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Thread: Look at what was given to me for free!!!!

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    Cool Look at what was given to me for free!!!!

    I was in the managers office showing them the wall hanging I quilted. A lady was in there and she ask me if I liked to sew, I told her I love to quilt. She told me she had a machine in a cabinet in her closet that she wanted to get rid of. I asked her what would you want for it and she told me I could just have!! I checked it out and this is what I ended up with.
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    What a blessing you received! Priceless!
    Fay

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    Wow! What a wonderful blessing. It looks very clean and ready to sew.

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    Second post of the freebies that was with the Kenmore 1503

    Check out these oldies but goodies.
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    Amazing what comes out of peoples closets ... It looks pristine!!! Have fun , those older models are such incredible work horses.

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    WOW!!!! Those Sears are wonderful. What a great gift.

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    I have a Kenmore of my Mother-in-laws from 1976.

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    What a great thing for her to do. She knew she had found it a good home. Enjoy!

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    Very nice. Have you gotten a chance to try it out yet?

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    Lucky you!

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    I'm so happy for you! There's nothing like these old Kenmore machines for beautiful straight-line sewing.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Congratulations! I had a machine once that used cams. I loved it. It sewed really nice. You got this for free!!

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    Wow, it looks like it's in really good shape!
    Thought for EVERY Day: You know all those things you've always wanted to do? You should go do them.

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    Congratulations!
    She's beautiful.
    In my quilt lab!

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    You are one lucky lady. The machine looks very clean and in good shape. If it hasn't been used for awhile you may want to oil it.

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    wow that is a great vintage machine-congrats
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Upnorthcrafter

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    By golly, I think you hit the jackpot! Nice! These old machines are SO much better than what is available today. I'll take one of these basics any day over all the electronics. You can pretty much service them yourself and since they're mostly metal parts virtually nothing goes wrong with them!

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    Great gift. Hubby and laughed out loud when we saw the Greist attachments. My dad may have made those pieces, and DH inspected them. They both worked for Greist, later called MITE Corp. and one day my dad told me about this nice guy at work. I borrowed Dad's car for a summer job while I was in college, and when I went to pick him up one day he introduced me to this "nice guy." Forty-six years later, Dad is gone, MITE is in our distant past, but my guy is still very nice.
    "The business of life is making memories. In the end, it is all we have." Butler Charlie Carson, Downton Abbey, season 4, episode 3, PBS.

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    How cool is that! It looks as if it has hardly been used....Thanks for sharing the joy

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    My first electric machine in 1973 was just like your free gift and my daughter is now sewing on it. You can`t beat the old beauties.
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    My oh my! Lucky you. Did you buy a lottery ticket?
    The bad news is - time flies.
    The good news is - you're the pilot!

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    Good for you to get this wonderful old machine. The last pictures didn't open, only red x s.
    Another Phyllis
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    Boy oh boy! Aren't you the lucky one. Have fun with the new to you machine.

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    wow that was so nice of her!!!
    QUILTNMO

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    Great machine! Have fun with it.

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