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Thread: OMG, now I found eBay.

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    Exclamation OMG, now I found eBay.

    This is bad. I sold my Viking Quilt Designer II because I had more machines than I need. This afternoon I heard the words come out of my mouth "I'm thinking about selling the Viking Mega Quilter if I am enjoying these old machines so much. Especially if we're bidding on eBay". Who knew I would enjoy vintage more than the new ones. I have a Bernina 640 and a White Pearl that I know I'll keep but I'm seriously thinking about getting rid of the Viking. I'm a LA Quilter anyway what do I need that fmq 9" throat for? Am I nuts?
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    not knowing if the other domestic machines quilt ... but what if you need to quilt a small piece? A wall hanging, place mats, table runner? Would you want to load one of these small pieces up on a long arm?

    Just something to think about.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Yup, I put on everything on the LA. It's a 14' APQS Milennium with Intelliquilter. I wouldn't even attempt fmq although I used to do freehand embroidery on the domestic. Why give up these vintage beauties for a new one that is only straight stitch when I don't fmq? Meeting with a sewing group this today, think I'll see what they think it's worth.
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    I don't think you are any more nuts than any of us that love vintage machines-------there is just "something" about them! I only have my Bernina and mid arm Pfaff (on a frame) and am seriously considering finding a new home for the Bernina except it does embroidery. Enjoy the adventure!

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    after a fire when I lost my old singer I bought a Brother NX450 Q It was about $800 all together. i really dislike that machine. Has a tinker toy for a foot peddle. I can't do patchwork on it . It slops off to the side every time I sew over a seam. ( well I do anyway). It insists on making an extra stitch every time I quit sewing. I finally did figure out how to default the needle position to the center after I broke 3 needles. And the 30 dollar 1/4 foot does not do a 1/4 seam.
    Anyway enough whining .. I got on E-Bay and bought a 301 , the thing purrs ,straight as an arrow over all seams. I
    slapped a $2. magnet down on the plate for 1/4 seams , although the plate cover has a very good marker. Wish I had my $800. back

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    Yes, I feel the same about the 2 Brother machines I have. Doesn't Janome have something to do with Brother? I do know Brother started in England, originally. My Janome Horizon has a built in walking foot and it is fantastic. How did I even quilt without it? And the automatic thread cutter is to die for. I also have half a dozen vintage machines. Each one lhas a purpose. Some are better at certain stitches. You will eventually find a machine to suit. Don't give up.
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    I agree and sometimes (often) think of selling my Bernina. I have a treadle 15-91, a featherweight, a Singer clone 15-91 and a 403. I love them all and each one is a bit different and so much fun to sew on and never burp or spit at you!
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    here is one that just sold on ebay....you could buy a couple vintage machines for that money!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/200764380517...84.m1438.l2649

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    I sure would like to get more than that for my Mega Quilter. It does sew great and would be great for fmq. But the old ones are more fun.
    Cheryl Robinson
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