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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
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    Okay kids here is a link go have fun........ Oh and you can get a glimpse of the 160th Anniversary Singer and yes I will have one as soon as I can get my paws on it!!!!

    http://www.mysingerstory.com

    Billy
    I can't figure out how to see the pic of the 160th anniversary machine!! :-(
    Found a picture here:
    http://sewcosewingandpatchwork.com/2...2011/img_0218/
    OK...I'm really not much impressed with the looks!! I'm kinda disappointed. Didn't they go out and ask the vintage lovers for advice? :shock:
    I'm not very impressed either. And aren't the machines made by the "new" Singer company not as good? I'm definitely not chomping at the bit to run out & get one. Especially for $500-$600.

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    After 160 years and all the beautiful machines produced by sewing machine manufacturers the world over, you would think the designers could come up with a machine that wasn't dipped in ugly. I'll pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom
    After 160 years and all the beautiful machines produced by sewing machine manufacturers the world over, you would think the designers could come up with a machine that wasn't dipped in ugly. I'll pass.
    LOL Well I am ordering 2 and I hate anything new so that might que you in to something. ;) Yeah the price is way more than I thought it would be but I think if my buddy that owns a sewing machine shop here locally can get one I can do some trading on one and get it for next to nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom
    After 160 years and all the beautiful machines produced by sewing machine manufacturers the world over, you would think the designers could come up with a machine that wasn't dipped in ugly. I'll pass.
    Hehe:> Guess I have to admit I thought this same thing:> I had hoped that they'd come out with a nicely made(more metal) machine to reflect back on their history. Not another plastic monster:< OH well. It won't be on my Christmas list, that's for sure.

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    I'd take one if someone wanted to give it to me,(That's how I got my first FW!!) but I'd never buy one. Not a handsome machine at all. Guess I'd like to see a demo of it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom
    After 160 years and all the beautiful machines produced by sewing machine manufacturers the world over, you would think the designers could come up with a machine that wasn't dipped in ugly. I'll pass.
    Hehe:> Guess I have to admit I thought this same thing:> I had hoped that they'd come out with a nicely made(more metal) machine to reflect back on their history. Not another plastic monster:< OH well. It won't be on my Christmas list, that's for sure.
    Any chance that it's metal? The new Featherweight 75 says in its features that it has a 'Heavy Duty Metal Frame.' it is a lot more than i had hoped it would be.

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    Well, I won't be buying one of the 'new Featherweight' machines. If I won one, I'd take it. Just give me one of those old black metal ones any day. That is where the real beauty lies. I think this won the 'ugliest' contest!! It might just look better in white!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom
    After 160 years and all the beautiful machines produced by sewing machine manufacturers the world over, you would think the designers could come up with a machine that wasn't dipped in ugly. I'll pass.
    Hehe:> Guess I have to admit I thought this same thing:> I had hoped that they'd come out with a nicely made(more metal) machine to reflect back on their history. Not another plastic monster:< OH well. It won't be on my Christmas list, that's for sure.
    Same here. Like "dipped in ugly" - that is so true. I will be taking a pass on this machine.

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    It looks like I am the only one that likes the look of the new machine. Kathie

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    I don't think it looks all that bad...I actually kind of like it...HOWEVER!! When I can get a real FW for less than $300, I'll be darned if I'd spend $500 on that thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    I don't think it looks all that bad...I actually kind of like it...HOWEVER!! When I can get a real FW for less than $300, I'll be darned if I'd spend $500 on that thing!
    Amen, Sister

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Okay kids here is a link go have fun........ Oh and you can get a glimpse of the 160th Anniversary Singer and yes I will have one as soon as I can get my paws on it!!!!

    http://www.mysingerstory.com

    Billy
    I can't figure out how to see the pic of the 160th anniversary machine!! :-(
    me either! (edit) I found it. UGH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Okay kids here is a link go have fun........ Oh and you can get a glimpse of the 160th Anniversary Singer and yes I will have one as soon as I can get my paws on it!!!!

    http://www.mysingerstory.com

    Billy
    I can't figure out how to see the pic of the 160th anniversary machine!! :-(
    Found a picture here:
    http://sewcosewingandpatchwork.com/2...2011/img_0218/
    That thing is mega-ugly!!! Its also a plastic wonder. :roll: :roll:
    I think I'll just stay with my antique/vintage Singers.
    Sharon W. in Texas

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Okay kids here is a link go have fun........ Oh and you can get a glimpse of the 160th Anniversary Singer and yes I will have one as soon as I can get my paws on it!!!!

    http://www.mysingerstory.com

    Billy
    I can't figure out how to see the pic of the 160th anniversary machine!! :-(
    Found a picture here:
    http://sewcosewingandpatchwork.com/2...2011/img_0218/
    OK...I'm really not much impressed with the looks!! I'm kinda disappointed. Didn't they go out and ask the vintage lovers for advice? :shock:
    That is very UNattractive and a total loss for quilters since that harp area is so tiny. What were they thinking? No thank you - I would have absolutely no use for one of those!

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    Noway, don't like it at all, to bad they didn't think this through.

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    Well, I am not afraid to be in the minority. I like the anniversary machine. Hopefully the price will get better, if enough people don't like it. I know I can buy a lot of vintage machines for $500, so it will have to come way down for me to think about it, but I do think I like it.

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    "These are working sewing machines with 24 stitches and a one step button hole. Specs will be published next week."

    Sew, what does that fancy smancy plastic machine do that my Singer 401 doesn't do? I have a button hole maker for mine - works beautifully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzi
    That is very UNattractive and a total loss for quilters since that harp area is so tiny. What were they thinking? No thank you - I would have absolutely no use for one of those!

    Okay I can see now that you all can not see what I am seeing with the machine and I hope that when it is out on the floor for everyone to play with that they will be able to catch the subtle things that make this quite the nice machine. Take some time and really study it and you will know why I want to buy a couple........... And yes this machine will be sought after like the Centennial in a few years.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51

    Okay I can see now that you all can not see what I am seeing with the machine and I hope that when it is out on the floor for everyone to play with that they will be able to catch the subtle things that make this quite the nice machine. Take some time and really study it and you will know why I want to buy a couple........... And yes this machine will be sought after like the Centennial in a few years.

    Billy
    Billy ,
    Please tell me what you see in this machine? The current crop of Singers aren't living up to what the Singer name used to mean.
    QUALITY! Reliability and long lasting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by Suzi
    That is very UNattractive and a total loss for quilters since that harp area is so tiny. What were they thinking? No thank you - I would have absolutely no use for one of those!

    Okay I can see now that you all can not see what I am seeing with the machine and I hope that when it is out on the floor for everyone to play with that they will be able to catch the subtle things that make this quite the nice machine. Take some time and really study it and you will know why I want to buy a couple........... And yes this machine will be sought after like the Centennial in a few years.

    Billy
    I think so too. I wish my transmission had not picked now to get a $2000+ repair bill. I can only hope for a better price. I think it has an edge to it and a touch of retro as well. I can't wait to see one in person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by Suzi
    That is very UNattractive and a total loss for quilters since that harp area is so tiny. What were they thinking? No thank you - I would have absolutely no use for one of those!

    Okay I can see now that you all can not see what I am seeing with the machine and I hope that when it is out on the floor for everyone to play with that they will be able to catch the subtle things that make this quite the nice machine. Take some time and really study it and you will know why I want to buy a couple........... And yes this machine will be sought after like the Centennial in a few years.

    Billy
    We'll have to agree to disagree on this one:>

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    I am with you Billy, wouldn't mind taking that one for a test run!
    quote=Lostn51]
    Quote Originally Posted by Suzi
    That is very UNattractive and a total loss for quilters since that harp area is so tiny. What were they thinking? No thank you - I would have absolutely no use for one of those!

    Okay I can see now that you all can not see what I am seeing with the machine and I hope that when it is out on the floor for everyone to play with that they will be able to catch the subtle things that make this quite the nice machine. Take some time and really study it and you will know why I want to buy a couple........... And yes this machine will be sought after like the Centennial in a few years.

    Billy[/quote]

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    I think the new Singer looks kind of interesting, but I don't buy machines for what they look like - I buy them for how they sew. New Singer machines have a generally bad reputation, and it will take a lot of convincing me that they have changed that reputation. Until I'm convinced the machine will have quality to last it won't be on my shopping list.

    Pam

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    Well like I said I want a couple of them but you and I all know that nothing will ever come between me and my vintage machines. I would pick them over anything plastic anyday.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by Suzi
    That is very UNattractive and a total loss for quilters since that harp area is so tiny. What were they thinking? No thank you - I would have absolutely no use for one of those!

    Okay I can see now that you all can not see what I am seeing with the machine and I hope that when it is out on the floor for everyone to play with that they will be able to catch the subtle things that make this quite the nice machine. Take some time and really study it and you will know why I want to buy a couple........... And yes this machine will be sought after like the Centennial in a few years.

    Billy
    Since I won't be around in 50 or 60 years to redeem the value because it's an anniversary model, I don't think it's worth the $$....my kids can make their own investments!
    Besides...the Centenial models don't sell for more than what our moms and grandmoms paid for them...~shrug~ Sewing machines are simply NOT a hot item..look at what we get our old machines for...unless it's rare, and trust me, they'll make enough of these for it not to be rare, sewing machines aren't a smart investment.

    Just my two cents.

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