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Thread: You Ever Wonder?

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    You Ever Wonder?

    Do you ever wonder if people really look at your work? My husband and I restore sewing machines and I need to be inspired at times on things to demonstrate their handling abilities. Since ever piece is a one of a kind that goes with the machine to the buyer- whether on ebay or private I need to constantly be thinking through these. Below are two recent appliques done for machines that just sold on ebay. The inspiration for both of these came from portions of quilts that others on this site have graciously shared and have inspired. The pumpkin was done on a 1950s Singer 201 using metalic thread and sewed like a dream which was somewhat surprising for a machine not designed with that application in mind. The cats were on a 1950s Singer 319 which was fun to play with, had I had more time I would have loved to use a variety of the decorative stitches the machine was capable of. Well, on to another applique and a new machine- always a new project -thanks for the inspriration
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    Wow! Your stitching on those vintage machines is wonderful! I collect old Singers and just recently sold a beautiful 319, black, in table, and I even had the original sales receipt from 1956! The original owner paid $275 way back then and I sold it for $275! Pretty good, huh? I just love the old Singers!

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    Those are awesome. Beautiful quilted wall hangings.

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    I do like to see pictures of works others have done. I like to see how something has been quilted. I have hand quilted a few quilts but I recently bought a new sewing machine to try some machine quilting. I have yet to do a large quilt but have played at a few smaller pieces. Still chicken.

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    Thats very interesting. Your very knowledgeable. Sounds like thats a good thing in your line of work. I like your demo pieces. Thats pretty cool the facts about the machines and what they can do.
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    They look great! Vintage how nice!

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    Wow! I love both of them.

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    I love your work. It's great!!!
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    I'm new to the quilting world and never thought of appreciating old sewing machines. After finding this website, I've been enlightend to the love that people have for the vintage machines. Your work proves that they are not just a piece of history but still able to make beautiful stitching. Thank's for sharing.
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    Nice work. Really love the cats!
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    I love them both..the first one just made me think of Cinderella, bibity bobbity boo...the pumkin changes into a carriage. The gold thread gave me that feeling. And the kitties...do you ever wonder what they think..if they do, when they stare out the windows? Great little projects. Great work and on vintage machines. Thank you for showing.

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    Great story. Charming quilts. Above the mark customer service is awesome in this day and age. Thanks for sharing.

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    Cute quilts! Yes, the old machines are great. I have 2 which I have been using, one a Singer 348 and the other is the first model of the Husqvarna 'computerised' machine that is about 30+ years old. They both work beautifully and I love them to bits.
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    Sooo cute! You did a beautiful job on both
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    Love them and how lucky are the people you sold the machines to and the gift you gave them from that machine is so amazing. Thanks for sharing.
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    great idea to do a piece with each machine that you are selling. I like the old machines and it would make me feel more comfortable seeing how well it can sew. Your little wall hangings are very cute. Great job.
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    Really cute!
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    What a wonderful idea and gift to go with the vintage machines you sell.
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    Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm for old machines. I, too, use my mother's 1950's 201 machine, and was very impressed when I used metallic thread to do some FMQ. It did a really nice job. I use it for all my sewing although I have a newer, fancier machine that is used mostly for its decorative stitches. Love my trusty old machine.

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    Your work is beautiful. I need to work more with my 401A it will do a lot of things I have never tried in the 53 years I have owned it. I love looking at all the beautiful work shown here. I have got a lot ideas looking at them.

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    I really really really really like these. And just in case I haven't made my point, I really like these!
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    You are amazing and I would be totally delighted to receive something like those when I bought a machine. I hope the new owners appreciate the extra mile you go with your sales!

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    What a great remembering of all the work and care that goes into restoring these little gems!

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    Soooo cute! I'd buy from you, because of your amazing customer service, if nothing else!

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    Tha is absolutely awesome!
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