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    My husband was reading the first two posts over my shoulder. His comment? "My wife is addicted to both!" LOL

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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?
    yes!

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    I want a featherweight really, really bad. Do I need it? No not really. But I remember my mother sewing on one when I was a child. Plus, I'm a very simple sewer. Can't seem to get into all the fancy stuff. I like to piece on a very simple machine. My mom has an Elna Quilter and I do some FMQ on it, but I never use the fancy stuff. Trying to save my change to buy a featherweight.

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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?
    Gee I have it, just didn't know there was a name for it! YOu hit it on the head for me! I have been the last two weeks looking at FW and 301's on ebay & craigslist! I already have two janomes that I enjoy! I have a Singer 99 and a 15 that are tanks. I haven't even looked at the 99 since I brought it home hardly and yet I have my dh convinced I could use another!!!! Did I mention I have two sergers also? I sold my treadle years ago when we moved, now I think I need to buy another! Like you, I have very little time for this addiction, and yet I still have SMAD! :lol:

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    I have a total of 10 machines. I went through the same thing. I am a collector. :roll:

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    Hi Neighbor, someday we will have to meet. do you go to the serendipity qs in dagsboro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashnquilt
    Personally I think it must be something in our blood! I average about 3 years between machine purchases. For some reason, completely unknown to me, I can come up with some excuse to purchase a new machine of some type i.e. more powerful machine motor, more stitches, more features, etc. Since my sister is the same way, I honestly believe it is in our blood.

    That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!
    I love your rationale :D

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    Hmm - not so much machine lust, but the desire to buy another machine exactly like the one I currently have and really like. I have this thought that I better have a spare stowed away because someday my current machine will give out and I won't be able to find another that I like as much. Kind of like buying several of the same shirt or pants because they'll never make anything like those again in my lifetime! Argh - why do I have anxiety attacks over stuff like this??!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boscobd
    Hmm - not so much machine lust, but the desire to buy another machine exactly like the one I currently have and really like. I have this thought that I better have a spare stowed away because someday my current machine will give out and I won't be able to find another that I like as much. Kind of like buying several of the same shirt or pants because they'll never make anything like those again in my lifetime! Argh - why do I have anxiety attacks over stuff like this??!!
    You are not alone. I keep thinking I need another brother like I have, because if this one wears out, I would have an anxiety attack. :mrgreen:

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    I have three machines, each a justified purchase: :wink:
    1. Husqvarna Viking 500 computerized sewing machine, my first "fancy" sewing machine, bought a couple of years after I got married. I needed it to decorate our new home, plus at that time I was still sewing clothes and had just discovered quilting.
    2. Husqvarna Viking Mega Quilter for my new machine quilting frame. Do I need to say more?
    3. Bernina Artista 730E, my dream machine! Love to machine embroider, and I can sew on #1 while #3 is embroidering!

    Before I got the Bernina I did have an inexpensive embroidery machine, but I passed it on to a friend that really wanted it.

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    I have 4 sewing machines and a serger. Went to a church rummage sale and bought a vintage White machine, with all the attachments in the original tin (most of them still wrapped in cellophane), the manual still had the warrantee cards in it and I KNOW that machine had maybe been used once. It cost me a whole $3.00!!! I gave it to a friend who wanted to learn to quilt but couldn't afford to buy a machine. I really wanted to keep it, but, I figured I could pay it forward a little and I could use the good Karma.

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    I have that disorder too I have a room full of machines and just put a Janome 1200D surger on lay away it will only be my 5th serger so I have 9 machines in my sewing room now 10 will make a even number

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    SM hoarders, there is a good looking Singer Rocket or Rocketeer on ebay right now. $189 bid or $229 buy it now. I think that is a really good price.

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    I have too many machines, too. The problem is that when you have them it is hard to get rid of them. They each seem to have their purpose, but they all take up space and have to be maintained!!

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    Oh, I have the same problem and shame on me, because I haven't even learned what I need on my sigerxl 1000. Use my old pfaff for everything. But it is still fun to look.

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    I'm curios, has or does anyone use a surger for quilting? When I sew demin I use a 3 step zig zag on my viking, Surger just sounds easy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheryl rearick
    I'm curios, has or does anyone use a surger for quilting? When I sew demin I use a 3 step zig zag on my viking, Surger just sounds easy?
    I use my serger seldom, because I cant seem to coordinate how to sew a flat lock seam, or a curve,, so for me it only works when I need a neat seam finish that has to be trimmed, although it is easier than zig zagging an edge, :-)

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    I have a whole pile of machines, and the last two weeks I have needed three! The Featherweight was having problems with the thread catching in the bobbin area so it went out of town to be repaired. Then my Pfaff threw a tension fit and usually I can get it corrected, but not this time, so when I go after the Featherweight I will take the Pfaff for repair. Now I am sewing on my Babylock machine and so far it is hanging together! It's okay to have several backups!

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    Maybe thats why we have so many machines. Twice I have been left without my machine. Well, I then got a backup and then another and now I'm okay, if ones gets sick or dies.

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    All these comments make me feel justified...hee hee hee

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