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Old 06-10-2021, 06:02 AM
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Old 06-10-2021, 09:51 PM
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Old 06-11-2021, 07:14 PM
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Some people, who have more room than I have, like to collect sewing machines. Even if I had more room, I wouldn't want more sewing machines. My thing seems to be pin cushions. Fortunately, I have a dog who steals them and chews them up, leaving their remains in the grass in the backyard. I've had to take him to get his belly xrayed once because I was afraid he might have swallowed a needle. Now, I'm more careful about leaving any pincushion except the one I am using within his reach. Maybe I ought to switch to sewing machines. He probably couldn't steal those!
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Old 06-12-2021, 02:49 AM
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I have three: Pfaff for general piecing and quilting and occasional mending, old Viking for quilting and a featherweight for piecing and to take to retreats. The Pfaff is too heavy to move from home to car to retreat or sewing work days with my group. The Viking is an old friend that does good meandering. The featherweight is light weight, precise and never needs much attention, plug in and sew. I am not a collector and I don't need or have room for more.
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Old 06-12-2021, 04:15 AM
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I'm up to 34 machines now and they all work:
  • Pfaff 362
  • Bernina 1532
  • Bernette embroidery
  • Bernina serger
  • 1 Singer 15-91
  • Singer 20
  • 5 Singer 201
  • 3 Singer 201K
  • 2 Singer 221
  • 1 Singer 222
  • 1 Singer 28K
  • 1 Singer 401
  • 4 Singer 66
  • 5 Singer 99
  • 1 White 764
  • 1 Singer Sew Handy
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Old 06-12-2021, 11:05 AM
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It is always fun to use different machines. Just like personalities, each machine has a different one. I have 4 or 5 featherweight machines, I can't remember how many since I gave one of them to a friend. Each of those machines sews differently, the same, but different. I have a Janome 6600 and a Bernina 1030??. The Janome has an automatic walking foot and is wonderful to use. The Bernina, I have had forever and it is just a great work horse.

You are right, who needs that many sewing machines? However, it is always great to have a spare when one of your machines breaks down. Different machines work better on different projects. As for the featherweights, I just kept finding them selling at ridiculous prices, and who can pass up a great deal for a featherweight? I know I can't.
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Old 06-12-2021, 12:43 PM
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I laugh, don't think need has any to do with it. My hubster and I both like to tinker with old machines. We have saved many from the rubbage pile. So I have about 50 small/toy sewing machines. I have 3 featherweights, 7 Singer 301's, 2-3 Phaff, 2 Berninas plus other old Singers. One Singer RedEye is set up as a treadle, another Singer Redeye is set up with a handcrank, it had no pedal or cabinet. Soo many of my machine i have bought for $5-$20 each. Just fun to tinker with. We consider it for the most part a cheap hobby.
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