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Thread: Re: A Featherweight at a Peddler's mall. . .I think

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    Oh, Featherweight owners! I love it! I piece quilts on a 221 and I want to connect with the rest of you.

    I am borrowing a Singer 99K and figuring it out as I go...no manual. I understand they are little work horses for heavier fabrics that I wouldn't want to use with my Featherweight.

    Bird With A Feather in Arizona

    Diane

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    My Singer Spartan was made in Great Britten..#192K..I found the instruction book on line..Kathleen

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    Junior Member MiMi in Lutz's Avatar
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    Hi Diane, go to Singer.com and Customer Support and then manuals then type in window 99 and you can select to either purchase or download (free) a manual.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bird with a Feather
    Oh, Featherweight owners! I love it! I piece quilts on a 221 and I want to connect with the rest of you.

    I am borrowing a Singer 99K and figuring it out as I go...no manual. I understand they are little work horses for heavier fabrics that I wouldn't want to use with my Featherweight.

    Bird With A Feather in Arizona

    Diane

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    Thanks!! I will try that!

    Diane

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    Go foro it girl, even if it takes you a while to get it fixed. What a find!!!!

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    So did you get it??

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    Anxious to see pictures of your find.

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    okay am new to all this and have seen feather weights mentioned before what are they exactly and why is it such a find please educate me

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    It's an older singer machine that is tiny and lightweight, so it's perfect for traveling or taking to classes, and they work really well. And they're cute. :mrgreen: Here are the pics I posted of mine:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-79603-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by arpdesigns28
    Sooo, I'm at the local Peddler's Mall with my mom looking for some gently used furniture for my little brother's new house. Aaaand, while looking around, Mom and I stumble upon a super old school sewing table with the built in machine. I think it is the featherweight, and the price for it was about like $30-$50 for the whole thing. At that time, I was looking for a good little sewing table for my current Singer (for those of you who have Pfaffs, or Berninas, stay calm, lol). I opened it up and was shocked at the find. My questions are:

    1. Is it a good buy? The machine is questionable in terms of functionality, but the cabinet itself is in great shape.

    2. If the machine is damaged, how repairable are they?

    3. Has anyone been through this before, and what was your experience?

    Would appreciate your responses. I have seen a few posts about the featherweights, and how valuable they are.
    Okay here is the deal, Featherweights don't have cabinets. They come in little black boxes about 14-16" by maybe 10". They used to have tables that you could buy separately and now they are remaking them. The big thing is a Featherweight has a small surface that folds up against the front of the machine. All the others are solid. Even if it is a big machine that is a good price if you can make sure that it runs. If not, I am not sure but I would walk away. Just my thought. Jan

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