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Posted By bkay

You don't say where you are, but there is a 237...

You don't say where you are, but there is a 237 for sale on Dallas Craig list.

bk
Yesterday, 02:21 AM
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Posted By bkay

One of our members, Annette, works at a shop that...

One of our members, Annette, works at a shop that does sewing machine repairs. She often recommends Kenmore machines. I usually buy Singer because they are common. You can find parts and accessories...
04-06-2020, 07:17 AM
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Posted By bkay

singer 401 tension issues

The top tension on my 401 doesn't work well. By that, I mean that I cannot tighten the upper tension so that it will pull the bobbin thread up to the place it should be. (No adjustment will make that...
04-04-2020, 06:21 AM
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Posted By bkay

Your controller probably needs adjusting. Older...

Your controller probably needs adjusting. Older controllers were made to have both slow and high speed. As they get older, the parts don't move as they should. Andy Tube does a Singer 401 controller...
04-04-2020, 06:14 AM
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Posted By bkay

So, what does "I cannot pull the thread out of...

So, what does "I cannot pull the thread out of the guides in the bobbin" mean?
bkay
04-04-2020, 06:12 AM
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Posted By bkay

Being slant shank probably has little to do with...

Being slant shank probably has little to do with your problem. Many of the later slant shank machines are of poor quality and low power, particularly after the Singer 600 machines. Your machine...
04-03-2020, 08:09 AM
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Posted By bkay

Have you done the bobbin drop test? It sounds as...

Have you done the bobbin drop test? It sounds as if your bobbin tension might be too tight. Here's a video that describes how to do one. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME-sRgvHpBA)
I'm certainly...
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03-30-2020, 05:46 PM
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Posted By bkay

Thanks, I'll try it. The plates are so beautiful...

Thanks, I'll try it. The plates are so beautiful that I can't bear to mess them up. The colors are so bright and cheerful that I don't want to mess this up. I bought them about 3 years ago at an...
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03-28-2020, 01:20 PM
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Posted By bkay

blanket as batting

I'm making a picnic quilt. I wanted something really "non-shiftable" for the batting, as I assume it will be washed regularly and I don't want to spend a lot of time quilting it. I bought a blanket...
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03-28-2020, 12:43 PM
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Posted By bkay

Fray check problem/question for Long Armer

I used fray check or something similar on some applique blocks I purchased at an estate sale several years ago. I used it because the applique was not turned edge, but had a blanket stitch only to...
03-27-2020, 03:44 AM
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Posted By bkay

I seldom see Kenmoregal post anymore, so she's...

I seldom see Kenmoregal post anymore, so she's unlikely to see this post. She, however, is still sewing on her beloved Kenmore. PM her, she might be able to help.
bkay
edited to add: This machine...
03-23-2020, 06:29 PM
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Posted By bkay

Please clarify what you mean. Are you saying that...

Please clarify what you mean. Are you saying that removing the foot pedal from the machine could cause a fire. If not, what are you saying can cause a fire?

bk
03-23-2020, 05:57 AM
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Posted By bkay

Thanks, C.O. When I know something, sometimes I...

Thanks, C.O. When I know something, sometimes I forget that others don't know the same tings I know.
She says it's a Singer 66, so the foot pedal should be behind the knee lever (on the underside of...
03-20-2020, 04:06 AM
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Posted By bkay

More than you ever wanted to know about restoring...

More than you ever wanted to know about restoring controllers - Andy Tube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OC79P3UWXY). He's great at doing tutorials, but they are really detailed.
bkay
03-19-2020, 05:27 PM
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Posted By bkay

Look at some of the youtube videos on servicing...

Look at some of the youtube videos on servicing Singer foot pedals. As they get older they can get stuck (sort of). The videos are very explanatory. It's an easy fix, you just take it apart, clean it...
03-19-2020, 06:47 AM
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Posted By bkay

Thanks, Annette. I'll try that when I finish this...

Thanks, Annette. I'll try that when I finish this darned quilt (it's been a learning experience). I was going to use the ruler foot to stitch in the ditch, as it seems like it would reduce the amount...
03-18-2020, 06:36 AM
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Posted By bkay

I couldn't get the stitch length to set to 0. I...

I couldn't get the stitch length to set to 0. I kept trying to find 0, but at every setting, the feed dogs kept moving. It's a 401a. So, I removed the feed dogs (I'd forgotten what a pain that is.)....
03-16-2020, 03:24 PM
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Posted By bkay

Leapt before I looked

I bought a Westalee ruler foot for my 401 before I remembered that the feed dogs don't drop. Is there any reason I couldn't just remove the feed dogs temporarily while I work on this quilt?

I have...
03-13-2020, 06:27 AM
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Posted By bkay

You peeked my curiosity, so I went out to check...

You peeked my curiosity, so I went out to check all my machines. I would say that both the 400 series and 500 series and one of the 301s has a light brown lower area and a white (cream) in the upper...
03-12-2020, 05:08 AM
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Posted By bkay

Oh, yes, Janey is right. The 301 uses the same...

Oh, yes, Janey is right. The 301 uses the same bobbin case as the featherweight. They are expensive to replace with an original bobbin case ($75.00 range), so make sure it has a bobbin case if it's a...
03-12-2020, 04:49 AM
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Posted By bkay

Besides the 400 and 500 series, the 301 also...

Besides the 400 and 500 series, the 301 also comes in tan and brown. I have two 401s and I am happy with them. They are well made. The only problem with them is that they are so well made that old...
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03-09-2020, 06:39 AM
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Posted By bkay

This might be a crazy idea, but have you thought...

This might be a crazy idea, but have you thought of using a hypodermic needle to put the Elmers where it's needed? (The idea just popped in my head.)

bkay
03-06-2020, 07:27 AM
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Views: 781
Posted By bkay

I'm assuming it's stuck in the down position....

I'm assuming it's stuck in the down position. Have you tried removing the needle to give you some room? Be sure and have a grip (some kind of tool) on it, so you can lower it enough to get it out fo...
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03-05-2020, 09:55 AM
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Posted By bkay

How large would you have to cut your focus fabric...

How large would you have to cut your focus fabric to get at least a whole fox in each square? I would think that would limit/determine which patterns would work. (maybe take another photo of your...
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03-05-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,504
Posted By bkay

I would guess that it was intended to be a quilt...

I would guess that it was intended to be a quilt that is set on point. Whether the designer intended more appliqued blocks or just plain blocks mixed in is a good question. I think I would play with...
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