Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 3 4
Results 76 to 96 of 96

Thread: How many sewing machines is to many?

  1. #76
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    507
    Lets see how many I can list:
    1873 Domestic Treadle
    1940s Admiral (Japanese Clone made in Occupied Japan)
    1940s Ambassador blue Japanese 15 clone
    1950s Lenco Japanese clone
    1960s Singer 99K in cabinet
    1964 White Featherweight
    1948 Singer 201
    1953 Singer 201 Centennial badged
    1891 Singer 127 Treadle
    1904? Pfaff L Treadle
    ??? Singer 24 Treadle
    1917 Davis NVF Treadle
    ???? Davis treadle
    1915 National Vindex B Treadle
    1970s Dressmaker Zig Zag
    ???? White Rotary in Martha Washington Cabinet
    ???? Singer 15 Pheasant decals
    ???? Singer 66 Godzilla finish (Not keeping)
    ???? Singer 66 La Vincendora decals
    ???? Singer 15 Lotus decals
    1948 Singer 301 Mocha short bed in parlor cabinet (Was my grandmothers/mothers)
    1964 Singer 501A Rocketeer in cabinet (Was my grandmothers)
    ???? Singer 301 Black short bed portable
    ???? New Cottage in bentwood
    1905 White Family Rotary in portable case
    ???? Davis "Parisian" head only
    ???? Davis "Minnesota A" head only
    ???? Union Special blind hemmer
    ???? Singer industrial head only
    1970s Adler Belvedere heavy duty
    1950s Adler heavy duty
    1900s Wheeler Wilson #9 Treadle
    1900s White treadle
    1950s Pink Atlas
    1880s Wanzer Hand Crank
    ???? Jones Family HC (soon to be treadle)
    1970s Singer
    1970s Bernina
    ???? Singer 185k
    1900 Wilson Family Rotary
    1900s Free Westinghouse
    2 antique undated toy machines

    I can't remember anymore but thats only about half of them!

    Brand new Viking Designer Ruby
    1980s Brother serger
    1990s Babylock Quilter's Choice Pro mid arm

    Later this week I'll get the rest of the machines I'm planning to sell. There are a few 301s, an Elna Grasshopper, a couple of 15 clones, a vintage Necchi, a Kenmore, and probably 4 or 5 others I'm not recalling at the moment. I think there may be a rocketeer or two in there as well.

  2. #77
    Super Member Sunflowerzz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Far Northern California
    Posts
    1,023
    I started purchasing vintage machines last month in Sept. I now have 15 and 7 or 8 cabinets. I have started going through each one cleaning them up and then evaluating them to see which three or more? I want to keep for my various craft projects. I know a lot more now thanks to the peeps here and I am zero-ing in on the style I like and what I want each machine to do. I knew nothing last month and now I know just enough to be dangerous. LOL I could see myself keeping 30 or so around in various stages of repair, it's fun and it feels really good when one is finished and sparkly clean and you are the one that DID ALL OF THAT

  3. #78
    Super Member Jeanette Frantz's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,352
    Charlee, you go girl! You and your husband are the ones buying and maintaining the sewing machines -- Just enjoy them -- that's no different than someone collecting stamps, coins, etc.!

    Jeanette Frantz

  4. #79
    Junior Member heljoy50's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Queensland, Australia.
    Posts
    159
    I have 16 Vintage Singers and 1 New Century.

    Also modern machines-

    2 Husqvarna

    1 Pfaff

    1 Brother Innovis QC 1000 (my favourite modern)

    1 Janome serger

    1 imagine Wave serger (favourite)

    1 Janome Cover Pro 1000CP

    I am always told I have too many, especially the Vintage Singers "that belong in the rubbish dump" !! But Machine Collecting is no different to any other Collection hobby!

  5. #80
    Super Member amyjo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    North Dakota
    Posts
    2,386
    Blog Entries
    18
    If I could find a Bernina for that price I wouldn't even think twice about it following me home, it would be in my arms and carrying it out the door as fast as I could walk. I have lots of machines--hubby doesn't even know about some of them. lol he did buy a lot of the Singers that are out in the bus waiting to be worked on. I have rehomed 4 of those and also a 301 that I bought for a friend of mine in CO. I sent her a care pkg last week and another care pkg that she got today with the machine and some more fabric. I also have my SS pkg ready to be mailed I think tomorrow--so going to tease her, but also to make sure she gets it with time to spare.
    I have 2 FW's, 2 301A's, 2 Singer Stylist 533's, 1 Brother industrial, 1 juki serger industrial, 1 singer serger, 1 babylock serger, 1 singer spartan, 1 15-91, 2 or 3 singers can't remember the #'s for, 1 Dressmaker, another German made machine I forgot the name for, and about 14 or 15 singers out in the bus that were from a school they got rid of, I have a Futura II, a Husqvarna Rose embroidery machine, my little 128 hand crank, my singer sphinx that I will turn into a handcrank, also last but not least the machine I got from Steve H for decoration. 21 that work and the rest need some work on them.
    Last edited by amyjo; 10-17-2013 at 08:12 PM. Reason: adding machines

  6. #81
    Junior Member Redsquirrel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    257
    I live in a 700ft/sq house with no basement and no garage. There is absolutely no room for more than 4 machines here. I have to be very very careful when I go shopping to not bring machines home especially if they are in a cabinet. I have a thrift store shopping addiction that is fact. I know it and I can't seem to control it sometimes. I do find some amazing things for cheep, but if you calculate the time and gas I spend hunting, I'm sure if I stayed home I'd probably save money to pay the price people want on Kijiji and be more productive at other things in my life, like cooking healthy meals and such. But, I'm a thrift addict and I live for the hunt. I think as long as I don't go broke, I get my work done and I don't harm anyone by my actions I'm ok, but I have to try to keep it under tabs almost every day. Ahh first world problems eh.
    1939 Singer 221, 1980 Singer Starlet 496, 1947 Singer 201-3

  7. #82
    pw6
    pw6 is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Tx
    Posts
    485
    that must be one of the first computer machines right.. if so I have one gave to me when one of my quilting friends passed, I tried to get the daughter to tkae lessons and keep her Mother's machine but she did not want to do anything with it.. so I love it every day.. it is a great work machine. Love it.. good luck with yours may you have many years of great sewing ...

  8. #83
    Senior Member frenchfryqueen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    752
    The answer is the same for machines, fabric, and according to my hubby, power tools. "Just one more.."
    The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow. Do good anyway.

    Boomerangs and BOM Blocks: http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...19-albums.html

  9. #84
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Victorian Sweatshop
    Posts
    15,392
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by frenchfryqueen View Post
    The answer is the same for machines, fabric, and according to my hubby, power tools. "Just one more.."
    I love that answer!
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

  10. #85
    Super Member Jeanette Frantz's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,352
    Sorry folks, I can't resist this one: The only difference between the men and the boys is the size of their shoes and the price of their toys! You can substitute women and girls, but it doesn't rhyme quite as well! LOL

    Jeanette Frantz

  11. #86
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    124
    No matter how many machines you have, one CANNOT pass up a Bernina for $25! I have been eye-ing a 301 LBOW for $50 on CL. I have three 301's already, two of which are LBOW's. I just need ONE black long-bed to find me! With twenty in my stable, I am becoming pickier. I still think it is better to pay more for a really nice one than fritter away money and time trying to find the bargains. I missed out on a truly lovely 15-89 last week b/c I was too cheap. Saver's remorse, I think! Of course, I LOVE the bargains too and I have had my share.

  12. #87
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    19,372
    Quote Originally Posted by skothing View Post
    Okay I admit it I can,t turn down a bargain on a good machine. Yesterday I had 30 minutes before I needed to be leaving for work after running several errands. SOOOOOOO what would a quilter that has 13 machines already, do? Yes in dee de , I went to a thrift store. IT WASN,T my fault. It fallowed me home. I found a Bernina 730 record with 10 feet and the tray that swings around. Oh my it was $24.95. I almost fainted. It was made in 1968 and I am having it cleaned and beautified this Friday one day service. I can,t wait to play on it.

    So the question IS: Can a person have to many machines?
    Whoever marked that price on that machine had NOOO idea of what it was worth!

    Lucky you!

  13. #88
    Junior Member Tippysmom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    172
    Not enough!!!

    Anyone have a good sale going on?

  14. #89
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Victorian Sweatshop
    Posts
    15,392
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by Tippysmom View Post
    Not enough!!!

    Anyone have a good sale going on?
    I do - lots to choose from...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

  15. #90
    Junior Member Tippysmom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    172
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I do - lots to choose from...
    Hmmm, very interesting!

  16. #91
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Victorian Sweatshop
    Posts
    15,392
    Blog Entries
    2
    To know what I have, I would have to move stuff around. ggggrrrrr..... I have a ton of Singer 15s, + clones, 99s and Spartans. There are 401s 500s 503s 301s 404s and lots of stuff I'm not sure what is in the cases. One VERY nice Singer with lotus decals in a real nice cabinet. Oh and a tan and cream Riccar clone. I think one of the cutest is a little green Riccar... All I could find was a pic of the foot control. I have a whole bunch of old Kenmore machines, too. Who knows what is in there at this point. I think there are some old Japanese zzers - some are pretty cool and some are duds. Ask Joe about duds.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

  17. #92
    Senior Member Sideways's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    430
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    To know what I have, I would have to move stuff around. ggggrrrrr..... I have a ton of Singer 15s, + clones, 99s and Spartans. There are 401s 500s 503s 301s 404s and lots of stuff I'm not sure what is in the cases. One VERY nice Singer with lotus decals in a real nice cabinet. Oh and a tan and cream Riccar clone. I think one of the cutest is a little green Riccar... All I could find was a pic of the foot control. I have a whole bunch of old Kenmore machines, too. Who knows what is in there at this point. I think there are some old Japanese zzers - some are pretty cool and some are duds. Ask Joe about duds.
    Sounds like Christmas morning to me Miriam,
    Never met a scrap of fabric or vintage sewing machine I didn't like!
    Many a lost and lonely vintage machine has found a home with me, 26 and------ uh oh lost count, who is counting anyway!

    Susan

  18. #93
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Victorian Sweatshop
    Posts
    15,392
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by Sideways View Post
    Sounds like Christmas morning to me Miriam,
    yeah - there's a pink atlas, several blue clones...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

  19. #94
    Senior Member frudemoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    525
    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyR View Post
    My husband found a Necchi for $15 yesterday. I went and tested it and it was worth $15 but I made myself walk away.
    If it's an early Necchi BU I'll happily pay you to go back and get it and send me the parts I need!! LOL

  20. #95
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    2
    To be honest,I haven't the sewing machine due to that I am a newbie to the device.But I decised to purchase the great serger to finish the fabrics .I hear that it can give you the prefsional finish that is often seen on the clothes store.I cann't wait to get it.

  21. #96
    Super Member lovelyl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    SW Ohio
    Posts
    2,103
    Blog Entries
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by Tompeter View Post
    To be honest,I haven't the sewing machine due to that I am a newbie to the device.But I decised to purchase the great serger to finish the fabrics .I hear that it can give you the prefsional finish that is often seen on the clothes store.I cann't wait to get it.
    Good luck with your new serger and welcome to the board!
    Linda
    There may be times we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. - Elie Wiesel

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 3 4

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.