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    Old 07-28-2011, 12:34 PM
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    Originally Posted by Lostn51
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    My VSMG pretty much insists I can drop my feed dogs on my old 66. I don't like the idea of unscrewing them out of place and just taking them out when I want to FMQ.
    For those familiar with the Singer 66, is there a feed dog cover or something similar to buy to attempt FMQ on the machine? Since I bought her, I've had glowing reviews about FMQ on the 15's, but I don't have a 15, I have a 66. Since the 66 will be my only vintage machine for a while, I might as well learn how to FMQ on her since it was the reason I purchased her. Also, if I have to buy a feed dog cover or something, are there boardmembers out there I could contact about the part before resorting to other websites?Thank you, Melissa
    Yes they make a darning plate that goes over the feed dogs and then you can FMQ all you want! :D Billy
    Billy, is this a "T" shaped plate? Just curious because I have one and no idea what it is. Thanks in advance. ~ Chris
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    Old 07-28-2011, 12:45 PM
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    They are cropping up everywhere! This poster has his bases covered CL and eBay!

    http://rochester.craigslist.org/atq/2515749865.html
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    Old 07-28-2011, 12:53 PM
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    Two more CL - interesting listings:

    Here's a singer treadle cabinet, $40, you can have the machine too, if you want but they took it out:
    http://rochester.craigslist.org/for/2507395386.html

    This one is $40, also - selling an aquarium. The sewing cabinet is thrown if you want because it's the "perfect height & size as a stand"!
    http://rochester.craigslist.org/for/2473864161.html
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    Old 07-28-2011, 12:58 PM
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    Billy[/quote]

    Do you know if there is a darning plate made for the Singer 401 ?[/quote]

    I have one that goes under the monogramer the covers the feed dogs for a slant shank machine - feed cover 161825. That seems to work pretty good. I also have a regular darning plate that I haven't tried yet. I see the darning plate is cheaper and easier to find. I need to find that post that gives the tips on FMQ with a 401! Help needed please! ;)[/quote]

    Monogramer? I don't think I have one of those on my 401.
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    Old 07-28-2011, 01:06 PM
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    Originally Posted by piepatch
    Billy
    Do you know if there is a darning plate made for the Singer 401 ?[/quote]

    I have one that goes under the monogramer the covers the feed dogs for a slant shank machine - feed cover 161825. That seems to work pretty good. I also have a regular darning plate that I haven't tried yet. I see the darning plate is cheaper and easier to find. I need to find that post that gives the tips on FMQ with a 401! Help needed please! ;)[/quote]

    Monogramer? I don't think I have one of those on my 401.[/quote]

    It's an extra attachment thingie -sort of looks like a button holer. Makes little 3/4" script capital letters.

    Here's one on eBay (that one looks like it has the wrong plate for a 401):
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Singer-Monogramm...ht_9015wt_1170
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    Old 07-28-2011, 01:22 PM
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    Originally Posted by miriam
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    This guy want $650 for a Singer 401. Geez!!
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/hsh/2516772832.html
    I should advertize mine out there for half that..... give the guy some competition... but the shipping would be a killer... :D
    Actually if you send it FedEx Ground it is not really that expensive to ship. I have had several come that way, and it comes out between $18 - $30. Not too bad.
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    Old 07-28-2011, 01:25 PM
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    Originally Posted by chris_quilts
    Originally Posted by Glenn
    Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    I have often wondered where these people come up with prices for these machines they sale.
    I plain old wondered if there was a mchine there b/c all you see is the nice cabinet! Wondered if the poster was using the medicinal marijuana while posting. S/he is from Grass Valley.
    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll:
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    Old 07-28-2011, 01:28 PM
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    Originally Posted by Charlee
    How's this for a non-machine giggle...well...it's machine related...some woman back in 1846 MACHINE APPLIQUED this quilt top!!
    http://bend.craigslist.org/clt/2505213771.html
    Hahaha!! How far off can you be dating something.... I would check the credentials of "those collectors" who verified the information!!! What do they collect, baseball cards????
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    Old 07-28-2011, 01:31 PM
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    1907 New Home machine Style A. (from what I can figure out) I paid $15.00 at an antique mall for this old girl. I have run her through the spa treatment and it helped, but with our 100+ degree days, it is too hot to do it properly. I think someone has either poured varnish over parts of the machine, or the oil has dried into a black gunk that is going to need to be submerged for a couple of days to get it off.
    She came with a motor, but the wiring was rat chewed, but she is gear driven and now turns smoothly. She has had a home "repaint" it was a lousy one.
    I seem drawn to these rough old girls.

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    Old 07-28-2011, 01:31 PM
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    Double Post, Sorry!!

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