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    I had bought a Singer Featherweight on HSN. I started using it to make quilt patches. They are diamonds and I am having a hard time sewing over all the seams. It gets stuck. Is this maching not good for piecing? I have ironed the seams in different directions. If this machine isn't what I thought, I can send it back. Any hints would be appreciated. Oh, by the way, I'm from Wernersville, Pa. I have an old White that has no problem going over the seams but I wanted a more portable machine. Thanks for your help. This is the first time I've posted.

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    I don't have the machine, but I googled it. It should be able to sew over seams. If you have read the manual and can't get it to work, it may not be the machine you want.

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    have you tried a new needle? i have heard of people having machines 20+ years old...that have never changed the needle. if the needle is dull, bent, worn out...it is not going to sew well, before sending the machine back i would treat it with some new assessories :thumbup: featherweights are- as machines go very reliable work horses as long as they are maintained properly. so if it is running (mechanically) fine it is probably not the machine---

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    Welcome from northeast CA. So glad you joined us. I would venture to say that you have a "reproduction" featherweight, which might not be worth a hill of beans. The new Singers aren't the same quality and durability of the old Singers, in my opinion.

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    Welcome from Washington! If the machine is sewing well send it back!

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    Thanks for the info. Someone said it may be a repo. How would I know that I thought if it was sold on Home Shopper's Network it would be a new one, not repo. I'm going to sew more, the will probably be the best. It probably is me. Thanks again :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by komammy
    Thanks for the info. Someone said it may be a repo. How would I know that I thought if it was sold on Home Shopper's Network it would be a new one, not repo. I'm going to sew more, the will probably be the best. It probably is me. Thanks again :D
    I ordered a Singer quilting machine a while back and was very disappointed. Other members on the QB had answered that they loved theirs. I sent mine back. Seems like you might have gotten a lemon. If a machine (ANY MACHINE) does not sew over basic patches (I'd think 2 double seams) it will probably give you nothing but frustration.

    Oh - sending a welcome from the Sacramento area in CA.

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    Try loosening the pressure on the foot. You probably do have a repro, which is far from the original.

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    Welcome from southwestern Pa.

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    Welcome from Florida, I don't have that machine. I have a viking se le..However my old White quilt star had that problem until i realized that the issues was between the machine and the chair..New need and re-threaded it fixed it. Oh and slowing down, i wanted the older machine to go faster lol.

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