One of the reasons that I prefer constructing dollshouses to actually furnishing them is that there is just so much detail required to give any semblance of realism. You can spend a couple of hours creating one small thing to tuck into one corner of a scene where it gets almost lost even though it adds to the atmosphere. Yet a couple of hours might be the only amount of time I get to dollshouse during a working week.
Doing a quilting shop is very detail intensive since your average quilt shop is packed chocka full with stuff. But I am soldiering on.
this fabulous website which had pictures of actual old machines to help me understand how to assemble and paint it.
The machine was placed on top of one of the display cases in the knitting shop, as a cute accent.