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Thread: Quest-Beyond a "Straight Stitch" Treadle

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    Quest-Beyond a "Straight Stitch" Treadle

    If you were to select the best machine that would fit into a Singer treadle and sew more than a straight stitch, what would it be? Why would you choose it?

    I've found a collector that is willing to keep an eye out for specific machine heads. I love to treadle but space warrants keeping only one treadle available at a time. Straight stitching is grand but I need more!!! Suggestions and opinions please!
    Annette

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    I'd put my Alden SUZ-2 ZZ with 60+ patterns built in in a treadle.


    Beautiful straight stitches and all the fancy stuff you might need.

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    Go for one of the 4XX G or K models... most of them can be treadled.
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    You could post this question on the main Vintage Sewing machine thread. There are quite a few regulars there who treadle multi stitch machines .

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    Candace, the reason I didn't post there was simple. I didn't want to be a "thread hog" as my husband puts it! This way, I figure the folks that want to offer suggestions will and those with other interests won't have to read through my posts.

    Joe, I'd put your Alden in a treadle too!!! Wow!! That is amazing! Who made it? I'm not married to Singers. Variety is the spice of life.
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    I don't know who made it. It's a Japanese machine. I've been unable to find an owners manual for it, or even any mention of the Alden name. Adler is as close as I can get.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Go for one of the 4XX G or K models... most of them can be treadled.
    What models are these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbugsullivan View Post
    Candace, the reason I didn't post there was simple. I didn't want to be a "thread hog" as my husband puts it! .

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    WOW!!! Those are beautiful stitches.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbugsullivan View Post
    Candace, the reason I didn't post there was simple. I didn't want to be a "thread hog" as my husband puts it! This way, I figure the folks that want to offer suggestions will and those with other interests won't have to read through my posts.
    WOW! So that thread has "thread hogs" on it...and that is why you do not wish to post.

    Well, I must be one of those "thread hogs" since I post lots on that thread that Candace was referring to for you to post this question.

    Redbugsullivan, Enjoy your hunt!

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