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Vintage Singer's for Free Motion Quilting?

Old 07-23-2013, 07:02 AM
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Tried my 201. Doesn't like to FMQ. Works great on piecing and quilting since it's pillar space is bigger. Won a 15-90 at Goodwill auction but I'm still cleaning and testing her.

I have a question: Has anyone tried to use the plate that comes with the buttonhole maker to hid the feed dogs?
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:07 AM
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Tried my 201. Doesn't like to FMQ. Works great on piecing and quilting since it's pillar space is bigger. Won a 15-90 at Goodwill auction but I'm still cleaning and testing her.

I have a question: Has anyone tried to use the plate that comes with the buttonhole maker to hid the feed dogs?
Why would you want to do this on the 15? The feed dogs lower.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:23 AM
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Singer 301 and Singer 15-91.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:57 AM
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Can someone explain why a vertical bobbin assembly is better? I have not tried to fmq with any of my vintage machines, but I have been meaning to. All 3 of mine have a horizontal drop-in bobbin. Thanks
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by sew4nin View Post
Can someone explain why a vertical bobbin assembly is better? I have not tried to fmq with any of my vintage machines, but I have been meaning to. All 3 of mine have a horizontal drop-in bobbin. Thanks
There's an addition curve in the thread path on horizontal assembly machines. Some say this extra curve effects the thread tension and can cause some problems. I have many horizontal bobbin machines and always go to my vertical bobbin machines for FMQing. It's preference.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:21 PM
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Hello Kepeters,

My Singer 15K-80 treadle is wonderful for FMQ - you will find loads of information if you visit my blog (link below), and Youtube channel where I have put a video about FMQ on a treadle. My feed dogs don't drop, so I just set the stitch length to zero.

I have turned into a bit of an FMQ addict over the past few months. The hardest part is getting started. After that it just takes practice.

Good luck!
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:42 PM
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I have free motioned on 15-90, 15-88 treadle, 221, 401, 401, and by far the best is the 201. The 201 was amazing.
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:57 AM
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How does one drop the feed dogs on the15-90? I would love to try this on the one I just purchased.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:22 AM
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Hello Redsquirrel -

That's interesting that you say you found your 201 the best. I have a 201K treadle that I still haven't tried. because my hopping foot was not compatible. What sort of foot have you been using? Even though I can use my 15K for all the FMQ I do, it would still be nice to give it a whirl on the 201K.

Hello Mdaniels -

Here is a link showing how to drop the dogs on my 201K. I imagine it will be the same on your 15-90, although I don't know. Mine is a 15-80, the dogs don't drop, so I work with the stitch length at zero.

http://lizzielenard-vintagesewing.bl...nger-201k.html

Hope this helps.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:26 AM
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tilt the machine back and you'll find a screw underneath. Loosen it to drop the feed dogs, and tighten it back up to raise them.

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