Anne, I love the idea of quilting on the old treadles! Mine has a very ornate cabinet, a console, really. It's an old singer with a round (not long) bobbin and still runs great. I use it from time to time.(picture on my page) I'm wondering how you deal with the feed dogs. Do you cover them up? If so with what. Were you able to find a "hopping ft. " to fit yours?