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Thread: How many sewing machines do I need?????

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    I just recently acquired a 1903 Singer 127 that was free from an Estate Sale. Sent it to my repair man for servicing and just got it back yesterday. What a beauty. Also I recently bought a Singer 201 Centennial on Craig's List for $10. A short time later I went to another estate sale looking for the blonde Singer sewing cabinet that was listed and, what a surprise, it had a 15-91 Singer inside, both items for $65. This got me to thinking, I wonder how many machines do my quilting friends have. I have a total of 11, One Universal, my first sewing machine that is nearly 40 years old, a Brother CS6000i, 2 Singer 201's, a Janome Mini Sew, A 1903 Singer 127, 2 Singer Featherweights. a Singer 15-91, a Singer 301A and a Singer 66 Treadle that was given to me by my MIL. My repairman says I have a nice collection.

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    I only have 8.

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    I have 7 and that includes 2 treadles and one hand crank which AI dearly love

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    Only 6 but all are used that includes my 2 treadel.

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    My girls always make fun of me for having so many sewing machines...
    I have 10. :)

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    I have six but can only use 1 or 2 at a time. that is the sewing machine while the embroidery machine is doing it's thing

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    I didn't think "need" was a word in our vocabulary

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo
    I didn't think "need" was a word in our vocabulary
    LOL! There ya go - that's the right answer! ;)

    If you had a hundred thimbles, no one would ask how many of them you "needed." :mrgreen:

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    I stopped counting after 30. I don't want to know how many I have. Right now I am using 8 of them on a regular basis.

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    As many as you can afford and have room for! That should give you enough scope, LOL.

    Then when you have found a treadle you don't have room for, could I have it please?

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    As many as you can love!

    I have 5 right now - not long ago hubby made a comment about his mom having "like 5 sewing machines!!!!" so far he hasn't commented too much on my growing collection, and I suppose the difference is she buys $1000+ machines, I'm around $300 total. He even stopped when we drove past a yard sale last week and saw an old singer in the front yard :)

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    As many as you can manage :)

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    I only have 3. My Pfaff 7510 is only 15 yrs. old. Have a 1947 Featherweight, and a 301A two-tone. Now to find attachments for the 301A! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa
    I only have 3. My Pfaff 7510 is only 15 yrs. old. Have a 1947 Featherweight, and a 301A two-tone. Now to find attachments for the 301A! :)
    Mariposa, have you searched April's 1930's Shop? She has lots of goodies and is so nice to work with.

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    How many sewing machines do I need?????
    One more than you already have!!!!!

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    I'm at 6, but 2 are 15-91's (I had to buy the 2nd one to get a decent price on the 301 I really wanted). I've been good, I bought a 66 I resold within 3 days to someone who fell in love with it, I sold my BL that I didn't use and 1 of the 15-91's is outta here....but I may need a 201, we'll see :wink: :wink:

    If you've got the room (I don't really) and the $...the sky's the limit, isn't it?

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    I think the sky's the limit when it comes to vintage Singers.
    I am crazy about them! I have around 7 now I think :)
    I have a Bernina 150 QE that I love but she's been lonely lately. I'm about to learn FMQ on her- hopefully :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa
    Now to find attachments for the 301A! :)
    One way to find attachments cheap is to look for attachment sets that were made for the Touch & Sew machines - they often go for a song on eBay, where sets made for the 401, 500 and 301 can get really pricey.

    Of course, you won't be able to use the design disks for Touch & Sew machines, (unless you later get a slant-o-matic ;) ) or some of the feet intended for zig-zag, like the overedger.

    But you can get a ruffler, cording/zipper, straight-stitch, bias tape applicator, narrow hemmer and sometimes one or more of the optional feet - like the edgestitcher, quilter, even feed, darning foot, tucker, etc. :)

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    I would build on a room for them if I could afford too and fill it LOL I guess we all have our own ideas when enough is enough... :D:D:D

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    After my latest arrival, I now have 12.

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    You only NEED one, but you can have as many as you want or can afford.

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    Well I only need one, but that didn't stop me from acquiring, 13 I think it is now, because they are just pretty things to looks at and use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    How many sewing machines do I need?????
    One more than you already have!!!!!
    Amen!

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    I have my original Universal (1970ish), a Peerless (receipt dated 1959), my Grandmother's International (not dated), a Featherweight 221 (1950), my Janome Memorycraft 6600 (2008), my HandiQuilter Avante 18 (2010), a Singer 2263 (2011 for carrying to classes), a Janome 2030DC that I won at a Grand Opening yesterday, and a toy Singer (for display only).......that's 9...and counting as I continue to looking on ebay for bargains.

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    I have three machines, the oldest is 29 years old. I really don't have room for any more, but if a beautiful vintage Singer came my way with the right price tag, I could give it a good home.

    I agree with Hen3rietta, that they are beautiful things to look at and use.

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