Friday, December 16, 2016

Treadle Time

My son came over today to install a new belt on the treadle so, guess what?
With help from some YouTube videos I was able to thread the bobbin and take my first stitches.
New belt & bobbin winder tire

 I was surprised that the stitches were so even and the tension so good.
I guess I expected it to need adjustments.
I did discover rather quickly that I can't treadle in the task chair that I use for my electric machine.
I roll backwards as I treadle.
Changing to a dining room chair made all the difference.
This is going to take some practice before it comes naturally.  Sometimes I forget to keep treadling!
Next, I guess, I'll try some quilt piecing with it.
Silly me, I'm really excited!

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