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« Reply #220 on: June 27, 2007 04:04:32 PM »

I've got a Bernina 1006.  I bought it new in 1993 for just under a grand.  I was between my Junior and Senior year in highschool and I'd saved most of my money from working part time at Cloth World (now JoAnn's).  My friends all thought I was nuts for spending that much money on a sewing machine when I could've had a car or a down payment on a car.  I'm sooooo glad I got it then, when I didn't need to buy anything else.  It would've been YEARS before I could afford one that nice again.  I've saved soooo much money with that machine!
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« Reply #221 on: June 29, 2007 08:32:05 PM »

this is my machine. i don't like it. it doesn't have a name because it doesn't deserve one. I usually just call it "dammit" or POS.

please excuse the gigantic mess surrounding the beast.
it's a White Quilt 'N Sew 1730. It gets the job done, begrudgingly. It has a horrible attitude. For example, I tried using a different thread than I normally do, and I couldn't get it work for the life of me, the thread kept breaking, and it wasn't a cheap or bad thread, either.
I plan to buy a new machine as soon as I can afford one. I'm really hoping for a Bernina, but they're so expensive.
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« Reply #222 on: July 31, 2007 06:44:23 PM »

a few weeks ago my hubby and i went bargain hunting at a local Restore store (habitat for humanity resale shop--if you have one in your area you should really check it out--great bargains)  anyway, we have been looking for an old singer sewing machine for years and lo and behold we turned the corner and there it sat--we checked it over and seemed to be in pretty good shape to I asked my hubby how much???  we looked around and in a minute he said $25 turned and then said 1/2 off.  I said $25 or 1/2 off $25???  a sales lady came up and said 1/2 off the 25 so we grabbed it and ran up to the counter soo fast (well, as fast as we could go with an old featherweight--lol.  Soo anyhow, heres the pics of our find--it still needs a power cord, and bobbin cover but that is all I can see missing?  anyone see anything else thats missing?Huh?  and anyone know where I can get these parts?Huh




Oh yeah, I also got the feet for another $6 and the repair card in it had a phone number Broadway 1-3419--how awesome is this find?Huh ( i know--no one under 40 probably even understands the cool #)
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« Reply #223 on: July 31, 2007 06:52:04 PM »

Something cool: We have the exact same cabinet! :-) 
Power cords are pretty generic.  You should be able to McGyver any power cord/pedal to fit your machine.  I actually found a Singer 'pedal' for my Necchi so it would fit in the little   slot for the knee pedal.  I got it at a thrift store after haggling with the manager about 'only' taking the pedal for the full price of the machine.  You might do well to check out a used sewing machine shop, as they might actually have a bunch on hand they're willing to get rid of. PM me if you're interested in more Singer feet for the cost of shipping :-).
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« Reply #224 on: July 31, 2007 10:11:18 PM »

the repair card in it had a phone number Broadway 1-3419--how awesome is this find?Huh ( i know--no one under 40 probably even understands the cool #)
This under-40 watched a lot of I Love Lucy reruns - so I have heard it before. Cheesy

Congrats on your find!  I have seen a few from time to time - but never that cheap.  My grandmother had the foot pedal version. Old Singers are really beautiful.

Good luck getting it up and running.
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« Reply #225 on: July 31, 2007 10:15:55 PM »

http://www.allbrands.com/images/products_main/M_17940_.jpg

This is my little beauty.  Just got her this month.  My first ever sewing machine!

Who can resist Hello Kitty? and it is such a pretty seafoam green.

She does everything I need her to do and I love it!

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« Reply #226 on: August 01, 2007 02:26:25 AM »

This is my machine.  I moved to The Netherlands in March and couldn't bring my other machine (Viking somewhere in the 6000 series... awesome machine) with me due to weight restrictions so I was kinda bummed out.  But hark!  I found this on Queen's Day (the whole city turned into a flea market basically) and snatched it up for 30 euro.  It only does a straight stitch, but I found a zig zag foot that works, and I have an old singer buttonhole foot that should just snap on also.  It's a Husqvarna CL-8 that we think is either late 50's or early 60's.  There wasn't a date anywhere in the manual or on the machine though, so we're just making an educated guess =)


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« Reply #227 on: August 01, 2007 09:14:22 AM »



this my brother, technically my blood brother (cue rim shot), i have three other machines but this is my favorite, i will try to take photos of all of them together...

meanwhile here are some interesting facts on my machine (pulled from the brother page)


The CS-8150 computerized sewing machine includes 119 built-in stitches, a one-step automatic buttonholer, a convenient touch-pad operation panel and several other features that will simplify and embellish your sewing projects. This unit also features Brother's newly developed quick-load thread system with a cartridge-based threading capability that will change your sewing world.


i got this on clearance for super cheap like only 250 i think it was
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« Reply #228 on: August 01, 2007 11:57:26 AM »

This is my current machine, a Singer 4530.  I've had it since about 1992.  Nothing special but it gets the job done.
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/0Singer_4530.JPG
Here's my older Singer 4525. I don't know how long I've had it.....it's been in the attic for ages and just got dug out Grin

Haven't used it much yet. But I have plans....
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« Reply #229 on: August 02, 2007 04:29:12 PM »

Mine   Grin


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