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Thread: I love estate sales... my first FW cabinet

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    Super Member nanna-up-north's Avatar
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    Cool I love estate sales... my first FW cabinet

    I had only seen one of these....ever....on ebay for $750 for the cabinet by itself. Way too expensive for me. And I already have the FW so I didn't need that. But I got up at 5am yesterday and sat in my car wrapped up in a wool blanket to be number 1. And I got it!! They sold it as a set so now I have 2 FWs. That's okay because I really love my first FW. I just love estate sales... when I get what I want.

    The FW sets in the space made for it when you want to sew and when you want to put it away, there is a shelf below that stores the machine and foot pedal. The top has wood pieces that 'fit' into the FW opening and it is supposed to look like a side table when it's closed up. The top has some water damage but that's okay. I have old doilies that will cover that up. I'm so excited ..... had to share my good fortune.

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    Here is a picture of the cabinet and FW
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    Oh my!! What a wonderful find! I admire you being willing to get up early and sit in the car with a blanket!

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    and the cabinet closed up with the top....
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    I don't mind telling you what I paid, Charlee. It was $250 and there was a sewing box full of thread, buttons, seam tape, etc. as well. Like I said, I'm so excited!!

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    What a great find! Well worth getting up a little early!

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    You just have to love a good estate sale! Great find..good for you!!!!
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    Am jealous!! Wonderful find. Congratulations.
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    Doing the happy dance for you. That is just adorable. I have never seen one in a cabinet. Wow, you got a great deal on it. Sorry I'm rambling, just excited for you.
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    Oh my what a find. You are so lucky. I want a nice FW so bad I can taste it. But my small small budget says just look and wish but do not touch. Enjoy setting at it and sewing on it. It is just lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Great find!
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    That cabinet is awesome. I am so happy for you! After braving the cold, you deserved it. I so wish I had a cabinet for my FW. Congratulations!

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    I didn't realize that there was a cabinet for a FW - now I have another - must have - to add to my list! Congratulations! That is a wonderful deal!
    Aronel aka Lee

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    At the Houston Quilt Show last week there was a couple selling beautiful FW cabinets they made. The design is very similar but a little more "fancy" with some turnings and a removable top. They were beautifully made. I think the price was around $850. Out of my price range!

    I really liked the man because when someone asked him "did you make these tables?" he gestured to his wife and said "WE made them." She just beamed!

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    WOW. What a great buy. The early bird did get the worm in your case. Great price.....great machine.....and a great cabinet. Congrats.

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    wow-that is a great find-I have never seen one in a cabinet before
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    oh you super lucky lady...I have NEVER seen one like that...and now it is in the FAMILY..hehehehe
    very simple cabinet and will easily fit just about anywhere!..LOVE it...

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    Definitely a great find!!!

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    Wow! You scored BIG TIME!! Congrats!!!

    (I'm only a little bit jealous...honest...ok...so I lied...I'm MASSIVELY jealous!! LOL )
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    Neat, thanks for posting. I've never seen a FW table before! Good for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanna-up-north View Post
    I don't mind telling you what I paid, Charlee. It was $250 and there was a sewing box full of thread, buttons, seam tape, etc. as well. Like I said, I'm so excited!!
    Wow! The machine and hard-to-find table for that price!! I really jealous. I would love to have one of those cabinets but as you said on Ebay they get way too expensive for me.
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    WoW! What a great deal! Congrats.
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    Lucky you!! It sounds like you will enjoy your new toy and she has a good home!

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    that is a pretty cabinet.

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    Thanks everyone. I read all the fantastic finds so many of you have from time to time. .... and I think...... I wish I could find a deal..... well, I found my deal..... so I won't dream anymore. It's someone else's turn ..... someone out there will find one......

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