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Thread: What do you wish your sewing machine would do?

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    These thoughts have been going through my mind this weekend.

    I wish, I wish, my machine would
    1. kindly step the needle over all pins it's sewing over
    2. alert me somehow exactly when the bobbin runs out
    3. Whisper "You're doing great!" every now and then to encourage me.

    And you?

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    Warn me in advance before there is a issue with tension, bobbin running out of thread, jaming etc.
    No computer, embroidry all the designs in the world
    Dependable
    Never have to mess with tension again
    threads the machine and bobbin by itself.

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    I wish mine would learn to take bottom thread from spools instead of bobbins.

    I wish it would read my mind when I run into things that don't quite look like I'd envisioned.

    Grow a feeler that would automatically sew set distances from edges without changing feet.

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    Alert me when the bobbin is going to run out.

    I love my machine. It threads the needle for me. :-)

    I don't sew over pins any longer. I thought I broke my expensive sewing machine once because of a pin. At that time I had only had it for a couple of months. Not going through that sick feeling again. :? :-)

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    I wish mine would learn to take bottom thread from spools instead of bobbins.
    Oooo--good one!!

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    wow, what creative answers. my favorite is my machine talking to me. wow, what if we could tell our machines about our project and it gave us helpful info before we got into trouble...like: are you sure you want to do that? (sew to wrong side, etc.) and the encouragement thing would be great too. non-quilters have no idea what we go through to make them gifts of love. c

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    I wish my machine always sewed a perfect 1/4" seam (not the sorry one I sew!!)

    I wish my machine quilted perfect even-length free motion stitches every time (because I cannot afford the fancy machine that does!!)

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    I would like my machine to free motion quilt easily...
    I would like it to take bobbin thread from a large spool...
    I think it would be cool if I could sew pieces, hands free...feed 'em and be done...
    K

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    i wish my machine would turn into a beutiful woman lol

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    the dishes, laundry and rake the leaves

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    i wish my machine would tell my husband ,buy nellie a long arm quilting machine so she can let me rest

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    clean my house and cook dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genghis khan
    i wish my machine would turn into a beutiful woman lol
    LMAO!!

    That's the BEST one I've read!!

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    I wish mine would pull the pins for me before it comes to them.
    Magically never run out of bobbin thread.
    Change thread colors in an instant and then rethread itself.
    Go to the bathroom for me, so I don't have to stop and get up and go
    I'm sure I can think of much more, but agree with what others have posted....EXCEPT for turning into a beautiful woman! lol

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    I was afraid to get off course but I would really like it if I could burn the same (or more) number of calories sitting at the sewing machine as I would get while running on the treadmill. OK, I would settle for walking on the treadmill since that's all I do anyway.

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    I wish mine would provide winning Powerball numbers...in advance.

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    I'm all by myself when sewing, so it would be nice if it talked and gave me lessons...a cup of coffee now and then would be good. :D

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    I wish my sewing machine would get busy as soon as I leave the room and put everything back in it's place, vac the mess of threads and such off the carpet, reorganize my fabric, etc., etc., etc., and of course sew all my projects perfect...IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK??? :wink:

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    I wish my machine had a "make it fit' button to press so that seams and blocks fitted perfectly.

    ranger

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    wow, love these answers but I agree if my machine would go to the bathroom for me and get the phone! before caller gives up bc i am slow, (fibromyalgia), then i wouldn't get distracted from my project. oh yeah, have a phone right there, duh...ok, so make more free time for me to sew. that would be a GREAT machine. hey, GK, you could make a cover for machine with woman on it? ...not the same? sorry, lol.

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    Change thread colors in an instant and then rethread itself.
    Good one!! :D

    You folks crack me up! :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    Change thread colors in an instant and then rethread itself.
    Good one!! :D

    You folks crack me up! :lol: :lol:
    I wish it would do it now since I'm doing some applique. lol

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    I too wish it could talk to me... sometimes I would like to know if my machine would like to try something it hasn't yet, or work on a different kind of project. It has feelings too you know.... It tells us each time it is p 'ed off and breaks threads, needles, or weird da clunk da clunk da clunk sounds!!!

    THEY HAVE FEELINGS TOO!!!

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    I wish my machine would sew my UFO's while I am gone and cut the fabric for quilts.

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    I too wish it could talk to me... sometimes I would like to know if my machine would like to try something it hasn't yet, or work on a different kind of project. It has feelings too you know.... It tells us each time it is p 'ed off and breaks threads, needles, or weird da clunk da clunk da clunk sounds!!!
    Great ideas!!! :D


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