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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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5 total 4 sewing machine 1 serger
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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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Old 08-05-2021, 12:21 PM
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I used to have one a Singer straight stitch/zig zag that I saved up from each paycheck when I started teaching. I passed that on to my neice a few years ago. I had a Necchi but we were simply incompatible - sold it to my friend who has never had a bit of trouble. I have 2 singers in benwood cases, one of the parlor treddles (I thought it was just a great accent piece with doors for fabric storage but when I got home I found a beautiful machine with scarab decals inside ( paid $30). My two favorites are my wedding gift from my husband now 30 year old Pfaff 7530 and a $5 bargin when an antique dealer was closing a 1952 Featherweight. I'm looking for a replacement for my Pfaff since the circuit board is beginning to fail - the light no longer comes on but I can still use all the functions - as long as I am carefull about what number I hit.
Oh I forgot my mothers Kenmore that uses cams for decorative stitches that actually weighs more than the Pfaff.
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Old 08-06-2021, 10:19 AM
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I actually have 4, but one of them is my old Kenmore that is about 40ish
years old.
My 3 main machines are:
Janome MC3000 that I bought used about 15ish years ago.
Brother Innov-Is 1000 Combo machine sewing/embroidery largest hoops size 5x7
Brother Innov-Is 1500D combo machine sewing/embroidery largest hoop size 6x10

I semi-retired the Janome machine for now.
Pulled out my 2 combo machines and cleaned them up thoroughly because I wanted to
get back into to embroidery and I wanted to use my extension tables.

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