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    Well hot diggity d****!!!! That is bad news/great news!!!

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    good for you

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    Ok, you can send me one---I never get that lucky. Very happy for you. Enjoy.

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    Good for you!

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    What a good husband.

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    I feel silly asking this, but what is a 'featherweight'? I have deduced that it is a type of sewing machine, but please explain the value of it in quilting.

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    Things are going your way, Congrats!

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    And the best part is it's all DH's fault! Such a fault...

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    Vintage Singer lightweight machine called a Featherweight but it is technically a 221 model. Made of aluminum it weighs like 9 lbs (11lbs with the case). Has a fold up extension bed. Only sews a straight stitch but a beautiful, consistent one. All mechanical so most of us can service our own. Great portable for taking to class.
    And cute, so cute. Just darling. Love mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emerald46
    Like everything else, FWs are happier in pairs. Congrats!
    So true! I had never thought of that. Will be sure to quote you next time someone asks why I have so many.

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    Well! I am just downright green with envy. You lucky lady. Yes you are blessed 3 times over ... featherweight, featherweight and that sweet loving hubby!

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    one lucky lady

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    Janet, many of us here seem to collect featherweights (I have 3!) because they are the best little gals to work on. They are also known in sewing circles where I grew up in Brooklyn, NY as Eleven Pound Portables. Some quilters here have been lucky enough to stroll into a 2nd hand store and find one for as little as a $10 bill, while others have been waiting for that stroke of luck because too many Greedy Gus's out there have priced them into the several hundreds. Persistence and patience will pay off - stay alert and look for that little black box with the metal snaps on the front - Lady Luck might be waiting for you just around the next corner!
    Quote Originally Posted by janetks
    I feel silly asking this, but what is a 'featherweight'? I have deduced that it is a type of sewing machine, but please explain the value of it in quilting.

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    Thanks, Debbie! Is the Featherweight a certain brand?

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    Happy Easter! Looks like you'll be hoppin' with all those machines to work with...LOL

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    No Janet - it's a Singer, and called a featherweight because it only weighs 9 lbs. (11 lb. with the box) which makes it ideal to bring to quilting classes. If you 'google' Singer featherweight sewing machines, you will see what we are referring to. It's a very small, compact machine with very simple mechanics. It's easy to self-maintain and the only thing you may have to replace if you do find one is the electric cord and/or the belt. Once you sew on a featherweight, you're hooked!
    Quote Originally Posted by janetks
    Thanks, Debbie! Is the Featherweight a certain brand?

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    Janetks ... Singer makes the featherweight. The old ones are just work horses, practically indestructible, very reliable and have a beautiful stitch. I want one. This is what they look like
    http://www.singer-featherweight.com/...ges/site2.html

    I responded to a Craigslist posting about a Singer Featherweight but it was a more recent one, plastic looking. Good thing I asked for a photo cuz I thought it was the old one. It didn't have the plug or foot pedal and no way to verify that it worked so I passed on it, otherwise I might have gotten it for the grand kids to use.

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    OMG on that site, they want $600 and $700 for a FW!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by wraez
    Janetks ... Singer makes the featherweight. The old ones are just work horses, practically indestructible, very reliable and have a beautiful stitch. I want one. This is what they look like
    http://www.singer-featherweight.com/...ges/site2.html

    I responded to a Craigslist posting about a Singer Featherweight but it was a more recent one, plastic looking. Good thing I asked for a photo cuz I thought it was the old one. It didn't have the plug or foot pedal and no way to verify that it worked so I passed on it, otherwise I might have gotten it for the grand kids to use.

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    [quote=Debbie C]OMG on that site, they want $600 and $700 for a FW!!!]

    I know! Crazy isn't it? I saw some really nice ones on ebay just now and looks like $300+ is what to expect to pay for one that has all the accessories, in good working order and beautiful condition.

    Some idiots on ebay are asking over $1000...now they haven't done their homework, LOL

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    The only thing better than one FW is TWO! Congrats on the two new additions to your little sewing family. I'm a new mom of a Centennial today, so I join you in rejoicing. Isn't it fun. BTW....your husband is a keeper.....but then you already knew that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    So who got the better deal on the FW??
    That's what I was wondering!

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    Wow, so lucky

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    Wow what a nce husband. Congratulations.

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    Charlie Sheen says it best "Winning"

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    Woohoo....celebrate!!!

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