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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

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Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8652 Posts

Posted - Jul 01 2020 :  08:08:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


This was from Richard's Aunts several years ago. I have it in my back entry way. The crocheted piece on top was made by a MJ farmgirl and sent to me. Gotta love those MJ GIRLS. The machine works and in the drawer there is a really nice wood box with parts in. The box itself is a keeper. I should have put that in the picture.
Very summer like here. Been reading a lot and also playing with paper. I have three hat boxes full of bits and pieces of all sorts, it fun to play with.
Hope you are all enjoying summer.

NANCY JO

YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5460 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5460 Posts

Posted - Jul 01 2020 :  08:53:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice vintage sewing machine. Nancy Jo, I always enjoy seeing how you group items together. Very pretty.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

8652 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8652 Posts

Posted - Jul 01 2020 :  09:06:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Sara. Guess I love playing house.

NANCY JO
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1256 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1256 Posts

Posted - Jul 01 2020 :  6:55:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love the old sewing machines. That plant on top looks nice and healthy. Make sure the pot doesn't leak - I have two treadle machines with water rings on top because they were perfect places to put plants (before I got them).

Judith

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Happiness is Homemade
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7583 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7583 Posts

Posted - Jul 01 2020 :  9:18:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had an old treadle but it had a box cover instead of the fold down top. It always worked and now my daughter has it.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14317 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14317 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2020 :  7:52:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Luv those ol' sweet machines...

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1256 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1256 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2020 :  11:25:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Me too. Those old machines live forever and work well.

Judith

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4933 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4933 Posts

Posted - Jul 09 2020 :  06:03:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy, what a wonderful antique sewing machine! My Grandmother had one that looks very similar. I sure wish I had it today because I would love to learn how to sew on a treadle machine.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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AndreaPA
True Blue Farmgirl

128 Posts

Andrea
Factoryville PA
USA
128 Posts

Posted - Aug 12 2020 :  10:57:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That looks beautiful! You have inspired me. I have an old sewing machine stored because the top is peeling and needs to be replaced. I think it's time to refurbish!

Andrea
Farmgirl# 8166
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14317 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14317 Posts

Posted - Aug 12 2020 :  4:19:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love a sweet old sewing machine... how can you not...

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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

8652 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8652 Posts

Posted - Aug 13 2020 :  04:29:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kat if anyone knows about sewing machines its you!!
Andrea, by all means fix up your sewing machine, sometimes a good furniture polish and something pretty to cover up the bad spots until it can be refinished might work.

NANCY JO
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14317 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14317 Posts

Posted - Aug 13 2020 :  11:39:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am in such good company,,, with the likes of Quiltee, Texadane, StitchnWitch and others... we luv our our oldies,,, and their history...

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billy@5150
Farmgirl at Heart

6 Posts

Angie
Tacoma WA
USA
6 Posts

Posted - Sep 02 2020 :  1:31:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can anyone give pointers on how to start using an old singer sewing machine? My husband bought me one for our anniversary. I have no clue how to use it.
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7583 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7583 Posts

Posted - Sep 02 2020 :  3:12:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have my mom's old Singer and I love to use it. Thinking about the things she made for us on it! The old ones are the best! They are well made and just need some TLC at times!

Angie, is your machine and electric or a treadle?

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4218 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4218 Posts

Posted - Sep 04 2020 :  1:52:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Nancy my mom had one of those when I was growing up. It was black and she had it in our living room. I remember playing with the pedal as a kid. It was so beautiful. I believe my mom still has it. Iíll have to ask her. This really brought back memories.

Krista
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billy@5150
Farmgirl at Heart

6 Posts

Angie
Tacoma WA
USA
6 Posts

Posted - Sep 04 2020 :  10:53:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by levisgrammy

I have my mom's old Singer and I love to use it. Thinking about the things she made for us on it! The old ones are the best! They are well made and just need some TLC at times!

Angie, is your machine and electric or a treadle?

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/


My machine is a treadle.
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7583 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7583 Posts

Posted - Sep 05 2020 :  05:52:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Angie,
What does your bobbin look like? Is it round or what they call a bullet bobbin?
My treadle had a bullet bobbin and I didn't like it. Did yours come with a book?
If not you can download a book from the internet by putting in the model number which should be on the front part of your machine. Hope this helps.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/

Edited by - levisgrammy on Sep 05 2020 05:53:33 AM
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billy@5150
Farmgirl at Heart

6 Posts

Angie
Tacoma WA
USA
6 Posts

Posted - Sep 05 2020 :  10:30:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by levisgrammy

Angie,
What does your bobbin look like? Is it round or what they call a bullet bobbin?
My treadle had a bullet bobbin and I didn't like it. Did yours come with a book?
If not you can download a book from the internet by putting in the model number which should be on the front part of your machine. Hope this helps.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/


My machine has a round bobbin. Unfortunately it didn't come with a book. Got one printed out. Tried to use it the first time and broke my needle. Now I'm a little nervous to use the again.
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7583 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7583 Posts

Posted - Sep 06 2020 :  07:22:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Angie, don't be nervous. You can get new needles for them. I was able to get the belts and bobbins and stuff on ebay for mine. Just need to make sure you match whatever you need with your model type to make sure it fits. Have fun with it!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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billy@5150
Farmgirl at Heart

6 Posts

Angie
Tacoma WA
USA
6 Posts

Posted - Sep 07 2020 :  9:46:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by levisgrammy

Angie, don't be nervous. You can get new needles for them. I was able to get the belts and bobbins and stuff on ebay for mine. Just need to make sure you match whatever you need with your model type to make sure it fits. Have fun with it!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007
Thank you for the encouragement. I really need it
"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/


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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1256 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1256 Posts

Posted - Sep 09 2020 :  11:47:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can you post a picture of the machine itself? If I can see what model it is I can tell you what needle to use. Most of the old Singers and many other brands use readily available needles.

Judith

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