My 1945 Black Featherweight

Some of you have noticed that it’s been more than a few weeks since I’ve posted anything on the blog. Thank you to everyone who reached out – it means the world to me. I appreciate everyone who takes the time to read what I write here, and to know that you miss and worry about me — someone you have never met in real life — is so very heartwarming. Thank you.

When I first began quilting I never dreamed I would own more than one sewing machine. The one I had worked perfectly for what I was doing with it, and frankly, it never crossed my mind to buy another.

Then about five years ago I was visiting my sister and we stopped in the shop of her local Janome dealer. I came home with what I called my ‘big girl’ sewing machine. You can read about LeAnn by clicking here, if you’re interested. 🙂

Janome 6500P

It wasn’t long after that I started hanging out at the local quilt shop who also happens to be our local Babylock dealer. Hmmm…..I bet you can tell where this is going…

I was doing a lot of traveling between my house and my sister’s and I wanted a machine that would travel easily. I didn’t want to lug that big, heavy Janome around so I added a small Baby Lock (Rachel) to what was now becoming a collection of machines. I’ve heard it said that three is a collection so I guess that’s what I have.

About a year later, I got bit by the embroidery bug and added a Baby Lock Accord to my growing collection. It is currently the machine I do all of my piecing on. I love the way it sews, and playing with the embroidery unit has been a lot of fun too.

Embroidered Raccoon
I had so much fun making this embroidered raccoon

I have recently added a new machine to my ever-growing collection and can’t tell you how excited I am to be the proud owner of this sweet Singer Featherweight:

My 1945 Black Featherweight
1945 Singer Featherweight

I have wanted a Featherweight for some time and one day this one walked through the doors at the quilt shop where I work. I feel like it was just meant to be! I’m a real newbie when it comes to knowing anything about these machines, but I’m willing to learn all I can. And I can’t wait to sew something with her. Here’s more pretty pics:

Look at that pretty face plate!

I added an extension table and I love how it blends with the machine perfectly. The extension table is larger than the one I have on my Baby Lock – there’s so much room for piecing on this tiny machine.

I still have to name her, but for now I’m just letting her hang out and waiting for her to talk to me. She’ll tell me her name soon, I just have to pay attention when she finally speaks. 🙂

I feel like this post is long enough so I’m going to stop talking now. I would love to hear about your machines and their names, just leave a comment below.

I feel like this is a pretty big crush for MCM this week. Now it’s time for you to share yours. What has you excited to be in your sewing space this week? You can link any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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