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Thread: Old Sewing machine, Whats your take?

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    Super Member CloverPatch's Avatar
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    http://www.campbellyardsales.com/ite...577&src=SEARCH

    I know there are some sewing machine enthusiasts.
    I found this machine for $55 is it worth it? Know anything?

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    Looks like it could be a Singer.. not sure. You can email them for information of make and model number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CloverPatch
    http://www.campbellyardsales.com/ite...577&src=SEARCH

    I know there are some sewing machine enthusiasts.
    I found this machine for $55 is it worth it? Know anything?
    looks like a 15 series Singer. quite common. good for heavy sewing & FMQ, if it is in top condition. $45 is on the high
    end of what I would pay, not knowing condition. 1/2 that.
    they have ruined the cabinet.

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    I keep seeing FMQ, what does that stand for?

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    FMQ = free motion quilting. Your feed dogs either drop or are covered and then you move the fabric to make more than straight lines with the thread. Clear as mud?

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    FMQ is free motion quilting (using the darning foot, feed dogs down).

    If this machine were here in Aus. it would go for way more than that....probably around $150.00 plus. However, it's not, so I will leave it up to your fellow Americans for a more realistic opinion. Smitty is right, they have really messed up the cabinet, the paint job is very poor, to bring it back would need quite a bit of paint stripper and a lot of elbow grease. Personally I prefer my vintage machines in original untouched condition, even if a bit "rough". At least you don't have to fix what others have dabbled with.

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    This machine/cabinet would sell for more like $35 to $40 where I am.

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    i will look at it

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    I paid $60. for my Singer 15-91 in a cabinet, and it works like a little workhorse. If it's a 15-91 and in good shape, I'd snap it up in a minute. Great machine. Will sew through just about anything.

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