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Thread: My new Featherweight!

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    Super Member wanderingcreek's Avatar
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    Yesterday I posted about an ad I saw for a sewing machine and thought it was a featherweight. Many of you told me it was and told me to run and get it. Well, I picked her up today and she is now mine and she has the Centennial Emblem. She is very pretty and runs nicely. My 6 yr old DGS thinks we should name her Baby as she is the smallest of my machines and the baby of the family. He wants to know when he can try sewing on her as he thinks she is just the right size for him! I looked up her serial number and it says she was born Feb 18, 1949 and I also read that it is not unusual to find Centennial models dated 1948, 1949 and 1950. There are 3 other feet that came with her, 4 more metal bobbins, some plastic bobbins and a bunch of thread. The case is in pretty good shape too. She is a little dusty so I want to clean her and then oil and lubricate her up and then put her to work. I can't believe how lucky I was with this one! I used to be in ignrant bliss about Featherweights but with all the talk about them here, I knew I had to have one and now I do!
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    Congrats to you!! Enjoy your new Baby!! I love mine!

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    so glad you got her looks to be in great shape..

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    Awesome...I may have to look for one after reading how much everyone loves them!

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    Congrats. She is really pretty. I love my 2 fw's. I have my grandmothers centinial and then I bought one that was born in 1955. I am currently making my uncle a quilt and am sewing it with his mothers machine. He will be so surprised and will love it. Have fun with your new baby. Look at the Feather Weight RX website. There is a special on two dvds that are wonderful. You really need to purchase them as they will teach you how to maintain them. Not affiliated with them but love their products.

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    Oh so pretty! Congradulations!! Mine arrived today also.:)

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    She is gorgeous!! :D:D:D

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    Lucky you!!!

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    Congratulations! "Baby" is very pretty. I got my first FW last week and I'm totally in love with her. I have the FW fever...can't have just one. Enjoy!

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    Congrats on the pretty addition! Exactly no one can be really happy with just one!

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    Welcome to the Sisterhood of Featherweights! I've had mine since I was 12 years old and still love to sew on it as much as the day I got it! Enjoy!

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    Yes, ENJOY!!! I have been thoroughly enjoying mine!
    I can hear the same conversation coming when my grand daughters see this.lol

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    I'm so happy you were able to get her! She is a darling.

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    Baby is a cute name..so glad you got her...she's 3 months and a day older than me *L* crafty_linda_b

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    Wonderful news!!!!!!!!!! I'm so glad "baby" waited for you to pick her up! :D:D
    I cannot tell you how much I love mine!! You will too!!!!!!!!

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    So Cool!! your going to Love Her! I have a Centy too. 8-)

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    You are soooo lucky...she's a beauty!

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    Happy for you - maybe someday I'll have one too!

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    YES!!! I am so glad you were able to get her! Baby is a doll. ;)

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    Congrats to you. Enjoy Baby and quilt, quilt, quilt.

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    Ooooo, congrats! Yes, since the Centennial is a badge, it can be on machines older than 1951. Sweet! Great find!

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    She looks beautiful. I hope you enjoy many happy hours with her.

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    Good for you! Have fun with it!!

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    Awesome! :thumbup:

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