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Rob45327

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Hi all. Can anyone show me how to set up a thread stand with a 15-91? I want to use one those tall thread stands that go on the right side of the machine so I can use thread cones. I don't understand how to guide the thread through the face plate notch above the the tensioner. 

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Hi Rob-  When I use a thread stand with a vintage/antique sewing machine, I place the thread stand behind the pillar. I also place a bobbin with holes in the top on the spool pin and run the thread from the thread stand through one of the holes and on to the next threading pin/hook/hole/etc.              .
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Hi Phyllis. Thanks. Do I have to do anything to keep the bobbin in place? 
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Ditto, what Phyllis said.  That is the easiest and works well.   There are some other widgets that can be made.  You want the thread to pass from the stand to somewhere on the spool pin, so that the path follows as if using an old fashioned spool of thread.

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Thanks Phyllis, Janey I'm going to order a stand. I can't wait to try this!
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I've never needed anything to keep the bobbin place. I guess you could add a second bobbin.
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Okay. I can't wait to try this. I'm learning to sew and get thread from the antique store. Some is on spools and some on the big cones. The spools sometimes aren't full. I want to use the cones for practice.

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Rob-  Good to hear you are excited to learn to sew and learn to use your sewing machine. My mother taught me how to make garments using her sewing machine nearly 65 years ago. Wow! Am I really that old? [smile]

My suggestion is to use good quality cotton thread and good quality cotton fabric. Your sewing sewing machine was designed to sew  cotton fabric with cotton thread. Once you've mastered your machine and sewing basic items, you can experiment with other fabrics and thread.

The thread from the antique store may or may not be good quality. Test its strength and smoothness. 

You do not need to use expensive fabric. However, the fabric should be slightly firm and not loosely woven or stiff from added sizing. Quilting cotton or good quality muslin are good fabrics for beginners. Poor quality fabric and thread often results in poor quality stitches and finished products and LOTS of frustration. 

Practice sewing straight lines and then move on to simple projects like pillow cases, etc. And most of all, have fun!
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Yup I have experienced bad thread from the antique store. I've been practicing making stuff with light cotton canvas. My wife wanted a cover for the toaster so made that. Sometimes I alter my wife's clothing too. She buys stuff that doesn't fit so I take in on the sides or shorten it.  OMG I hate rayon! I've been learning to use basting tape for difficult fabrics. There's a place that gives sewing lessons near me but they suspended class because of covid 19. I want to learn how to make men's shirts. A lady at the sewing school said she can teach me when classes restart. I found one of those singer buttonholers on e bay that has the adjustments. I took it apart and cleaned it. I love that thing and can't wait to use it on a shirt!  
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Rob wrote : "I want to learn how to make men's shirts."

 Rob, David Page Coffin has a good book "Shirtmaking" (as well as some other workshop books and maybe DVDs ) and may also have online classes. I haven't fully delved into his book/shirtmaking, but it's quite informative.

    http://www.shirtmakingwithdpc.com/makingshirts/about-my-books/

 Enjoy creating,
 Stacy
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Hi Stacy. Thanks for this link! I'm going to use this with my sewing class whenever it starts.

-Rob:-) 
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