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Re: Need Featherweight Advice 18 Sep 2011 08:01 #69423

Delighted to discover that I have that low shank foot already. :D I am going to try it out as soon as I can. Thanks for the info Vicki.
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Re: Need Featherweight Advice 18 Sep 2011 07:42 #69419

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Thank you!
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Re: Need Featherweight Advice 17 Sep 2011 23:53 #69407

Just found the low shank darning foot in the clotilde catalog, item # 104487.
$9.48
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Re: Need Featherweight Advice 17 Sep 2011 23:41 #69406

Ask for a low shank darning foot to fit a singer.
Have fun!
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Re: Need Featherweight Advice 17 Sep 2011 16:46 #69403

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Where did you get your free motion foot that you use to quilt on your featherweight?
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Re: Need Featherweight Advice 17 Sep 2011 08:31 #69396

Yes, you can free motion quilt using a featherweight but you have to realize that those old motors weren't made for that purpose.
It works like a charm, but you should let your FW rest every once in awhile so the motor doesn't overheat.
And, it works well without worrying about the feed dogs being up instead of down.
I have a feed dog cover but when I do quilt using my FW I prefer not to use it.
It's easier with the feed dogs up.
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Re: Need Featherweight Advice 17 Sep 2011 05:22 #69390

Terrific restoration job. Thanks Lottie. I inherited a featherweight from my mother-in-law and it has a beautiful stitch. I believe that you can even get a free-motion foot for them now :!: :D I plan to get one someday.
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Re: Need Featherweight Advice 17 Sep 2011 03:51 #69389

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Great article, beautiful machine, and what a superb restoration job!! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Need Featherweight Advice 16 Sep 2011 21:29 #69380

E-bay has a FW for sale that sports the San Francisco badge.
It can be yours for $2,500

I did just receive an e-bay purchase that I have been wanting a long time and finally found at a (I believe) really good price.
A 222 free arm machine, and it is beautiful and makes a great stitch.
I can't wait to really sew with it.
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Re: Need Featherweight Advice 05 Sep 2011 21:35 #69039

I had too many 221's in my link! Sorry for the mix-up, I was so excited to see the machine.
The entire website contains tons of information. I keep reading it over and over. It's good stuff!
I'm preparing for a workshop on the 221 for my guild. It will be a fun day, with the history of the machine and hands-on maintenance training.
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Re: Need Featherweight Advice 05 Sep 2011 15:10 #69009

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THANKS LOTTI!! WOW! That is one gorgeous restoration!


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Re: Need Featherweight Advice 05 Sep 2011 14:54 #69005

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Re: Need Featherweight Advice 05 Sep 2011 12:42 #68996

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Vicki, can you provide a direct link? The addy you gave just takes me to a list of things for sale.


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Re: Need Featherweight Advice 05 Sep 2011 10:59 #68988

Please go to thefeatherweight221factory221.com and see the pictures of the newly refurbished Texas Centennial 221 with the beautiful RED badge.
As of today, 9/5/11 if you click on Question of the week it's the first topic.

Amazing restoration!!
Heck, I'd just love to SEE ONE!!! (grin)
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