My sewing machine is back in the shop, so I pulled out my old White and got it running last night. No way could I go another week without sewing.
Using this bare bones machine made me grateful for my Pfaff. I sewed clothes and quilts and pinch-pleat drapes on the White, but it wasn’t easy. Looking back, it’s hard to believe all the sewing I did on that machine.
The features I miss the most?
Needle down position
The needle threader
The dual feed
A decent quarter inch foot.
The whole machine in the shop ordeal has me thinking about getting a second machine, one that I can use to piece and quilt. Besides the White, I have two other machines that are not in working condition. One I bought at an estate sale and used for a couple of years until the belt broke and the fabric cord caught on fire. Seriously.
The other is an old Morse that someone gave me. I’ve never had it running. It needs a belt and a new cord. No idea if it will work once we replace those things. It has all the attachments in a box and it weighs a ton. Definitely not a machine I would haul to a class or retreat. Probably not a machine I would use for free motion quilting either.
I’m sure my Pfaff dealer has a suggestion or two in the second machine department. She started working on my husband when he dropped off my machine yesterday. As much as I sew, he thinks a second machine is a good idea. Hmmmmm. Maybe that’s what I’ll put on my Christmas list this year.