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Thread: Rescued a Featherweight today

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    Several days ago I was checking out craigs list and found a singer sewing machine listed there, all it said was it was about that it was about 1 foot square, the next morning I called and they said they were "takng bids" on a 1936 Singer Featherweight, sha said she would call me on Friday to let me know the staties of the bidding, well she called last night and wanted to know if I wanted it, so tonight she brought it to my Salon and I am now the proud owner of my second FW for only $200 I think I got a great deal, what do you say

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    Wow, that's a great deal!!!!!!!!! But I want to see a pic so I can do the Happy Dance!! :D:D:D
    Congratulations!!
    I was sewing on mine today and it's so much fun :)

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    If it is in good shape you did quite well.

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    YEAH!!!!!I also have 2.

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    doing happy dance for you !!

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    Congratulations! You got a good deal. Where are you located? I am in Stockton.

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    I am near Fresno, do you guys have any great quilt shops I should drive up and check out

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    According to a chart online it is about an 7 1/2 on the charts of condition for sale, I will post pics very soon

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    Great deal and now your #1 has a friend!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by danece
    I am near Fresno, do you guys have any great quilt shops I should drive up and check out
    We only have one that I know of in town. I don't go there often, not very friendly. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by pennijanine
    Quote Originally Posted by danece
    I am near Fresno, do you guys have any great quilt shops I should drive up and check out
    We only have one that I know of in town. I don't go there often, not very friendly. :(
    There is a great one in Clovis, which borders Fresno.

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    The one in Clovis is fabulous - Quilting Paradise. I have never been to any of the others in the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danece
    Several days ago I was checking out craigs list and found a singer sewing machine listed there, all it said was it was about that it was about 1 foot square, the next morning I called and they said they were "takng bids" on a 1936 Singer Featherweight, sha said she would call me on Friday to let me know the staties of the bidding, well she called last night and wanted to know if I wanted it, so tonight she brought it to my Salon and I am now the proud owner of my second FW for only $200 I think I got a great deal, what do you say
    Please, can you explain to me why featherweights are so sought after? :oops:

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    Congratulations on your new feather weight! :-D I'm in the market for a new sewing machine and am looking for a FW. I'm so glad it ended up with someone who will use and appreciate it. Enjoy!

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    Congratulations! Sounds like a good deal to me.

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    What a lucky lady you are !!! Pics Pics Pics

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    Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boopers
    YEAH!!!!!I also have 2.
    LOL, me too! (one white 221, one black 222) I hope you enjoy yours.

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    Congrats!!!!!!!!

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    There is one in Clovis, Its Quilters Paradise, ther is also one in Fresno call Cottage Quilts, they are both great, I go to both when I have time, I will try to post pictures of my new FW tomorrow :-o

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    I like the FW because it only weighs 11 pounds and is small and very portable, its also all metal, and they last forever, the only drawback I have found is that it has such a small throat plate, but they stitch beautifully, check your local antique dealers, craigs list and of course ebay to purchase one

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    Good for you! You will love it. I pd $350.00 for mine on ebay and was thrilled. I think you got a good price. We hear of those who are lucky enough to find one under $50.00 but you have to be at the right place at the right time. My husbands cousin came to visit one day and gave me her mother's featherweight and the card table that she bought with it. I love it.

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    Are you the lucky one, or what! Good price, I think. All at once, I got myself three, yes 3! All were priced well on eBay and closed at an odd time, I think. Doing the happy dance and trying to learn all about them; then I want to spiff them up and put them to good use. :D :D :D

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    Absolutely a bargin. Featherweights are great machines to have.

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    You lucky duck!!! I'm green with envy. You got a steal.

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