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Date: 5/25/13 7:05 PM

Hey guys -

I picked this machine today because it was cheap, I was there and, I sorta wanted a small machine to sit outside with - or something for a ZZ every now and then.

There is a small problem with the feed... It wants to veer off to the left. In other words, I cant sew a straight seam. The stitches and other things seem fine ... but, the feeding swerves.

Any tips?

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Date: 5/25/13 7:50 PM

O.K...I don't know but off the top of my head I'd say look under there - take off needle plate and see if the feed dog assembly is loose? I think there are tiny screws somewhere. I am SURE someone else will know more. Good luck! :)

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Date: 5/26/13 7:27 PM

I was able to understand the cleaning instructions and after a nice oil and some warming up - everything works just fine!

I like the nice stitches. I have to confess I can never get the grand quilters stitches just so -- Im prepared to take responsibility for it. Ive never asked for service help - and maybe it needs a tune up? -- But this old machine just stitched straight stitches no fussing.

I liked that - I hope that we can get some nice weather here in Maine and I can take this machine out on the stoop!

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Date: 5/27/13 3:18 PM

I have a Singer Spartan hand crank and a Singer 201 hand crank that I love to take out on the back stoop in nice weather. My little dog Emma is starting to go into kidney failure, so I am spending as much time with her as possible. Luckily, I am retired. She loves to have me go outside with her. The Spartan is small--the size of a 99--but it is heavy. Looks can be deceiving. It's so relaxing to stitch outside.

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Date: 5/27/13 6:56 PM

It sounds lovely to be able to spend time with an old friend out on the back stoop.

My George is not too old - but his hips were never too good. He likes short walks and lots of laying in the sun. I hope to make lots of quiet time this summer for George and I, also.

This machine is also pretty heavy. Im glad you made the hand crank comment - I had wondered what use one would be - and, now I think I get it!

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Date: 5/27/13 10:10 PM

Hand cranks are good for piecing blocks. I wouldn't want to quilt a whole quilt with one, though I'm sure it has been done.

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