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    I had bought a Singer Featherweight on HSN. I started using it to make quilt patches. They are diamonds and I am having a hard time sewing over all the seams. It gets stuck. Is this maching not good for piecing? I have ironed the seams in different directions. If this machine isn't what I thought, I can send it back. Any hints would be appreciated. Oh, by the way, I'm from Wernersville, Pa. I have an old White that has no problem going over the seams but I wanted a more portable machine. Thanks for your help. This is the first time I've posted.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!

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    Welcome, waving from central Indiana, USA

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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho!
    I don't have the machine, but I googled it. It should be able to sew over seams. If you have read the manual and can't get it to work, it may not be the machine you want.

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    Hello, welcome and happy quilting from Germany!

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    Hi and welcome from Arkansas!

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    have you tried a new needle? i have heard of people having machines 20+ years old...that have never changed the needle. if the needle is dull, bent, worn out...it is not going to sew well, before sending the machine back i would treat it with some new assessories :thumbup: featherweights are- as machines go very reliable work horses as long as they are maintained properly. so if it is running (mechanically) fine it is probably not the machine---

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    Welcome from Ireland

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    Welcome from northeast CA. So glad you joined us. I would venture to say that you have a "reproduction" featherweight, which might not be worth a hill of beans. The new Singers aren't the same quality and durability of the old Singers, in my opinion.

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