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Thread: I got my new old featherweight

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    Super Member CAROLJ's Avatar
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    I got my featherwieght I bought off Ebay and unpacked it today. It brings back so many memories of my mom teaching me how to sew.

    I paid 165, more than the 150, I had budgeted but the machine is in almost pristin condition. It has the original accessories, box and tray. It sews and sounds the way I remember.

    I don't want to use it as it's in such condition, I don't want to scratch it.

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    wow, that is awesome, glad you found a featherweight and please take a photo to share with us, I would love to find one and please sew sew sew on it

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    Congratulations! I'm glad you found a nice one at a fair price.

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    That's what she's made for , Sew, sew & sew some more!! I'm glad you got a new "old" featherweight! I'm still looking for one!

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    One of these days, i will find mine. i am a very patient person, there is one out there with my name on it. and when i find her, i will jump for joy. Enjoy yours, even if you are just going to admire her.

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    Congrats on your new baby!!!

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    YAY!!!! New stuff.

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    That is a great buy. You are lucky. I thought I was lucky when I got mine for $180 on ebay. It was in good condition, but needed some cleaning. Way to go.

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    Congratulations!!! :D:D:D She sounds beautiful!!!

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    Congratulations!

    I know your excitement as I got one last week in perfect condition. There are a couple of pin scratches but that is about it. Mine had no case though. Which is fine as I plan on using it.

    I have already started making a quilt on it. It(she) just purrs along. I love her.

    My son wanted me to sell it for a profit, but no way. She's my baby Priscilla. (Prissy for short).

    You can either keep her for an investment, or use her. I plan on using mine and the investment will be all of the wonderful quilts she produces! :thumbup:

    Gotta warn you though, once you start sewing, you're sunk! You will want to use her all the time! :thumbup: :thumbup:

    By the way, where's her picture?

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    Great!! I found one too more than a week ago. At first i was very slow & easy on it....but let me tell ya, she can sew fast! Right now im just practicing on it til i get a good feel for it and then start quilting! I need to find a 1/4 foot for it. Anybody has one for sale???

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    Oh, lucky you! Can you post a picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwm50
    Great!! I found one too more than a week ago. At first i was very slow & easy on it....but let me tell ya, she can sew fast! Right now im just practicing on it til i get a good feel for it and then start quilting! I need to find a 1/4 foot for it. Anybody has one for sale???
    You paid $165?? That's a very good price!

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    This probably sounds like the dumbest question ever on the board but here goes.......
    Besides the fact that the Featherweight is gorgeous that's all I know about it. So....... what is the draw??
    I told you I'm a dumbbell :D:D

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    I need to borrow my husbands telephone to take a picture.

    The featherweight sews a straight seam and is light enough to carry around.

    For me and many others my age it's was our 1st sewing machine.

    I would also like to get a 301a as the feed dogs drop and it has a stronger motor.

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    I'm so happy for you.

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    susieallaboutquilts....it's small & portable, goes in a case, sew dreamily, cute, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    This probably sounds like the dumbest question ever on the board but here goes.......
    Besides the fact that the Featherweight is gorgeous that's all I know about it. So....... what is the draw??
    I told you I'm a dumbbell :D:D

    They are a great piecing machine and easy to maintain. It has been a favorite of quilters for many years.

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    Use it! You will be hooked. Mine is the only machine I use regularly. I have other machines - I use one of them with a zigzag stitch to patch jeans and make buttonholes - but I don't put them in my quilts! Enjoy. Congratulations. And welcome to the club.

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    Okay, now I can take my dunce cap off! Thanks for the info. They are so beautiful!!!
    Now I want one!! This board gives me TOO MUCH info lol.
    Enjoy your new machine!!! :D

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    So Have you used it yet ??? LOL

    have fun with her

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    I just got mine too. I've also been coveting a featherweight for quite a while. There are a lot of FW on ebay right now, and a variety of prices too. I love mine, it looks great and runs great, and I'm sewing on it. Does anyone know it there is a product to protect the shine and finish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    So Have you used it yet ??? LOL

    have fun with her
    Just to test her out.

    I am really excited about this machine. I thought I'd feel bad about the money, it's a lot for me, but it was worth it.

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    I just won one on Ebay too! I have spent ages looking for one that has the European motor. I lost one a couple of weeks ago, being pipped at the last minute. That was a really pretty black one. Mine that I won last night is a white (some say pale green) one, so not as pretty, as they don't have the nice decals on them, and it isn't as old either, but I am figuring that it will last me longer!

    It's much harder to find one with our voltage on it, so I am chuffed to bits. Now I have to wait for it to arrive.......trying to wait patiently.......still trying.......

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    I like white and the green machines. I saw one that looked like the paint was crinkled. They are a pretty little machine.

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