I am nearing the end on the embroidery of the rose applique quilt top. I can’t believe how long it has taken and how much thread I have used!
I worked on another sewing machine today. This is a Montgomery Ward Signature Series. I am not sure of the date yet but I guess it is early 60’s. It came in a carrying case that is really gross.
It smells like a very musty basement and all the fabric is coming off but it is fairly solid so I might recover it . To work on it I put it in an old cabinet I have. It is easier for me to have it in a cabinet while I work on it . It really was rusty and needed a good cleaning to get it to function. I took it apart a bit to get to all the parts.
There is some rust residue on the bottom that didn’t come off but doesn’t really cause any functional problems.
It takes a 15 class bobbin and a standard 15×1 needle and basic low shank feet. It does basic zigzag and it has the ability to do decorative stitching with cams……I have no cams for it. Where do the all go? So many vintage machines are missing all of the accessories that came with them….do people really throw away all the extra feet and cams and bobbins and just keep the machine? Anyway I’ll keep my eye out for a set of cams they are sort of strange as cams go sort of flat discs that snap on to the top of the machine ….if you look at the top of the machine in the picture you can see there is a cam there ( just a straight stitch cam)
It sews great now that it is all cleaned up….so I decided to give it a go in the treadle.
It works great. The one thing about treadle machines is that I miss the light but in many of the vintage motorized machines there is a separate plug for the light so I can still plug in the light and use the treadle rather than the motor. I leave the motor on and just take off the belt to use it in the treadle that way I can easily make it back into a motorized machine by just putting the belt back on.
I have a plan for a new quilt top and I think I will do it on this machine but for now I have to get back to that rose embroidery