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Thread: Sewing Machine Tractor

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    Sewing Machine Tractor

    Ever wonder what happens to some of our beloved antique sewing machines? I found out yesterday. www.quilterinmotion.wordpress.com/2012/02/23/what-is-that/

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    Interesting. I am not sure how I feel about it. On one hand I like to see things being reused, but I would feel really sad if I saw a model that is hard to find, etc. I guess if done with machines past the point of no return than it's a good idea.

    I think the spool pin should be removed though. Imagine a small kid pushing this around and tripping onto the toy!

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    I saw two of these at our local county fair. They were entered in the crafts department.
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    toooooooooooo cute!!! ashame its not a John Deere
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    I was prepared to say "How horrible to do this to a machine!" based on others I've seen. Others I've seen are as sad as those sewing machine lamps. But these- are definitely kinda cute. Never thought I'd say this!

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    They are cute, but I hate to see machines used that way.

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    I also have mixed feelings about those re-purposed sewing machines. I sure hope that they were "beyond all hope" sewing machines.
    Sweet Caroline

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    those look like the leather sewing machines that used to be at shoe repair shops......except for the one singer touch and throw........................................still it makes me feel sad..........

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    they are cute, someone is talented.
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    Clever. Some people have great imaginations.

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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    I'm having mixed feelings about it. They are cute, but who buys them? Are they toys? or for the laugh?
    I really hope that wasn't a grandma's machine that no one wanted, so they did this. I hope it was beyond hope of sewing again. I think the lamp is still useful if not weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Oooooh!! I want one of those pretty pink tractors. Best of all, no one but me would get on it.
    Sweet Caroline

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    I love it. Very cool.
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    If they're beyond repair I think it's a great idea to give these old machines a new lease on life, even if it's very different one from what they were originally meant for. They are cute.

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    These are a great example of ingenuity. I think they're brilliant. If I had a machine that didnt work, I'd like it to be repursposed like these.

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