Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 74

Thread: Yard Sale Treasures !!!!!

  1. #1
    Senior Member Honeynga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    West GA
    Posts
    458
    Blog Entries
    17
    Didn't want to go yard selling this a.m., just wasn't in the mood. But got to thinking it is a great day and I had my list from the local newspaper......so, headed out !

    First place I stopped was a a house that advertised they had lived there 20 years and never had a yard sale, oh great, a lot of old stuff. Even though they said they had lived there was a while I already knew it was in a very nice older settled neighborhood by a large lake.

    WOW ! First thing I saw was a Singer in a cabinet !......looked it over and it looked great, sticker price was $20 and I didn't dare to barter on this ! The cabinet was worth at least that much ! Lady said she used to teach in a local school and the students used it to sew simple things......and it worked the last time she tried. Couldn't wait to give her the $20 and get it in my car. This machine is vintage 1941 according to web.

    She also had another Singer that was rusted and didn't look too great, plus the throatplate was missing, she was only asking $10...kicking myself I didn't buy it also !

    NEXT, stopped in at another sale in a very upscale golf community.....nice stuff, nothing in particular. Was talking to the homeowner and was telling her how excited I was to get the Singer in a cabinet...she asked if I was interested in another machine she had one that had belonged to her mother, in a little black case and I could have it for $25 !

    ABSOLUTELY, she went inside, brought out the most beautiful Singer I've ever seen......excellent condition, case is in excellent condition....WOW.

    Not sure it is a true Featherweight but am checking it out. I did Google the serial number and it was made in October, 1950; just can't find what designates it as a true Featherweight.

    In all seriousness I cried when I got back in the car with this machine; I was raised in a foster home and my foster mother made almost all of my clothes on an identical Singer; oh the memories that came flooding back !

    I'll post photos as soon as I can figure our my digital camera, which is another story in itself !

    I've got "her" on my sofa and can't take my eyes off her......now for a name.......

  2. #2
    Super Member Rose L's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Nebraska..The Good Life
    Posts
    2,142
    Blog Entries
    1
    Oh how wonderful for you. I'm smiling from ear to ear!

  3. #3
    Senior Member nance-ell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    830
    Wow! What a great day for you! How about naming her after your mom? Enjoy your finds!

  4. #4
    Super Member athomenow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Pataskala, OH
    Posts
    1,453
    You really lucked out on those two deals! Good for you!

  5. #5
    Super Member crafty pat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Live Oak, Texas
    Posts
    5,769
    You are so lucky. I never find good things like that. Have fun with them both.

  6. #6
    Super Member valleyquiltermo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    MO.
    Posts
    2,685
    Does the end of the sewing area flip up? to the left of the needle. If so it is a featherweight, search on this sit and you will find pics of featherweights here. Blace and white ones. The bed is hinged and flips up.

  7. #7
    Super Member Charlee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    PNW (I wish it was the Ozarks!)
    Posts
    6,509
    Blog Entries
    6
    Nice!! :)

    Can't wait to see the photos! I love your special memories of a machine like the one you found! That makes them that much more special!

  8. #8
    Senior Member Honeynga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    West GA
    Posts
    458
    Blog Entries
    17
    Quote Originally Posted by nance-ell
    Wow! What a great day for you! How about naming her after your mom? Enjoy your finds!
    So now I'm tearing up again, her name will be Miss Jimmie ! Thanks !

    You guys are so awesome and genuine and I certainly appreciate it !

  9. #9
    Super Member Charlee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    PNW (I wish it was the Ozarks!)
    Posts
    6,509
    Blog Entries
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by valleyquiltermo
    Does the end of the sewing area flip up? to the left of the needle. If so it is a featherweight, search on this sit and you will find pics of featherweights here. Blace and white ones. The bed is hinged and flips up.
    Not necessarily, it could also be a 301 with a flip bed... ;)

  10. #10
    Super Member Luv Quilts and Cats's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    3,704
    I am so happy you found your treasures! Cant' wait to see the pictures!

  11. #11
    Senior Member Honeynga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    West GA
    Posts
    458
    Blog Entries
    17
    ..
    Quote Originally Posted by valleyquiltermo
    Does the end of the sewing area flip up? to the left of the needle. If so it is a featherweight, search on this sit and you will find pics of featherweights here. Blace and white ones. The bed is hinged and flips up.
    YES, it flips up ! Oh Wow...... I know that "featherweights" are light weight, I just am not a very good judge of weights and I don't have a scale, or other reasons !

    So being the scientifically minded person I am, I just picked up the Singer in one hand and a 5# bag of flour in the other and it seems to weigh slightly more than the bag of flour !!!!!

    I needed to find this machine today for so many reasons, and not reasons that I needed another machine to sew on !

  12. #12
    Senior Member jrharry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    673
    Congrats on your new machines! Blessing were flowing your way today. Enjoy!

  13. #13
    Senior Member Honeynga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    West GA
    Posts
    458
    Blog Entries
    17
    So how do i know if it is a 301 ?

    On 2nd thought it really doesn't matter....it is beautiful and I'm going to try her out this afternoon on some Dresden blades I cut yesterday......

  14. #14
    Super Member Glassquilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Northeast IL
    Posts
    2,064
    Blog Entries
    1
    Like you measuring scale. :)

  15. #15
    Power Poster Prism99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Western Wisconsin
    Posts
    12,158
    Blog Entries
    1
    Wow! Terrific day for you!!! These are treasures for sure! :thumbup:

  16. #16
    Super Member frauhahn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Chelsea, MI
    Posts
    2,249
    If it weighs a little more than a bag of flour, it must be a featherweight-besides-301s come in a suit-case, fws come in an open from the top black case. Congrats!

  17. #17
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    44,310
    Blog Entries
    45
    :thumbup:

  18. #18
    Super Member maryel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    2,109
    Oh, so happy for you. What a wonderful day for you!

  19. #19
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    OK
    Posts
    698
    Quote Originally Posted by Honeynga
    Not sure it is a true Featherweight but am checking it out. I did Google the serial number and it was made in October, 1950; just can't find what designates it as a true Featherweight.
    You can tell by the SN. What is it and I'll look for you.

  20. #20
    Power Poster blueangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    20,478
    What a wonderful day.

  21. #21
    Senior Member Honeynga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    West GA
    Posts
    458
    Blog Entries
    17
    Quote Originally Posted by zipit
    Quote Originally Posted by Honeynga
    Not sure it is a true Featherweight but am checking it out. I did Google the serial number and it was made in October, 1950; just can't find what designates it as a true Featherweight.
    You can tell by the SN. What is it and I'll look for you.
    Serial # AJ890537 thank you !

  22. #22
    Super Member boxerlady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Cleveland, TN
    Posts
    1,012
    Sounds like you found some good sales! Lucky you!!!

  23. #23
    Senior Member Honeynga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    West GA
    Posts
    458
    Blog Entries
    17
    Well if must be a fW....it came in a black open from the top case, smells a little musty but I can certainly live with that !

    thanks for your enthusiasm.....I never expected to find such a great machine at such a awesome price.. I did get a Singer Athena 1200 at a thrift shop not long ago for about $16.......it appears to work but I haven't tried it...think I'll sell ! or, maybe not...

  24. #24
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Posts
    6,440
    Wonderful day!

  25. #25
    Power Poster Prism99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Western Wisconsin
    Posts
    12,158
    Blog Entries
    1
    For the mustiness in the case, I bought a set of Odoreaters shoe inserts with charcoal. After being shut up in the case for a couple of weeks, the musty smell was gone! Now I keep one in the case all the time, as it also serves to pad and protect the foot pedal from rubbing against the machine.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.