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What's your fav straight stitch only machine?
dukaqwn

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Date: 11/17/12 8:42 PM

Just wondering. If you love vintage machines, what is your favorite straight stitch workhorse?

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Date: 11/17/12 8:45 PM

You'd never guess mine! Featherweights.

You didn't guess that, didja.

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Date: 11/17/12 8:48 PM

LOL!!! No, I wouldn't have guessed....

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Date: 11/17/12 9:04 PM

Right now it's my Singer 15-91. Love to piece quilts. I just pieced a circle within a circle without a hitch - lovely feeddogs. :)

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Date: 11/17/12 9:10 PM

Both of the above, yes, but I love my 201 just a little but more. But keeping in mind that I'm not a quilter, my criteria for favorite may be different from someone else's.

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Date: 11/17/12 9:17 PM

Interesting....I like both the 201 and the 15-91, but I'm not crazy about the "drop in" bobbin on the 201. The 15-91 was my first machine that got lost in the first war - my one and only divorce - and belonged to my great grandmother.

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Date: 11/17/12 10:58 PM

Do I have to limit it to just one machine??? My most oft used straight stitchers are my Singers 27 and 115. Both are consistent and trouble free, even though one is from the bottom of the model line, and the other is the top.

Although I haven't used it much lately, my all time straightest of the straight stitchers would be my Willcox & Gibbs high speed industrial. It is less than intuitive to thread, its needles are hard to find, as are its bobbins, and attachments are pretty scarce. But it is soooooo fast and straight.

All of the above are treadle models.

Jennifer in Calgary

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Date: 11/17/12 11:16 PM

For me, it depends on what I'm doing. For piecing quilts, I love my FW, but for straight-line quilting and sewing on binding, I love my Davis Vertical Feed treadle.

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Date: 11/18/12 2:27 AM

15-91. I also like my featherweight but it doesn't FMQ like my 15.

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Date: 11/18/12 4:01 AM

Kind of hard to choose just one, and might choose a different one for different things, but a Singer 404, elna #1, a Pfaff 30, and a 1879 Singer Improved Family Oscillating Shuttle have all sort of been favorites of mine back and forth.

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