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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15874 Posts

Posted - Jun 18 2022 :  5:00:52 PM  Show Profile
Ok, 'sew' I have sort of been MIA for a bit...
A lot going on here at Lazy Acres Ranch! Lol!
From grandkids, weather, work on the property and a bit of sewing catch-up.
But in between, I managed to score a 2nd Singer Featherweight sewing machine.. this one is a Centennial model!
It has the " 1851-1951 " badge on it.
It was actually came off the Assembly line,Oct 26, 1950 and was set to go to retail in January 1951, (possibly in Dec,1950 for Christmas sale)..
There are a few minor differences, but the one I noticed right up front is that the plate over the feed dog was plain, no measurements..
My other FW is a Dec, 12th, 1952 and it has the plate with the measurements.

I had several projects to work on, including a lap quilt that needs to be done by July 7th, as it is a birthday gift for my elderly neighbor.
Sew, I asked hubby to service both machines.. then I went to work!
I am sewing the quilt on the Centennial FW machine.
Ok, my break time is over, gotta get back to work,, can't have any UFOs hanging around!
Lolol!


Have a great weekend and get into some mischief, I know I will!


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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

6855 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
6855 Posts

Posted - Jun 18 2022 :  5:53:48 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Lucky lucky you, Grace. Congratulations on your new Featherweight.

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

547 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
547 Posts

Posted - Jun 18 2022 :  6:59:05 PM  Show Profile
Congratulations!!!!! What a treasure!

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

6855 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
6855 Posts

Posted - Jun 18 2022 :  7:43:11 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Where did you find your gem, Grace?

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

5442 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
5442 Posts

Posted - Jun 18 2022 :  8:19:15 PM  Show Profile
What fun! Enjoy Grace.

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February 2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple !!


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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1857 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1857 Posts

Posted - Jun 18 2022 :  10:12:38 PM  Show Profile
Congratulations Grace -- One can never have too many Featherweights.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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Dapple Grey Lady
True Blue Farmgirl

725 Posts

Betty
Goodrich Texas
USA
725 Posts

Posted - Jun 19 2022 :  09:32:59 AM  Show Profile
I love my featherweight for the consistent even stitches it makes. When I bought mine the man I bought it from just couldn't believe I was going to use it to sew with... Duh. it's a sewing machine and a workhorse at that.

~ Betty ~
Farmgirl Sister # 5589
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

5362 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
5362 Posts

Posted - Jun 20 2022 :  1:53:06 PM  Show Profile
Congratulations Grace on your new toy! It’s beautiful. Can’t wait to hear about all the mischief you get into.

Krista
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15874 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15874 Posts

Posted - Jun 21 2022 :  1:26:35 PM  Show Profile
Ok, quickie quilt is finished and tested out by the official quilt tester!



The front side is 3 different cactus prints and the back side is the 4th print. The front is cotton and the back is flannel. I washed and ironed before making the quilt.
Perfect little lap quilt for my dear elderly neighbor.(a retired Home EC teacher)..

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5790 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5790 Posts

Posted - Jun 22 2022 :  2:18:51 PM  Show Profile
Grace, I love that really neat Featherweight machine you found! Wow, how great that it is in perfect sewing shape as well. Your latest quilt is really cute. I love the fabric patches that you used too. The cactus fabrics are the neatest print and they are in fun and bright colors. I know nothing about Featherweight machines but it sounds like I should do some research and learn. I like that they are small and known for consistent even stitches.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1857 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1857 Posts

Posted - Jun 22 2022 :  3:31:20 PM  Show Profile
Winnie -- you really need a Featherweight. They are lightweight, don't take up much space,, easy to move and take with you, and make a great stitch. No fancy stuff -- just straight stitching frontwards and backwards; the kind of sewing you do 99% of the time. Plus parts are still available on the off chance it would need one.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5790 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5790 Posts

Posted - Jun 24 2022 :  4:51:05 PM  Show Profile
Thank-you Judith. I really need to look into this because they sound like such a perfect and easy machine to own. Goodness knows, I can't have anything complicated!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

8521 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8521 Posts

Posted - Jun 25 2022 :  3:11:39 PM  Show Profile
Where do you find a featherweight anyway?

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/

Edited by - levisgrammy on Jun 25 2022 3:12:11 PM
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1857 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1857 Posts

Posted - Jun 25 2022 :  5:02:54 PM  Show Profile
Ebay has lots of them but you have to be both careful and lucky. We have a dealer who shows up at craft and sewing shows; very pricy but excellent machines. Then there is featherweight.com, also excellent and pricey. My sister found hers sitting by a garbage can on pickup day. You can also look for ads in the newspaper.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15874 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15874 Posts

Posted - Jun 25 2022 :  10:11:24 PM  Show Profile
Denise,, my 1st one, I spotted it on "Mountain Swap" where we lived,, the man was clearing out his mothers home after she passed,, he advertised it as a "Old Singer Sewing Machine".. for,,, $100.. I nearly piddled my panties,, called him and shortly after I had a FW...
The one I just got, was through an on-line auction,, , hubby spotted it and told me,, I slapped a $200 bid about 2min before the auction ended and won it. We are familiar with this Auction as we have also sold stuff via them...
You just never know when one will show up..
Another popular Singer machine is the 401, 406 and the Rocketeer... which I have,, but my FW is my easy peasy go-to machine..


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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

8521 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8521 Posts

Posted - Jun 26 2022 :  04:26:07 AM  Show Profile
Thanks for the info. Will have to keep an eye out.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3512 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3512 Posts

Posted - Jun 26 2022 :  04:32:42 AM  Show Profile
oh my gosh Grace, way to go. I want to find one too. Will have to look more. Amazing that you got it that cheap too. Usually they are up towards 500. Have fun sewing.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1857 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1857 Posts

Posted - Jun 26 2022 :  2:30:09 PM  Show Profile
The Rocketeer -- the last of the great Singers. They are good machines; slant needle and many fancy stitches. I think my son is going to get mine. Hopefully it is indestructible as he is hard on sewing machines. The first time he borrowed a machine he used scotch tape for basting and got my poor 1970 Bernina all gummed up. It had to go to the shop to get it working again. The second time he borrowed a machine I gave him a hand crank, thinking if he gummed up that one I could clean it myself. He broke a gear. I don't understand how a man who can operate and fix just about almost every known machine can mess up a simple sewing machine. I have found there are a few machines most men are afraid of: vacuum cleaners, sewing machines, and washing machines.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

8521 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8521 Posts

Posted - Jun 26 2022 :  2:59:26 PM  Show Profile
My son learned to sew because his sister and I were tired of him asking us to fix something or make something. He found out a man invented the sewing machine so he was okay with learning. Pretty much taught himself. Very mechanical minded so now he sews costumes for his 501st legion friends and his LARP friends.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15874 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15874 Posts

Posted - Jun 26 2022 :  3:48:55 PM  Show Profile
Isn't it amazing how modern men are fearful of a sewing or washing machine lol!
Yet in long ago history, it was men who seemed, were Taylor's...
Maybe I should not complain, other wise my hubby might be borrowing my sewing machine ;>)



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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15874 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15874 Posts

Posted - Jun 26 2022 :  3:50:41 PM  Show Profile
Oh, and digging through the bin I found a clothes pin bag!

I am going to get a clothes hanger and put it to use!

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1857 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1857 Posts

Posted - Jun 26 2022 :  4:23:05 PM  Show Profile
Wow girl -- you scored for sure! That alone was worth the price.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15874 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15874 Posts

Posted - Jun 26 2022 :  4:49:20 PM  Show Profile
Judith, wait till I post pics of the quilts!

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15874 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15874 Posts

Posted - Jun 26 2022 :  4:59:57 PM  Show Profile
4 sweet quilts in need of finishing ..





Here are 2 of the four unfinished quilt tops.

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15874 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15874 Posts

Posted - Jun 26 2022 :  5:05:09 PM  Show Profile
And the last two quilt tops.




With these 4 quilt tops and the other 4 I found at the Thrift,, I now have 8 quilt tops to assemble!
Oh goodness, I hope these do not become UFO in my sewing room!
Lol!


>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15874 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15874 Posts

Posted - Jun 26 2022 :  5:06:28 PM  Show Profile
Oh, and in the last group of two, the binding is with the quilts.

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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