I couldn’t help myself. I found another machine at a price I couldn’t pass up. This one is a Japanese made version of the Singer 128 which is the 3/4 scale version of the 127. I had to change the belt and replace the bobbin winding tire and rebuild the tension disc assembly and oil it and it is running like new.
I finished all the piecing on the snowball quilt (all on the treadle machine) and started to quilt it
I use thread on a large cone with a cone stand like this
But it always seems to want to jump out of the thread guide on top of the machine. The machine was not really designed for the thread to be up above it that much so I put a safety-pin over the spool pin on top of the machine and run the thread through it and it keep the thread in line better.
I put the singer presser bar back in this machine so I could use the walking foot for the straight line quilting. It is sort of hard to see the quilting in the picture
here it is so far
The backing is off white with a blue grey design
once the ditch quilting is finished I’ll free motion in the snowballs.
I am still working on the applique top and Teddy is helping. I can hardly wait to hand quilt it!