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#109 HurstFred

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 12:53 AM

Great Thread



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Posted 19 August 2017 - 03:47 PM

I also get a perfect sewing machine from this sewing machine buying guide.



#111 Schneiderfrei

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 09:37 PM

With respect, I wouldn't buy any of those machines, too expensive and too many features that have nothing whatever to do with me.  My best purchase was a 1970s Bernina zig zag that was $35.00.  I haven't used anything else for a few years. Before that it was a black singer that only does straight stitch.  Met all my sewing needs for 25 years. Unknown to me I received it as stolen goods from a female neighbour who turned out to have a mental illness.  Funny how fate goes.


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 06:14 AM

I'm with Schneiderfrei. 

 

I use a belt-driven Singer 201k-3 for straight stitch and recently picked up a Pfaff 130-6 for ZZ.

 

They're both fairly bulletproof (no plastic gears whatsoever in the 201k-3) and a small fraction of the price of today's disposable plastic vaporware toys that need NASA engineers if you sew over a pin. 


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 02:32 PM

I'm with Schneiderfrei. 

 

I use a belt-driven Singer 201k-3 for straight stitch and recently picked up a Pfaff 130-6 for ZZ.

 

They're both fairly bulletproof (no plastic gears whatsoever in the 201k-3) and a small fraction of the price of today's disposable plastic vaporware toys that need NASA engineers if you sew over a pin. 

My sentiments exactly. My Pfaff 260 has served me for years and years and i hope will do that for more years to come.



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Posted 22 August 2017 - 06:04 PM

Hi pfaff260, I hope you will be pleased to hear that I have inherited a Pfaff 774 overlocker from my mother, he he.


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 12:17 AM

well, I have modern machines and I like them! My first was a Singer Straight stitch which you pedaled with your feet.
Awfull; one thread in the wrong way and I had to clean it up all through.
I sewed 20 years with a Meister. Electric driven, heavy as hell, half automatic button holes. Wonderful machine - runs till today, but slow. But slow.
After that I had 2 Pfaffs - last one is electronical - a breeze to sew with. All my machines are running till today without any complain.
The first serger I bought was real junk. I got rid of it (a Singer).

Now I flirt with a Janome MC 6700P. I'll have a try. (http://janome.com/en...chines/mc6700p/)

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 12:57 AM

Posaune and Schneiderfrei both: nice






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