I have to say this is the best machine for piecing- visibility, direct drive motor, stability, perfect straight stitch, just love, love.
When I was visiting a sewing machine/fabric store in another city yesterday, I was told by the owner (very nice woman), that I needed to evolve and get a new machine. That sounds nice, but I believe sewing machines have devolved in basic engineering and soundness. I had bought a $2200 machine over 5 years ago and it could not quilt or stay out of the shop which led me to the 301 and my vintage journey.
Another 301 ready for use and enjoyment.
|Decades of dust and discolor|
|Loads of dirt, grease and muck|