featherweight 1949

Old 04-22-2015, 03:21 PM
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Default featherweight 1949

Look under Pictures from my workshop with Gees Bend Quilters.

I was the only one with a FW, but it sure didn't vibrate like my neighbors Bernina Artista 185 or something like that.

Long story, but I later let someone else use the FW and brought my Janome, as the one they had been loaned, broke down.
I should have had someone take a pic of me sewing on the FW, but I forgot.
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Old 04-22-2015, 04:11 PM
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Lucky you. I have always wanted a FW.
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:02 AM
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How do we get to your Pictures section?
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:10 AM
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Sorry, dumb me. Found you on this site's "pictures" section.
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:04 AM
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I use mine in a class I am taking and they all like the way it sounds. Seems to bring back good memories.
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Old 04-23-2015, 05:50 AM
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I have resisted so far but I'm starting to want a FW too. Sigh! A couple of the ladies in my guild bring theirs to classes and they're such charming little machines. Not good if you want to be left alone, though - they both end up with people coming over to check out their machines every time! (Our classes are held in a local sewing store that doesn't have a separate classroom, we're just off to the side, so shoppers often pause to see what we're up to, and gravitate to the FW ladies.)

Although if I stick with my cast-iron machines, I'm bound to build up some good biceps...
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:44 AM
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I bought a featherweight this year and love it for taking to guild quilting sessions. Can't believe that I went all these years without it.
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Old 04-23-2015, 12:12 PM
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Oh psycho, I looked at this one and thought you had found yourself a FW. Too bad. Keep on looking--don't give up. If you do happen to find one, PM me, and I'll work with you on bargaining for a good price.
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Old 04-24-2015, 04:17 AM
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I recently bought myself a featherweight. When I brought it home I told my DH he just bought my birthday present...lol. I carry it to our clubhouse twice a week to sew with our Creative Sewing group and I will be taking it north when we go to visit relatives this summer. It sews an awesome stitch and runs sew quiet...I love it. It's a 1948, born the same year as me...
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:54 AM
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Love my Featherweight...they are such a joy. But then I love most sewing machines....
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