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    Red face 2 201s? How lucky can you get

    OK I decided to look for a 201 with a bigger bed to quilt on then my 401. checked ebay and there was one going for 75 ending in 6 hours. So I figures what it would cost with shipping and put in a max bid. I'm the high bidder as of right now.

    Then I decided to take a look at CL in nearby cities and found a 201 in a cabinet for $80. I emailed the lady and she left me a voicemail. Now it looks like I'm going to have 2 201s.

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    Double your pleasure,
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    I'm thrilled with the one I got.

    Joe

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    several on ebay to watch...

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    I'm definitely the proud owner of 2 201s. I spoke to the lady on CL and she's saving hers for me till Saturday. This one was her father's and she just wants it to go to a good home. It has a cabinet.

    The other one on ebay doesn't have a cabinet but I figured it would fit nicely in the sewing cabinet my daughter stole from me when I "dragged" her to the thrift stores when I was visiting earlier this month.

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    Hi,

    The 201's are great machines but the wiring insulation is USUALLY shot. Not difficult to rewire but just something to keep in mind. ENJOY!

    Jon

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    which one did you win on ebay??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    which one did you win on ebay??
    $81.00. Ended on Tuesday.

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    Excuse me..... what in the world is a 201....??? Obviously a sewing machine, but.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ArizonaKAT View Post
    OK I decided to look for a 201 with a bigger bed to quilt on then my 401. checked ebay and there was one going for 75 ending in 6 hours. So I figures what it would cost with shipping and put in a max bid. I'm the high bidder as of right now.

    Then I decided to take a look at CL in nearby cities and found a 201 in a cabinet for $80. I emailed the lady and she left me a voicemail. Now it looks like I'm going to have 2 201s.
    I KNOW....... I DON'T KNOW enough about the different "older" sewing machines. Why, pray tell are you so excited about an old sewing machine? What is so great about a "201" and what is it? A Singer? or what?
    I actually own a Featherweight, but can't imagine preferring it over my wonderful Janome 6600 that does all it's tricks and is (gasp) self-threading (almost). Am I missing something about the glory and wonder of old machines or are some of you just a few bricks shy of a full load??? (ha ha, I'm joking you know!!)

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    You'll find out when your electonics, computer, and plastic parts start acting up in a few years or sooner. I'd rather do the grunt work on my old workhorse and leave the computerized embroidery to the Plastic Wonder.

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    Nothing, and I repeat, Nothing, can beat the straight stitching done on the old Singers. And I know of which I speak as my battery of sewing machines run from Husqvarna Viking, Elna, Pfaff, White, Universal, Sears Kenmore, and various others from the early l940s to 2000 or so. I have tried out a few of the new ones at sewing stores and at Paducah for the big show in April; but my newest one is a Gammill in the last year of my 4-year warranty. I learned to machine quilt on an old commercial type sewing machine which had been fitted onto a 12 foot table; bought it at an estate sale and set it up in my sister's living room and we all (four of us) had a ball learning how to quilt on a huge machine that had no governor on it; and none of us sew fast at all. Just push the "go button" and hang on for dear life and follow the pattern with a bent nail pointer.....that one could be written up for "Good Ol' Days" couldn't it....
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