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Thread: Meet Dorothy!

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    Senior Member qbquilts's Avatar
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    Meet Dorothy!

    Here's the pictures of Dorothy, my 301A that I purchased last week. This is the post that I talked about buying her - http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...a-t190494.html

    From what I can find, Dorothy was made in 1954.
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    Congrats ! She looks to be in GREAT shape - enjoy her
    To keep your mind fresh- learn one new thing a day !

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    Congrats...I LOVE my 301a!

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    Congrats on your newest addition!
    Quilted Hugs from me to you!! Check out my Blog!!
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    Nice looking machine. Have fun sewing on her.

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    IMHO the best machine ever built

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    Congratulations-she looks great! You w.ill love it. I have 2 a tan and a black. And now they are both in cabinets and I love to sew on them in a cabinet. Enjoy.
    This too shall pass.
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    Very nice machine.
    Dance like no one is watching

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    Hello Dorothy. Do you have a sister??? She is on my wish list.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Congratulations on your find. I have a 301 that looks just like her. I love it!
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    Congratulations----you will love her! And she will love you back!

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    I have 2 of them - different colors. They are a workhorse of a machine!

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    I love my 1st, black 301a. I bought her in a case. The next black 301a, I was lucky enough to find on CL and got her, in a great desk cabinet, with stool for only $100. The next one is a 301 tan in a trapizod cabinet. My DS girlfriend found it on the curb for trash pickup! I had to buy new power cord and bobbin case. Still need to get tension right.
    I am telling you all this..because..they have a way of finding a way to your house, so you have to be careful or you will end up not being able to move around the house. LOLOLOLOL
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    Just made a jelly roll lap quilt this a.m.on my 301. Your gonna love her!

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    qb, we both bought our new 301A s at close to the same time. Mines a short bed black too - 1956. They could be sisters! I got much needed advice here too. I really enjoyed cleaning her up and she sews beautifully. Already half way into a small quilt with her! I don't think I've ever loved a sewing machine before, but i do now with my 301!
    That is so sweet that you named yours after your grandma! If i did that I would have to name mine Valborg! LOL!
    Happy sewing to you and Dorothy!

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    Dorothy is beautiful! Thelma (my 301) says Hi and Happy Sewing!
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    you are going to love her.

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    Dorothy is sew pretty! Congrats!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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