Welcome to the Quilting Board!
I name mine; any without a name did not impress me enough to earn their place. My favorite Singer 301 is JoyBoy, because he is a boy and a total joy on which to sew. My inherited Singer 301 is "Sandra's 301" because my best friend Sandra willed him to me. My pristine, perfect Pfaff 130 is Zeus, named after the mechanic's business (Zeus) who made sure he was in tip top shape before I got him. My everyday Pfaff is "Mrs. Fussy Pfaff" because she is so darn fussy to set up. She does precision sewing after that, however. My Bernina is Bernie. My WWII vintage blue Model 15 clone is called "Old Piecer". My Singer 401 is called a nasty name right now. He has been misbehaving. I just call my Featherweights Fxwt. I have other machines that are called by their manufacturer's designations. For instance, my Elna Grasshopper is called Grasshopper.
Yesterday I got a brand new Janome, a lightweight machine to take to classes. What a great machine! My girlfriend is drooling. Now I have to see if it is a boy or girl and then find a name. If it's a girl, maybe it will be Janie. Any other suggestions?
I also name cars.
Last edited by cricket_iscute; 03-01-2013 at 05:15 PM.
Love all the awesome answers, thanks!
Cricket congrats on your new Janome. A lightweight machine seems to me needs to be named after a lightweight boxer - how about Sugar Ray? Lol
my machines are Ruthie the Singer 66 red eye treadle, Millicent is the Singer 115 treadle,Mickey is the Singer 237 treadle,Gertrude is the Pfaff 60 treadle,Karie is the 15-90 treadle, Randy is the 201K treadle.
Freddy is the tan FW,Patty is the 1957 FW, Peggy Sue is the 1947 FW and Barbara Ann is the Bernina 1031 and Robby is the Pfaff 1222E and Diane is the Bernina 930
Last edited by purplefiend; 03-01-2013 at 08:35 PM.
I've only named one of my machines...the little black Featherweight 221 that I have named Laura Leigh. Sounds kind of like an old fashioned name. Love seeing what other people have named their machines. I don't use the FW very much but it is such a good machine!
No, but I do name my cars. The VW was " The Blue Flame " and my grey Honda Pilot is "Frosty".
I have not named my Quartet yet. I'm waiting for inspiration. I do have Millie the featherweight and Opal the Janome Jem (760). Mr. Ken Moore is the Kenmore. the latest one is Flora, a Singer 413, named after my grandmother because it was originally her machine.
I don't name my machines either....have so many different ones, I just refer to them as the janome, the featherweight, the old white & my daughter's white.
The vintage singer(s) & Kenmore new and Kenmore old----shhh DH doesn't know there's more than one of the singers & kenmores. Maybe I purposely don't name them so I can refer to more than one and not have to answer for having so many machines!!
OVER THE RAINBOW JANE is the name of my Dear Baby Jane----though it should be poor, neglected & may never ever be finished baby jane!
The ones I use regularly have names. Some of the others have names. And I am guilty of occasionally calling them names not fit to be printed or said. I have many unnamed ones too. My 301 is Rebeckah and the FW is Betsy and I have a Rosie but cannot remember for sure which 201 that one is. I have a machine made in Occupied Japan that has a Japanese name that I cannot recall off the top of my head.
I meant to behave......but there were too many other options