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MNnancy replied on Wed, Jun 12 2013 9:52 PM

I read that you shouldn't do FMQ on a Featherweight - that it can burn out the motor.  Has anyone done it?


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Debbie replied on Wed, Jun 12 2013 9:53 PM

what year is yours, Karla?   I wanted one from my birth year, also and it seemed like '53 was not a popular year or maybe it was and that's why not many out there.

 had to really watch for it.  

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Donna B replied on Wed, Jun 12 2013 9:54 PM

MNnancy:

I read that you shouldn't do FMQ on a Featherweight - that it can burn out the motor.  Has anyone done it?

No, I haven't but I was just going to mention that I have seen lots of comments on the FW Yahoo Group advising against doing FMQ on them.

 

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Debbie replied on Wed, Jun 12 2013 9:56 PM

MNnancy:
I read that you shouldn't do FMQ on a Featherweight - that it can burn out the motor.  Has anyone done it?

MNancy - is free motion stippling the same thing?  don't want to burn out the motor, that's for sure.  nowI need to find a table or just use dining room table when I want to use Lizzie. 

OOH. can't wait to go to a retreat now!  Definitely planning on next March in Branson,

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MNnancy replied on Wed, Jun 12 2013 9:58 PM

Yes, stippling is a form of free motion quilting.  The featherweight has a tiny throat.   I'd much rather do the quilting on my standard machine.


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Debbie replied on Wed, Jun 12 2013 10:04 PM

Thanks, gals.  that is good to know.  course I haven't mastered regular quilting, stitch i the ditch, on the machine yet so FMQ is long away.  want to try some other stuff first.  got a tool for my Brother so will try my FMQing on it.  

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Debbie replied on Wed, Jun 12 2013 10:10 PM

Donna B:
There is also a Yahoo Group for Featherweight owners..."moderated" by Graham Forsdyke, renown FW expert.  It is full of excellent info and with Graham watching the posts, you can be sure if mis-information is given, it will be corrected and/or qualified by him quite rapidly.

Thanks, Donna - awaiting acceptance.  

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weezee56 replied on Wed, Jun 12 2013 10:38 PM

So happy to hear you won your featherweight on ebay. I also have a 53'. I wanted to get a 56 but couldn't afford what they wanted for it. Was looking the past few days and 2 people said they had 56's but when I looked up the serial number on the Singer site One was a 55 and the other one was a 57. Soo I didn't bid I want a true 56.

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Karla replied on Wed, Jun 12 2013 11:20 PM

Mine's a 1949 according to the official Singer site, and that is my birth year....just missed being a 1950 baby by one week....

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Donna B replied on Wed, Jun 12 2013 11:55 PM

Karla:

Mine's a 1949 according to the official Singer site, and that is my birth year....just missed being a 1950 baby by one week....

You gals are very lucky to even be able to dream of getting one made in your birth year.  I was a war baby, and there were no FW's made the year I was born...so it wasn't even a possibility.  Poor moi...  But, I am very happy with my 1948 FW - Garnet sews like a dream...

 

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I have a 1937 FW in it's original case. The case is all beat up and well used but I'd say for a 76 year old case it's not looking that bad. My internet research blames the smell on the glue and said that no amount of sun or airing will remove that old sour smell. Buying a new case seems to be the only solution but it takes away from the intrigue in my opinion!

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Marie replied on Thu, Jun 13 2013 8:04 AM

Debbie, congrats on your win, you're going to love her/Lizzie.  I love that name!

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Marie replied on Thu, Jun 13 2013 8:14 AM

Jacqueline Boswell:
I have a 1937 FW in it's original case.

Jacque, you are so lucky to have a 1937, that's the year of my birth and I would love to have one made in that year.  Anyone knowing of one please let me know.  My budget is small but I can dream.

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Michelle replied on Thu, Jun 13 2013 10:02 AM

Jacqueline,

i friended you so I can give you his information. 

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