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Old 11-22-2022, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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oooh, that sounds lovely!
It FEELS very lovely, soft and comfy too!!

I don't have sewing machine where i live now, but it was a quick and easy project that i could sew per hand - just cut and sew the corners and use the all around finish to insert an elastic band. Made both in one evening
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Old 12-07-2022, 12:26 PM
 
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Not sewing, but we're using diamond tucked carbon fiber on the blank panels in the van. Later and once all the panels have bene covered, we'll add a diamond tucked carbon fiber spare tire cover.
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Old 12-18-2022, 04:26 PM
 
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I’ve been lost down a rabbit hole of vintage and antique machines during summer/fall, mainly treadle and hand cranks from around 1900. I’m finally done cleaning, shellacking and getting them to sew once again. Some were more work than others, but I found it fun like solving a puzzle.

I’m finally returning to sewing and started out with a simple rag baby quilt to see how difficult or awkward it would be to use a hand crank. It turned out to be easier than expected with wonderful control for piecing. This hand crank uses a needle feed walking foot movement instead of feed dogs and was great for sewing the three layers of the blocks.

Davis Vertical Feed hand crank, circa 1892
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Old 12-19-2022, 10:21 AM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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Wow! Exciting! I love treadles, had one in the UK and was so sorry to leave it behind when we left for the US. My friend over there had a hand crank with the handle right on the wheel, not an auxilliary crank as you show here. I suspect the auxilliary crank is an improved version of hers. I'd love to have another treadle but I suspect they are super hard to find. I felt the treadle was a great, quiet sewing machine and very controllable.
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Old 12-19-2022, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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Beautiful sewing machine (and an awesome quilt!).
My mom had this kind of machine, but it was sold later on. I am using the modern, electric one, but I feel really nostalgic when I spot one. This marvelous piece was in antique shop: (Singer, I believe)



I bought two very nice goose down pillows, so, right now I am sewing a couple of pillow covers.
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Old 12-21-2022, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Dessert
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I just replaced the zipper in a fleece jacket...for the second time. The first time, I didn't realize the fleece would stretch sooooooo much, and wound up with a few extra inches of jacket beyond the zip, plus a wavy front. This time, I eased all the jacket into the zipper, and it looks great.
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Old 12-24-2022, 01:14 PM
 
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I just replaced the zipper in a fleece jacket...for the second time. The first time, I didn't realize the fleece would stretch sooooooo much, and wound up with a few extra inches of jacket beyond the zip, plus a wavy front. This time, I eased all the jacket into the zipper, and it looks great.

Always put the stretchy part on the bottom by the feed dogs - which I'm sure you know. And work from both directions to the middle.
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Old 12-24-2022, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Dessert
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Always put the stretchy part on the bottom by the feed dogs - which I'm sure you know. And work from both directions to the middle.
It took a bit more than that; I must have used two dozen pins on each side. I refrained from hand basting it, though!
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Old 12-25-2022, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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Beautiful sewing machine (and an awesome quilt!).
My mom had this kind of machine, but it was sold later on. I am using the modern, electric one, but I feel really nostalgic when I spot one. This marvelous piece was in antique shop: (Singer, I believe)


Tell us about your iron collection!
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Old 12-28-2022, 12:03 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I'm not so much sewing as so-and-so'ing.

Sorry, I haven't sewn anything in many years, but I'd like to do so. Maybe in 2023...

I borrowed a DVD from the library that might get me to do something.....I have so many scraps of material saved. I was thinking I might start with ornaments or napkins and napkin rings.
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