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Thread: Curious about the Singer 401

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    I was a young girl when I learned to sew. It was on my mothers singer's 401. The machine is gone now I don't know what happened to it. I was wondering if you can quilt on one of those machines. How many inches between the needle and the body? If anyone knows I would appreciate it. If someone knows please pm me. Thanks.

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    7 1/4" throat space. I have a 401 and I love sewing and quilting with it.

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    I have my Mom's 401 and use it for all my sewing,,,,,I have done same quilting on it. Works great

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    I have one too!

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    Thanks. I know its partly nostalgic, but I do remember how well it sewed.:):):)

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    If you are buying one try the 403 - more stitch width control than the 401 - I love both of mine.

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    Thank you I will keep that in mind. I do appreciate your input. I'm really not sure at this point. I have a janome and it does sew very well. :):):)

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    The old Singer 403 will sew rings around the new Janome. I sold my Janome and use the 403.

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    Thanks for your input. I appreciate it. :D

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