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    Super Member fred singer's Avatar
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    s.o.s. advise need new sewing machine

    need to get a new sewing machine I'm afraid fred singer has retired

    looking for one that can do a Denim quilt and other quilts a work horse

    be able to edge aplique items on quilt tops

    no adjusting tentions
    Pegg


    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    What's your price range? I saw the new Viking (Diamond??)demo'd a few weeks ago. It adjusts pressure and tension according to the thickness of your fabric. It's quite pricey but it has some amazing features.
    I use a Brother ULT, no longer made, but it has sewn everything i have asked it too. I find the Brother machines are very user friendly and reliable. My DDs have the less expensive ones from WM but they have had no issues with them at all.

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    price range $150.00-$200.00
    Pegg


    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Quote Originally Posted by fred singer View Post
    price range $150.00-$200.00
    Go to a dealer and see what they have in older, used machines. You'll get a lot more for your money in an old workhorse than you would for a new, cheapy plastic machine. It doesn't matter what machine you get, you'll have to learn to adjust the tension!!

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    Check craigslist in your area.
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    Yup, I agree with Scissor Queen. Look for a nice, vintage machine on CL also...but yes, you need to learn how to adjust your tension if you're going to be sewing with many different types of fabrics.

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    thank-you all will be looking for older machines bought one off of my father-in-law this afternoon
    ***** a WHITE Jeans Machine ***** it made out of metal that's a good start there. And I have used it before.

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    I love my Singer 401A. I sews through everything! I do have ta adjust the tension but that's not hard at all!!
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    I have an old Kenmore and it sure is a workhorse! Go metal all the way and you wont be disappointed!

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    Definitely get a old machine, it'll be well worth the price and you can service it yourself.

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