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Tag Archives: Singer

My Viking and My Singer Need Service!

11 Sep

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My babies are in the shop! Both my Viking Ruby Royale and my Singer 9960 needed some TLC. The tension unit broke on my Viking and the 9960 just needed a good cleaning and servicing. Thank goodness for the staff over at Singer Factory Distributor in Chicago on Irving Park Rd. They truly are a godsend! With my dealer in Northwest Indiana closing, as well as another dealer in South Bend, I was so worried about where I could take my machines.  Continue reading

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Now That My Machine Is Home…

1 Apr

I can finally start to quilt again! My piecing machine is back home, and the tension unit is all better! I have the best sewing machine repair guy in the whole world! He took such great care of it! He told I can lay off using all of the oil I put on it, but I prefer to be safe rather than sorry, but I shouldn’t be over oiling my machine anyways! Welcome Home Old Friend!

Confessions Of A Quilt-aholic: Hoarding Machines

27 Nov

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We all remember my piece I wrote about Hoarding Fabric… I mean Stashing… (Awkward Silence.) Something I recently noticed, is that people are not just hoarding fabric, I’m sorry, stashing, but they are also hoarding machines. I, myself, have been dabbling in it I suppose, as I have collected a few machines, but only two of them, so I don;t think I need to go to rehab yet. Lately I’ve been going to auctions and consignment shops and looking for any antique gems that still run. The only requirement I have is that they need to run properly, because I do plan to sew with them. In fact, just recently, I acquired a Singer 66 from 1947, and I’m in love with it. It’s just gorgeous! (Is it wrong to be more excited about getting a machine than going on a date?) Continue reading