Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums >
  • Main
  • For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
  • Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell >
  • Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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

    Old 11-27-2012, 01:49 PM
      #39501  
    Senior Member
     
    grant15clone's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Mar 2012
    Location: Brookfield, IL
    Posts: 862
    Default

    I just got done with this Kenmore Stylist 86 today. I had to tear it down almost completely as it was really dirty as you can see. I evicted the previous tenants (mice) and their food (corn) cleaned every part on it and rewired everything but the light but including the motor. A lot of work for a $45 machine I know, but it was going to go to the scrap yard if I didn't take it. It was a Sophie's Choice kind of thing. But now, hopefully someone will be able to enjoy it for another 50 years. I didn't get any true "Before" pictures, but I am sure you all will get the jist of how bad it was and how it looks now. And it sews beautifully. ~G~
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]378869[/ATTACH]
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]378871[/ATTACH]
    Attached Thumbnails cl-ken-b4-n-after.1.jpg   img_8528.jpg  
    grant15clone is offline  
    Old 11-27-2012, 03:30 PM
      #39502  
    Super Member
     
    Join Date: Mar 2010
    Location: Huntsville, AL
    Posts: 2,609
    Default

    Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Joe it wasn't the Bight control knob that I messed with - well I do that too -, but the actual position finger that is the clearance for the thread from the bobbin casing. I just messed with everything actually. Anyway, the 319 seems to be a little touchy.

    Skip nice to have you back. Now tell me how much you use your 319 in treadle? I use mine almost everyday, if not to piece something, then to mend something. It is so easy to get to all the time. The fact that the 319 has decorative stitches means that no matter what I need to do - that machine can usually handle it. But, I am now getting a little worried because I seem to mess it up a lot! There was a 319 just like mine (with a motor, but I'd just do a motorectomy) on our local Craigslist for $30 - in a cabinet - last week. By the time I saw the ad, it was already sold! I was going to get that one for a backup machine!

    Nancy
    I use my machine two or three times a month to mend and zz binding with that mono poly you told me about. I have not had your problem but I do know that I must be very careful with the byte it can be touchy so I always check it out by hand first. Now watch, the next time I use it I will have the problem. LOL I like the zz because you can adjust a very nice stitch with it. Maybe if I used it everyday like you I am sure I would run into problems but I always have the manual open when I use the machine.

    Skip
    BTW I still have the motor and light for my 319 and it is in a cabinet somewhere

    Last edited by Glenn; 11-27-2012 at 03:34 PM.
    Glenn is offline  
    Old 11-27-2012, 05:37 PM
      #39503  
    Member
     
    Join Date: Mar 2012
    Location: sf bay area, california
    Posts: 93
    Default

    I have a 3/4 size class 15 that is badged 'Dynamic.' It is a twin to the Cinderella.

    pat
    pfroggg is offline  
    Old 11-27-2012, 06:12 PM
      #39504  
    Power Poster
     
    Join Date: Mar 2011
    Location: Somewhere
    Posts: 15,506
    Default

    The Cinderella is smaller than 3/4
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]378935[/ATTACH]
    Attached Thumbnails three-quarter-size-sewing-machines-4-7-12-079.jpg  
    miriam is offline  
    Old 11-27-2012, 07:33 PM
      #39505  
    Senior Member
     
    redbugsullivan's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jan 2011
    Location: Western Washington State
    Posts: 549
    Default

    Ok you wonderful folks, I am knee deep teaching kids and my respite is treadling. Unfortunately my White Family Rotary (new to me, old to everyone else) treadle is giving me fits!! The top thread refuses to go down and around the bobbin shuttle without catching. Yes, I've lubed everything and loosened the tension. Yes, it is finally threaded correctly (both bobbin case and machine). That took some serious looking at the instructions to get both correct.

    The top thread keeps catching! What, oh what, am I doing wrong? Massive birds' nest every time are making me more stressed, not less!! As if state testing wasn't enough already!!!
    redbugsullivan is offline  
    Old 11-27-2012, 09:26 PM
      #39506  
    Member
     
    Join Date: Mar 2012
    Location: sf bay area, california
    Posts: 93
    Default

    Originally Posted by miriam
    The Cinderella is smaller than 3/4
    Whatever. It's smaller than a 128 but larger than a 221. Anyway, the Dynamic is its twin.

    pat
    pfroggg is offline  
    Old 11-27-2012, 09:28 PM
      #39507  
    Power Poster
     
    Rhonda's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Mar 2009
    Location: Salem Iowa
    Posts: 15,666
    Default

    Originally Posted by miriam
    The Cinderella is smaller than 3/4
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]378935[/ATTACH]
    Ooohhh can I have the dresser????? I love that old dresser! Old furniture is my weakness! Besides quilting that is!!
    Rhonda is offline  
    Old 11-27-2012, 10:23 PM
      #39508  
    Super Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2011
    Location: Northern CA near Sacramento
    Posts: 1,107
    Default

    Are you remembering to turn the handwheel away from you...the opposite of the Singers?

    Cathy

    Originally Posted by redbugsullivan
    Ok you wonderful folks, I am knee deep teaching kids and my respite is treadling. Unfortunately my White Family Rotary (new to me, old to everyone else) treadle is giving me fits!! The top thread refuses to go down and around the bobbin shuttle without catching. Yes, I've lubed everything and loosened the tension. Yes, it is finally threaded correctly (both bobbin case and machine). That took some serious looking at the instructions to get both correct.

    The top thread keeps catching! What, oh what, am I doing wrong? Massive birds' nest every time are making me more stressed, not less!! As if state testing wasn't enough already!!!
    Mizkaki is offline  
    Old 11-27-2012, 10:45 PM
      #39509  
    Junior Member
     
    Join Date: Mar 2012
    Location: San francisco Bay Area
    Posts: 249
    Default

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTaBk...9&feature=plcp
    free motion quilting on a VS Singer- a 127, I think? There's a close up of the machine at the very end of the video. Laura
    nurseknitsLaura is offline  
    Old 11-28-2012, 02:00 AM
      #39510  
    Power Poster
     
    Join Date: Mar 2011
    Location: Somewhere
    Posts: 15,506
    Default

    Originally Posted by Rhonda
    Ooohhh can I have the dresser????? I love that old dresser! Old furniture is my weakness! Besides quilting that is!!
    The buffet is not mine - it is stored in my shop gggrrrr if I could get rid of it you can be sure I would. Glenn says he has dibs on it...
    miriam is offline  

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off


    FREE Quilting Newsletter