Monday, May 6, 2013

Giveaway Day: 1 Yard of Free Spirit Della Flannel Owl Friends


If you've never visited MRL before Welcome!  I'm in the midst of *slashing my stash* and what better way to do it than by giving some of it away?

What am I giving away: 1 Yard of Valori Well's Della Flannel Owl Friends
Winner can choose Warm (pink, yellow, orange) or Cool (blue, green) colorway...

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Who can enter: Anyone!  Domestic US or International!

How to enter: In my Sewing Machine Adultery series I try out different machines and write up a review of what I thought as well as ask others to leave comments about their advice/opinions on that model machine or brand.  (FYI - next review is of the Juki TL-2010Q, it'll be a 2 Parter!) 

Leave a comment telling me what sewing machine sewing machine I should try out and why?

Giveaway closes May 10th 5p.m. PST

Winner will be picked at random!


199 comments:

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Oh gosh - I look forward to hearing what everyone thinks because I am saving my pennies for a new machine too!!

Liz DandeliondD said...

I would say a Janome, because I have two of their machines and I love mine.
I know you already tried one out, so the other one I'd like to play on would be a Husquavna.

Annabella said...

I agree - try a Janome. I have mine (nothing fancy) but it does the job! Goregeous giveaway Rebecca!

Lisa Marie said...

I love my Janome and always recommend their machines to my friends. But recently at a quilt class I got to try out a fancy Baby Lock model and it was nice too. Worth a try if you haven't used one.

audrey said...

I sew on a 1953 Singer and will eventually need something else--I'd really like a zigzag stitch, for instance! I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on Janome and Bernina. I have friends with both, and they are fiercely loyal!

Linda said...

HI! MAYBE THE BERNINA?
THANKS FOR A LOVElY GIVEAWAY!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Sewing Mom said...

I bought a Bernina last year and I recommend them. Mine is a 350PE. They are definitely reliable. Thanks for a chance to win.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Have you thought of trying a Husqvarna? I think you need an older one though...

Jamie B said...

I know less than nothing about sewing machines, lol. I'm a hand seamstress. :)

Carla said...

I'd love some of that flannel ; )
Maybe you could try the Brother. It's basic apparently with a huge throat

Laura said...

I've only been sewing a year or so and only on my Bernina activa 140 which I love. My mom keeps offering to visit her "sewing machine guy" to upgrade but I see no reason why I should!

Brenda said...

I really like the Brother Disney version embroidery machine.

Bonnie said...

I'd love to hear what you think of vintage machines... I use a 1980 Bernina 930!

Melissa said...

I've been using a Babylock Elizabeth for a year and I like it. I'd like to hear more about the Janomes - it seems like they are the "cool" machine these days!

Monica said...

I think everyone should try a Pfaff. Their built in dual feed foot is the best...as is their 1/4" foot (without the flange).

Elke said...

I use a bernina, maybe it is something for you, too.

Angela Bullard said...

I just bought the Juki 2010Q and I absolutely love it! The owls are wonderful!

Adri H. said...

Hi There! Have you tried a Pfaff Ambition? I have a Pfaff sewing machine and a Bernina Overlocker. I used Juki's in school and love all three brands.

adriprints(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kat said...

Why not review some bargain machines (less than 500$ range) for the quilter on a budget? When I bought my little Janome it was really hard to find any reviews that weren't about the thousand-dollar machines.

Cecilia said...

Have you reviewed a Bernina yet? I have 2 and I love them because they are so reliable. Thanks for the chance to win your cute fabric.

giddy99 said...

Try a mini-Janome - it's not a full-time machine; I use mine to travel with (I travel for work a lot). It does the basic job, but it's a bit loud and not very fast.

But, it's 5 lbs, and fits in my suitcase (major plus).

I want to see someone else's opinion on this, though.

Kate said...

I agree with someone else that reviewing lower-cost machines could be a great resource for people! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Meghan said...

I have an old Kenmore that I love, I don't know much about new machines honestly.

Marla's Crafts said...

I just bought last summer a Husquvarna and love it. My two friends have Baby Locks. I am going to buy another one this summer but probably will buy another Husquvarna so all my attachments will work on both. A sewing machine is a hard one to choose.

Olga (Kid Approved) said...

I have a Janome, and I am not a fan, too many frustrating issues. So I guess, I recommend what not to try. :)

Sare said...

I am not an expert seamstress by any means. I have a handmedown Brother, and wish I had something that would run smoothly. I was to know about sergers though, especially inexpensive ones.

Omee Bubu said...

i would suggest you try kenmore computerized machines :)

Myra said...

I grew up on Bernina, and really haven't sewn on anything else. I do love my Berninas though!!! I'd love the blue color scheme. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Kelli said...

Have you researched the Husq/Viking 875Q yet? Would love to know what you think and/or find out. Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Monday! xo

Skwishee said...

I'm actually trying to figure out what kind of machine to buy - I'm so lost! My last machine was a Singer, and I've been told that Janome or Babylock is a good way to go.

Fiesta said...

Bernina. Period. Quality, workmanship will outperform all others

kbzelazny said...

I have a Bernina but am looking for something new, so I will stay tuned!

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

Well I love my machine because it's super fast! Try the Brother Nouvelle 1500. I love it for straight stitching :)

Joyce said...

I got a new machine 1 year ago and I asked a friend who owns a shop and does alterations, for her advice. She told me to get a Janome 6600. I did and love it!

Jessica said...

I have a Janome Memory Craft 6300 and am absolutely in love with it. Try that or the 6600 :)

ErikaB3 said...

I really like my Brother NX-2000. It works great for me and can go through tons of fabric layers.

Heather said...

Love my Pfaff.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I sewed on a Kenmore for years until my hubby bought my Bernina. I would recommend trying the Bernina. Mine does not have bells and whistles, but it sews so great! I Love it!

Mike Pearson said...

I just finished an owl rag quilt! I love owls on fabric :) I have a pinterest board dedicated to it. I did pin yours too :) I have a Pfaff and I love it, but it would be cool to get some advice on the newer models and maybe the ones that also have an embroidery feature (mine does not). I've been thinking about the future :)

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Bernina With stitch regulator. NOTHING sews like a Bernina, nothing. I am on my second! It is a paths Aurora 440.

Esther F. said...

I have a Janome Horizon, love it. The hard work I do on a Pfaff 260 from the early sixties. Maybe try some vintage machines!
esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

Michelle Frame said...

I use a Singer Simple to sew most of my seams. Great cheap machine

Born4Travel said...

I am in the market for a new sewing machine for quilting, so I will have to look to you to tell me what is out there. :) Thanks for the chance to win.

Meg said...

I think you should test some of the low end ones and see if any would be good for beginners!

Kayla Yapuncich said...

Thanks for the chance! I love my Brother machine, so test those!

AnnieK said...

I've been drooling over the new Brother Dreamweaver series...I've no idea if their sewing and quilting version works one whit better than my cheapie Brother CS 6000i, though. The throat size is a few inches wider, which is a plus for quilting, but other than that, I'm unsure if it justifies spending that much more money than my current one cost. I'd be interested in an impartial comparison.

Nakayoshi said...

If you like to sew bags and heavier projects, Singer 4423.

dwylie said...

I love my Bernina! It has some limitations, but it has the most beautiful stitch. Thanks for the giveaway! Beautiful fabrics.

Emily C said...

I am also interested in reviews for low cost sewing machines. I avoid doing much shopping for a new one due to lack of funds atm. (poor college student, yada yada)

Jodi Godfrey said...

I really enjoyed your janome 8900 review and have been meaning to reply! I have the 7700 and I love it!

hueisei said...

I have a Singer featherweight but I switch to a Brother sewing machine since I want to have more options for the stitches.

Galatina said...

This is such a hard one because I don't have much experience of different machines. Be really interested to see what other people say though as I'm planning to get a new one very soon. Thanks for the opportunity.

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

You've already done it - the Horizon Memory Craft, lol! But I'm very interested in what you have to say about Jukis!

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

I've got a Pfaff Quilter's Expression 4.0, and it was a bit bitchy at FMQ in the beginning. I'd be interested in how you set the machine to FMQ without broken threads.

Ana e os Viraventos said...

I have an old (30+ years) Singer and I couldn't be happier! Thanks for the giveaway. Ana

Jacque said...

I have an older and simpler machine, but I have heard that Bernina is sturdy and reliable.... :)

Christi said...

I have a Bernina QE440 and I love it. I would recommend that you try a Bernina, but I believe they have came out with a newer one that might have a bigger throat area.

SEW RED HOT said...

Bernina by far and away the best. trying to get there... i love the orange colourway

Leanne said...

You have already tried out my machine, the Horizon. I am enjoying your reviews of the others. Nice give away, thank you for the chance to win.

Amy said...

I love my Viking Sapphire!

Stacey said...

I use a simple basic brother machine, however I am saving up for a higher end one with embriodery

Jeneta said...

I've only ever had a Bernina, so that's what I'm recommending!

principeta said...

Amazing giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.I would love pink,orange owls,please.I think Bernina is the best.Have a lovely day.

Abby said...

Anything really. Maybe something pretty cost effective for a beginner. It's always hardest to buy your first or second machine when you don't know what you really need.
Thanks

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Sewing Machine Adultery made me giggle. I'll be back to read about the Juki (I FLOVE mine!). How about the Juki F60O for a future fling? I would love the cool color version of your gorgeous fabric.

erica said...

I don't know. My machine is an inexpensive brother. It would be nice to have a really nice machine but for now I am just happy to have a machine that works.

fenna said...

the janome 4120 qdc--its a great machine in my opinion :)

Sallie said...

Bernina. Thanks for the giveaway!

Margaret said...

Janome memory craft 6500

Lisa said...

I use old Kenmores so I am watching to see what you are trying but I am saving for something new too! That Janome you tried out looks really nice and has functions I understand.

Laura said...

I've always been interested in a Juki so I will be looking forward to that one.

Melinda said...

Oh honey, all I have is a Kenmore and a Singer so I have no idea what's good cause I can't afford it! But I think Juki sounds cool!

Debbie said...

I've always wanted to know more about Bernina machines. Thanks

Cheryl said...

I am no expert on sewing machines, sorry! I hope to learn from the responses you get. Thanks for the chance to win.

Laura said...

i'm saving my pennies for a juki ive heard a lot of good about them

Mar said...

I have a Bernina. Id love to read about a Janome, but not the computerized ones. I like them manual!

sntbosch said...

Bernina and janome
sntbosch(at)me(dot)com

dawn - Mi rincón de mariposas said...

Lovely fabric! Thanks for the chance.
I'd like you to try a very old Singer sewing machine, this ones that work without electricity. When you get used to it you'd love how it feels, so strong, so simple. It's great.

Libby said...

How about a serger? I am wanting one desperately. Which to get? Thanks for the chance!

Gwenllian Myfanwy said...

My sewing machine is a very cheap SilverCrest, whilst I wouldn't recommend it to advanced sewers, it works for me :)

MC said...

I've been looking for a new machine, so the Adultery series sounds like just what I need. In particular I'm interested in throat space info. For some reason almost none of the manufacturers make that information available as part of their standard model info, so it's been really frustrating trying to do research online.

I would love to see you try out the Sweet Sixteen or the Tiara FMQ machines! (drool)

Marcia W. said...

the new Janome Magnolia

Tanya said...

I have a Singer I've had for 20 years, I also learned to sew on one.

Shootaay said...

I'd look at Bernina, Janome, Babylock, Pfaff. All have something to offer with items on your wish list. The Juki 2010Q if you just want a piecing/quilting machine. I currently sew/quilt on a Janome 8900 (purchased at Quiltcon). Yes, I like it VERY much, and I had done a lot of research and testing on it before purchase. Serious machine adultery, coming from the Bernina world.

Pat V. said...

I own a Viking machine. It's actually the only one I've ever used. I look forward to seeing your reviews.

Heather A said...

The only machine I'm familiar with is the Pfaff Tipmatic that I use. I think it's about 20 years old. It's a great little machine but it doesn't have many of the features other people talk about and that I wish I had. So, I don't know what you should try. I'm interested in trying a Juki but I would like it to be a 2nd machine ... provided I was wealthy enough and had space enough to own 3 good machines! Ha!

Danielle said...

I've only ever sewn on a very old Singer, so I'm actually looking forward to your reviews. It's been a good machine, but it's time to move one.

Ellen said...

I love my newish Janome Horizon 7700. That 11" of space between needle and body makes it possible for me to free-motion quilt large quilts. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

Ha ha... I have no idea which kind of machine you should review. I just started sewing and haven't looked at the bigger models. I have a Brother.

Cecilia said...

Oh I have no idea which one you should review.. I love antique sewing machines, so maybe an old viking? :)

Anita said...

I was going to suggest Janome Horizon because that is the machine I want (mainly based on the troat size). But I see that is the one you wrote about. You bring up a good point about computerized machines possibly not lasting as long due to too many things that can go wrong. I have to think about that now. I am curious how the lower end ones in the same line compare both in features and price tag. I haven't bothered to go check them out as there is no way on earth we can afford one of these right now.

Mom C said...

I love my Bernina. It's 20 years old and froze up on me for the 1st time this year. It'll sew anything and I have used and abused it, traveled with it, treated it shamefully and trust and love it.

Sarah said...

Try a singler quantum XL6000 - i wonder if you have the same problems I do.

Prissy said...

I'm lovin that flannel! I'm a vintage Singer girl. I learned to sew on a Golden Touch and Sew in 1973! Now I prefer the older ones from the 1930's - 1950's.

sandyandcosmo said...

I would say try a Janome Threadbanger.

sewing_passion said...

I love my Janome machines. I would love to hear about a Janome that has lots of room for quilting (I have no idea if there is a Janome long-arm machine or not).

Stephanie said...

I have a Janome 6600 and love it! I love the owls thanks!

Mary Ann said...

I think you should do a offshoot looking at vintage machines. I sew on a Singer 301 and I would put it up against any new machine for a straight stitch.

miscellaneouscraftiness said...

I have a pretty basic Kenmore; it's nothing to get excited about.

atabanana29 said...

I would say a Janome, only because that's what I have my eye on next!! atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

Mara Cockman said...

I have a Juki 2010 and I LOVE it

Amber Murray said...

I love my viking, you should do a review on the viking. red_murray2@yahoo.com

Pre said...

Oh my gosh, I don't even know. I use a 25 yr old Singer that's not fancy but it's a workhorse. I'll tune in to see your reviews though. My mom's a big Bernina fan if that helps!

Libby said...

I have a very cheap Brother and hate it. So I wouldn't recommend that. I really love the evaluations you are doing of the sewing machines.

CarrieM said...

I have a vintage Elna and LOVE it.

Kim Stewart said...

Bernina!

TheFancyFritter said...

I have a Singer Quantum & love it! Thanks! Hope I win that adorable fabric! :-)

Mystica said...

My knowledge is sketchy. Traditionally Singer but I now have a Bernina

Kathy said...

I have an older Viking that I would like to replace in a year or two... I'd like to read up on Vikings and maybe Berninas.

Dee said...

i have a janome -- good old work horse. i also have a newer husquvarna 550.

Patty D from NC said...

i love my janome 6600. great machine!

3chickpeas said...

Bernina :-) hadas_a1@yahoo.com

SIMPLESEW said...

I just bought a Janome 6600 this machine does it all and has a seperate winder

Nikita said...

Hmm I dont have a lot of experience with a lot of machines ....jsut a brother that I have and there are waaayy better machines out there.

Needled Mom said...

I'd like to read about the Bernina 700 series so I think you should try those out.

Carolyn said...

You must try the Elna 720 eXcellence. It is quite the best as a quilting machine. I love the large throat and knee lift. Thank you for your fab giveaway.

Linda said...

I sew on a 80's era Singer and it has been a very dependable machine. I like to know more about the lower price range (although still expensive) Berninas. Thanks for the chance to win.

Alison said...

I have a Janome Magnolia and I love it. :)

Donna said...

I sew on a very basic Brother...but I think a Janome would be fantastic!

Gill said...

A Bernina because I'd love one!

Coffee Break Whatever said...

I just got a Singer Quantum9960..it is okay, but the threading is terrible! Constantly having to thread it...and to wind a bobbin...unthread the whole thing, wind and then rethread! And it is always coming unthreaded out of the needle unless yo have the needle set just right (which is HARD) up. If not, it comes unthreaded! I'll be interested in hearing what others say for when I buy a new one!

m hoch drei said...

I have an old sewing machine from a german brand called Privileg. It is good, it works, but it has no automatic programs. I sewed on a Bernina as well, but it was also a very old one... so I cannot tell you anything new.
Have a sunny day and thank you for the chance.

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

I have a Pfaff Quilt Expression and I love it!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Mine is Janome (VERY basic!) I did try a Pfaff at the retreat and loved it! Gorgeous fabric to giveaway, flannel always makes me smile!

Tanya said...

A jamanome. Thanks for chance to win.

Georgia said...

I honestly don't know! I have an old New Home hand-me-down from my grandma and have never looked at anything else!
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Angelia Lanouette said...

As a new quilter I didn't want to spend much on a machine so I bought a Brother CS6000i. It is nice machine but it didn't take long before I realized I really need to upgrade. I would love to get a Bernina or Janome. I just found out that my mother-in-law has a Singer Featherweight and is giving to me when we visit next month. I am sooo excited. Thank you! anglanouette(at)gmail(dot)com

Little Ella Lu said...

I don't know which ones you've tried before, but I have a Singer Futura 250 and really like it.

Stephanie C. said...

You know I wanted you to try the Juki and I'm so glad you did! You have me pining over it even more, even though you weren't totally smitten with it, I think its pretty much what I'm looking for!

Renee said...

I love my Janome MC 6200 (or maybe it is 6300). It has a 9" throat, knee light, needle up/down, power button--all things my old machine didn't have.

Lou said...

I love my Berninas:)
They just keep sewing and sewing:)

Mimi said...

I have a Pfaff Quilt Expression 3.0 and am loving it!!!

Ramona said...

I have a Pfaff quilt expression 4.0 and love it.
ramona_murray(at)comcast(dot)net

Tammy said...

I have the Babylock Ellisimo it is a sewing & machine embroidery machine. I love it as it is dual purpose and has a super huge bed with lots of room and tons of decorative stitching and alphabets built in perefect for quilt labels. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.

Kathy H said...

I think you should try out a babylock, especially the one with embroidery. I haven't heard too much about their machines so it would be nice to have a review.

Shanny said...

I just got a viking husylock (on clearance since it is a discontinued serger model). Any help with one of those would be supper-- sergers are hard!!

Valerie said...

I'd be interested in reading your reviews on Berninas, haven't heard much about them....

sharon aguilar said...

I have a Pfaff and just enjoy it. It is the elemental I think... walking foot and computer and I am a happy camper.

Michelle said...

I would also recommend a janome. I have a janome serger which I love, and my next purchase will hopefully be a janome coverstitch machine.

detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

Alyssa said...

A Janome. Always looking for good recs.

The Sewing Dork said...

I'm going to go out on a limb here and ask: have you ever tried a treadle machine? My grandmother had one and I loved watching her feet and hands whip up stuff we could all wear!
cynsaw2(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Sasha said...

Ok, everyone has asked you to try out some really nice machines so I'm going to throw a spanner in the works. My friends are all starting to sew and have low budgets for machines. They all want to buy something under the £100 mark, which doesn't give much choice, whilst i would always recommend a second hand machine at this price, they tend to want new and many are leaning towards the Ikea Sy sewing machine. It looks like a toy to me, but i haven't tried it out. I'd love an neutral viewpoint of it!

Beth said...

I loved reading about the Juki, which is the one I would be especially interested in. Maybe the new Pfaff Expression 4.2. I have a 3.0 which I love, but wish it had a few more bells and whistles.

sewlongchicago said...

I would say Janome...I bought my first machine this past October, an older model Brother. It works well enough but I like to hear about the newer machines so I can figure out which kind I want to get when I can afford a new one. Thanks for the chance!

gjeometry.com said...

I am in the process of buying a new machine and have had janome recommended to me so would like to see that reviewed.

佩仪pueyyee said...

I really don't have any idea cause the brand I have been using just one--Brother.

Jacqueline said...

the Janome Memory Craft 8900 QCP HORIZON. I have the 7700 myself, and would love to know how this new one performs.

Sarah said...

I use a bernina bernette and love it! So maybe try one of those? Thanks for the chance to win!

Lia*s Handmades said...

Oh dear, I really have no idea what other machines are out there. I own a pretty much brand new Singer Confidence that I only bought in December and also a vintage Privileg (cover up for Bernina and Victoria machines).

Christine said...

I am very happy with my Janome.

elflyn said...

Gee I am such a new sewer I can't imagine. I have a Brother, I like it but then I haven't used any other brand of machine.
Thanks for the chance to win.

jeifner said...

I'd love for you to find one of the vaunted featherweights to see if they are as amazing as people say. It'd be interesting to see how the Husqvarna's are holding up as well. My mother's computerized/electric one is a fabulous beast that is about 18 years old and still sews like a charm. But Husqvarna no longer makes them, they sold the sewing division years ago to someone else, don't remember who.

Anya said...

The new Pfaff Passport...it looks like a great machine for travel. Thanks for the chance!

Brooke said...

I have an entry model Viking. I would be curious about what you think of them!

Jodi said...

I have an Elna 2310. I like it though it can be finicky at times - mostly that comes down to operator error and not taking the time to check my settings to the manual and missing something.

Kritta22 said...

I love my sapphire but she has attitude. I wonder if it's just mine.

Kim @ TatjanaGrace said...

I'd say either Janome or Husquvarna. Thanks for the giveaway!

CLS said...

Do you try out Long Arm machinesÉ I would like to see a review of a Tin Lizzie.

lynaeve said...

I only have experience with my brother cs6000i. thanks for the chance! Oh, as for why, I love it because it does just about everything I want it to, and its affordable.

Brittney said...

I vote for a long arm review - seems like they are such a pricey investment, you'd want to know all the pros and cons!

Peggy said...

I have a relatively new Janome that I really enjoy-had it for two years.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Alli said...

I was happy enough to read about your experience with the Juki TL-2010Q, since I have the similar TL-2000Qi! :)

Bethany said...

I have a Husquvarna (sp?) ruby deluxe and I LOVE IT...it is the coolest machine! I just got it in Jan. I also have a 15 year old kenmore that I LOVE and a brother embroidery machine (project runway edition) it is broken right now, but it works great!! Thanks for the chance!

JustPam said...

I have a Janome 6600 which I don't love as much as others do. That may be because I used to have a Husqvarna that I loved before it died. The 6600 is still a pretty nice machine and cost 1/3 what he Husqvarna did. I guess I would like to see a review of the 6600 if you haven't already done it.

craftykat said...

I love my Janome Memory Craft 3500 - it gets the job done!

heschle said...

brother cs-6000
christ(dot)joy(at)gmail(dot)com

mvink said...

Husqvana opal or pfaff ambition line!! I would love to buy a new machine and would love your thoughts! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Karrie Smith said...

I'm sorry, but I have a basic Singer, so I couldn't tell you :) I am bookmarking your blog for when I buy a new machine though!

Amy said...

I have a very basic machine so I really don't have much to add. Good luck finding one though! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy@ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Jill R. said...

Not sure what to recommend, I have a brother and it work great for me, but I'm still newish to sewing :) thanks for the giveaway!

Judy H said...

I have been a long time Singer fan. My mother had a Singer and I got her machine when she got my grandmothers. I recently had to replace it and went with another Singer.

Mandinga said...

I have a Singer from 1982 & it doesn't let me down!

chibidani said...

I'm contemplating getting a Janome because my friend loves hers. Your review of one would be neat.

Kylie Carlson said...

Ironically I just put the Juki TL-2010Q on my wishlist so I'm eagerly awaiting that. The other machine I'd love to hear about (but isn't a new machine) is a Singer 15-125.

Melissa said...

My Janome quilter companion has been fine for me. Thank you for doing a giveaway.

Kathy LeBlanc said...

I have owned an older Singer - loved it, a Kenmore - worked beautiful but didn't last, a Husquvarna- it needed lots of servicing to keep working, I now own a Bernina and it is my favorite. Tough, reliable and I have only had to have it serviced once in 8 years and I just did it because I thought it would be a good idea.

Mrs.Pickles said...

thank you for the chance to win.I have a singer its pretty fun

Kellie Staton said...

You should try out a Singer Quantum because that is what I am thinking about buying.

quilary said...

The first machine I bought for myself was a Husqvana in about 1984. I'd love to see a review of the latest, greatest quilting machine they have out now.

robin said...

What sewing machine to try? Oh, wow - I have no idea - maybe a vintage Singer from the 50's? I sew on a 401 and just love it. They don't make them like they used to!

lil'monkeysmama said...

I love Husqvana!
mcintoshsusan@hotmail dot com

lil'monkeysmama said...

I love Husqvana!
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Quilter in the Gap said...

There has been so much hype about the nano e Horizon I would love to know if its all true!

jruminski said...

Well I have a simple Singer and it has done me well. I'm a simple gal!

Dreaming Monet said...

I have a Janome TB30 (I think?) which I'm fond of.

Thanks for the chance!! I love this print & didn't know it was available in flannel!

Jaime said...

Oooh a Janome -- they build dreamy machines!

redzshadow said...

I bought a bernina but I would like to know more about janome.

Rebeckah Austin said...

How about a singer confidence quilter, since I have that and am still learning all the tricks.

Welcome to the Glorious Chaos! said...

I have a Brother machine, there are things I love and things I hate about it. I have heard really good things about Bernina's and Vikings but I don't know much about them. I'm in the process of saving up for a new one!

Thsglasdiva said...

I have a Pfaff Grand Quilter and love it! It only a straight sticher, so it's not for everyone. But I have a couple of other machines for fancy stitching.

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

I love my middle-of-the-line Brother :) works great for simple quilts and children's clothing!

Mitzigunde said...

The newest Janome machine. I would love to learn more about it.

everything is coming up roses said...

Very cool giveaway! Thank you! i would try a bernina.

tlcala4me said...

Great question. And I'm sure most of us will want to read the other posts ourselves. I've got an inexpensive Brother CS6000s [I think] and it's been great for a newby like me. Looked over some Babylocks a couple weeks back, and they look impressive but I don't know enough to know what to look for when investing that kind of money into a machine purchase. I've looked at Berninas and it felt like I was looking into an airplane cockpit... too many buttons and choices and just flatout overwhelming. Again, really great question.

Katy said...

I sew by hand at the moment, so I've got no idea, but I'd like to get a machine later this year so would be interested in your recommendation - what's simple enough for a complete beginner, but able to quilt a large bed-sized quilt as well?

CraftyHourMom said...

I'm not sure. I wish I knew more about machines - mine is a babylock Crafter's Choice, pretty good for regular sewing, nothing special. Thanks for the chance~!

Deb said...

Bernina all the way.

Patty Poe said...

I use a Singer, but a friend of mine recently bought a Singer Featherweight and she loves it. ppoe529@comcast.net

NEEDLEWINGS said...

I love my old Bernina 1530. I have often thought about getting another one with embroidery capabilities, but for a good work horse of a machine, I wouldn't trade it in for the world.