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    I had absolutley no intention of buying another machine, but I went to an auction and bought a Singer 221-1 for $120.00. Is that a good deal? Is it a featherweight? Looks like everything is there but I really did not check it out 'cuz it smells. I left it out on the porch for awhile to air it out. The case is no good. I blame you all on this board for this purchase!! I was not going to tell anyone on this board but I recently (before I joined this board) gave away two good old metal machines. I know what will happen next....another dog or a kitten or two!! :| :| :|

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    oh no looks like the quilting board bug bit you, ha ha

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    You did great, a FW for $120. Come on you know you were looking for a FW and it found you. lol

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    That's a great deal! You can get a new (replica) case for about $60 I think. I just love mine! I use it pretty much exclusively for piecing and my Viking for quilting.

    You might want to invest in this book. It's very handy to have around!

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/160...ZFT8YXCSCPBW5T

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo2000
    You did great, a FW for $120. Come on you know you were looking for a FW and it found you. lol
    ha ha...is it a FW? it is a 221-1

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    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Yes, you got yourself a featherweight. Pictures please!

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    Sounds good to me (apart from the smell- piii-euw!)
    Post pics and have fun!

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    Congratualions on such a great find :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    That's a great deal! You can get a new (replica) case for about $60 I think. I just love mine! I use it pretty much exclusively for piecing and my Viking for quilting.

    You might want to invest in this book. It's very handy to have around!

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/160...ZFT8YXCSCPBW5T
    Thanks for the info on the book... Will purchase it.

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    Great deal!!! You will LOVE that machine!!

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    I grew up sewing on a FW and it always had a smell. Several years ago I bought one and had the same distinctive smell. I think it's from the oil, I'm not sure. But it smells just like the one I grew up with.

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    OMG...I got a real FW...it is a FW....whoopie. have to wait for the smell to go away so I can bring in the house and post a picture. Now where the heck will I put it!!!! I don't have room!!! :?

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    WHAT? There is always room for a Featherweight!
    Congrats on your awesome deal.
    Sandy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grammashel
    I grew up sewing on a FW and it always had a smell. Several years ago I bought one and had the same distinctive smell. I think it's from the oil, I'm not sure. But it smells just like the one I grew up with.
    I think this was stored in a basement or a shed...it has that old, musty smell... thumbdown:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandyl
    WHAT? There is always room for a Featherweight!
    Congrats on your awesome deal.
    Sandy
    thanks...there was one a week ago that someone was bidding on and it was up to 160.00 and I quit bidding 'cuz i cud tell he was going to go as high as he could to get the machine....

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    Congrats on your find.

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    Congratulations! You got a great deal!

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    Man....I just hate the thought of us being bad influences. :lol:
    I would love to find a FW...same reason as you...everyone talks about how much fun they are. :mrgreen:

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    Good for u. Someone here had the prob said it was the felt I
    On the bottom! Check for that!! See what we do! Hee hee!!

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    My sister brought her FW to me and it stunk! I got a large ziplock and crushed some charcoal briquettes (sp?) into it. Took the case with the machine inside, smushed the opened ziplock into the case and shut the lid as best as I could and let it sit on the patio for 48 hrs. Took care of about 90% of the stink. I think once it's cleaned of the old oil the smell will be gone.

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    That's a great deal!

    To get the smell out of the box, I bought a pair of Odor-Eaters charcoal shoe inserts and put one in the box with the machine. After a couple of weeks, no odor. I actually like keeping it in there, as it provides some cushioning between the foot pedal and the bed of the machine.

    I had tried a *lot* of things before the Odor-Eaters -- airing out, soap, fabric softener sheets (added a sickening sweet smell to the moldy odor!) -- and nothing worked.

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    Where is it outside? Oh, don't give the address or it will not be there in the morning. LOL Congratulations. great buy.

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    Mine stunk also. I had it cleaned and gone over real good and it came back with no odor. The old oil and grease can go rancid I would assume. So clean that baby up or have it done. It will be fine. I did buy a new case for it off of Ebay for $60. It is a great replica of the original cases which is fine with me. Congratulations on your great deal!!!

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    Too funny....and I totally understand your not wanting to let anyone know. So I guess I'll fess up too - I learned on a featherweight and couldn't wait to get a "modern" machine. And I too, wasn't interested in getting one until this board.....tomorrow I'm going to an estate sale that has "antique quilts and sewing machine" for sale.....lol. 8-)

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