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Thread: My 221

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    Super Member Mplsgirl's Avatar
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    Can I show you my baby? I'm trying to put on pix of my Feather 221 my husband bought for me. Let's see.
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    She is a Beauty!!!

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    Her name is Rita. I have no idea where that came from. He drove to Iowa to get it for me. And she is a workhorse.

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    I will tell you something, those Singer sewing machines are just the best, wish I could have brought my one to Spain but it was in a cabinet, was my Mumīs, she hadit for her 21st Birthday present so it is 78 years old, so gave it to my Son in Law, yep thats right he has always wanted to learn to sew.

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    I also have the 221 model. I just love mine. It seems to have a smoother stitch then my other one. I loved my Necchi until I got the featherweight out.

    I had two featherweights but gave my daughter one of them. She loves it too!! It is my main sewing machine for quilts now.


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    she's beautiful....... lucky you

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    It is a pretty gem!! I have one that was given to me years ago but, someone took a chunk of paint off the plate. They are so great to take to a workshop or class for they are light and great to travel too. I just love them...they each have their own special personality! You have a great dh!:))Skeat

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    i have a 1953 singer 15-91 and i love the old machines yours looks to be in as nice of condition as mine
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    Nice machine.

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    Nice machine. I wish my mother never traded hers in when I was small.

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    My aunt has two featherweights. One for her home in Maine and one for her home in Florida.

    She has other machines, but she only sews on her featherweights.

    She just loves them.

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    Rita is a beauty!

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    Lucky lucky you! Looks like a great machine. My Grandma sewed on a treadle and my Mom had a Phaff. Both were work horses for the times.

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    Nice! And so is that quilt you're working on!

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    Thanks! Rita is the girl! I had a Burnina that I ended up hating. And that machine was so expensive and broke down all the time.

    And CarolW: If I could have a home in Maine and a home in Florida, I would give up the Featherweight!

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    So would I!!!

    My parents and two sets of aunts and uncles are fortunate to have homes in Maine and Florida.

    Lucky them!! :)

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    Pam, Rita is a beauty!! Looks like she is brand new. Do you know how old she is?

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    Here's some interesting information on Featherweights...even how to know their age. Go to: http://www.planetpatchwork.com/fweight.htm

    Just an FYI...:))Skeat

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    Skeat that was a great site. Thank you, I bookmarked it to go back to later today.

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    Where did he find such a nice one. I am wanting one to carry back and forth the class....not sure what a good price to pay? I have been told to buy one from e-bay but not confortable with doing that...never know what you will get.
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    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    Beth, I walked away (kick me now!) from one that look almost like new, had the case, all the attachments, book and a few extras at an estate sale for $200. That was a great deal. Personally, I wouldn't go higher then that no matter what. They are out there and for better prices then that. I know of a dealer that has over 1,000+ dollars for theirs and I personally don't understand that unless they are hitting the crowd of just wanting one. I did know someone that bought a few off ebay(to resale later) and all the ones they bought were just fine. Do some study on what year you want and why and then go for the hunt. I don't believe you'd be sorry. They are tough little machines and that is why they are still around. Skeat

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    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I love it I realllllly want one tooooo

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    Thanks for the info....I did not even know what would be a good price. However a thousand would be way more than I want to pay. Here we sit today and buy nice machines and want one that is made back in the fifties.We had a sewing day at our Bernina shop and six ladies all had one. They all love theirs and said it was so nice for piecing and carrying to class.
    Thanks for your response
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    Stunning! I learnt to sew on one just like it that belonged to my Nan, when I was just a little girl.

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