Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Hi. I'm new to this site and just trying to figure out how to add to or make new posts. Love my little 221 but the case is horrible so I decided to recover it. Well, having a bit of a problem getting off the hinges etc. without destroying the wood. The handle seems sewn in place too, so don't want to remove it either. Has anyone done this and can give any pointers? Aside from that, I just finished my first "featherweight" quilt and love how it sews! Will try to post a pict. after getting the backing on. Now to get to reading all these great posts! So glad I found this site.
There is also a site on Facebook for Featherweight owners. You have to request to join
.https://www.facebook.com/groups/SingerFWGroup/ They have wonderful files and lots of comments as well.
Thanks for answering and I will check the sites listed. I felt bad about the first post as it was in the middle of one...I apologize...wasn't sure how to start a new one at that time. I've seen the new cases and had thought of one but I really wanted to keep the original. I'm pretty patient. I waited years before seeing a drawer front for the missing one on my treadle machine. It sounds like the covering the case would be like covering an old guitar one. I've check many of Nova's tips of the month. Will check out the youtube. Thanks again.
Like yours, my 1948 case smelled so musty. Don't laugh, but I sprayed the inside heavily with Fabreeze, set it out in the sun and then saved up all those little packets that come in products and put them in the case. So far so good. It seems those little packets suck up any moisture. Just my two cents! BTW mine is a 1948 FW 221 and I love it. Belong to a FW group here in Sun City Anthem (Henderson NV). We have so much fun making small projects, and I have made 2 quilts so far on the machine. I take it with me when traveling as it is so light and easy to carry.