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Thread: Just bought a Singer 301a on ebay!

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    Super Member quiltinghere's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJs
    You'll love the 301. The feed dogs drop and it's great for free motion quilting. You can get a generic slant needle hoppy foot at Hancocks - wait for a sale.....
    I went to Hancocks and searched for "hoppy foot" and, of course, didn't come up with anything. Then I searched for quilting foot...nothing.

    Any suggestions or links so I can see what I'm looking for.

    Do you mean 'walking foot'?
    Thanks

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    It would be a darning foot (hopping foot).

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    I have a 301 and I love sewing on it better then my new machine. It never messes up, it never causes me any frustration at all. The bobbin winds at perfect tension. The stitches are perfect, it's sturdy so it doesn't vibrate or wobble. It has sewn every type thread I have used on it. It takes a special bobbin so don't try to use a regular bobbin. And remember it threads from right to left. I found the light bulbs that fit it at Ace Hardware. If you find them for sale buy several. They are under $2 at hardware stores. They aren't stocked in most stores.

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    Congratulations on your new 301. How are you liking it?

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    It looks brand new to me and I think it is worth the price you paid. Enjoy it.

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    Its beautiful!

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    I haven't got it yet-am still waiting for it to arrive. I can't wait. Thanks for the helpful hints!

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    Boy did I make the biggest mistake, I sold my mom's 301 in a garage sale 20 years ago she made my wedding dress on it and everything else. she has past away and I had a new update singer Ha Ha, have had nothing but trouble with it. Not to mention I gave my 99 away years earlier. Do I wish I had both of them back now. I did get on ebay a 99 a couple weeks ago and am smilling at it and saying I love you!!! My husband thinks I am crazy. Enjoy your 301 It will be with you for life.
    margaret

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    I got my "new" Singer 301a today finally. Shipping took forever-I thought it would never get here. The sad part is the box they shipped it in had those large staples in it and one came loose during transit and scratched two spots down to the metal :( Other than this it is in great shape-I think I should take it somewhere and get it a check-up so it can be oiled and whatnot though just to be on the safe side.

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    If you insured it, you may be able to get some money back for damage.

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