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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    Yeah Nancy, I want one too... Maybe just play with it a while...
    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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    Well, many of the treadle machines, like the 1890 White I recently got are Whisper quiet....I believe a quiet machine is a happy machine.

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    we were talking the sizes of the working space on machines. I just purchased this Chandler darner with a 28 1/8" throat.

    I don't have a clue why I needed it, but I did. So I couldn't talk myself out of buying it. I can't wait to get it home and start cleaning it up.

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    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    Cathy,

    Can I borrow it to do a couple quilts ..... whoo hooo that would quilt 'em easy.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    we were talking the sizes of the working space on machines. I just purchased this Chandler darner with a 28 1/8" throat.

    I don't have a clue why I needed it, but I did. So I couldn't talk myself out of buying it. I can't wait to get it home and start cleaning it up.
    Cathy
    Wowie Cathy - I would have had to buy it too... just to check it out. I wonder what it was used for? Funny thing is that they work just like any other sewing machine - it is a matter of what you use it to do.
    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 Mizkaki View Post
    we were talking the sizes of the working space on machines. I just purchased this Chandler darner with a 28 1/8" throat.

    I don't have a clue why I needed it, but I did. So I couldn't talk myself out of buying it. I can't wait to get it home and start cleaning it up.
    Cathy
    Cool machine! I'm glad you got that.

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    Joe,

    Sure, why not?

    Miriam,

    On the arm it is marked as a darner. It does not have a feed system, so FM quilting should be right up it's alley.

    It has had a rough life. It appears to have been dropped on it's handwheel. The machine turns freely but the handwheel has run-out. The first thing I need to do is see if the main shaft is bent or is the runout from a bend handwheel.
    If it is the shaft, I have straighten the main shafts before on smaller machines, so it should be doable.

    I can hardly wait. I can't get home until Sunday as I'm on Mom duty since the care giver is not available this weekend.

    I'll post more about this on Sunday or Monday.

    Cathy


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    Cathy,

    Can I borrow it to do a couple quilts ..... whoo hooo that would quilt 'em easy.

    Joe
    Cathy

    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    I'd love to get this machine, but I can't afford $450 for a vintage machine right now! http://sacramento.craigslist.org/atq/3395116380.html This is one that is left on my wish list! I could mend all my tack with that machine - I'd bet!

    Nancy
    I didn't realize that what I had was worth that much. I will definitely have to take care of it. DH bought on auction for $25 I think. wasn't much anyways. need more room. more more more more. With the storm today am going thru my stuff looking to see if I can help bluelady out when she got volunteered to make quilts for boys in Afghanistan. her DIL thought they could just whip them out in no time flat. 15 no less. Amy

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    Judy,

    If you come to one of the TOGAs you'll get to see it. BTW, I responded to your post on the Gold Country TOGA yahoo groups. I'm looking forward to meeting you.

    Cathy


    Quote Originally Posted by JudyTheSewer View Post
    Cool machine! I'm glad you got that.
    Cathy

    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    I have some sad news tdoday. Texas Jan's (quiltdoctor) husband Dick passed away today. I have been talking with her and is as well as can be expected. I talk to her daily and will keep you informed of her well being. She will not be on the board for awhile so you may direct your question to me. Please give her your prayers. Thank you

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    Glenn, Thank you for the update but, so sorry to hear of her husband's passing. She will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    I know you will pass along our sympathy and thoughts to her.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

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    Glenn,

    Pass on our sincerest condolences to her.

    Joe and Elaine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    I have some sad news tdoday. Texas Jan's (quiltdoctor) husband Dick passed away today. I have been talking with her and is as well as can be expected. I talk to her daily and will keep you informed of her well being. She will not be on the board for awhile so you may direct your question to me. Please give her your prayers. Thank you

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    Skip, I have had Texas Jan in my thoughts so much lately. I even asked a while back if you knew something. I have been afraid to e-mail her - I didn't want to bother her. I knew what she was going through. I am so sorry to hear the news, they fought so hard.

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    we were talking the sizes of the working space on machines. I just purchased this Chandler darner with a 28 1/8" throat.

    I don't have a clue why I needed it, but I did. So I couldn't talk myself out of buying it. I can't wait to get it home and start cleaning it up.
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    Cathy, that is one crazy machine! I can't wait to see it in person - and see what you do with it!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyjo View Post
    I didn't realize that what I had was worth that much. I will definitely have to take care of it. DH bought on auction for $25 I think. wasn't much anyways. need more room. more more more more. With the storm today am going thru my stuff looking to see if I can help bluelady out when she got volunteered to make quilts for boys in Afghanistan. her DIL thought they could just whip them out in no time flat. 15 no less. Amy
    WHAT??????? Obviously the DIL does not sew! I think I'd just roll over and give up if someone volunteered me to make 15 quilts. They must be small quilts???? Jeeze!

    Nancy

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    Glenn, please forward my condolences to Texas Jan in the loss of her husband. They both fought the good fight.

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    I'm so sorry Jane's husband has died. I hope she will eventually find peace in her memories and support from family and friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    Nancy, I believe you're right about being able to do all your tack on that machine. It looks a lot like the one my uncle has and he makes his own saddles/bridles (or did) and repairs saddles/bridles for a select few friends.
    Chris
    Chris the guy who use to repair my tack/saddles has passed. I would love to hang out with your uncle! I am thinking about making an offer on that machine! It would be so cool to own one of those cobbler machines in a treadle. I have no desire to make saddles, but it would be cool to be able to re-sheepskin/repair them! I need to meet an old saddle maker to teach me how!

    Nancy

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    Skip,

    Please give my
    condolences to Jan. I will keep her in my prayers.

    Cathy

    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    I have some sad news tdoday. Texas Jan's (quiltdoctor) husband Dick passed away today. I have been talking with her and is as well as can be expected. I talk to her daily and will keep you informed of her well being. She will not be on the board for awhile so you may direct your question to me. Please give her your prayers. Thank you

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    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    Nancy,
    You think I can get away with sneaking it into the house unnoticed? Maybe a bow on it and put it under the Christmas tree from Santa.


    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Cathy, that is one crazy machine! I can't wait to see it in person - and see what you do with it!

    Nancy
    Cathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Nancy,
    You think I can get away with sneaking it into the house unnoticed? Maybe a bow on it and put it under the Christmas tree from Santa.
    it sorta looks like someone tried to stick it down the chimney - you might get by with putting it under the tree...
    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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    Thanks I am passing along to Jan all your condolelnces and prayers.
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    Glenn, please give Texas Jan, my condolences on the loss of her husband.
    Anamaria
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    Glenn count me in there with the condolences, too
    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 Mizkaki View Post
    Nancy,
    You think I can get away with sneaking it into the house unnoticed? Maybe a bow on it and put it under the Christmas tree from Santa.
    Hummmmm at 28 inch neck? Now let's see, how could you hide a machine with a neck that long? NO, I don't think you can sneak something like that machine in the house - even my husband would notice that! Hehehehehehe

    Nancy

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