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jennique
« on: June 04, 2012 10:48:58 AM »

This might seem like a stupid question but how can you tell if your needle is straight or slanted. I'm assuming that if the needle looks straight, it's straight but I don't want to assume and be wrong.

I've got three different machines and I want to be able to correctly identify it on each. I am working on a quilt and need to buy a walking foot, but each foot I've found online specifies for straight or slanted needle. I've never had to buy presser feet before, my machines all came with an assortment, so I've never been through this.

My machines are:

- 221 Singer Featherweight (1939)
- singer 301a
- a brother circa early 2000's - not sure of the model number

Thanks for the help!
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012 12:26:48 PM »

It is not the needle you look at...it is how it is mounted on the machine.  From what I can tell, your 301 model is the only one that is a slant needle machine.
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2012 03:37:47 PM »

Thank you! I compared my machines in light of what you said and I can see what you mean about how it is mounted.
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2012 08:05:13 AM »

http://blog.sew-classic.com/2009/01/09/identify-the-type-of-feet-for-your-sewing-machine.aspx
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