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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltgranny
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    OMIGOSH is right!!! :shock: What a beautiful quilt you have there! How many pieces? What size is the smallest piece?
    Not sure on the amount of pieces everytime I coun't come up wit differnt count :D . Its off getting quilted now or I would try counting again. The smallest pice is 1/2 in. blooks.
    Oh, wow! What an accomplishment! :thumbup: Hope you'll show if off when it is all quilted.

    My wedding quilt just came back from the quilter today. It only has 1200+ pieces in it, the smallest a modest 2". You can see it here if your like:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-114572-1.htm

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    That is BEAUTIFUL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iluvmycats
    I'm pretty new to this Quilting Board and I'm sure that this question has been addressed numerous times but I don't have time to go thru all 915 pages. Is there any way to get the musty smell out of the older Singer machines. I have a 221 and just purchased a 301A that I love and am using for my quilting. The 301 is not in the case because I'm sewing with it and I have to purchase a new case for the 221. I'm still holding on to the original cases. But the smell gets to my asthma. Any good suggestions would be appreciated and I'm thanking all in advance. Blessings, Nancy
    I placed crumpled newspapers in the case with used dryer sheets, closed it up for a week or so and that helped; you could also try sprinkling baking soda in the case and sit it out in the sun for a few days.
    If the machine itself smells old and yucky, replace the oil absorbing pad that goes underneath the screwed on base cover. Both of those things helped my machine and case and I didn't have problems with my asthma after that. Good Luck!
    Cindy

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    I just got my cabinet back for my 66. We/hubby put a new belt on it and now it slips. Can anyone tell me what is wrong?
    Thank you, Kathie

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtspools
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    OMIGOSH is right!!! :shock: What a beautiful quilt you have there! How many pieces? What size is the smallest piece?
    Not sure on the amount of pieces everytime I coun't come up wit differnt count :D . Its off getting quilted now or I would try counting again. The smallest pice is 1/2 in. blooks.
    Oh, wow! What an accomplishment! :thumbup: Hope you'll show if off when it is all quilted.

    My wedding quilt just came back from the quilter today. It only has 1200+ pieces in it, the smallest a modest 2". You can see it here if your like:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-114572-1.htm

    Congrats,
    That is BEAUTIFUL.
    Thank you so much. :D

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    Hey, everyone! I'm getting a treadle! I put a post about it on the main board, I'm so excited.

    All I know is its a black Singer, LOL. Its in a cabinet/table and it seems to work good, I'm told.

    When I get it, tomorrow, I will post pics probably will need help figuring out which one it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanib123
    Hey, everyone! I'm getting a treadle! I put a post about it on the main board, I'm so excited.

    All I know is its a black Singer, LOL. Its in a cabinet/table and it seems to work good, I'm told.

    When I get it, tomorrow, I will post pics probably will need help figuring out which one it is.
    Congrats! :thumbup: Can't wait to see the pics. Enjoy!

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    mtspools, your Kenwood looks like my 1928 Leader which Miz Johnny identified as being made by the National Company - the manual has a big N on it, too. Mine is a 3/4 size machine and yours looks bigger, but there are a lot of similarities, including the round access panel on the front. The cabinet is similar, too, but not the design in the foot pedal. Mine is on page 872.

    Anyone, how do you access a prior page? I had to go 'round the block to find Miss No Name.

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    THANK YOU !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltgranny
    My wedding quilt just came back from the quilter today. It only has 1200+ pieces in it, the smallest a modest 2". You can see it here if your like:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-114572-1.htm

    Congrats,
    That is just beautiful, Quiltgranny, and a fabulous gift! Did you do that wonderful piecing on a vintage machine? :lol:

    mtspools, you asked about age of your machine... I could only guess, but I wouldn't think it was any younger than about 1920, and probably much older. Just my guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanib123
    Hey, everyone! I'm getting a treadle! I put a post about it on the main board, I'm so excited.

    All I know is its a black Singer, LOL. Its in a cabinet/table and it seems to work good, I'm told.

    When I get it, tomorrow, I will post pics probably will need help figuring out which one it is.
    Can't wait to see what you've got! :) :) :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
    I just got my cabinet back for my 66. We/hubby put a new belt on it and now it slips. Can anyone tell me what is wrong?
    Thank you, Kathie
    I'm not an expert but from what I've read you will need to shorten your belt just a tiny bit. I think 1/4 inch trim, at a time, until it fits just right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid
    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
    I just got my cabinet back for my 66. We/hubby put a new belt on it and now it slips. Can anyone tell me what is wrong?
    Thank you, Kathie
    I'm not an expert but from what I've read you will need to shorten your belt just a tiny bit. I think 1/4 inch trim, at a time, until it fits just right.
    Thank you, I thought that it needed to be shortened. Now to convince Hubby he has to do it all over again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirty1mom
    Billy, you are online. I hope that means you are feeling better.
    I walked out to the studio today to look around and get my game plan going and sat on the loveseat for an hour or so with Dixie. It took all I had to go out there and do that. I was just worn out doing something simple like that. I never get sick hardly and when I do I just keep on going but this time it has handed me my lunch big time!!

    But I am going out there this weekend come heck or high water!!!

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltgranny
    My wedding quilt just came back from the quilter today. It only has 1200+ pieces in it, the smallest a modest 2". You can see it here if your like:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-114572-1.htm

    Congrats,
    That is just beautiful, Quiltgranny, and a fabulous gift! Did you do that wonderful piecing on a vintage machine? :lol:
    I did all the piecing on my Bernina 1090. I can't wait tho, to start piecing on my new treadle and my new 301. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by BZ quilting
    Nancy thank you so much for answering my question. I had asked it 2 times and thought it mus be the stupidest question ever since no one answered it. What do you use, the singer lube ???
    Yes, I use the Singer Lubricant on all the treadle irons. Remember, if you use those treadles you should keep them greased!

    There are no stupid questions here! You should read some of the ones I asked when I started with this vintage group!

    Nancy

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    I wrote earlier regarding the usty smell in the 221 and 301 I have. Both of the cases smell musty, however it is the musty smell of the machines. Is it old oil on the parts and if so, what do I use to clean. I know on the 221, I have to replace the felt pad on the bottom, but in general, what is the best way to get rid of the smell in the machines? Thanks, Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    I am looking forward to everyone coming in!! We have plenty of space and lots information to share with each other!

    I am glad to see you all here! :D :D :D

    Billy
    I bought this kenwood at garage sale 2 or 3 years ago for $25.00. I can find lots info on singers but nothing on this. do not find any serial number on it, where might they be?Aslo it says made in USA .Does anyone know anything about this machine? thanks for any info I can get.
    Your Kenwood is beautiful... could it have been made by the White Co.? It looks like one they made so maybe it was badged as a Kenwood. The cabinet and the irons are so pretty.

    What I really LOVE is the quilt in your avatar. Do you have a bigger picture of that? Is it your own design? It's gorgeous!
    I havent caught up on the pages yet but it looks to be either a National or Eldredge to me.

    I will look it up once I get caught up and see for sure if someone hasnt beat me to it yet! :P

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid[url=http://worcester.craigslist.org/atq/2312513851.html
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    I am sick, sick, sick :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: . I ended up calling the ad and I will go to see it in the morning. Well, now my other black 301 will no longer be lonely :lol: I have several two tone 301's and 2 mocha 301's and my lonely little black one was feeling left out.
    Cabbagepath, you are funny! Post a picture for us when you get the new 301!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
    I just got my cabinet back for my 66. We/hubby put a new belt on it and now it slips. Can anyone tell me what is wrong?
    Thank you, Kathie
    Ah the belt slips problem.........when you put a new belt on your machine it has a tendency to stretch over time until it gets settled in and you have to trim a bit off and put it back together. Usually it takes a few times before one gets in the grove of things so to speak. That is the only thing I do not like about putting a new belt on is the break in period. :|

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanib123
    Hey, everyone! I'm getting a treadle! I put a post about it on the main board, I'm so excited.

    All I know is its a black Singer, LOL. Its in a cabinet/table and it seems to work good, I'm told.

    When I get it, tomorrow, I will post pics probably will need help figuring out which one it is.
    Congratulations on your new machine!!!! And welcome to the wonderful sickness we call collecting vintage machines!!!

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
    I just got my cabinet back for my 66. We/hubby put a new belt on it and now it slips. Can anyone tell me what is wrong?
    Thank you, Kathie
    Kathie, there is probably oil in the treadle grove. Take a towel or rag and wipe the grove the belt sits in and wipe the belt really good. It should stop slipping.

    Nancy

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    But I am going out there this weekend come heck or high water!!!

    Billy[/quote]
    Billy do not push it to soon. This bug has a nasty relapse and it is worse the second time around. Kathie S.

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    [quote=mtspools][quote=sewbizgirl][quote=mtspools]
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51

    where would i find A serial # on it. and how old do you think it is . Thank you for compliment on the quilt i bought the pattern ,its called OMIGOSH HERE IS bigger picture.
    Beautiful quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by dirty1mom
    Billy, you are online. I hope that means you are feeling better.
    I walked out to the studio today to look around and get my game plan going and sat on the loveseat for an hour or so with Dixie. It took all I had to go out there and do that. I was just worn out doing something simple like that. I never get sick hardly and when I do I just keep on going but this time it has handed me my lunch big time!!

    But I am going out there this weekend come heck or high water!!!

    Billy
    Try the Vicks. It works! At least it worked for me along with the chicken soup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shnnn
    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts
    Quote Originally Posted by shnnn
    I bought a necchi model bu at the thrift store today -- wondering if anyone can help me find more information on it
    Necchi group on Yahoo is a great source of info for Necchi's. Very simple to join - not like the other unmentionable site which also might have info for you.
    Thank you so much! I sure wish someone had warned me about the addictive qualities of vintage sewing machines before I let my husband talk me into my singer 19-51. I went to the thrift store looking for a table for that one -- and saw this poor baby sitting on the floor buried in shower curtain rods, I had to bring her home!

    Now I need a cabinet for my Singer -- and possibly a treadle for this Necchi?!!
    Shnnn, it is my understanding that the Necchi will fit in the same cabinet as a Singer. So you might be able to get 1 cabinet and switch the heads out. I would love to see pictures of your Necchi and 19-51 Singer.

    Thank you Chris for the lead on the Yahoo group. I am going to work on her this weekend along with my White Rotary (which also needs a new belt).

    Billy - I hate being sick especially when I have things to do, places to go and people to see. I usually do to much to soon and pay for it later. Take care of yourself, everything will still be there tomorrow.

    Judy

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