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Thread: Giving an old Singer a home.

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    I will be looking at a Singer Treadle machine 'in good working order' next week and I am excited.
    I am not looking for an antique, an investment or a lean mean quilting machine.
    I want it for pure nostalgia. I learnt to sew on this machine back in the days before the Civil War......!
    Any advice, comments, humor, or suggestions re: this purchase would be really welcome.

    P.S. Having looked at the wonderful and absolutely stunning quilts recently shown on this QB, I'll spare you my amateur attempts.... for now.

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    Can't give you any advice, other than if you want it get it :lol: We don't always need a reason :wink: And you would love to see pictures of your work :shock: We all started somewhere and appreciate everyones hard work

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    Hello & Good Luck finding your Singer Treadle machine!! :D My DH husband found this one for me, for my Christmas this year. It was just luck that he stopped into a local antique shop & found this 1935 Singer Treadle for $39.00!! :thumbup: It's in perfect condition. Just keep your eye out & chance looking where you might not think you will find one!! Please let us know when you find the perfect one!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    WooHoo!!! I am green with envy :D:D:D

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    Be warned, it's very hard to stop at one. These beautiful old workhorses still work. Try making a quilt top on one (I have one in progress).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SulaBug
    Hello & Good Luck finding your Singer Treadle machine!! :D My DH husband found this one for me, for my Christmas this year. It was just luck that he stopped into a local antique shop & found this 1935 Singer Treadle for $39.00!! :thumbup: It's in perfect condition. Just keep your eye out & chance looking where you might not think you will find one!! Please let us know when you find the perfect one!!
    :D :D :D :D
    What a lovely looking machine. You would not believe the condition of some machines I have seen and the price they want for them. Your husband did very well.
    The one I am looking at next week looks promising but we shall see. You have given me hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blockhead
    Be warned, it's very hard to stop at one. These beautiful old workhorses still work. Try making a quilt top on one (I have one in progress).
    You are probably right especially as I have no self control.
    Would love to see your quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianLoon
    Quote Originally Posted by Blockhead
    Be warned, it's very hard to stop at one. These beautiful old workhorses still work. Try making a quilt top on one (I have one in progress).
    You are probably right especially as I have no self control.
    Would love to see your quilt.
    I'd love to show you but it maybe it would be rude to hijack this thread. I'll start another.

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