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Thread: Why I love vintage machine!

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    Senior Member harrishs's Avatar
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    Why I love vintage machine!

    My cousin was here when my new to me machine (no name yet) came and she asked why I HAD TO have this machine------my answer, " she is blue!" Sounded perfectly reasonable to me.
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    But of course!! What a pretty new girl you have there!
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    Outsiders just don't understand. But we do. Your new Blue Beauty is just lovely!

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    She looks like new! Wonderful.

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    She's a very pretty blue! Enjoy!

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    She's as blue as a robin's egg in the spring. I bought my 185J because she was green, seems perfectly logical to me!

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    I have this same machine, purchased in 1967. It was a good workhorse and friend. It also zig zags and has reverse. Mine makes the most beautiful satin stitch, better than the new machines. I wouldn't possibly part with it, even now.
    It is a pretty good piecer. Bobbins are plastic and obtainable at all the fabric departments. Enjoy.
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    you could call her a Blue Eye Beauty

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    I think being blue is a perfectly acceptable reason. Like my green 185J and my hopefully to get soon a Ruby Red "something"!! After all color is what makes us feel good, right???

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrishs View Post
    My cousin was here when my new to me machine (no name yet) came and she asked why I HAD TO have this machine------my answer, " she is blue!" Sounded perfectly reasonable to me.
    If I had seen it first, it would have been my perfect reason to buy it!! LOVE the color!!

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    Beautiful machine, I like it.

    There are several machines living with us that were bought simply because they spoke to us.
    That blue one speaks to me and it's already yours.

    Joe

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    Wow, I love your sewing machine, thanks for sharing with us.
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    Looks like it is in great shape, good for you. People are always complaining about how many sewing machines we have like it is any of their business. Go figure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrishs View Post
    My cousin was here when my new to me machine (no name yet) came and she asked why I HAD TO have this machine------my answer, " she is blue!" Sounded perfectly reasonable to me.
    Our fascination and love for old sewing machines is no different than guys like Jay Leno who collect vintage cars. Only thing is ours cost a lot less. I've found that if I explain to my friends that the Morse/Singer301A/Featherweight or whatever is simply my version of a 56 Chevy or 68 Mustang, they understand immediately.

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    Name her Bonnie Blue Bell.

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    Great color! When people ask me why I need another sewing machine, I just smile. Some questions don't require answers. Enjoy your new machine.

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    OMG !!!! I just got back my "Betty Blue" yesterday !!! Im posting pics right now !!!!

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    Sounds like a perfectly reasonable response to me! LOL I'd like one, too!
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    Love the blue factor, I just bought home a Singer 338, think the same as yours here or is it a 348? DH decided I needed to go ahead and get mine for I said I dont have this colour yet and I really like it. It has the most awesome stitch, even nicer then my Elna Pro Quilting Queen, we wont even talk about the price difference! Enjoy her as i am Ophelia, yes weird names for me!

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    She is so pretty~~How did you find her???Have fun sewing w/ Sunshine Blue.

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    Oh, now I see a close up of the Singer. Mine is green. This is a very pretty blue. I like it. I could get carried away with old machines too. I still would like to have an antique child's machine.

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    I like your new Robin. She is beautiful.

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    Perfect answer. Better than than boring white plastic.
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    She is BEAUTIFUL!!!
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