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Thread: Mystery vintage machine, Singer-like, larger throat ?

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    Found this fuzzy picture on the Nolting web site under "used" machines. Blue/grey in color, shaped like a vintage Singer but has a larger throat? any ideas?

    I am really lusting after a vintage singer-type machine with 10" or more throat. Maybe a 231 or a 31-15. Has anyone here used those for FMQ? I need a model with a motor mounted on the back (like a 15-91, but with larger throat) My goal is frame-mounted FMQ.
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    The machine above has a singer decal on it. It may be a repainted 201. It's easy to find a vintage 201. If that's what this is... If you post a picture in the vintage machine area there are folks who can tell you what this model # is.

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    I have no idea but what an interesting topic. :) I will be watching to see how this goes for you.

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    Looks like the 201 has a 9" throat space. Bobbin is drop-in, so not the best for FMQ. (I have a 15-91, which is a vertical bobbin machine, I am in love with that one!)

    Got that info from an older thread here:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-112159-1.htm

    Is there any way to move a thread on this board?

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    check the serial number with Singer that should give you some information

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    thats a 9 inch throat for sure.

    have you looked at the Homesteader machines? its a stretched vintage singer

    http://www.thequiltingsolution.com/homesteader.html

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    fabric_fancy ... I am thinking maybe a Voyager 17 from Hinterberg. (stitch regulator is $700 versus $1600) They have refurb machines available right now. :-)

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    well thats much better, i thought from your post that you really wanted a vintage singer for frame quilting.

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    I do really want a vintage singer for frame quilting. Maybe I am nuts! I also want my replacement machine to do a really great job with FMQ, have a compatible stitch regulator, and not break needles and make rats nests like my current %@*! Viking does. So I think I am going to "settle" for a modern machine.

    From the picture I posted above, it seemed like maybe that was a lovely vintage mid-arm machine. The shape is so graceful, it really looks like a much larger throat machine than it is.

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    WOW stretched machines are also vintage singers I believe. Google them and see.

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