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Thread: I'm so lucky... found a FW for 40$

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    You are one lucky woman!

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    Luck and living in the right area seem to make he difference with vintage machine discovery. I never find good deals where I live. I do ave several vintage beauties including 2 FWs and 2 Bernina's but they were not super bargains. I love them nonetheless. Congrats on your treasures.

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    It`s true, FLQ; area is everything when it comes to finding vintage beauties. On Ontario's / Canada Kijiji ads, the price asked for sewing machine is twice the one asked for Quebec's / Canada ads. It may have something to do with how much quilting and sewing are popular as a hobby. Or it may be related to language: there's a lot of information on the web for one who can read english, not that much in french.

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    YaHHHHHHHH for you.
    You will love it.
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    Re: "It sews, but I think it has the wrong bobbin" You may have to find some of the original bobbins to get it to cooperate with you. My white featherweight will only work with the original bobbins that came with the Featherweights. I have tried new bobbins from every source without success for her. And yes, birds nests are exactly what I get when I try anything but the older versions.
    Karen in Kentucky

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLQ View Post
    Luck and living in the right area seem to make he difference with vintage machine discovery. I never find good deals where I live. I do ave several vintage beauties including 2 FWs and 2 Bernina's but they were not super bargains. I love them nonetheless. Congrats on your treasures.
    FLQ I too live in N central FL 40 miles SW of Ocala and 70N of Tampa in Homosassa, and old machines here are NOT reasonable usually. I got two tredle and a singer in nice cabinet reasonable only because friends run estate sales and when Gary knew I wanted them, I got them. I am still waiting for a FW. Cannot afford the $300 the ususally want here.
    Happy you got such a great buy and post pictures, love to look at them.
    Last edited by Carol34446; 09-18-2013 at 03:47 PM.

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    Wow fantastic find and bro who went to get it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinglady-1 View Post
    Lucky you! Congrats. Wish I could be so lucky and find a 301 that cheap. Enjoy your FW.
    Hey Linda, This is Linda, My last 301 was $35.00 in a cabinet from St. Vincent De Paul. She's a beauty. Sorry I can't send photos. Got her last March, 2012.Came with toys, bobbin case(the most important piece, most expensive to replace), manual, great condition. Keeping looking, they're out there. Good Luck!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyKaren1949 View Post
    Re: "It sews, but I think it has the wrong bobbin" You may have to find some of the original bobbins to get it to cooperate with you. My white featherweight will only work with the original bobbins that came with the Featherweights. I have tried new bobbins from every source without success for her. And yes, birds nests are exactly what I get when I try anything but the older versions.
    karen, and others that are having trouble with FW bobbins. Have you tried ordering some from sew-classic? Theirs work great in my featherweight machines. Don't get the ones at Joann's and other places like that. Usually they don't work as well.
    Janis

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