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| Posted by April Henry

Featherweight Maintenance & Lori Holt Retreat - McCall, Idaho 2019

The Featherweight camaraderie was exhilarating with non-stop learning! Featherweight History, an all-day Featherweight Maintenance Workshop, along with day after day of one-on-one personal Featherweight assistance and exploration.... and then Lori Holt brought us all her Farm Girl Vintage treats and inspiration!


| Posted by April Henry

Blocks 27, 28 & 29 (Old Red Barn, Out to Pasture & Patchwork Pumpkin) - Farm Girl Vintage Quilt & Featherweight Shop Sew Along

Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along 2019 May 2019 was a month I have been waiting for for quite a long time - nearly 4 years to be exact. You see, it was in 2015 when the Farm Girl Vintage book first came out and when I saw all the blocks displayed in a Spokane quilt shop.  The barn block they had hanging on a cute little line was made with this darling red fabric, but sadly the shop didn't have any left.  The store clerk was so sweet, though... she went digging in the shop's scraps to give me all...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

All About That Fabric

Fabric is just SEW much fun! As much as we love to play with all of our collections, we love them in your hands, creating amazing pieces of art even more! For the week of May, 20th - May, 24th we have selected a number of fabric collections and discounted them down 35%! In addition, all shipping is free! We cannot wait to see everything you create on your Singer Featherweights with these fabric collections.   Mae Flowers Bluebirds on Roses Little Snippets Charm Packs Hi-De-Ho Guest Room Shortcake Seaside


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Mother's Day 2019

A Very Special Day For Grandmothers, Mothers & Daughters  Today is the day that we celebrate mothers, grandmothers, mothers-in-law and all those who have helped mother us!  These are the women that have nurtured us while we have grown, and taken care of all the scrapes, bruises and loved us to pieces. One day a year we dedicate our appreciation to everything these amazing women have given to help us grow into the people we are. Thank you to all you amazing women! The Featherweight Shop takes a very special interest in Mother's Day. We hear over and over again, the...


| Posted by April Henry

Blocks 24, 25 & 26 (Hen, Milking Day & Old Glory Flag) - Farm Girl Vintage Quilt & Featherweight Shop Sew Along

Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along 2019 For our geographic area, we have officially entered what many locals call the "mud season" - that time of year when the weather can't decide to pour down rain to the point of flooding or grace us with a warm sunny afternoon.  In this time of weather flip flop, and when I need a sewing break from rubber galoshes and weeding, these Farm Girl Vintage one-by-one blocks are perfect for keeping my interest and excited about the "what do I get to sew next?!"  For April we get to sew: the Hen, Milk Can...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

A Little Birdie Just Told Me...

Happy Easter from the Featherweight Shop! With the birds chirping and the flowers blooming, it is a sure sign of Easter! Springtime always gets us in the mood for sweet, sweet fabric prints and darling quilt kits, which means more cherished sewing time spent around our treasured Singer Featherweight machines. We enjoy creating quilts, crafts and clothes for those we love.  This week we have selected a few of our favorites for the Easter holiday weekend: darling fabric collections filled with vintage style florals, pastel prints, and spring-themed patterns.  We even have a brand new kit we are featuring --...


| Posted by April Henry

Blocks 21, 22, & 23 (Haystack, Teapot & Kitchen Window) - Farm Girl Vintage Quilt & Featherweight Shop Sew Along

  Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along 2019 Spring is finally arriving, and we are so excited to add three more blocks to our stack of Farm Girl Vintage creations... Can you believe it?! With 23 blocks sewn we can refer to it as a stack now! For March we have: Haystack, Kettle's On (Teapot), and Kitchen Window. Psssst! If you're just joining us and want to get in on the fun with a darling and perfect collage of farm girl fabric, then check out the Farm Girl Vintage Quilt Kit. You'll have all the lovely fabrics you need to make...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Why We Love Quilting ~ Happy National Quilting Day!

One of our favorite days of the year - a day totally dedicated to quilting and everything related to quilting. National Quilt Day came to be on June 22, 1991 in Lincoln, NE during the 22nd Annual Quilt Show. The National Quilting Alliance passed the resolution that created National Quilt Day every third Saturday of March. This has evolved into wonderful people all over the country celebrating the love of quilting on this joyous day! Stories of Love for Quilting ~ Quilting for Country ~ While researching for National Quilt day, we came across this heartwarming story of Bobbie. In...


| Posted by April Henry

Blocks 18, 19, & 20 (Furrows, Gingham & Grandma's Quilt) - Farm Girl Vintage Quilt & Featherweight Shop Sew Along

Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along 2019 This month we are sewing Blocks 18, 19 & 20 with our featured blocks for February: Furrows, Gingham & Grandma's Quilt. Wow! After this month, we will have 20 finished blocks -- isn't that exciting?! Psssst! If you're just joining us and want to get in on the fun with a darling and perfect collage of farm girl fabric, then check out the Farm Girl Vintage Quilt Kit. You'll have all the lovely fabrics you need to make this quilt from start to finish. You can get the book here, too! So, go ahead...


| Posted by Christian Henry

Featherweights Afloat Hawaii and West Coast Quilting Cruise

Join Fellow Featherweight Enthusiasts April 20th - May 3rd, 2020; The Featherweight Shop will be going on a 13-day Hawaii and West Coast Cruise!!!  We will have a one day class for Featherweight Maintenance, as well as several days and evenings for you to relax and sew with your Featherweight on board the Celebrity Eclipse.  You will see the islands of Hawaii, Maui and Oahu on our journey as well as cities on the west coast (Astoria, OR, Seattle, WA, Victoria, BC, Vancouver, BC.)  This particular cruise line and itinerary was chosen so that you would be pampered with luxury accommodations with the combination of several...


| Posted by Christian Henry

Featherweights Afloat Caribbean Cruise 2019 Recap

We had 18 suitcases to bring, including our own personal luggage.  Each bag had to be carefully packed and then weighed and items transferred, if needed, to keep under the maximum baggage weight limit.  It was definitely a process!   Last minute preparations while the guys were packing and weighing! We left with just a skiff of snow on the ground, but April was determined to not bring any winter apparel, so sandals it was as we left the snow flurries behind! Waiting to check-in! Each bag was carefully numbered and labeled and we took photos in case something got...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Featherweight Days - A Featherweight Shop Annual Event

Featherweight Shop is excited to announce the First Annual Featherweight Days Event 2/21 & 2/22. Follow along to enter to win the Grand Prize Giveaway and take part in the Site-Wide Sale!


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Love Is In The Air

Happy Valentine's Day from The Featherweight Shop Heart-Themed Patterns, Accessories & Fabric   Love is meant to be shared. What better way to show this than by spending time with those that you care about? The Featherweight Shop has put together a special collection for Valentine's Day to celebrate those special people in your life that you love. Each pattern, accessory or fabric is themed to highlight the little joys in life. Take the time to enjoy the little things, the people you care about and share what you love to do! Happy Valentine's Day from The Featherweight Shop! Shop...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Quilt Kit Spotlight: "Snow Cozy" Winter Baby Quilt Kit

Snuggle up on a cold winter night with your little one in the "Snow Cozy" quilt featuring Cozy Snowman Fabric by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs. This fabric collection features primary-color inspired fabric, ideal for the developing mind! Prefused snowflake diecuts are included in the pattern, quintessential for playful hands.


| Posted by April Henry

Blocks 15, 16 & 17 (Farmhouse, Feed & Seed and Pears) - Farm Girl Vintage Quilt & Featherweight Shop Sew Along

January 2019, Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along We are very excited to be starting 2019 with the continuation of our Featherweight Shop's Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along!  If you're just now joining us, welcome!  We began the sew along in 2018 doing one block at a time so that new quilters could learn before we picked up speed.  So, you'll have plenty of time to catch up and finish by the end of this year along with us.  Simply jump in now at Blocks 15, 16 & 17 with our featured blocks for January: Farmhouse, Feed and Seed, and Fresh...


| Posted by April Henry

Farm Girl Vintage Quilt & Featherweight Shop Sew Along - Blocks 13 & 14 (Egg Basket & Farm Fresh Flower)

Blocks 13 & 14 are our featured blocks for December - Egg Basket and Farm Fresh Flower blocks! The Farm Girl Vintage Quilt Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop continues, even in December amidst the holiday hustle and bustle.... This was indeed the Christmas season, yet a few of us Featherweight Shop diehards still got together to work on our blocks.  We waited until after our big annual sale, but we had fun discussing that when we increase to three blocks per month (starting in January), that means we are half way through with sewing our quilt top! Both Ruthie...


| Posted by Carmon Henry

A Thread Cutter That's Actually Sharp

Upon arrival of our new Featherweight Shop edition Thread Cutterz, we wanted to make this quick and easy video tutorial for you!  This tutorial will walk you through setup as well as show you how easy it is to now cut thread when piecing or sewing on your Singer Featherweight 221 or 221. We all know the vintage original Singer thread cutter and even the new replica thread cutter (both designed to wrap around the presser bar) are more for nostalgic purposes than they are for actually cutting...(we have often referred to the old ones as "thread-frayers"!)  This new Featherweight...


| Posted by April Henry

Farm Girl Vintage Quilt & Featherweight Shop Sew Along - Blocks 11 & 12 (Country Crossroads & Crops)

Block 11 & 12 are our featured blocks for November - Country Crossroads and Crops blocks!  The Farm Girl Vintage Quilt Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop continues.... After laying out all my blocks I noticed that mine are needing a bit more pops of red for balance.  Thus, I decided to incorporate some red 30s prints for the Country Crossroads block.   But, when it came to constructing my Crops block, I ended up grabbing the little white corner square pieces from the wrong pile creating some assymetrical crops. Can you see my errors?  I decided to keep them...


| Posted by Christian Henry

GIVEAWAY December 2018! Blackside, Custom-Painted Singer Featherweight

Winner was announced Thursday, December 13th, at 10:00am, PST!  *No purchase was required. This giveaway was open to the legal residents of the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and the United Kingdom; voided where prohibited by law.   Bona Fide Blackside Featherweight with vintage original blackside faceplate, blackside stitch length indicator plate, and blackside presser bar lifter Pearl White Essence with Custom Black Decals Foot controller is the early metal style; custom-painted to match machine New, replica hard-sided carrying case Vintage original box of Singer Attachments (also blackside) New, replica instruction manual Original Attachments:  Ruffler, Adjustable Hemmer, Binder,...


| Posted by April Henry

Farm Girl Vintage Quilt & Featherweight Shop Sew Along - Block 9 & 10 (Cool Threads & Corn and Tomatoes)

  Block 9 & 10 are our featured blocks this month - Cool Threads and Corn & Tomatoes!  The Farm Girl Vintage Quilt Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop continues; block 9 was a lot of fun to be creative with the thread spools!  Ruthie had the idea of using a light brown fabric print for wooden spools and I liked it so much I decided to copy her design.  Block 10 was the perfect block to add some bright red color and coordinate with the yellow, being creative with the various vintage style prints.  If you're just now joining...