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Thread: How many machines do you own?

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    Senior Member kathidahl's Avatar
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    Use the Search feature and you will find several threads on this topic...and lots of reasons for having any number of machines. Me, I need all 8 of mine!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere
    Too many to count

    and way to many to list here ;)
    Ain't that the truth, lol.

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    I have 5 machines. A Janome 6600, a Juki, an old 50's Bernina, a Singer 66 16, and an old Meister that was made in Germany. Don't use the Bernina right now for it needs a new belt nor do I use the Meister for I just don't need to. The Bernina is a machine my mother bought in the 50's and I done a whole lot of sewing on it.

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    I have two Brothers that I use only for embroidery, one Janome that I use for sewing and two sergers: one threaded in white and the other in black color.

    And I would love to buy a Pfaff 1229 if I could afford it.

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    Too many, but can't part with any of my babies.

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    I have 3 sewing machines and a serger. Two of my sewing machines are Kenmores that are 2 and 7 years old. The third sewing machine is a 1970s Kenmore that I got off of Craigslist for $50 and I really only bought it for the sewing table it was in. My serger is a Brother 1034D. I have plenty of backups, don't you think?

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    Gosh... I have my grandmothers 1923 Singer 66 Electrified (the first electrified Singer made) and a Janome/New Home MC4000 that I bought from a school sale on Ebay years ago. Just recently bought a Babylock Evolve Serger (pre owned). So I only have the three... and I feel blessed by having them!

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    I have 2 and my mom has a long arm so I have access to that too. But that is it for me

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    i have 3 sewing machines, and one serger.

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    I have two.. my pfaff and my babylock for classes..

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    I have:
    Janome 6600
    Janome mc3500
    Janome sew mini (this one may not count. lol)
    Singer Featherweight
    Singer 66 Redeye (parts missing)
    Babylock serger that doesn't work

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    I have my Elna Quilters Pro that I use for all my quilting, a backup Janome, a Featherweight (needs some repairs) and my mother's Singer Treadle which sews perfectly but I want to preserve it so treat it like gold.

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    I have 4 plus an overlocker and an embellisher. They are all set - up for what I consider is each machine's best feature (I just wish I could get them all on the one machine). I have a one bedroom apartment - so consequently it is a little chockers with materials, machines and the quilting bed....perhaps I should convert that to a sleeping area...

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    I have a Bernina 440QE, a Juki 98,a Janome Gem for classes,a serger and as of yesterday a Janome 11000 for embroidery.

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    at one point I had 7. sold off two of them as I had no room to store them. gave 2 away. now I am down to my brother and my bernina. and one small serger. My friedn just gave me a bigger seger but for the life of me I cannot figure it out.

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    I have too many machines as well, but my backup/classroom machine is a Janome Platinum. My primary machine just got too darn heavy for me to take to classes and I would have been lost without the Janome when I took my primary machine in for servicing. Not having a machine to sew on for a few days - OMG, perish the thought!!

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    I own seven machine mostly for different things

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    I have 6 and a serger. But if I start a project on one I like to fininsh the project on the same machine is that not wierd?

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    Wow, I have one, a Kenmore about 8 yrs old, I have never had a problem with. I feel like I need to play catch-up lol. But I have no room for more.

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    I have 3 sewing machines and 2 sergers. You always need a back-up. That's what i keep telling myself :lol:

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    I have seven machines.

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    Well, after thinking about it I have several also. I have a singer that I somehow broke trying to clean, it made beautiful stitches. I then got a Bernina 230 PE, then a Bernina 730, that I sold, then a Janome 350e, then another Janome (like the Hello Kitty), then the biggest one of all, an ABM Innova 18". My sister gave me an old Montgomery Ward that I haven't done anything with so far. After I write it down I start to sound like a collector, didn't realize I had this many machines since some are hid from sight. :lol:

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    I have 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinggrandmaca
    I bought a new sewing machine last year, a Husqvarna Sapphire 875 and I kept my other machine which was also a Husqvarna that was several years old. It is a huskystar and a great machine. I use it for doing mending and stuff like that and use my newer machine for quilting. When I have to take my machine for service at least I can still quilt. I contemplated selling it but then decided to keep it for a backup.
    Let's see.... a Sapphire, Babylock, Pfaff, Singer, and a recently purchased Pfaff Serger. All accumulated over the past 40 years. Oops, almost forgot my Singer hand-crank (1920's machine) that I take with me when my other goes to car shows. :-)

    I bought the Sapphire 870 two years ago and use it for quilting (it has a larger throat space). The Babylock (15+ years) is great for for piecing. The little Pfaff Hobby (20+ yrs) travels for classes. And, my "portable" Singer (1950's vintage) is idle, at the moment, but I can't part with it -- it was the first machine I bought, in high school (many many years ago!).

    I find it hard to part with my machines because you don't get a good trade-in price, usually. Gave another Babylock to a family member -- that was a happy thing to do.

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    My first machine was an expensive Elna Quilters Pro 7200
    Then I found this lovely Singer Capri in a sewing shop and bought it for pennies, it is my favourite machine especially for freemotion:

    I have a1939 Singer hand crank in pristine condition, rescued from a junk shop and an old Frister Rossmann cub 4 for use in my Patchwork classes.

    And I will most likely end up with more as I can's resist the older machines :oops:

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