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Thread: I can't believe I did this.

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    I can't believe I did this.

    The 201 Singer from the Temple , TX craigslist is now mine. I bought this last night. Turns out she was only a couple of miles from me. Got it for $35. Her hubby rewired it using a WHITE cord and the foot control using a heavy gray cord. He said someone asked if it ran and because the cord was so frayed he replaced it and it runs. The cabinet needs a little tlc and those awful cords need replacing. Will show more pics after I get it done. Really can't believe I did this. I need to get it out of my van and see about replacing the wiring, then refinish the cabinet.

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    A 201 is awesome. A big congrats.
    Anna Quilts

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    I would like to have a 201 also. Congratulations. The rewire should be easy, and I agree it would be nice to have the cords black. Anxious to see your photos once you get it unloaded.
    Lisa

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    Great find.
    Fran
    http://franciesboutique.blogspot.com/

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    Congratulations. Is this your first vintage machine? You'll love it.

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    Rain has some wonderful tutorials on his blog http://vssmb.blogspot.com/ lots about wire

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    Congrats, enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Rain has some wonderful tutorials on his blog http://vssmb.blogspot.com/ lots about wire
    I'll ditto that!!

    Congrats on your 201!!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

    http://charleeturner.blogspot.com

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    what a great find.injoy.

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    This is one to add to my growing group. I have a featherweight, a hand crank and two treadles, one belonged to my hubby's grandmother and the other belonged to my grandmother. I use the featherweight to carry to sewing group.
    I need to find more room if I
    keep this up.

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    Congratulations on your find! She will be a good addition to your growing group. But really, how many more screwdrivers does he have? there are different mahcines for different tasks, even if it is only to look pretty!! :P
    To make lots of quilts, is to have lots of scraps, and I do, and I do.
    BarbaraSue

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    congrats on your "new" machine it was a great deal IMHO

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    Enjoy your 201 Singer.

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    great find!!

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    Congratulations! I think you got a bargain even if you have to replace the cords.

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    Congratulations. I love my little featherweights.

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