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Thread: My taupe 301 find

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    Red face My taupe 301 find

    Two years ago, we found our next door neighbor at the time divesting himself of his exwife's belongings by throwing everything in a dumpster. There, in excellent condition was a singer sewing machine vintage case. We asked for it, walked it home, and didn't know what we had. Took it to a repair shop and after thirty five dollars for basic cleaning and refurbishing I have a new machine! It had been used very little. My treasured 301a was "born" approx the same year I was, so how fitting to create my very first quilt on it! (with the wonderful lessons from my sisters). A new passion is born!

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    You were in the right place at the right time! That is a great model. I have one of thst color also!

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    Do you use yours for FMQ? Its considered a "slant", correct?

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    Lucky You!! You will certainly enjoy it!!

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    Lucky You!!
    In my quilt lab!

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    Do you need a manual?
    http://www.singerco.com/accessories/instruction-manuals
    type in 301 and hit search then you can print out your manual.
    Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    I have/had all the colors that the 301 was made in. It is a great machine , you'll love sewing with it. I've sold all but 1 black 301.
    Sharon

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    Congrats!!!!!!!

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    It must be fun finding one the same year of your birth - lucky you!

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    And, yes, it is wonderful for free motion quilting! Have fun! I love mine.
    "Find Joy in the Journey"
    U..U, =^..^=, =^..^=

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    I have a 301A and lover her (Lois).

    Some people do not realize what they have.

    His wife is probably rolling over in her grave (if dead)
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    Fighting Mad if divorced..
    J J (jbj137)

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    Awesome find for you! Here's to many happy years of sewing!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    What a great save! Lucky you and unlucky exwife.

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    What a treasure you have! Enjoy every moment with your 'new' machine.



    Your 301 is the Big Sister to the Featherweight. It is known as being an amazing machine.
    Last edited by linda faye; 04-29-2013 at 11:50 AM.


    Linda

    Sew little time and sew many ideas

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