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Thread: Singer 501a

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    Super Member LAQUITA's Avatar
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    Singer 501a

    Hello everyone,
    I purchased a 501A in her original case, (I've named her Honey) ALso purchased the walking foor for her but haven't used her for FMQ yet. I don't know where to start. ANy sugestions?

    Do YOU have a 501A? If so please tell me what you 'quilt' with yours,
    Are you pleased with it?
    How do you FMQ on it? DO the feed dogs drop on these older machines?
    If so pease tell me how to do it.,

    Thanks everyone for all the great help!

    Have a great day!
    LaQuita (aka) - Yai-Yai to the most precious grandbaby around of course I'm partial! LOL

    HAPPY QUILTING!
    www.caringbridge.org/visit/shea

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    Super Member Candace's Avatar
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    The 401 and 501 are not the best FMQing machines. You raise the plate to do this and it's not smooth. And the drop in bobbin isn't the best for FMQing. I'm not saying you 'can't' but that these machines are great all around sewing, quilting using a walking foot, and piecing machines, but for FMQing, you'd probably be better off using one of your other machines.

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    Super Member purplefiend's Avatar
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    I much prefer a Singer 15 for FMQ or most any machine with a vertical bobbin.
    I used to have a Singer 500 and never could get it do a decent example of FMQ.

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