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Urgent advice please!

DementedFairy

Re: Urgent advice please!
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2017, 21:37:14 PM »
I plan to use mine plenty- I want to set it up for ruffling, as my lovely treadle is not playing nicely with it any more, and prefers being a permanent buttonholer.  Fine by me, they can all be temperamental old divas, they are gorgeous!
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BrendaP

Re: Urgent advice please!
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2017, 09:45:42 AM »
What a lovely Christmas present - and such a good price too.  Enjoy.
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Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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Iminei

Re: Urgent advice please!
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2017, 11:49:45 AM »
Be sure to post plenty of pics after Chrimbo Acorn ...
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

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Re: Urgent advice please!
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2017, 19:31:04 PM »
...I want to set it up for ruffling, as my lovely treadle is not playing nicely with it any more, and prefers being a permanent buttonholer.  Fine by me, they can all be temperamental old divas, they are gorgeous!

If your treadle is a 15, 66 or 201 it should be sorted out easily,  and the ruffler should work just as well as on a 221. I know attachments like these aren't all the same, even if they are low shank and generally take much the same accessories. My 99 has had a few problems with jumping feet, the tiny arm that goes on the needle clamp can have the wrong angle or length. I have managed to break feet like these, and one dragged the entire presser bar half way up with the movement and made a lot of noise. If there is any problem with a ruffler foot I know it can be sorted out. That said, the Featherweight should make very nice ruffles and nothing should stop you from using it.