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Old 09-15-2015, 08:19 AM
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Default For those with multiple sewing machines -

If, for some reason, you could only keep one -

which one would it be?

For example - if I lived in California fire country - I think I would have an "escape bag" packed - or at least have stuff ready to throw in one -

which machine - if any - would you feel strongly enough to try to take with you?
(Assuming one had a few extra minutes to grab "stuff")

For me, it would be the Pfaff 1471 or the Pfaff 1473. They are both portable and light enough to be fairly transportable.
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Old 09-15-2015, 08:32 AM
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I would take my Bernina 1530 over my Bernina 1030. I use to live near a damn and they evacuated us once. Took the computer box, my original art works, my favorite bolts of fabric and both Berninas. Forgot my electric toothbrush!
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Old 09-15-2015, 01:54 PM
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...purse and pets...everything else I own is replaceable or I really don't need it.....
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Old 09-15-2015, 03:31 PM
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I have various vintage machines including a featherweight and two that can treadle. I have my very first singer I bought myself in 1965 (Aqua 327) which I would never part with. I am thinking my colleagues on the vintage thread will now shun me but my favorite machine of all time is a Brother mechanical XR-52 that is about 13 years old and has given me zero trouble over those years. It is not fussy with thread and will take any fabric I throw at (or under it). I have seen them on eBay and thought about a spare. The original was bought at Costco.
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Old 09-15-2015, 04:36 PM
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Caroline, my Featherweight would be my first choice in my sewing room.
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Old 09-15-2015, 05:48 PM
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My Pfaff creative sensation Pro would be the first thing out of the house with me. I don't care how heavy it is.
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Old 09-16-2015, 03:02 AM
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It would probably be my Pfaff 4.0, but if I had time, I'd also try to grab my Brother Nouvelle 1500S
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Old 09-16-2015, 03:38 AM
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I would grab my Go Bag (ID, money, water, food, batteries, flashlight, 1st aid kit, prescription drugs, radio, sat phone, cell phones and chargers) and my husband and I would skedaddle. All the other stuff is insured and replaceable for the most part. If you really are escaping from a dangerous area you don't want to waste any time and load yourself down, what if you have to abandon your car?
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Old 09-16-2015, 04:32 AM
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Living in socal and having packed to go because of fires, I did not pack a single sewing machine but my children loaded all the quilts. When I found out it really touched me. What I did pack was a back pack for everyone, all our paperwork, jewelry, picture albums and basic supplies like water and food.
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Old 09-16-2015, 04:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
...purse and pets...everything else I own is replaceable or I really don't need it.....
Same here. The only things that are not replaceable are photo's and the majority of these are on one of those USB things. But all of my pictures are in a case and hopefully I'll have time to snatch them up as the critters and I flee

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