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    I am so proud of myself l have finished cleaning my 319K at last and l have managed to put the tension parts back together without a hitch which was my great worry but after a couple of alterations for the tension and a reread of the instructions l have her sewing like a dream and have tested out the zig zag the rest will follow tomorrow after l have done the mending ha ha
    Elsie in Australia

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    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.
    What about the Vicks? BF got awful cough !

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    Thanks Billy - I have another treadle not in as good cndition as my Kenwood , will take pictures later.

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    Congratulations Elsie on putting the 319 back together!

    Monica, I am glad you are feeling better and the Vicks worked.

    Billy, you may not feel it, but you are getting better too or you wouldn't be up and about. It will take time to get your strength back.

    Congratulations Kathie on that treadle cabinet you just got back from the re-finisher guy. It looks fantastic - do you want me to post pictures for you?

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtspools
    What about the Vicks? BF got awful cough!
    Unfortunately this has turned into a bronchitis type of thing, I still have the steroids I am taking and the antibiotics but my neighbor told me she would prescribe me a cough syrup with codine for my hacking. I was instructed that this could easily turn into something worse if I didnt take my time resting but that is driving me nuts!


    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtspools
    Thanks Billy - I have another treadle not in as good cndition as my Kenwood , will take pictures later.
    I cant wait to see it!!

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose

    Anyone, how do you access a prior page? I had to go 'round the block to find Miss No Name.
    Irishrose, just go to the bottom on this page and type in the page number in the little box where it says "jump to page."

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by iluvmycats
    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
    Nancy you can clean the machines with kerosene. The kerosene will not harm the finish or decals, but will clean up the old oil. I have never gotten a machine that has that smell coming from the machine itself? I bet it is coming from the bottom cover of those machines - something that can absord odor? I'd toss any thread still in the bobbins, the felt thingy on the spool pin (if there is one) that the thread sits on, anything that could absorb odors. Let us know if you solve the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts
    Quote Originally Posted by emmah
    Someone should snatch up this beautiful condition machine:
    http://syracuse.craigslist.org/atq/2311950428.html
    It is in great shape.
    I live an hour away, but just don't need another machine.
    If only I were visiting in-laws - like 30 minuites from them. Drool!
    Oh My, I'd get that machine in a minute! Geeze, that Free could be dropped into a treadle really easily, or made a hand crank with that hand wheel! I love my Free treadle, would love to have that one too -- put I'd make it a treadle!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtspools
    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.
    Mtspools, your quilt is just exquisite! Geeze, all those Irish Chains -- what a great job you did! Wow, do we have some talented people here!

    Nancy

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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,
    Quiltgranny, that is a beautiful quilt -- what a wonderful gift! I hope the recipients of that quilt appreciate the work and love that went into that quilt. I also love you Avator quilt -- very striking looking quilt!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtspools
    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.
    Very cute machine, it looks like a version of my New Home T No 3 pictured on page 665. Very nice cabinet too.

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by mtspools
    What about the Vicks? BF got awful cough!
    Unfortunately this has turned into a bronchitis type of thing, I still have the steroids I am taking and the antibiotics but my neighbor told me she would prescribe me a cough syrup with codine for my hacking. I was instructed that this could easily turn into something worse if I didnt take my time resting but that is driving me nuts!


    Billy
    Better nuts than dead, Billy. Just bite the bullet and rest, you'll be glad you did. I had this crud last year for almost 6 mos and it truly about did me in.

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    Do any of you know if you can still get needles for the Childs Vintage Sew Handy Electric machine? I am wanting to purchase one for my daughter but not sure if I can get needles for it.

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    Thank you, Bojangles. I knew I had seen the prior access somewhere, but I was looking at the the numbers at the top of the page.

    Does anyone else think Little Miss No Name Leader on page 872 and Miss Kenwood on page 916 look a lot alike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    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,
    Quiltgranny, that is a beautiful quilt -- what a wonderful gift! I hope the recipients of that quilt appreciate the work and love that went into that quilt. I also love you Avator quilt -- very striking looking quilt!

    Nancy
    Thank you, Nancy. I believe my son and new bride really do/will appreciate their quilt and the work that has gone into it. My son has been particularly encouraging to me all along as he knows that with my disabilities it isn't always easy. His wife knows her way around a sewing machine, so I'm sure she will appreciate it, too. :D

    The block in my avatar is from a BOM a couple of years ago called "Heartland Heritage", designed by Pam Buda from heartspunquilts.com. She is quite a talented designer. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt'nmomma
    Do any of you know if you can still get needles for the Childs Vintage Sew Handy Electric machine? I am wanting to purchase one for my daughter but not sure if I can get needles for it.
    Yes, you can get them on ebay, I just got some for mine that I've had since the 50's. Just put Sew Handy or child's sewing machine needles in ebay search and it should bring up any that are available. There are manuals, thread spool pins, etc. available too. Good luck.

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    [quote=mtspools][quote=vintagemotif]
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by dirty1mom

    Try the Vicks. It works! At least it worked for me along with the chicken soup.
    What about the Vicks? BF got awful cough !

    Cherrybsixty stated that Vicks on the bottom of the feet works wonders. A number of other agreed. I gave it a try the past two nights, and I'm breathing much better now with very little cough. Put some on my son's feet last night, and I didn't hear a sound out of him, nice deep sleep. He seems much better too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Unfortunately this has turned into a bronchitis type of thing,... I was instructed that this could easily turn into something worse if I didnt take my time resting but that is driving me nuts! Billy
    Billy, had the same thing. Caught it barely in time before pneumonia. LOTS of rest, drugs (including codeine cough syrup) and my dr knows me well enough to tell me no sewing just because I was home resting and not working! :) I didn't feel like it anyway b/c the codeine makes me tired but it helped the hacking. Follow her orders it what I would say.

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    Garage saling today just because. Found a free Dressmaker with a handwheel that turns but the needle doesn't move. Asked if he'd oiled the machine and he said it sat in the garage for about 5 yrs. Any ideas on to unfreeze the needle and get her working again? Will post pics later today after the yard work and garden work. It's a potted motor. You can see the belt on the handwheel but it's covered other than that along with the motor. Thx in advance.

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    Congratulations Kathie on that treadle cabinet you just got back from the re-finisher guy. It looks fantastic - do you want me to post pictures for you?

    Nancy[/quote]

    That is completly up to you. It does not matter either way to me. Kathie

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    TAKE A LOOK AT THE CINDERELLA MACHINE!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-114670-1.htm

    If you have any info on this please let me know.
    Tammy

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    [quote=vintagemotif][quote=mtspools]
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by dirty1mom

    Try the Vicks. It works! At least it worked for me along with the chicken soup.
    What about the Vicks? BF got awful cough !

    Cherrybsixty stated that Vicks on the bottom of the feet works wonders. A number of other agreed. I gave it a try the past two nights, and I'm breathing much better now with very little cough. Put some on my son's feet last night, and I didn't hear a sound out of him, nice deep sleep. He seems much better too.
    Actually Monica, I wasn't the first to mention it, but thank you, I do know that it works. And bet if Billy wasn't so manly about it and add it to the doctor's care that HE would get more rest and start to recover sooner. Try what the 'little brown mouse,' suggest.

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    i love looking at the posts about the vintage sewing machines and learning about them. i learned to sew on a singer treadle machine and it really sewed well. keep up the good work. we all appreciate it.

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    My hats off to you people who enjoy tinkering with these old machines. I am ready to pull my hair out on my 66. Hubby and I can not get the tension right. The more we fool with it the bigger the birds nest on the bottom gets. We are ready to throw in the towel and take it in to be serviced. We worked on the White today also and we could not get it to pick up the bobbin thread. I walked away from it and hubby continued working with it. He found out that you turn the balance toward the back instead of front like the Singers. It took a while to get the bobbin case threaded. I need to take some classes for dummies. :-( Kathie

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