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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR View Post
    Seriously, this is like going to the bar for help in not drinking.
    giggle.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR View Post
    Seriously, this is like going to the bar for help in not drinking.

    Julie, I really needed a laugh tonight...very funny comment! :-) Laura

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    They are great machines. My DH is parting with one of his to ship to my daughters in CA so I can always have one of my own to sew on when I visit.
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    What's to think about go for it, I would for sure.

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    Who are we kidding here? It's a FW!! There is no question what you must do!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUQuilter View Post
    And how many granddaughters do you have? (I saw your footnote.)
    Two - but they are about the only things I wouldn't trade ...
    GrannyLady - Having too much fun dressing my grandaughters.

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    And thanks for suggesting making her a quilt in trade ... wonder if she'll go for it ...
    GrannyLady - Having too much fun dressing my grandaughters.

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    You should ABSOLUTELY not bring those machines home for yourself. Instead, give me her name, phone number address and a schedule of when she will be available and I'll talk to her for you (ah, for me.....) LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    Sorry, I'm an enabler!
    Me, too! At least go look ---- sorry...
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    I have an old featherweight and love it! It is the perfect machine for classes - I believe it only weighs 11 lbs. My other machine is a Janome and although I really love that one too... it is too heavy to lug to classes. I cant help you be strong... if it is a featherweight it will be the best indulgence ever!! If she is donating for a raffle, try to buy all the tickets!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtsyOne View Post
    Speaking from the experience of a very long life I will tell you that I have often regretted the things I did NOT buy. I'm still kicking myself that I didn't buy the life-sized wooden pygmy for $95.
    Think I'd like to have seen that almost as much as the Featherweights
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    I have two fw, my future son in law bought me anohter one for Christmas and my daughter told him I had enough and she took it.....now she has to learn to use it. I buy another if I could....something wrong with me.........

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    GO GO GO Run, my child. You can never have too many machines. Face it, the kids now spend as much on sneakers! You deserve it, at least check it out.

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    If the machine is in good shape and the price is right grab it!!! If you decide later that you don't want to keep it you can always sell it for what you have in it or a little more. Would love to find a FW that could be converted to a crank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR View Post
    Seriously, this is like going to the bar for help in not drinking.
    Thanks, I needed the laugh! Anyway, my husband says to get them and maybe one could be for parts. No, he isn't available! :-)
    "A woman is like a tea bag-you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Featherweights are never going to be any cheaper than they are right now. Go for it.

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    Sorry! I have 2 and I would say "Go for it"! Even though I have 2, for the right price, I would buy 2 more.

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    Go for it! I have a featherweight that I have had for 54 years and have been looking for a second one. Even though I have 3 other machines, the featherweight is the favorite machine that my granddaughters (ages 11 and 7) like to sew on. I have been searching for another one on eBay but they want too much for them. Great machines!

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    Most of the people here missed the whole point of the thread. The things were being donated as DOOR PRIZES. I would be leery about that. Someone should look at the things to see if they are "prize worthy". Would you want to win those things? I'm sure these things are good, but you need to be sure. The following is from another post. The only one who GOT the point.

    I guess I'm looking at this from a different perspective. This woman offered these items up as a *donation* for a door prize.

    Sorry ... but they were offered as DONATIONS. That is what they should be.

    Perhaps you'll be lucky and win one. (from DogHouseMom)
    Last edited by maviskw; 01-15-2013 at 07:43 AM.
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    GET THEM and offer something else of equal value as a door prize!!!!!!!
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    FW as a door prize? I must belong to the wrong guild!!!

    If the owner is gungho about donating, then there's nothing wrong with someone buying the machines and the money from the purchase being donated.

    I just don't see this as being a big deal. There are lots of people who would not want to win an old sewing machine as a door prize anyway. I could understand the fuss if the machines had already been donated, but that is not the case here.

    Also, like the woman mentioned donating simply because she wants to get all the stuff out of that house and that is the easiest way to do it. If she finds that selling the machines is just as easy or easier, it might be her decision to sell rather than to donate.
    Last edited by Prism99; 01-15-2013 at 09:23 AM.

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    I am no help at all! I would definitely say get it. I have one, and like you, probably don't really need it. But she is so cute and so much fun to sew on. They sew like a dream and you can keep her purring with no trouble at all.

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    I just can't believe as a quilter she didn't know what she had or did she? Anyway accept the donation graciously and put us all in for the door prize. That would be one I would love to win.

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    You're asking at the wrong forum! Ask at the "clutterer's anonymous" website and you'd get a completely different answer. You should at least ASK how much they will be.

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