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    Quote Originally Posted by dixiechunk
    Yup, and I am one such addict. At one point I had over 30 machines. All perfectly useable.
    Now THIS is an addiction! What did you do with them all? Where did you store them?

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    Have to see how big the embr. machine is. Will probably give one of the sergers to my daughter. Of course, her family does not sew. They come to Grandma.

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    Well, some I gave away. Some I have stored. Most are scattered around the house. If they are in cabinets they act as tables. Featherweights and Kenmore 1020s and 1030s take up very little room actually.
    Quote Originally Posted by justflyingin
    Quote Originally Posted by dixiechunk
    Yup, and I am one such addict. At one point I had over 30 machines. All perfectly useable.
    Now THIS is an addiction! What did you do with them all? Where did you store them?

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    wow, you win the golden smad award. 30 machines, do you have a favorite?

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    I am right with you ladies. I have two Bernina's and a HQ16 and still looking. Let's face it we can only sew with one at a time but what a party it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    I used to have machine envy, seeing everyone's great machines here on the board. That is until I got my Viking Sapphire! I just love that thing! It run so great, hardly ever a problem, no snarling or breaking thread. My 20 year old singer is still here for a backup and I just got a Singer treadle. My life is complete.... :)
    I have the Sapphire 875 and I just love it! Also have 3 Singer treadles,2 Berninas,3 Featherweights,a Pfaff... If the electricity goes out I can still sew. :lol: I'm prepared. One of the treadles does a zig zag stitch too. When I moved to Texas in 1994 I had one machine, a lovely Bernina 1031; still use it sometimes. A sewing machine is a power tool, that's what I tell my DH. :D
    i agree. it is the Tim Allen, Tool Time in all of us. if they make it we will come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginnie6
    I have machine lust. There I said it. I don't need a new machine. Really i don't. I have several older ones now that aren't being used to their potential. And I mean there's only 1 of me and I only have a limited amount of time to sew. So why am I looking at machines online and drooling over them? Why is a cheap Brother machine at WM making my heart flutter? My old White does a perfectly good job...she even does fmq if the user would get better at it! And she's a pretty green color too. Is there a thing as machine addiction like there is fabric addiction?
    D E F I N I T E L Y !!!

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    Oh geez....there are more of us out there!!! I have way too many machines, don't NEED another, but am always ogling them!

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    I have a perfectly good Elna that I would never part with and my original, a Sears. But I dream about having a duplicate to my mother's White. I haven't quilte got FW fever yet, but I did like my grandmother's machine. I'm sure the day is coming when I will want one like it. A new machine - not so much.

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    I think there is. I think it goes with our hobby. I have one machine that does embroidery, so I try not to move it much. I also have an older Viking that I used as my traveler; it sews perfectly, but it was so heavy. So a couple years ago my husband bought me a new Janome, a little heavier than the Jem, but with more capability. Also lighter than my old Viking. So with 3 machines, that should do me for a lifetime. But I sure enjoy reading over the advertisements in quilting magazines. They are always coming up with newer, faster and better ways to make our sewing experience more enjoyable!

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    So is there a support group for those with SMAD? I have 3 BabyLocks (Esante, Ellure and Ellegante, my old (and I love it) New Home 7000, an even older New Home, an Imagine serger, a Singer serger (that I keep set as a cover stitch machine) and my treadle (that I keep for when electricity becomes impossible to afford LOL). Just gave away an embellisher that I used almost never. Yikes, I need a support group...wait, I have you guys..

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    I have a Janome Horizon (MC7700) which was a trade-up on my 5-year old Janome MC6600O; when I bought my quilting frame a Janome 1600P came with it which was only 4 years old. I have an Elna serger also. I also have a 20-year old Singer, which I keep just in case, but I have been so spoiled with the Horizon that I think I will donate it to charity pretty soon. Once in a while I look at other machines, or wish I could get an embroidery machine, but for the kind of sewing & quilting I do, I prefer hand embroidery. I guess I am not 'SMAD'.

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    I just bought a new Brother 6000D Quatro and it is only 2 days old but I am loving it. I don't think I am addicted because I haven't sewn in years, but I am getting ready to retire in about a year and am thinking I need a creative outlet. I wanted to learn quilting, but so far my spare time has been embroidering. I have lots of time to learn though. It is fun...

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    I have 5 machines and only use 2 full time, others aren't as good as the 2 identical ones I use full time.

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    It is a true addiction I have 3 only bought 1 new other two are used. But I am always looking for a embroidery machine but it is not to be on my ss disability. But I can still window shop and dream

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    So... I think we Americans have so much that we don't recognize when enough is enough. (When will I have enough fabric, for example? Today was the last day for the 25% discount. I had to sit on my hands to NOT to order fabric that I didn't need so that I wouldn't feed my addition. But I DID IT!) When I feel the adrenaline rush that comes from the potential of making an unnecessary purchase, I feel most successful when I take the money I'm ABOUT to spend needlessly/waste and give it to people who really need it. Otherwise, I just have more STUFF to get rid of later. Some days I do better than others ;)

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    I have a Viking I bought 35 years ago, still running hard and well. I do look at some of the others I think because they are new and clean (smile) Paid $400.00 back then recond it will last me the rest of my life. I need to stop drooling....

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    Lue, Any old time I can make you feel better, just pass the money my way. lol just kidding.

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    Definitely got a favorite...one or the other of my 7 Featherweights. BTW, you live just up the road from me, I'm in Delmar. Hello neighbor!
    Quote Originally Posted by nhweaver
    wow, you win the golden smad award. 30 machines, do you have a favorite?

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    I am the same way...I saw the brother project runway at walmart and really wanted it...They are supposed to be really good machines....I love machines too!

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    Don't forget to take your machines out about every six to eight months and run them for a minute or so to prevent them from freezing up. The old oil can gel and seize up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginnie6
    I have machine lust. There I said it. I don't need a new machine. Really i don't. I have several older ones now that aren't being used to their potential. And I mean there's only 1 of me and I only have a limited amount of time to sew. So why am I looking at machines online and drooling over them? Why is a cheap Brother machine at WM making my heart flutter? My old White does a perfectly good job...she even does fmq if the user would get better at it! And she's a pretty green color too. Is there a thing as machine addiction like there is fabric addiction?
    You are, after all, asking an entire community of quilters, sewers and embroiders if you have a "disease" where a new machine is concerned!!!!! I have an old 1230 Bernina, a Viking #1+, Designer II, Designer 1 and an SE/LE. I have already sold my old Viking #1 and am getting ready to sell/donate my #1+ and Designer II machines. I just can't give up my 1230 Bernina (love that machine), or the Designer I or the SE. I am trying to be "normal" about this but the lady who is looking at the #1+ and Designer II already has two other machines. If this is a disease I have it and apparently it is catching. Never does a day go by that I don't look somewhere on the Internet for different kinds of machines. I'm not greedy, I just love to see what is out in the market. As for having machines that aren't being used to their full potential, you don't have to use machines in that way, we love them, we feel comforted, we feel useful and yes we even feel creative. If you have the financial means to purchase a new machine don't feel guilty just enjoy the chase looking for your new baby. Good Luck

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    I need a 12 step program for buying machines.....I know the heart flutter, increased pulse rate, etc. GO FOR IT lol

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    I love this. I started out with a Kenmore for 26 years. When it died, I now have 8. I really didn't need the last ones, but they called to me and I couldn't let them be lonely. :D

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    Yes i have seen it on here a lot of times , so you are not alone

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