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Thread: What's on your Vintage Wishlist?

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    Super Member lovelyl's Avatar
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    A Singer 301a! I would love it to be a black long bed. Also a pink Atlas. And a 222. But if none of those happen, I feel blessed to have the vintage machines I do own! I love all of them and use a vintage every day.
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    on my wish list? one I haven't messed with...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    I would love a hand crank or when my hubby talks me into spending a weekend at a civil war reenactment

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    Oh my, a wish list? Well all I can think of that I REALLY want is a Necchi BU or Nova and a Singer 301 A. And most of all since I could be considered Vintage, more time to play with the machines I already own.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Black 301 either long or short bed.
    Bernina 830
    Another Featherweight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlebearquiltingboard View Post
    On my wish list is an aluminium Singer 201K. I would love a 301 but we don't have them here in the UK.

    I hope you find what you are looking for soon.

    I can cross the aluminium Singer 201K29 off my wishlist now. I have had a good run on ebay this weekend!
    Last edited by Littlebearquiltingboard; 12-16-2012 at 12:10 PM.

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    I'm a Queen.... at least my pantyhose say I am!

    (proud caretaker of a magenta 221, purple 222, assorted 66's, a 301, a pink Atlas and Monarch, and Granny's 201-2.

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    My wish list would include a new Brother and more FW's to cozy up to the 5 (and a 301) that I have. My hubby says buy as many as you want - but where to put them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbie View Post
    I'd like a Featherweight cabinet and a 222 Featherweight. Both are practically non existent in this part of Ontario. I've seen a couple for sale on Kijiji at very high prices so both are likely to stay on my wish list.
    Hey Shelbie, what's "very high prices" there for a 222? The 3 I've seen here were $500 - $1300. The $500 was the one that got away, so it's firmly on my wishlist now. $800 - $1000 seems to be the going rate here though.

    Quote Originally Posted by vanginney View Post
    Shelbie I like your wish list...mine would be the same...I would even settle for a cheap 221. Not sure if that exists.
    What's "cheap"? I got one for $95, but I feel that it's a re-painter. If you're better at touching paint up than I am, you could probably have fixed what I chose to strip. The secret I've found is you have to look at all of the ads where the seller couldn't be bothered to figure out what it was. The $95 one was advertised in Kijiji as a "small sewing machine". It didn't sew when I got it either, so it did require some work, but it was easy work.

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    I do all my sewing on vintage machines, and I have a nice collection. Among them: 2 Singer 301s that I use often, Singer 401, Singer 500, 2 Singer 221 Featherweights, 2 Singer 201s, Singer 15-91, Singer 99, Singer 127 1906 Treadle, New Home 1912 Treadle, two Model 15 clones, Elna Grasshopper, another Elna, Pfaff 1171, Pfaff 130, Bernina 1040 (?), 2 Necchi Super Novas. Some I bought, some I was given, some I took in as trade (I am a certified sewing machine mechanic), some I resurrected from the dead, some were given to me because I make many quilts for homeless families and teach others to do the same. I use all of them, giving each it's turn. I maintain all of them and they are well cared for.

    Before I was forced into an early retirement by the economy, I also got many of the "fiddlies" or attachments that go with them. One thing I do not have and would like, but isn't in the budget now, is a "Penguin" walking foot. That's the original black walking foot that goes with the early short-shank machines.


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