I found them at estate sales in the Roanoke, VA area. About $150 is an average price around here.
No it was definitely an Elgin treadle sewing machine. I would have recognized Elna though I don't think I have ever heard of them making treadles.
Nana I just posted my quilt and was wondering what you thought of your new machine it was a pfaff right?
Quilting My Rainbow
I am loving my new Pfaff. I love all the features such as needle down and hover for the presser foot. It sews like a dream. It is also neat to have the alarm on the bobbin. I haven't sewn a mile without bobbin thread since getting her....LOL> I tried the embroidery function this weekend. It is much easier to use than either the Brother I had first or the Bernina that I still have. There is still lots of things that I don't know how to use yet but I will figure them out eventually.
I'm VERY happy to report that I've traded in my Bernette 20 for a Bernina 550!! I can't wait to try the BSR!!!
Good for you.....I too have a new Bernina 710 model with the 80% more bobbin......I LOVE IT.....
Donna & Marie I wonder if a drop of vanilla flavoring would work on the felt pad. I'm not familiar with the featherweight machines or cases so don't know. I know someone told me to add vanilla to paint and it would kill the paint Oder.
Which feather weight is the best. I am going to start looking. Everyone seems to love them. I just need a little help. Thanks Pat
Pat From Canada
All the featherweights are the same just different years. I look to make sure the paint is in good condition, the cord on the foot pedal is in good condition, and if possible I like to see the bobbin case area and the bottom to make sure they are in good condition and no signs of rust. The mechanics of the machine are very basic and there is very little that can go wrong.
Diana and Nana,
hopefully this summer I'll have my grandmother's treadle. It's in my room at hope. I'm going to try to ship it here.
gloria g. Walls:I'm new to this forum, but I too have a beautiful red featherweight. I too wanted my birth year. I got this one...... http://www.deskdave.com/Cornucopia.htm Candy Apple Red....... it is beautiful, cause I'm kinda a strawberry girl and it works like a charm. I will have it till the end.......
thanks for the link. I've wanted a blue featherweight for a long time. These are out of my range for now but I've bookmarked the page.
Nana even though i've bonded with my new janome you mentioned bobbin alarm i have one but my problem is i can't even hear it when it goes off so i've been sewing that extra mile anyway, but i really want to get a new pfaff if for nothing else the embroidery. just don't know if i'd use it all the time being more into quilting but i guess it would be nice to have it available.
That will be awesome. When do you leave on your trip home?
On the new Pfaff's you can leave the embroidery module attached to the machine all the time and still be able to do regular sewing. It makes it more conducive to use the embroidery for smaller projects like quilt label and other little things. I have been very pleased with the Creative Performance model.
Thanks Nana. I was wondering about the different years. I guess I will check out ebay and see what ican find. Thanks so much. Pat