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    Super Member Lyncat's Avatar
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    Wow, great deals. Maybe I need to start shopping on the other side of town, because the pickings are thin on the west side!

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    Great thrift store finds.

    In the left corner of the first photo I spied a chest just like one I used to have. It orginally was a secretary/desk that my MIL had that she painted beige. The top was broken so badly that DH had to cut it off and I used the bottom as a desk, the front dropped down to form a desk and it had little cubby holes to put papers, etc. I antiqued it and used it for at least 25 years and sold it at a yard sale for about $25 dollars. Imagine my surprise when I saw it at a local antique shop advertised as a
    'gentleman's desk' with a price tag of $250!

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    Fabulous. I would be terrified to purchase a serger I didn't know anything about. You must be a very experienced serger. Seems to me that in the long run the older ones are perfect. probably easier too.
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    Great finds!! I'm always looking at the thrift stores for good buys. What is someone elses junk is always someone elses treasure.

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    Great stuff, aren't thrift/resale shops fun.

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    Wow ~ nice finds!! Guess I'd better start hitting the thrift stores more often.
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    Wow, Lucky, Lucky you. What a wonderful deal you found. Some day my ship will come in. I hope you enjoy your new "toys".

    Have a blessed day.

    debra
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    Wow. Great finds. I love going to second hand stores and yard sales. Ya never know what you'll find. You did good.
    Kim

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    Lucky you!!! Congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elainequilts View Post
    I have this table and love it.
    I bought this table years ago for my Bernina 830 Record, and took off the top section when I got my Janome6600P a couple years ago. It is still serving me well, altho I have to add a card table beside it when working on a larger piece. You got some great bargains, girl!
    KEEP CALM and CARRY ON!!

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    What a great find!! You lucky duck!! Have fun with all your goodies.
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    I am fairly new to quilting. I know you serge the edges of materials to prevent fraying but what else can you do with a serger?

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    What a great day you had. Enjoy.
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    Sounds like a great haul to me.

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    That serger for 12.99--if it works and does need major repair..what a deal! Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GheckoAZ View Post
    Took a picture with my phone since the other picture wouldn't upload.
    I am so happy for you to find all that. That is terrific Good for you!

    Hugs to you and yours

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drw52372 View Post
    How does the table work? It looks sort of small to me. Could you take a picture with the machine on it and post. Very interesting.
    I use the table in it's down position. My machine does not fit in the slot, it needs to be made a little wider.It works great for me in the laid down position as I used to have my machine on an old 1970 Singer cabinet that I got from Goodwill for 19.00 including the machine. I love our Goodwill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfsquare View Post
    Fabulous. I would be terrified to purchase a serger I didn't know anything about. You must be a very experienced serger. Seems to me that in the long run the older ones are perfect. probably easier too.
    I've never used one before but I coudn't not get it. It was in the original box with the styraform(sp) still around it. It does not look like it has been used very much if at all. Unfortunately the manuel is not there but I have found a download for one online. My LQS told me to bring it in and she would help me with it as they have projects that they use sergers.

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    I used to have a table just like that for my Bernina1031, bought it 20 years ago. Gave it to a friend about 10 yrs ago, its toast now, she had a house fire.

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    Cha-ching! You really hit the jackpot!
    Have fun!!

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    Congrats on your great finds!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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