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    In reading the comments in this section, I wonder why so many people have several sewing machines. It must take up so much room. Just wondering.

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    I think part of it, well for me anyway, is I love having a back-up so I'm never w/o a machine.
    But also those old ones are so wonderful! I've gotten really interested in old machines. They are workhorses.
    You're right about room though. I need to get another table for my old ones. A Featherweight is small though and very portable. I can use mine anywhere or take it to a class.
    Also for me it's a little like my fabric addiction lol

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    You are right But I have the one I use all the time, one set up with the quilting frame, my serger, the embroidery machine, and the one I found at a sale(one of the first computerized machines made), my grandmas Singer, the one I found in the cellar all mud turned out to be qute a find, and an old White someone gave me. I have found out I like older machines quite alot.Even if I don't use them all.Oh and I have the one we bought the kids to learn on a cheap Brother, that I love to quilt on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matraina
    In reading the comments in this section, I wonder why so many people have several sewing machines. It must take up so much room. Just wondering.
    We're just 'sewing machine nuts'. Not me, personally, I only have four and one long arm.

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    back up, and it seams some machines do certain things better than others, so we tend to get a machine that does what we like to do best. Like a serger does finish seams for clothing best, and fast so we have a serger, well I do. some machines do stright stitch really well so have to have one of them, some do free motion great, you get the picture LOL

    only have 4 and a serger right now but hoping to get a FW and another 7570 Pfaff, would trade all 3 of my W&G for a FW

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    I have an embroidery machine that I just use for embroidery and it's decorative stitches, a machine I piece and quilt on, an older back up machine and an old Singer that was my Grama's.
    I am looking for a treadle and FW, I plan on using them too :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by matraina
    In reading the comments in this section, I wonder why so many people have several sewing machines. It must take up so much room. Just wondering.
    That's what closets, attics and basements are for.

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    I only have 2 machines because I do not have room for any more. In my sewing room nor in my closets. I have one set up
    for piecing. And one set up for machine embroidery. I can work on a couple different projects this way. Depending what I feel like doing, piecing or embroidering. My Bernina is so heavy it was becoming a chore to change it over and adding the module. Simpler to set up two machines. They use different needles, bobbins and bobbin thread. This way it is less
    confusing changing everything over. Really saves a lot of time as well. My muscles just aren't what they used to be. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Quote Originally Posted by matraina
    In reading the comments in this section, I wonder why so many people have several sewing machines. It must take up so much room. Just wondering.
    That's what closets, attics and basements are for.
    No way!! Not mine. :D

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    Thanks, everyone. Very interesting.

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