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Yes, i have an old Kenmore all metal machine. It was a hand me down from my older sister. It handles all the thick materials very well. The best advice I can give you is to either staple or baste the materials together before sewing. It is well worth the extra time it takes.

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Well, I was quite happy with my late 1960s Kenmore (metal parts, etc as admtrox suggests) until I borrowed a SailRite. The Kenmore, which I had loved until then, bogged down when it got above 6-8 layers of Sunbrella, and we won't even talk about the isinglass. Then I borrowed an exceedingly old marine machine, and was utterly sold. Forked over the $700 for a real Sailrite at the next boat show. This spring we're using it to build a new bimini for our boat, and helping some friends design/build one for their boat also. Anybody who can do contrast piping as well as the photo earlier on this thread deserves the best. (This is a blatant hint to xort!!!)
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Well, I was quite happy with my late 1960s Kenmore (metal parts, etc as admtrox suggests) until I borrowed a SailRite. The Kenmore, which I had loved until then, bogged down when it got above 6-8 layers of Sunbrella, and we won't even talk about the isinglass. Then I borrowed an exceedingly old marine machine, and was utterly sold. Forked over the $700 for a real Sailrite at the next boat show. This spring we're using it to build a new bimini for our boat, and helping some friends design/build one for their boat also. Anybody who can do contrast piping as well as the photo earlier on this thread deserves the best. (This is a blatant hint to xort!!!)
I will get the sailrite machine someday, thanks for the hint.


I just got back from the boat (on the hard). I had not checked the final fit. They actually fit and the snaps all line up.
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Just how much did she pay you to post that??????????
This machine is getting more expensive every day.

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Can't afford the new sewing machine till I get my new fishing rods. We Gotta eat!!!!
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LOL..... I think Eryka and the admiral are in cahoots... it's a conspiracy... BTW, I think its a great idea that you should be getting the admiral a new sewing machine soon... Then she can make the cushions for my boat all that much more quickly... Besides, she's cuter than you... so she wins my vote...
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