Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sew Mama Sew Contest

Hello - I'm going to participate in the Sew,Mama,Sew contest and to do so I have to blog the answers to some questions (by the way they are giving away a new sewing machine - check it out)!

What brand and model do you have? I have a Babylock Decorator's Choice.

How long have you had it? I've had it since January I believe.

How much does that machine cost? Well, new with all the special feet I got with it, it would run around $1,200 - but since I got mine used I paid a fraction of the price.

What types of things do you sew? Anything I can! Mostly bags - but I'm branching into clothing.

How much do you sew? I sew, lately, almost everyday. I'd say usually several times a week. Because the weather is so nice it is never for very long periods of time.

Do you love/hate your machine? Does it have a name? Yes, I love my machine and she deserves a name doesn't she! Any ideas???

What features does your machine have that work well for you? I love the knee lift! I also LOVE the button-hole feature! It makes button holes dummy proof!

Do you have a great story about your machine? Hmmmm, well, I never went out looking for her. My mom said I was ready for a fancier machine and I was so flattered that I was eager to go "look around" at machines. At the FIRST place we went there she was - waiting for me. . . I put a small deposit down and got her a couple weeks later. (Finances are tough in the winter!) I put her in the minivan and drove 1.5 hours to my moms and made a quilt first thing!!

Would you recommend the machine to others? Yes! She is easy to operate!

What factors do you think are important to look for when purchasing a machine? Value, quality, and like the store where you are purchasing the machine.

Do you have a dream machine? I sure wouldn't say no to a Bernina . . . with a stitch regulator. . . I'm sure there are lots of great machines out there - but I've heard just a little bit about how great a Bernina is. . .

So there it is!

1 comment:

Sewmarm said...

Good luck with the contest!

Bernina is great, but I've been a Singer fan myself for a long time.

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