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    Old 11-12-2011, 10:45 AM
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    Hi All! I have noticed that you all refer to the 301 as the 'big sister" to a featherweight....I have been looking for a featherweight to take with us when we are travelling and can't find a little one in good condition (that I can afford) but there is a 301 available not too far away that looks pretty good.

    ...if she is a lighter weight machine (compared to the weight of other older machines) I would probably rather have one that I can FM quilt on as well as piece.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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    I have one and it weights about 16lbs.
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    Old 11-12-2011, 03:17 PM
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    Thank you!...that is definitely lighter than my 128 which is the smallest machine I have (so far)

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    Old 11-12-2011, 07:48 PM
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    I have one that is in a suitcase and you can keep it in there when you travel. Not too terribly heavy. I paid $86 with shipping for mine. It is in real nice condition. They really work well.
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    They only weigh a few more pounds than a FW and they have a handle on top to carry them with. I think you will be very happy with a 301.....I now have 7 of them .
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    Old 11-13-2011, 08:41 PM
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    Originally Posted by JMCDA
    Hi All! I have noticed that you all refer to the 301 as the 'big sister" to a featherweight....I have been looking for a featherweight to take with us when we are travelling and can't find a little one in good condition (that I can afford) but there is a 301 available not too far away that looks pretty good.

    ...if she is a lighter weight machine (compared to the weight of other older machines) I would probably rather have one that I can FM quilt on as well as piece.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    TIA
    Joann
    You can FM quilt on it....weight 5 lbs. more the featherweight...I have featherweight & 2 301's...I find that I prefer
    the 301 for quilting....
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    Old 11-14-2011, 05:46 PM
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    I have the 301 also, actually 2 of them. Great little machine, hardy!
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