Sunday, 17 March 2013

Meet my Machine- Hoppety Birthday Giveaway!

***There is a linky party over at Staceys Blog, The Tilted Quilt- write about your machine so we can hear all about it!***


Did you see what I did there, incorporated the Blog Hop, My Birthday celebration (today), and the fact that there is a little giveaway happening here to help share the celebration.  Before I get any questions on whether it's a big one (the birthday), I can confirm it most definitely is not, I am celebrating my 21st and my 16th all at the same time, so yes, for those of you that can count, that means I'm a knackered youthful 37 today. 



The Tilted Quilt meet My Machine Linky Party

 Onto the Meet My Machine Blog Hoppers stuff, so here it is- don't forget to read all the way through to the end, there's a double giveaway, and links to some other fabulous blogs! :o)
Meet My Machine Blog Hop

I have 2 machines, my day to day one is a Pfaff  1548, I picked it up about 18 months ago when I wanted to try FMQ and Freehand Embroidery on my machine, and my classic machine wasn't set up for it.  It's a fab little machine with fancy stitches, the ability to drop feed dogs etc for the FMQ, and a good array of feet included.  It has 7 inches of throat space, which is ok for quilting, but maybe at some point i might want to upgrade to a bigger machine (if the budget ever allows), which might help me get over my general dislike of the actual process of quilting, but probably not!  I haven't got a name for her, which is strange for me as I've named cars in the past, but I love her all the same!
Meet My Other Machine Blog Hop
Very professional masking tape seam width indicator!
I do have another machine, and it's an ancient Singer, she might not have all of the bells and whistles of my Pfaff, but my she is a great machine, around 60 years old, a semi-industrial 201K- classic brown Bakelite, but if you need a job doing, she's your woman.  The quality output of this machine is what it's all about, she's straight stitch only, but does have reverse which helps, and has 8 inches of throat space- she was my first machine.  I only got her jusr over 2 years ago when I first started sewing "seriously", before that I borrowed my Mums old Singer.  

And I have another machine on her way to live with me.  When my grandmother passed away about 20 years ago I didn't think to ask for her machine, and my brother ended up with it, where it has sat in his house ever since, unused.  I have no idea what brand it is, or anything else about it, but i'll be picking it up in a couple of weeks (after we move), and hopefully getting it operational.  There's something that feels right about using it and maybe teaching my daughter to sew on it, I can't quite put my finger on why, but it feels like the right thing to do.
Birthday fabric, arrived early for Sunday but i love it and you can't stop me stroking it! The Village Haberdashery.
  I think it's probably best if I don't show you my sewing space right now, the shame would be too much to bear- it hasn't be tidied for about 3 weeks and looks like I've been burgled!

*****GIVEAWAY*****
There are 2 prizes:

1.  Your choice of ONE of the following 3 books.




and a second person will win:
2. A Triple Zippy Bag (yeah i know it's a pouch, i just don't like that word) stuffed with scraps.  I am half way through making it, oops- i'll add a picture once it's done!

You have two chances to win, for the first chance, tell me the machine you sew on, and your favourite feature, and for a second chance, be a follower, and tell me you are.  Competition closes on the 24th of March, at about 9am UK time.

And if you're not competitioned out yet, check out my Monthly Book Challenge- another chance to win a copy of Stitch Savvy.  

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

MONDAY, MARCH 18

TUESDAY, MARCH 19

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

FRIDAY, MARCH 22




164 comments:

  1. Happy birthday Ange!! I loved my mid-thirties. I use a Janome QXL605 after Hadley recommended it - lots of feet, quilting table, thread cutter (couldn't live without it now) and lots of stitches I rarely use :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  2. Hi, happy birthday, hope you have a lovely weekend celebrating :-) My machine is a Janome bought nearly 5 years ago as I couldn't use a walking foot on the machine my granny had passed on to me... Really I feel ready for something bigger and better, but can't justify it!

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  3. Happy birthday! I'm sewing on an old Necchi right now. A second hand find of $30 and sees like a champ... Although a tad loud ;)

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  4. ^^ SEWS like a champ!

    And I'm a follower :)

    Sheilabonnett@gmail.com

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  5. Happy Birthday lovely lady. Have a fun day. I sew on a Brother 350SE and it is quite whizzy on the techie front. Di x

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  6. Of course I follow you! Di x

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  7. Happy birthday! I sew on a Janome 6500P and I love the throat space and the number of stitches per minute, plus all the extra feet - I torture her on a regular basis and she takes it without complaint.

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  8. Happy Birthday, Angie! I have a Singer Confidence 7467 and what I like about her is the awesome stitches, as well as the thickness of layers I can sew with it. She doesn't complain when my mum's sewing machine already breaks her neck lol!
    Sad thing is that she's been off to the shop for 2 weeks now, so I am back on my mum's to get my work done. Can't wait to have her back...

    I think it's a great idea to teach your daughter on your grandma's machine. My grandma had this old machine, that was sat up on a table and only her foot constantly working the pedal made it work, no electricity. Sadly my uncle took it away when she passed away 20 years ago. I would have loved that machine now, especially since she was sewing a lot. It's like passing it down onto all the women in the family :)

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  9. I'm also one of your loyal blog stalkers ;)

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  10. Happy birthday!
    I am a follower!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. Happy birthday, happy packing, happy moving, happy machine(s)!! I sew on a Toyota. He in an old by - not sure how old but approaching 'over the hill' I'm sure. Great giveaway Ange :)

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  12. Yay I am a follower :) ....and trying hard to get my March book project done too!!

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  13. Happy birthday! I have a Pfaff, a nothing fancy €250 model that I don't remember the number of, but it gets the job done much better than the $69 Singer that I left behind me when we moved from the US to Ireland. ;) I think the favorite thing about the machine is the 1/4" foot. I know, sounds goofy, but I love it!

    Good luck with moving--I still have nightmares about the great clear outs we always did when we moved. It seems like stuff multiplies overnight.

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  14. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGE, HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!! Since a few years I sew on a Brother Innovis 350 (special quilting edition) which has a lovely large table, and has never let me down whatever I try to do to it. Fingers crossed it'll stay that way :)

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  15. Happy Birthday my ever so youthful friend. Hope the whole day is brilliant. You have seen my machine - Bernina 440QE. I am not sure what is my favourite feature but know the stitch regulator was the first attraction and after using a rather crappy machine for several years simple things like needle up or down positions just made my day.

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  16. I am an old follower. (Thought you would chuckle at the play of words.)

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  17. Good morning....I came over from Sew AT Home Mummy...nice post

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  18. Happy Birthday!
    I use a husqvarna viking - favourite feature is the automatic buttonhole!

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  19. Happy Birthday.. I use a Kenmore. I am part of the hop so you can read more on Tues!

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  20. i sew on a kenmore small maching for light piecing. When i take my mid arm apart I sew on my Juki TQ2000. That machine is awesome because it goes straight and fast. I hope to upgrade to a long arm soon so I can always sew my quilt tops on the juki.

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  21. Happy birthday! I sew on a Viking sapphire quilt which I am not very happy with and wouldn't recommend to anyone! If I could get a good deal, I would swap it tomorrow, but I guess I will soldier on.

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  22. I am a new follower and fellow stitch teaser!

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  23. I have a Pfaff 260 that belonged to my grandmother. I love the slow reaction in the peddle, I can "drive" as fast and slow as I want to... Absolute control!
    ipatchandquilt.wordpress.com

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  24. Hiccy burpday! I have a Brother NX2000 (which sounds like it ought to be some kind of rocket) and my favourite feature is its fabulous digestion system (ie, it can sew over masses of layers of fabric without choking)

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  25. Happy birthday, im an old follower of 37 for a few more months....well 2 today actually :(

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  26. I'm getting a bit of a collection, a singer treadle, a brother pq1500 for the frame, a janome mc10001 for embroidery and was my everything machine until DH treated me to an old bernina 730 record for xmas and it sews like a dream :)

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  27. My first machine was a Singer Fashion Mate 237,portable machine.It cost $70. When I decided to learn to quilt last fall, it wouldn't stitch a bit, even though it had mended some jeans a couple of weeks prior to that. So I went on a new machine hunt and ended up with a Brother cs6000i. I really like it, have not done any quilting on it yet, just piecing. Just finished my 3rd block with Sugar Block of the Month with Amy Gibson. really like the button for back stitching.

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  28. Lovely post. Love your machines. I currently own a circa 1976 Singer Genie which goes to classes, etc with me as it is light and portable and a Pfaff creative 2 with an embroidery attachment. I love the pfaff for its versatility and its wide throat so I can quilt larger quilts in it. I love the Singer for its portability but I can't lower the feed dogs to quilt. I would love to "aquire" an old Singer feather-weight and / or a mid-long arm as well. Oh, and I almost fogot, I also have my Grandmothers old Singer treadle - not sure what year, I'haven't tried sewing on it yet. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on your draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com.

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  29. First of all Happy Birthday, hope you have a wonderful day, My machine Janome DC3050 is new, got her in February, called her Dotty, I am still getting to know her so for now I will say the feature I am loving the most is the automatic needle threader, saves me getting annoyed with the needle lol, I learnt to sew on a very old Singer treadle, which was my mothers. When she retired back home to Ireland she bought a simple Singer electric, but said she missed the treadle.

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  30. I am also a happy follower.

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  32. I have 3 machines...Bernina, Janome and Featherweight. Come meet them. http://kwiltypleasures.blogspot.com/2013/03/nq-day-meet-my-machines.html

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  33. Happy birthday. I use a Kenmore machine. It is small and light and does the job well of straight stitching. It is difficult to FMQ on but I love her nonetheless. Somewhere in my future is a more sophisticated machine.

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  34. Hooray for Pfaff! I also use a Pfaff (QE 4.0)and have found it to be a great machine so far. Happy Birthday to you!

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  35. Happy Burthday you young thing, you.
    I usually sew on a Bernina 820. It's a big machine but it has a lot if bells and whistles. I'm waiting for the custom cabinet to be delivered so it will sit flat on the table. That should speed FMQ up a bit.

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  36. Happy birthday! I sew on a Singer 301. Love those vintage singer machines! She will sew through anything!

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  37. Happy Birthday! I do most of my quilting and sewing on my Bernina, the thing I love most about it is everything!!!!!! I also have a 42 year old Morse ZigZag, which was a gift from my dad for my 16th birthday. It still runs and i do use it on occasion.

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  38. Now that I know about you, I will be following you......have the best birthday ever.

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  39. Happy birthday! I learned on a basic PFAFF, and then went to a Husquvarna 875 EQ. I love the thread cutting and tying features. I still wish I had one of my mom's industrial PFAFF's sometimes though :D

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  40. I have a Pfaff Expression 2- I used to love the needle threader but I appear to have broken it. The built in walking foot is pretty nifty though. Happy birthday!

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  41. And you already know I follow you

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  42. Happy Birthday! I sew on a 1980's model Bernina 930. I think my favorite feature is that it is not computerized. Has not given me an ounce of trouble over the years. I have signed up to follow you!

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  43. Happy Birthday, girl!
    Thanks so much for participating in the hop. Your machines are beautiful - as a matter of fact, I love that Singer, it's downright sexy!!
    Can't wait to read about your granny's machine. You must be so excited to get it :)
    And a follower of course! (bloglovin')
    xo
    e
    p.s. - if you get a chance, could you link your post up at Stacey's blog? then it's a one-stop reference for everyone. :) If you're not too busy though!

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  44. I have been sewing on my anniversary gift from my husband - a Featherweight ---and my favorite feature is that he have it to me. He found it at a garage sale, and thought I needed it!!!!! Can't ask for anything better than that!

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  45. I just started to follow your blog!

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  46. I have a Bernina that is about 18 years old (I remember because I bought it when my son was a baby), a Pfaff that I bought when I lived in Germany, a Brother, a serger (Bernina?), and a Singer from the 1920's. My favorite feature of the Bernina, even though I don't use it often, is the button hole foot. You can make a bajillion buttonholes that are all exactly the same, which is divine if that's what you need. Thanks for the giveaway! And Happy Birthday!!

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  47. I sew on an old kenmore that is great but does not like more than two layers, so no machine quilting on her.

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  48. Happy birthday lovely - 37 is totally youthful! I sew on a Janome and I may not have mentioned it, but its best feature is it's 11+" ;-)

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  49. My machine I sew on is Janome DC3018--a basic machine with needle drop down feature I never had before. For now, it suits me fine. I wish I had an automatic bobbin winder because it's just a pain to stop and rewind the bobbin. I hope to get a bobbin rewinder as a separate contraption for my birthday in April. . By the way, Happy Birthday, you youngster, I'll be double your age minus 14. I follow through email pepprmntsue@hotmail.com

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  50. I sew on a Kenmore 1551 and i think my favorite feature lol is that its my moms. I havent been sewing long (AT ALL) and I dont really know what my favorite feature is yet. Its about to travel with us from the states to Japan so Im excited about this adventure. :)

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  51. oh...and I follow you on Bloglovin

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  52. I love my Bernina 135....the best feauture is she doesn't give me problems:) I get her cleaned every year and oil her regularly to keep her happy:)

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  53. Happy Birthday! I sew on a Viking Husqvarna E...something. I like that it can sew... that's probably about it, it's very temperamental so although it doesn't have a name, I do sometimes call it b***h!

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  54. I'm a follower, even though you are terrifying in person.

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  55. I love seeing people's machines! Especially when they are well used! I have some of the fancier ones but more recently got into the vintage ones- if only they could tell their story!

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  56. I sew on both a Pfaff 7570 and a Bernina B550. My favorite feature in the small increments that the needle can move to either side. I enjoy seeing the vintage machines and would love to get a Singer featherweight. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  57. I am a new follower. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  58. Happy birthday ! My main machine is a Bernina 440QE which I love but I also love my Pfaff 7550 , I have had that machine for about ten years and it has never let me down . I am a new follower. Oh my favorite feature of the Bernina would be the BSR foot.

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  59. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA BLOG LOVIN'!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  60. HI! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    MY MACHINE IS A BERNINA 210,WHICH I LIKE AND WHICH I HAVE SEWN AND QUILTED ON FOR ABOUT FIVE YEARS.PRIOR I HAD KENMORE MACHINES.I THOUGHT WHEN I WAS LEARNING TO FM QUILT THAT I SHOULD UPDATE TO A MORE EXPENSIVE BERNINA,SO AS TO HAVE THE BSR,BUT I'M LEARNING WITH THIS MACHINE JUST FINE.
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  61. I sew on a very old Frister and Rossman machine, that belonged to my Nan... it's nicotine orange, extremely temperamental, and I love her x

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  62. I have a Janome DC2011 and a 20 plus year old Singer. I like the Janome, but bored a friends older Bernina and totally hooked. :)

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  63. My favorite machine (yet) is my Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 835- it's great for all my quilting and sewing:-)
    It's so user-friendly that my 8 year old granddaughter sews on it! It can run for hours and still be happy!
    Love that pink/red/white tumbling thimble quilt on your banner!

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  64. My main machine is a (relatively) new Bernina 550QE which I chose for it's stitch regulator and great free motion quilting ability. My second in command is a Juki TL-2000 which is another amazing quilting machine with a huge throat space, completely mechanical and a tank of a machine! I also have a few vintage machines that I don't use but can't let go. An Elna Supermatic, a crazy Domestic 825-463 (http://goo.gl/9EsXr) and a couple of Singers. The least expensive was the Elna which I purchased on Ebay for $16.62 because the seller couldn't figure out how it worked! :D

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  65. Holy shit snacks, happy birthday girlfriend!! xoxo

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  66. My best machine is my Bernina QE440 . I have a Bernina over locker and a Jenome 300 E embroidery machine. Under my desk is an old brother machine which always had tension problems and my ancient singer is in the garage! Wow I knew I was lucky, writing it down reminds me how much!

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  67. My machine is a janome 5900qc and its best feature is the needle up/ down button; so much easier to use!

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  68. I am a follower, happy bitrthday!

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  69. I sew on a janome mc4800, and quilt on my apqs liberty longarm.

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  70. I sew on a White portable that I have had for 36-37 years.

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  71. I have a Janome Memeory Craft 6500. I love the fact that it tells me when my bobbin thread is getting low. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

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  72. I'm a new follower. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

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  73. I use a Viking Platinum 750 and also have two Singer featherweights. I got the Viking so that I could do more than go forward and reverse but haven't really-yet. I love that I can see the bobbin and tell when it is low.

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  74. My newest machine is a Brother SQ9050. My favourite feature is the needle down. I also recently acquired a Singer 15-110 which I just starting to use. I have a Bernina Record 730 which was wonderful but now it needs a new motor which I am on the hunt for.

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  75. I have a 70s/80s Singer Merritt (currently in the shop) which belonged to my grandmother, a 60's/70's Singer which was made/sold for Home Ec classes (which I use the most), a mini Janome for traveling, and a new Juki that I'm still learning to use!

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  76. I'm a follower (and I LOVE your Singer)! :)

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  77. I am a follower and the machine I use the most right now I inherited from my mother - a Brother Innovis 4000. I am doing a lot of machine embroidery now. I love the automatic threader, my eyes are getting older. I also have a Bernina 1230, a Kenmore from 1971 (a graduation present), and a Singer touch and go 750, and a Defiance that doesn't work - just for displayed.

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  78. I bought a Janome Memory Craft 6300 about 6 months ago. I haven't had a chance to really put her to the test with all the feet and stitches but will eventually. My favorite feature is the automatic thread cutting.

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  79. Hi you have a great blog. I stitch on a Janome Memory Craft 6500 and I love, love the the automatic thread cutter and the knee lift oh I just love it all...

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  80. I am a new follower and I think we love our parents, or grandparents machine because it is a piece of our history and to stitch on it with our daughters is like the next set of hands to touch this machine. I know how you feel....enjoy it time passes so quickly..

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  81. Happy birthday! Great to read about your machines, I dream about finding the same machine that my grandmother had when I was younger. I sew on a Janome MC 6600P.- I love it so much! It's a pleasure to sew on it, it has a large throat space which makes quilting a breeze & the acu-feed feet ( like a built-in walking foot system) is fantastic as well.

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  82. And I'm a new follower, enjoy your birthday. I look forward to reading about your grandmother's macine.

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  83. I sew on an older BabyLock Ellure. No throat space to quilt but I love the thread cutter. I didn't even know I had it for the first 5 years I had the machine. Duh me, LOL.

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  84. I'm not sewing on my new Janome Horizon 8900, but also own a 1949 Singer Featherweight.

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  85. I am now a follower of your blog

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  86. I have 2 berninas. I use one only for embroidery. I like it but I do wish it had a much bigger hoop. All. Y designs are only 5 x7,

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  87. How lovely. I sew on a Bernina 350PE. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  88. I'm a new follower. You're welcome to visit my blog too. Thanks for a lovely giveaway...Hope you had a Happy Birthday! And thank you. =)

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  89. I sew with a Babylock Grace machine. I love that it has a few specialty stitches that I can choose from when I quilt as I go on some quilts.

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  90. I just started following you. Hope you had a great birthday.

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  91. Just started following your blog. Thanks again!

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  92. Happy Belated Birthday! I sew on a Brother XR-7700 (but secretly lusting for a machine with more "quilt" room!). My favorite feature is the little buttonholer foot. :) Thanks so much for the chance to win ~ fingers crossed!

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  93. I sew on a Janome 4800...and love her! Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful Give Away! Very generous of you!
    Paulette

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  94. My machine is a Bernina 440QE. I love her! My favorite feature is the BSR, which is a stitch regulator for free motion quilting. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  95. I'm a new follower. I found you on the Meet my machine hop.

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  96. I sew on a Toyota Quiltmaster, a birthday present, some times I love her some times not. She does not like hard work but she is light to carry around. I am planning to buy a wide throat machine when on holiday later this year, probably a Janome.

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  97. I have a Janome 7700 and love her so much! The best feature? Maybe not a feature but I love how quiet she is compared to my oldies! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  98. I am a follower and have been for some time now :) Love your blog!

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  99. I have a Pfaff Quilt Expression......found on Gumtree second hand, I love the needle threader.

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  100. I love your Singer 201K - it looks quite a bit different than my Singer 201A which is a 1951 Centennial. My 201 was my first vintage Singer and I still piece quilts regularly with it, alternating with a 1950s 301A and a 1952 Featherweight. Last year my hubby got me a Janome Horizon for my birthday so I use that mostly for FMQ and stitch-in-ditch applications, though I learned FMQ on my 1942 Singer 15-91 blackside!
    Love the vintage Singers - all strong stitchers and not much to go wrong with them!

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  101. I have a Janome 4000MC which a friend gave me. I love it - the feet just snap on easily and the bobbin is top loading.

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  102. I have a basic Singer that my mom bought for me, but it has a whole bunch of different stitches that are so fun to play with.

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  103. I sew on an Elna. I like the needle up/down button.

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  104. I have a Husqvarna Designer I that I bought used about 5 years ago. My fave feature is that it embroiders as well. :) Happy Birthday!

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  105. I sew on a Bernina 440 QE and my favorite feature is the stitch regulator.

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  106. My sewing machine of choice is my Pfaff 2046 but I still keep my older Pfaff 927 threaded and ready. I love that you have that old brown Singer, the one I learned to sew with and hope to get back from my sister who doesn't use it all. My dad bought that one for my mother in 1958 and it has been a workhorse, my mom sewed a pup tent out of canvas for us when we were kids.

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  107. Nice to learn about your machines - that Singer is a real gem!! I've got a Janome 4120QDC which is sweet but not quite the work horse of the older machines. I wish I had my mum's old Brother but it's been gone for years… I wonder if it's still working out there somewhere...

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  108. I have an old and basic Janome that used to belong to my husbands grandmother, but she gave it to me last year because it was too heavy for her (she turned 98 last year). It is my first ever sewing machine and I am loving it! Favourite feature - it is fast, so much faster than hand sewing everything!

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  109. What a generous give away!!! I sew on an Elna 340- I blogged about my machine today- http://meandelna.blogspot.com/2013/03/meet-elna-and-her-crib.html . :)

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  110. I quilt on a pfaff, but I strait stitch on a Janome. I prefer the Janome lately, as its less finicky.

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  111. Oh, I'm a new follower. The Modern Designs for Classic Quilts tickles my fancy.
    happy Birthday and I hope the move goes smoothly.

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  112. I embroider on my Brother, piece on my Singer, and FMQ on my HQ. My favorite feature is the USB connection for my embroidery machine. :-)
    Sylvia

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  113. I am a new follower of yours too!

    I also linked up to Stacey's Linky Party. My post is at http://www.sylviasstitches.com/2013/03/how-i-sew-meet-my-machines.html
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Sylvia

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  114. My mother gave me my Grandmother's Sears Kenmore machine after watching me struggle with a cheap machine. What a solid working machine. In addition I have a Singer Confidence and I love the ease with which to change stitch types. I am a new follower of your blog.

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  115. I sew on an oldish singer. I got it for my college graduation. I guess my favorite feature is that it's pretty reliable...although, I've known no other.

    sntbosch(at)me(dot)com

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  116. Happy birthday! I came across your blog on this meet my machine blog hop and I'm glad I popped in. I have a Janome 2212, pretty basic but I love it. My favorite feature is that it's so simple to use, even a beginner like me had no problems working it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  117. Happy Birthday! Your machines look lovely. I still have my grandmothers hand turn Singer 99k but I don't use it - I need to give her a good service as she skips stitches like mad. I also find it hard to turn the handle and steer my fabric. I did get a new machine about 18 months ago - it's a Silver 20HD. It's got a lovely big throat space, but what I really really love is the needle up/down button! (The knee lift is pretty good too).

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  118. oops, I forgot my email: vjwildman at yahoo com

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  119. Hi, when I got my machine I didn't know I was destined for quilting so it is a Toyota! She serves me well for piecing and straight line quilting but I don't know what it is to have 'features' - cue violins! Lovely post and thanks for the giveaway too, I hope you had a lovely birthday :o)

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  120. I like my Viking Interlude 445 because the needle is adjustable.

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  121. I love my Husqvarna Lily 540. She is great for free motion, better than my mum's designer 1. I love the Classic Quilting book!
    Barb@Witsend

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  122. I have a new Brother machine that I am just getting aquainted with but the top loading bobbin is so useful, no more running out in the middle of something.

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  123. I sew on a Juki Exceed and I am in love with it! It is solid, very quiet and does everything I expect of it. Its a great machine!

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  124. I sew on a Brother XL-3750. It's a very basic machine and it came with an FMQ foot and walking foot, so that sold me. It was in my price range (cheap) too! I love it, though if I was looking again, I'd probably go for something with more throat space.

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  125. You know me, I'm a follower : )

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  126. I have a Janome Horizon 7700. I got it just over a year ago and I love it. It's hard to say one thing I love about it because I love it all LOL. I'd have to say the overall ease of use.

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  127. I am now a new follower. I look forward to reading your blog.

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  128. I sew on a Singer but I really want a Bernina so I can have a stitch regulator!

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  129. Really excited to now be following this blog!

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  130. I like to piece my quilts on a hand crank sewing machine! It is very therapeutic, it sews a perfect stitch, does not "eat" my material like my "new" machine does, therefore is not stressful! I love my hand cranks!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  131. Happy Belated Birthday!!! I sew on a Janome that my mum gave me, it's quite basic but I love it because it sews (is that a feature?!)

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  132. I am a follower - and I love that you don't have word verification on ;)

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  133. Happy Birthday! I sew on a Bernina 440QE. Needle down is my favorite feature.

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  134. I sew on a Pfaff and love the automatic presser foot lift when I stop sewing

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  135. Happy belated birthday!! Hope you had a great day!
    I sew on a John Lewis (made by Janome) basic machine that is rubbish!! It's only good thing about it is that it can't repeat my bad language when I'm sewing on it!!!
    But I am saving my pennies for a Pfaff!

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  136. Happy Birthday! I have a 30 year old Bernina 801 and a Bernina 440QEE. I love the "needle down" feature of my newer machine but love the solid build (all metal, even the case) of my original Bernina.

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  137. ******THE COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED******

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  138. What a fun post Ange! I love your vintage machine!

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