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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

falling in

I've recently made my baby girl a winter coat for church. Silly, eh, to make a coat specifically for Sunday.  We go to church twice on a Sunday and since we were kids, we always had a neat coat for church.  And I suppose I just can't shake the habit.  I have a 'neat' coat, and so does my husband.  Just fitting the baby had to have one too ;)

The pattern is from the 6/2012 issue of Ottobre.  I made a size 80 (the size K wears now) and it's a bit big. 


I'm particularly impressed that I remembered to add satin in the sleeves so her clothes don't ride up to her armpits. It wasn't in the pattern, and that is the only change I made besides leaving off the ribbon at the waist.


I didn't have any velvet ribbon to put at the waist and now I regret finishing it off before ordering ribbon (aka waiting two weeks for velvet ribbon from the States).  Oh well, it's still so cute on her since K has such chubby cheeks and the coat is a little bubble.

I've also decided to participate in the Feathers QAL over at The ADD Crafter.  This quilt will be for our bed!  I had started one for our bed before, but my husband thought there was too much pink.  What!?  Not manly enough?!  
Anyway, so this quilt will be jewel tone scrappy with black Andover Chambray for the background.  Now I just have to decide what range of colours to include.  

The top row is all the bits minus orange, the second row has some orange pieces included, and the bottom is basically the top pared down.  I think either the top or middle one appeals most to me.  Then the quesiton is how to put them together!  Just pick totally random, or make some order out of it.  Put like colours together, or just mix them all up.  Planning always takes me forever.

Last, and if you've come this far, it's Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day {Week} hosted by Sew Mama Sew.  Last year I didn't participate, and this year I waffled, thus the late jumping in on the game.  I'm always wondering who comes by to enter giveaways - just people looking for freebies and they enter every giveaway they find, or people who really read blogs and enter only ones that they would find useful for themselves.  
I think I fall in the second group.  I am a blog reader when I have time, but I'm not much of a commenter.  I'm the silent stalker.  I also don't enter every giveaway open, but enter only ones that would be useful to me or someone I know.  

In any case, enough yapping, you want to know what I'm giving away!  I have two prizes, and I'm following Kristel's idea of giving one out randomly and one out to a specifically international/Canadian entrant.  

Here are the two prizes:

1. A pack of 42 5"charms chosen from my stash - they may or may not include these.

2. a 6" charm pack of Essentials 

To enter leave a comment telling me what kind of sewing machine you have.  I recently bought a Janome 2030QDC second hand.  The lady I bought it from only used it for the class and to make one shirt, so really, it was new.  Before that I had a Brother I had bought from Walmart - yeah, classy.  The only thing that machine lacked was throat space.
What do you sew on?

{Please also let me know if you are a US entrant or international/Canadian.} 

Giveaway ends Dec. 13 8pm MST. 
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Winner will be announced as soon as Little D is in bed :) 

Winners have been contacted and have responded, so now I'm announcing them.
#52 Kellie Marie
#114 DeborahGun

197 comments:

  1. Hi. I have a Janome QC6125 I bought a number of years ago when my daughter was in a week long sewing camp and you could buy the machine your child used at a discount. It had been put out new that week. It a much better performer than the Singers I had previously.

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  2. I have a Singer Confidence Quilter. I was sewing on my mom's Singer which was from the 1980's and it was great, but I wanted something with more features. I'm at the point where I probably should have a better machine, but I can't justify the cost of a Janome or Bernina since I've been able to do everything I want on my Singer without any problems. I think I'm lucky because I've heard that people have not had good luck with new Singers.

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  3. I have a Janome Sewist 500. It is my first sewing machine and so far I've been quite pleased! :)

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  4. I sew on an old Kenmore. I've had it since college and it still works great. Thanks!

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  5. I have a Janome XL601 and I love it, my parents bought it for me about 3 months ago after my 3 year old Brother CS8080 gave up and wasn't worth fixing (I had tried to get it fixed twice but when it came back "working" it still had all the same problems and even a new one!) - I hadn't really used it much either. I am much happier with the Janome, everything that I didn't like about the Brother is different on it and I have used it more allready.

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  6. I sew on the Bernina that my hubby bought me 10 years ago. I do love it. Thanks!

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  7. A Singer 301! I bought it at a yard sale and love it dearly!
    Marysville, WA

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  8. Currently I am sewing on a Singer from Walmart! I was gifted several vintage sewing machines and once I get them restored I will be happily sewing with them...2 are vintage singer, one a treadle, and one was made by a company that now makes Toyota trucks!

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  9. I have a singer from Joann's- I don't love it!
    -Julie in the US
    Intrepidtwins at gmai

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  10. I'm a proud owner of the Janome Horizon. So far, so good. I'm from Argentina and thanks for the chance! x

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  11. I Have a Typical, best wishes from Argentina ♥

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  12. I have a Janome 1600 and a Bernina 135s. I am spoiled! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. I have a Brother PC-420 PRW. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  14. I have a crappy Kenmore, but maybe I shouldn't call it crappy because it just keeps on chugging no matter what. I often think about buying myself a new one, but... it just keeps working, so how can I justify adding more stuff to my life, when the stuff I've got is serviceable?

    Anyway, as you know, I'm from Canada :D I enter giveaways like you too - only things that look like they'd really be useful to me. And I keep a link for all the blogs where I enter, and then go back and read them after all the madness is over.

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  15. I have several second hand machines, a brother ls2020, it has started to act funny (husband is looking into servicing this one) I have an old Janome that is a trooper and my husband is an expert at fixing the timing for me after much paper piecing and an old kenmore that I cannot figure out the tension on. one day I will get myself a new machine but there is always so much fabric to buy :)

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  16. I sew on a Bernina 170 it is 14 years old and keeps going.

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  17. I have a 28-year-old Kenmore. I'm thinking it's time to upgrade. :-) (I'm in the U.S.)

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  18. I have a Singer Stylist that I got a couple years ago for Christmas. My parents never thought I would become a quilter =)

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  19. I am quite attached to my Janome Jem 2. But at the sewing studio, I get to play with very nice Berninas! Thanks for the giveaway and greetings from Portland, Oregon, USA! artseedz (at) gmail (dot) com

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  20. I have a Babylock that I got about 5 or 6 years ago. We get along great! :)

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  21. I have a Janome 7700. I have sew much fun quilting with it.
    thanks for the giveaway from snowy NH

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  22. I have a Brother that I bought off Amazon for around $100 - certainly not my dream machine, but it sews a straight line and has a walking foot! someday I'd like a machine with more throat space and better tension so I can free motion quilt, but I'm pretty impressed with what my little guy can accomplish!

    I'm in Chicago, IL :)

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  23. I have a Singer Stylist in a cabinet that is at least 40 years old! I hope it never dies.

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  24. I have emerald 116 viking. I love my machine I just need to upgrade one of these days.
    red_murray2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. I am like you - I only enter giveaways that I think would be useful, and lately, I don't enter any at all (too much stuff, not enough time to get it all done!), but SMS sucked me in. :)

    I have a Juki Exceed and I love it more than I can possibly express here. Seriously, if it were cuddly, it would be next to me like a child's favorite doll at bedtime. Alas, while she is exceedingly beautiful and does a wonderful job for me, it would definitely be an awkward experience if I took her to bed with me. Besides, my husband might get jealous.

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  26. I just bought a Pfaff Ambition 1.0 :) and I am in Ottawa :)

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  27. Love the church coat, Deanna! I've made a few of them too.

    I live in Chilliwack, BC, as you know and I have a Janome 6609 and I love it!

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  28. I use a kenmore. It's actually pretty great. Plus I inherited it from my mother in law when she past away. She's responsible for hooking me up with my husband so I think of her fondly when I use my machine!

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  29. I have a Bernina 160--it was my grandmother's, so it's a bit old, but still pretty sturdy.

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  30. I have a Bernina 1630 Made the year I graduated HS! I'm in the US.

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  31. I have a Singer:) (international)

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  32. An Elna excellence 7200 & a Janome Jem. Both are new as of the last 2 months. Haven't used the Janome as of yet! From California!

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  33. I have a Janome MC6600P which I love. I live in Minnesota. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  34. My sewing machine is a Kenmore. It's not very good, but I'm just a beginner, so it will do for now.

    dewiec(at)yahoo(dot)ca
    (Canadian)

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  35. I have a janome horizon memorycraft. And i love it.... I also have a featherweight and a 20 year old kenmore...and i am a canadian. :). Darling coat for your wee one!

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  36. I have a Bernina Activa 230 and I love it! Well worth the investment.

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  37. I sew on an Elna, she is about 10 years old. I am in Kansas.

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  38. I have a vintage 1950-70 Brother Boutique 761 My Grandma gave me before she passed away, its orange and a powerful workhouse, she only has one stitch and one way forward ; )

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  39. I have a 10 year old Bernina and 2 40+ yr featherweights and I love them all dearly. Thanks.

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  40. I have a base model Brother, and LS-2125. It's very basic, but it does the job, though I am dreaming of getting a better machine some time in the near future.
    And I am from Australia. :)

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  41. I sew on a little Brother in the US.

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  42. I sew with a Janome 10001 and love it.

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  43. I have a Husqvarna Platinum. It has a moderate throat space and a whole lot of fancy stitches. I have a couple of other vintage machines I would like to get set up and use some day. I am in Canada. (eh)

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  44. I'm from Vancouver, WA in the US. I sew on an older Viking, which has been a good workhorse for me for many years but I do hope to get a newer machine sometime. I love those charm squares!

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  45. I sew on a 30 year old Bernina. Love her, she just keeps on going!!

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  46. i've got a pfaff now. my mom had a singer and it's still going strong!

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  47. I sew on a Brother Nouvelle 1500 High Speed machine. It's great!

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  48. I have a Janome 4120. Before that I had a SInger, but this Janome works so much better!

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  49. I have a Brother SE400 and I'm located in the US!
    hiccupsandsunshine(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. I have a Bernina 330... love it. Especially after years of using my mum's 20 year old Janome, there was nothing in particular wrong with it but my current one sews so well! I'm in Australia!

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  51. I'm from Croatia and I have a Toyota sewing machine. Well, it's decent :) Thanks for a chance to win! julia(dot)glotova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I am from Germany and I sew on a Brother Innovis 6xxx

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  53. I've got an old 2nd hand machine that is so basic, it's on my wish list for a new one. It's a Brother 4040

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  54. I have a Brother Innovis 400 and I live in Germany. Thanks!

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  55. Husqvarna Sapphire Anniversary Edition

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  56. I have a Brother and am quite happy with it. Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  57. I have a Singer (forget the number now) that I got from Target (on clearance!). It's a good little machine but I think I'm ready to upgrade.

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  58. I have a fairly rubbish one which presently only works with a straight stitch!!! Thanks for a fun giveaway.
    I live in England. Cute coat!
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  59. Hello! I have a Bernette E82e. But I really want a Janome 6600! Thanks for the chance!

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  60. I'm visiting from Portugal and I have a Brother LS-2000 sewing machine. Thank you for the giveaway!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  61. I am using a a Brother Innovis and it works well so far but I would really like to get Pfaff or Bernina!

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  62. Thank you so much for your giveaway. I am like you. I fall into the second group and only enter giveaways that are useful to me. I also love reading blogs and seeing what everyone is doing. I am from the USA . I sew on a Bernina Activa 240.

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  63. I have a Pfaff Expression 2 and it's definitely time for a service! I'm International

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  64. I use my husbands Elna 1010. I am in the market for a Janome. :) Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  65. I use a Brother. I am a fairly new quilter and can't see putting a lot of money into a machine until I see how my quilting goes. I am from the US. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  66. I have a Janome Memory Craft 6500. Love it! From the USA!

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  67. I enjoyed reading your thoughts about giveaways. To me, they're a great way to swap, but sometimes it seems a bit disingenuous. Quilter's are nuts for acquiring stash though, and of course here I am shamelessly hopping from giveaway to giveaway!!
    I love your idea to share 42 pcs of your own stash. So much more personal:-)
    I like all three fabric pulls you posted. Since they will be set off by black, my pick is pic2 since it is the brightest:-)
    I use an old Bernina 1020 I purchased new in 90, and Mr Juki I purchased preowned this year. He stands by ready to FMQ ;-)

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  68. I have a Pfaff Quilter's Expression 4.0. The lady and I had a few troubles with FMQ at the beginning, but she's a real workhorse, stable (heavy!) and stiches precisely at every speed.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  69. I have a Juki 2010Q and I love it! But it isn't ideal for garments so I have my eye on a Juki serger as well.

    On a separate note--I enter most of the giveaways (except for those that REQUIRE you be a follower-just because it irritates me). But every giveaway I enter I take the time to go look at the blog and see if it's something I'm interested in following. I will only follow a blog that I'm actually interested in reading. I will NEVER become a follower just for an extra entry. Plus I won't like you on Facebook or follow you on Twitter since I hate having my feed clogged with stuff I already see on blogs. Just thought I'd share my thought process about giveaways. Now I'm off to take a look around to see if I'd like to "silently stalk" you ;)

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  70. My sewing machine is a Husqvarna Saphire 870 Quilt.

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  71. Santa brought me 2 new Juki machines last year - a 2010Q and a F600. I am so happy with them both and they are the perfect complement to each other in my mind! Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

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  72. Hey there! You know me. :) I have a Babylock Crafter's Choice. Pretty good machine but not really the space to quilt anything big. I'm fairly happy with it though. My only real complaint with it is that it won't form a stitch through more than one layer of leather. :)

    thanks for the giveaway!

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  73. I have the walmart special....a brother and I concur on the throat space. I wrestle with that thing all the time. Thanks for the giveaway. It's nice to read everyone's responses. kmcassie@gmail.com

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  74. I have a Joann Fabrics White brand of sewing machine. nothing special but it gets the job done. :)

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  75. I have a Husqvarna Lily and a vintage Bernina 700
    I'm in England!

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  76. I have a Janome sewing machine and a Pfaff serger.

    jachelno(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. I have a plain old regular Singer sewing machine it does the job. Don't get me wrong, something a little cooler or high tech might be fun but mine works just fine. I am from the US.

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  78. I just got a Brother Pacesetter sewing/embroidery machine at an auction for just $40. I didn't know it at the time, but it's missing the embroidery arm, so it's just a sewing machine after all - but what a nice one it is! I love it. And $40 for a high-end machine? Yes, please!

    I'm in Canada! by.grace@hotmail.ca

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  79. I have a Janome Memory Craft 9000. I don't think they make that model anymore. Mine is a hand-me-down from my MIL and I have used it probably at least 10 years. Best hand-me-down ever!

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  80. I have a brother right now, but I"m hoping for a Janome or Bernina soon!

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  81. i am from the usa. i dont own a sewing machine. i hand piece and hand quilt and donate all of them to charity. i am on a low income so i am tickled pink with any fabric i can get. thank you for sharing from your stash. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  82. emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com
    I have a brother, it's a handy little work horse!

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  83. I have a Janome Memory Craft. I love it...LOVE it! I have entered most of the giveaways, but not all. I do read though and have gotten some great ideas, and added some great new blogs to my roster.

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  84. I have a Viking that I bought 17 years ago when I started quilting. Merry Christmas1

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  86. I have a Janome Green Hello Kitty machine. It's a 3/4 sized machine I got on clearance at Target for $25 and it is the best money I ever spent. It's no doubt meant for a child to learn on but it is a good machine! I have been shocked how much it will put up with. I have hemmed jeans on it and quilted quilts and it's rarely given me any guff. I am in the US. Sorry to post twice, the first time I forgot that you had asked us to say where we were at. So I deleted it but it still shows that there was a post there. I hope that doesn't mess things up.

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  87. Bernina Artista 170 for sewing at home and a Janome Jem 720 for travel. Thanks for the chance!

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  88. I have a Brother that I got for Christmas last year - it's options lend themselves toward quilting and I've found it very easy to use!

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  89. I have a Janome that belonged to my mum but she gave it to me when my last machine broke! I'm International :)

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  90. After a ton of research and a smaller budget, I chose a new Juki f600. Meets my needs although I am currently wanting to purchase a vintage machine. No room, so that thought will have to be put on hold.

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  91. I am using a Janome 4800mc most of the time; I do have a brother (from walmart) and a kenmore from sears. BUT my new Janome 6600 is on the UPS truck on the way to my house as I type this. I am thrilled, mostly because of the 9inch throat space.

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  92. I have a new Janome 15000. I live in USA

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  93. Hello - I have an old(ish) Toyota sewing machine. Yes, Toyota but nothing to do with a car! He is misbehaving at the moment so he MAY be replaced (I keep threatening him!!) I am an international follower :)

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  94. I have a Singer sewing machine - no throat space either... I am happy to follow you on Bloglovin. Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  95. I have a Bernina 750, also slightly used and I love it!

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  96. I have a Singer from the '60's or 70's that I got from my mom. My budget doesn't include a newer sewing machine just yet. Also I would need something more expensive than the beginner model I saw at walmart.

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  97. I sew on a brand new Janome Horizon 120000 before that just an old singer probably from Walmart that someone gave my mom, who does not sew, for Christmas. It was almost like it was meant to be for me even though at the time I didn't sew either. lol linhs4real@aol.com

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  98. I have a 30 year old Kenmore that barely works. sigh. maybe santa will bring me a new one...?

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  99. I have a Bernina 635 and I love it!

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  100. I have a Singer but prefer to sew by hand

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  101. I have a brother cs6000i It works well.. considering the other brother I had from walmart. It jsut lacks throat space as well.

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  102. I have a Bernina 330. It works really well, but I wish the width was a little larger.

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  103. I have a Kenmore Mini Ultra... it's 3/4 size and baby blue and so cute. Someday I'll get a "real" machine but this has been working fine for now.

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  104. I have a Pfaff Quilt Expression 3.0 and I loooooove it!!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  105. Forgot to mention I live in the US.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  106. I use a second hand sears brand- kenmore! It is so solid! I noticed yesterday when I was moving it around that the pedal is solid metal (not like my newer model serger!). thanks for the chance- I love fabric!

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  107. I have my mom's 70s ear Kenmore sewing machine.
    senstrings(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  108. Thanks for the giveaway I am use a second hand juki tq98

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  109. I've got a Pfaff, partially subsidized by my fabulous (pfabulous?) parents when my workhorse singer finally bit the dust!

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  110. I am an international entrant, and I sew on a really old Janome from my husbands Grandma.

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  111. I have an elna 1010 that I bought secondhand.

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  112. I have an older Bernina that works so well!

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  113. I have a 10 year old babylock ellageo. It works great but my needle threader broke and I really miss it.

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  114. I have a BabyLock Grace (well. The older version of it) and just got a brand new BabyLock Jane (their A line machine) baby Lock sure knows how to get my motor running :-)

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  115. I have a thirteen yr. old Bernina that works like a champ--love it! Thanks for the giveaway.:) I'm in the U.S.

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  116. I sewed on a Singer 301 until this past month. I just got a refurbed Janome 7700. I am loving it so far.

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  117. I have a basic Singer 2932. It's a good machine, and one day I will be grateful when I get a new one :)

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  118. I have an Elna.

    Deborah
    Pink Scissors Design on Etsy
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

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  119. I sew on a Brother, I love it!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    skmcgrat@tcd.ie

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  120. I have an Elna eXcellence 720 and I LOVE it. I'm International.

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  121. No Janome here, but I love my featherweight

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  122. I have a Janome M1250Q. I love it so much!

    tgallop@mts.net
    www.willcookforshoes.ca

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  123. i have a Bernina...a lower model, but it's great.

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  124. I've got an antique Singer machine, the ones that go without electricity. It's only got straight stitch but sews perfect. I love it.
    Thanks!

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  125. I have a basic Singer machine. I'm in Canada

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  126. i have a 20 plus year old janome I scored from my dad who got it at a garage sale- still works well but I would be interested in buying a newer one just because!
    kellythompson747@yahoo.com

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  127. I love my Bernina for sewing everything. My embroidery machine is a Brother, but I never use it for sewing.

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  128. I have a Brother 3600 I got as a Christmas/birthday present two years ago!

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  129. I have a Kenmore....nothing fancy!

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  130. I have a Janome thread banger and i love it!
    :)
    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  131. Mine is a Bernina 830 (I think). I can't remember the number of it. I really like mine. I was using a cheap one for so long. I eventually got the bernina cause I was having to fight with my other one so much.

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  132. I have a Husqvarna Viking E118. He's pretty basic and he does drive me nuts some times, but I love him anyway! I only enter the giveaways wtih prizes I actually want.

    I'm in England

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  133. I have a Husqvarna Emerald 230 Her name is Emmy..... I loooove her!! :)

    I live in the USA

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  134. I have a Singer Simple for now but I'm a noob and hope to more on to better machines in the future.

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  135. I live in northern Wisconsin and do all my sewing on a 10 year old Bernina Activa 240 - not very complicated - just how I like it. Great giveaway - Merry Christmas!

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  136. I have a Pfaff Quilt Expression that I bought second hand nearly 10 years ago. She's never given me a minute's trouble.

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  137. I have a Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0 which I use for most of my sewing, Janome Memory Craft 9000 which I use for paper piecing, and a Babylock Elegante II for machine embroidery.

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  138. I have a old simplicity fashion pro machine. Great giveaway thanks for the chance to win!
    knittingmad(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  139. I have a Husqvarna Emerald 118, I got it 6 years ago from my husband and its been a solid choice. I've been eyeing off a Bernina though, purely for the BSR and wider throat space.

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  140. Kenmore from my Grandmother!

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  141. I make little things like purses and dolls, so believe or not I hand sew everything! We have a beautiful old singer for larger projects when we need it though. Mostly I just love to look at it...

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  142. I have an old, old White and a relatively new Baby Lock Anna

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  143. I'm a silent blog stalker too ;) I have a vintage Bernina Record that used to be my great-aunt's and I love it!

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  144. I'm from the USA and I use a Brother HE120 sewing/embroidery combo machine.

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  145. Hi Deanna, I have a Singer Confidence 7467, which I treated myself to last Christmas, and then I have a vintage zig zag machine, that I got for cheap on Ebay. It was used to sew tents, tarps and so on, so the stitching is really great.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  146. I have a Janome that I use all the time and love love love! I have a brother and 2 singers. My daughter uses one singer, the other is a serger and is actually still in the box (it was a gift).

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  147. I have a Brother cs6000i, and a wonderful Household Treadle that I piece quilts on. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  148. I'm from Canada, and I use an old Singer Debutante.

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  149. I have a Janome 6260. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  150. I have a Janome 6500 and I love it

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  151. I have a Viking sapphire. I am from the us.

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  152. I have a Husqvarna #1 Orchidea and it does the job. When I learn to FMQ better, I may need to look at something with a bigger throat.

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  153. I have a cheap Brother something :) I am a new quilters so I didn't even know if I was going to use it at all... I think that it didn't have a single full day of rest in the last year ;) thanks for the chance to win

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  154. I have a Janome memory craft and talked both sisters into buying Janome. Their machines work wonderfully. I live in the US

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  155. I have two Janomes - a Memory Craft 6000 and a Memory Craft 8000.

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  156. I have an older Janome and I love it.

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  157. I have a Brother which works for most of my needs. If I need a more powerful machine I use my husbands Janome with a large throat space.

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  158. I have a Brother and I was recently gifted my partner's grandmother's Singer which I love.
    I'm in Australia.

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  159. I sew on a vintage Viking 21a and a handcrank Singer 201k (I also have a couple that need major cleaning to be operational which I may or may not keep, but they don't really count if you don't have them set up, right?)

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  160. I Sew on a 25 yr old Pfaff 1460
    dana.cargill@gmail.com

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  161. A mid-level mechanical Singer that it's hard to even fine the name of. We have a love hate relationship. As of right now, we are mostly in accord. It must be the goodwill of the season.

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  162. From the USA. I sew on a Bernina and also a Singer Featherweight from 1937. I love them both! I was a Singer Machine owner til my Bernina. I love the charm packs!
    midwayfarms@hughes.net

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  163. Lovely fabric!
    Thanks for the giveaway and thanks for thinking of us international participants!

    I have a very vintage Sterling sewing machine and I LOVE it!

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  164. I use a brother bought from walmart- works well for me. I don't have time to sew much

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  165. I have a very simple HuskyStar! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  166. I received my gran's sewing Machine, an older Lewenstein type. And even though her zigzag isn't great, I still kinda love her. This year she got a friend, a Lewenstein overlock, from pictures I've seen she looks almost the same as the popular Brother 1034d.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  167. I have a brother cs6000i . I love it. I bought it off amazon. Its lasted me 2 years through some rough times and 2 moves, so I think it is a good machine. I'm in the us.

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  168. I have a Kenmore, one of the first fancy one with all the stitches, and electronic control (don't know the model number. I also have a Babylock. I'm Canadian.

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  169. I have an old Brother and and old Singer...one from Walmart :) and one from a department store, both hand-me-downs from my mom and grandmother. Little cranky, but steady girls (the machines!) if you are nice to them!

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  170. My sewing machine is a Husquvana White.

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  171. I have my mom's Bernina 1090. It's 18 years old and a total work horse!!! I love it! The only think it's lacking that I'm starting to want is the larger throat space and a stitch regulator (The 750qe is on my wish list when I win the lottery). But, the more I practice my FMQ, the better I get and the easier it is. Just think how much easier it would be with 5 more inches of space! PS. I'm glad I found your blog. I just bought the feathers pattern at the Houston festival and hope to join in on your QAL! mrscwatson81@hotmail.com

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  172. I've just brought a brother innovis - it's fab, I love it! I'm from the UK!

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  173. Waving hello from cold Calgary! :o)

    I sew and quilt using my Janome 7500 MC and my vintage Singer 15-91. Neither are new (obviously), but I'm able to do most anything sewing/quilting wise, while I save up for a new machine, so I feel pretty lucky.

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  174. I have a cheap, horrible brother from walmart... I asked santa for a janome this year. I'm crossing my fingers. :-)

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  175. I have a ten year old Elna - I love it! Thanks for your fun giveaway! I love sewing with charms. I'm from the US

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  176. I sew on an old beloved Bernina 1630 and had to replace the electronic board. That's how much I love it.
    LeeAnna Paylor
    leeannaquilts@gmail.com
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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  177. A Singer, nice machine. 24tangent@gmail.com

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  178. I use a Brother Super Ace II. I'm international.

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  179. I have a topaz 30 Husqvarna Viking. I got it second hand a couple of years ago on a truly amazing deal. It's always worth checking out second hand machines, a quick service and it was good as new, which to be frank it almost was!

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  180. Mine's a Toyota! Bought by my boyfriend - what a fab present!

    lucymclaurin@hotmail.com

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  181. I have a Pfaff 1475 and a Singer Featherweight.

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  182. Hello from Minnesota. That little coat is a dream! I've had my sewing machine for two years; my mom found it sitting on the curb waiting for trash pick-up and gave it to me along with a one-day sewing lesson. (It's an unglamorous Euro-Pro 8260 with straight and zig-zag.) I've been stitching ever since.

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  183. i have a Pfaff 7562 that I have had for a long time. I love it

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  184. I also have a sort of middle-of-the-road Janome, an upgrade from a walmart Brother machine. Makes a big difference doesn't it :)

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  185. I sew on a brother most of the time but I have a bernina serger that I love. I am in the US

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  186. An Elna - maybe 4500 or something like that? I obviously need to get back to my sewing machine.

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  187. I sew on a Janome Horizon - I got it at a great deal at a quilt show!

    and I'm in the USA.

    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  188. I am in Greece and I like reading the blogs too!
    My machine is a basic Singer that my mom picked up from Costco and brought over in her carry-on luggage, so sweet of my lovely Mom.

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  189. I sew on a Husqvarna 190 Selectronic that I got (used) as a college graduation present...20+ years ago. I love it and will be so sad when it finally dies. Thanks!

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  190. I have an Elna which has been more reliable than the Singers I had before that, EXCEPT for my old featherweight which works like a charm!

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