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Thread: What I didn't buy today!

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    Super Member Ditter43's Avatar
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    I went into my favorite thrift store today and they had a sale, any one item for 50% off. I fould an old singer, electric, in a decent cabinet. It was marked $40.00 so I could have bought it for $20.00.I don't know if it worked and I just don't have room for another machine! I am still trying to figure out where to put my tredle when I finish cleaning it up! ;-)

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    Yup, I guess this "collecting" can get out of hand, I had no desire for any "old" machines til I joined this website, now I always keep my eyes open.

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    I hear ya loud and clear! Me 2!

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    please please go back and rescue the old machine, it is calling your name!

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    Ohhhhhhhh If it was one I didn't have, I'd have a heck of a time walking away from it...especially if it was in nice shape.

    If it were better than one I had, I would have bought it and gotten rid of the yuckier one at home.

    YOU ARE ONE TOUGH WOMAN!!! GO GIRL!!!

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    I applaud you for your restraint. I have the same issues when I got to our thrift stores. Of course we don't have sewing machines or fabric at them -- too many quilters in our area -- but I feel like I can't walk out empty handed. I don't need or have room for another pretty piece of glass or nick nack. So I've solved that issue -- I buy for my secret sisters at guild or for my friends for birthday gifts. So I say, good for you!

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    Super Member MaryStoaks's Avatar
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    I have too many wonderful old machines too. You have to decide if you have enough room. I've been gifting some of mine to friends. I would have walked away from the good oldie too.

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    Our Salvation Army had a Singer 306W for only $20. It was in excellent condition but without any manual or feet. I would have bought it but I already have a 306W. It is really hard to pass up the vintage machines.

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    Speaking of old machines, I have a great old Singer that has developed a nasty temperament. It only skips stitches when I am using it at home. When I take it in to be serviced, it doesn't behave badly. The repair man even gives me the samples and the stitches look fine.

    I have replaced the gears and had the tension adjusted. I love this old machine and I have pieced and free-motion quilted many gorgeous quilts on it. Why is it behaving like this?

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    Sometimes we get in a hurry and blaze down the runway and oops a skipped stitch or 2 or 4. It generally happens when we are not smooth on the takeoff. I find myself doing it I literally stomp the foot to go faster instead of slowly increasing the speed. Try slowing down slightly.

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    You have will power. I could not have resisted. LOL

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