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White Quilter Model 1740

by Trudy
(Albuquerque)

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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Sep 06, 2018
machine parts
by: Anonymous

I love my Quilters Star as well. Bought it in 2005 and it's been a little Workhorse.

My problem is the reverse lever. I'm on my third one and have one in reserve. After that, I don't know what I'll do.

Can someone figure out how to make this part out of something more durable than the plastic? I really don't want to have to purchase another machine when this one is perfectly good.

Feb 02, 2017
Pedal for your 1740
by: Anonymous

You can get an generic electronic pedal on amazon/ebay. Just cut the cord near the old pedal and rewire.

Jun 04, 2013
White 1740 Vertical Spool holder
by: MaryLou

My machine came with two spool holders. One is attached (horizontal) and the other is vertical. No where does it tell me how to attach the vertical spool. Help!! Thanks

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