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Thread: My sewing machines have names, do yours?

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    Super Member girliegirl's Avatar
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    My sewing machines have names, do yours?

    My girls have names, I don't have any boys as of yet.... lol... now i Have to make my list of all my machines and put them here...

    what is your machine and her name?
    Squirrelly Shirley

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    I have several machines - some named and some not. My main machine currently is my 301 and her name is Rebeccah. My FW is Betsy (as in Ross) and so her the 301 is named for one of Betsy's sisters. My almost complete 201 is Rosie and my Two Spools is Josie (Josephine) after my grandmother. I also have an older Bernina whose name is Hans. My seam rippers are Frank and Henrietta when I am thinking nice thougths about them. My dear departed, rehomed, plastic machine was named Zoe when she was cooperating with me. I have many other machines not yet named but as I work on them and sew on them their name usually comes to me - they tell me their names mostly.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    I have one I'm not sure if it is a boy or a girl - I'm thinking a boy - I called it Potato Head.
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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    I name my machines. They are newer machines but..
    My regular sewing machine is a Brother SQ9000 which I have named SusieQ

    My Nolting Longarm is called "Abby"

    My Side Saddle computer system that works with "Abby" is called "Sadie" .

    My seam ripper is "Jack"

    and my car is named, " Sophie" lol

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    The only thing I name mine is what I call it if it gets my nerve LOL!


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    Bernina Sport - Nina
    Featherweight - Mahana
    Singer 301a (Black) - Stormy
    Vesta - Penny
    2 other (vintage) I need to name.

    If you've read about my dogs, you'll recognize those last three names...
    Please post your pet's - past and present -pictures at http://www.quiltingboard.com/general...ds-t32280.html

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    Senior Member tlcquiltnut's Avatar
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    Yes I name my machines. My treadle is Myrtle after my grandmother. She was a wonderful sewer. My Husqvarna Sapphire is Saffie, and my Designer Diamond is Bertie, named after my lovely aunt who is a wonderful person and sewer also. My LA is not named simply because I forgot to name (it) her. It is a Tin Lizzy so if you have any name suggestions, besides Lizzy....lol....

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    Super Member DonnaC's Avatar
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    Yes, of course my machines have names....

    My vintage Singer 66 hand-crank is named Ambrozina, after my grandmother.

    My hale-and-hearty little Kenmore, who does anything I tell her to and gives me no problems, is named Edna. That just sounded like a "sturdy" name to me.

    My (new, not antique) Featherweight 75 is called Tinkerbell, because she's my lightest machine.

    My PITA Singer Quantum L-500 machine is named Paris Hilton, because she's a high-maintenance, fussy little twerp that only sews when she feels like it. But don't get me started on that subject....

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    I am 'down' to 4 machines now.
    2 Featherweights, Betsy and Eliza Jane. Both named for Elizabethtown

    1 Japanese clone, 50s era turquoise colored Radi-o-matic named Sake (yes, like the wine!) Just got this machine in a cabinet, turns out the wiring in the cabinet was a definite fire hazard and the poor machine was disgustingly filthy. Waiting to get her cord back from the repairman so I can start sewing with her. Cleaning her with Qtips and an old toothbrush and some serious elbow grease almost drove me to drink, so Sake seemed appropriate.

    1 Husqvarna Serger, Husky. Haven't used this poor old boy in years since I was sewing my little boys' clothes. They're teens now and would be horrified if I wanted to make any of their clothes now!

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    Super Member quilt addict's Avatar
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    I'm with you and name them as I get to clean and bond with them. usually name them after their previous owner if I have that information.

    The ones that I sew on regularly are:

    FW - Judy
    Singer 191 Treadle - Mishiko

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