I've been away from this group for a while. I'd like to say I've been
too busy quilting, but that's only been a small part of it. My computer
keeps going on the blink, and my son just started college, so while the
computer is working and I'm moping around, I've got a question for you
all about buying a Featherweight.
Is there a difference whether to look for one of the older ones or does
the year not matter? There is one in a local vintage shop that has an
AG serial number indicating it is from 1946 or prior. It runs well and
is in relatively good cosmetic shape, but the box and handle are
somewhat damaged. I like the look of the scroll plate, but what I
really want is one that not only looks great but sews great. This one
is very quiet. The foot pedal looks a little worn. They want $319 for
it. I've looked on E-bay too. I'm a little wary of buying one sight
unseen. Since this is the first one I've seen, how do I figure out
which one is the right one for me? I need this like I need a hole in
the head, but what the heck!
It's great to be back here.
Susie in Austin, Texas
- posted 15 years ago