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Schneiderfrei

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Re: why is the page so silent?
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2017, 10:06:52 AM »
What was your model from Australia??

I also fear making a fool out of myself and certainly have done so.  I for one won't fret to see others do the same :P

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Re: why is the page so silent?
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2017, 04:43:42 PM »
Don't we all. Sometimes I wonder why I write anything.

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Re: why is the page so silent?
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2017, 05:25:34 PM »
What was your model from Australia??

It's a Singer "Futura Electronic 2002" from 1979... looks sort of like a hybrid between a 1975 Athena 2000A and a 1976 Futura 1000G, the world's first electronic sewing machines. I lose count of how many I have! They are fun to play with and do make a decent stitch. :)

Maybe I will chime in more often - foolishness and all. ;)

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Re: why is the page so silent?
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2017, 07:08:21 PM »
Thanks for the draft from Andermahr, Pfaff260. You seem to have quite a collection of old drafts even my beloved Lenassi, happy you. Peterle,  sorry, I have not much experience with body builders. In the ladies department I have often difficulties fitting ladies with breast implantates - it may be the aequivalent. 
But back to the sleeve.
I'll start another thread for the sleeve draft.
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Re: why is the page so silent?
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2017, 10:38:13 PM »
Thanks futura, What is it about the early singer electrics that you like?

I myself, like the singer mechanicals from the 50's, tank like and all metal, perfectly regular stitching.

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Re: why is the page so silent?
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2017, 03:51:44 AM »
Mom bought a electronic one and one or two computers home sewing machines. They were dreadfully awful. It seems like they had to stop and think sometimes several times per stitch. The mechanical machines are are great. Industrials are so much faster. Get up to speed on them and your not wasting time.

Of course, handsewing is a whole nother ball park.

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Re: why is the page so silent?
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2017, 06:49:16 PM »
I originally bought my first Futura 1000G as I loved the design. I never really liked the curved shapes on some older sewing machines, which seems silly considering how sturdy they are...

That being said, I'm really quite pleased with how it handles. It stitches well and doesn't produce wobbly straight stitches like some domestic zigzag machines do, and it has a nice feel to it with good speed control. I've actually had an easier time with it than some older all-metal machines.

One expensive computerized machine I tried would decide to continuously sew everything in reverse (the controls must have been damaged). Not a fun experience! I find modern domestic sewing machines dreadfully unappealing - I have no interest in doing any quilting. I suppose the 1970's was the last decade when home dressmaking was still widespread, and the machines were still (for the most part) intended for apparel.

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Re: why is the page so silent?
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2017, 05:03:27 PM »
There are a few true mechanical machines that can be bought, Singer does one and so do Bernina, both reasonably expensive but most of the rest are very ho hum in performance terms. Made of plastic, poor head access, slow stitch rate and after a few years, no spares. Like many of the folks here my sewing machines were made in the late 60s, early 70s and are all metal. I own a few modern overlockers and the Bernina one is the best of the lot but I think if you are serious these days and want new equipment, you bypass the domestic modern stuff and go straight to proper industrials.
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http://www.movsd.com/tailors_shears/  ;) ;D

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Re: why is the page so silent?
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2017, 11:01:24 AM »
I would love a Juki/Brother industrial.  But, my wife would object.  "Where to put it???"

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Re: why is the page so silent?
« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2017, 04:17:07 AM »
Build a shop building.

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Re: why is the page so silent?
« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2017, 09:45:09 AM »
That's not such a fanciful idea greger. Too much else on my list though :D