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Thread: Another FW followed me home

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    Super Member nanna-up-north's Avatar
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    Another FW followed me home

    I really don't need another FW but you all have me addicted. I said I wanted to find some vintage machines while at our summer cabin but I didn't expect to find another FW... and it's in such great condition. I haven't oiled it up yet but I sewed on it at the seller's house. It has a case with key, a lot of bobbins and needles, grease, a singer oiler, screw drivers, extra bulbs, etc. There aren't a lot of attachments but there is a quilting stippling foot (at least that's what I think it is) with its black plate, and the blindhemmer in the original box. There's the seam gauge and it looks like an extra needle clamp. The seller also gave me the owner's manual, a FW book and her research documents about age, etc.

    Have any of you used that quilting stippling foot? The seller said it's an original piece.... no plastic, etc. I'm not sure how it was used. I know you all can tell me how to use it. And the blind hemmer??? I see how to use it from the instruction sheet inside the original box but I'm not sure how useful it will be. You all will tell me that, too. Right??

    Thanks for looking..... I didn't need another FW.... but I have this addiction now!
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    Super Member Candace's Avatar
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    That quilting foot (darning foot/embroidery foot) alone goes for a lot of money. Like upwards of $50-$70. You attach the coverplate over the feed dogs and use the darning foot to FMQ. Though, many people prefer to use other machines do this because the throat space on the FW is so limited. Good find.

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    Oh, you did score big time!

    Funny how those machines just manage to hop in the car and come home with us~

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    Wow, she is so pretty!!!

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    Terrific find! She's pretty, and gotta love all the attachments too!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    You are so lucky and with all those great attachments.

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    You got an oil can!! Wow, those are hard to find, and she looks in wonderful condition.

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    Lucky! I hope to stumble across one of those some day for my 15-91

    Here is some good info:
    http://blog.sew-classic.com/2009/11/...r-vintage.aspx

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    Congratulations on the new addition! I have an addiction to them too.

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    Beautiful!
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