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Thread: What did you name your sewing machine?

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    Member 749janet's Avatar
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    I'm just curious as to what everyone has named their sewing machines? Please share your names with the message board and also why or how did you come about naming it that?

    I'm trying to think of a name for mine and I'm thinking about naming her "Florance Ida Katherine" after my mother.

    And does anyone refer to their sewing machine as a "he" ?

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    I have named my 40'/50's era Pinnock "Jasper"....so I'm guessing he is a he:). My boss, years ago, an elderly gent, was really into computers and every time his computer didn't do something he wanted it to do he'd say "C'mon Jasper". It stuck in my head, so when I started learning to machine quilt and I hit a glitch or mucked up I just started saying "C'mon Jasper", so Jasper it is. I bought a treadle at the end of last year (which Jasper is sitting on 'til I restore it). Don't know if I will name it, but if I do, I'll wait 'til I can work out its "personality". Generally I do not name things that aren't sentient beings...quilting has changed that I 'spose.

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    havent named any of my machines but I always refer to them as she or her...when and IF I get a feather weight I will definitely name it

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    1. My Wheeler & Wilson treadle is "Edna"
    2. Singer 9W is "Hannah"
    3. Janome is "Raquel"
    4. Brother is "Bud"
    5. Featherweight is "Honey"
    6. Singer 201-2 is "Esther"
    7. Kenmore is "Mama"
    8. Kenmore is "Lizzie"
    9. Singer 99 is "Bitsy"
    10. Singer 66-1 Redeye is "Tilly"
    11. Singer 15-91 is "Anne"
    12. Serger is "Mary Jane"
    13. Remington is "Remie"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    1. My Wheeler & Wilson treadle is "Edna"
    2. Singer 9W is "Hannah"
    3. Janome is "Raquel"
    4. Brother is "Bud"
    5. Featherweight is "Honey"
    6. Singer 201-2 is "Esther"
    7. Kenmore is "Mama"
    8. Kenmore is "Lizzie"
    9. Singer 99 is "Bitsy"
    10. Singer 66-1 Redeye is "Tilly"
    11. Singer 15-91 is "Anne"
    12. Serger is "Mary Jane"
    13. Remington is "Remie"
    And my poor old brother xl2600 is Bertha!!!

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    Just named my first machine. I have a Serger, Singer, Pfaff, and Bernina. Just got a Bernina 830LE so I named her Elly. :-) I will be getting two more Berninas and have already picked their names, Frances & Esther. They will be named after my grandmas!

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    My goodness! Well, here are the ones I remember off the top of my head:

    My Bernina 830 LE is Ruby (she has a red face plate and is a gem)
    My Bernina 330 is Eva
    My Brother CS4000 is Baby Brother
    My Singer Futura is Jaleesa
    My treadle is Sadie...I think...Gosh, I guess when you forget their names, you have too many...naw!

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    I don't usually name mine either..but I did name my featherweight Felicity :)

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    I recently got 2 older singers one is Ethel and the other that needs work and giving me problems? Yep luuucyyy!!

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    Stunned. am I missing something? Is my brain odd? I have never, ever thought of naming any of my machines. Probably called the Serger some unprintable things when it does not want to co-operate tho! :lol:

    Quote Originally Posted by 749janet
    I'm just curious as to what everyone has named their sewing machines? Please share your names with the message board and also why or how did you come about naming it that?

    I'm trying to think of a name for mine and I'm thinking about naming her "Florance Ida Katherine" after my mother.

    And does anyone refer to their sewing machine as a "he" ?

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