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Thread: My Featherweight got a sister yesterday !

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    Senior Member Katia's Avatar
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    My husband found her on Craigslist last week. I saw her also, but late at night and figured since the price was so low, she would already be gone. They were asking only 150.00. I didn't know that my husband has seen it also and emailed the lady. Well, I was so excited till he told me that he got another email telling him that she had found out it was worth much more and had emailed a few people to see if they would pay more. Why does this always happen? So we sorta figured it was gone again. Then late, night before last, we got an email that said we could have it if we still wanted. So I asked her what she planned to ask for it, and she said that 150 would be ok. But we needed to pick it up the next day. So I went to town and met her at her work and bought it. I think she was still hoping for more money, but did say that she was not sure it even worked. So I paid her the 150 and was happy with that.

    I used the cord from my other Featherweight since it was still plugged in and nothing. No power at all. My husband looked it over and could not find anything wrong, So I tried the cord she came with and zoom, off she went. A little clunky, but the stitch was fine.

    So this morning I got her all cleaned up with new oil and grease. Then I polished her a bit and cleaned up her box.

    When I tried sewing again, she was still a bit clunky. We looked her over and listened, but could not find the clunk. I finally figured out that the light was loose. So I fixed that and now she purrs like a kitten. A really pretty shiny black kitten. She has the usual dings and missing some decal, but then I would too if I were as old as she is. She was born in 1942, in Elizabethtown, New Jersey.

    So what do you think?
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    You got a deal! They still run about 250 to 350 here in the midwest. Enjoy her!

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    One on ebay that's up in a few hrs that I was keeping an eye on is heading towards 300...out of my price range..so I won't be bidding on that one.

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    I have my mother's Featherweight and have a question. I was quilting the top of a quilt (not piecing) and thought I'd try it on the Featherweight, but no matter how type I rolled the quilt I couldn't get it under the arm. Can it be done and if I did would I ruin the machine?

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    I would think it would be very difficult to get a quilt under the throat and still be able to sew. There just is not much room.

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    great score

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    I think life is not fair!

    When will I get my own FW?

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    Lucky you!

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    They just look so cute in pairs! You got a good deal there! She is very pretty.

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    she is a beautiful kittie...one day I will have one, I am determined...LOL enjoy her and good find....

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    It's amazing what happens when one gets greedy. She was destined for your home! She is sure pretty!!

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    Just keep looking. I have been watching CL every day for a long time. I found my green one, a cute repaint, on CL too. The gal started out asking for 60 bucks and I ended up getting her for 175, which is still a great price. She thought that the green was original, but it wasn't. Her name is Esmeralda. Hubby named her that because she was green.

    Now I am looking for a white one. I don't need it, it is just a want. Hubby said he will buy one next year for our anniversary. I have more sewing machines then anyone needs, but I love them, and enjoy them, and I think that is all that matters.

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    I want one so badddddddddd! She is beautiful and she will probably play well with her sister.

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    I think you should sell her to me!!! Nice find.

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    How nice for you; I still sew with my Mom's Featherweight that she made my baby clothes with. It is a faithful little machine.

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    Congratulations!

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    Congratulations :) I got mine about a year ago on ebay and with the shipping (to nova scotia) I paid 189.00 Purrs like a kitten Just a quick question - what do you shine it with?

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    You are a very luck person. Must be time for you to buy that lotto ticket.

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    Got my eye open for one too....one day one will find it's way to me at the right price and in great condition!!!

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    So very nice.

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    Great find! I have often said that they are social, get one and others follow. I bought my first and stumbled on to the second only hours later. Some folks have DOZENS. If you are looking for your first, maybe get some bobbins, an advert, or a manual to attract it.

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    Oh, you got her on Craig's List. I thought you might have left her in the dark. Isn't that how they multiply? (grin) :lol:

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