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Thread: Noisey 15-91 sewing machine

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    thanks for the info on the "cheapie" foot....I have an order coming and that may solve the extra noise problem. Love, Love, Love this board for all the info on here and everyone being so quick to answer and help out.
    with a passion for quilting and vintage machines..Singers: 99, 4 featherweights, Redeye 66, Lotus 66, Phoenix 27, 15-91, 301A
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    Mine makes a kind of "clucka-clucka-clucka" noice when I fmq, but is pretty quiet when I'm just sewing. I think it's just the fm foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot View Post
    My favorite hopping foot for all my low shank machines is a little $3 cheapie. I have at least 8-10 different hopping feet and this one beats the others all hollow - very smooth, lots of visibility: http://shop.sew-classic.com/Low-Shan...foot-55417.htm

    I bought a bunch of extras because I figured that being that cheap, they were going to break - but I haven't broken one in five years of quilting.
    SO...I did as you suggested and ordered this little foot...had to get two to satisfy the minimum order, but I needed it for another machine anyway...and it worked really great, thanks so much for the tip .... love this board for all the wonderful useful information that is shared. Just finished a small table topper and fmq it on the 15-91 with this foot and was very satisfied with the noise level and how good it worked. Thank you!
    with a passion for quilting and vintage machines..Singers: 99, 4 featherweights, Redeye 66, Lotus 66, Phoenix 27, 15-91, 301A
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    I decided to buy 1 of these also and another one shown, plus I ordered the tri flow oil and grease too. Thanks for the link.

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    I love the 15 to fm with so much I went and bought a second 15. One doesn't make the noise the other does. I am going to order that foot myself. These are my go to machines. I piece with my 15 a lot. I have one set up all the time.

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    Hello Colleen,

    If you want to hear what my machine sounds like when I'm doing FMQ on the 15K treadle, you can listen to it on Youtube- link to my channel below. Also, I use a hopping foot too, but mine is all metal.

    If the stitching is good, I really wouldn't worry too much about the noise. Every machine is different, and if there were something wrong it wouldn't be stitching properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muv View Post
    Hello Colleen,

    If you want to hear what my machine sounds like when I'm doing FMQ on the 15K treadle, you can listen to it on Youtube- link to my channel below. Also, I use a hopping foot too, but mine is all metal. ..... Thank you so much for your comments Muv...my machine did sound very much like this video of the treadle, but is some quieter with the "cheapie" foot, and the machine still does a great job on FMQ ...now I just need to hone my skills.

    If the stitching is good, I really wouldn't worry too much about the noise. Every machine is different, and if there were something wrong it wouldn't be stitching properly.
    This stitiching is really good with this machine. I'm so glad I got one of these 15-91's.
    with a passion for quilting and vintage machines..Singers: 99, 4 featherweights, Redeye 66, Lotus 66, Phoenix 27, 15-91, 301A
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    I am wondering what you did with the feed dogs while you were FMQing. I have a 15-91 that i'm just setting up to try FMQ with it right now and don't see a way to drop the dogs. Did you just loosen the tension screw from the top, or did you cover up the feed dogs with something?

    Thanks for the help - i'm super excited to try it for the first time. It's just gotten back from having its electrical checked out - i was afraid it might start a fire and haven't used it yet. It got a green light, so now i'm ready!

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    oregongirl,

    There is a knob under the bed near the feed dogs that is used to drop them.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot View Post
    My favorite hopping foot for all my low shank machines is a little $3 cheapie. I have at least 8-10 different hopping feet and this one beats the others all hollow - very smooth, lots of visibility: http://shop.sew-classic.com/Low-Shan...foot-55417.htm

    I bought a bunch of extras because I figured that being that cheap, they were going to break - but I haven't broken one in five years of quilting.

    Thanks for that link, I just ordered 2 of them.

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