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PENNY POSTCARD FRIDAY: Skirts on the Hillside

We would like you to meet Penny Carter, a 12-year-old little girl living in the countryside of Idaho, who writes weekly postcards to her dearest grandmother, Betty Richards, from Auburn, Washington. An old-fashioned girl at heart, Penny is learning to sew, crochet, knit, embroider, and many other needle crafts with her Mama. Her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Carter, own a small sewing machine shop, which allows Penny the privilege of playing with remnants and extra samples her Mama brings home. She also likes to bake and scrapbook and will write of these experiences to her grandma, who lives several hundred...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Featherweight in Cross Stitch - Progress & a Touch of Color

  Singer Featherweight in Cross Stitch – Progress and a Touch of Color by Kristen Clay from Verity Vintage Studio Time for a progress update on the lovely Singer Featherweight cross stitch kit! As you can see, it has started to definitely look like a sewing machine... REVIEW:  Part 2 Supplies Featherweight Cross-Stitch Kit (with 14 count Aida Cloth) -  If it is sold out, you can sign up for the in stock notification at product link, and you will be notified as soon as we have more kits available.  4-inch or 6-incch Embroidery Hoop Embroidery Scissors Hand-sewing needles in various sizes Already have the supplies...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Organizing the Home

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** We are cleaning out more areas of the home, bringing order to the disorderly. A few items came to our attention for their ingenuity! Extra cords and papers are two items that...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Tasty Grain & Dairy Free Tacos

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Today's delicious chicken taco recipe comes from Reannon Rose here at The Featherweight Shop! These tacos are the best of both worlds - dairy/grain free and great taste. Reannon is an...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Featherweight Faceplate Cover

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Today, we are looking at a pretty little Featherweight Faceplate Cover that attaches to the front of the machine. This darling project is incredibly easy to make and helps to protect your...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Penny Postcard Friday: Penny's Journal

We would like you to meet Penny Carter, a 12-year-old little girl living in the countryside of Idaho, who writes weekly postcards to her dearest grandmother, Betty Richards, from Auburn, Washington.  An old-fashioned girl at heart, Penny is learning to sew, crochet, knit, embroider, and many other needle crafts with her Mama.  Her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Carter, own a small sewing machine shop, which allows Penny the privilege of playing with remnants and extra samples her Mama brings home.  She also likes to bake and scrapbook and will write of these experiences to her grandma, who lives several hundred miles away.  Sometimes...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Sew-In Part Three: Maintenance & Flouncy Skirts

Welcome back to the Sew-In with Nathan & Sayley! These two kiddos are continuing  their adventures in sewing and creating their very first Featherweight projects! You can catch up on the previous installments here: Sew-In at Home This month, Nathan is learning about proper Featherweight maintenance and where to oil a Featherweight. Today, he was in more of a "technical" mood as compared to a "creative" mood. That is what I love so much about Featherweights. You sure can get technical with them! So Nathan and I looked up the Color Coded Oiling and Lubrication Points Chart here on The...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: May Gardening To-Do List by Region

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** May is on the edge of summer! Depending on your region, it is essential to check off the "to-do" list for the garden! Some areas are already reaching scorching temperatures, while other...


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SHOP TALK: Memorial Day Pie

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Pie! Pie! Pie! Who doesn't love pie? Growing up, blueberry was my all-time favorite pie that I could never get enough of! As you can tell from the picture below, from...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Summer Tote Bag

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! ****   Summer is right around the corner, and that means time playing in the sun, sand, and more. As we enjoy ourselves during these sunny days, accessories, such as summer tote...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Penny Postcard Friday: Fringed Basket Cloth

We would like you to meet Penny Carter, a 12-year-old little girl living in the countryside of Idaho, who writes weekly postcards to her dearest grandmother, Betty Richards, from Auburn, Washington.  An old-fashioned girl at heart, Penny is learning to sew, crochet, knit, embroider, and many other needle crafts with her Mama.  Her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Carter, own a small sewing machine shop, which allows Penny the privilege of playing with remnants and extra samples her Mama brings home.  She also likes to bake and scrapbook and will write of these experiences to her grandma, who lives several hundred miles away.  Sometimes...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Deer Proofing You Yard

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! ****     Our plants and bushes are growing beautifully in our yards after giving them tender loving care, but we are not the only ones who are noticing! The local deer...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Organizing the Kitchen

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** . Image Source: Cook Booking As we have been working our way through organization tips and tricks, we have made it to the kitchen! The kitchen has great potential for inventive ways to...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Tammy's Tuna Pasta Salad

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Tammy's Tuna Pasta Salad is just as well loved as she is here at The Featherweight Shop! This tasty bite was taught to Tammy when she was a little girl using...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: The Pixie Cup

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Today's Shop Talk is quite special to The Featherweight Shop! Not long ago, our dear Featherweight Friend Sarah, who joined us at the Missouri Star Quilt Company Featherweight Maintenance Retreat, shared...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Penny Postcard Friday: Mother's Day Card

Penny Postcard Friday We would like you to meet Penny Carter, a 12-year-old little girl living in the countryside of Idaho, who writes weekly postcards to her dearest grandmother, Betty Richards, from Auburn, Washington.  An old-fashioned girl at heart, Penny is learning to sew, crochet, knit, embroider, and many other needle crafts with her Mama.  Her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Carter, own a small sewing machine shop, which allows Penny the privilege of playing with remnants and extra samples her Mama brings home.  She also likes to bake and scrapbook and will write of these experiences to her grandma, who lives several hundred...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Building a Compost Pile

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Image Source: Pinterest "Backyard composting is the intentional and managed decomposition of organic materials for the production of compost, that magical soil enhancer that is fundamental to good gardening." ~ The...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Clever Craft Room Pegboard Organization

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Organizing a sewing room, or any room/area usually starts by being in disarray! It brings piece of mind to have a nice, neat, and tidy place for everything, especially when working on...


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SHOP TALK: Old-Fashioned Pop's Delight Popcorn

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** NOTE:  We simply could not resist the occasional pun in this post. Popcorn has become a staple food for our family.  Most weeks we will fill the bright red, 8-quart popcorn pot...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Featherweight Fireside Chat 3 - April 23rd, 2020

Welcome to the Featherweight Fireside Chat #3 hosted on April 23rd, 2020 on our Featherweight Shop Facebook page. We love to gather around the "fireside" and talk about all things Featherweight. Thank you to our Featherweight Friends who were able to join in on the fun, ask questions, and visit around our modern-era way of communicating. In case you missed it, we have included the video from our April 23rd Featherweight Fireside Chat, along with a few of the tutorials and articles that were discussed! Enjoy! Featherweight Shop Events Link Thread Jam Removal Tool Guide to Oiling Machine Featherweight Timing and How to Replace Gib Hook...