I finally got around to trying to use my 1929 Singer 66 Featherweight sewing machine. I had bought it at an estate sale a couple of months ago and then never touched it until today! After a few test stitches and some adjustment of the tension I was ready to go!
I was able to get it threaded without issue and the bobbin went right in without issue also. I had a set of 24 Heartstrings blocks that needed to be sewn together so decided they would be the first project on that machine.
Here is a picture of my sewing work
I got the whole top sewn together and then decided that I would machine quilt it myself. Bad decision. I guess my layering and pinning must not have been too good. I stitched in the ditch on the horizontal lines and it was okay. However when I started the vertical lines I got all sorts of bunching!!
So I am now in the process of pulling out all of the machine quilting. Think I will just tie it and bind it and then send into the Heartstrings Quilt Project Group.
So glad I finally used the Featherweight. It was fun but I do probably need to get it cleaned up a little.
Does anyone know a good sewing machine person for Featherweights?