Friday, October 23, 2009

Back to basics

I now have my old 1906 treadle Singer sewing machine overhauled and am enjoying using it for quilting. The stitches are much more even than any modern machine I've used and there is plenty of room for feeding a whole quilt through the machine. It is also very relaxing to use and requires no electricity. I even get in a bit of exercise in as I sew!

I used it back in the 1970s for patchwork but it had then sat unused for 30 years so an overhaul was definitely in order. I was able to get it done by a sewing machine repair man in Heathcote. He does old and new machines.

If you have one of these machines or see one going cheaply think about getting it in working order and use it. I would recommend it.

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