Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Know thy Machine : A Grand Finale Giveaway!!!

So as you all know, The Know thy Machine Blog Hop has come to an end!

But it sure was fun!



But the fun doesn't end here...

Here's a quick round up of all the 33 posts...





Post # 1 : Emily : Juki TL98E, and a Singer confidence
 Post # 2 : Kimberly : BabyLock Symphony and Juki TL-2010Q
 Post # 4 : Jennifer : Pfaff QE 4.0
 Post # 5 : Sara : Brother HE240
 Post # 6 : Vicki : Janome 4900 Quilter's Companion.
 Post # 7 : Emily : Husquarna Viking Sapphire 850
 Post # 9 : Kelly : Brother CE5500 PRW
 Post # 11: Alyce : Elna 2000
Post # 13 : Dana : Husqvarna Viking Emerald 116, a 20 year old PfaffHobbymatic  953, and a Pfaff serger.
 Post # 14 : Elaine : Brother XR-65 and a Janome 8002D serger.
 Post # 16 : Teresa : 1954 Pfaff 130.
 Post # 18 : Kathi : Janome Memory Craft 4900, Bailey's 13" Home Quilter
 Post # 19 : Sally : Bernina 440QE and 1960's Singer
Post # 20 : Lauren : Bernina 125 & Bernina 820
Post # 21 : Alyssa : Juki 2010Q
 Post # 22 : Ivy : Baby Lock Sofia 2
Post # 23 : Christy : Juki TL98-Q
 Post # 24 : Cori : Brother PC210 PRW
 Post # 25 : No Show
Post # 26 : Kirsten : Bernina Aurora 440 QE
Post # 27 : Tammie : Brother XL 3750, Brother LS 2125i
 Post # 28 : Leona : Baby Lock Ellisimo, BL Espire, Handi Quilter Asante
 Post # 29 : Melissa : Brother CS5055PRW
Post # 30  : Janice : Juki 2000 Qi, Janome 1860, Viking Overlock, Singer Domestic and Singer Antique
Post # 31 : Sonalee : Husquarna Viking E20
 Post # 32 : Carrie : Lego Machine
Post # 33 : Shruti : Bernina 330, Bernette e56, Husquarna Viking E10 & an antique treadle!


Whoa! That was a lot of work, compiling all 33!

Coming to the Grand Finale Part!

Another Giveaway!

Here's what is up for grabs...

1. A $100 Gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop (Worldwide)


2. A $30 Store Credit from Wrapped in Fabric (Worldwide)


3. A fun pack from Pellon (US Only)
1 pkg Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex®
1 pkg Pellon® 805R Wonder-Under®
1 pkg Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece
1 pkg Pellon® Perfect Loft™ Cluster Fiber


To be eligible to win one of these:
1. Leave a comment telling me which one was your most favorite post.
2. Be a follower. If you already are one, leave a comment.
3. Write a blog post/ promote giveaway on FB/ Twitter. Leave a comment with the link.

I'll draw a winner on Saturday 8th Dec at 12 noon IST.

Cheers!

78 comments:

  1. I think that my favorite story was Sara's about a loaner machine smoking, nearly catching fire while she and her friend ate cheesecake. Classic! :-D

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  2. Although I love all the information I gained from the other posts, Carrie's post about the LEGO machine really tickled my funny bone. Those little pieces of plastic have been a big part of my son's life so that had a lot to do with my loving Carrie's post the most. Thanks for the great series!

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  3. I am a happy follower of your blog.

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  4. Tweeted the giveaway, too.
    https://twitter.com/AlphaBecky/status/276170032218779648

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  5. Wow! Every post was informative & it was interesting to hear about the features everyoneliked the most because they were oftentimes so different! I have an older Bernina that I wouldn't trade for anything and no one reviewed that machine. But I've had it for years - I may have been sewing since before some of your panelists were born.
    My favorite-I'll go for the lego version - it cracked me up!

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  6. I connected with Kirsten! We have the same machines!

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  7. I am a follower. I thoroughly enjoyed this machine blog tour. Thanks a lot!

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  8. My favorite was number four Jennifer with her Pfaff QE as I wanted to know more about that machine.

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  9. Tweeted giveaway:
    https://twitter.com/MaryLakePulaski/status/276179214934372352

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  10. Fun blog hop. Difficult to pick a favorite post, but I did enjoy Sara sharing insight about a loaner machine almost catching on fire. My closest to that experience was at a retreat where a table had too many things going on and one of the quilters used a rotary to cut fabric....but it ran across the power cord to the iron. Sparks went flying all over and several machines were taken out of order. Fortunately no one was hurt.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  11. I loved all the posts but my favorite was number 32, Carrie's Lego machine.

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  12. I'm a follower. Thanks for all your work to put this tour together.

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  13. Post #1 because we have the same machine!

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  14. Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/DistractedDebra/status/276221111727955968

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  15. My favourite post was number 11 from Alyce because she has a small regular machine but manages to use it make lovely quilts. There is hope for me yet!

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  16. I liked Carrie's 'lego' machine but I enjoyed them all!
    Thanks Shruti!

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  17. I found all the posts interesting. Sara's story of the machine that nearly caught fire was particularly entertaining (glad it didn't end badly) and of course the post about the lego machine made me smile.

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  18. My fave was post #23 and especiallythe pic of Cristy's adorable superhero daughter sewing.

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  19. Pick a favorite? Tough! I choose #23. Cristy's post is great. She's decorated her Juki with purple daisies. Her daughter, the quilter in training, is just amazing. And her superhero outfit is pretty cool, too. Love it!

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  20. I am not only a follower, but I check your blog each morning - love all the information.

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  21. I truly enjoyed reading all the machine reviews, but found Carrie's Lego machine to be amazing and humorous. No tension issues there. I love getting opinions on machines and seeing what works for people. Thank you so much for hosting this - now looking forward to the pouches:)

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  22. I don't have a blog, but certainly appreciate the time and information I receive from reading the blogs.....maybe some day.

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  23. My favorite was #16 Teresa's 1954 Pfaff. I love the look of older machines, and the dependability without all the bells and whistles is my kind of machine :) Now I know to keep my eye out for one of these beauties if I ever get to upgrade from my Singer. Thanks Shruti for the fun (and informative!) little (uh, actually maybe gigantic) hop!

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  24. I liked Sally's post, we have the same machine. But I have to say that Carrie's post was funny. I definitely want to make a machine like hers. ��

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  25. Boy, picking a favorite from all of them is hard. I found all of them interesting an full of good information about machines. I am going to pick the last one with the Lego machine because it was just too cute. Thank you ever so much for putting this together. I have learned a lot.

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  26. I am a follower. I find all of your posts fascinating and I have learned a lot from you.

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  27. A favourite?? Shucks, they were all informative--I know the Lego one was very neat--my son looked at it and was trying to see all the pieces he'd need to make one :)

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  28. I can't say I have a specific favourite, but if I had to pick I would say I liked Doris' because she is a friend. I REALLY like the variety in machines. It was nice to have some low end machines as well as some high end (to dream) machines.

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  29. I loved the Leyla post. I am going to order lost 2 needed pieces.

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  30. It is hard to pick a favorite since they were all great! But I liked post #15 from Heidi. I'd love to get a mid or long arm machine one day and I like to learn what to look for!

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  31. I follow! Thanks for hosting such an informative blog hop!

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  32. Oh my, there is no way I could pick a have, but I have to credit you for organizing a great hop! Each post offered something new, and as someone who owns numerous brands of machines, it's fun to read about everyone else's thoughts, faces and recommendations!

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  33. I'm a faithful follower, Shruti.

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  34. I honestly can't pick a favourite, it was just interesting to hear about other people's machines

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  35. I enjoyed many of the entries, but certainly one of my favorites was Emily's, #7. I liked the name she gave to her machine, naming it after her grandmother (very sweet) and the name her mother would have named her sister, if she had a sister. I like to think that sewing and quilting touch us with the past, and I think Emily did that when she named her sewing machine.

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  36. I really enjoyed hearing about everyone's machines, they are all so fancy compared to mine! I think my favourite post was 'Post # 21 : Alyssa : Juki 2010Q', although it really did make me wince that she thinks she hit a bone in her finger when she was sewing! Sort of makes me glad that mine isn't really a machine I can sew super fast with! Not that I'd say no to a more fancy machine, obviously ;)

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  37. And I have tweeted here https://twitter.com/Sarah_L_N/status/276467593311817729

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  38. I will choose #33. I love the story of your sewing machine

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  39. tweeted - https://twitter.com/hueisei/status/276471873666174976

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  40. Thanks so much for this incredible review... somehow I missed a few but I thoroughly enjoyed discovering the different machines (I still love my Pfaff though!)

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  41. I'm not sure if I could pick a favorite since I liked different posts for different reasons. But if I have to choose, I'll say Alyssa's because she helped me decide on a new machine!

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  42. I follow your blog in my reader.

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  43. I loved #22, she knows her stuff and makes for a fun read.

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  44. My favorite: the story behind the machine on the button.
    Post # 32 : Carrie : Lego Machine

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  45. Dana - #13 was of most interest to me.

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  46. Post #21 by Alyssa from Pile O Fabric - I know she was late :o but I am amazed with all shes done for having not quilted for longer, she's such a natural!

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  47. I am a follow of your blog in my RSS feed too, thank you for the giveaway!

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  48. I stumbled upon your blog just today :) And glad I found it .. Following your blog..I blog here - TheHobbyHarbor

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  49. I did not get to read all the links in this awesome series.. But did read some today.. Have bookmarked them and will be reading them later:) But I really love the sewing machine cover that Ellison has made in this link.. http://ellisonlane.blogspot.in/2012/10/what-kind-of-machine-do-you-sew-with.html

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  50. You can read about how I found your blog here :) http://thehobbyharbor.blogspot.in/2012/12/quilt-yes-i-am-making-one.html.
    I have linked up and promoted your giveaway here too..
    Keeping my fingers crossed..And hope I get lucky to start my First quilt..Thanks for the opportunity Shruti..

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  51. I loved this series as I'm looking into getting a machine with a larger throat space for quilting bigger quilts. One of my favorite reviews was Post # 21 : Alyssa : Juki 2010Q. She just upgraded to a machine that I'm now looking into. The Juki sounds like a good fit for me as I already have a Janome with alot of decorative stitches, so I just need a basic stitch machine with a more space. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  52. I'm already a follower via gfc! :)

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  53. I tweeted...
    https://twitter.com/CGeates/status/277252314874671104

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