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Singer Featherweight Sewing Machines for Sale ~

My husband and I have been married almost 19 years, and he has always taken great joy in pleasing me by buying things he knows I would like and have interest in. He knows my passion is quilting, so he has taken it upon himself to often look for antique sewing machines, not only for me, but I think he enjoys cleaning them up and renewing them as well. After all, he is head mechanic at a local rental store and has fixed things his entire life.

I’m finding that we’re running out of room and beginning to get closed in with sewing machines. I have two or three in the garage, plus a couple of sewing machine cabinets. I have two cabinets and three or four machines in the house. I only need ONE to sew with. The others are taking up space and collecting dust, making me feel guilty for not using them. I have two Singer Featherweight 221 sewing machines that are currently for sale. One belonged to my mother-in-law, and the other my hubby brought home recently before asking me if he could purchase it. I’m putting them both up for sale.

The newer one is a 1953 Singer Featherweight 221. Serial # is AL 406433 and it is American made in Elizabethport, New Jersey. It’s a beautiful machine and in immaculate condition. Although I don’t have video of it, it does sew.
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The second Singer Featherweight is from 1938, Serial # AF755264. Also a beautiful machine. I have some photos for you. I also have a video, but cannot upload it to WordPress without upgrading my domain. The video does, indeed, show the beautiful 1938 Featherweight sewing.

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Both Machines are selling for $350 each, plus $50 for shipping to anywhere in the continental US, Alaska or Hawaii would cost more. Currently there are eight people from Facebook who have made known to me their interest in purchasing at least the 1938 machine. I am asking each, in order, if they would like to purchase. Both machines are located in Jordan, New York (near Syracuse), and will be shipped with the utmost care ~ hubby is also a shipping manager at his place of employment. He is very conscientious, thorough, and careful. If you are still interested after seeing this post, please leave me a comment below.

Thanks for taking a look ~ Blessings. Tamara

Quilting ~ How Much is Too Much?

Have I mentioned that my mother-in-law, now retired, is/was a professional (exceptional) quilter?  She taught me everything I know, even though we live an entire state away from where she lives in Pennsylvania.  During our visits to PA, I have always been envious of her ample “stash” of quilting things.  Her sewing room contained everything any quilter could ever want or need.  I think she was a secret quilt “hoarder”!

Now that she’s retired, she has no need for any of those gadgets, fabrics, tables, sergers, sewing machines and batting.  I, apparently, was in line to inherit all (or most) of these wonderful items.  My sister-in-law is also a sewer, but not a quilter, but she had use for several of the items to be given away.  

So Al and I took our pickup truck to PA over this past weekend in an effort to “clean up/clean out” Mom’s sewing room.  What a task!  I did most of the organizing and packing things to be put on our truck.  The room, about 12 x 12′, was completely inundated with STUFF!  There was a small path through which we could walk to get into the middle of the room.  That’s where I put my office chair, in the middle of the room, so I could go around the room working on a little at a time, tossing some stuff and packing others.  After 5 hours of working, I was done, and had everything organized and ready to go on the truck.  My poor husband had the task of carting everything from the sewing room down two flights of stairs and out to the driveway… we should’ve had a hand cart, but didn’t.  I don’t think even he thought it was going to be so much!  In the end, we did fill the entire bed of the pickup, AND we didn’t get any of the bins of fabric and batting from the entire closet filled floor to ceiling!  That’s for another day and a bigger truck.

After we got home, Al unloaded the truck into our livingroom and I began to take an inventory of what I have and ponder about where I’m going to put it all!  My sewing room is smaller than hers, and my closet half the size.  What was I thinking?!  Where on earth am I going to put approximately 150 spools of thread?!  I brought home two more sewing machines:  a Bernina 1530 (workhorse, worth its weight in gold) and a Singer Featherweight (antique, gorgeous!), as well as a Baby Lock Serger that I have no clue how to use and may well never learn.  Bins of fabric, baskets of batting, needles, several green quilter’s cutting mats of varying sizes, rulers of different sizes and shapes, a light box, a large box of older Quilter’s magazines and books that never go out of style, rick rack, knick knacks, rotary cutters … the list goes on.  The supplies are way more than I could ever hope to consume in the balance of my lifetime.  Is it too much?

Quilt supplies 2

Quilt supplies 1

Quilt supplies 3


I’ve since come to the conclusion that the question was a silly one!  I belong to a very active quilt guild in my area, and it’s always nice to share!  Varigated metallic thread anyone?

Until next time, TTFN ~ Tamara