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07-08-2020, 04:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,828
Posted By mea12

Sheryl M, lots of machines have the serpentine...

Sheryl M, lots of machines have the serpentine stitch but most of them are not adjustable in length or width..or only marginally adjustable. I wanted to be sure you knew this even though i'm pretty...
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04-10-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By mea12

This is an impressive machine to look at and read...

This is an impressive machine to look at and read about! There are a very few reviews out there, all positive. A dealer told a friend he did not have 2 parts that were needed for free-motion and...
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12-17-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By mea12

The 680 is the Janome skyline S5 and it is a...

The 680 is the Janome skyline S5 and it is a great machine with beautiful stitch quality ..easy to use, stable/sturdy and the 9mm stitches are beautiful ..does not effect narrow seam at all if you...
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11-22-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,531
Posted By mea12

2years ago, there were 5 shops in my area and...

2years ago, there were 5 shops in my area and now, just one remains...so sad!
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11-11-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,959
Posted By mea12

Please come back to give your opinion on this...

Please come back to give your opinion on this machine.. I'm interested for the harp space and the fact that it fits my janome "Universal" table so it could be recessed. I'd not be looking at all but...
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11-11-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,296
Posted By mea12

Was the Juki machine that was gifted to you one...

Was the Juki machine that was gifted to you one of the straight stitch models comparable to the Brother 1500?
11-08-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By mea12

I'm still over-the-moon with my 237 and just no...

I'm still over-the-moon with my 237 and just no one who cares about that except the few of you here in this thread...its really great to have the advantages of the vintage singers (stability,...
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09-21-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,952
Posted By mea12

I think the 6700 comes with more accessories and...

I think the 6700 comes with more accessories and has a stronger motor. But the 6650 still has pop out plate, 9mm stitch width, variable needle positions, up/down needle, start-stop, wide 10" harp,...
09-20-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By mea12

Oh i re-read your message and see that you do say...

Oh i re-read your message and see that you do say this model takes plastic bobbins. I will definitely buy some of those and it explains why the metal ones didn't fit the spindle very well. They work...
09-20-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By mea12

Oh this is very interesting about different class...

Oh this is very interesting about different class 15 bobbins - I bought a 4-pack of metal one but the metal actually is very light and doesn’t feel to be made as well as the original metal bobbins...
09-19-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By mea12

After sewing on this one for a few days, I can...

After sewing on this one for a few days, I can see why you say that about wanting an extra thread-guide. I bought class 15 bobbins at joann's and they don't fit so very well...have to really press...
09-16-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By mea12

I spoke with a long-time Singer technician who...

I spoke with a long-time Singer technician who says they are the same..in case this comes up again, thought I'd answer my own question since I learned these are truly stellar machines made to last...
09-15-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By mea12

Singer 237 Made in France??

Finally found a sweet-looking 237 and was excited until I noticed it was not made in Italy. Are models made in France built the same? I liked the idea of all-metal parts, and stronger motor so I...
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08-23-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,736
Posted By mea12

I think mid-line today means $1000-ish ... and I...

I think mid-line today means $1000-ish ... and I too have wondered why for $1000 someone can't offer a 12-15" harp with the stitches quilters use most for that price. The Babylock Jazz II has...
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08-23-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,900
Posted By mea12

I believe only the Jem Gold models are still...

I believe only the Jem Gold models are still available in new. They do make an excellent class/back-up/toter machine but they are so very basic that its easy to miss needle up/down and you can't move...
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06-04-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,633
Posted By mea12

It's beautiful! Both borders are wonderful...i...

It's beautiful! Both borders are wonderful...i lean toward the ribbon one!
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05-29-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,519
Posted By mea12

the triple stretch stitch sometimes referred to...

the triple stretch stitch sometimes referred to as "saddle stitch" is a straight stitch with to and fro motion and it could be used on the inner lines separating toes. If you don't have that stitch,...
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05-12-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,779
Posted By mea12

Big Stitch is great. I'm seeing more and more of...

Big Stitch is great. I'm seeing more and more of it. It serves the same purpose to hold quilt layers together. I always thought of it as suitable for "primitive" style quilts but seeing it more and...
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05-12-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,215
Posted By mea12

The Singer 237 model offers straight and...

The Singer 237 model offers straight and zig-zag..no other stitches. Not sure harp area..but its full-sized vs 3/4 sized. In a cabinet, it'd probably be great for free motion, straight or zig-zag...
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04-27-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,559
Posted By mea12

Its gorgeous now. Love that pattern and...

Its gorgeous now. Love that pattern and fabrics...I think i'd go with white thread! I feel any other color would detract from the bold blocks and draw the eye to the quilting. If your snow-flake...
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04-09-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By mea12

Bkay- forgot to mention I love ur scrappy!! So...

Bkay- forgot to mention I love ur scrappy!! So bright and cheerful!! Love the hex blocks thrown in the mix!! Thank you for sharing it!
Forum: Main
04-09-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By mea12

Thank you everyone. I decided to quilt the...

Thank you everyone. I decided to quilt the project on my larger, heavier machine. If this had been a smallish quilt, I might have tried it on the 403. Nanoo... you can look for 401 and 501 (stitches...
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04-07-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By mea12

walking foot for Singer Slant-o-Matics?

I have a Singer 403 and found a walking foot for it online - but would like to ask if anyone here uses these models (4xx-5xx series) for straight-line quilting with or without the walking foot. I'd...
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03-15-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,147
Posted By mea12

Osewme, thank you for that tutorial!! I have it...

Osewme, thank you for that tutorial!! I have it book-marked now. what a great solution that is too! Many thanks to everyone.. I am well equipped to try this block again!
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03-14-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,147
Posted By mea12

Dyequilter, thank you so much!! I have watched a...

Dyequilter, thank you so much!! I have watched a dozen tutorials but yours is the one that addresses this problem head-on, directly and very much ON POINT (pun intended). Not only did you mention it...
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