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Old 11-04-2018, 10:40 PM
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Does anyone know of a new modern sewing machine with more stitches and a needle down feature that would be quiet and smooth like the Singer 201. Don't get me wrong I love the 201 just wish at times it had more of today's features. Well thank you much for your help.
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Old 11-04-2018, 11:53 PM
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Eversewn 30 sewing machine might be what you want.
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Old 11-05-2018, 12:07 AM
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Thank you I guess I should have added that the harp size be close to the 201 the Eversew is nice but the harp is to small for me.
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My Babylock machines are my quiestest. Your best bet will be to go visit dealers and try them out for yourself.
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Kind of like buying a car, try out different machines in your price range.
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Old 11-05-2018, 05:41 AM
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I like my Janome 6600. Large harp size, needle down, auto thread cut.
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I have a Juki TL2010Q. It has a large harp, needle down, auto thread cut. But it's straight stitch only. I bought it for FMQ but it pieces very well too.
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Old 11-05-2018, 08:33 AM
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If you find one, please let me know, which one you decided on. I would love a needle down feature also. Nothing I've looked at (or tested in a shop) even comes close to my 201.
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Old 11-05-2018, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by SusieQOH View Post
I have a Juki TL2010Q. It has a large harp, needle down, auto thread cut. But it's straight stitch only. I bought it for FMQ but it pieces very well too.

I've never sewn on a Singer 201, but I do know that the old Singers are well regarded for their solid, beautiful, even stitching. One of the big factors that creates that stitching is that the feed dogs are narrow as these are straight stitch only machines. I believe that once you move to a machine with more stitch options you will have wider feed dogs, and a different stitch. That is why I bought a Juki 2010q. As noted above, it has a large throat space, needle down, knee lift and a thread cutter. I keep my more entry level Janome around for the rare occasions that I need a blanket stitch, button hole, or zig zag stitch. I definitely don't like straight stitch on my Janome as much as I do on my Featherweight or Juki.
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Old 11-05-2018, 10:59 AM
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Good stuff here, but to me the Juki is pretty much the 201 with a needle down function the 201 has a top loading bobbin which I prefer to the underside bobbin I have a 301 that has that underside bobbin which is ok, but . Well I think I have my answer and thank you all for your help. I don't think I'm going to be happy with any modern sewing machine really, but plan to try a few at the next quilt show I go to. I may just try to lean FMQ and that would solve the problem of getting a machine with more stitches as I only do cross hatch on my quilts now with the 201.
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