Friday, October 13, 2017

New baby in the house

And isn't she pretty!!
This is my first ever featherweight machine.  I have been looking off and on for more than 6 months.  Not sure I really wanted/needed one.  Then a month ago I found a facebook group for RV quilters, so I joined.  They are a really chatty bunch of fun ladies and many of them have a featherweight in their campers so I started thinking I needed one.  So watching Ebay for them and a price I was willing to part with.  Friday night Sept 29th brought this one up for ending in a couple hours, so I diligently watched it and no one upped the bid during that time, they had previously had 13 bids.  I never buy things on Ebay so I was a bit nervous and thinking I won't get it etc.  And Bam Pow Holy Cow it's mine!!!!!!!   It came from Delaware, she runs but needs a good cleaning so I won't use her until that is done. She is pretty shiny and the decals are in good condition for her age. She is a Centennial version and born in 1950.

So not knowing anything about them-feel free to educate me please!!!  I joined a couple FB groups on Featherweights and found some good videos online for cleaning and oiling. Yes there is a book and accessories.   This one's case was not in the best condition but for me that wasn't a factor.  The bottom needs replacing and I imagine we can do that no problem. Anyway just had to share;)

It's a finished purchase so joining Sarah and Myra's Friday linky parties.

11 comments:

  1. Hi Vicki,
    WOW - a new baby! How sweet is that?!! She looks like a beauty, and will make a fabulous addition to your RV travels. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. The book Featherweight 221 - The Perfect Portable by Nancy Johnson-Srebro is the best reference you could have for your new baby! The latest version was published in 2010. You can probably buy it from Amazon.

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  3. Lucky you Vicki!! I am not sure I need one of these....but I would like to have one. If I saw just the right one at a good price I would probably get one too! Have fun!

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  4. Congratulations on your beautiful addition. I have never owned a featherweight, so I'm afraid I don't have any advice for you. I am sure you will have loads of fun using it while on the road.

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  5. I was just wondering how you were liking your new addition to your household. What a gorgeous machine! You'll have it purring in no time!

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  6. Sweet! I hope it gives you years of excellent RV stitching :)

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  7. Congratulations on your new addition! I bought one about 10 years ago and have still not used it. I had it checked out, and everything is as it should be, but I'm afraid to use it for fear I will break it. It is fun to look at, though.

    Leslie in MN

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  8. Beautiful! Kind of makes me want one. ;)

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  9. You'll love your new Featherweight. I don't use my case. I DID make some accessories to go with mine, when I got it (sewing mat, cover to protect the folding table, a bag to store it in, pin cushion thread catcher, etc). My cord doesn't like to come off the machine (it really sticks in there) so, I have a quilted bag to store the foot and cord in, to protect the machine. Hubby made me a wooden foot pedal holder, since I don't like button foot controls. Simple, and works great. http://cherylsteapots2quilting.blogspot.com/2016/01/betty-sues-new-accessories.html Oh yea, I also got mine a LED bulb, since I kept burning my hand on the old one.

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