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04-07-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Cari-in-Oly

The only way I would spend that much money on a...

The only way I would spend that much money on a sewing machine would be if it did the dishes, cleaned the bathroom and vacuumed for me. When I got my inheritance I had to step back and think hard...
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04-01-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,283
Posted By Cari-in-Oly

Value is subjective. I think they're becoming...

Value is subjective. I think they're becoming over priced just like Featherweights. Vintage sewing machine prices in general are getting out of control. 301s are still very common. Lots of them out...
03-31-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,260
Posted By Cari-in-Oly

For all of you with these reproduction machines,...

For all of you with these reproduction machines, or anyone who is looking at one, there are a few things that will tell you it's a reproduction just by looking at it. The first, and biggest tell is...
03-22-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,342
Posted By Cari-in-Oly

This is an old thread about a Japanese machine,...

This is an old thread about a Japanese machine, piggybacking here while having a current thread for your machine isn't going to get you any more than what you've already been told, sorry.

Cari
03-21-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,574
Posted By Cari-in-Oly

No, they won't. A 99 or a 185 are 3/4 size...

No, they won't. A 99 or a 185 are 3/4 size machines. A 221 is a half size machine so they're nowhere even close to the same size.

Cari
Forum: Main
03-12-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 27,792
Posted By Cari-in-Oly

Actually I paid more for my long arm than I did...

Actually I paid more for my long arm than I did for my car. Priorities you know lol. I used an inheritance to buy both.

Cari
03-03-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,225
Posted By Cari-in-Oly

I don't know Miriam. This really should be a...

I don't know Miriam. This really should be a sticky, it's one of the most educational threads in the whole forum. The info isn't just for vintage machines, it's important stuff for All machines.
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03-03-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,598
Posted By Cari-in-Oly

Miriam I don't think it's Brother built. This is...

Miriam I don't think it's Brother built. This is one seriously cool machine. I'd love to have one of these but same as you, logistics.....

Cari
03-02-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,337
Posted By Cari-in-Oly

I was wondering this too. The 404 is a household...

I was wondering this too. The 404 is a household machine, not meant for heavy work.

Cari
02-26-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 293,394
Posted By Cari-in-Oly

The Remington is very nice. Looks like a Koyo...

The Remington is very nice. Looks like a Koyo built machine.

Cari
Forum: Main
02-20-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 21,919
Posted By Cari-in-Oly

Welcome to QB. Some parts are still available, I...

Welcome to QB. Some parts are still available, I don't know specifically which ones. The only repairman I know of who truly loves these machines lives in American Samoa but Terry truly is the slant...
02-18-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 293,394
Posted By Cari-in-Oly

What was different yesterday than you did today?...

What was different yesterday than you did today? Since it was sewing yesterday you must have done something different. Either you've got it threaded wrong up above, or you threaded the needle wrong,...
02-17-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 293,394
Posted By Cari-in-Oly

Does it look like this? ...

Does it look like this?
http://sgws3productimages.azureedge.net/sgwproductimages/images/154/12-12-2018/74898921282729es.JPG

If so then no, it does not take cams. The darn/embroidery feature is...
02-02-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 15,874
Posted By Cari-in-Oly

I agree with Mickey, you should be able to use...

I agree with Mickey, you should be able to use just about any thread in your 15-91. The key is fine tuning the tension to the particular thread(after matching the thread weight to the needle). These...
01-31-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,879
Posted By Cari-in-Oly

Cathy I do the same thing. I sometimes use muslin...

Cathy I do the same thing. I sometimes use muslin to make a reusable frame. Also, on my rectangle shaped hoops, I have frames made of rubber shelf liner that holds the stabilizer tighter on the long...
01-30-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,879
Posted By Cari-in-Oly

I'm stingy too, lol. I will zigzag pieces of cut...

I'm stingy too, lol. I will zigzag pieces of cut away stabilizer together to make a new piece.

Cari
01-29-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,185
Posted By Cari-in-Oly

ChevyDude65, I totally agree with you. Even on...

ChevyDude65, I totally agree with you. Even on the FB selling pages anything for vintage machines is outrageously priced. Try emailing Cindy Peters, [email protected] She sells good...
01-29-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 15,874
Posted By Cari-in-Oly

What a wonderful gift you have. New cords are...

What a wonderful gift you have. New cords are available, and controllers too, but if yours has the button controller in the bracket for the knee lever, it may just need cleaned and adjusted.

Cari
01-29-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,260
Posted By Cari-in-Oly

First, let me correct a bit of misinformation....

First, let me correct a bit of misinformation. Singer didn't give anybody anything. Other countries were building round bobbin machines long before WWII as Singers patent on it had run out.
The 70s...
01-28-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 15,874
Posted By Cari-in-Oly

I think you mean Elizabeth, New Jersey. Cari

I think you mean Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Cari
01-26-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 15,874
Posted By Cari-in-Oly

Depending on the pattern you choose a large quilt...

Depending on the pattern you choose a large quilt may not be especially hard per se, but a large quilt can be daunting for a beginner. I've been quilting for 10 years, sewing for over 40 years, and...
01-24-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 15,874
Posted By Cari-in-Oly

Ah, I see the real plan now. :thumbup: I've been...

Ah, I see the real plan now. :thumbup: I've been accused of doing the opposite. "Why did you sell that so cheap?" To get it out of here of course.

Cari
01-23-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 15,874
Posted By Cari-in-Oly

Sorry to say she probably won't. $400 is a pretty...

Sorry to say she probably won't. $400 is a pretty lofty goal for such a common machine.

Cari
01-22-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,937
Posted By Cari-in-Oly

Good luck, the black long beds are few and far...

Good luck, the black long beds are few and far between and the most expensive when you do find them for sale.

Cari
01-17-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By Cari-in-Oly

Thanks Bkay, I hadn't seen that video before. ...

Thanks Bkay, I hadn't seen that video before.

Cari
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