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Old 09-24-2019, 01:24 PM
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a girl at retreat had this her machine lit up like a christmas tree asked how much 35us thought i could do without until i came home to canada and checked amazon.ca had them for 12-20 dollars i paid 17.99 has off switch she did not get hers from amazon
hope you can see how bright have not attached it yet
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Old 09-24-2019, 04:26 PM
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lot's of light is great. just watch pushing a quilt through if you have a small throat space.
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Old 09-25-2019, 02:24 AM
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thanks for sharing
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Old 09-25-2019, 03:48 AM
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I have one of those and do not like it, too much glare from the white plastic.
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Old 09-25-2019, 04:35 AM
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I have one of those and do not like it, too much glare from the white plastic.
I have 2 of these lights on 2 different machine and love them. If you get too much glare, move it to the back side of the machine, that will cut the glare, but you still get the light. Before you stick them on, take some painters tape and see where they do the best job, then stick them on. I haven't had any problems when I quilt, but each machine is different.
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Old 09-25-2019, 07:00 AM
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I had those attached to an "antique" machine. It needed it's own plug, so it's a pain to set it up, but then it works fine. That machine did not have a light on it and I wanted one.
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:43 AM
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The biggest problem with these strip lights is that as you push fabric through the harp area, the fabric can "grab" these lights. They do give off wonderful light, but the issues of quilting and harp space interfere.
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Old 09-25-2019, 02:38 PM
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There is a better LED stick on light made by Cutex, found on Amazon. It is about a 2 inch square of lights and has a dimmer so you can choose the brightness. The strips did not work well for me.
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Old 09-26-2019, 07:24 PM
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Grma33....Been on line looking on am...ca for hrs since I am In Peterborough area.
Considered ordering but can’t find the one you spoke about. White lights especially
Can u pass on this info as I have many machines and need this to help others too.
Imagine others here with vintage machines could use. I would tape to back of
machine high enough to not interfere with quilting. Will check this other suggestion also.
Eyes giving me issues when working in the hall so used a clip on last week but I need to move it around.
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Grma33, how did the lights go? Used your machine yet?
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