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Thread: How cute do my two “girls” look together!

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    How cute do my two “girls” look together!

    So, there’s a story behind this post. (Sorry the picture is a little fuzzy.) I bought the Singer 160 Anniversary Edition (black machine on the right) last January, when it was a Today’s Special on HSN. I totally LOVE this machine because it’s so easy to use, sturdy, and stitches really well. I love the drop-in bobbin and the easy-thread system, and the curved extension surface. I also think she’s rather pretty (although some vintage enthusiasts have disagreed with me on that point!). She’s only missing two features that I’d like to have…a speed control, and the needle-up/needle-down setting.

    A few weeks ago, HSN featured the new Singer One Plus machine as a Today’s Special. She’s the white machine on the left. She has many more stitches, is very sturdy, and stitches really well. (You see where this is going, right?) Again, drop-in bobbin is great, and the easy thread-system is awesome, curved surface is a big plus to me. She’s pretty, too; she has the silver decals instead of the gold. And – ta da - she has the speed control, and the needle-down setting! I am so happy. I’m working on a project right now (not a quilt) where I’m sewing on vinyl... and the machine is doing great. Just powers right on through that vinyl and fabric combo like nobody’s business.

    I had convinced myself that I needed to sell the 160 if I liked the new girl, but really …. they look so darned cute together, I can’t bear to separate them! I think that I might use the 160 primarily for apparel sewing, and keep the One Plus for quilting (because it has that needle-down feature we love so well). I need some enablers, and I'm sure to find them here, right?! (big grin).
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    Looks to me like they're a matched pair: if you give one of them up, who knows when this combination will EVER happen again? Reason enough to keep them both!!
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    Keep them both. You really need 2 machines and those two look perfect together. I know you'll love the needle up/down. That is the only thing I miss with my Featherweight.

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    So sweet! I have two machines set up...one for piecing and for quilting and putting tops together. Both machines will do both jobs, but i can have two things going at once. Just trying to justfy for you.

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    Don't we all need a back up machine????????
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    Awesome! I bought the 160 and really struggled to walk away from the one plus. I have a high end machine and really can't justify another one....but they look so darn together.

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    keep both. Barb
    be happy

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    They look lovely together. To separate them would be a shame.
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    Gotta love HSN, I just ordered the No! No! today's special value . Love your 'girls'.
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    SO cute together!
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    Of course you need to keep both of them! It's good to have a back-up.

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    I can give you the perfect reason why to keep them both: My machine is in the shop for repairs/tuneup and I have no backup while she is gone! I am going crazy not being able to sew

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    Would you separate a salt & pepper set? What would the world be like if there was no more PB & J or Pork & Beans? Dismiss the thought of separating them. It would be cruel! Look what happened to Sonny & Cher!

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    I also got the 160 back then and I had to hold off on the One Plus because I couldn't justify another machine (I have a CE250, SES 2000, Futura XL550 along with various vintage singers and some not so vintage). But I sure wanted it if for nothing but that new parallel foot that came with it!
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    One always needs a backup machine when ones getting serviced
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    I'm hearing Paul McCartney singing Ebony and Ivory...together in perfect harmony. :-)

    Gotta keep both!!

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    We become emotionally attached. Hey, even my DH is emotionally attached to his Shop Smith! Keep the family together. I have a Pfaff I use strictly for finishing quilts, my computerized Kenmore is my primary sewing machine, and my mechanical Brother bails me out when all else fails. I couldn't get along without them!
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    OMG craftygal, you just named them - Salt and Pepper! I love it!!

    You guys are all cracking me up, especially with the comments about keeping one as a backup. I just won't tell you about my Singer Quantum L-500... and my Singer Featherweight 75... and my vintage Singer 66 Red Eye... and my sturdy mechanical Kenmore... and my old Brother machine with the Disney embroidery....those will be our little secret, okay? Shhhhhhh...........!

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    I love my machine.....and can certainly understand how you feel about your girls.....my machine is a twin to the one on the right, and she is wonderful!
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    Oh my goodness, you need to keep them both. If you sell one, you would always regret it. Would always look at the one and think of the other one you don't have. I love the look of the black one, looks like my vintage machine. They both are just plum adorable!!!

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    IMNASHO, you need to name them Ebony and Ivory----------------------then you can't get rid of either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewplease View Post
    I'm hearing Paul McCartney singing Ebony and Ivory...together in perfect harmony. :-)

    Gotta keep both!!
    GMTA! I suggested Ebony and Ivory for names--------before I read this. tee hee.
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    Well, I can think of two reasons to keep them both. Firstly, it's good feng shui to have a pair, rather than a single item. Secondly, one might fret if you get rid of the other....... You did ask for enablers

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    I guess it could be like shoes one in every color.....or Summer and Winter machine
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    And when the next one comes with a thread cutter and is red, you can have triplets.
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