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Thread: Featherweight 1956

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    Senior Member qwkslver's Avatar
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    Featherweight 1956

    My new girl
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    She's beautiful! I am sure you will have a lot of fun together.

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    Awesome gift! Blessed, you are!

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    Ohhhhh, I love her. Take good care of her.

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    Love her, she is a beauty!!!

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    Super nice, I have one the same model year, good luck with her.

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    She looks to be in beautiful shape!
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    The picture is a bit dark but the plate looks like a Centennial with the blue band around the edge. She looks to be in good cosmetic condition. I love my Centennial, have had it since 1959 and it still runs like a charm. Enjoy sewing on her.

    After enlarging your picture I was able to see that your banding is black, not blue. The black band was introduced after 1951. Only the Centennial has a blue band and it says A Century of Sewing. Only 40,000 were made of this limited edition.
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    Kitsy

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    Enjoy your new Featherweight, and welcome to the FW club.
    This too shall pass.
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    Wow! Sew pretty and think of the hours of joy the two of you will have together!

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwkslver View Post
    My new girl
    I'm waiting for delivery of a featherweight too,should be here on Wednesday, a gift from my lovely husband. so excited! What is it that makes us want these machines so much. Love Letty

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    Don't know Letty, but now I have the bug and want one. Lucky you and enjoy. Post a picture when you get her. Mom had a white one, about a 1964 and I let her give it away and now could kick myself. Was told the black ones were better, but I really want a white one OR one made in 1946, year I was born. Maybe someday.

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    I love happy stories! Have fun with her!
    Bernina 640, Singer 201-3, Singer Centennial 15-91, Tin Lizzie 26" long arm

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    Congrats on your new baby! Does she have a name yet-?
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    Hi, mine is a 58. I'm told by the previous owner, who collected these machines and is now retirering that it is fully serviced and tested. We bought it on ebay and he gave us a good 'buy it now' price.We have had really lovely contact with him so I'm sure the machine will be all he claims. I have already named her 'Daisy' silly I know, we always seem to name things we own, cars ,dish washers etc. !!!! Don't tell the family, they will think we are heading towards the funny farm.I am getting to the stage in life that some days are difficult to cope, bad spine problems with much pain, but am looking forward to owning her. She will be light for me to lift at least, although my loving spouse is so willing always to do everything possible to make life easier.Hey ,he even knows the meaning of 'fat quarters,1/4 inch seam allowances,butting seams, and so much more, love him to bits, 54 years married and still get a heart flutter when He comes home from a trip however short, Love this forum too, a wonderful outlet of ideas when people are more or less housebound. X Letty

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    qwkslver,
    Your machine is a beauty! I have 3 FWs 2 are black and one is tan.
    Sharon

    Kitsy,
    The decals that are on the featherweight pictured didn't come out until about 1954, that makes it easier to tell that its not a centennial model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol34446 View Post
    Don't know Letty, but now I have the bug and want one. Lucky you and enjoy. Post a picture when you get her. Mom had a white one, about a 1964 and I let her give it away and now could kick myself. Was told the black ones were better, but I really want a white one OR one made in 1946, year I was born. Maybe someday.
    Be careful about catching this bug, I have had it a long time and don't seem to be getting over it. I love my white FW but for some reason, I do think the black ones sew better-----could be just in my mind------and I am sewing on the 1946 FW now(the year I was born) and these 2 ole' gals are having fun!

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    I'm just calling her the little girl, she is so tiny. She was a little stiff at first but within a day no problem with that at all. I sewed the edge of a triple quilted table runner with her prior to quilting on my Sweet 16 (Basically just to see if I could) and she handled it like a champ. These little machines are awesome.

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    She's absolutely GORGEOUS!!

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    I adore your love story, Lettie! You are blessed.

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