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Thread: New to Forum and Sewing with a Question

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    Senior Member Vridar's Avatar
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    New to Forum and Sewing with a Question

    Hello,

    I've recently retired. I've had a fear of the mysteries and arts of sewing and sewing machines. My parents, wife and all have said, "Don't touch my sewing machine, it is adjusted and I don't want anyone messing with it." Many times I needed to repair something but was stigmatized against "it is adjusted, leave it alone."

    Recently, I tore a boat cover and found I could buy a sewing machine, fabric, and thread for less money than a new cover or repair. I did just that and I'm hooked. I now understand, "leave it alone." Adjustments can be daunting, but, I've mastered it. I have taken the vintage collection, repair and re-home machines tangent. I've made three blankets for grandchildren to take to sporting events (they were patches sewn) but, I don't think anyone would call them quilts. I've made lounge slip covers, shoulder bags, etc. and completed practical projects until now I'm fabricating projects of no purpose. As I say, I'm hooked.

    I do have a question though. Reading some threads I don't think anyone here can answer it. I have collected machines. I tell my wife this collection is only to re-home them. Which ones do I re-home? I've fallen in love with each and feel as if I'm thinking of ditching a loved one when they are ready to re-home.

    Ron

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. I think you can forget about re-homing them and consider yourself a machine collector. I've admitted to myself I am a fabric collector.

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    Welcome from Dallas Tx. area. Don't re-home them yet. I walk by mine and touch them and talk to them. Not getting rid of any of them.LOL

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    Welcome to the QB from a fellow SHO-ME resident - Lebanon here. Can't help you on your collection/addiction - but it could turn into a money maker I am sure. I am going to St. Louis this weekend to pick up my first 301 Singer - can't wait!
    Nikki in MO

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    Welcome from Adrian, MI ~ You just enjoy a true working machine, I own 38 machines and yes I have named all of them and talk to all of them as well. You could set each one up for different phases of your projects

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
    Nancy in western NY

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    Welcome form Pennsylvania. Interesting how each of us arrives at our addiction.
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    Hi from Ohio! Just admit your addicted to machines and you can't re-home them. Eventually you may if you hear of someone who needs a machine.
    SueDor

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    welcome from se TX
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    WELCOME!!! Re-home...honey you already re-homed them...when you brought them to your house!!! When the time is right for them to move on to their next place, you will know!

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