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    Senior Member scaroca's Avatar
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    I have 6 machines. I only use 3. My Janome for sewing. I have a Janome for embroidery. I also use my Juki for quilting. The other 3 collect dust. But I am afraid if I give them away something will happen that I need them. Maybe I will get rid of them some day????

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    Let me see, I have a Viking SE embroidery, Brother 4000d emboridery, a Pfaff 7570 (an older embroidery machine) that I piece with, 7 Featherweights, 2 singer 301s, my MILs machine and a Pfaff serger. I think that is it unless I happen to run in to another that I can't live without. You NEVER have to many!!! They say, the one that dies with the most wins!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by katybob
    I have two -- a Bernina 820 that I bought in a weak moment several months ago when I was feeling sorry for myself because I don't have room for a longarm and an Elna that is maybe 3 or 4 years old. I don't regret buying the Bernina -- it's a wonderful machine -- but I'm glad I did't get rid of the Elna. I discovered recently that the Bernina doesn't believe you when you try to sew without thread (so you can poke holes in a template or stencil) and just quits sewing and the pre-programmed alphabets are much prettier on the Elna. I'm not an embroiderer -- not yet, anyway! -- but I do use the alphabets for quilt labels.
    :lol: "... the Bernina doesn't believe you when you try to sew without thread ..." How cute is that! :lol:

    I have 3 machines, a Janome Jem to take to classes, a workhorse Janome MC 9000 and just got a used Bernina 180E for doing stippling. Love all my machines!

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    I have 4 Machines- one Surger, and three other sewing machines, my oldest one is on exended vacation for now- its a 1976-Janome (use to be white) second is a Janome, and this year I pruchased a Brother ( not wild about it) its to picky about the amount of thread on the bobbin....Although I am using it now, I use the surger for the fabric everytimes I get some new- surge and wash press then add to stash. Last week I made a major haul of fabric, LQS here is closing so I stocked up, at 1/2 price, yea me ...

    Barbara

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    I have 3. Two are in the attic and broken. One is a Kenmore and the other is a Brother. Don't know what is wrong with them and don't care.
    I have a Singer Featherweight and all the attachments to do just about anything. It is a wonderful little baby and I am learning something new on it every day. I use it for everything and don't miss the other machines at all.
    Maybe some day in the future I would want a really spiffy one but not right now. Would have to win the lottery first. LOL

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    I have two featherweights, one quilting machine on a 14' frame, one embroidery machine, 8 vintage machines and a serger. I use the emb, one featherweight and of course Flo my quilting machine

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    I have two sewing machines and a serger.

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    Current count is up to 11 but I only use three as a rule.
    Someone has to give a home to the old babies and it might as well be me!!

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    I have always felt guilty of how many I have, but now, I feel right in the group.
    Non-working, just need servicing, 1 old cast iron Remington, a treadle--use all the time 2 featherweights, an older Singer, Bernina 180--had to devote a special computer with Windows 98 for its embroider because Bernina does not have computer support past that, Viking Designer 1, Pfaff quilter, 2 sergers. Each machine does specific things with special attachments that the other machine's don't have, such as gathering, turning a 1/4" hem, does well with invisible thread, 3 thread serger, 4 thread serger. Wouldn't get rid of any of them.

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    I have one currently, but am looking at Ebay for an embroidery machine.

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    I currently have 7:janome 9000(14 yrs),janome6600-got it last year and is at the vacation home,Viking serger--all of these i use a lot. i just got a Featherweight last month-haven't cleaned and oiled it yet, a Singer treadle that was my great aunts-needs a belt, a Kenmore that my DH got me for Christmas in 1983 which i keep for a backup, and the machine i learned to sew on-my moms pink Atlas. it's in the basement and i have no idea if it even works. one of these days i'll clean it up and see if it works.

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    I have one machine: a Janome.
    I also have an old Singer that has to be serviced, but I'm spending enough on fabric at this point to want to think about the cost of servicing the Singer. Besides, the service guy and I had some "words" and I'm hesitant to face him again.

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    One!

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    I have a Pfaff 1475 (an old work horse), a Pfaff 4570, a Brother Disney embroidery machine and a Pfaff serger. I love them all.

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    Okay I will fess up I don't count them. But right now I will try , I have a treadle that the repairman said it came from Germany in 1846 to 1868. It needed a belt and running great. Then I have a 360 pfaff, a Plus One Viking , A diamond (set up and use most of time), a featherweight (in a cabinet Grandma had made just for a featherweight)(take to classes), 4 singers one a slant(use to teach people on),a Juki serger 644(tee shirts) and elna cover stitch(baby clothes) , a Lily and white. I've given away over 50 machines to those in need in the lower parts of town. I pick up cheap machine repair if I can and give them to others. I give free classes on making clothes at church as my way of giving back. So I don't feel guilty.

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    i have 1 commercial singer,,2 embroidery machines,and 1 home machine that is a montgomery wards,,it is about 60 yrs old and still sews great,,noisy but sew great

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    I have 4 machines 2 older Pfaffs and 2 Bernina 200E and a 830. Also a serger. I think I only need to keep the Berninas haven't use the Pfaff for many years

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    I use a Bernina and a Featherweight frequently. Kenmore is a dust catcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loris
    I have one but would love an embroidering machine - may have to save up for that
    Exactly my thought. I just started pricing embroidery machines!

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    I have only one, this is the third machine I've owned in the 45 years I've been sewing. My current New Home I've had since the 70's and is on it's last leg. I want to get serious about quilting but I'll have to buy a new machine before I do that and I'm still doing research before I purchase one.

    Andie

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    Bmmmaaannnyy, would you believe NOT ONE? I'm still trying to get over having to wear dresses made by mom to school and that was uumm 70 plus years...maybe it's time I bought one. Any suggestions?

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    I have my main one that I use all the time, it's an Elna, then I have a Singer, that someone else uses when they come sew at my house and which I use for classes. Then I have 3 older workiing models that are packed.

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    I have 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I keep a Janome Gem Gold in the car trunk for taking to guild meetings. I have a Singer 301 I use for most all my piecing. I have a Singer Quantum I use for zig zag/decorative stitches/overcasting. I have a Brother 1500 for machine quilting. I have a Singer Featherweight because it's so cute and I have a Singer 15-90 in cabinet I use for paper piecing. I have a Janome treadle I never use. DD bought a Janome Gem and used it once and left it in my sewing room. I sew on it every now and then to keep it lubricated. The only one I bought was the Gem and the Quantum, the rest were given to me.
    BellaBoo,
    The Janome treadle is it a modern machine or an old one? I have 2 old Singer treadles that I use quite often, they are lovely machines for piecing and quilting.
    Sharon W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolyne2421
    i have 1 commercial singer,,2 embroidery machines,and 1 home machine that is a montgomery wards,,it is about 60 yrs old and still sews great,,noisy but sew great
    Carolyne,
    If your M.Wards machine is noisy it probably just needs a good cleaning and oiling(you can do this).

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