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Thread: Feather weight

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    I saw a feather weight with all the attachments. In perfect condition. Just wondering if any one has one and how much would you pay for one?

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    Pat, that's a hard question to answer. My personal limit is 300.00 since you say it has everything with it- hope you mean it has the case- if not I wouldn't pay that much.
    You will get lots of opinions and there are many threads on this topic.
    I just love mine to pieces!! :D
    Good luck

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    Yes it has the case and it's a beauty. Looks almost new. Lots of bobbins and gadgets.

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    Grab it quick!

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    I would pay no more that 350 dollars for a FW in good condition with attachments and box.
    Ask if the box has a must smell. I have one and it is terrible and I've tried everything to get it out.
    However, if it's a fantastic price...buy it!!!!

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    Yes, if you can afford it, you should get it!! :D:D
    Those cases alone are expensive!

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    Thank you to all. I already have several machines, but I really fell in love with this one. I think I will call him tomorrow. Does any one else go crazy when you see beauties? When I get it I will have to post pics. Do you all use yours a lot?

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    that really depends on the area you live in from my experience. I saw one on CL this weekend for 35 but that doesn't mean you will always find them here this cheap. I've watched them go on ebay for a little and a lot. I got mine in mint condition for uner 300 that included shipping which was more than the price of the machine.

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    it's all relative- they are worth what YOU are willing to pay for one- and can range in price from $25 right on up to $600---or more
    if you are (in the market) for a featherweight- you should set yourself a budget---how much you are willing to pay for one- then look until you find one in your price range. i would think one in great shape- working well- well maintained would certainly be worth a heck of alot more than one that's not been taken care of- or is not working- one you have to put money into before use...different locations seem to have different price ranges too...but only you can really decide what one would be worth---to you.

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    I was just looking, and in my area from about OKC to DFW, they seem to be running $175 to $300 barring any special features. This usually includes the case, foot pedal, instructions, and some attachments on the high end.

    I've had mine out the past couple of weekends using it, and it is really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat F. C.
    Thank you to all. I already have several machines, but I really fell in love with this one. I think I will call him tomorrow. Does any one else go crazy when you see beauties? When I get it I will have to post pics. Do you all use yours a lot?
    Well, I have to admit I do go crazy over the old ones. I'm accumulated around 7 and love every single one of them. I love they way they sew and love the detailing of the old days when American craftsmanship was prized by makers.
    Lastly they last forever and will stay out of landfills if we buy them :D

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    I love to take my Featherweight (Fannie) to classes and quilt retreats, but nothing sews like my Singer 301A, which is what I prefer when at home. The sewing machine repair guy that I use insists that all machines need to be taken out and driven regularly, therefore, I must keep myself from buying more beauties when I see them. How can I drive more than one machine at a time?

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    Show us pics when u get it!!

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