I had a 301 brought to me last month. I was told that it didn’t run. That’s all I’d been told. Strangely when I plugged it in, it ran just fine. I told the owner I’d tune it up and get it back to them.
I did a basic clean up on it, then I started oiling. I started at the top the way I always do. I worked my way to the faceplate and cleaned and oiled in there. Then I turned the machine on its back and got ready to clean and oil the bottom of the machine.
As I rocked it on its back, I heard the sound of “pieces” moving around with the inertia I’d created.
Continue reading Well, I didn’t expect that….
I read this in an “old” Serger book this week again. I read it probably about a year or so ago, and needed the information today. I thought it was a good enough tip to warrant publishing here to help everyone out.
From ABCs of Serging by Tammy Young and Lori Bottom:
A comment in the book, made by Sue Green-Baker Continue reading Mack the Knife – testing your serger knives
Sometimes you find yourself taking the bobbin case of a Slant-o-Matic out, maybe to remove an errant thread, clean the lint out or whatever. Strangely, putting it back in isn’t as easy as taking it out. Or maybe you thought it was good, but the machine’s locked up, or it just doesn’t look / feel right. Continue reading Sit yourself down!!! Slant-O-Matics: Bobbin Case placement
I had a couple of questions asked in PMs the other day on the Quilting board about the Universal Desk I built a couple of weeks ago, and am posting them here with permission.
when you have your machine in it… does your machine ‘vibrate’ backwards? I see you have a gap at the back/right side of it and am wondering if you have something you insert in there or if you just leave that spot open. (to the right of your wheel)
Well, not really. Not here in Central Alberta anyway. We got about 10-12″ of the white sh…. stuff over the last weekend.
Ever had your bobbin case just fall out while you were sewing? You’re just sewing along, and the darn thing just gets up and leaves? Or maybe you’ve found it not snapped in when you’re positive that you installed it right.
No,.. chances are that you don’t need a new bobbin case. Continue reading Spring has sprung
I wanted to just take a quick moment out to say thank you to everyone who reads this blog. I’ve been seeing things being pinned on Pinterest from my posts on the Quilting Board and from Archaic Arcane directly over the last few days.
I post about the things I do to hopefully benefit the community as a whole. Seeing people pinning and linking to the QB and to Archaic Arcane so that others can come visit and hopefully I can help them out shows me that you find what I’m doing to be of value.
From the bottom of my heart: THANK YOU! It’s so great to know that I’m not just talking to myself. 🙂
In January, we found a Featherweight 222 in an Antique mall, on the way to visit my aunt. This is the followup to the find, and photos of the lovely lady.
Eliza is ready for her close up. When we were in Calgary, visiting my aunt in January, we learned that her serial number allocation date (as close as we can come to a birthdate on a Singer sewing machine) is February 26, 1957. On my aunt’s 3rd birthday. Because of that, we’re naming her Eliza. My aunt’s name is Liz, or Elizabeth.
She hasn’t been fully polished yet, but she’s completely returned to full working order and cleaned up. When we picked her up, she didn’t turn smoothly, someone had been into the bobbin area, and the dreaded “finger” was misplaced. There was also more movement in the hook area than there should have been. Lastly, the bobbin case was reassembled incorrectly, so the bobbin didn’t fit into it. She also had a little rust in weird places, on the chrome, a few of the screws, the bobbin case and the bobbin winder. We replaced the bobbin winder, and the rest had the rust removed from it, and a good oiling to discourage the rust returning.
Her body however Continue reading Followup to the 222 found at the Antique store.