Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Thrift Shopping

Attachments for a vintage Singer sewing machine
August 2014
Singer Featherweight sewing machines are once more popular, especially with quilters because they are easy to transport to retreats. So when I spotted the little green box in a large bin at a local thrift shop, I immediately thought of Marti (The Next Fifty Years) who posted her "new" machine in January. From the photos, I knew Marti didn't have many attachments for her machine.

I recognized a few of the attachments (a ruffler, a rolled hem foot, a zipper foot, a seam gauge, a spool spindle) in the box, and the others can be identified here.

The box of attachments is on its way to Marti. I hope she has fun experimenting with them.


11 comments:

  1. I am sure she will be thrilled when they arrive...how nice you were thinking of her.

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  2. What a sweet gift! I have two vintage Singers. My uncle (mom's brother) was a Singer machine repairman for most of his life. His own collection of Singers came to me on his death. I gave one to each daughter (the oldest daughter got the treadle machine), and one to our daughter-in-law and still have two left. (You should have seen the box that shipment came in from Virginia). I keep saying I should be using them to quilt!

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  3. How nice of you to do this! She will surely be very pleased! It's fun to run into such treasures.

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  4. That is so so sweet of you to send that treasure off to somehow who will enjoy it!

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  5. How thoughtful! I'm sure she'll love it. I love it when I can find just the right thing for someone.

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  6. What a great find! How kind and thoughtful to send it on to your friend.

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  7. Awe, what a kind thing to do :)
    those Feather weight machines are getting pretty popular in my area as well.

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  8. What a wonderful surprise for Marti! Do you have a Featherweight?

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  9. What a perfect surprise for her. You never know what goodies you'll find at the thrift shop.

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  10. What a thoughtful find!! I did "whip" a seam on two pieces of black cotton for a funeral drape last month, so I can't claim I haven't touched my machine in eons anymore.

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