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.