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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Test your thread without the walking foot. I have one Singer 66-1 that only likes one type of thread. Is your walking foot a generic one or one specifically for vintage Singers.
    Ok. I can try it without the foot, I have some spare fabric I can play with.

    As far as the generic or vintage foot. I know it's not a vintage foot since it looks just like the one for my modern Janome. It doesn't look anything like the penguin or any of the older attachments I've seen. I've quilted 3 others on the same system with no problems. I kept the box the foot came in. It doesn't say much. It's a plain white box that says Walking Foot in English, French and Spanish. Then there is a picture of it and it says "contents, 1 piece". Does this help?

    OH....thread to my little runners.... How would you straight line quilt a Log Cabin?

    So you can see them.
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    Melinda,
    I'm sorry to hear about your Mom. Ya'll are all in my prayers.
    Sharon W.

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    I'm thinking you may have a burr on the eye of your needle. Can you try a different needle? Either that or there is a problem with that spool of thread. If it still does it with the new needle then it is most likely the thread. Good luck!
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    My Singer 201K got "new" treadle irons today, she is very happy to have new "legs". I bought a better set of straight leg irons last month from a Craig's list seller. DH and I swapped them out this afternoon, the old set was the donor for a few missing parts. I'm amazed how smooth and quietly the new irons treadle. Sewing is so much easier. I'm making double Friendship stars with either a 3" friendship star or a 9 patch in the center square.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6 View Post
    I'm thinking you may have a burr on the eye of your needle. Can you try a different needle? Either that or there is a problem with that spool of thread. If it still does it with the new needle then it is most likely the thread. Good luck!
    I'll switch out the needle tomorrow and see if that fixes it. Too late tonight to keep going. I know that I'll spend more time ripping out if I keep going tonight.
    Proud mom/step-mom to 8 children. We promote awareness of Autism and Huntington's Disease. Please pm me if interested in sending Campbell's Soup Labels or box tops which we collect for our kids' schools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    My Singer 201K got "new" treadle irons today, she is very happy to have new "legs". I bought a better set of straight leg irons last month from a Craig's list seller. DH and I swapped them out this afternoon, the old set was the donor for a few missing parts. I'm amazed how smooth and quietly the new irons treadle. Sewing is so much easier. I'm making double Friendship stars with either a 3" friendship star or a 9 patch in the center square.
    Sharon W. in Texas
    Congrats on your new legs!!! Please post picture of your Friendship stars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melinda1962 View Post
    I had been working on the things for our Christmas bazaar booth, but things can change so fast. My mom went to the doctor on Tues. to have her under active thyroid checked, and try to find out what was causing weakness in her left hand. A ct scan to check for a small stroke revealed a brain tumor, that had potentially spread from lung cancer. Also in most major organs. Starting radiation today, to hopefully control the growth and pressure on her brain. If that is successful, then possibly chemo for the rest. Too widespread for surgery. We are somewhat overwhelmed but our new family motto is "make every day count" so yall keep us in your thoughts please.
    So sorry to hear about your Mom, You are in my prayers
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpeters1200 View Post
    Ok. I can try it without the foot, I have some spare fabric I can play with.

    As far as the generic or vintage foot. I know it's not a vintage foot since it looks just like the one for my modern Janome. It doesn't look anything like the penguin or any of the older attachments I've seen. I've quilted 3 others on the same system with no problems. I kept the box the foot came in. It doesn't say much. It's a plain white box that says Walking Foot in English, French and Spanish. Then there is a picture of it and it says "contents, 1 piece". Does this help?

    So you can see them.
    Even though the walking foot is new that doesn't matter. What is important is that the feet on the walking foot need to line up with your feed dogs on your machine. The walking foot needs to line up with the feed dogs to carry the fabric evenly though together. Top fabric must move along with bottom fabric at same rate.

    The term generic is used to state it will work on most (modern) machines, doesn't mean all.
    I had a generic foot that I used on a Janome TB30 that I had problems with. I then purchased the correct walking foot for that machine and problem was gone.

    Sew Classic sells a walking foot for vintage Singers, just make sure it is the correct one for your Singer 66.

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    Originally Posted by miriam
    I wish somebody would start a photo gallery of old toy sewing machines.

    Quote Originally Posted by MisDixie View Post
    Me too! I have 3 and would love to see more.
    Vintage children's sewing machines
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    Thank you everyone for your kind words. My mom will get to go home tomorrow, and next week we will get a game plan together.
    Melinda

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