NEWS

Tips, tricks, new products, and insights. That is what you will find here plus news and events where you can find us. 

Free-Motion Quilting on a Singer Featherweight 221

In this video, Darlene shows how you can free-motion quilt on your SInger Featherweight 221 sewing machine. With a couple of accessories and a few small adjustments, you will be free-motion quilting in no time on your Featherweight. Darlene also...

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Speaking Engagement Announcement

ello FeatherFans (I'm trying it out, we need a fan name...)!  We are excited to announce that Featherweight Doctor will be visiting Nimble Thimbles, a quilt guild in Chandler, AZ on April, 17, 2018.  We will bring some of our personal collection of machines as well...

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Working with Good Materials

s a long-arm quilter, working with good materials makes any job easier.  From good quality fabric to high-end battings, working with excellent raw materials makes even the hardest projects fun.  I believe the same holds true for sewing on reliable equipment.  If...

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Portability is Priceless

A s a machine quilting educator, I have taught hundreds of classes over the years.  As classes get underway, there is a procession of wheel luggage style suitcases with massive, heavy machines.  That is exhausting to simply get to class, never mind learn from your...

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I’m learning how to machine quilt!

Hey Featherweight Friends!  It's Rea, the Design Assistant, aka Queen of Fun!  My mom Darlene, the best quilter in the world, has been teaching me to stitch on my favorite "mint" Featherweight.  Right now, she is teaching me to work with the walking foot for good...

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Simple Machines are Best!

I have been a machine quilting educator for about 10 years. Sewing Machines have made miraculous advances in technology. You can now purchase machines with hundreds of pre-programmed stitches, some of them even have built-in tensioning, and stitch regulators for...

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Trunk Show Success

O ur second Trunk Show is in the books folks.  We met some great people including some of our Instagram Followers.  The new mid-century color palette was well received. Our focus is now shifted towards building our online inventory and getting machines ready for our...

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Design Assistant’s Inspiration

ello I am Reagan the Design Assistant, daughter of Andy and Darlene.  The 1950’s era is a time period that I enjoy.  I love everything about it from the clothing styles like the housewife dresses to the two-tone 1950 Chevys.  This was my inspiration behind the new...

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Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a great holiday season with friends and family. Here at our home, we used some of the time to create and launch our new website with all things Featherweight! The site, www.featherweightdoctor.com, has tons of content, pictures of lovely...

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We have an Attitude of Gratitude

H ey Featherweight Fans!  We have been trucking along here at lightning speed.  We are very encouraged by the welcoming response here in the cyber community.  After only a few weeks of social media presence, we already have almost 1000 followers on Instagram and...

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Local Events

Featherweight Doctor has scheduled our first of many maintenance classes or Featherweight “Spa Day” at Modern Quilting in Phoenix/Scottsdale.  Upcoming dates are Friday, January 12 and Friday, March 2 from 10:00 am-4:30 pm.  You can learn how to clean, oil, grease...

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Regional Quilt Show Announcement

F eatherweight Doctor has purchased a vendor space at the AZ Quilters Guild Quilt Show in Mesa, AZ March 22-24, 2018.   We are hoping to have over 20 machines available for sale as well as parts and accessories for your Featherweights.  The Featherweights for purchase...

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