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Thread: Singer 301A

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    Singer 301A

    Woooo Hoooo! She didn't have to ask me twice if I wanted it. I've only been hinting for years. Today my mom asked if I wanted it TODAY since my son was in town to help me move it. She said there is only one catch... if she needs something sewn I have to sew it. No problem! Now let's load it up in the truck before she changes her mind :-)

    I got it home and took it apart, cleaned it, oiled and lubed it, put it all back together and took pictures. My guess is that Mom never ever, ever cleaned it. Some of the dust bunnies were so old they had died up in there LOL I know she oiled it once in a while, but the original tube of lubricant was still in one of the drawers and it didn't look like it had been used. It was a little dinged up, but full. The machine runs so smooth and everything seems to work. I haven't tried any of the attachments, but there is a fancy schmacy binder foot that just might come in handy for quilting
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    Congrats!!! I have one just like her only she is black and in a queenann cabinet. They are wonderful machines!!!!!

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    Congrats on a great gift from Mom.
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    Great gift from your Mom. Your going to love her, you do however have to name her, LOL
    I have one with the long bed, love her, her name is Big Sissy
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    Super Member charmpacksplus's Avatar
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    I think I'll name her Wanda after my mother.

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    Congrats! My 301A is black. Great looking cabinet. Are you able to take yours out to the cabinet? Mine has clips and I love that feature. Also, has the knee control. Can tell you are already loving yours.
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    Congrats. What a great gift. I don't have one yet but it's on my #1 list. Great name. One of my FW's name is Wanda too.
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    I have 3, 301's!! I love them!

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    You are one lucky lady....great mom to let you have it.
    Beth/Bernina 730 machine.

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    Congratulations. She and her cabinet are beauties.
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    You did a beautiful job cleaning her up! Now enjoy!
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    Congrats! I hope you have as much fun with yours as I do with mine. It took me several years to talk my mom into letting me have hers also. LOL.
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    She's a beauty. I just bought a 301 (without the cabinet) and have to have the cords replaced, but I can't wait to sew on her.

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    Congrats! Great looking machine. I am on the prowl for one -

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    YES, Wanda would be the perfect name!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenda m View Post
    Congrats! My 301A is black. Great looking cabinet. Are you able to take yours out to the cabinet? Mine has clips and I love that feature. Also, has the knee control. Can tell you are already loving yours.
    Yes, mine can be removed from the cabinet very easily and also has the knee control.
    I learned to sew on this machine when I was about 10 or 12 years old so it's like having a long lost child in the house. :-)

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    I got mine from my mom last summer. I love it. Great machine!
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    Congrats!!!!!

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    Good for you! I am so glad your mother gave her to you!
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    How wonderful for you. Great machine.

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    Awesome! The cabinet is great also....

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    Quote Originally Posted by charmpacksplus View Post
    I think I'll name her Wanda after my mother.
    I am sure that "Wanda" will be loved for years to come. As well as your mother!! The machine and cabinet are beautiful. Best of luck with her.
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    the old ones are the best!

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    Congrats on your machine! I have a two-tone, but no accessories or cabinet. Here's to many happy sewing hours for you!
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    So glad your Mother didn't have a garage sale without your knowledge.

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