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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Waiting To Sew On Saturday

I got a new to me sewing machine yesterday.  This is a Morse Fotomatic III Model 4300.  I love old sewing machines and have sworn never to buy another new one.  So in 1 day, I bought 2 old machines.  The second one will be here next week.  I think Ernie is as excited as I am with the old machines.

 Isn't she gorgeous! And heavy--40 pounds!!  When I took it out of the car, I had to bring it in and get the scales. After cleaning, oiling and capturing wild dust bunnies, she runs like a champ.  Quiet and steady.  It took me a while to figure some things out because there is no manual.  I have one headed my way.

There was a box full of accessories.  Some of them I have no clue how to use.  Like the zipper foot there in front.  I know it attaches to something and I'll figure it out.  I was shocked to see the felt pads and the seam guide in the original box.  I love that the big bobbins have multiple colors of thread on them.  That made me laugh since Bonnie was just talking about that on Quilt-Cam the other night.

Now she is all set up for the perfect quarter inch seam.  I'm ready to sew up part 6 of Easy Street.

But first, I had to open my box of fabric for Judy L and Vicki W's 2013 Back to Square One Mystery.  I ordered my fabrics from Thousands of Bolts. They never disappoint!  Now my fabrics are all labeled on the Swatch Sheet and everything is in the labeled container.


scraphappy said...

What a great looking machine. 40 pounds! Sounds like she is ready for some heavy duty sewing. Beautiful fabric for the new mystery, looks like a fun one.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a pretty new machine! Love the colour!
Your fabrics for the mystery are beautiful!

Unknown said...

I found one exactly like it the other day at the thrift store. Still debating if I should get it or not. Enjoy your new-to-you machine.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

How wonderful. Then there is another one on its was too. How exciting!

Michelle said...

What a beautiful machine! Have fun!

Judy Laquidara said...

That machine looks brand new! Are you sewing on it? I love your fabrics for the mystery. They're going to be perfect.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I agree with you - old machines are the best. My super fancy machine had a problem with the circuit board and the estimate was $800 and up to fix - no guarantee at $800. My old machines run just beautifully after years and years! Love them! I also really like 1000s of Bolts - very pretty fabric and good quality and prices! Cheers! Evelyn