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Thread: Be careful of new Singer needles for your vintage Singers

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    Thank you ArchaicArcane for the information. Have only used my 301 a little (recent purchase). Have lots of Schmetz needles for my Janome and didn't want to mess up the 301 by using a wrong needle.

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    I like Organ needles as well. I've never been disappointed or had a problem.
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I use Organ Titanium coated topstitch needles for all my machines. I order them when on sale from Superior Thread and Connecting Threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indymta View Post
    Thank you ArchaicArcane for the information. Have only used my 301 a little (recent purchase). Have lots of Schmetz needles for my Janome and didn't want to mess up the 301 by using a wrong needle.
    My pleasure! Just grab your regular needles (make sure they say 15x1 - which I'm sure they do, I don't think Janomes use a special needle of any sort) and go for it!! It's a great machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by indymta View Post
    Thanks for posting this. I have a Singer 301 (slant) and was told that the Schmetz needles wouldn't work because the length is different. Can those who own the 301 tell me what needles (and I guess bobbins) now that you use?
    I use Schmetz on my Singer 301 and have never had a problem. Try a topstitch 14 or 16 for fmq.

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    Singer 301 uses the same bobbins as Singer Featherweight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltlady330 View Post
    I like Organ needles as well. I've never been disappointed or had a problem.
    I do too, I just ordered 10 packets from Amazon.
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