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Thread: Musings from the Miller ...... antique machines are better.

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    Hey Joe, I read a post about a singer 4622 you have.If you still own it,would you sell it ? L.W.

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    OK, I hereby confess that I have a new Bernina 8 series machine. The one that has an 11 1/2 inch harp and is referred to as a 'sewing computer'. It is nice to sew quilts on because it secures the thread at beginning and end, and then cuts the thread for me. The tension on it is wonderful. And the store had a cutaway machine, and guess what- it is all metal under the plastic.
    With that said, I swap freely depending on what I am doing. Right now all sewing is being done on a Pfaff 130(as I am doing leather). Heavy quilts get done on either the 201 or Morse IV depending on if I need more than straight stitch. I have a stack of others that are awaiting repair or repaint.
    I am 54 but love a lot of things that are older than I am- Sinatra for instance. I see the vintage machines as having a wealth of experience they can whisper to me.
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    I'm a Queen.... at least my pantyhose say I am!


    (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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    I am so laughing at this thread! I understand where you are coming from! I have a Janome 10001 and only use it for embroidery. For sewing and quilting, I use my 15-91, my 66 or my 27 treadle. I have a new Volkswagen CC Sport. I drive it to church and to the grocery store. For my fun driving, I have a 78 VW bug convertible (Champagne Edition). My DGD went on a youth trip and when they got home, I picked her up in Matilda II (the bug). She was humiliated. She said I was becoming eccentric. She said driving a 34 year old convertible, wearing a big ole green sun hat, and having 2 dogs in the back seat in their car seats was eccentric. I told her that I didn't think so--only one of the dogs had on sun glasses. The other one just had on a hat. What's becoming of our kids today?????

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    My first car was an old '65 VW squareback, nicknamed the Tomato Soup Can. The floor was rotted out, headlight rims falling off, sunroof frequently stuck partly open, no heat, etc. I Loved that thing! I learned a lot about servicing it myself- timing, gapping the plugs, running jump start. To me it was beautiful. About 3 years ago I started collecting some treadles and FWs and have done some basic maintenance on them. I greatly appreciate the knowledge shared so freely on this Board. I have a lightweight Brother plastic machine for carrying to sew ins, but at home I use my '76 Kenmore or other machine. No balking at heavy seams, hissy fit about mild lint buildup, or bouncing across the table. I appreciate a simple machine that was made to last. I don't have time to sew a lot, so I don't have patience with a fussy machine. Antique or vintage machines are beautiful to me. I Love the gold decals, and colored machines that look like vintage 2 tone Chevys. White plastic says "cheap" and "fragile".

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. View Post
    Hey Joe, I read a post about a singer 4622 you have.If you still own it,would you sell it ? L.W.
    L.W.,

    Yes we still have it. However my wife has taken a liking to the multitude of stretch patterns on it so we'll be keeping it.

    Joe

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