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Thread: Can anyone tell me any info about the machine i have?

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    The Precision machines are great. They stitch well, fast, and they are strong!

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    what is a spa treatment.i see it mentioned a few times.is it something i can do myself. seeing that funds are short here.thank you .. debra
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    watch the videos on the 'sticky' thread on the first page of the vintage forum. Then, search for the thread on 'repairing the shellac coat' on your sewing machine.
    make sure you use the right kind of oil...no matter what your husband or anyone else tells you, they are not all created equal!
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    (proud caretaker of a magenta 221, purple 222, assorted 66's, a 301, a pink Atlas and Monarch, and Granny's 201-2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindypierce View Post
    mine looks just like yours except it says "sew-master". does beautiful FMQ!! parts are fairly easy to get and there are tutorials on fixing him (or her) yourself. have not been able to find a reliable mechanic near Gretna Va. but with all the turorials and help here you don't really need to pay someone else to do what ever it needs. or figure out what it needs done.
    Cindypierce I have yet to find anyone who has one like mine SO EXCITING i would love to see a picture of your machine!

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    You're gonna love it!!!
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    So I detailed and oiled my machine and she looks beautiful! I have been so excited to try it out i couldn't wait to take her for a test drive for the very first time! Not only was this my first time using this machine it was my first time using a sewing machine ever!!!!! I was so scared!!!! After a couple test runs i decided to hem my curtians that i have been wanting to do forever now. So with the help of my hubby the curtians came out nice, a little uneven but nice for my first time.

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    Yayyyyyyyyy! How cool is that????

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    It was very cool! I'm just so nervous when I am using the machine. Its like I'm learning to drive again for the first time. I'm so scared. I'm a beginnner at quilting and sewing but I am so determined to learn! Any advice?

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    Advice? A sewing machine is a de facto extension of your hands. Work with it-and work out what it likes and what it doesn't (two identical machines can act as different as night and day.)Play with it with different threads, needles, adjustments, materials, attachments-there is very little chance that you are going to cause irreparable damage by playing with it, the worst that happens usually is that you have to readjust it from generic specs, and even that isn't the end of the world. Sewing machines by their nature are user-friendly, almost anyone can make a sewing machine "do its duty" when they have to; but to do it well, and with some degree of consistency, you have to study it in action. Does it like to work cloth to one side? Does it have a sweet spot for golden stitching? How does it prefer its bobbins? When does it want its drink of oil? Is there a certain place the machine always wants to stop when you stop giving it juice? Learn these, and you can't help but become a better operator. Operator isn't even the right word, I can't bring the right one to mind. I can "operate" plenty of different machines, but there are three specific machines I am any good on, and all three took some getting acquainted with. It sounds like a cop-out, but do all you can to change the status of the machine from "a sewing machine" to "YOUR sewing machine" Cheers! Chaz

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    I just looked at a similar machine in a second hand store. That machine has "Made in Japan",on the silver medallion below the forward and backward control. It's labelled, " Mercury Electric Sewing Machine. The numbers underneath the machine are ,MODR3l and TA132619. The store says that the machine does work and they are asking $60.00 for it. It has, I believe, the original electric cord. Can anyone tell me if this is a good machine? I want to buy it to teach my granddaughter to sew. I live in MA. Thanks for any help.

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