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Re: Awning/ carport cover

 by John ¦  Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:26 am ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Awning/ carport cover ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 323

Yeah same here. Single reinforced seam in that application would be best.

Re: Heaviest of Heavy Duty Material??

 by John ¦  Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:22 am ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Heaviest of Heavy Duty Material?? ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 245

Anytime!

Re: OK, so looking for a starting point on the Pfaff 145-thread tensions

 by John ¦  Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:21 am ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: OK, so looking for a starting point on the Pfaff 145-thread tensions ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 449

@Roothawg I do the same thing when I have problems with my machines. Its not worth my time to fuss around for days when my machines is acting up.

Its good to have a few sizes of welt feet to compensate for material thickness.

Its defiantly a good Idea to start with a single needle walking foot first. Later on if you fell you need a double needle go for it! I have been doing this for 12 years now and still dont own a double needle because I haven't needed one.

thanks! @Adam12

Re: Several hide of leather for sale

 by John ¦  Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:01 am ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Several hide of leather for sale ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 208

Are they automotive grade?

Re: French seam backing

 by John ¦  Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:58 am ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: French seam backing ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 2201

@Todds34rod You can and I have seen people do that. It depends on how strong you want the seam. In my opinion I would use no backing if you dont need it to be strong. Many times french seams are purely decorative and dont need backing.

Re: Old Pfaff 1245 706/07 or new Typical GC0303D-CX?

 by John ¦  Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:23 am ¦  Forum: Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... ¦  Topic: Old Pfaff 1245 706/07 or new Typical GC0303D-CX? ¦  Replies: 16 ¦  Views: 1238

@Jace
Very glad to hear you got a machine! Please keep us updated on what you think of the machine as you get some hours on it. I'm really curious to see what you think.

Re: Singer 78-1 Consew 28 plain walking foot

 by John ¦  Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:14 am ¦  Forum: Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... ¦  Topic: Singer 78-1 Consew 28 plain walking foot ¦  Replies: 22 ¦  Views: 2150

@BigRig I'm not positive but I'm pretty sure the 206 is almost identical to the 226. I feel like the information in the video should apply to your machine.
@Adam12 any thoughts on that? You have a better knowledge of machines and fixing them than I do.

Re: Heaviest of Heavy Duty Material??

 by John ¦  Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:04 am ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Heaviest of Heavy Duty Material?? ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 245

I would think your best bet would be a 40 oz vinyl coated polyester. Albrights supply carries here.
https://www.albrightssupply.com/top-val ... vcp40black

Hope that helps!

Re: Stapler Options?

 by John ¦  Sat May 22, 2021 8:40 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Stapler Options? ¦  Replies: 25 ¦  Views: 2368

@Roothawg You purchased a fantastic stapler that will last your lifetime! The staples you found on amazon will work great for automotive door panels. You can also purchase staples form albrights supply for a good price as well. Your stapler takes 3/8 crown staples. Galvanized works fine on anything...

Re: Spray cement gun issues

 by John ¦  Sat May 22, 2021 8:33 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Spray cement gun issues ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 897

great tip! Ill try that next time!

Re: Where to get OEM matching fabric and leather auto upholstery

 by John ¦  Sat May 22, 2021 8:33 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Where to get OEM matching fabric and leather auto upholstery ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 158

Also! Albrights auto originals site has a good selection of OEM materials.

Re: Where to get OEM matching fabric and leather auto upholstery

 by John ¦  Sat May 22, 2021 8:30 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Where to get OEM matching fabric and leather auto upholstery ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 158

These jobs are very easy to come by and very easy to loose money on. Be Careful! Customers dont understand how its not possible to find original material for their car. Most automotive material is produced for a limited time for the production year of the car and then discontinued. Its really easy t...

Re: Bobbin not picking up, troubleshooting Pfaff 145-H4

 by John ¦  Sat May 22, 2021 8:21 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Bobbin not picking up, troubleshooting Pfaff 145-H4 ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 98

Sounds to me like you aren't holding both threads taunt before starting to sew. If you dont hold the threads taunt they will get tangled up in the bobbin hook.

Re: Bobbin case talk

 by John ¦  Mon May 17, 2021 5:47 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Bobbin case talk ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 429

Thats a nice machine. I think you should try purchasing parts from Consew

Re: Howdy from Dorset, Uk

 by John ¦  Mon May 17, 2021 5:26 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Howdy from Dorset, Uk ¦  Replies: 20 ¦  Views: 1634

Thats awesome!

Re: J clips for head rests

 by John ¦  Mon May 17, 2021 5:25 pm ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: J clips for head rests ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 383

I know there is a Keyston bros in Raleigh. You have to have a business to purchase from them. There should be a few places in the Raleigh area.

Re: Oem body cloth

 by John ¦  Mon May 17, 2021 5:21 pm ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Oem body cloth ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 269

I usually tell customers that they are going to have to make a sacrifice of perfect matched fabric because its likely unavailable and if it is its going to be expensive. Becarefull falling in to the trap of jobs like this. You'll spend more time searching for unavailable fabric than its worth. Albri...

Re: Carpet binding width

 by John ¦  Mon May 17, 2021 5:17 pm ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Carpet binding width ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 468

I would go with the 1 - 1/4 single fold binding. If you dont like how much excess is on the back side you can easily trim it off after your done sewing.

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