[quote=luvmykid28;1263532] I found a manual online at sewusa.com and printed the threading instructions. I am very excited.
If you have the manual, be sure to clean the bobbin case, (usually there's a little brush in the attachments box) & oil it wherever the book says. Only use machine oil (sometimes found in the attachments box). These two steps can save you on repair money now & in the future. Sometimes when a machine is really noisy - it's working dry (no lubrication for the gears & moving parts) not a good thing.
You'll enjoy this machine & it's even better 'cause it's free & will remind you of your Mom every time you sit down to use it.
My Mom passed away last year & I have her machine (the one I took sewing lessons on when I was 12 and it was brand new - 50 yrs ago). That old machine is still going strong. The 2 EXPENSIVE computerized ones I bought new are both unworking due to chips going bad internally. I'll keep my Mom's old machine and the used Bernina I just bought from a friend for all my sewing needs for now.
Good luck with the machine & get your daughter sewing too. Some smaller fabric stores or quilt shops usually offer beginning classes that she might enjoy. I made my own prom dress & saved my parents a lot of money on clothes growing up. Eventually I had a pattern design business that never would have happened if my Mom hadn't bought that first machine.