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Friday, December 14, 2012

iPhone-o-gram! But I had to!

If you saw an ad for a singer 301 on craigslist for $29 – wouldn't you run after it?

Details to follow – I am in the car with it now!

37 comments:

  1. LOL! Just please give me a head's up when you're going to include any of these on one of the Saturday garage sales...

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    1. Yes, I would gladly take one of them off your hands!

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  2. Anonymous2:00 PM EST

    Ah, Bonnie - a slippery slope it is! (from someone who isn't sure how many treadles and hand cranks she has right now...). Congrats on your find!

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  3. Being new to your site, I just looked at the Vintage Sewing machines tab. You have 55 sewing machines listed there. I need to ask, how & where to you store all of these? I can tell from the posts that you rotate through which one you use. How do you decide which one you want to use when? Fascinating collection!

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  4. Oh and its a two-toned one! Lucky you!

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  5. I too am so jealous. I have to hide my sm purchases. Family doesn't understand. But Bonnie, how many have you 'picked' up in the last couple of months?

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  6. if i had room....can't wait to see it!

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  7. Yes, I would. Just checked craigslist in my area. Found one. $250.

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  8. lol!! You go girl!

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  9. YAY Bonnie!!! A LBOW (light beige off white) 301 is coming home to the herd. What a deal!! I'm so excited for you. Such a great deal AND with the case AND with attachments!! WOOO HOOO -- doin' the happy dance for you.

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  10. Yes you did! Congrats on the great find! Mary Ellen may live in my neck of the woods. Craigslist hasn't unleashed many great finds in vintage sewing machines lately!

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  11. I paid $30 for one just like it at a garage sale last week, in PERFECT condition!!! Well maintained by it's original owner. Early Christmas for me!!

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  12. I don't think there is a 3 step program for a sewing machine addiction...
    You know I am jealous, Right! LOL
    Hope to see your new baby tonight.

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  13. I grew up using that machine, it brings back memories of fighting with tensions!

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  14. Definitely for that one!!!!

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  15. Yes, I would but I don't look at Craigslist so I'll never see that. Just one more to LOVE, Bonnie. Hope it finds a nice spot on your shelf.

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  16. That would be hard to pass up since that is one of my two favorite machines but I already have 3 I think! I find it safest to just stay away from craig's list! :-)

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  17. I think the next project on your home to-do list should be a room addition for your machines., lol

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  18. Did you ever stop to think that there are people in your area that post these things knowing that you will come get them???? :)

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  19. We're gonna run out of names, Bonnie! LOL

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  20. Yes, my 301, bought for $10, is the best sewing of any machine I've ever sewn on! NO tension trouble EVER and she is dependable when the others are giving me fits.

    Lucy~

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  21. What fun! I'm so glad for you, Bonnie. I've always wanted a 301, but next best is seeing you get one.

    --C.B.

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  22. What happened to catch and release Bonnie, ROTFLOL!!
    Ahhh but it is a cute retro design, isn't it?

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  23. How cool! This is the kind of machine I learned to sew on! And in fact I just had a guy at work ask me this week if I wanted one for free! Are you kidding! Yes I want one for free! He has one that works that he was going to throw in the trash! Picking it up next week!

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  24. I love my 301A. My mom used to make my dresses on this machine. I call her "Betty" as that was my mom's first name. I love my machine and sews perfectly. Would love to get a different foot pedal. That one toe jobber is tricky!

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  25. I wish people around here had those kinds of sales!

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  26. How exciting!!!!Now how many machines do you own?

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  27. Wow what a deal! You are one lucky Bonnie!

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  28. Great deal... is this the new/old one? I thought I missed seeing it!
    Good for you! How come all the ones I find in our area... are wayyyy over $100 or more?
    Just goes to show, I'm not looking in the right places!

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  29. I have one and am tickled that you have one too. My mother last used it in 1976 and it sat until 2010 when I received it and took it in for a check up, expecting lots of problems. All they had to do was clean and oil and away she went. It is so special. I only use it once in a while, but feel the connection to Mom when I sit and sew on it. Yeah for you, Bonnie.

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  30. under your influence I bought one off EBAY, which ended up NOT sewing, took it to the local guy. a regular cleaning/tune up and it is wonderful! glad you got the attachments too. Nice to chat with you in Marietta

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