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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
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Posted - Oct 14 2019 :  10:22:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well Fiddle Stix!!!,,, my Feather weight,,, is having an attitude!



I oiled it a few days ago,,, and the today I stitched up another strip quilt,,, then afterwards I took a brush to it to clear out the fibers and dust,, some how I must have done something to the bobbin housing because the bobbin case won't go back in... so I youtubed it and completely disassembled the housing, cleaned it and re assembled it,, and it still won't function,, I disassembled it again,,, 3 times!.. still not working right so I am gonna throw in the towel and take it into the repair shop... it's probably something really simple.. but.. my eyes are not that great and one of the screws is so tiny, I have to use a magnetized jewelers screwdriver..
So I will have a professional look at it,, and it wouldn't hurt to have it serviced as well.
So now I will have to use a modern sewing machine... I luv using my Feather weight for my quilts and aprons and pillowcases...
Oh well... it could be worse I guess... Fiddle Stix!

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Edited by - katmom on Oct 15 2019 6:22:03 PM

windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

2800 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2800 Posts

Posted - Oct 15 2019 :  03:04:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
oh no. I hope they can get it back to humming real soon. I have used my moms feather weight and they are a great little machine.

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Michele

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gramadinah
True Blue Farmgirl

3485 Posts

Diana
Orofino ID
USA
3485 Posts

Posted - Oct 15 2019 :  05:21:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
https://singer-featherweight.com/ This place is down here by me. But it is the only place I will trust any more.
That being said I will be in Spokane for the quilt show I can meet you and transport it down here.

Diana

Farmgirl Sister #273
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4330 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4330 Posts

Posted - Oct 15 2019 :  10:28:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hahaha, Grace!!! My Mom used to say the exact same thing when she was sewing and something frustrating happened!! I haven't heard that expression in years and it is a good one to keep in mind!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

565 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
565 Posts

Posted - Oct 15 2019 :  11:04:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grace, that happened to me once. There are particular little fiddly things to do when you put it back together. It has to go just so or it won't work. I have the book "Featherweight 221: the Perfect Portable" and the directions are on pages 113 to 115. My sister gave me my book but you can get it on Amazon. It has come in handy a few times when solving featherweight problems.

Judith

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Happiness is Homemade
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5281 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5281 Posts

Posted - Oct 15 2019 :  11:34:46 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
You MAY just be turning it incorrectly, Grace. That happened to me and with a few trial turns of the casing it went in.


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Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"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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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

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Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5281 Posts

Posted - Oct 15 2019 :  5:20:10 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I have that book, too, Grace.

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Farmgirl #1919
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Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12684 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12684 Posts

Posted - Oct 15 2019 :  6:13:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanx everyone.. I took it apart a total of 4 times.. wiggling, jiggling and moving parts around,, the Youtube was somewhat helpful.. but no matter it still won't work properly... I know my limitations,,, and would hate to replace saying "fiddle stix" with some less then lady like words...heeheehee!

Thanx Diana for the website,,, I will go check it out.
I think I will take it to 'Harold's Sew & Vac Repair' shop.. I have head good things about them, and they have been around for a very long time here in Spokane, but thank you anyway for the offer.
In the mean time I will use one of my other machines,,, it's just that my Feather weight is my happy go-to machine...oh well...


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

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12684 Posts

Posted - Oct 15 2019 :  6:18:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Diana,, the link for the feather weight you shared,, that is the one that I watched the tutorial on.. very helpful.

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3488 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3488 Posts

Posted - Oct 16 2019 :  11:56:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh bummer Grace. I'm so sorry to hear about your sewing machine. Hopefully they can get it up and running quickly so you can get back to sewing on your favorite machine in no time!

Krista
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12684 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12684 Posts

Posted - Oct 16 2019 :  4:12:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
These old Feather weight (mine is from 1952) are nearly indestructible! and so simply designed.. un like the machines made from the 1970's and newer with plastic parts that don't last...
I have a Singer 401,, and a Rocketter, that I could use,, both are a great machine.. but I would have to clear a bunch of stuff off the Console to get to the Rocketter and the 401 is packed away and I would have to dig it out... that being said,,, maybe I should for future use..
But for now,, I will bring my Feather weight in, next week to be worked on.


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

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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