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Thread: Old Machines

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    Member fernheimer's Avatar
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    I'm wondering why some quilters want old machines. Are they mainly collector's items or is there a special use for them? Just curious. I don't need something else to be looking for to purchase!

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    They're made better, without all the plastic parts many of today's machines have:<

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    I love old Singers b/c they work great, are easy to maintain, and sew beautiful stitches. I am also sentimental about the machines ladies used to use. They are beautiful!!!
    I have a nice Bernina but I use my old Singers a lot too :)

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    They sew a beautiful straight seam and most are very simple to thread and maintain.

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    I love all the old ones as they are made of cast and metal. No plastic parts to wear out and you can find most all feet to fit them therefore you can do anything quilting just about with them. I am not abel to pay high prices for a new confangled sewing machine and I have 4 old ones in the quilt room that can be used.

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    All of the above reasons for me.

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    Wouldn't part with my 1914 singer treadle for anything !!

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    They're absolutely beautiful and they purrrrr when they sew.

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    I love my FW because it's the one I learned to sew on 53 years ago. Strictly sentimental reasons.

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    everything everybody already said.

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    what they said

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    I like the overcast stitch on my 1960's Kenmore better than my newer machines. I like the buttonhole better too! It is one heavy beast though!

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    I like them for what everyone else said as well. I am not afraid to take apart, carefully, my older/vintage machines but I'm afraid that if I do too much to the one year old machine, it'll quit working properly. Now some of the vintage machines don't have many/any extra feet but vintage Singers have gobs of them. For me, it's partly the thrill of the hunt finding one that could use a home where it's loved and appreciated and used.

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