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I saw this in the local thrift a couple days ago and decided to go back for it yesterday.  It looks like it would be a lot of fun, but apparently it fits a White style presser foot.
I didn't realize they came in gold and silver.  I guess I need the gold one to fit a low shank Singer, or I need to "collect" a White machine, to get to play with it!

Has anyone played with one of these before?

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I had one for a while, but never had much luck with it. Possibly user error though, since other people seem to like them. FWIW, mine was light gray but was a standard low shank attachment.

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I had one for a while, but never had much luck with it. Possibly user error though, since other people seem to like them. FWIW, mine was light gray but was a standard low shank attachment. Christy OR


Is your name Christy too?  Cool!

I got excited, but did a double check and mine seems to match everything I can find info on for attaching to a "White", or White knock off.  Mine doesn't have the standard fork design with attaching screw.

I'd love one for my Singers..   I don't collect Whites, but there is one on my list.  If I ever find a bronze embossed White I'll be grabbing it!  Maybe this is bait?

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I have a White FR treadle and would love to try it to see how it works.  Never have seen this attachment before.  Bet it's fun.
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I have a white White Decorator.

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I have a White FR treadle and would love to try it to see how it works.  Never have seen this attachment before.  Bet it's fun.


I read a review on an old sewing gear website and the writer gave it a great review.  It sure is a fancy looking thing!

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I have a white White Decorator.

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[biggrin]  I should've known you'd have one Cari!  Does it work well?

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Yes,I'm a Christy too!

Your attachment is definitely for a White, I just meant that the color doesn't necessarily determine what machine it is for.

Another attachment that does decorative stitches is a YS Star Zig-Zager (one 'g'). It uses little metal cams, and I think might not have as many stitches as the Greist one, but is not too hard to find.

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[biggrin]  I should've known you'd have one Cari!  Does it work well?
Ha! This is something I shouldn't have, lol. I got it in one of the first boxes of cr..   um, stuff I bought several years ago. I have no idea if it works, I don't even know if I still have it. All I remember about it is it's color - it's white.

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Mine is gold,  (though I may have more than one)

Found a picture,  so  I have at least two of them.


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I'd like to see how one attaches to the machine.
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Ha! This is something I shouldn't have, lol. I got it in one of the first boxes of cr..   um, stuff I bought several years ago. I have no idea if it works, I don't even know if I still have it. All I remember about it is it's color - it's white.

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Sorry brain fart! You collect Brothers, not Whites!  I'm going to blame this cold I got from my grandson.  My head is all fuzzy!

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Yes,I'm a Christy too! Your attachment is definitely for a White, I just meant that the color doesn't necessarily determine what machine it is for. Another attachment that does decorative stitches is a YS Star Zig-Zager (one 'g'). It uses little metal cams, and I think might not have as many stitches as the Greist one, but is not too hard to find. Christy OR


I don't have a Star Zig Zager, but I do have your regular Singer one -black with the red cams.  [smile]

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Mine is gold,  (though I may have more than one)

Found a picture,  so  I have at least two of them.



Ahh that's the gold one! and a White one.  You are covered on all fronts!

I monkeyed with it a little off the machine just to understand all the switches and dials.  Apparently you can just leave it on the machine and still be able to straight stitch when you want, then  flip a switch to engage the decorator and use the cams!

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How does this attachment differ from using cams? The stitches on the manual cover look like the ones on the cams.
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How does this attachment differ from using cams? The stitches on the manual cover look like the ones on the cams.


Machines that run with cams move the needle to make the pattern.  The attachment was made for machines that only have a straight stitch and move the fabric in order to make the stitch.

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Ah, so it's like cams for straight stitch machines. Thanks!!
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Singer's version has cams that fit into the attachment.  This Greist style has "built in" cams.


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