Friday, June 5, 2009

Sewing Machine Q&A from Sew, Mama, Sew

It's Sewing Machine Month on the Sew, Mama, Sew blog. Here are my answers to their questions.

What brand and model do you have? Babylock Crafters Choice

How long have you had it? Just over a year

How much does that machine cost (approximately)? about $300? It was a gift.

What types of things do you sew (i.e. quilting, clothing, handbags, home dec projects, etc.)? I sew clothes for my daughter, and gifts for others, like bags, placemats, potholders, aprons, ect.

How much do you sew? How much wear and tear does the machine get? I use my machine about six hours a week, sometimes more or less.

Do you like/love/hate your machine? Are you ambivalent? Passionate? Does she have a name? I really, really like it, a lot! It is simple to use, no fighting to get it to do what I want, like my last machine!

What features does your machine have that work well for you? needle threader, top loading bobbin,

Is there anything that drives you nuts about your machine? Just the button hole foot, but that's probably because I'm not doing it right!

Do you have a great story to share about your machine (i.e., Found it under the Christmas tree? Dropped it on the kitchen floor? Sewed your fingernail to your zipper?, Got it from your Great Grandma?, etc.!)? We want to hear it! I learned to sew on a trundle machine, pumping the foot pedal to make it sew. Next, I was given a machine from my grandma, it was a Kenmore that sat inside a small table. I took it with me when I got married to use as an end table, and used it to sew all the crib bedding for our first-born. The next machine was a Brother from Wal-Mart. I fought with that machine constantly! Now, I am using my Babylock and it makes sewing so easy!

Would you recommend the machine to others? Why? Yes, its very user friendly!

What factors do you think are important to consider when looking for a new machine? I wanted a machine that would be easy to use. It really helped to sit down a try them at the store before I decided.

Do you have a dream machine? Someday, I would like to get a serger, and maybe an embroidery machine. But not until I have more free time!