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NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first
Those industrial ones, right? I know, they're so cool. I've never sewn on an industrial machine, but I'd like to give one a whirl.
One more post on the subject. If you go to a computer that does not normally access the QB, and do a search for vintage machines, guess what pops up? We do have an influence on the sellers that are researching, whether they're selling on ebay or Craig's List. I've seen TONS of listings that say, "This machine (usually a 15-91 or a 201-2) is VERY popular with quilters".
That's all on that subject other than we all need to remember that the things we type don't always come across the way we meant for them to. I know I've offended a few folks from time to time, with no intention of doing so. Of course, I've also offended one or two and it was exactly what I was aiming for! (Most of the time tho, it was innocent and unintended!!)
Different subject! Went junkin' today...didn't find much. Did find some nice quilting books, older ones, got 5 for $10.
OH!! And I saw some "Domestic" attachments, Domestic buttonholer, and a manual for a Domestic 153, for $6....I can go back tomorrow if anyone needs them...just let me know! (These are "top clamp" attachments)
One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.
Well, here is my happy thought for today!! I had a dream come true last week when the FedEx truck delivered a perfectly wrapped, and shipped with no problems, Yellow Brother Window-Matic Sewing Machine that I pm-ed a nice lady that I knew had it and asked what she wanted for it. And thank you, Miriam, for selling me that machine. It sews so well, and it also is beyond beautiful. It has the same shape as the Atlas Family, so looks cool on my shelf with them. I have to think of a good project to make with it, and none of my machines has a name except this one. Yes, Miriam. I haven't had a chance to post pics, but it is righteous, to say the least.
So, now the race is on to find the Red One, because I am always lurking, I mean looking. Also, I bought a White Jeans Machine at a yard sale for $5 with a low shank hopping quilting foot in the accessory drawer. I was thoroughly stoked when I saw it. The machine has issues, but I researched one that sold on Ebay for $90, so I am ok with my $5.
Edited to add: I agree with Miriam, the bobbins are a b**** to load and kitty quilt inspectors also don't help matters much.
Last edited by chris_quilts; 05-29-2012 at 06:53 PM.
I meant to behave......but there were too many other options