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Let's talk sewing machines

A recent guild meeting icebreaker question asked members to spill the beans on how many sewing machines they owned.   I'll not reveal the member with the most in case her husband is reading ;-)  This question got me thinking... Do you name your sewing machine(s)?

I do name my machines and you can meet them below.  These may or may not be all the sewing machines I have!

Meet Jewell
"Jewell" is my black 1938 featherweight, named after my paternal grandmother.

This is Dee
"Dee" is my mint green/white 1968 featherweight,  and named after my maternal grandmother.

Just Juki!
Not to play favorites, but my Juki is my favorite ;-)  I've tried to come up with a clever name for this machine, but keep coming back to "Juki".

how about Ruby?
This Janome Horizon was purchased while at SewDown Nashville and signed by my quilty friends, but so far I haven't spent much time getting to know her, so at the moment she does not have a name. Any suggestions?

So, tell us.  Do you name your machine(s)?  If so, what is the name(s)?  A random drawing (for a fun prize) from the comments left on this post will be made on Tuesday (March 31) before our next guild meeting (April  1).  Thanks for playing along.




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  1. Haven't named my Baby Lock yet. Was a gift from my beautiful and thoughtful sister. I'll have to come up with one.

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  2. Well, I don't name mine. Maybe I should! I certainly spend enough time with him/her��

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  3. Bessie because she is so content.....

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  4. I have a 1958 featherweight that I call "lil sister" and her big sister is a Husqvarna- Lena. I also have a yard sale Bother machine that I bought for $5 , a real workhorse that I call 'B' because well she complains, a lot! I have my Great Grandmother's Singer treadle that has been restored, her namesake "Sofrona"

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  5. I name my machines too! There's Red (Heart Disease Janome), Linda (Deep Throat 1948 Singer), Lisa (Featherweight born the same year as my cousin Lisa), and Juki. Juki is new and hasn't "earned" a name. Maybe I should name her HardtoThread?

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  6. My Adopted Bernina came with her name, Aurora aka the workhorse, there's my Babylock nicknamed 'the loaner', because she is usually with a new quilter at their home. Then there's the new baby in the house 'Lucey Lou' by APQS.

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  7. I've only owned two sewing machines ever. (Shocking, I know.) Maybe that's why I haven't named them? It's not like there's ever any question what machine I'm talking about. But, mine did come with the name Sofia, so I suppose I could call her that.

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  8. I've only owned two sewing machines ever. (Shocking, I know.) Maybe that's why I haven't named them? It's not like there's ever any question what machine I'm talking about. But, mine did come with the name Sofia, so I suppose I could call her that.

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  9. (from an earlier facebook post)

    My first sewing machine was a Pfaff, bought around 1997. Failed only _once_ in all these years. I decided to name her Zelda, meaning "gray battle maid." Zelda is alive and humming at a dear neighbor's but is my backup travel machine if needed. About 10lb.

    My third machine was also a Pfaff, the one I use daily. It's precise, nimble and pretty. Her name is Gretel, meaning "pearl." About 30lb... not moving Gretel unless it's a trip to the doctor.
    More on the second and fourth machines later.

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  10. I've not named my machines. Guess I'll have to put more thought into doing so. But for right now, I'm alright with them being nameless.

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  11. I own two machines and as of yet have never named them and can't even remember there model names.

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  12. I've never named my machines. I've tried, but somehow names just don't "fit", to me. However a number of them come with names now, (Sophia, Jewel, etc.). But I find I can't even remember those names! You all know I don't have many available memory cells, so I'll just keep on the way I am.

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  13. No I've not named my Juki but I do call her my baby and I do talk to her.

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  14. My machine is PJ, after my grandma (Patricia Jean). She used to sew custom window treatments and I use her amazing sheers to this day.
    My iron is Edna after Edna Turnblat from Hairspray.
    And I 'm in the midst of the very serious process of naming my brand new dress form....suggestions are surely welcome!

    I only have one machine so I have to make up for it by naming my iron and dressform too! Haha.

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  15. My Brother is named "Oh". This comes in handy when frustrated because I can say, "Oh Brother!" or "Oh {expletive of choice}!".

    My first machine, an old Kenmore, is simply Ken.

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  16. No, I don't think I have ever named any type of machine.

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  17. I have four machines, but I haven't named any one of them ;-))) I have a feather weight, a Brother, a Kenmore, and a Janome (which I primarily use).

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  18. I used to name my Cellos, but strangely enough, I haven't named any of my machines. Although I introduced them to my 'best friends'. I have a Juki, a quite old Elna given by my MIL, and my grand-mother's Singer (no electricity necessary for this one).

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  19. I have Isaac, Clyde, Sergio, Bernard, Lance, Max, Zach, and then there's Floyd, who ran away to live with a friend. He was loud and unbalanced, required too much attention, and wasn't much of a hard worker.

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