I saw 2 old machines for sale at a shop in Port Williams today. There was a Featherweight 221 and an electric Singer, drop in bobbin. The 221 was in good shape and $275. That seems about right. The Singer was in excellent shape and $40. That seemed to be a steal. Both came with attachments. There was a third Singer, in very sad shape, for $25. It had a shuttle but was electric and portable.

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I am currently piecing a quilt top on my Singer treadle. I love the stitch quality of these old machines. Vintage machines sound and feel so solid and hard working. If you want a great straight stitch on woven fabric, use a vintage machine. Everyone should have one and use it on a regular basis.  It would be a purchase you will never regret!

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One thought on “The Old Ways Are Sometimes Best

  1. I have that exact Singer model and use it all the time . It is 60 plus years old, a converted treddle . Do you have the shop name?

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