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    Singer Model 127

    I just got my mother's 1918 Singer treadle sewing machine Model 127 back from the shop, and we are thrilled - she's sewing again! But I have a question that I'm hoping some of you would be able to answer.

    Is it possible to drop the feed dogs on this age of sewing machine?

    OK, two questions - any idea where it is possible to purchase additional bobbins? I think it originally had two (thinking back 50 years), but I only have one now.

    Thanks for any information -

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    I don't think you can drop the feed dogs on that machine. I really doubt it considering it's a shuttle machine.

    You can get bobbins for it at Sew-Classics:
    http://www.shop.sew-classic.com/Shut...k-SCBN8228.htm

    Joe

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    Thanks, Joe, for that link! Lots of good stuff there!
    Looking around on that site, I realized I haven't asked anyone about needles for that machine. The needle that's in there is the same one that's been in there for at least the last 50 years! Will modern-day needles fit this machine?

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    I believe any 15x1 needle will fit it.

    Singer calls theirs 2020s and 2045s.

    Organ lables theirs as HAx1s

    There's a ton of different labels for them but if you go to JoAnn's they have Schmetz and Singer on the shelf and they'll be marked. That's pretty much all they carry in the normal needle section.

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    Here's some more data:
    ISMACS says it uses 15x1 here:
    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...s-100-199.html

    And on my needle packages you'll find this info:

    Singer: 2020 (15x1), 2045 Ball Points
    Schmetz: 130/705H 15x1H
    Organ: HAx1 130/705H 15x1

    Also a lot of folks will say to avoid Singer needles, or only buy Schmetz, or what ever their preference is.
    >Schmetz is German and of excellent quality.
    >Organ is Japanese and also of excellent quality, but some of their needles are made in China and other places. Doesn't seem to affect their quality.
    >Singer needles are made in China, Germany and other places. I have personally had a few that weren't the best made. Overall I'd call them adequate.

    Hope this helps and I'm not being to much of a smarty pants.

    Joe
    Last edited by J Miller; 07-30-2012 at 12:19 PM.

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    Hello HG - No you can't drop the dogs. Why do you want to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muv View Post
    Hello HG - No you can't drop the dogs. Why do you want to?
    Because a large percentage of quilters like to drop the feed dogs on their machines to FMQ.

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    Yes, people drop the dogs for FMQ, but don't even bother trying FMQ on a long bobbin machine, you'll bust the needle. Guaranteed.

    The only reason I would want to bypass the feed dogs on a long bobbin machine would be to use a buttonholer. Because they don't drop you can get the screw driver out and remove them completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muv View Post
    Yes, people drop the dogs for FMQ, but don't even bother trying FMQ on a long bobbin machine, you'll bust the needle. Guaranteed.

    The only reason I would want to bypass the feed dogs on a long bobbin machine would be to use a buttonholer. Because they don't drop you can get the screw driver out and remove them completely.
    Yikes!! Glad I asked & took advantage of all of your wisdom & knowledge, because otherwise I sure would've tried FMQ on it! Thanks, guys!!

    I have found quite a few videos online, mostly on YouTube, that show how to thread the machine, how to test & adjust the tension if needed, and even one on some of the attachments. Mine has quite a few of the attachments, but not all I saw online. Wish it had the attachment to keep the seams even - have to go back & look to make sure it wasn't there.

    Also need to practice treadling - probably been 50 years since I tried that, LOL!

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    HG - You'll find all you need on my vids - click the link below!

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