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Thread: Never thought this would happen.

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    Member lynda53's Avatar
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    Never thought this would happen.

    Over the past year I have been piecing quilt tops using both my 301A and 401A and really loving every moment.Last night my son needed his work pants patched so,rather than change feet and thread,I took the cover off my Brother Quattro thinking I would give it a bit of a run.OMG..I absolutely hated using it so I have decided to sell it and just use my old mechanical machines.I have a Janome 350E if I need to do embroidery.

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    Super Member manicmike's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynda53 View Post
    I absolutely hated using it so I have decided to sell it.
    Ha ha. So happy to read that. I had to use my GFs 1980s Janome a few times for doing cuffs (I'd given my Stylist 498 away). A novelty for sure, but couldn't wait to get back to my 319. Now I have a treadled 66 (as well) and only use the 319 when absolutely necessary. Could it be that the older machines have absorbed personality from their years of use? Maybe it could be the computer between the you and the machine.
    They certainly attach to us, don't they?
    Singers: model 12 MOP (1885) Improved Family (1886) 29k58 (1939) 44K11 (1921) 96k41 (1947) 103K (1950) 2 x 201K23 206k11 (1950) 222k (1959) 320k2(1959) 331K4 (1964) 451K145 (1960)
    Pfaff:360 (1959) Necchi Supernova Julia http://tailororfailure.blogspot.com

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    Super Member barri1's Avatar
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    Sure glad I never bought a fancy machine.. I love sewing on my Singer 66, and 99's.. I have a Singer 247 that I need for the zig zag option..

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    Aren't the old machines wonderful!!!!

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    My Singer 1036 that I purchased in 1979 is my zigzag machine and I hate to use it as well. It is no where near the machine that my 15-91 or 66 treadle are.

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    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
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    I got rid of the Janome - the 403, Elna SU, Japanese 15 clone and other old machines are what I love, too.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    I still have a couple of "plastic" machines, but I rarely use them. I am on my FW or 301A daily.

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    I love, love, love my old machines....That is why I use them 99 percent of the time...They knew how to make them years ago...

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    Central NY
    Don't rush to sell your newer machine. i was once enthralled with old machines, too, but eventually went back to modern ones. It's true that some new ones are plastic junk, but a good Janome can be a joy to use.

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    Northern, Utah
    I have kept my older machines for heavy work. I love my electronic machines and use each for different types of sewing. They all have their own quirks and it's just finding out which works best for what.

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