I will be sharing my Dresden Plate quilt tomorrow for Design Wall Monday. And I will pull a winner tomorrow for the Quilting Gallery Birthday Giveaway. I'm just too excited to share my news right now!
I think that trolling Craigslist for vintage sewing machines is going to become a habit for me... I have already found 2 more that are soooo ME it isn't funny! Trying to control myself a little... :)
Friday night, while I was watching Bonnie on her Quilt Cam, she was talking about CraigsList and finding great deals for the vintage sewing machines. I checked out the Cincinnati listings and found a really great listing for a Featherweight, but there was no price listed. I sent an email asking if there was a ball park range they had in mind. The pictures of the machine were fantastic and I was assuming that it would be out of my range.
I waited most of Saturday for a response and when I got one, I was shocked that there was a sale pending for under $200. I mean, all the attachments were included, the machine was in pristine condition and the case was there as well. I was put on the wait list and figured that I didn't have a chance.
Then, I got an email that the lady who was to pick it up last night didn't show and did I still want it. OF COURSE!!!
Pardon me while I show it off a little!
There is a little wear on the handle of the case, but the loops from the handle to the case's hooks are metal. I think this will hold for a while.
Serial number indicates a June 18 1948 birthday. I had to hunt for the serial number because I thought it would be on the top of the machine in plain view.
Winding a bobbin.
I finally got it to sew and with a good tension. She will take a little getting used to. And the tension is as high as it will go, but I think it should be set just a tad higher. I'm not ready to mess with that right now. I figured out how to adjust the stitch length and it will work for piecing!
The case and all the accessories.
The woman who sold it to me even pointed out that it had the original shipping packaging.
I'm hoping to start the Easy Street mystery this week and I think that it would be nice to piece that on this machine. Now, to think of a name.... Any suggestions?