Jean wrote to us the other day about her long arm quilting solution, a vintage Singer 201-2. For around $150 Jean purchased the machine, a table and a new power cord, and now she’s thrilled with her free motion quilting. She writes, “I think it’s cool that a 1947 machine solved a 2009 problem.”

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Jean’s Singer with Diet Coke cans to demonstrate harp size.

Jean talks all about the machine on her Quilted Cupcake podcast ( You can see pictures and find more links on Jean’s Quilted Cupcake blog.

Thanks so much, Jean. After listening to the podcast it sounds like you were definitely meant to have that machine!

For more information about long arm quilting check out our Quilting Month article from Gina of QuiltersBuzz.

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