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Thread: I couldn't resist..not that I really tried...

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    I couldn't resist..not that I really tried...

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    I got this pretty today for under $200!! It has the original case that isn't in bad shape at all and all the other accessories are there too, except for the manual, but I ordered Dave McCallum's book so that should be ok too. It doesn't have a bobbin case but I have an original one from a 301 that got run over by a car and it should work..so excited I can't believe I finally have a featherweight and she looks so good even before her trip to the spa. Can't wipe the stupid grin off my face...lol

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    Woohoo! I'm so happy for you. If this is your first FW, you're gonna love it! I love both of mine
    Patrice S

    Bernina Artista 180, Singer 301a, Featherweight Centennial, Rocketeer, Juki 2200 QVP Mini, White 1964 Featherweight

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    ​She’s a beauty!

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    I've never used one but heard such great things I couldn't pass it up...I just can't wait to get my hands on her...working on names now..lol

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    You are about to fall in love. I have 2 and I adore them.
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    You are about to be hooked in the heart by this little beauty. I'm fortunate to have inherited both my mom's and my mil's plus gifted a third by a dear friend.

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    How lovely.

    I was given a featherweight in 1962 for passing the 11+ exam. It was replaced by other machines as time went by and having retired I have now treated myself to another. I just love it and the memories it brings.

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    There has to be a story aobut running over a 301 in a car. That had to be nosiy.
    "Sacrifices must be made." Otto Lilienthal

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    I know being from Wisconsin that it is highly likely that alcohol would be involved but not this time...I came back from a class with a friend, I set the machine down on the ground and grabbed the rest of my stuff and she must have thought I had everything... I heard the trunk slam and before I could back outside she ran over my 301... It was really noisy and she felt really bad, it also flattened her tire... There was no saving the machine, but I did grab the parts that I could and saved them.... it worked out since the featherweight went cheaper because of it and I had the part I needed and I learned to always take my machine in the house first...

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    I love mine. It was my moms and I wouldn't trade it for anything.

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    Owie. Happy she became a donor.
    "Sacrifices must be made." Otto Lilienthal

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    You have a lovely new friend. Only thing to remember is to thread the needle from left to right. Usually they are very fussy when you don't do it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra in Minnesota View Post
    You have a lovely new friend. Only thing to remember is to thread the needle from left to right. Usually they are very fussy when you don't do it right.
    Have I been wrong for the last 50 odd years? I know that bad habit can become routine (I had somehow started to thread the bobbin winder on my Janome in the wrong direction).

    I have had a quick look on the singer-featherweight website and they are threading from right to left, 'inside out', so I am wondering why you say left to right. Are there different models?

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    LOL... I never thought of the 301 as an organ donor...

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    Yes, thread from right to left. Enjoy her.

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