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Last edited by BoJangles; 02-19-2012 at 06:31 AM.
Ok, I got my new one and only 301 from Cathy yesterday! I played with her at Girls Night Out last night! She is wonderful to use, but I need to get a 1/4" foot. I am so use to using a 1/4" foot that I had a hard time keeping my seams a perfect 1/4" so I had to switch to my FW! I also did not know about the screw under the bed that lowers the feed dogs! Cathy showed me how to lower those feed dogs! Geeze, if any of you need sewing machine parts, etc., Cathy is the person to see. She has everything you could want and she is so organized! I also, picked up some attachments, feet, slide plates, bobbins, darning plate for my 319w, which really excited me! I got some needles for Kathie's new Free Westinghouse too! Thank you Cathy! I know I am going to love this new 301. It is so purrrrty, and easy to take to classes with the handle on top!
Last edited by BoJangles; 02-19-2012 at 06:44 AM.
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Nancy, Congrats on getting your 301. It will be a good on to do pieces on. I love the ones I have.
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I know, I know, Charlee got you all to wondering what's new in my world but I already spilled the beans in the title.
We have a local 'rag' called Uncle Henry's (UH) that is similar to Craigslist where folks buy, trade and sell. My dh's brother called yesterday to say he saw a 'White' treadle for sale in New Hampshire. Not that I need another machine but something made me hop onto the UH's website - btw, if you're not a subscriber, you only get to view some of the posts. I spied this machine. HOLY HANNAH!! I don't know much yet about A & V machines but I knew this machine doesn't come a dime a dozen (please pardon the cliche). I tried getting hold of my not-so-local mentor for her opinion and advice but imagine, she probably has a life :-) So a quick drive by the ATM for cash and we're off. The seller's asking price was $85. He was thrilled to hear I would be using her and not reselling it. The price agreed upon by the men left enough to pay our entrance into the dance last night - can you imagine?! I would have paid the $85 and split town so fast before the seller had a chance or wanted to renig.
She's a darling little thing and I can't wait to try her out. Dh found a length of belt (so I can skip the too-skinny pantyhose idea) so the only thing left to do is to get her slide plates opened and change the bobbin winder ring. We have her setting with some lub along the plate edges. If you have any suggestions, please, let me know. We have tried a dowel and rubber mallet and tapping in the finger groove but she's fairly locked in. The shuttle is in place. With the exception of the marring on the front slide plate she looks pretty darn good. Her table will need some work come spring time. The seller says there was a 'box of attachments and stuff' that is in the attic. He promised to try and locate it and call me with seven days. What a guy!
And a huge 'Thank you and a hug' to my west coast friend, who wrote back 'OMG!! GO GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!
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