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Thread: Introducing Billy Jo!

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    Introducing Billy Jo!

    Named after our very own Billy, this is my new 1957 FW and gorgeous table. It doesn't look as though it's ever been used. The machine has several sets of scratches that look like needles, but the machine doesn't seem to have gotten a lot of use. There was a long piece of thread stuck in the bobbin mechanism, so I think someone just gave up and put it away.

    Now I'm having a hard time deciding which to keep, Billy Jo or Bitsy, my 1947 FW. She's much prettier, but she's got lots more wear, and her box stinks. But oh is she pretty, and she's my first. But I don't have room for two.
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    Shoot, I would find room=====by the way, I have 8 FW's----and they take turns being used.......

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    Lovely FW....I would keep two, also...they're small!! :-)

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    Oh, they need to stay together - can't have too many FW's !

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    How can you Not have room for something So very small? I have 2, I sure could MAKE room for 1 more. LOL

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    Oh I would make room,I have 4 right now,3 black and 1 white.I had 4 blacks but sold 1 to my DD #2 for her Daughter.

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    Oh heck, cut another hole in that fancy featherweight table and set that other one in there and invite a friend over for tea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnnMc View Post
    Named after our very own Billy, this is my new 1957 FW and gorgeous table. It doesn't look as though it's ever been used. The machine has several sets of scratches that look like needles, but the machine doesn't seem to have gotten a lot of use. There was a long piece of thread stuck in the bobbin mechanism, so I think someone just gave up and put it away.

    Now I'm having a hard time deciding which to keep, Billy Jo or Bitsy, my 1947 FW. She's much prettier, but she's got lots more wear, and her box stinks. But oh is she pretty, and she's my first. But I don't have room for two.
    I just wished I had one, lol...I would keep both of them. I agree with tenngal, you can't have too many. They are small.
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    i agree, keep both.

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    I like that "Have two, they're small" advice. ;0)
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    Heck yeah! I have 5 and hide them behind the guest room bed. I use them all for workshops; just alternate which one I'm taking when.
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    Heck! you have to make room for this beauty!! I have five machines and just received a freebee and don't know where I will put it, but will find a place. Poor baby was in a give-away shop and a friend saw it and took it home to me. It needs some serious cleaning, but everything seems to move freely so it will live here!!!!
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    Hope you can find room to keep 2. They are so nice and something a lot of quilters wish they had.

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    How cute! And lovely cabinet. Billy Jo to set up at home & Bitsy to take with ya!
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    I'd keep them both! I have 4 Featherweights.

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    I have 2 FW's, I'm looking to purchase one more, you see I have three granddaughters the are 2 years old, they were all born within 6 weeks of each other, I say that I need three FW'S to teach them to sew on someday, or anyway that's my excuse, you need to keep them both, just say that the are a future investment if you need to justify keeping them both
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