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Thread: My new to me machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana Rainer
    Very nice!!! :D Check on Ebay for the missing thingy, if your friend can't find it!
    I'm not really sure what piece is missing, that's the problem. It looks like the bobbin holder thingy is missing, but I don't know what else. The guy had no clue where the part went, or he didn't remember.
    The next time I go to Hawaii, I'm bringing the machine with me and will drop it at the repair shop. There aren't any repair shops here :(

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    That's a beautiful thang, Terri!!! I had an old Singer that was my Grandmothers and I learned to sew on aged 9ish but my ex-husband left it in Ireland when we moved house (just one of the many reasons why he's my ex!!!)

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    Very nice Terri! I'd of said yes sight unseen also.

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    We have a wonderful older gentleman, a retired Singer repairman, a few towns over who comes to your house and repairs all brands of sewing machines. Wish I could send him to you.

    That machine is a beauty! Once you get it repaired you'll probably never
    have to take it to the shop again. And you'll love it! You've gotten a
    gift that will keep on giving. Lucky you!!!!

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    Neat old machine. Keep your mind off that booger that is lurking in the jungle wanting to pinch you. I still love my first machine. Got it when I was 15 I think. It's about 39 years old. Going to let my only granddaughter have it some day to learn to sew on it.

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    we have an 8th grade quilt class and most of the machines we use are the older, tough models. The newer models with all that plastic just don't hold up with these kids. Its my job to keep them oiled cleaned and in running condition LOL sometimes a real test. I have a kenmore from 1978 that had developed a click click evertime the needle went up and down and my local guy fixed it...said there was just a glitch in the timing and everything OK now. Love it for jeans etc.

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    Love your new machine Terri!! It will be great for quilting!!

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    What a find T. You'll have a great time with that machine - once a bobbin can be loaded. :)

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    good for you terri ,what a kind friend ejoy it terri

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    I believe you're correct in that New Home/Janome did the Sears Kenmore...still does, I've heard.

    And, yes! That IS a beutiful machine you have!

    jojo

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    Debra, I'm hoping my little granddaughter, Molly, will have the desire to sew. (Her mom had no desire to do so, but she does have an awesome sense of color and style!) I'd love for Molly to learn to sew on my mother's Singer Golden Touch and Sew, which I was blessed to have inherited...it's close to 40 years old...still sews like a dream!

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    Hey JoJo47, we are suppose to learn to sew this summer. She will be almost 6 then. Loves clothes & bright colors & loves to cook with grammie so sewing is next.

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    Ohhhh, love your new machine Terri! Can I come play with you???

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    Lucky you, Terri! Does it sew as good as it looks?

    After reading that, I realize it sounds crappy - I didn't mean it that way. I think it loods GREAT!

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    Terri , I love it, it is so pretty. How often do you get to the big Island? How far is it? Cindy

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Ohhhh, love your new machine Terri! Can I come play with you???
    Sure Patti! Come on over!!

    Grandma Cindy...I go to Oahu...not The Big Island.
    It's an 8 hour flight for me. Usually takes me a few days to get there because I fly Space A, military....gotta love being able to get free flights. I just have to wait in line for one to go. :)

    I still have the machine sitting there set up. Don't have the heart to close her back up.

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    Terri, You can probably get a new bobbin case for the new treasure on Ebay, or at a new home dealer on line.
    The tune up guide is in the listing from ReneeBobby. All you need to do is oil her up and check the belt.

    Great find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    Terri, You can probably get a new bobbin case for the new treasure on Ebay, or at a new home dealer on line.
    The tune up guide is in the listing from ReneeBobby. All you need to do is oil her up and check the belt.

    Great find!
    I'm not good when it comes to fixing machines. I take them to someone who knows what they are doing. I'm not in a hurry to use it at the moment, have too many other things I NEED to get done. When I head out to Hawaii, I'll just put her in my tote bag and bring her with me.

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    Very nice Terri. Enjoy.

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    Love your new toy. Tell me do you also get a lot of power cuts. I have been looking for a treadle machine, but mainly to take with me on our caravan tours. just canīt leave my sewing behind. :D

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    Our power goes out at least once a week for a couple hours. No clue why, just does.
    I would LOVE to find a treadle, but here, not many machines to be found. Maybe once I get stateside, I can look.

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