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Thread: New Kid In Town

  1. #21
    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
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    Dec 2009
    Outside St. Louis
    I have three machines, oldest from 1950s is total metal, other two are plastic outside metal inside, only thing that counts. My Daughter has a Brother 1500, plastic body metal insides. All of these are straight stitch only. 9" throats.

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    Another Phyllis
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    Member Downtown's Avatar
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    Oct 2012
    New Hampshire
    Hi and thank you for your reply. I'm going to check around and see if I can find something metal. I really appreciate everyone taking the time to respond!

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    Senior Member luana's Avatar
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    Feb 2011
    You've come to the right place for advice. I have two Janomes and love them both. I'm like you, don't want to pay for 89 stitches when all I want is a good straight stitch. I do prefer to work with a reliable dealer. Good Luck

  4. #24
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    Aug 2011
    metro Portland, OR
    The "old" Singers I have seen for sale here in my area her on the West coast run around $300.
    I choose to give my life away for things that last forever

  5. #25
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    Mar 2012
    Southeast Georgia
    If I was getting a new one, I'd get another Janome--I have 3. However, for quilting, piecing, etc. I use one of my vintage Singers. I have a 1951 model 15 (aka "the Beast") with a motor which sews through anything. I also have a 66, a 27 and a 128 treadle, which I love. DH laughs at me sometimes because he can't figure out why I have very expensive machines and he comes home to find me treadling away! Sometimes men just don't understand.

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