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

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    I know exactly what you mean Melinda! I want at least one of everything with each style of decals! However...my home won't allow that, and neither will the spousal unit!

    It'll be hard to turn loose of the 9W...it was my first treadle. I won't have as much trouble with the e-machines...but that rose decaled cabinet with the New Florence in it is going to tug a bit...
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    Quote Originally Posted by melinda1962 View Post
    Charlee, I feel for you trying to decide which machines to let go. I will make my 50 by 50 (machines by the time my 50th birthday rolls around) when we clean out my mama's house next weekend, and then I am going to thin my herd as well. I have a few sentimental ones, but need the room, and have pics of all the machines at work, and the project they made, so I am planning to rehome some by the summer. I have treated them well, and will look for good homes for them. I think I mostly want to want them, and fix them up and make them sew, if that makes any sense. Because then I am pretty well done with them.
    That's me too. I like messing with them. If I get one that already works I seem to have to fine tune it or get rid of it. It's sort of like working a puzzle.

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    Yep... I like tinkering too...but I also LOVE the cabinets!! The prettier or more unique the cabinet is, the more likely the machine is to follow me home!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Yep... I like tinkering too...but I also LOVE the cabinets!! The prettier or more unique the cabinet is, the more likely the machine is to follow me home!
    Charlee, I also love the cabinets, but the problem with that is the space they need! I think a lot of us who have been on this board a while have come to the conclusion that we need to thin out our machines! You know by now which machine you really like and which ones you can live without. I have all the treadles I want. I have my favorites, so I too am going to thin things out this spring and summer. The problem I see right now is that our Craigslist is inudated with sewing machines and they are not selling! Maybe, cause everyone thinks they have a gold mine!

    Nancy
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    Candace, did you buy that black 301 that I saw on Craigslist yesterday or the day before? I went back to try and find it and it is gone! It was really nice. Someone from Sacramento was selling it for a very reasonable asking price, way under $100. I can't find it now. I was going to go get it! I hope you got that one! Anyway, someone knew what it was and snatched that baby up quick!

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    I am watching the discussion about finding a new home for machines with a lot of interest. I haven't been doing this long, but I am going to need to let some go too at some point. I wonder just what sort of luck people have had with CL. How else have y'all sold machines with good results? I've noticed that one of the local auction places seems to run high on price, but on the local (smaller) CL, they just sit there (priced a bit too high in my estimation). Sewing machines don't seem to last long at the local Goodwill either, so people do take them home.

    Good luck finding new homes for your babies Charlee! I know which ones I'd keep out of mine if I were limited to a certain number, but thinking about having to let the others go is still sad.
    I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!

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    I found that you have to moderate but firm prices on CL and be patient. Give out plenty of info with good pictures. Don't bother with "it was grandmas, serious inquiry only" Put your phone number in but make it so that it isn't something someone can automatically dial. (1-123-321-1234) will come up on someones cell some how and they can dial it but (1-123-one two three -1234) is ok. Allow emails with new titles & their phone numbers. Don't look at the ones that come back with your same title or wanting to know if you will lend them money or what ever. Read the safety info on CL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    As a gentleman would do, Hank the Tank that ugly colored Singer 328k that served me well was kind enough to give up his seat for pretty lady. Eunice, the Necchi Supernova Ultra, does look lovely sitting in that straight-leg treadle. I'm keeping Hank with honor. He will sit next to the Cowboy, National Two Spools, on my shelf, and the two of them can do as most men do-watch in admiration. Eunice treadles very nicely; and true to a Necchi, she is quiet and SWEET.

    As a kid, I never got to use the decorative stitching cams on my mother's Necchi Supernova. So now, I'm looking forward to exploring this area of the machine and using the decorative stitches in my quilts.

    As I have stated many times before, these vintage ladies and gents do have a way of finding their new steward.
    This one sat patiently waiting for me.

    The most interesting element in obtaining this machine is a feeling of completeness has enveloped me. And with that proclamation, I'm off to quilt.
    Monica, I love the way you have described the switching of the machines! I have to admit I think that Necchi looks much better in the treadle than that 328 did! Yep, we are all figuring out which machines we really like and which ones we can set aside! I love my 319 in treadle, I doubt I ever switch that baby out for any other machine!

    I am so glad you found your Necchi! Enjoy your quilting! I can't wait to see what you make with your new machine!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    I am watching the discussion about finding a new home for machines with a lot of interest. I haven't been doing this long, but I am going to need to let some go too at some point. I wonder just what sort of luck people have had with CL. How else have y'all sold machines with good results? I've noticed that one of the local auction places seems to run high on price, but on the local (smaller) CL, they just sit there (priced a bit too high in my estimation). Sewing machines don't seem to last long at the local Goodwill either, so people do take them home.

    Good luck finding new homes for your babies Charlee! I know which ones I'd keep out of mine if I were limited to a certain number, but thinking about having to let the others go is still sad.
    I think the problem is Bennett, that most of us have not 'sold' machines! We just buy them! I have re-homed a few - to friends and to Hospice. I have not sold a machine yet. I will watch Craigslist, but I don't buy much from Craigslist. I love the hunt and the surprise of the yard sales, barn sales, estate sales, flea markets! My DH and I like to go hunting on a Saturday morning. We may not find anything but the hunt is so much fun - when we do find something it is just the icing on the cake.

    Nancy

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    OMG! I was just talking to the spousal unit and telling him which machines I was planning to post and everytime I would point one out, he'd say, "but you wanted that one"... "we worked hard on that one"..."that was your first one"...."I don't know, it's pretty cute..." and finally, "What's wrong with making a couple of payments on the credit card?"
    I get to keep my babies!!
    ~happy dance~ I think he loves me!!
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