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Respond if you have a Singer 15-91

Old 01-23-2019, 05:50 PM
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I really think the fabric choice was too much to actually sew that many stitches. The owners manual said it could. I said holly beer watch this. I don’t think the feed was fast enough for the fabric. I’m not practical at free quilting. I have been pretty practiced at free sewing because I thought those silly 3116 machines were not capable
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Old 01-23-2019, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Dougstermd View Post
Grabbed my 1941/42 15-91 and my wife had a fit I was buying another sewing machine. I told her I was going to flip it and make some cash. I finally got it sewing with an aftermarket bobbin case and reposition/ slash installing the bobbin race corectly. I told her it was a $600 dollar machine. She put it on the classifieds for $400 I really hope she won’t find a buyer.

The owners manual says it’s capable of 30 stitches per inch. I can’t get it to do that with out a tangle. It’s golden at 8
Sorry to say she probably won't. $400 is a pretty lofty goal for such a common machine.

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Old 01-24-2019, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Cari-in-Oly View Post
Sorry to say she probably won't. $400 is a pretty lofty goal for such a common machine.

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so you my plan is actually working. I told her a machine built in 1942 would be rare. Even though I knew 50k were allotted in 1941 and this one was in a 35k allotment on December 30th 1941. I’m sure it was built in 1942. I keep telling her she just has to wait for the right buyer. I have about $37 invested in it. I like it better than my Walmart singer 3116.
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Old 01-24-2019, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Mickey2 View Post
Tangle? Something needs sorting out. It should stitch trouble free in all stitch length settings, the only thing you need to be careful of is limiting amount of stitches at zero. I would take a second look at each link from the stitch length lever to the feed dog mechanism. If one is sluggish or frozen the machine will run and stitch but it can interfere with stitch length and feed. The next thing to check would be threading and make sure there's a good match of needle size and thread weight to the fabric. Don't forget to work on getting the tension right on both bobbin case and upper tension mechanism. Double check the bobbin case too, new repacement parts are known to be of varying quality. A good 15 case should be relatively easy too find. A 15-91 tends to be a keeper for many because of the potted motor and CB hook and race, there are a few old straight stitchers well worth a second look though.
mickey again you are probably spot on. I will re-examine and oil those links. This machine was quite sluggish all over when I got it. Makes perfect sense now if the feed dogs are sluggish compared to needle movement it’s going to make a knot instead of a stitch. I really brand new to these vintage machines. I’m also still much beginner at actually sewing even though I sewed my first stitches I probably 1979 I never really took a big interest in sewing...
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Old 01-24-2019, 02:42 PM
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Ah, I see the real plan now. I've been accused of doing the opposite. "Why did you sell that so cheap?" To get it out of here of course.

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Old 01-26-2019, 03:52 PM
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Winner winner chicken dinner. I don’t have to sell it if I don’t have a buyer.
I need to quit tinkering with machines a do more sewing. I have a friend retiring from the US Navy in April he saw my Facebook post about the machines I acquired and he said... make me a quilt. I never made a quilt. I want to make one for his retirement present. I want to make something for actually covering up and getting warm. Those quilting people are really adamant that a large quilt is very difficult to make.
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:51 PM
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Depending on the pattern you choose a large quilt may not be especially hard per se, but a large quilt can be daunting for a beginner. I've been quilting for 10 years, sewing for over 40 years, and I've just finished my largest quilt to date. A slightly over size double.
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Old 01-27-2019, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Dougstermd View Post
Those quilting people are really adamant that a large quilt is very difficult to make.
There are three main caveats for your first quilt. These are intended to help make you successful, so that you go on to your second one.

They are:

Simple design - Using large pieces with straight edges is easier to do well. Complicated, small or bias cut pieces are harder to do and take longer.

Not too big - If it's a really large quilt, you are less likely to finish it, and it's harder to manage at the machine. Also, it's very difficult to quilt on a domestic machine and might require sending out to a longarmer.

Use a pattern
- You know how much fabric to buy, how many colors you'll need and have instructions on putting it together, so you don't have as many errors.

That's basically what people are trying to tell you.
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I have my mother's that I remember seeing under the Christmas tree in the early fifties. It is in a wooden rounded top caring case and has every foot imaginable. When mom passed it came to live with me and has always been stored since then. I tried to pass it on to one of my siblings, but, no takers. I will always keep it in the family. These machines are a wonderful workhorse. I went on line to download a manual since it was missing and I found a site that ages the machine by the serial number of where and when it was made. This one is from 1954 and was made in portsmith, ms.
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Originally Posted by RedGarnet222 View Post
I went on line to download a manual since it was missing and I found a site that ages the machine by the serial number of where and when it was made. This one is from 1954 and was made in portsmith, ms.
I think you mean Elizabeth, New Jersey.

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