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Thread: My New Singer 301A - Miss Ida

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    I just got this 301A off of eBay, and with shipping and all just under $100. I had to order a power cord and foot control separately. I haven't gotten them yet, so I haven't been able to try her motor. Everything moves smoothly by hand, though, so I am very optimistic!!

    Isn't she lovely? She is pretty dirty, and I will be giving her a good cleaning over the next week. She is going to be my "travel" partner for classes, quilt friendship group and guild meetings and will live in my wheelie tote. My other machines are a hassle to take down and put back together for a short time sewing. I named her after my maternal grandmother, Ida Mae Rottmann, who loved all fabric and sewed all the clothing and quilts for her whole family of 8 children on a treadle Singer on a farm in central Missouri.
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    She's a beauty!

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    she's a beauty :)

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    Congrats on your new machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    I just got this 301A off of eBay, and with shipping and all just under $100. I had to order a power cord and foot control separately. I haven't gotten them yet, so I haven't been able to try her motor. Everything moves smoothly by hand, though, so I am very optimistic!!

    Isn't she lovely? She is pretty dirty, and I will be giving her a good cleaning over the next week. She is going to be my "travel" partner for classes, quilt friendship group and guild meetings and will live in my wheelie tote. My other machines are a hassle to take down and put back together for a short time sewing. I named her after my maternal grandmother, Ida Mae Rottmann, who loved all fabric and sewed all the clothing and quilts for her whole family of 8 children on a treadle Singer on a farm in central Missouri.

    She is a beauty. Hope she runs as good as she looks. Congrats. Love her name and the namesake is wonderful.

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    Congrats!

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    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Congrats! Love her name!

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    nice

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    shes lovely, enjoy her!

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    Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    I just got this 301A off of eBay,

    I named her after my maternal grandmother, Ida Mae Rottmann,
    She's a beauty! I love my 301's!!!!! My maternal grandmother's name was Ida Cahill :D

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    Oh she is such a beauty! I pick mine up next week! I am so excited!

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    She is adorable! Ida looks like she has many more years ahead of her! :) Enjoy.

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    301's are such awesome machines! Glad you named her after your Grandmother- she sounded like a very talented (and busy) lady!!
    Have fun!!!!!!!!! :D:D

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    Wonderful update!! The power cord and foot pedal arrived yesterday, and when I plugged her in, I found out she purrs like a little kitten!! I am so excited!!! WOO HOO!! I can't wait to try her out...

    Couldn't wait to share my good news!!

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    Good, I'm so glad you have it going. Happy quilting. :thumbup:

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    Congratulations on your new machine. I have a 301 on my wish list also.

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    I had one of those many years ago but it was used til I had to trade it in. Hope you have as many happy hours with yours as I did with mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    I just got this 301A off of eBay,
    Isn't she lovely? She is pretty dirty, and I will be giving her a good cleaning over the next week. I named her after my maternal grandmother, Ida Mae Rottmann, who loved all fabric and sewed all the clothing and quilts for her whole family of 8 children on a treadle Singer on a farm in central Missouri.
    She is a Pretty Ida!! I am getting delivery of a black long bed 301a tonight. Paid a little more than you did, but she is complete with case.

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    Did you get a case with Ida??

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    What a great little machine!!

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    Several years ago my MIL gave me the 301 that had belonged to her mother so I named her Sadie after her mother. Sadie has become my main machine - I think the stitches are nicer than my fancy-pants Bernina. It came in the original table with the bench and all the original accessories and paperwork - including the custom "artwork" from my husband on the user manual ;). I LOVE the knee bar - much more comfortable than using the foot pedal. She is really a treasure.

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    My very favorite emachine is the 301. I have 8 of them and enjoy each one. I also have a FW-still prefer the 301. Congratulations, I predict you will love it.

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    How pretty!

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