SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Fabulous Fit
Fabulous Fit

Forum > Sewing Spaces > Sew Steady ( Moderated by Deepika)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Sew Steady
Universal Sew Straight Guide
lgrande
star
lgrande  Friend of PR
Montana USA
Member since 1/18/12
Posts: 2418
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

                                                     3 Replies



Date: 8/12/12 11:05 AM

The Unique sewing cabinet that I've ordered will need an acrylic insert to fit around the free arm. I can get one from Allbrands and they will throw in the guide for free.
Looking at it, I'm wondering if it's just too big and bulky to be really practical or if it would just get in the way.
Anyone have one of these?

------
Linda



Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/s/steven_wright.html#vyUOz6BGb3EYCGGS.99 - Steven Wright

Bernina 830LE - Brother Dreamweaver VQ3000 - Bernina B530 - Janome 6600P - Pfaff 1209 - Babylock Evolution - Janome 644 - Babylock Sashiko2 - Babylock BLCS-2

PattiAnnJ
star
PattiAnnJ
Ohio USA
Member since 12/3/06
Posts: 9153
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

                                                     1 Replies



In reply to lgrande

Date: 8/12/12 3:57 PM

Which item are you referring to? The insert or the guide.

Can't tell what you might need without knowing which cabinet you are getting and what machine will be sitting in it.

I would wait until I got the cabinet and then decide.

------
OLD CHINESE PROVERB: I HEAR & I FORGET; I SEE & I REMEMBER; I DO & I UNDERSTAND.

lgrande
star
lgrande  Friend of PR
Montana USA
Member since 1/18/12
Posts: 2418
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

                                                     1 Replies



In reply to PattiAnnJ

Date: 8/12/12 5:38 PM

the cabinet is the Unique model 572L.
The insert is here..
The guide attaches to the insert and I assume it is used primarily for piecing. Guide.

-- Edited on 8/12/12 5:46 PM --

------
Linda



Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/s/steven_wright.html#vyUOz6BGb3EYCGGS.99 - Steven Wright

Bernina 830LE - Brother Dreamweaver VQ3000 - Bernina B530 - Janome 6600P - Pfaff 1209 - Babylock Evolution - Janome 644 - Babylock Sashiko2 - Babylock BLCS-2

Miss Fairchild
starstarstarstar
Miss Fairchild
USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 7936
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



In reply to lgrande

Date: 8/12/12 7:51 PM

My question is are you going to be quilting, piecing fabric for quilts, or using large amounts of fabric in a project, such as for drapes/curtains, etc? If I were new to sewing and sewing large amounts of fabric, I might use it, but with any other application, it might get in the way. But if it's free, take it anyway. That way, if you should ever sell the table, you can sell the guide with it as an incentive.

------
"Play the cards you are dealt, but choose who is sitting at the table"..AARP magazine

SEE MY ETSY SHOP HERE: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AuntMaymesAttic
My blog: http://auntmaymesattic.wordpress.com/

PattiAnnJ
star
PattiAnnJ
Ohio USA
Member since 12/3/06
Posts: 9153
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



In reply to lgrande

Date: 8/13/12 1:27 PM

Yes to the acrylic insertwith the lip!

I got my first insert (somewhere???) long before plexi tables became the rage.

Measure to be sure it will fit into the opening of the cabinet.

The cutout for the machine can be altered if not perfect....although I would try to get the measurement as perfect as you can and not too tight!

My husband re-cut the opening in insert for my second machine. Third machine came with a table I can use as an insert.

Old acrylic insert looking for a home - it was originally cut for a Bernina 1030, then the 1010 which needed a little extra room.



-- Edited on 8/13/12 1:42 PM --

------
OLD CHINESE PROVERB: I HEAR & I FORGET; I SEE & I REMEMBER; I DO & I UNDERSTAND.

Woolygal

Woolygal  Friend of PR
Member since 6/30/08
Posts: 15
Send Message

                                                     1 Replies



Date: 8/13/12 2:49 PM

There have been some negative reviews about All Brands.
Just sending a heads-up.
lgrande
star
lgrande  Friend of PR
Montana USA
Member since 1/18/12
Posts: 2418
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

                                                     2 Replies



In reply to Woolygal

Date: 8/13/12 3:29 PM

Thank you. Yes, I am aware of the negative reviews. That was one reason I wanted to be sure that the seam guide would really be useful. If the guide is not a good item I will buy the insert from my Unique dealer instead and not risk getting into a tangle with Allbrands.

------
Linda



Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/s/steven_wright.html#vyUOz6BGb3EYCGGS.99 - Steven Wright

Bernina 830LE - Brother Dreamweaver VQ3000 - Bernina B530 - Janome 6600P - Pfaff 1209 - Babylock Evolution - Janome 644 - Babylock Sashiko2 - Babylock BLCS-2

PattiAnnJ
star
PattiAnnJ
Ohio USA
Member since 12/3/06
Posts: 9153
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



In reply to lgrande

Date: 8/13/12 5:13 PM

I have been purchasing from Allbrands for several years without any issues.

Just make sure of what you are reading and the product meets your requirements.

I do not read the reviews they have posted at the bottom of the screen for the product in question because they (reviews) usually do not relate directly to said product.

------
OLD CHINESE PROVERB: I HEAR & I FORGET; I SEE & I REMEMBER; I DO & I UNDERSTAND.

Artsewer
Artsewer  Friend of PR
New York USA
Member since 3/2/11
Posts: 2585
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



In reply to lgrande

Date: 8/13/12 7:55 PM

Quote: lgrande
Thank you. Yes, I am aware of the negative reviews. That was one reason I wanted to be sure that the seam guide would really be useful. If the guide is not a good item I will buy the insert from my Unique dealer instead and not risk getting into a tangle with Allbrands.

I was going to say you should let Unique order the insert for you and also make the opening large enough for a supersized machine if ever...

------
Bernina 790, 635E, Juki 2010
Babylock Evolve Babylock Sashiko2

Warbler
star
Warbler  Friend of PR
Member since 4/15/07
Posts: 4425
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



In reply to lgrande
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 8/13/12 8:20 PM

I agree with Artsewer. You can always get the guide later.

------
Janome MC6600 Bernina 240 Juki MO735 Singer 201-2 Singer 221-1

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Sewing Spaces >> Sew Steady

Merchants on PR

Home Sewing Depot


Home Dec Sewing Supplies
Deals!

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Deals!

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Web site

O! Jolly! Shop


Sweater Knit Fabrics
Web site

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Perfectly Fitted Shirt
Perfectly Fitted Shirt

Class Details

Online Class
Restyling with Exposed Zippers
Restyling with Exposed Zippers

Class Details

KnipMode Magazine 05-2010-5

photo
by: treefrog

Review
SewBaby The Hat Shoppe Pattern

SewBaby The Hat Shoppe Pattern

Pattern Details
Paradiso Designs Tiny Handbag Pattern

Paradiso Designs Tiny Handbag Pattern

Pattern Details
Butterick 5672

photo
by: feltont

Review

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2016 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.