this machine looks alien to me!

    Quote Originally Posted by JudyTheSewer View Post
    I have a real soft spot in my heart for the Whites. Congratulations on your acquisition!
    Oh so do I Judy! I live about an hour east of Cleveland too, so that makes me extra mushy for the White's. Thank you!
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    Yipee! I converted one of my 66 Red Eyes to hand crank! now that I know it works, my next project will be to strip, repaint, and redecal this machine. I am going to use black paint and the correct decals, so hopefully it will turn out good as new....
    the picture makes it look like this machine has good decals already- but I promise you that the bed is trashed and a lot of the dark colors have worn thru to the underlayer.
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    I love your newly hand cranked red eye! Looking forward to seeing your decal restoration. I love old worn aged decals just in the sense that they give you the idea of what the life of your machine has been like. It's SO fun though to see the amazing things people are doing to preserve and restore these things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pumpkinpatchquilter View Post
    I haven't been on this site in a few weeks but I just finished going back through the past twenty or so pages I missed - Charlee I hope you're feeling well and Miriam I'm glad things turned out well for Wilbur!

    I was thrilled to see the several White Family Rotary machines over the past few pages because one of those very machines finally found it's way home with me!

    I was looking at one of the black embossed White's on CL a while back but it didn't pan out. But, my Step Uncle's Mother passed away recently, and sadly my Aunt and he had to sell everything in the estate. They had a sale a few weeks ago and thought of me because I am so mad about sewing and machines. I paid him $10 for this...and while it's nothing super fancy, it's one I don't have and it looks to have been born in 1924...so excited to clean this one up and play! I know absolutely nothing about White's other than it seems to be a lot harder to find info online about them than Singers!
    Pumpkinpatchquilter, that White will be gorgeous once you get the machine cleaned up. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by makitmama View Post
    Yipee! I converted one of my 66 Red Eyes to hand crank! now that I know it works, my next project will be to strip, repaint, and redecal this machine. I am going to use black paint and the correct decals, so hopefully it will turn out good as new....
    the picture makes it look like this machine has good decals already- but I promise you that the bed is trashed and a lot of the dark colors have worn thru to the underlayer.
    Nice HC on that Redeye! Good luck on your repaint and please post photos of the after job.

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    Bennett refurbished a White - named it 'Cookie' it was about a year ago - came out very nice.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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