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Thread: Blue Brother, Japanese Clone

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    Blue Brother, Japanese Clone

    Eat your heart out Joe. I bid on this one just for giggles. And I won it. Oh well, at least it is a portable and I can stash it in the closet. There is something about those blue metallic paint jobs that call to me.
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    You meanie you ....... I'll get one eventually.

    I saw that machine and did consider bidding on it but didn't. We're trying to stop acquiring machines for a while. Need to rehome some and make room.

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    I'd be curious if you can FMQ on yours. I had one just like this that I sold. I found it did not like FMQing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    You meanie you ....... I'll get one eventually.

    I saw that machine and did consider bidding on it but didn't. We're trying to stop acquiring machines for a while. Need to rehome some and make room.

    Joe
    If it makes you feel any better Joe, it was local pickup only.

    Candace, I know the feed dogs drop, but I don't know about FMQ on this machine. I have not picked it up yet, perhaps Friday.
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    Was this on E-Bay? If so, how do you find the machines other than putting in a make/ model into the search engine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belfrybat View Post
    Was this on E-Bay? If so, how do you find the machines other than putting in a make/ model into the search engine?
    This sewing machine was on the Goodwill website, Shopgoodwill.org. I have purchased quite a few machines from Goodwill but now I am only bidding on local pickup machines for my area. I also do a weekly lurk through the closest Goodwill stores in my area. Out of the area sewing machines often have a huge shipping charge and there is always the danger of the sewing machine suffering quite a bit of damage by not being packed well.
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    How much are the blue guys????
    never saw one. Joe, you're right, now that i have a fw, i want more!!!!!
    are the blue guys rhe same as a fw, oonly blue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    If it makes you feel any better Joe, it was local pickup only.

    Candace, I know the feed dogs drop, but I don't know about FMQ on this machine. I have not picked it up yet, perhaps Friday.
    Try it and let me know. Feed dogs weren't an issue with mine. It was the pressure on the foot and not being able to move the fabric well, even with all the pressure released. I hope yours does a better job of it.

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    That's the machine my LQS wants $75 for. It is a pretty shade of blue.

    No, Lynnie, these are clones of the Singer 15 so they are much bigger and much heavier than a FW.

    Candace, my MW clone didn't want to FMQ, either. I had to use the Necchi when my 301 had cord issues.

    My only Goodwill purchase was packed with a lot of heavy bubble wrap, but in a flimsy box too big for it. Surprisingly, it arrived in fine condition.

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    In the year + we've been getting machines from GW there has only been 3 here in Springfield. 2 of those I got. We've made 4 trips to IN and brought back 6 machines. That's in addition to the ones they shipped to us.

    If I had to do PUs only in my area I'd have to find another hobby. This area is devoid of good sewing machines.

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