Dating antique quilts
I have not doubt his story was true, but I've never been able to confirm it.
Since the feed dogs cannot be lowered, it is necessary to cover them up with plastic or cardboard in order to machine quilt.Since the machines are not labeled "Featherweight" they are often advertised for sale as "old Singer" or "antique Singer" machines and some detective work is necessary to sort the Featherweights from the other antique machines being sold.The light weight and the fold-up platform are two indicators.One variant is a model made for a short period in which the bed is detachable to allow "free-arm" sewing of cuffs and darning.The Featherweight is an excellent machine for piecing, but it is not recommended that machine quilting be done on it due to the possibility of burning out the motor.The best instructions on how to use these attachments are in the Singer manual.
Featherweight users also report that they have successfully used the "Little Foot" on their machines, as well as some brands of walking feet. A list of some Singer attachments and their part numbers is at the end of this file.
He lost the case but said it was the same case as the commercial model without the leather covering.
It was Army green with the appropriate military issue numbers stenciled on the box.
In Great Britain a white Featherweight was sold, which was made in Scotland.
Some "mint green" machines are also rumored to have been made, but opinions vary over whether this was really a green machine or merely a white one with a green tinge to the paint.
We share our reference material free of charge and work hard to make it accurate, but as with any research, mistakes can be made. Becken Catalogue, 1902 Daniel Low Catalogue, 1906 Baird North Company 1913 Daniel Low & Co. Bonn Jewelry, 1927 May & Malone, 1930 ST&W Company, 1930 Denver Jeweler's Buying Guide 1932 Benjamin Allen & Co.