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Thread: How many sewing machines is to many?

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    Super Member kitsykeel's Avatar
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    Just picked up my 12th today. A 1972 Domestic, like brand new, for $16.00 in cabinet. I have a penchant for those in cabinets or maybe that is what I tend to find mostly. Anyway, as long as there is another wall with some space, I say go for it. Altough pretty soon I'll be running out of walls.

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    until maybe 6 months ago I owned one , I now own 16 and have bought 20

    when out ofg wall space , I found cabinet models are big enough to put a portable on, but then it's a good place for a plant also .. LOL.. you don't have to water a sewing machine very often

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    Super Member AshleyR's Avatar
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    My husband found a Necchi for $15 yesterday. I went and tested it and it was worth $15 but I made myself walk away. I don't know why I torture myself!! I have 3 machines in the house, two of them are waiting on parts to run perfectly. I also have 2 in the graveyard.
    I think my magic number seems to be 4. When I have 4, I feel like I need to get rid of one and right now, I'd love to sell my old Singer.
    I'm afraid all our savings has gone to car repairs ($5000 in the past 2 months on 3 vehicles) and my son had an accident yesterday at summer camp and I can't *wait* to get that hospital bill! So, even tho I did have the $15 to buy old Necchi, now is not the time for her to come home with me.

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    Senior Member sewred's Avatar
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    Happily buried in a heap of fabric in Indiana!
    I last counted that my husband and I have about 30 so No as long as you have room I don't think you can have too many! 80)
    Sew, sew, it's the threads that keep love together :>} I love sunbonnet sue,old-fashioned things like 1950's or older housewife things, and like hankies,tea towels and aprons . Thanks to some lovely members on here I now have lots of aprons in my collection !!

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    Member royllsister's Avatar
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    One can never have too many; LOL !!!! Me?.. 13 + 3 toy size.... do I sew on all of them? Nope, lol. Does it matter? Nope.

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    Super Member lovelyl's Avatar
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    You got a great deal. As to your question re: how many is to many. Hmmmm... not sure I understand the concept of having too many sewing machines...
    There may be times we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. - Elie Wiesel

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    I have 10 and have my eye on one at Goodwill. Hoping someone will buy it and remove the temtation. LOL
    You can get older, but you never have to grow up!

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    Senior Member ppquilter's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by royllsister View Post
    One can never have too many; LOL !!!! Me?.. 13 + 3 toy size.... do I sew on all of them? Nope, lol. Does it matter? Nope.
    MORE IS BETTER, just keep repeating that...............
    I just got home recently from an anniv. vacation (36 years) with 2 toy machines (now i have 50 little machines) and 2 full sized machines, one in a case and one in a cabnit. So now i have probably 30 plus full sized machines and 3 FW. got the 2 new full sized machines for $35, one is a Pfaff 130, blk in cabnit and other is an Adler,gr, made in West Germany. Will get them pics up soon in my albums. But I told DH I didn't have a Pfaff or Adler and price was sooooooo good!
    Born to Quilt, Forced to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judy363905 View Post
    Don't you wish you could sew on two machines at one time LOL I still have my 830 Record from 1974 -- she still sews a great stitch... Enjoy your 730 Record

    Judy in Phx, AZ
    O, wouldn't that be wonderful to be able to sew on more than one at a time... why, I would get through my fabric stash in no time and be able to go buy more

    I also have my Bernina Record 830 from about 1974. She has never failed me yet.


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    Well, I have a guest house on my property that, when we get it cleaned out (we just moved here a few months ago) will be my sewing studio. All of my sewing room has been packed up for the better part of a year now due to our move and remodeling etc going on here, and since that time I've acquired a serger, a treadle, a new industrial machine, 3 vintage (60's & 70's) machines, and a new embroidery machine. I already had 2 antique singers, a mid-arm, an embroidery machine, and 2 other machines...good thing my hubby loves me.

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