Tuesday, July 20, 2010


My favorite...
The Singer 301 is my favorite machine. I say that in hushed tones as I wouldn't want any other of my beloved machines to overhear and thus become discouraged and opt out of running when I want it to. I have lots of sewing machines, new ones and old ones. I like the old ones best- they do what they were made to do. Nothing more, nothing less. And who could ask for more than that? They sew a nice straight line when you ask them to. Yes, I have a featherweight- which I hold in deep affection, but it has a belt and a gear driven machine is just so much more powerful. Faster sewing, ya know. I have several "new" machines with which I have yet to get closely acquainted. These things, relationships, take time and it seems that the older I get the less time I have... perhaps, just perhaps, I am moving slower. But this 301 is my standby. She is faithful and true and has never given me a day's worry. I have sewn many, many quilts on it and plan, Lord willing, to sew many more in the future. Speaking of which... I'm off to the sewing room. Just talking about sewing gets me all fidgety.

2 comments:

Sarah N. said...

I want one! I love my featherweight - but you all have been raving about the 301's too much!

I have quilted two quilts in the last 24 hours. To be fair - one was only about 30 inches square - but it is still a quilt!

Glad your cold isn't slowing you down too much! Love you!

Lori said...

I love my featherweight to travel, but when I'm home I use a couple of 15-91's and a 201-2. Can't use just one and have the other ones feel left out! I agree, sewing with an old machine is great--nice straight seams and no complaining!