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Old April 27th 04, 09:00 PM
Beth Pierce
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Default Singer featherweight, newer model vs. older model

I am getting involved in quilting classes at my local quilting store
and am considering a lightweight machine to take to and from class.
I've been looking at the new featherweights, and see that they are 10
lbs., which is a "workable" weight. The question I have is, does
anyone know how many stitches per minute the machine does?

Also, if you have an older featherweight, 1950's type model, would you
happen to know the stitches per minute for that one? I am basing my
purchase on how fast the machines are. I could take my old Touch and
Sew, but that one's a little heavy.

Thanks for your help!
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Old April 27th 04, 09:13 PM
Taria
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What's the hurry? I have the Brother PC 1500 and it is fast,
like the Juki TL98. They have a carry handle and lots of room
to work in. If speed is your need I would pass on a FW.
Not sure how fast the Janome Gem is but might be an option for
you.
Taria

Beth Pierce wrote:
I am getting involved in quilting classes at my local quilting store
and am considering a lightweight machine to take to and from class.
I've been looking at the new featherweights, and see that they are 10
lbs., which is a "workable" weight. The question I have is, does
anyone know how many stitches per minute the machine does?

Also, if you have an older featherweight, 1950's type model, would you
happen to know the stitches per minute for that one? I am basing my
purchase on how fast the machines are. I could take my old Touch and
Sew, but that one's a little heavy.

Thanks for your help!


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Old April 27th 04, 09:23 PM
Bonnie
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Old featherweights are not used for speed but an accurate
stitch when peiceing. I just love mine and would not trade
it for a new model.
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Bonnie, the Quilt Lady
NJ



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Old April 28th 04, 01:55 AM
Kathy Applebaum
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"Kathy in CA" wrote in message
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I too cant figure out why speed is so important. I NEVER sew at top speed

on
my SM. That would cause me to make too many mistakes.


And yet this Kathy in California almost always sews at top speed. Just the
way I am.

(Well, okay, I don't do curved seams or binding at top speed. But anything
strip pieced and anything pinned is pedal to the metal.)
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Kathy A. (Woodland, CA)
longarm machine quilting, Queen of Fabric Tramps
http://www.kayneyquilting.com ,
remove the obvious to reply


 




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