Thursday, April 9, 2015

I Have Another Friend!


This is my new friend.  I have Viking that I absolutely love.  But since I have begun sewing steadily again, I decided that I wanted needed a second sewing machine. My current sewing project and the next few that I have planned will have me bouncing between a couple of different thread colors.  I really NEEDED a second machine to avoid switching thread color all the time, don't you think!?!

I didn't really look around much because I wanted a very inexpensive machine.  I had a brother in the past and it was OK.

This little machine is digital and easy to use AND inexpensive.  The stitches are uniform, which is an important quality.

I'd be interested to know how many of my sewing friends have two machines.

10 comments:

  1. I don't have to machines, but I do have a lot of projects that I can take with me whether it is the nursing home, doctor's offices, or staying with my grandsons. I have several needles threaded if I am changing colors a lot. I always appreciate your stopping by. We can relate in a lot of ways with both being a caregiver. Hope you get the answers you need from the doctors. It can be trying. I have enjoyed reading your blog. Take care. Many Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend Shirley@shirleystitches

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  2. Just two? tee hee. Congratulations on your new friend. My big machine, that also has an embroidery unit, is a Brother and I love it. When I need to sew but have the embroidery attached, I switch to my little Pfaff.

    Then I have a 'collection' of other machines that I do not use on a regular basis.

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  3. I don't have one machine! How clever of you to have two to take avoid a thread change!

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  4. I have one very basic machine but it serves me well (touching wood!). Maybe one day...

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  5. I'm with Jeanna, just two? Also with Janine, one very basic. How? It's easy, I have 4 so I guess I'm a collector, but only space to use one. Lol!

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  6. I have one machine -- an older Kenmore that does nothing but straight and zigzag. I dread the day it dies *smile*. Congratulations on your new machine -- now there will be nothing to slow you down.

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  7. Carol I have not only 2 machines, but actually 6 if you include my serger. They each have function I like or don't like and that's why several machine. 2 only straight stitch, and one is an old Singer 301 to take to classes and such, the other is a semi-industrial Brother, which I my favorite machine. I have a computerized Brother for zigzag and button making and an older Bernina which has a nice narrow free-arm for sewing clothing the Brother is too fat for sewing a sleeve cuff.) Another machine I bought is computerized and I honestly don't know why I bought it, but it is a great machine and I bought it used for half the price of new. I may sell a couple of my machines one day, but all of them out together are still way less $ than one high end fancy machine. Even those high end machine don't sew everything well. I have to have backup machine for the times one machine is in the repair shop too.

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  8. Congratulations to you on having a new friend - may it be a long and fruitful friendship! I have a Janome Decor Excel that is my main machine (and I love her!!) and had a White Jean Machine for many years that I gifted to my daughter-in-love before they moved out west. I also have a sweet little vintage Singer that is my backup machine.

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  9. I have 4 sewing machines! I have a Brother and then I have my precious antique hand crank Singers. One of the Singers, the one made in 1891, I use regularly, the other two I purchased for peanuts and plan on refinishing them to re-sell. They sew like a dream and imagine, they are over 100 years old!!! The nice thing is even if the electricity goes out I can still sew! LOL! I sold my precious Bernina 1630 last fall because she was just too much machine and I didn't really need it. I sew but in quilting you don't really need that many features now that there are long arm machines to do all the fancy stuff.

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  10. oh man.. 2 is not enough sometimes.. While I don't have all my machines here, I now have 3 machines and saving for a new embroidery machine here in Italy, where we temporarily live for the next 3 years. I miss my other machines very much. :)

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