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Old 11-14-2010, 05:23 PM
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just curious, does anyone else have one of these? I got mine for $20 at a flea market, I like it because it is smaller than a normal portable, although it is no featherweight!! Just a good sturdy little machine.
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:28 PM
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No but I have other old Singers and love them. You got a great deal!!!!!!! Post a pic, please??? I love looking at them!
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
No but I have other old Singers and love them. You got a great deal!!!!!!! Post a pic, please??? I love looking at them!
Ditto. I have been looking for the Singer 185 to add to my collection. You will have to let us know how it sews.
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:13 PM
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I have one. They sew great but they weigh a ton!!!
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It is on my wish list. Very cute and I bet it is great. I have several Singers from that time frame. enjoy!
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:30 PM
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I just bought one at a thrift store...repaced the bely cleaned and oiled...works like a dream...stitch is as good as the featherweight.
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by 1screech
I just bought one at a thrift store...repaced the bely cleaned and oiled...works like a dream...stitch is as good as the featherweight.
I think all old Singers make a beautiful stitch. I have 4 FW's, 2 301's, 99K, 185 and a 503 and they all sew like a dream. They don't make them like they used to!!
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:56 PM
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I would agree..3 FW's, 99, 185j,603 plus an elna jubilee, bernina 153 & 200 and a tin lizzie...It is a sickness. i hope I don't see any more old singers for $5.00...I would have to buy it, :)
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:00 PM
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I made the handcream from the recipe that was on here, it looked fine and then going on a trip with a higher elevation it seemed to separate and look a little different. Any ideas on what I might have done wrong, or was it the elevation? I gave a jar to my three quilting buddies, and it was the same. I was embarrased.
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I got one for my daughter for Christmas, boy is it HEAVY!!!!
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