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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by Suzi
    That is very UNattractive and a total loss for quilters since that harp area is so tiny. What were they thinking? No thank you - I would have absolutely no use for one of those!

    Okay I can see now that you all can not see what I am seeing with the machine and I hope that when it is out on the floor for everyone to play with that they will be able to catch the subtle things that make this quite the nice machine. Take some time and really study it and you will know why I want to buy a couple........... And yes this machine will be sought after like the Centennial in a few years.

    Billy
    We'll have to agree to disagree on this one:>

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    I am with you Billy, wouldn't mind taking that one for a test run!
    quote=Lostn51]
    Quote Originally Posted by Suzi
    That is very UNattractive and a total loss for quilters since that harp area is so tiny. What were they thinking? No thank you - I would have absolutely no use for one of those!

    Okay I can see now that you all can not see what I am seeing with the machine and I hope that when it is out on the floor for everyone to play with that they will be able to catch the subtle things that make this quite the nice machine. Take some time and really study it and you will know why I want to buy a couple........... And yes this machine will be sought after like the Centennial in a few years.

    Billy[/quote]

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    I think the new Singer looks kind of interesting, but I don't buy machines for what they look like - I buy them for how they sew. New Singer machines have a generally bad reputation, and it will take a lot of convincing me that they have changed that reputation. Until I'm convinced the machine will have quality to last it won't be on my shopping list.

    Pam

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    Well like I said I want a couple of them but you and I all know that nothing will ever come between me and my vintage machines. I would pick them over anything plastic anyday.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by Suzi
    That is very UNattractive and a total loss for quilters since that harp area is so tiny. What were they thinking? No thank you - I would have absolutely no use for one of those!

    Okay I can see now that you all can not see what I am seeing with the machine and I hope that when it is out on the floor for everyone to play with that they will be able to catch the subtle things that make this quite the nice machine. Take some time and really study it and you will know why I want to buy a couple........... And yes this machine will be sought after like the Centennial in a few years.

    Billy
    Since I won't be around in 50 or 60 years to redeem the value because it's an anniversary model, I don't think it's worth the $$....my kids can make their own investments!
    Besides...the Centenial models don't sell for more than what our moms and grandmoms paid for them...~shrug~ Sewing machines are simply NOT a hot item..look at what we get our old machines for...unless it's rare, and trust me, they'll make enough of these for it not to be rare, sewing machines aren't a smart investment.

    Just my two cents.

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    [quote=QuiltnCowgirl][quote=jljack]
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    OK...I'm really not much impressed with the looks!! I'm kinda disappointed. Didn't they go out and ask the vintage lovers for advice? :shock:
    I'm not very impressed either. And aren't the machines made by the "new" Singer company not as good? I'm definitely not chomping at the bit to run out & get one. Especially for $500-$600.
    Just think of all the cool vintage machines you can purchase with that money!!! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by Suzi
    That is very UNattractive and a total loss for quilters since that harp area is so tiny. What were they thinking? No thank you - I would have absolutely no use for one of those!

    Okay I can see now that you all can not see what I am seeing with the machine and I hope that when it is out on the floor for everyone to play with that they will be able to catch the subtle things that make this quite the nice machine. Take some time and really study it and you will know why I want to buy a couple........... And yes this machine will be sought after like the Centennial in a few years.

    Billy
    Since I won't be around in 50 or 60 years to redeem the value because it's an anniversary model, I don't think it's worth the $$....my kids can make their own investments!
    Besides...the Centenial models don't sell for more than what our moms and grandmoms paid for them...~shrug~ Sewing machines are simply NOT a hot item..look at what we get our old machines for...unless it's rare, and trust me, they'll make enough of these for it not to be rare, sewing machines aren't a smart investment.

    Just my two cents.
    I agree that sewing machines are NOT great investments. Fun to sew with, YES!! Only if the market is right will you be able to make some money, but never a fortune.

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    [quote=QuiltnCowgirl][quote=jljack]
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    This reminds me of my daughter's Janome Threadbanger T-30, just that Singer added some different stitches. Nothing special here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by Suzi
    That is very UNattractive and a total loss for quilters since that harp area is so tiny. What were they thinking? No thank you - I would have absolutely no use for one of those!

    Okay I can see now that you all can not see what I am seeing with the machine and I hope that when it is out on the floor for everyone to play with that they will be able to catch the subtle things that make this quite the nice machine. Take some time and really study it and you will know why I want to buy a couple........... And yes this machine will be sought after like the Centennial in a few years.

    Billy
    Since I won't be around in 50 or 60 years to redeem the value because it's an anniversary model, I don't think it's worth the $$....my kids can make their own investments!
    Besides...the Centenial models don't sell for more than what our moms and grandmoms paid for them...~shrug~ Sewing machines are simply NOT a hot item..look at what we get our old machines for...unless it's rare, and trust me, they'll make enough of these for it not to be rare, sewing machines aren't a smart investment.

    Just my two cents.
    Charlee, I have to agree - none of mine are a very sound investment unless I want them for sewing. That old $100 (+ or -) Singer 403 will do so much - it's a whole lot of bang for the buck. I marvel at how well machined those were - I wonder what those new ones look like inside... A jolt of electric isn't going to fry my 403's ability to make decorative stitches or a buttonhole. I can stick a magnet strip to catch pins right on there and nothing bad will happen to my machine... AND my old Singer machines will sew jeans material with out coughing and gagging.

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    [quote=vintagemotif][quote=QuiltnCowgirl]
    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    OK...I'm really not much impressed with the looks!! I'm kinda disappointed. Didn't they go out and ask the vintage lovers for advice? :shock:
    I'm not very impressed either. And aren't the machines made by the "new" Singer company not as good? I'm definitely not chomping at the bit to run out & get one. Especially for $500-$600.
    Just think of all the cool vintage machines you can purchase with that money!!! :lol:
    OH MY LET'S DO A PRETEND!!! Look on your local CL and see how many machines you can buy for $500. I wonder who will find the most!

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