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

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    Senior Member sew wishful's Avatar
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    If I posted a pic of a cabinet could someone here tell me what should go in it? The hole measures 7" x 14" with about a 1" x 3" piece cut out on the left of the machine by the bobbin plate. I love the cabinet but none of the Singers fit in it. Wish I could find a machine to fit it. Or a name or something on it. One large deep drawer on it on the right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl View Post
    Ok tell me if I'm being too picky lol but I really want one of the neat colored ones. A two tone would be awesome! So I cruise right on by the black ones. Silly girl...but hey...not like I have to find one today right?

    So are you thinking this machine on CL is not one to look at? I'll go check out shopgoodwill. Been watching CL & Ebay. Will see what's "new" at SGW.
    I don't understand...the one you linked to has really neat colors. It's adorable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    I don't understand...the one you linked to has really neat colors. It's adorable.
    I guess I took Janice's "no comment" about the one I posted and then pointing out the ones on SGW as an indicator that this is not one I would want to go look at? Tried to read between the lines. Never was very good at that lol.

    I guess I'll go ahead & go see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl View Post
    I guess I took Janice's "no comment" about the one I posted and then pointing out the ones on SGW as an indicator that this is not one I would want to go look at? Tried to read between the lines. Never was very good at that lol.

    I guess I'll go ahead & go see it.
    Go and take a look and make a lower offer. The machine itself is very similar to my pink atlas, and it is my best FMQer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by melinda1962 View Post
    Go and take a look and make a lower offer. The machine itself is very similar to my pink atlas, and it is my best FMQer.
    Thank you! That is good to know since I want it to be my "go-to" machine for FMQ. Just talked to my brother & we are going to go look at it tomorrow (he is my body guard whenever I go to look at something on CL )

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    The handy little FW and I have been traveling this weekend, so I need to catch back up around here!

    I did have another Red Eye (G0454177, Nov. 13, 1923) follow me home on Friday from an estate sale. I think it was cold and lonely sitting on a garage floor. Either that or it didn't want to be made into a lamp like the man watching the door and taking money suggested because it firmly attached itself to my hand and stayed there for the half-block walk to my car. Why do people always look shocked when you say you're going to use one of these sewing machines for sewing??? It doesn't move well and needs a good cleaning, but no rust, and the only decal wear I see is on the bed where it was used. I think I'm going to switch out the presser bar (side-clamp) and put it on the one I have already treadled (back-clamp).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Crud!! I so wish I was closer to this one...I *could* have my MIL pick it up for me, except that she only has a little car!! A little more spendy than I usually go for, but this is an EARLY 15!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not sure of the sub-model, but I do know finding one of these is almost like finding hen's teeth!!

    http://boise.craigslist.org/atq/2733003286.html
    You could get that in a very small car. Just take the machine out and put it on the front seat floor. Remove the legs... Then put the top on the back seat. Then take the legs apart and put them on the front seat... Am I an enabler or what??? You would be amazed at what I haul home in my little Honda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpeters1200 View Post
    Maybe we should use him as a boat anchor. His wife must be thrilled!
    Now that's a great thought...what a sicko this person must be......Creeps me out...
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    someone please help! I bought that treadle machine today and I want to show it off but can't figure out how to post a picture. Or is there a help page I can go to?
    Last edited by crewsemj; 12-05-2011 at 05:21 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl View Post
    Thank you! That is good to know since I want it to be my "go-to" machine for FMQ. Just talked to my brother & we are going to go look at it tomorrow (he is my body guard whenever I go to look at something on CL )
    Cool. But, likely it won't be able to drop the feed dogs. Not that this is a deal breaker. My Morse and 185 don't drop their feed dogs and I can still FMQ with them. Yes, having the feed dogs drop is better, but the harp space is very important too.

    My opinion about the Goodwill site....I've never seen a machine go for what you can get it locally! The machines go for way more than they're worth, usually. The shipping is a huge amount of the costs..and you can't return if there's a problem and they're typically not tested except to say it powers on. Big deal, that doesn't mean it sews. At least with ebay there's recourse if the machine doesn't work. I know Goodwill is a great cause, but I would only buy there if there were NO ebay and NO Craigslist(locally). If I had a friend picking up the machine who could check it out for me, that would be something I may consider. But, any machine I've ever even looked twice at the Goodwill site goes way over what it should really sell for.
    Last edited by Candace; 12-05-2011 at 05:49 PM.

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