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Message Board > Sewing Machines > How many machines are TOO many?! ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Date: 8/5/13 1:15 PM

Confession:

I just nabbed a Classica 100 off eBay. That brings my machine total to FOUR!!! (my first is a Classica 105 I got for free, the Optima 150 I paid $90...)I have a Singer Confidence Stylist that I do not use (don't like it...) but I keep it around for when my mom visits (she likes it...)

Truth be told, I'd have a 120, too, if one ever floated my way...lol.

My love of the Made in Sweden Classicas/Optimas is extreme. When I sew on them, I'm so happy! When I finish, I think about when I can sew on them again...



I also knit and crochet and have 5,000,000 hooks, needles and um, let's not discuss my yarn stash. Cough.

So, is there such a thing as too many sewing machines???

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Date: 8/5/13 1:33 PM

Really...we should not be concerned about having too many sewing machines! You have room for them, you sew on them, it's NOT like you are spending your rent money on them...so why not have what you LOVE.

My mother's home is so filled with her collectible antique GLASSWARE that I am afraid to move for fear of breaking something...and yet she buys more! Unless someone is visiting...she lives alone and she is happy...and her home actually looks like a lovely sparkling glassware museum...so all the more power to her.

And to you...enjoy your Classicas/Optimas!! Enjoy!

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Date: 8/5/13 1:43 PM

As you can see from my signature line that I have 5 machines-2 sewing machines (1 mechanical and 1 computerize), 1 coverstitch, 1 serger, and 1 machine embroidery. They each serve a different purpose.

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Date: 8/5/13 1:53 PM

None are too many, if you use them, IMHO, or even if you WILL use them.


I have a Singer Fashionmate 7256-cheap, but I love it and use it most, and it's my class machine. I also have a Singer Futura 4in1 mostly for embroidery (still trying to make that work!), a Singer 14SH764 2,3,4 serger- also not TOL but it works for me, a Singer heavy-duty 5532 for some projects I want to make for my dad: vinyl-lined denim adult bibs and such, and as a back- up. My newest baby is a Janome Coverpro 900CPX, which will be used by summer's end if I ever finish McCall's 6747.

None are what most people lust after, but I do or will use them, so no regrets. Perhaps if I spent a huge amount of money on any of them I wouldn't have as many, though I will keep my Fashionmate until it dies ( or I do ).

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Date: 8/5/13 2:21 PM

There is no such thing as too many. :-)
Opps....I forgot to put my Pfaff 1209 on my list.

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Date: 8/5/13 2:21 PM

4? And you're already asking how many are too many?

Ask again when you hit 25.

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And Baby (Enlighten serger), Victor (BLCS), Rupert (Pfaff 2023-knits expert) Ash (B350SE-Artwork), Kee (B750QEE-Panzy's BFF), Georgie (B560-Kee's baby sister) and the Feather-Flock!

Most of all, I heart Woo (HimmyCat). Until we meet again, my beautiful little boy. I love you.

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Date: 8/5/13 2:28 PM

When your home looks like a factory instead of a home.

Using Lynn Rowe's as an example, having 3 machines per square foot of home space is still within tolerance (based on photos, her home is lovely). Either that or her photo shop skills are even more amazing than her sewing ....

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Date: 8/5/13 2:29 PM

You funny!

I only do 2 machines per square foot...they need room to breathe, ya know.

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And Baby (Enlighten serger), Victor (BLCS), Rupert (Pfaff 2023-knits expert) Ash (B350SE-Artwork), Kee (B750QEE-Panzy's BFF), Georgie (B560-Kee's baby sister) and the Feather-Flock!

Most of all, I heart Woo (HimmyCat). Until we meet again, my beautiful little boy. I love you.

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Date: 8/5/13 2:31 PM

I am not as organised as Lynn - but, my place is about the same size as hers.

Where she can find room to store many machines, I can only find room to store fabric.

My solution .. buy cheap machines Im obsessed with often. Sell them when Im tired of them. Repeat...

I have two set up now that I like lots. Just traded one I got for a song for a hair cut .. but, would like to have a treadle. And, I might need a travel machine soon.

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Date: 8/5/13 2:38 PM

Is their a prize for quessing the correct answer? I have a sewing machine, 2 embroidery machines, 2 sergers and 2 cover stitch machines set up and ready to sew. A couple other machines are kept stored but won't part with Pfaff for IDT and Singer featherweight--it's cute. The larger bedroom is my sewing room. Living alone offers quilt free indulgances.

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