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Thread: Is this circle stitcher complete?

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    Is this circle stitcher complete?

    We are watching this circle stitcher on GW and so far nobody has bid on it.

    My wife thinks it's incomplete, I don't know. And the text says it's for a Touch and Sew, will this fit other slant stitch machines?

    Can someone tell us what's what on this one?

    http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions...-11378905.html

    Joe

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    I have the same one. It has the same parts. I bought it at a garage sale. I never used it because I do not have a touch and sew. I thought I would try it on another machine but never have. Will be watching to see if anyone has a answer. Do you have a touch and sew?

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    bstock,

    No, we don't have a T&S, but we do have a couple other slant shank machines.

    Joe

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    Yes, it's complete. Bar the instructions, which I don't see, but the stitcher itself is entire.

    FYI, they can be used with *any* machine, as long as it has a screw hole on the bed for a seam guide-that's where this screws into. (With the right hand screw, in the square.) The square piece slides back and forth along the stem, so your circles can be any size. The button on the left end covers a short spike, like a thumb tack. The fabric gets stuck on there, in the center of the circle, and you put the button back on so you don't poke yourself. Then put the foot down and sew-the fabric will spin in place on the spike and you'll get a circle.

    It does take some practice, but is fairly easy to get the hang of, and really does make great circles!
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    Mine looks exactly like that. I have no directions, either,but they are online.

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    You can actually do the same thing with a thumbtack & a piece of tape. Stick the point of the tack into the tape with the sticky side facing the head of the tack. Stick it to the bed of the machine (pointy side up) however far from the needle that you want the center of your circle to be (5" circle= 2.5" from needle). Stick fabric on thumbtack (right side up)...& sew! The fabric pivots on the tack & will feed thru the machine in a circle.

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    Mrs. Boats,
    Thanks, we put a bid on it.

    Joe

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    Thanks Mrs. Boats for that info.
    Good luck J Miller!!

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    That's the same one I have for my Touch & Sew 636. "Straight stitch, plain zig-zag, or decorative zig-zag stitching....to produce endless variety of symmetrical circles, scallops, and geometric motifs." Nice and simple, does what it says it does. Good luck.

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    Looks exactly like mine and I would say it's complete. I don't have the instructions so will look online for those.
    She who dies with the most fabric didn't sew fast enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda - K. View Post
    Looks exactly like mine and I would say it's complete. I don't have the instructions so will look online for those.
    Linda,

    If you find them before I do post a link to 'em. I'll do the same.

    Joe

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    Here's one, though it's not the one I found previously.
    http://www.thesewbox.com/2009/09/cir...by-singer.html

    Here's a couple of original pages. The links don't work to the 5 page version.
    http://www.thesewbox.com/2009/09/sin...-stitcher.html
    Last edited by irishrose; 09-13-2012 at 09:08 PM.

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    PATH49 - Thank you for the thumb tack and tape trick. I'm going to try this tomorrow.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    Thanks everyone. I have seen these on e-bay and often wondered if it worked.

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    Well, we'll find out in a week or so. We won the one GW. Thanks for the links to the instructions.

    Joe

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