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White Quilter Model 1740
I've used the machine to sew everything from quilting stuff to costumes - a wide variety of materials including lightweight leather and automotive weight vinyl for an upholstery project.
Overall, the machine itself is very durable, quiet and dependable. It's easy to change the needles and easy to thread, the tension is also easy to adjust. Price-wise I couldn't say how I feel about it - it was given to me as a gift.
I practically learned to sew on this machine and it's grown with me - it is very versatile. I've sewed on it for hours at a time, days in a row. Tops I think I've probably hit around ten hours of sewing in one day, and it powers through as though it were the first seam every time.
My only complaint is that about five years after the machine was given to me, the pedal broke. It's good that it has the control buttons on the front, so you don't really need the pedal, but using the buttons to control the function of the machine is fiddly and frustrating, to say the least.
New parts for this machine are hard to source, I think White may have gone out of business?
A new pedal was over fifty dollars and I have to wait now to get it. It's really put a damper on my project. Of all of my machines though, I'd have to say this is my 'baby'... I really love it.
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