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Old 02-05-2014, 05:46 AM
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Those slide plates are mating with clothes hangers and left socks somewhere.
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
Monica,
That's an interesting denim quilt, it has a modern art look to it. I would imagine its very heavy.
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Thanks Sharon, that quilt doesn't have batting and yet it is still heavy, but not too heavy. I really love your bento box quilt with all the different colors. You did a beautiful job with the contrasting of colors.
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by miriam View Post
Those slide plates are mating with clothes hangers and left socks somewhere.
They must be breeding buttonholers.
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
....Thus, it gets looser and looser as time goes on until it slides out very easily.
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and this can be "fixed" with a simple bend in the slide plate.

If you bend gently across the short centerline and it will provide "spring tension". A pencil diameter drill bit supporting the center and then press the two ends gently towards the table will usually do it.
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:26 AM
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Are you still making replacement slide plates Steve?
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
Thanks Sharon, that quilt doesn't have batting and yet it is still heavy, but not too heavy. I really love your bento box quilt with all the different colors. You did a beautiful job with the contrasting of colors.
Thanks Monica. I like to make all sorts of scrappy quilts using lots of colors and novelty prints. I think that's the 4th Bento Box I've made over the years. Its all about color values and that's why it works so well.
I made a twin size corduroy quilt for my daughter,using scraps left from all the corduroy clothing I made for her when she was a child. That quilt is heavy and has batting in it, we tied it, wasn't into machine quilting back then.
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:44 PM
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Most of my treadle cabinets are coffin top types, so the machines never go anywhere. That makes sense,Steve.
The cabinet for my White Rotary is missing one of the pieces that holds the machine in place; so it can't be closed up either.
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:01 AM
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Howdy all. I have been experimenting with different techniques for cleaning sewing machines and I think I stumbled on something really good and I want to share.
First I want to say that rubbing alcohol will destroy painted surfaces.
This is only for plated surfaces.
I had a faceplate that was covered with nicotine and other crud that had been on it for years and years. If you have ever tried to get gook out from inside the groves or fine details you know how hard it can be. I removed the faceplate, removed the tension, and moved away from all painted surfaces first.
I got a bottle of rubbing alcohol, wadding polish, cotton rounds, and some rags.
I just wiped on rubbing alcohol with a cotton round and the gook just melted away. Quickly wipe it off with a rag or it will harden again and wipe it with wadding polish. DONE!
I needed q-tips for in the tight spots around the tension on this one. It took me Five Minutes to get these results on this faceplate.
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:37 AM
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Grant, That sure did clean up well!
I found that rubbing alcohol works well too when I cleaned the race on my Singer 66-1. I really need to use the rubbing alcohol on some of my other machines. It does make a huge different in the smoothness of the machine after it has been thoroughly cleaned.
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Noted in my book! Thanks for sharing
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