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Rehab a Vintage Sewing Machine for Your Quilt Room Restore sewing

Rehab a Vintage Sewing Machine for Your Quilt Room Restore sewing



Take a look at today's upscale sewing machine: tons of bells and whistles, but they're mostly made of plastic. There's a reason vintage sewing machines ...

The problem with most vintage machines is decades of grime, dust, and contaminants inside the working parts. Here's how to rehab vintage sewing machines.

You see them at flea markets, garage sales, and estate auctions: beautiful old sewing machines that you'd love to use on your modern sewing projects.

Rehab a Vintage Sewing Machine for Your Quilt Room

Learn more about one of Paul's favorite people powered sewing machines, the Singer ...

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Learn how to clean these machines without damaging them and you'll have the key to restoring a dream machine you'll use for decades.

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Change to a new swab when the old one gets dirty. This will remove the soil that can gum up free movement.

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Very unexpectedly, a friend of ours contacted us to ask if we'd have room for another vintage sewing machine! We met her at the woodworking group meeting ...

She is the only #28 that we have found around our neck of the woods and she was not for sale. She was shelf decorations in an old quilt shop that we ...

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Advice for what to do with my Singer Sewing Table.

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The "Stratford's" wiring was old, cotton-covered wiring dating from the 1920's, so we estimated that the machine was from that period, too.

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Rehab a Vintage Sewing Machine for Your Quilt Room

Since today is Friday, March 2nd… it's Sewing Machine day.

The question that this situation poses is of course, what do you do with your old machine? Here are a few ideas to point you in the right direction, ...

Old sewing tables; pincushions and baskets filled with Quilts; Tiki Brophy My Quilt Room

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Pin it to the side of your quilt like you normally would, and start stitching ...

I post sewing and crafting tutorials here at the Mermaid's Den. I love making things and sharing them with you, so you can make them, too.

I saw others like it, in similar condition, for as much as $85.00 Imagine my surprise when I won the auction at $7.50! The shipping was about the same price ...

I love to sew! Sewing is my passion. I know I have a problem

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As you stitch– I recommend going up and down the length of the binding at least three times– let the fabric drift back and forth to make squiggly crooked ...

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Back of 15-91 Singer on a frame at Freemotion by the River Quilting Room

... cover over the top row of damaged blocks in your quilt. Better a wall hanging that you can enjoy than a quilt in a drawer that makes you sad every time ...

The old glue that held the fabric on the inside of the case was useless…

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It puts me in mind of some of the early English machines I have seen photos of and I know the original owners of the quilt shop were from England and they ...

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The two main options are to either sell the machine, or donate it. Sewing Machine

There is another little novelty machine that is probably made of cast aluminum but painted to appear as old brass. It is a functioning pencil sharpener!

and the extra extension table attaches in just a second! I've never seen anything like it before.

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A straight stitch or zig-zag will do the job, of course, but I think this is another fun place to experiment. If you're like me, you hardly ever delve into ...

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Note: If you have a tan, green and or light blue Singer Featherweight case, then the refurbishing / restoring options are pretty limited.

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Want to learn more about our Singer 28 vintage sewing machine?

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Also, don't worry about matching thread unless you want to. This is my favorite place to use up the odd bits left at the end of a spool.

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...so excuse the mess around here while I'm under construction. I'm plugging away on it when the kids go to bed every night.

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But my friends at Facebook's Vintage Sewing Machine Page had a quick solution for me - on their advice, I took the needle out of it's clamp and reinserted ...

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Not all no-sew projects need to be permanent fixtures in your house. This collapsible reading nook for kids is made from wooden poles, scrap fabric, twine, ...

Of course, there are many ways to do that, but what I do is first position my patch and pin it in place. Then, setting my machine to a wide, tight zig-zag, ...

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A straight stitch or zig-zag will do the job, of course, but I think this is another fun place to experiment. If you're like me, you hardly ever delve into ...

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Mega quilter by HUSQVARNA Viking. $599. # Very Fast Industry sewing machine.

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My sister-in-law turned hers into a sink! She found this at an estate sale, came without the sewing machine.

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I couldn't just throw it away, however, so– over the course of a winter– I trimmed away all the usable fabric. Patching the tiny pieces together, ...

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