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    Allsaints Spitalfields - sewing machine hoarders!

    Just found this image while surfing around:

    Hope it works!

    looks like the clothing store is decorating with vintage machines... hundreds of them. Stores are in the UK and also Boston, Washington, Chicago, etc.

    This link has amazing pictures. Worth a visit even if the clothing is "too cool" for quilters to wear.
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    Wow! wouldn't that be something to see!

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    OMGoodness, that is something, Thanks for sharing.
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    Way cooler than the metal security gates but I bet they work even better. Very cool picture but it makes me want to rescue them!

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    Thanks for the links. Looks like great fun.
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    OMG. I have this mental image of all of us vintage machine enthusiasts standing outside of the window drooling like Pavlov's dogs.
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    Coool I think I could spend the day just gazing!

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    very neat thanks

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    Yes, seen this image. Also there is a store in SF with machines in store window that I want to see as I do my holiday shopping in the City.

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    Is that why the prices on vintage machines has gone up so much in the past 2 years? Hummmmm.....kinda dumb if you ask me. Just using them as, literally, window dressing. What happens if they change their minds about it? Where will all the ladies go????

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Is that why the prices on vintage machines has gone up so much in the past 2 years? Hummmmm.....kinda dumb if you ask me. Just using them as, literally, window dressing. What happens if they change their minds about it? Where will all the ladies go????
    Hopefully they don't trash them when the store has decided to change the "look". Let's hope they sell them off or donate to those of us that love to sew with vintage machines.

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    Allsaints Spitalfields-sewing machine hoarders

    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Hopefully they don't trash them when the store has decided to change the "look". Let's hope they sell them off or donate to those of us that love to sew with vintage machines.
    Maybe we should e-mail them and request them not to trash the ladies,that we will take them, Dottie Bug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    OMG. I have this mental image of all of us vintage machine enthusiasts standing outside of the window drooling like Pavlov's dogs.
    I can't wait I'm already drooling ,LOL can't find a bucket to fill up with the drool LOL

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    Wow! What an amazing display!

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    My son went to Chicago and sent me pictures of the Allsaints there... He knew I would love the machines. He was a little disappointed that I was already aware of these stores and the sewing machine windows. I told him this is just a testimony to how many millions of these machines are out there. So many millions were made and the vast majority of them are still running, or can be refurbished to run.

    One day Allsaints will decide to change their look, and all these machines will end up FOR SALE! Woo, hooo, won't that be great?
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    Thanks for the laugh. I love it. It's just gorgeous.

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    i can see the mob of renegade quilters, driven mad by the sight of all those hoarded vintage machines.....they all have masks made of old quilts to pull over their heads, and they are smuggling in their custom made bow tie sacks to stash their stolen machines in after they use a new plastic geared machine, tossed through the plate glass window, to grant freedom to all those imprisoned beauties... i call dibs on a featherweight!!!!!
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    Was in Las Vegas last summer and on the second floor of the Cosmopolitan Casino downtown is an All Saints store with sewing machines just like this. There are many larger sewing machines inside the store and yes it is a clothing store but when you sew all your looking at is the many hundreds of sewing machines not the cloths that is hanging from large spools. You could spend many hours just looking and the primative old sewing machines.

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    Thanks for sharing the site. One could go crazy in that shop.

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    I was in Las Vegas last week with my grown children - daughter in law went into their store there because we saw the full window of old (non functioning) machines. Great display, interesting clothes! It was great fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muv View Post
    I hate Allsaints. Enough said.


    I rather agree with you Muv. Just think of all of those vintage machines that could be living in a good and caring homes like ours. Shame on them and pity those poor orphans having to live in store windows just being stared at.
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    There's one in here in Chicag. I haven't seen it myself. My boys, 8 & 10, told me about it. "Mom, it's like they're in jail, waiting for you to bust them out". Lol

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