Semi-urgent question!

As I'm currently looking for a new machine, a portable one, I've read - of
course - Kate's article about buying one. Husqvarna is rated OK, does any of
you know about this Husqvarna 2000 model?
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offer is on for two more days and it looks good to me. Don't know if it's worth bidding though, but I want something with reliable fancy stitches.
U.
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Ursula Schrader
I did a bit of digging and discovered it was a 1960 era model, so it should be a solid machine.
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guess it would depend on how easy it was to find parts. I know that I was advised against buying the 6440 model at one time because of parts availability.
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Samatha Hill -- take out TRASH
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> The offer is on for two more days and it looks good to me. Don't know if > it's worth bidding though, but I want something with reliable fancy > stitches.>
Yes. Older machine, but a good one will keep going under solid domestic use for 50+ years. If it's only had light use, it might outlive us all. ;)
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Kate XXXXXX
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PS. Wish i COULD GIVE YOU ONE OF THE bERNINAS i HAVE GOING SPARE. (Erk! Catlock on... :D :D )
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Kate XXXXXX
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The nicest thing about the older mechanical machines is that there is very little that can go wrong with them, barring dropping them from a height. If the "innards" aren't plastic or nylon, they should withstand general wear and tear.
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Pogonip
Interesting that this should come up right now. Prewsently, on my local Craigslist, there is a serger. Elna Club 4D. 4/5 thread serger $125.00
I have never had - nor particularly wanted - a serger, but if this is thought by the group to be a good buy I might just splurge. What do you all think?
Olwyn Mary in New Oreleans.
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Olwyn Mary
If this is the one -
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- I would say that it certainly deserves consideration. It would do anything you wanted, other than coverstitch, which may be more trouble than it's worth. If it's in good running order, and from the tone of the ad, I'd guess that it is, it sounds good to me. You could try offering her $75, just to see....... To be clear, I'm not familiar with the make/model, but with sergers, I don't know if that's important given that they're all made by the same three factories. ;-)
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Pogonip
That's the one. Anyone else know tis machine? I have never used a serger, so would be ataring from scratch.
Olwyn Mary n New Orleans.
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Olwyn Mary
Singer has an excellent book for using sergers . I love mine and use it for all kinds of things. You just have to practice with it for awhile. I do all kinds of things with it. It's much faster than a standard sewing machine. I find it particularly good for sewing with knits and on fabric that fray a lot. Of course Kate can probably give you lots of help using one and Joy will tell you they are unnecessary. I would check it out and if you get it have fun. Juno
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Juno B
I've got boxes of cams, but don't know what machine most of them go with. I have lots of Singer cams - tophats, flat and even the white ones. But then I've got all of these others, and they don't have a machine name on them. One person on TreadleOn is making a study of the problem - she also has lots of sets, and is determined to find out where they go. I'm afraid the machines went one way and the cams went another. The challenge is to match them up again.
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Pogonip
Yes, I have some of those sewing machine books which also cover sergers, and yes, I KNOW I don't NEED one, haven't needed one all these years. Just wondering if it would be a nice toy, or if I should steer clear of this particular model.
Any opinions, anyone?
Olwyn Mary in New Orleans
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Olwyn Mary
On 6/7/09 5:09 PM, in article h0hdpn$n0f$ snipped-for-privacy@news.eternal-september.org,
Like Joanne said, all sergers are built by 3 companies; I know Elna is made by the same one who builds the Pfaff. I have had 3 Pfaffs and all were excellent machines; now I have a BabyLock and it is of the same quality. As for learning to use one, I bought a book at a nation-wide bookstore that had all the info I needed to operate mine. If you wish, I can post the name of the book tomorrow, it's in the other room and I can't get to it tonight. Emily
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Emily Bengston
On 6/7/09 6:04 PM, in article 4a2c4773$0$95502$ snipped-for-privacy@news.sonic.net,
I have a 1961 Singer slant-needle that uses disks for decorative stitches; a few years ago, I was in one of the local Singer shops picking out my Koala cabinets, and on the shelf near the register, there was a basket loaded with attachments, disks and all kinds of things for old Singers. I found all but one disk that day to finish out my collection. Later a sewing friend from this group found the last one somewhere and mailed it to me; it was still in the original red, white & green box, too. So hey can usually be found, it does take patience in looking til you find what you need/want. Emily
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Emily Bengston
"Kate XXXXXX" wrote...
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The offer is on for two more days and it looks good to me. Don't know if >>> it's worth bidding though, but I want something with reliable fancy >>> stitches.>>>
Oh yes, that would be something, just stuff the little darling into an envelope and send her here... ;-) But seriously, does it all the Husqvarna does? Done some research, Berninas might do... I'm dead sure you DH would be only to glad to see them out of the house. However, right now I'm really fidgety about that Husqvarna and resolved to bid for it. Give it a try at least.
U.
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Ursula Schrader
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The offer is on for two more days and it looks good to me. Don't know if >>>> it's worth bidding though, but I want something with reliable fancy >>>> stitches.>>>>
Do bid. If you don't win it, and, when you come over again, I still have a decent Bernina to go back with you, you'll be more than welcome to it. The Berninas I have don't do all those fancy stitches, but they do a decent set of utility stitches, and to be honest, they are the ones you'll use most. The rest are just free frills.
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Kate XXXXXX
Does TreadleOn still have the classifieds section, and are non-list-members allowed to post ads (it's been a while)? I just found the buttonholer to my While treadle that I gave away to someone else because the cabinet rehabilitation was beyond what I was ending up being able to do (I still have my lovely parlor treadle) while I was cleaning out junk, and I would love to find a While treadle owner who would like a buttonholer attachment.
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Samatha Hill -- take out TRASH
There is a "flea market" posting that is updated weekly, but I'm pretty sure it's for subscribers only. While you wouldn't abuse it, I'm sure, there are some people out there who would if given a chance. There's no fees, and TreadleOn membership is over 1K now. Well over, IIRC.
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Pogonip
"Kate XXXXXX" wrote...
You know, I totally agree with you that I won't need most of the stuff, but you've infected me with your 'Stitched eyelets are so much nicer than horrid metal grommets!' desease and if I ever get to sewing I'll definitely sew something that needs eyelets (and I certainly won't stitch them by hand!) ;-) If I don't get the H. then I'll have to look for another machine that can do that. I hope I get the H! No, I'm not obsessed... Perhaps I should translate the 'How to pack and ship a sewing machine' article... Where's that to be found again? ;-)
U.
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Ursula Schrader
"Ursula Schrader" wrote in message
:-)) I know just what you mean about Miss Kate spreading her infection all over the place. I too look at her stuff and think about how I too could incorporate something she's been doing into what I'm doing. She'a a bad, bad girl.
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