Monday, December 24, 2018

How Many Sewing Machines Are Too Many???

As we take time to spend with family and friends and reflect on the past year, it's a time to be grateful for all that we have.  I am blessed.  And somehow my mind turned to the many sewing machines that I have.  I have a total of eight sewing machines...oops....

My go-to sewing machine is a Singer I purchased in 1990 (I think).  She's a sturdy workhorse.  My only complaint is that she doesn't like free motion quilting.  If I could find a used one, I'd buy it to have a back up.

The machine I next use the most is my longarm -- it's not really a longarm, but I don't know what else to call it.  I have a Pfaff Grand Quilter mounted on a frame.  This has allowed me to free-motion quilt without stress.

And then I treated myself to a Singer Featherweight (1947).  I purchased this at an estate sale.  I almost didn't get it.  A gentleman was looking at it but didn't like that it didn't have a case nor the price.  The moment his hand left the machine, I slapped mine on it.  And I got $25 off the price!!

And then I got greedy and bought a second Featherweight.  This one is from 1957.  I haven't sewn on her yet.  I'd love to have one from 1968 (my year of birth) and a white one.

I purchased a used serger.  I'm registered to take a class at my LQS in the new year so I can learn how to use it properly.

I also have my grandmother's Singer Treadle.  I haven't gotten around to getting her cleaned up, but I believe it still works.

And I have two Singers that I rescued from yard sales.  I purchased this one for $10, but I need to purchase a cord and foot pedal.  Since I don't need another working machine, I'm not in a rush to get this working -- about $150 to buy the parts.

I got this one at yard sale for $15.  It's a Singer Touch and Sew that uses cams.  I was intrigued so I bought her home.  I haven't used this one yet.

Now it's time to head to my parents to spend Christmas Eve.  My brother and his daughters will be joining us on Boxing Day. 

✔ Day 24 of the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge.


  1. How many is too many? How much space do you have? It's all relative, right? I hope you have a great time with family. Merry Christmas!

  2. You can never have too many sewing machines. I'm on the lookout for a featherweight.

  3. U can never have too many sewing machines!!!!

  4. The really good machines only get better with age, like a fine wine. You've got a really good collection of machines, each with their own benefits.

  5. That's quite a collection you have there, Ms. Anja! I was just offered a vintage Singer with table and turned it down. I would have said yes if it were a Featherweight, which I could imagine taking on retreats and such. (The voice of reason -- aka my husband -- factored into this decision, I assure you!)

  6. I love your collection of sewing machines. I don't think that you can ever have too many :)

  7. I have a Bernina , my old Bernina, a Touch and Sew my DH bought in 1975 when we got married, my first Singer in a wooden case I got for Christmas the year I was 13, a Juki I quilt on a frame, a serger, and the White treadle from my DMILs estate.

  8. I also have a featherweight my MIL found in the garbage at a garage sale


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