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Thread: Ok Quilters...what is your dream machine that you use???

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    I piece on a 1940 featherweight and quilt ona Tin Lizzie 18.

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    My dream machine??? Well -- I piece on the Janome and I quilt on the heavy duty school New HOme. Actually my true DREAM machine to use is a vintage 1896 treadle Singer that was given to me and never restored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clair
    Story for you my brother though it was time for our mother to stop driveing her car so he took the car- long story short mom has a brand new on in her drive way showed him.
    My kind of woman. I want to be just like her when I grow up..

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    one that works is my dream machine.. I am using one thats not always dependable, its old.. but if it keeps sewing, its my dream machine right now, since I can't buy a new one .. I am blessed to have this one, for sure!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflyquilter
    I did use a janome for piecing but it quit tonight. My husband has informed me that a sewing machine is a luxury so I am not going to be quilting for awhile.
    I would tell him so is sex, and he isn't getting any until I get a new sewing machine. And I would probably include hot meals too. Dinner from now on is a cold can of beans. With the can opener to open it himself. And he can do his own darned laundry. Having a personal laundress is a luxury too.

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    Butterfly quilter: I let my DH know that I thought tools were a luxury. That was a very mean thing to say to you!

    My DH said he didn't think I needed 3 sewing machines because I can only use one at a time. Well, I told him I thought a truck, a car and a sandbuggy was a waste also, because he could only drive one at a time. He now doesn't even look into my sewing room.

    Oh yea, I use my 1966 Kenmore for most everything and I have a serger and a little travel Kenmore.

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    It's all about perspective, isn't it? :>

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    Hmmm now I am very interested in a FW. Seems like everyone likes theirs.

    **and love how the topic of sex and food deprivation enters into the conversation!! Don't mess with a ladies machine, thats for sure!

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    I've been wanting a featherweight for a while now but mainly because everyone else loves them so much. I'm sure I would too. :mrgreen:

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    Juki 98 Q for piecing, Bailey !7" for quilting.

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    I use my Janome Horizon 7700 for most everything. I have the 11000SE but I only use that for embroidery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sew Lovins
    Is that in a foot treadle? How cool...do you get a workout or is it low impact?
    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    piecing on 1 of 3 Singer treadles and for FMQ a Sapphire 875.
    :thumbup:
    A well oiled and properly adjusted treadle isn't hard to use at all. You can see pictures of 3 of my people powered sewing machines, no electric motor. I'm the engine. I have
    been using treadle machines since 2007.

    Singer 237 treadle machine in a 120 year old Singer cabinet
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    Singer coffin top treadle machine cabinet(circa 120yrs)
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    1937 Singer 201k treadle machine in a straight leg Singer treadle cabinet.
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    1949 Singer 15-90 treadle machine(formerly electric)
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    I have one machine and it is my Bernina 230PE that my DH bought me when my other machine died in August. It's not my "dream machine" but it is better than the machine I had. If it hadn't been for some money DH received when his father passed away that we only used for "special" purchases, I would not have the Bernina. I would however have gotten a cheaper machine from Walmart though. And after I was in DH barn this weekend and noticed he had 5 routers, I told him if I ever buy another sewing machine I didn't want to hear a word. He tried to tell me they do different things and I told him that sewing machines do different things too.

    Butterfly Quilter: I like the underwear thing that was suggested. But I also like that his clothes might need to be mended to. Maybe you could take up hand quilting and make him a quilt out of his clothes one piece at a time. When he says...honey, have you seen my ____, you can say no sure haven't and just snicker to yourself. hehehe

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    I use a Viking 950 for piecing & embroidery and a Baby Lock Quilters Pro for quilting. Also have a featherweight, Pfaff 6270, Viking 545, and a serger. Sewing machine poor

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    Definitely will be on he lookout for one of these in the future...someone was selling one not far from here but it was in horrible condition...I'd love to find a better cared for one...Thanks for the pix
    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    Quote Originally Posted by Sew Lovins
    Is that in a foot treadle? How cool...do you get a workout or is it low impact?
    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    piecing on 1 of 3 Singer treadles and for FMQ a Sapphire 875.
    :thumbup:
    A well oiled and properly adjusted treadle isn't hard to use at all. You can see pictures of 3 of my people powered sewing machines, no electric motor. I'm the engine. I have
    been using treadle machines since 2007.
    :)

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    Honestly, I don't think I have yet met my dream machine.

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    Janome 6600P - for everything!

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    I have a new Babylock Ellure Plus and I own a Pfaff 7550. I'm going to sell the Pfaff in order to purchase another machine but my dream machine is the Babylock Ellisimo! Need to hit the lottery :roll:

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    I have a New Home machine, but I would also like to get a Janome 6600.

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    My Jnome 6500 quit too. Seized right up. Right now I am sewing on a Husqvarna Viking Sew Easy 250 my husband got at a yard sale for $10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learner
    My Jnome 6500 quit too. Seized right up. Right now I am sewing on a Husqvarna Viking Sew Easy 250 my husband got at a yard sale for $10.
    Did you check the lint under the bobbin case? Check your manual if you don't know how to remove the case. I good cleaning might be all it needs. My Janome is so sensitive to lint. It likes it's bobbin case and feed dogs cleaned out often.

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    Love my Pfaff quiltstyle for sewing.

    Love my A-1 Elite 923 23" longarm for quilting.

    Life is tough. Quilt therapy helps.

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    At the moment I have a FW, but prefer my 301A for piecing. Next summer I will get my Red Eye Treadle cleaned and operational and and I have plans to turn a Red Eye purchased on ebay into a handcrank machine. Hopefully, I won't be too uncoordinated to use the treadle and handcrank.

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    I use my Bernina 1260, my workhorse plus my Janome 6600 on my Grace quilting frame. Also Bernina Deco 500 for embroidery

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Quote Originally Posted by tjradj
    Quote Originally Posted by butterflyquilter
    I did use a janome for piecing but it quit tonight. My husband has informed me that a sewing machine is a luxury so I am not going to be quilting for awhile.
    Did you inform him that eating is a luxury and he won't be getting that for a while?
    I was thinking more along the lines of clean underwear being a luxury too.
    Not to mention sex.
    RIGHT, Don't mention it. Become a sex object; when he wants sex OBJECT!!!!

    :twisted: :XD: :mrgreen: :lol:

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