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Thread: Does anyone remember?

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    Didn't they push on the machine and it would cut the edge then they would tear it across the grain....trying to remember....

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    I remember the machine. My Mom used one in the department store where she worked. They had everything including fabric. Gosh, that's a loooong time ago. the one on ebay is up to $41 now.
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    I remember the machines too. I also loved seeing the fabric run through them and the little dial spinning around. One time I asked someone why they were no longer used. I was told that they did not measure the fabric accurately. I don't know if that's true. In this day and age when everything is machine driven I am surprised fabric stores are using scissors and cutters.

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    oh yes I remember them.

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    Yes, I too remember them. All the fabric stores had them.

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    I remember that machine! I can't remember the name of the store - wasn't a quilter, sewed clothes back then. I told my daughter today that when I started sewing I made my clothes to save money, then it changed to sewing so I could have what I wanted.

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    WOW...I remember those too!! Oh no I've turned old!! How did it happen??? Good question!
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    My first sewing purchases were measured with those "machines". I think their use was discontinued with the explosion of knits/double knits that couldn't be measured through them because of the stretch qualities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rootyr View Post
    Yes, I do remember them!!
    I remember them, too. I wonder how stores don't use them anymore?
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    oh man I remember Cloth World being bought out by Jo-Ann's and that is where I bought my very first and only serger that I still have (it's PINK!LOL), that was a few years ago ! LOL It was over off 84th Avenue I believe ..
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    Yes, I remember them. JC Penney's had them also
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    I remember them in many stores that sold fabric (I am old enough to remember when Sears sold fabric, lol!)
    I remember when Macys sold fabric!!

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    I remember!!!!

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    My mother used one of these machines when she measured fabrics at the local department store. It was fun to watch her using the machine.
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    Interesting---the one on ebay is now at $45 with NO bids.

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