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    Old 11-25-2022, 12:14 AM
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    Default Looking for part of Singer Circular Stitcher

    Hi Everyone,
    I tried to post this earlier but seemed to get "evicted" when I went to post, and then had trouble logging in for a while - it's as if the Quilting Board had thought I wasn't logged in and then didn't like it when I tried my brand new login. So, if you see another version of this question here, please forgive me. I don't think it is but I might not be the best at finding it if it did post. And while I waited to log back in I asked over at the Victorian Sweatshop and I know some of you are over there too.

    By some amazing luck I got an even more amazing surprise in a little box of old sewing machine attachments that arrived in the mail a few days ago. There was a Singer Circular Stitcher in there (SINGER 511188). It has no instructions and no box so I'm guessing nobody had any idea what it was for years and years. I can use it without the box and instructions but it is missing that little "cover" for the pin the fabric rotates on. I can probably make do with a cork but, having been this lucky already, I thought I'd just check to see if I can be a bit luckier and find someone who has that little part? I'm not sure what it's called or whether it had a number of its own so don't know quite how I'd search for anyone selling it.

    If any of you have one or know where I can get one please let me know.

    And finally, for any of you in the USA - Happy Thanksgiving, I know it is just around the corner... Megan
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    Old 11-25-2022, 01:06 PM
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    I never heard of this. In fact, I may have one and not know it. Can you show a photo of the parts and the missing "link"?

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    Old 11-25-2022, 06:01 PM
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    bkay, Megan is looking for what is called the cap for the pivot pin. It is the white plastic piece for the Singer Circular Stitcher as seen at https://www.worthpoint.com/worthoped...ine-1917913838. Part of the instructions can be found at http://sewing-machines.blogspot.com/...tructions.html There are more complete instructions for using it in the 636 instruction manual, which also shows how to use it to make larger scallops. I actually have a couple of them and the piece is about 3/4" at the base and about 1/2" tall.

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    Old 11-26-2022, 05:31 AM
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    Nope, I don't have one of those. Thanks, Janey.
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    Old 12-01-2022, 04:10 PM
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    You could use a substitute like cardboard, cork, margarine lid, an eraser, etc.
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    Old 12-01-2022, 06:32 PM
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    I just had a thought, while not quite similar in shape, but may hold tight. What about a back to a tie tack or a lapel pin?
    A few examples:
    https://www.hopedesignltd.com/produc...e-mp-lapel-pin
    https://www.defencemedals.ca/collect...er-silver-leaf
    https://sarahstreatsandtreasures.com...gold-lapel-pin

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    Old 12-17-2022, 10:27 PM
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    Originally Posted by OurWorkbench
    I just had a thought, while not quite similar in shape, but may hold tight. What about a back to a tie tack or a lapel pin?
    A few examples:
    https://www.hopedesignltd.com/produc...e-mp-lapel-pin
    https://www.defencemedals.ca/collect...er-silver-leaf
    https://sarahstreatsandtreasures.com...gold-lapel-pin

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    Hi Janey,
    I'm sorry - you and everyone else must have thought I was ignoring you but I didn't realise I'd had any answers yet - and such good suggestions. These all look possible and I already have something similar to the first and third ones somewhere. I'll have to dig them up and try them because if they're "deep" enough for the pin I can't see why they wouldn't work just fine.
    Thank you and kind regards... Megan (and I think I've figured out how to get notified when people reply to me so I don't ignore them - my apologies again.)
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