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Thread: Singer Featherweight

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    Senior Member hulahoop1's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by roselady
    A couple of you have mentioned using a new quarter inch foot on your featherwieghts. Can you give me more information on those. My machine has what I guess is the original foot and the throatplate doesn't have the markings to get 1/4 inch either. Thanks.
    I got my 1/4-inch quilting foot off ebay for about $12. There are quite a few vendors on the internet with the same foot for about the same price. Just Google Featherweight quilting foot and you should be able to find some. Good luck!

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    Super Member MaryStoaks's Avatar
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    La Quinta, CA
    My featherweight quarter inch foot is plastic, I bought it on ebay, it didn't cost much. It works fine but I wish it was metal. I do all my piecing with my featherweight.

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    I use a stack of posty-notes for my 1/4". I measure out my scant 1/4" and stick my stack of posties there. This way I can butt my fabric up to the posties and always have a consistent stitch width.

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    Super Member wvdek's Avatar
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    I currently have two bids in on e-bay -one for a green/white and another for a black. I am trying to find one in great condition made in 1955 my birth year. I'll keep looking as I don't think I will get either of these. The bids are going wayyyy up there.

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    Senior Member Grinster's Avatar
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    I just got one about 3 weeks ago. She was born in 1954. It is not in perfect shape but took right off when I used her for the 1st time. I am going to have a local quilt shop in Houghton Lake tune her up before I do too much. I am so happy with her. I named her Emma after mom mom who taught me to sew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tweety
    How many of you own one of the old Singer Featherweights? And do you use them?
    I recently bought one, but I would like to have it cleaned and checked before using it.
    Bought a Featherweight last month. She was 'born' in 1946 and is a beauty. Check out Youtube on servicing the feahterweight. It is quite simple. Why spend money on servicing when it could be spent on fabric?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjYlrJ-YLSA - 87k

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    Super Member Pats8e8's Avatar
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    Hesperia, CA
    I have had mine for a long time. It is great to take to classes, or to the quilt retreat we have once a year. It sews wonderfully.

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