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Thread: What's your sewing machine's name?

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    Junior Member txstitcher's Avatar
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    I still need to name my Janome.

    My Singer is named Esther after my grandmother.

    My dress form is Lillian Mae.

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    My brother is Marie, after my paternal GM. My antique singer, Lucy, for my maternal GM

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    My just purchased Featherweight is Ruby, after my grandmother and Great Aunt.

    My Nolting FunQuilter, purchased 2 mths ago is Lydia, because she is purple.

    My high end Pfaff, purchased almost three years ago,...no name...strange, but nothing seems to fit! :(

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    Singer 128 - Mamie after my grandmother
    Singer 301 - AnnieRose who knows why
    Elna SU Star - no name she needs a Swiss name, but Heidi doesn't fit
    Leader treadle - no name until she is cleaned. American made from 1928 - any ideas?
    Necchi - Sophia because she beautiful and Italian
    Kenmore 158 - Pitiful Pearl because she's neglected
    Universal - no name yet, she's still in the car. I think Bette as she's the twin to my mother's White

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    This is interesting and I will be following the replies. In over 50 years of sewing and quilting, it has never occurred to me to name my sewing machines. I think it's kind of cool, really, but why do you name them?

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    black 1950 FW....PJ (name after 2 sis 1st name)
    White FW........Lucy (name after mom, Lucille)
    Newest 1939 FW...............none at this time.
    306...................Detla (found in Deltona, Fl)

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    The only machine I have named is my Gammill. She's called Maxine. She did maximum damage to my checkbook and available floor space.

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    My 1950 Singer 15-91 is My Sweet Ada, after my G'ma Drake and my Mom. My parents bought it new, with the cabinet and stool, all of which I have. Both Mom and G'ma had the middle name Adelaide, but G'pa Drake shortened that to Ada!!! He bellowed it.

    My Viking 5610 is Aunt Mary, because I inherited it from her.

    My 1980's White is Millie, for my Mom, who loved this machine, for some reason.

    I never thought of naming them until I joined this Board!

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    grandjan, I have sewed for 37 years on the Elna without naming her, but when I bought the 128 because I wanted a machine that resembled my grandmother's, she named herself as did the 301. In my case, only vintage machines seem to need names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandjan
    This is interesting and I will be following the replies. In over 50 years of sewing and quilting, it has never occurred to me to name my sewing machines. I think it's kind of cool, really, but why do you name them?
    Me, too! I may call my machines some not so nice things when they're not cooperating but I've never named them nor felt the need to. Kinda like my car which doesn't have a name other than Honda. And quilts...I don't quite get naming them either - except for art & landscape quilts but why name a Log Cabin patterned quilt that's being given away? So, why do you name a sewing machine?

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