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Also don't discount the MW machines. I have a couple of them some where. From what I've seen they aren't bad machines.
Also I would like to start something about the Japanese zzers - I have a few of them. I have one that is going to take some major work - come and get it... It could be done but I just don't have the patience for that one. I just hate rusted needle bars and bobbin areas and rusted, pitted chrome all over the place. I would much rather see 3 in 1 oil residue.
NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill
Have fun Charlee!
Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.
Miriam, I never thought about the nose and being able to see what you are working on!!!!! What a great little tidbit of knowledge! So that is why I don't like certain machines and love others! I never thought about it before you brought that information forward! I have a blue Morse like Charlee's new Morse - I tried to sew with that machine and hated it! Charlee let us know how you feel after trying to piece or do something involved with that machine - maybe it was just me!
Thanks again everyone - I will just fix the cabinet up that the 401 came in and give that to the kids. I have two granddaughters (sisters) who sew. They both have a portable plastic wonder, but one lost her foot pedal (go figure), and the other one has no place to put the machine up unless it is on the dinning room table - which her Dad doesn't appreciate!
Miriam, I've learned...I can deal with a bit of exterior rust, but if it has made its way to the bobbin area, I don't want much to do with the machine!! Depends on the cost and how many good parts I can get off of it!!
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Maybe we should take pictures and start a horror show around October....
NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
here is a free cabinet kenmore up for grabs if you are near.
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