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Old 10-15-2020, 02:15 PM
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My first thought, "I have two arms, I can save 2 machines!" My next, "Who am I kidding, I have 3 pets, they come first!" Assuming this was a planned escape and I had the time to choose, I guess I'd be most sad to lose my Singer 301. The other 2 are just higher than base level of their brand. Athough those have more 'fancy stitches' and features like needle threader, but the Singer is steady as a rock, and sews whatever I throw under her needle. I waited most of my lifetime to get one, and it has sentimental attachment -my grandmother taught both my sister and I the very basics of how to use a machine on that model.
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Old 10-15-2020, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
Let's make it tougher - you live in California and you are fleeing the fires -

If you had time to grab a machine - - - - and had room in your vehicle -
i'd grab 3. the Dream and the two Janomes.
i have room in my car for all - plus associated doodads.
(ok. confession ... my quilting stuff would take priority over everything else. much easier and less expensive to replace clothes.)

P.S. i have no pets or they would - of absolutely course - come first.
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Old 10-16-2020, 11:35 AM
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I have a separate insurance policy on my sewing machines - I'd be much more heartbroken to lose my stash.

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Old 10-16-2020, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
I have a separate insurance policy on my sewing machines - I'd be much more heartbroken to lose my stash.
I have to agree sadly, I can replace my Juki 2010 and my Janome HD3000 and my serger but I do adore my stash...I've spent awhile carefully curating the best fabric stash!
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Old 10-17-2020, 03:39 AM
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my stash is too big to rescue.
i would console myself by using some of the insurance $$$ to replace it.

the upside - in addition to "having to" buy fabric would be the much more sensible approach i would take.
no more "just because". what i need, when i need it.
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Old 10-17-2020, 06:29 AM
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I love my Janome machines but I could not part with my Bernina 770...it does just about everything except the dishes and laundry.
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Old 10-17-2020, 09:02 AM
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Oh my gosh Macybaby! How many machines do you have? I am searching for an old singer (are they all featherweights? I am not sure) and now i know where they all are!
well at least they are all proudly displayed and not trashed in the basement.

I FEEL like i need more machines but do i really? I personally can only sew on one at a time.

And i do own: 2 Bernina, 1 Kenmore, 1 serger, 1 Janome, and an old something or other my granddaughter found and thought I might like it
When did we all become “collectors” of sewing machines!!!
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Old 10-17-2020, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
only one? Don't know if that's possible.
They are beautiful!

Do they all work?

Do you get around to running (the working ones) at least once a year?
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Old 10-17-2020, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by jmoore View Post
I love my Janome machines but I could not part with my Bernina 770...it does just about everything except the dishes and laundry.
I agree! That thing is way smarter than me
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Old 10-18-2020, 04:21 AM
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I have five s/m and my DD has one whom I recently moved in with but she does not sew, and I just recently had her's serviced. I only own vintage and ancient models, but they are all working machines. The answer to the question is which one would I keep, my late mother's 1957 Singer 401A, it's been with me all through high school and both of my marriages and my three daughters and four grand children. My second DD borrowed it for a month and made all her decorations for her wedding and I've been quilting with it for the last sixteen years. So it's the 401A

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