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Thread: Sewing Machine Rentals?

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    Sewing Machine Rentals?

    I know I'm not on very much, but due to school and studying, it's near impossible to get on half the time. I am currently in Robina, Australia till December, and I've been itching to sew. Does anyone know if I can find some place that would let me rent a machine for inexpensive or if I can buy one some where that's inexpensive?

    Thank you!!!!
    I'm so close to the first finish line, yet I feel so far away.

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    Check with a local fabric store, they may have a machine on the floor they would let you rent.

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    I think I might try that... Thank you!
    I'm so close to the first finish line, yet I feel so far away.

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    Maybe you could look for an inexpensive machine at a second-hand store. Take fabric and thread with you when shopping so you can try it out before buying.

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    I'd have to find one and I'm not exactly sure where things are. I found one fabric store, so I'm going to check out tomorrow.
    I'm so close to the first finish line, yet I feel so far away.

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    Perhaps there's a local store with classroom space that would allow you to spend the day sewing on their machine when they aren't doing a class. In my shop we allowed this occasionally and I did it in the LQS here in VA when I was visiting from TX.

    If you don't have many of your own projects, maybe you could offer to make a sample quilt top for them as return favor. Or, maybe they even know someone who'd be willing to rent a machine to you; there are quilters allover the world who collect more machines than they can ever hope to use!

    Jan in VA, USA

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    That's an idea. Thank you!

    I was going to go to this one fabric store I found, but unfortunately they were closed.
    I'm so close to the first finish line, yet I feel so far away.

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    i also run in to that when i'm working. i ended up buying an very inexpensive refurbished machine from a sewing machine store. Worked so well, I shipped it home from Hawaii and gave it to a daughter. I had also checked out Craigslist, though i don't know if that extends to Australia.

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    They have craigslist here, I'll check on there too.
    I'm so close to the first finish line, yet I feel so far away.

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