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Forum: Main
03-30-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 17,859
Posted By Skratchie

IMO, there are only two questions. 1) Do...

IMO, there are only two questions.

1) Do you want it?
2) Can you afford it?

If the answer to both questions is yes, then why do you need to "justify" it? I'm really not sure why we feel the...
Forum: Main
10-20-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,621
Posted By Skratchie

I intensely dislike my 8900.

I intensely dislike my 8900.
07-24-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,281
Posted By Skratchie

Absolutely. It's always been my intention to...

Absolutely. It's always been my intention to re-seal the wood and make it lovely again. I think it will be beautiful once all the tar is off of it!
07-24-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,281
Posted By Skratchie

Yesterday, I went and got some Simple Green and...

Yesterday, I went and got some Simple Green and tried it on the back of the cabinet. This is after I'd scrubbed a decent area with a toothbrush and Murphy's Oil Soap. I was amazed and disgusted by...
07-23-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4,880
Views: 736,283
Posted By Skratchie

The smart aleck in me wanted to ask if he had it...

The smart aleck in me wanted to ask if he had it assayed to get those results.

Don't judge me; I think the Simple Green is beginning to fry my mind. :D
07-22-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,281
Posted By Skratchie

How in the world do I clean this?

The Rocketeer I bought a couple weeks ago came with a cabinet. I've managed to rid the machine itself of the tobacco scent through cleaning and airing but how in the world do I get the smell off the...
07-22-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4,880
Views: 736,283
Posted By Skratchie

I dunno ... seems a little steep to me! ...

I dunno ... seems a little steep to me!

http://houston.craigslist.org/atq/4570042652.html
07-21-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,119
Posted By Skratchie

Beautiful machine! Congrats!

Beautiful machine! Congrats!
07-21-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,522
Posted By Skratchie

i gave up on "perfect" and went with...

i gave up on "perfect" and went with "serviceable" a while back. It was ver freeing! Lol
07-21-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,522
Posted By Skratchie

I have a long tray I bought from the Container...

I have a long tray I bought from the Container Store that's made of clear acrylic that sits beside my machine. It holds a little square tray for bobbins, scissors, feet ... whatever it is I want to...
07-11-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,435
Posted By Skratchie

It's actually in really good shape. I took it...

It's actually in really good shape. I took it apart and cleaned the gears and everything today ... later tonight, I'll grease them and oil everything. It wasn't too dirty, really - I mean, it could...
07-10-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,435
Posted By Skratchie

I found a 500A on eBay with the same table mine...

I found a 500A on eBay with the same table mine has, and it sold for $202 ... it does say it has "extras" but it didn't go into any detail as to what that might entail. And it did have a broken hasp...
Forum: Main
07-10-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,663
Posted By Skratchie

You know, I've seen a lot of grousing from folks...

You know, I've seen a lot of grousing from folks about how they can't make money selling quilts, and that a big part of that is Etsy. But based on some of the outrageous prices I see mentioned here...
07-09-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,435
Posted By Skratchie

I took the plunge

And bought my first vintage machine. I may have paid a little too much for it, but since I've never done this before, I'm not sure. The price was lower than a lot of others I've seen for this machine...
Forum: Main
06-26-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,792
Posted By Skratchie

Hiya, Rip! I totally will skip a movie in...

Hiya, Rip!

I totally will skip a movie in favor of fabric! Lol
Forum: Main
06-26-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,792
Posted By Skratchie

I have seen a lot of threads here lately about...

I have seen a lot of threads here lately about the high cost of this, or the ridiculous cost of that. It has occurred to me that the reality is, everything is increasing in price, including this...
Forum: Main
06-23-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,766
Posted By Skratchie

This is why, when a friend asks me what sewing...

This is why, when a friend asks me what sewing machine I recommend for someone who's never sewn, I tell them to go to Walmart and buy the nicest Brother machine they can afford there. There's no...
Forum: Main
06-20-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,332
Posted By Skratchie

I don't prewash anything and I've never seen that...

I don't prewash anything and I've never seen that sort of shrinkage. Heck, on average, my shrinkage is less than 3%.
Forum: Main
06-20-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,125
Posted By Skratchie

Not sure what your budget is, but I bought the...

Not sure what your budget is, but I bought the Brother DreamCreator VM5100 in large part because of the AWESOME lighting. I LOVE it. Well, I love that machine for everything it does, but the lighting...
Forum: Main
06-20-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,730
Posted By Skratchie

If you already have a Janome, then you might want...

If you already have a Janome, then you might want to stick with Janome. I had used Brother machines exclusively for ages, then bought a Janome 8900. I've never bonded with it, so I bought another...
Forum: Main
06-20-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,465
Posted By Skratchie

Actually, "organic" doesn't save on chemicals at...

Actually, "organic" doesn't save on chemicals at all - it's just a different chemical. There are still chemicals involved.

And I will say that while I'm not necessarily happy about the increases...
Forum: Main
06-19-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,465
Posted By Skratchie

It's organic. Most organic cottons are much more...

It's organic. Most organic cottons are much more expensive than "regular" cotton. My personal opinion is that organic cotton is a gimmick. I wouldn't pay for it myself.
Forum: Main
06-16-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,590
Posted By Skratchie

The 1+ uses the HUS format for embroidery. You...

The 1+ uses the HUS format for embroidery. You can buy an Amazing Box at Amazon.com that will write the HUS format, and a lot of the design websites still produce & sell HUS designs (emblibrary, for...
Forum: Main
06-15-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,590
Posted By Skratchie

I have my mom's #1+ and it's a great little...

I have my mom's #1+ and it's a great little machine. It makes the PERFECT quarter inch seam with the foot she gave me for that purpose. She bought it new and it cost quite a bit of money back then,...
Forum: Main
06-15-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,889
Posted By Skratchie

I live in Houston, so I have the option of...

I live in Houston, so I have the option of attending the quilt show annually here, plus smaller shows that I find out about here and there. I don't go every year to Houston - in fact, I didn't go for...
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