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I have a Singer Simple sewing machine that I inherited from my mom. It hasn't been run in about 10 years. It will cost around $120+ to have it serviced and parts replaced to make it functional. It might be a lost cause after so long, but I wanted to ask if anyone with experience thought it was worth the investment. TIA
Can we discuss buying a new or used machine? Thoughts, ideas, things to avoid? I've got a machine - $6 find at a rummage sale - but it's temperamental at times and I'm thinking it will need to be replaced at some point. And I'd rather replace it before I have to, if you know what I mean. Don't want to be in the middle of a Halloween costume or class-play outfit when it decides to implode at midnight or something. Right now, I've got a White brand, probably from the 80s. I lucked into finding it dirt cheap, and I've gotten $6 worth of work out of it, not to mention the bobbins and thread and elastic it came with (those were probably worth $15 anyway). I don't need or want anything too automated, I figure it's just more possibilities for breaking down. I wish I'd bought one of the old machines that the Home Ec department was getting rid of, way back when I was in high school, but I didn't.
Ahoy, fellow quilters! Do come in, we have a fresh pot of coffee and some chocolate chip cookies. I can't really call myself a quilter with a capital A, but I started several quilts, have finished some of them, and am epically stuck on a ginormous queen-sized log cabin that took me two days to baste but needs quilting. On to my question: my old hand-me-down Kenmore is not doing too well. The bobbin tension is all over the place and I would like a newer machine. Which good basic models can you recommend that come with a walking foot and can handle larger quilts besides basic sewing projects? No fancy embroidery or a gazillion stitches required.
Okay! So I'm very new to the world of sewing. I got a machine recently and I've gotten around in the last couple of weeks to playing with it, following along with my book, practicing my straight stitch and stuff. I'm pleased with how much I've improved buuuuuuut... I can't seem to make one full pass without at least one loose loop on the bottom. I've tried like every tension setting and it doesn't seem to change (well, except to get worse on the other settings :P). I'm not sure... what I am doing wrong? Is it something I might be doing? Is it the tension? Any helpful thoughts would be really appreciated!