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Thread: Singer Featherweight

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    Super Member Mplsgirl's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darlene
    I was at a quilt show Friday last and saw a display of Featherweights and they were so cute. Each one was $400.00 and I thought gee that's kind of high. But today I got on line and found some others for sale and they were even higher. Does anyone know how much they did cost originally?
    $300 plus gas.

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    I love mine for piecing. I actually have two, a "regular" one and a Centennial edition one. There's just nothing like the sound these make as they hum along. And, they really are easy to maintain yourself as AtHomeSewing said. You just need a good manual with pictures and off you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheelwoman
    I love mine for piecing. I actually have two, a "regular" one and a Centennial edition one. There's just nothing like the sound these make as they hum along. And, they really are easy to maintain yourself as AtHomeSewing said. You just need a good manual with pictures and off you go.
    Go girl!!!!!

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    I have one and I take it to classes because it is so lite! It stitches beautifully! Wonderful for piecing! Have had mine for several years(maybe 15?) and paid $100 for it then! :?

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    I have one, take it to our quilt retreat mostly. Or anywhere I need to take a machine. They are wonderful little work horses!Mine is a 1951, do you know how to date yours?

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    Yes, I have one. It is a 1951 Centennial which was my mother's. I did use it for piecing, but now I use a Janome.

    My dear grandmother had one as well, but it was stolen out of her garage years ago :(

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    I had several, but sold all the black ones. Kept a white one in a green case that was the only really good buy (in terms of price). I may eventually sell that one too. Most of the ones I purchased were about $300 ten years ago. Prices on them went up for awhile, but I think they've come down again with the current economy. I would shop around before spending $400 on a featherweight, especially if it doesn't come with a case and accessories.

    I found that for sewing I much prefer my Bernina 1230 (needle up/down, for one thing). I don't do classes very often anymore and I always worry about damaging the featherweight if I take it to class. There are other newer used portable machines that sew just fine, so I will probably just take one of those with me if I ever take another class. (I've picked up a few machines here and there at thrift shops and fixed them up.)

    My featherweight is stored in a good space next to a 301 in a case that I bought at a yard sale for $15. (!) Just haven't got up the gumption to part with those old machines yet.

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    I would love to have one, keep wishing and looking. It is perfect for my sewing guilds sit and sew every wed. Been looking for a small machine just for that. Wishing it turns out to be a featherWeight.
    BillsBonBon

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    I have a white one. The white ones (greenish) are smaller then the black ones. I didn't set out to get a white one it was the one I happened to luck up on. I love it for classes. It never messes up or causes me any problems. I have a Singer 15 90 in cabinet and it has the perfect stitch the featherweight does. I would really like a Singer 301. Those are one of the best if not the best machines ever made.

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    I have one and love it.
    Judy

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