Hi and good morning to everyone. This is such a wonderful and informed group, I thought perhaps you could help me. I am considering purchasing a Singer model 301a. This is what is called the "big sister" to the 201 featherweight. I want a little heavier machine and have an opportunity to get what looks like a nice one. If anyone has this machine can you tell me how you like it? Also, since I know nothing about these vintage machines, will I be able to do FMQ on this machine? Can you even purchase a FMQ foot for it? It is supposed to have a long bed on it which I like and the seller says there is no rust and it has been recently serviced. Any comments or opinions would be very helpful. Also, I would like to thank everyone that participates in keeping this forum going. Like a lot of other people, I so look forward each day to reading the posts and viewing the wonderful pictures of the quilts. Although I don't post often, I feel very comfortable here!