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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    It could also mean that the washer under the hand wheel knob is up side down. If the motor runs and it turns the hand wheel that would be the first thing I would check. Cheap fix too! ~G~
    That was my guess 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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    Miriam,
    OH No. Don't shoot Rodney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Rodney says RODNEY right smack across the front - I'm up to my eyeballs doing 3 days work in 2 so I'll have to shoot Rodney sometime when things settle down
    Cathy

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

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    Miriam, you need a stallion in your herd so be sure to use the camera when you shoot him.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Miriam,
    OH No. Don't shoot Rodney.

    Cathy

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    Poor Rodney, He still gets No Respect, No Respect At All I Tell 'Ya. ~G~

    Quote Originally Posted by blueheavenfla View Post
    Miriam, you need a stallion in your herd so be sure to use the camera when you shoot him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    Charlee, good to see you again but do take care of your self and don't get over worked.
    I am back home now after surgery on Wed. Things are going slow but getting better every day. I missed a lot of reading on the board but DH has kept me up to date. He has found out that he is very busy during the day doing what I usually do and what he usually does but he is doing quite well at it.
    Trish I just went back and read this post! I hope you are doing great after having surgery!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Rodney says RODNEY right smack across the front - I'm up to my eyeballs doing 3 days work in 2 so I'll have to shoot Rodney sometime when things settle down
    Oh Jeeze, Miriam I might just have to talk you out of another machine! My DH's name is Rodney! Too funny!

    Nancy

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    Well, my 319 is out of timing again. It isn't because my grandson messed with it either. I think, I did something wrong when I re-timed that machine. Now it works fine for straight stitch - a nice stitch, but when I try to do a zig zag it hits the bobbin casing. Cathy does that sound right to you? The machine can do one stitch but not another? Anyway, I am getting tired of messing with the 319! I wish, I could just drop one of my vintage Pfaff's in the treadle cabinet, but I know they are not set for the Singer hinges.

    Cathy why does it keep doing this? It seems to stitch fine for a while. I had used it to attach some binding ends together. I broke a needle - thought I had knocked it out of timing, but when I put in a new needle it worked fine. The needle had hit the casing so I just thought I had a bent needle due to the thickness of the binding. Today is the first time since then that I tried to do a zig zag -the first stitch the needle hit the casing and broke! I tried a new needle and just turned the HW, yep it hit the casing again - but, when I took the machine off of zig zag - a straight stitch, no problem! I got a nice straight stitch!

    Nancy
    Last edited by BoJangles; 11-21-2012 at 08:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Well, my 319 is out of timing again. It isn't because my grandson messed with it either. I think, I did something wrong when I re-timed that machine. Now it works fine for straight stitch - a nice stitch, but when I try to do a zig zag it hits the bobbin casing. Cathy does that sound right to you? The machine can do one stitch but not another? Anyway, I am getting tired of messing with the 319! I wish, I could just drop one of my vintage Pfaff's in the treadle cabinet, but I know they are not set for the Singer hinges.

    Cathy why does it keep doing this? It seems to stitch fine for a while. I had used it to attach some binding ends together. I broke a needle - thought I had knocked it out of timing, but when I put in a new needle it worked fine. The needle had hit the casing so I just thought I had a bent needle due to the thickness of the binding. Today is the first time since then that I tried to do a zig zag -the first stitch the needle hit the casing and broke! I tried a new needle and just turned the HW, yep it hit the casing again - but, when I took the machine off of zig zag - a straight stitch, no problem! I got a nice straight stitch!

    Nancy
    I have never had this problem and my 319 still is treadling along I hope you find the fix.
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    I want to wish everyone on the board a Happy Thanksgiving. I will give thanks for all you wonderful members who have provided great info on the vintage sewing machines. You are the greatest and Thank you again for the wonderful fishy quilt.

    A friend,
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    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    DH and I want to say Happy Thanks Giving to everyone on the board. We feel we have made a lot of new friends through this board.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Oh Jeeze, Miriam I might just have to talk you out of another machine! My DH's name is Rodney! Too funny!

    Nancy
    Does your Rodney have a pink controller???
    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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    Random question here! I'm looking at featherweights and prefer the look of the ones from the 40's but can buy a pristine one(looks like it came from the factory) from 1956 from the daughter of the original owner. Is there any difference in the performance in the ones from the 1950's over the 1940's???
    Last edited by rosie99; 11-21-2012 at 04:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    DH and I want to say Happy Thanks Giving to everyone on the board. We feel we have made a lot of new friends through this board.
    Ditto here - I love it here - very thankful for friends here
    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 miriam View Post
    Does your Rodney have a pink controller???
    Hehehehehehehe! You just made my day! I have been cleaning all day for the crowd tomorrow! Now I am laughing my head off and my Rodney has no idea why! You are tooooooo funny Miriam!

    Nancy

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Everyone!

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    Happy Thanksgiving from me and Elaine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    I want to wish everyone on the board a Happy Thanksgiving. I will give thanks for all you wonderful members who have provided great info on the vintage sewing machines. You are the greatest and Thank you again for the wonderful fishy quilt.

    A friend,
    Skipper
    Skip called me and wants the Board to know that his internet modem broke he will be off line until Tuesday when the new one is delivered.

    Texas Jan

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    Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Hope you all have fun with family if you are cooking. DH wants scalloped potatoes and ham so I guess htat is what we are having.

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    Nancy,

    Something is rotten in Denmark.
    Its possible that needlebar has slipped downward (usually not). Timing could be the issue, but again probably not. Try rethreading and then reseating the bobbincase. Where on the BC is the needle hitting (to the right, left, front or back)?
    I'll be glad to look at it this weekend.

    Cathy


    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Well, my 319 is out of timing again. It isn't because my grandson messed with it either. I think, I did something wrong when I re-timed that machine. Now it works fine for straight stitch - a nice stitch, but when I try to do a zig zag it hits the bobbin casing. Cathy does that sound right to you? The machine can do one stitch but not another? Anyway, I am getting tired of messing with the 319! I wish, I could just drop one of my vintage Pfaff's in the treadle cabinet, but I know they are not set for the Singer hinges.

    Cathy why does it keep doing this? It seems to stitch fine for a while. I had used it to attach some binding ends together. I broke a needle - thought I had knocked it out of timing, but when I put in a new needle it worked fine. The needle had hit the casing so I just thought I had a bent needle due to the thickness of the binding. Today is the first time since then that I tried to do a zig zag -the first stitch the needle hit the casing and broke! I tried a new needle and just turned the HW, yep it hit the casing again - but, when I took the machine off of zig zag - a straight stitch, no problem! I got a nice straight stitch!

    Nancy
    Cathy

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    Miriam,

    I need to make sure my mouth isn't full when I read your posts.

    Cathy

    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Does your Rodney have a pink controller???
    Cathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosie99 View Post
    Random question here! I'm looking at featherweights and prefer the look of the ones from the 40's but can buy a pristine one(looks like it came from the factory) from 1956 from the daughter of the original owner. Is there any difference in the performance in the ones from the 1950's over the 1940's???
    There is really no difference in the performance. To the best of my knowledge the only difference between the early and later Featherweights is the faceplate design. There were other model differences but if you really want to find out about them I suggest you purchase the book "Featherweight 221, The Perfect Portable" by Nancy Johnson-Srebro. I refer to my copy all of the time. At the back of the book it the full 221 manual. If I was going to purchase another
    Featherweight, I would go for the pristine 1956 model.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. Enjoy your day however you spend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    There is really no difference in the performance. To the best of my knowledge the only difference between the early and later Featherweights is the faceplate design. There were other model differences but if you really want to find out about them I suggest you purchase the book "Featherweight 221, The Perfect Portable" by Nancy Johnson-Srebro. I refer to my copy all of the time. At the back of the book it the full 221 manual. If I was going to purchase another
    Featherweight, I would go for the pristine 1956 model.
    Thanks Caroline!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare View Post
    Ok - I like that
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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...e-t206688.html
    new post I put up - have at it folks
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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