Not so Thrifty Thursday - A new Baby...

A new Baby... sewing machine to add to my collection:

1948 Singer Featherweight

As you can see I am using a post it note for my quarter inch line until the quarter inch foot I ordered arrives in the mail! I got this little beauty at an antique store Sunday for $350, it was by far the best value featherweight I have seen considering its price and condition so I had to pounce, she is in great condition and hubby has now oiled it and gotten her sewing beautifully. I did a few dozen four patches this morning just for fun to test her out. She came with the case, attachments and manual. The machine is perfect barely a pin scratch on her but the case needs some attention, the handle needs to be replaced:

And as is common with Featherweights the case, although it is in excellent condition has a musty smell, not just old but beyond that more mildewy, so I have cleaned it inside with clorox and now I have a halogen desk lamp inside it to make it warm and dry which should help kill the bacteria from any potential mold. I also read online that black shoe polish can be used on the exterior to get it looking nicer, so I will get some whilst I am out today.

So I am having fun playing with my new toy, it is the fourth vintage machine I am adding to my collection (not including the 3 vintage toy machines I also have). Number three hasn't even arrived yet I ordered it on Ebay the day before I stumbled on this little beauty! Number 3 is also a Singer and will be revealed next week once it arrives.

Adventurous Quilter

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