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Old 04-30-2007, 09:44 AM   #1
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OT: My new toy (sewing machine)
I've been trying to make the most of my little Singer Featherweight sewing machine, but since I've started quilting, I needed something a bit more powerful. I wanted one of those fancy $3000 machines but knew there was no way hubby would ever go for that. So, on a whim, I checked Craigslist to see what was for sale in my area.

And I found a sweet, sweet deal!

I got a Janome Memory Craft 9000 Sewing/Embroidery/Quilting machine. With all the accessories, 14 presser feet (which are worth about $400 alone), software package and equipment so I can embroider my own artwork and designs... blah blah blah... All of it worth well over $3000...

For $400. Yes, four hundred dollars.
See it here.

The previous owner is so sweet, she was just upgrading to a new machine and didn't need this one anymore. I met her at her house, she let me try out the machine, we talked and talked, she showed me all of her gorgeous quilts, and I walked away with a hell of a deal. Hubby and I later went back together to pick up something she had left out of the box. Man, she was a sweetheart. We're now gonna be quilting buddies!
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:47 AM   #2
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OH. MY. GOD.


That was an incredible deal!
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:14 AM   #3
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WOW!!!!!!

What a great deal!! Enjoy it!
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:19 AM   #4
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Wow
That is just wonderful!! Looks like you got a great deal.

I recommend you join the HGTV quilting/sewing message board. There are some wonderful people there..including me.

Its to quilting what this site is to knitting.
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Old 04-30-2007, 11:20 AM   #5
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That's amazing!
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Old 04-30-2007, 04:43 PM   #6
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Thank you! I'm still in shock. I feel like I stole it because it was such a great deal. *sigh*
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:08 PM   #7
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That is SOME MACHINE!tHAT
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:10 PM   #8
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That is SOME MACHINE! Craig's list huh! Lucky you Silver.
You know, I broke another needle this morning on my new machine. I just am in a fog when it comes to running these things and I so want to make some simple skirts and dresses. I'm desperate to take some classes, going to have a look around. Have fun with your new machine (and job!)
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Old 05-01-2007, 09:00 AM   #9
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that is FABULOUS! lucky girl! Janomes are so nice and you got a Steal. can I come to your house?
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:40 PM   #10
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UUhhhhhh I can't stand sewing~!
I took it in home ec and swear I thought I was going to flunk hom ec b/c I couldn't thread that d@mn bobbin~!
My home ec teacher said .. I've showed you so many times I just don't understand why you can't get it..
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I hope this isn't wound so tight that it breaks the machine~!

Congratulations on your treasure~!
although I think it is AWESOME that other people can and it'a valuable skill~
I don't have the PATIENCE~!
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