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how old is your machine

Moomer | Posted in General Discussion on

I have a 10 year old Viking 400 & love it. I also have my grandmothers  Whie treadle machine that she got as a wedding gift in 1903


  1. user-167104 | | #1

    Wow! 1903! What a treasure! I'd love to have one. Not that I'd use it, but I just remember my grandmother using one and would have liked to had hers, or one like it. And to look at and remind me how good we have it now. My machine is only abt 2 yrs old. I have a Janome (I think 1100) its an embroidery machine. I love it. It is my second Janome. I had a "New Home" for about 10 yrs. went to have it serviced and couldn't pass up the new machines that do so much.

    I would like to have a smaller machine that isn't so heavy for traveling. But I doubt I could get my DH to understand leaving that one at home and buying another machine! The embroidery feature makes it heavy and I hope to sew while traveling more than I have in the past. I thought I had to leave my machine at home, but when going to a church convention a few weeks ago for a couple days I took it and liked using my time in my room sewing.


    1. midnitesewer | | #2

      Sears has a lightweight machine for about $70.00. It only has a few stitches, but is quiet and does a pretty good job. You can buy an ankle from the Janome dealer that will allow you to use snap-on feet - some of which you may already use on your Janome. (The machine comes with screw-on feet.) The feed dogs don't drop, so you have to use a darning plate. The machine is called the Kenmore mini ultra 3/4  and weighs about 11 pounds. I use mine for piecing quilts and have even free motion quilted using it. I gave a second one as a gift.

      The blue one is $69.98 and is on clearance. The other three (mint green, pink, and pearl white) are $99.98.


      1. user-167104 | | #4

        A machine I can comfortably travel with will be my next project. I won't like leaving my everything sewing machine at home, but its less than practical because of bulk and weight.

         I appreciate your input. I will check it out.

        have a good day, stay cool. It's rediculously hot here (heat index 111!) It is not that hot here normally (KY), but I am so dreading the short time before fall. I really love summer.


  2. isew4kidz | | #3

    I have a White Model # 299 D Serger that I have had for ten years, I have had my Husqvarna Viking Freesia Model # 425 sewing only machine for seven years, I have had my Brother PE-150v embroidery only machine for five years, I have had my Singer Quantum XL-150 sewing and embroidery machine for five months, and I have had my Brother ES-2000 sewing only machine for three months. I love them all, and I couldn't part with any of them. Each one does something that the others don't do.



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