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Thread: My First Featherweight

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    Hello, everyone i am so excited i just found a featherweight. at a sewing machine shop. I couldn't believe what he was saying , but he had to have cash.$100.00 So i bought it ,only to find out the light doesn't work , so i will need a light and a owners manual. He added some needles and 8 bobbins.
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    Okay, I am really happy for you but really, really jealous!!!

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    i see these around a lot and am very naive .. good for piecing? How's the stitch quality?

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    I'm jealous. I'm looking for one, too. Good for you - enjoy.

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    Great price!! I am still waiting for my 1st one to be found...enjoy it...crafty_linda_b

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    I'm still waiting for my first one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yolanda
    i see these around a lot and am very naive .. good for piecing? How's the stitch quality?
    :thumbup: :thumbup: they are good and straight , will have to work on them a bit but that is easy

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    it's pretty :)

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    Envious. Still waiting for the right one to come my way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dottie Bug
    Quote Originally Posted by yolanda
    i see these around a lot and am very naive .. good for piecing? How's the stitch quality?
    :thumbup: :thumbup: they are good and straight , will have to work on them a bit but that is easy
    ditto

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    The decals look like they are in great shape! COngrats!

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    looks in great shape...shouldnt be hard to fix the light..as mentioned the decals look to be in great shape

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    Quote Originally Posted by yolanda
    i see these around a lot and am very naive .. good for piecing? How's the stitch quality?

    If you ever sewed with one you would see what all the hoopla is about. They have fabulous straight and even stitches, are good for piecing and on top of all this they are so darn cute. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim
    looks in great shape...shouldnt be hard to fix the light..as mentioned the decals look to be in great shape
    Jim , the decales are ok i have seen better. the inside of the light socket is gone the little part where the bulb goes in . can i rebuild this for a bulb to fit ,can i make it a screw in type bulb / or will have to ask lost in 51. wiil have to get in on the featherweight poeple page , all in due time . Dottie Bug

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    I went to Weatherford, OK today and went in the antique shop on main street. I was going to look at the treadle machine that they had when the lady told me that the machine inside the cabinet was not very old. she went into the back of the store and came out with a familiar black box. the first thing I said was "OH. a featherweight. I have one of those." She sat it on the cabinet and opened it. I do not know how much she wants for it but it is beautiful. It is in wonderful shape.

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    I saw one at an antique store for $350, looks like just this machine. I was glad I already have one. Too much.

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    Please post how much she wants. One day I will have one come hook or crook and I live in Missouri - we are neighbors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dottie Bug
    Hello, everyone i am so excited i just found a featherweight. at a sewing machine shop. I couldn't believe what he was saying , but he had to have cash.$100.00 So i bought it ,only to find out the light doesn't work , so i will need a light and a owners manual. He added some needles and 8 bobbins.
    You can have the light repaired and pick up an owner's manual.

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    I think you can be very happy with the deal you got!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dottie Bug
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim
    looks in great shape...shouldnt be hard to fix the light..as mentioned the decals look to be in great shape
    Jim , the decales are ok i have seen better. the inside of the light socket is gone the little part where the bulb goes in . can i rebuild this for a bulb to fit ,can i make it a screw in type bulb / or will have to ask lost in 51. wiil have to get in on the featherweight poeple page , all in due time . Dottie Bug
    You can buy the fix for that trying to remember where I saw it. I think deskdave on ebay. Yep thats where it is.

    Tell him valleyquilter sent ya :thumbup:

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    You can print off the owners manual for free. Can't think of the site for that but someone else will be able to give you that info.

    Kat

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    Congrats!! You got a FANTASTIC deal on your Featherweight!

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    Wish I was closer.

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    Congrats on such a find!

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