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Thread: Hi, I'm Jim from Springfield Oregon, never made a quilt (yet)

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    Hi, I'm Jim from Springfield Oregon, never made a quilt (yet)

    But I have been bitten by the sewing machine collecting and fixing up bug. I started only a couple months ago, and I've already lost count! The 1st in recent times, is a featherweight that I picked up at a local antique shop that got dropped down to $100 because it wasn't working, and I always love the challenge of trying to fix things. Just cords, no big deal. Then came 2 or 3 Singer 99's, which I love for their simplicity, then, oh yeah, the pink Wizard Citation Ten Lightweigh. After that, well, I can't resist a "good deal". I was looking for a stand for Singer 15's and 201 and stumbled on a rough looking such table at the local Goodwill for $10 -less- 10% oldtimers discount, and inside is a Singer 301, with the bobbin case still there!
    Couldn't pass that up! Or the New Home Light Running or ....oh well, could be worse!
    But I DO have a quilt project in my mind. I've made seatcovers and done a little upholstery, so it's possible.
    Thanks
    Jim n

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    welcome- it sounds like you have a great future ahead in the sewing/quilting world. I have a couple 'vintage' machines- my favorite for piecing is my singer 99-K; it makes the most wonderfully perfect little straight stitch- I find it the best for piecing lonestar or bargello quilts- ones with lots of pieces that accuracy is important for- I have a very expensive computerized machine that does not hold a candle to the precision and simplicity of that 99. we look forward to seeing your quilting as you begin your adventure.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    Welcome from Tokyo! The more the merrier!

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    Welcome Jim from NY state! I don't understand the fascination with machines, but I do understand it with that "just got to have it" material! I hope you enjoy this site. There are many members with your same addiction! Welcome!
    Go forth and sew!

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    Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
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    Welcome jim .............
    nice to know there is another fixer uper on the board

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    Hi from Ohio!
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    Welcome Jim from Spanaway, WA Jim. Come visit us on the Vintage Sewing Machine Board and show us your vintage sewing machines.
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    Welcome from the Columbia River Gorge!
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    welcome from se TX
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    Hi Jim, welcome to the board, you'll love it here!! Don't be shy about posting threads and pictures! Also you know there isn't any cure for this addiction, once you have been bitten!! But don't you just love it when you can take a machine that has been unloved,abused and neglected, and with just a little TLC make her purr like a kitten!!!!!

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    Welcome from TN! Hope you enjoy using those machines as much as you do fixing them up!!

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    Hello Jim, welcome from northern California!
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    Welcome Jim from Louisiana. We are all collectors of sorts, either machines or fabric or both. Hugs to you

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    Howdy...from the Heart of Texas.

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    Hi Jim welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Welcome from another Oregonian. Lived in Springfield until a couple of years ago. Love to see the old machines saved. Being a fabric hoarder, uh collector, fully understand the "one more syndrome".

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    Welcome from OHIO!
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