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Thread: Singer 160th Anniversary Model Just Launched on HSN

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    Singer 160th Anniversary Model Just Launched on HSN

    The new machine is the today's special value on HSN (HSN.com) that just launched at midnight. Very strange looking to me- futuristic electronic takeoff of the Featherweight. $379.95 total over 5 payments, free S&H, lots of extras included. I'm not tempted, but worth a look. There's a tray in the end of the free arm table for the accessories, including a serging foot and fringing foot, 24 built in stitches. Wonder how well it will hold up?

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    It does look really cool but think I will be content with my Viking Sapphire 875Q for now.
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    It'll hold up like any other modern Singer, I'm sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    It'll hold up like any other modern Singer, I'm sure.
    Oh Charlee, I just love you. :>

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    Well, I am sure someone here will get one, and then we can get reviews. It won't be me!

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    Well it was me that bought one of them...can't wait to get it home...haven't had a problem with the new Singers so very excited here!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sew.annie View Post
    Well it was me that bought one of them...can't wait to get it home...haven't had a problem with the new Singers so very excited here!!!
    Can't wait for you to post pictures and let us know how she runs!!! Congrats!!!

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    Yeah, I don't believe it will hold up as well as my vintage singers. Looking forward to your reviews sew.annie congrats I hope.
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    Congrats sew.annie! You and I had talked about the machine on another thread. I love that drawer to hold the accessories, don't you? I actually have the machine in my online shopping cart but I haven't pulled the trigger yet.... I am still undecided. Talk me into it!

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    Sorry yall, I had not refreshed my browser and didn't see this thread before I started one! I'm going to blame it on a pain pill this morning...so everyone can just post here. I'll see if I can delete my thread so all the responses will be in the same place!

    I can tell you...I'm very tempted on the **FW**just to give it a try especially since it's on easy pay. And with 30 days to return, a good way to test drive it. Hmmmmm.....give me strength, Lord!

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    Nanamoms, I am feeling the same way.... why should we not give it a try? They are offering free shipping too....the temptation is getting to me!!

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    sew.annie-I hope that you got a good one. Personally speaking, they'd have to pay ME in order for me to have a new Singer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinggirl View Post
    It does look really cool but think I will be content with my Viking Sapphire 875Q for now.
    Hey, that's what I have! I just bought it 2 weeks ago. I wonder if they have a flower attachment like this singer does. Almost want to buy this one just to have that option lol You heard I said almost right lol think I spent my quota already with the viking lol
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    DonnaC I do like the drawer and the feet that come with it...It might not have all the bells and whistles that the Beninas and Jamomes have, might not be made in the same foreign counties as the other machines... But I like the retro look of it I also love that black color... It's just gonna look sew cool in my sewin room next to all the different machines I have, the young and old Singers and the not Singers.... And I do think it honors the Singers of the past....just my little ole opinion "it's just sew cool. Come on mail get it here"

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    Charlee, can I offer you a bowl of milk? LOL You and I are on the same wave length when it comes to modern Singers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kso View Post
    Charlee, can I offer you a bowl of milk? LOL You and I are on the same wave length when it comes to modern Singers.
    Yep!! I'll use it for my cereal!!

    I just can't imagine that it would be any better quality than the other modern Singer sewing machines, and those, if you read and believe the reviews, don't last long. I admit that I like that they tried to mimic the looks of the vintage machines, and I'll admit that they look nice to me. If you look at the price, it's NOT a "high end" machine...which tells me that it's not going to stand up to heavy use. Now mind you, I don't own a "high end" modern machine...my modern machine is a low end (nearly the lowest) Janome. I've had it three years and it moans and groans every time I try to use it.

    For those of you that have purchased one and are happy with it? I don't mean to rain on your parade. I'm glad you were able to get one and that you're happy about it...and I honestly do hope I'm wrong about the quality of the machine and that it makes millions of beautiful stitches for you!!
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    Thank you, Charlee. You always state your opinions so kindly on this board... it is much appreciated, as is your helpfulness on the vintage machine board. Unfortunately there are some really snarky folk lurking around here too! Differences of opinion are what makes the world go 'round, right?! Otherwise there would only be one model of sewing machine and we'd all have it (LOL).

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    I purchased one last night, I have been waiting since Oct. to purchase. This will not be my primary machine . I have 13 vintage Singers and when I saw this I think the looks sold me. I know singer has not had a great rep. on their new machines but wanted this mostly for my collection as it is a limited add. The price on it was really good and it came with alot of goodies. I will hope for the best with this purchase, as my mother always said a fool and her gold LOL.

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    I'm tempted just cause it looks cool... but then I have to be honest with myself. I'll likely never use it, or use it very rarely. So it's life would be spent tucked away in its little bag, or collecting dust on a shelf. I already have old machines, and a new machine, so I'm covered. But darn it, it's cute

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    I saw on HSN yesterday, it took my interest because my sister, a newbie quilter, was thinking of getting a new Singer for quilting. Serger foot interests me but wonder what other specail features it has. Sister doesn't make tons of quilts and she doesn't want to spend too much. I think a low end Jannone or Pfaff might be better suited to her needs and would hold up better. May in Jersey

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    I would buy it if only I had the money to get it with...lol! I have been blessed this past Christmas with a new printer, mp3 player and stereo system not to mention the new camera I got last year, so I don't dare ask, but I would love to have that machine and everything they are selling with it in a heartbeat. Yes, I have my Mom's Singer 206 and I have my Singer Fashionmate 1030 not to mention my Aunt's vintage Singer Touch and Sew and my 1918 Singer Redeye Treadle, but this one would be the icing on the cake. At least it is not all plastic. It does tout a sturdy metal frame and it appears to have a nice size throat. Ok I'll stop torturing myself now, not to mention the drool that is about to hit my keyboard! I should never have turned on HSN this morning....LOL! Big Sigh!!!!!
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    I'm looking forward to the reviews from those who buy it. The look is sort of growing on me, but I love the old metal ones with some history. I'm sure a lot of folks will buy it just as a "collectible investment" or eye candy. I read somewhere the list price is about $500, without some of the goodies bundled in the HSN package. So it seems like a good price over 5 payments with a 30 day return option on HSN.com. They are selling other Singers also. I'm saving my pennies for a quilter's stash garage sale this weekend. Enjoy your new machines, and let us know how you like them after putting them through their paces.

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    I have ordered a Singer Quantum machine from HSN before and it sews great, I have never had a problem. I ordered it for the decorative stitches before I started quilting. I don't baby it either. I pull denim through it when it's too heavy to feed. I had a problem with the foot pedal (tiny hole in the air line) and the repairman said it was certainly a better made Singer, I must have bought it from a dealer. The stitches are as good quality as my Brother 1500 and my Janome. I don't know about the other machines sold there but my Singer Quantum was a great buy.
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    I watched it this morning, too...I was just scanning the channels and stopped for a peek.
    It looks pretty nice...unfortunately, my checking account is screaming at me....NO. I would be tempted to check it out when it comes to a local dealer, but not from TV.
    Did you see the embroidery/sewing machine demo before this one? That one looks pretty cool...but, still don't need it.
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    I love my Singers! Never had a problem(knock on wood). I also have a Brother and a workhorse retro Kenmore. Singer has always been good enough for me and very good performance. Congrats to all that got that beautiful machine! Looks loke a beauty!
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