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Thread: Hi, my name is Gretchen and I am a Sewing Machineaholic!

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    Nice, a Rainbow of colors.
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    My DH was reading this thread - his comment "the Enablers are at it again"

    He got his infection from this board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart of Dixie View Post
    I would like to see a picture of your Meister. I bought one last summer and love it. The stitches are so nice and even. My machine looks like new. There aren't many around. If you could post a picture of yours I would appreciate it.
    Thanks Dixie

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Size:  766.9 KBHere she is! The machine and case are both in great condition! Was so excited to bring her home! Can't wait to try her out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
    My DH was reading this thread - his comment "the Enablers are at it again"

    He got his infection from this board.
    THis made me chuckle!! As my best friend and I started enabling each other with our machine collections! She actually has the table to my 401A as I had nowhere to hide it in my house! THe table for the 301 is hidden in my daughter's room!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cecilia S. View Post
    There is no cure for your disease.
    The disease is communicable.
    The disease is not fatal.
    There is a twelve step program towards reconciling yourself to the disease; and I can see by your photo that you are five steps into that already.
    The next seven steps? Up to you, but I do recommend a Featherweight, a Pink Atlas, a Grasshopper, a handcrank of sorts... but really it is up to you. It's your disease.

    ;-)
    Tee Hee Hee... I actually have 2 Featherweights.... coning my DH to paint one a pretty teal! I've been watching for the Pink Atlas as well as a hand crank, but I must say you got me on the Grasshopper! TO google I must go!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Schiller View Post
    Hi Gretchen!
    Admitting you have an addiction is the first step.

    You might want to embroider the Sewing Machine addicts prayer onto a throw pillow...

    God, grant me the serenity to pass on the machines I cannot save,

    The courage to save the machines I can,

    The wisdom to know the difference,
    And forgive me for ignoring the first one from time to time
    :-)
    OMG!!! I LOVE THIS!!! Now if only my DH could understand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monroe View Post
    Gretchen, My goodness- you certainly jumped into the deep end with both feet! I'm quite impressed. Sure we can't entice you to dabble in the treadle section as well?
    Would you believe it was a treadle that got me started with my addiction! I have an Eldridge 2 spool, she was left in a garage for a few years and was missing the cover plate. Spent some time cleaning her up, got DH to make me a cover so now all I have to do is sit down and start sewing!

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    But they are so fun to collect and hunt for! Have fun. I need to take pics of my latest finds. I have taken pics of most of them. but I did find a 301A for half price ($15), still looking for my 201.
    Born to Quilt, Forced to work.

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    Im a member of the club too! enjoy them!

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    Love your machines. I also love sewing machines. I no longer have room for anymore.

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    Some of us need a "12 Step Program" for Machine-aholics!!

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    "No we don't!" says the Voice of Denial. Just bigger houses and bank accounts, and maybe a U-Haul every now and then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monroe View Post
    "No we don't!" says the Voice of Denial. Just bigger houses and bank accounts, and maybe a U-Haul every now and then.
    Oh how true!!

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    i need a 12 shelf system....

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    I did not even know that people collected old sewing machines. How wonderful! Where did you get each of the machines? About how much did you pay for them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladydukes View Post
    Some of us need a "12 Step Program" for Machine-aholics!!
    I'm sorry to tell you that there's no "12 Step-Program" because none of us want to be cured!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mableruth View Post
    I did not even know that people collected old sewing machines. How wonderful! Where did you get each of the machines? About how much did you pay for them?
    LOL!! I found these machines at estate sales and one at a small quilt show, the prices ranges from $15 to $50....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    i need a 12 shelf system....
    I like this idea best. Me too! I've been dreaming about shelving
    Singers: model 12 MOP (1885) Improved Family (1886) 29k58 (1939) 44K11 (1921) 96k41 (1947) 103K (1950) 2 x 201K23 206k11 (1950) 222k (1959) 320k2(1959) 331K4 (1964) 451K145 (1960)
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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    I like this idea best. Me too! I've been dreaming about shelving
    Actually, none of us want any machines, we just really lust after amazing shelving systems...

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    Quote Originally Posted by frudemoo View Post
    Actually, none of us want any machines, we just really lust after amazing shelving systems...
    Sounds like an IKEA run would be in order!

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    Here is a picture of mine it a little different than your Mine was the first one I had heard of Now yours is the second
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