Thursday, February 2, 2012
Building My Little Houses - January
Something else that is new to me is I am finally using the vintage Singer 301a sewing machine that I bought several months ago (I also bought a 401a at the same time but haven't used it yet). The stitches look pretty good and I am able to keep my 1/4" seam allowance much better than with my Janome 6600. I think it is somewhat loud when I use it but the person I purchased it from warned me about that. He said that the more I use it the better it will sound and the faster it will go ...I don't know....it goes pretty fast already. He had oiled and lubed it but it had been hanging around somewhere unloved for a long time and the oil and lube just need to get worked into it. I am hoping to use it for many of my future quilts...I think about the original owner and how happy she would have been to receive this fabulous sewing machine.