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    Was really upset and disappointed yesterday when the $500.00 Singer sewing machine I bought last year ceased to function in the middle of whipping up a quilt for my grandson. I almost forgot I planned to make a quilt for his high school graduation. This morning I set up this beauty I picked up at a yard sale last fall. It is the top of the line version of the Singer I learned to sew on.....a 1961 slant six. It was owned by a seamstress and was used until I acquired it. It came with a walking foot! This Old Betsy is humming along. I just may finish this quilt on time.
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    Sometimes the oldies are the best goodies. I know Bonnie Hunter does a lot of stitching on older model machines.

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    Lovely Rocketeer! I have one too. hard to beat em.
    TRUTH is seldom appreciated, unless you happen to agree with it. When you don't agree, you just call it rude.

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    So very sorry about the Singer giving up, but how lucky for you to have that sweet machine to continue sewing on. I love the fabrics you are using in that quilt you're making. That's going to be a fun quilt!
    A day patched with quilting Seldom unravels Sharon

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    Oldies are goodies and you can often fix them all by yourself!

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    I only use vintage machines. So many times I hve heard of a new computerized machines with all the bells and whistles letting their owners down and an old vintage girl saves the day! Beautiful machine!
    Donna

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    I adore vintage machines. They don't build them like that any more. Yours is a beauty.

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    You are all correct about vintage machines. My Old Betsy performed magnificently!!! It was like sitting with an old friend. The weight is right on this machine. It is a sturdy machine. It was made for the job and does the job well. I finished the front and back.....and made binding. Now onto the quilting.....

    Measure twice, cut once.
    Gail

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    She's a beauty!!

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