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Thread: What makes a FW so highly sought after and ...

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    They are just so darn cute! If you have a chance to see one in person, they look almost like a toy machine. They are light to take for clesses and really well made.

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    I think it's because they are just so darned cute

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    They are perfect in every way!!! lightweight, small, quality stitch, NOT plastic, dependable and CUTE

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    I dream of having one. Why? Because they are small, cute, and people say they sew a straight line.

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    I like the portability part myself, great for classes. I think it is like keeping up with the Jones's....all my quilt friends had or wanted one so I just had to have one too as I am new to quilting
    It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.

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    It is good to see you back, Charlee. I have missed you--and my comment about the FWs would be the same as yours....
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    All of the above, but also the historical factor too. I love to think of someone using the machine and what she might have sewn. My FW is not pretty, but boy is she a workhorse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingcandy View Post
    They are light weight, so very portable, take up very little storage space, easy to take care of - even if you are not mechanical in mind, you can work this machine with a book or internet. You do not need formal training to use the machine, it is amazingly well built. But prices do get rather crazy because you have supply and demand and people get greedy. When I started quilting more seriously and wanted one to take to classes and various other events, I kept finding them in excess of $500.00 which was just crazy for me. So bought a little Europro for those things and kept my eyes open. The featherweights were made for so long they are not rare, and finally ended up with three (gave one to my sister) one at $300.00 the other 2 were under $200.00. In San Diego county I didn't really think I was going to find anything too much lower. But I love to look - just don't need to buy. Not sure why - but I can't help myself.
    DITTO...DITTO...DITTO ..To all your comments..I have two centennials and would not part with them..Both came in very nice condition with all the attachments and book. Got each for under $300.00 a piece..

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    obviously, they are cute. They are also NOT intimidating- especially since my 221 is hot pink! so whenever I have someone who says they can't sew because they are clumsy or scared, I plop mine down on the table and have them push the pedal. Next thing I know, I am usually giving lessons.
    I am shocked by how many people are afraid of sewing machines- I have had them compared to dentists!
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    (proud caretaker of a magenta 221, purple 222, assorted 66's, a 301, a pink Atlas and Monarch, and Granny's 201-2.

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    first about the featherweight: it is lightweight which is a necessity with age and back problems, it makes a beautiful straight stitch, and it is easy to maintain. It is ideal for retreats and get togethers, not heavy!!!! Easy to clean....

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