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Thread: Wanted: Large Throat Machine

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    Wanted: Large Throat Machine

    I an looking for a sewing machine for my wife. I am looking for an older machine with a 12 to 15 inch throat. No I do not want a conputerized machine, abd I can not afford an expensive machine, My wife sews on a 50 year old Singer, and loves it. Can anyone suggest an old reliable machine with a larger throat?

    Thank you

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    well, a 201 has about 8.5 inches. There are many vintage industrial machines hitting Craigslist, and some of them have larger harps... I was going to direct you to WOW, but they charge about 2000 bucks to stretch your machine.
    so, I think if you don't want a 201(BEST machine EVER IMHO), then consider something like this:
    http://norfolk.craigslist.org/hsh/3809818741.html
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    (proud caretaker of a magenta 221, purple 222, assorted 66's, a 301, a pink Atlas and Monarch, and Granny's 201-2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by makitmama View Post
    then consider something like this:
    http://norfolk.craigslist.org/hsh/3809818741.html
    I was going to suggest the same thing. One of our members recently purchased a similar machine that was set up on a long arm frame ... it was a customized setup, but it can be done.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    What Joe said or just sew smaller quilts...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    I also recommend a Singer 31-15, or 31-20. They can be found for cheap sometimes, about $150 around here in Central NY. At that price you will have to do a lot of cleaning, but should end up with a useful quilting machine. If you find one without the table and motor, know that you can buy new ones for a few hundred dollars, $300-$400, if I recall correctly. I am not sure how big the throat is on this machine, 10-11" I think. 12"-15' will be near impossible to find in an older machine, IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    What Joe said or just sew smaller quilts...
    What did I say?

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    What did I say?

    Joe
    it weren't you
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    We picked up a Singer 241-12 (similar to what Makitmama posted) in it's original industrial table for $100 locally (I have good shopping "fu") They usually run from $300-$600 in good shape, with the occasional deal under $300.

    I bought this 1948 machine because it was a good deal that I planned to flip, but once my lady tried it, all bets were off. This machine runs up to 3000-5000 stitches per minute. We are still only running it at about 1/2 - 3/4 speed because we are not used to it yet. But it sure make short work of long seams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    We picked up a Singer 241-12 (similar to what Makitmama posted) in it's original industrial table for $100 locally (I have good shopping "fu") They usually run from $300-$600 in good shape, with the occasional deal under $300.

    I bought this 1948 machine because it was a good deal that I planned to flip, but once my lady tried it, all bets were off. This machine runs up to 3000-5000 stitches per minute. We are still only running it at about 1/2 - 3/4 speed because we are not used to it yet. But it sure make short work of long seams.
    I have one if someone wants to drive over here...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Does anyone ever notice some of the first time posters never say thank you for info or ever return again......just sayin'

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