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Thread: Sad to let my machine go

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    I have had the same feelings, but knowing I sold my machine to a good family helped in parting with it. I keep in touch with the lady periodically, which is nice, too.

    Enjoy your new Janome! Once you get comfortable with features on this machine, you will wonder how you could have survived with the older one. I feel this way about my new Babylock Ellegante.

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    I haven't been able to part with any machine until it is totally dead :roll: And then I left it at the repair shop, too painful to do anything else :cry: So I totally understand

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    Well, when my dad and hubby got me my Pfaff Tiptronic in 2001, they traded in my old (1996) Singer. I was not sad to see it go at all! However, my oldest son who was 8 at the time, started yelling for me to come that Grandaddy and Dad were going to get rid of my sewing machine! He was so upset! So was DH since now I knew what they were up to!

    When I got my Bernina, I kept the Pfaff even though the tension was off on anything other than a straight stitch. I am glad I did, now. It went into the garage and then into the attic which irritated DH since he says we have too much stuff. Well, I got a call from the sewing teacher at our kids' school. She wanted to know if I knew anyone selling a cheap machine since one of the classroom machines had bit the dust and there was no money to replace it this year. I told her about the Pfaff and its problems, but she was so happy to borrow it. The kids took turns sewing on it since it was so much better than the other classroom ones. So I feel I helped the kids enjoy sewing and quilting just a little bit more. Maybe they will stick with it.

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    You did great service! Hope kids keep stitching!!!!!

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    I am sure I would feel sad if I had to give up my machine, but maybe you can think of the new quilter that will buy your old machine and how happy it will make her.

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    I bought a new-to-me (used) Viking Designer 1 sewing & Embroidery machine on eBay about 3 years ago. When I finally started using it this year, I just couldn't bear to give up my original 33 year-old Viking that's a year older than my daughter is. Although it's developing tension problems that the Viking repairman can't keep up with, I just can't bear to get rid of my first sewing machine that I love so much! So I do indeed know exactly how you feel!

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    I still have my first machine, my Featherweight. I bought it used from the Singer dealer for $200, in 1959. The selling point...? No matter how many years you keep this one, it will always be worth what you are paying now as a trade-in. That selling point convinced hubby that it was a good deal , and we could barely afford to make the payments, but I got it. Was that salesman physic or what???LOL Bought a brand new Kenmore in the early 70's,was in 7th heaven with it, all those pretty stitches!! Just gave it away last year to a young mother who couldn'T afford to buy one, and I had my Memory Craft that is 20 years old, so I didn't think I needed two. Well, I thought I did, hubby didn't ! But it was my choice, so now I am thinking I'd sure like a new one with all the bells and whistles , would love the newer ones that let you download embroidery designs. But guess what? I still hang onto and use that Featherweight!!

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    Aw, just think how wonderful that new machine is going to be!

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    First mistake, telling DH about the trade in. LOL.

    Congrats on the new machine. I heard it's fantastic!
    If you don't have a back up machine then the trade in price wasn't worth giving up a nice dependable loved machine.

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    I can not seem to part with one until it is dead. In fact I will take old ones that folks are getting rid of just to see if they work or if I can get them fixed. I have my Mom's old Singer in a cabinet. Want get rid of it even when it completely quits. I will always keep the old ones if they work even if I get a new one.

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