To Greist or Not to Greist?
kay e brown
11/8/2014 08:30:38 am
Thank you so much for the information.I knew they were old but I did'nt recognize the name on the accessories. That along withSimanco. Thanks for the info.
8/16/2015 08:11:48 am
I have a few questions: #1 looking for extension table for my 543.
12/9/2015 08:30:44 am
When we cleaned out my parents' house, my dad gifted me with a box of Greist attachments and I dutifully bought the attachment foot recommended, only to learn that the piece of the attachments runs parallel to the feed plate, not perpendicular, as the attachment foot requires. What kind of attachment foot do I need and where can I find it? Thanks.
12/26/2015 10:58:17 am
My dad gifted me a Morse 600 with a box of Geist accessories. I have NO idea what the feet and accessories are! Any suggestions of where to go to find what each foot and "thingie" are used for? I'm totally intimidated by this machine! I've only ever used my Husqvarna Emerald 118 machine!
4/5/2016 09:31:02 am
I bought a box of attachments at the thrift store with Greist stamp. I have a brother machine. Are there adapters for them? I want to use them. Or do I need to buy a singer? I'm a newby at this
1/17/2017 11:16:23 am
All buttonholers and monogrammers are designed for a specific category machine: high shank, low shank and angle shank. Either the attachment is designed to be used on that type machine or it isn't. There are adapters for anything. Make and model has nothing more to do with fit and are just marketing tools.
4/8/2019 04:37:21 am
If the attachments are low-straight-shank side attaching, then they will work on any low-straight-shank, side attaching machine.
2/11/2016 06:49:55 am
I have a vintage singer sewing machine and the greist buttonhole kit. Could you tell me what it could be worth? ???
4/5/2016 11:32:07 am
Anyone ever see a Greist Monogrammer? Anyone have one for sale? I have a high shank Necchi BU (Circa 1951).
8/10/2016 06:49:13 pm
I have one Greist Monogrammer (The Designer) with one cam but the box is labeled Bernina and I think it's for a slant model machine. I also have a Singer Deluxe with four cams, for vertical needle machines. We are downsizing and I had planned to list them on eBay or Etsy along with some other misc. old sewin gear. :)
1/16/2017 10:42:51 am
Looking for a zig zagger for White Sewing Machine purchased late 1950's, early 1960's.
4/15/2017 09:50:28 am
I have a Greist Zigzagger with attachments and instruction book in the original box. If it will fit your White machine you can have it.
12/11/2018 01:23:08 pm
Do you still have the attachments that you talked about in your post
4/2/2017 02:57:11 pm
Thanks for a helpful article with great photos. I just scored a Greist buttonholer at a yard sale that works great on my featherweight. A quick check of Ebay shows that there's a premium for Singer-labeled buttonholers, but your article confirms that I can expect good results from the Greist. I just love these old mechanical attachments.
10/29/2017 09:07:00 pm
I have a Greist buttonholer. It attaches to my old Brother sewing machine well. However, when the needle feeds through it hits the bobbin holder. Is there some way to adjust the buttonholer where this does not happen? When I take it off and replace the presser foot the needle feeds straight through not hitting the bobbin holder.
12/11/2018 01:19:31 pm
I purchase the sewing machine table from a thrift store that has all the greist attachments and they're amazing
7/24/2020 04:43:12 am
Is there an adapter for Greist rotary feet that will accommodate a featherweight 221?
10/24/2020 05:52:41 am
What a beautiful piece of writing. This brings back memories of my own mother, who also worked at home on a Brother, exactly like this sewing machine. The comment about the vibrations from the machine really resonated with me – I remember waking to that sound and I’d forgotten how reassuring it was (until I was a teenager, when I just found it really annoying when it woke me up early!).
12/31/2021 10:17:13 am
Thank you for posting this information. I found a Griest old ruffle set and was wondering if I could use this on my Gram's old Singer. I would have given it away if it was not for your blog.
4/11/2022 01:00:27 pm
I have a Kenmore 120.49. New gear company made it. I am looking for a bobbin case and bobbins. Kenmore is a badge machine sort of. White company had new gear company to make this machine. It has the white plug and connector. The bobbin case from pictures. has a tear shape with what I call upside wishbone on the outside. The bobbin is solid with 1 hole near center. Free Westinghouse, Janome, and Kenmore and 120 uses the bobbin case and bobbin. Do you have any thought on this. I am looking for one.
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