|Needle for 29-2|
I think that it is smoother when I turn the balance wheel. I wish that I had had time to work on it today. Instead, I serviced a Kenmore 158.1792.
It is heavy. Some parts are stupid. That spool pin is a disaster waiting to happen. It tucks into the body of the machine, as in the photo, for transport. But the thing doesn't stay up all that well when in sewing mode. The bobbin winder post is plastic too. But it hasn't broken yet, so I guess it ok.
It only took two hours to service it so I had plenty of time. I mowed and weed wacked because I promised Steven that I would. It turned into a lovely day. Cool. A nice change.
I then set to work setting up the Grace Machine Quilt frame AGAIN. I am selling it and want to have some photos. Now to figure out what machine to put on it.
Setting up is a tedious task. Setting up the cloth leaders with zippers is the way to go. I don't have any long enough but were I to keep this frame, I would certainly invest. Instead I basted the cloth leader to one end, each, of the back and the quilt top and pin basted the back, bating and quilt top to the take up rail leader. Now I will mount a machine on the carrier and baste as close to the edge as I can before I start quilting.
I could use this one
But there is not a whole lot of room between the needle bar and the pillar. I think I will try the Singer 66 again. I have a nice one. Or I could put Queenie on the frame. Clearly, there is more room
You can go faster with the vertical hook, though. I think I will just try Queenie out. I like the color.