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    Old 06-21-2018, 11:27 PM
    Join Date: Sep 2017
    Location: Southern California
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    I have a featherweight that I want to sell. I'm in So Cal. Pm me.
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    Old 06-22-2018, 03:10 AM
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    I adore my featherweights. I have 2. One is black 1947 I bought from eBay several years ago for 125. The other is ruby red 1941 and she was expensive but simply beautiful and has the same birth year as me. I couldn’t resist her...same birthday and my favorite color as well. I will soon take a class to learn how to maintain them. I have had the black one cleaned and it was not very expensive. They sew beautifully and I love to hear them hum.
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    Old 06-24-2018, 01:55 PM
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    I have found that where you live is a big factor. In my state you never see them for sale and when you do expect to pay $500 or more, Painting is another thing if you want to have one painted expect to pay $600 and up.
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    Old 06-25-2018, 09:38 AM
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    That is outrageous but if the market bears it. I haven't sewn with mine a while but I need to get it out. Maybe just doe some simple piecing. It is so pretty. Hate to not have it out.

    Originally Posted by Macybaby
    I saw several at the quilt show I addended last week - and was floored at what they were asking. $600- $700 or more and that was for a cleaned, serviced machine, not a repaint. You might be better to get a restored one off eBay. Especially if the vendor is not local, so you'd be in the same boat if you had problems.
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    Old 06-26-2018, 09:51 AM
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    I love the featherweights. They are such dependable machines. I learned to sew on them through 4-H and became obsessed that I must own one! I paid $250 for the first one thru a want ad. I found a white one at a garage sale for $85 that I gave to my ten year old daughter who is now 29 and since that is her only machine, its still going strong. Then the other day, I found one at a thrift store for $160 which I grabbed because I just love them. They predicted you could use it for a lifetime, give it to your daughter and then to her daughter!. That being said, if I didn't have one - I'd be still cruising for one! Finding these machines took years and luck. So if you want one and can live with the price -I'd just go for it.
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