My 15-90 was tuned up. Though not to my satisfaction, it works fine now. I had too much expectation for the technician... I drove all the way from Toronto to Hamilton for the service. But he disappointed me. I couldn't stand all the dust and lint remaining on the machine - he argued that you would not expect your car washed when bringing it to service. I found the metal lubricant dripping on the wood base intolerable. He also sold me an unfit, cheap, plastic darning foot with cover plate for $40! I found the same stuff can be bought for less than $12 @ Sew-Classic. Anyways. I would never go back again.
At least I can sew with it now. Here is the proof:
I was able to quilt with it! My test run. Never done quilting before, so just doodling with the quilt sandwich. But looks like the machine is perfect for quilting. It runs fast and smoothly.
Another close-up. Very nice stitches.
Plus, I got more attachments last weekend. Kijiji rocks! I got more fancy feet, two zipper feet, one new walking foot, a buttonhole foot, a pinking foot, a Singer clamp, a very rare and precious darning/embroidery, a pack of sewing needles, a seam guide, and a Singer 201k-3 for $60!!!!!!
My quilting test-run was done with this tiny little darning foot. Love it so much! My only perplex is... this foot doesn't hop like the regular ones I see from the Internet, nor does it look like the one I have for my Pfaff. Maybe it is supposed to be used with embroidery hoops. Without the hopping mechanism, I need to stretch the fabric gently (to act as a hoop).
The print on the hand sewing needle set is so cute and nostalgic. Love it!
The Singer 201k-3 is in good condition, too. But according to the seller the bobbin case needs repair. I still haven't decided whether I should invest on it.
And, I got a cabinet and stool set for my machine. Kijiji rocks! This is the Singer No. 40, in a really good used condition.
Plus, it comes with a Singer 15-91. The sister of my 15-90.
Now I have three vintage sewing machines, and two brimful boxes of attachments.