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!