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Thread: New owner of Featherweight 221, 1950

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    What a little beauty. You were fortunate to find one in such good shape and at that price. Congratulations on your purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judyjudyjudy
    After 2 years of looking for and not finding a deal/steal on a Featherweight, I finally found a fair price ($249) for one at a small town sewing machine repair shop. It's serviced, has a new case, a new power cord, and accessories. I'm thrilled, and my husband has a new appreciation for the vintage machines. He actually said he will now start looking for them at garage sales. I've decided to name "her" Cindy -- she's my Singer Cindy. :) It's the perfect machine to take to my granddaughters' home! Hope I am successful in attaching three photos - sorry one is blurry. Is there a way to treat the few paint chips?
    By the time I convinced my DH this was a deal I could no longer find the listing :cry: Congrats to you (dancing small happy dance for you)

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    Hi! I purchased a FW 221-1, 1947, from the original owner. It is beautiful and works so well! I was amazed that you can purchase a walking foot for this machine. It has many feet that I thought were new on my two Berninas? I had an electronic Viking for over 25 years, which I have since given to my youngest daughter. When I inquired of Viking if a walking foot could be purchased for that model, I was advised, "no" . . . a walking foot was only available on newer models. I hope some of my granddaughters develop an interest in sewing. I would love to pass this little gem along. P.S. I got into the FW area on this board, but I'm not understanding how to post to it.

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    Beautiful machine. Go to a place that sells small bottles of car paint & get some black to take care of the chips.

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    Beautiful

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    Congratulations!

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    Welcome aboard !!!!!

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    What a great gift. You will love her to pieces.

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    paint chips? Leave them. Those are battle scars. She has earned. I love everyone on my 1917-#127 Singer treadle mahine............

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    Cindy is beautiful- great find and patience. Enjoy her when you stop doing the happy dance.

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    [ Is there a way to treat the few paint chips?[/quote]
    If you want a temporary fix, you could get a bottle of auto touch up paint, from an auto parts store, and be very careful when you use it. VENTILATION is required!

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    Beautiful!!! I'm getting mine on Wednesday - found it on Craigslist.

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    Hurray for the Craigslist find that you get tomorrow. photo please.

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    I have an older one - 1938. It most certainly is not in pristine condition but it works like a champ. It's fabulous. My go to machine. Why are you concerned about a couple of chips in the paint? Does it work well? Does it produce those awesome stitches that you were looking for? We all have a couple of chips in our paint and do the best we can. I think you should just love what you have and leave the thought of museum quality behind. Congratulations on being a member of the 221 lovers group!

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    "She's" beautiful! Congratulations :-)

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    the paint chips don't bother me --- but the peeling is a concern. i don't want the finish to peel off. i stitched with her today -- remembered how to thread the needle sideways -- and it's ready for the grandgirls to stitch a few stitches tonight. :)

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    Cindy is beautiful!!!Congratulations, I know how excited you are, welcome to the Featherweight Club!

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    She looks good enjoy. love mine

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    Every time one of you ladies get or show a Featherweight I do the Happy Dance for you,I just love them

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    Yea!

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    It is beautiful, good for you finding it. Enjoy !!!!

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    She is beautiful!

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    Is there a way to treat the few paint chips?[/quote]

    If you haven't read some of Lostn51's tutorials, it is really worth it to find them and check out all the great information in them. Here's some information about touching up black japaning using paint pens

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-46696-1.htm

    Your new machine is lovely!

    Nancy

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    Cindy is a very pretty lady. Happy stitching.

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    Cindy is beautiful!

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