A Featherweight is a popular Singer sewing machine commonly used in quilting projects. The Featherweight machine is light and portable but sturdy for completing many quilting projects. The Featherweight was produced from 1933-1964 but were so popular and widely distributed that many are still available on the market and can be purchased, serviced, and used. Featherweight machines are typically used for smaller piecing projects rather than for finishing full quilts.