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Got a "new to me" Consew sewing machine today

Old 11-25-2011, 01:51 PM
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Default Got a "new to me" Consew sewing machine today

It really is a long-time dream come true. I have wanted an industrial machine for years, but they are so expensive. Found a used one on Craigslist for a reasonable price. A Consew 206RB-1.

No manual, but I found some YouTube videos with information about threading it and changing the bobbin, and sewing with it, etc. Very handy.

I think I can sew just about anything with this machine. What I really want it for is quilting my quilts. It will sew through the 3 layers with no problems. This thing is so heavy duty I could sew 12 hours a day for the rest of my life and not wear it out!

The lady I got it from said she got it to do production sewing at home. I believe she was making teddy bears, but she did mention that she made a quilt on it too. Then she had changes in her life and it just sat for a long time, so she wanted to get rid of it. It does need some TLC, just cleaning and oiling and it will be ready to go.

The picture is of a Consew 206RB-5, but mine looks very similar.
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:12 PM
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Good luck to you Levada, many happy hours of quilting on your new machine.
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:17 PM
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Great machine, enjoy.
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:18 PM
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Looks like an awesome machine - look at all the space in the throat area ! Enjoy
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:34 PM
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Congratulations! Hope you have many enjoyable hours of sewing.
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Old 11-25-2011, 03:15 PM
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congrats !
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Enjoy! Have never tried sewing on an industrial machine
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Old 11-25-2011, 06:09 PM
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Wow now that is quit a machine, enjoy!!!
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Old 11-25-2011, 06:22 PM
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Wow! I have thought about buying one for quilting!
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:19 PM
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Wow - good for you. Please give us an update when you have been able to try it out.
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