December 29, 2017

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12 Days of Christmas - Day 5 December 29th 2017

Welcome to Day 5 of our 12 Days Of Christmas celebration! Today we are giving away a 5 piece doll and bedding collection of items to 1 lucky winner! The bedding featured in today's giveaway was hand made by Elizabeth, the designer behind the Ladybug Doll Quilts brand as a prototype set for her Patch Play quilt pattern. The darling little pajamas are from Shari, the designer behind the Thimbles and Acorns brand, as the prototype cover piece for the 14.5" Union Suit pattern - too cute! We've completed this set with a brand new 14.5" Welliewishers Emerson doll!

Giveaway Update: Congratulations to Ginger!  You've won the bedding collection and have been contacted through email.

 

The items included in todays giveaway are:

  • One Welliewishers Emmerson doll - New in box
  • Three pieces bedding set - quilt, pillow, and pillow case
  • One unionsuit pj outfit designed to fit 14.5" Welliewishers dolls.

More pictures of the items featured in todays giveaway:

My assumption is that most of us sew! We’d love to hear more about your sewing experience. Are you just learning to sew, or have you been at it for a while? Do you use a basic standard machine or one with all the bells and whistles? What about a serger, are you using one of those? (or wondering what in the world I’m talking about!)

To enter the giveaway simply respond to this post in the comment box below and complete this sentence:

"I use a  [insert sewing machine type here]… The thing I like most about it is [tell us why]"

Comments must be left (on this blog post) by midnight (pacific) 12/29/2017.

One entry per person.

No purchase necessary, void where prohibited.

The winner will be chosen randomly from the comments received and contacted through the email provided in the comment.

We will choose a winner and modify this post tomorrow to let everyone know who won.

Okay, good luck, and if we’ve forgotten anything we will modify and/or update this post as needed.

Happy Holidays!

Cinnamon & The Liberty Jane / Pixie Faire Team


100 Comments

Susan
Susan

January 01, 2018

I make everything with a Viking Designer 1( I have 2 ) I love the dependability and stamina. My first machine is 17 years old and still going strong. They sew and embroider beautifully.

Annette C
Annette C

December 31, 2017

I use a Pfaff . I appreciate the quality of the the of the machine and the variety of stitch choices it offers.

Robin
Robin

December 31, 2017

Who won? I never find out where it’s posted? same with most of the other days. I know if it was me I would here from y’all, but I don’t ever know who to congratulate! Same with past contest for the last several years. – Maybe posting it in the banner or on the home page each day would work better? Just a thought…

Tammy
Tammy

December 31, 2017

I use a Pfaff sewing machine and the thing I like most is the built in walking foot. I wish all machines came with one.

Susan
Susan

December 30, 2017

I have a Pfaff sewing/embroidery machine and a Pfaff serger. I use both because they are easy to use and dependable.

Valnora W
Valnora W

December 30, 2017

I have an old Elna my husband bought me in the 60’s. No bells and whistles but solid as a rock. Wonder how many miles is on it. Always delivers.

Ellyn
Ellyn

December 30, 2017

I have a brother because my elna needs repaired. I just got a janome serger and I love it because it easy pretty easy to run and it makes really clean edges.

Lisa Simpson
Lisa Simpson

December 30, 2017

The thing I like most about my machine is that it runs so smooth! I forgot to say that on my original post!..

Lisa Simpson
Lisa Simpson

December 30, 2017

I use a husqvarna sewing machine and I love it! Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity!!!

Marcia
Marcia

December 30, 2017

I sew/embroider on a Babylock Ellisimo Gold. I love the needle threader, thread knot & cut, bright light,…. I began hand sewing 65 years ago, then when I was 7 I graduated to my mothers White treadle machine. I have the machine in my home today. I have begun to restore it with new belt, but needles are not easy to find. I would love to stitch a bit with it!

Rachel
Rachel

December 30, 2017

I use a Brother Project Runway machine. What I like most about it is all the different stitches it has. I used to have plain old machine with no fancy stitches n it broke n this was a gift from a dear friend. I don’t know how to use it very good yet n I am not sure when I will ever use all the fanciness but I am learning new things all the time. Would love to win this beautiful set, or learn how to make one

Krystyl
Krystyl

December 30, 2017

I am sewing everything by hand at this time as I cannot afford a sewing machine. I used to have my mother’s old Singer machine, but it finally broke down and I’ve not been able to fix it (right now it is sitting in it’s carry case in my closet).

Maren
Maren

December 30, 2017

I use a Singer Simple. The thing I like most about it is that I can use it like an overlock. Jerseys are easy to sew. And I can change the foot very quickly for patchwork and quilting.

Mendy
Mendy

December 30, 2017

I use a Janome 3050 and LOVE it. What I love most is how smooth it sews and the ease it is to switch stitches with just a push of a button.

Christine
Christine

December 30, 2017

I use a Quantum CXL Singer Sewing Machine. The thing I like best about this machine is that it’s lasted 25 years so far and is still working fine!

Janet
Janet

December 30, 2017

I use a Singer Quantum XL100. The thing I like most about it is there is several built in embroidery stitches and I have the added on embroidery attachment where I can do colored embroidery. I have sewed from light weight fabric to thin leather. It is old but still working.

James
James

December 30, 2017

I use a Janome sewing machine. The thing I like most about it is that it is the only machine I have and it was received as a gift. I am grateful I have a decent machine that does what I need, when I need. And that it is easy enough for the kids to use too.

Jo
Jo

December 30, 2017

I’ve always used Singer Sewing machines, but now also have a Brother and a Viking.

Yvonne Ruhnke
Yvonne Ruhnke

December 30, 2017

I sew with a Bernina artista 730, I love how beautiful it sews and I am so thankful to God for providing it for me!

Linda Rae
Linda Rae

December 30, 2017

I use an old Brother machine.

KAREN  HAWKINS
KAREN HAWKINS

December 30, 2017

I use a 30 year old Kenmore sewing machine. I’m old fashioned and can’t see wasting a perfectly good machine. But if I could find a happy home for this one, I’d buy a newer, fancier model with all the beautiful stitches….

Janet Martinson
Janet Martinson

December 30, 2017

I sew on a vintage Elna, the stitches are perfect and can stitch the tiniest most perfect embroidery stitches for doll clothes.

Lita
Lita

December 30, 2017

I use a Viking emerald. The thing I like most about it is the selection of stitches and settings.

Sandy
Sandy

December 30, 2017

I use a Janome Threadbanger, I love not having to use the foot press!

Sherril McGann
Sherril McGann

December 30, 2017

I use a Pfaff sewing machine and I love it because it has a built in walking foot.

Marianne
Marianne

December 30, 2017

I use a Pfaff sewing machine that I bought 3 years ago. I also use a Pfaff serger to make my doll clothes. I love the quality and craftsmanship of the Pfaff products. They are very reliable and I can do a variety of stitches for doll clothes. I can sew through denim, leather, cottons, and lightweight fabrics with ease. Perfect for making all kinds of accessories and fashions for my dolls.

Marty
Marty

December 30, 2017

I use an old White zigzag machine from the 1960’s with decorative cams for fancier stitches. My father bought used for me in 1974. Although it is very heavy so I don’t use it’s “portable” feature, I love it because it has all-metal parts and sews for everything, a real “work horse” which has only been serviced twice in all these years.

Donna Jean Wamsley
Donna Jean Wamsley

December 30, 2017

Love this new doll that American Girl Doll came out with. The clothing patterns that Pixie Faire
have are just great the fit the doll perfect. Thanks for being such a great company

Donna
Donna

December 30, 2017

I use a Janome. I’ve only had it about 6 months do I’m still learning on it. It is versatile and easy to use.

Linda
Linda

December 30, 2017

There are several other posts dated for the 30th so I guess I may not have been the only one who did not receive the day 5 email.

Linda
Linda

December 30, 2017

I use Singer Patchwork. It’s very easy to use. Yesterday I received Day 6 email and realized I had never received the email for day 5.

Sandra Williams
Sandra Williams

December 30, 2017

Responding late because I never received the email on the 29th. Checked Facebook several times thoughout the day also.. Late at night checked once more and saw posting at 5:19 pm. Usually emails received between 1 & 2 am.
I use a Baby lock BLQC. It has many stitches and options. Great for quilting, embroidery, buttonholes, etc. I also use an Elna lock serger, for seam finishing.

Pauline
Pauline

December 30, 2017

I use a Janome 11000… The thing I like most about it is the fantastic way it stitches I can also embroider but what I really love is the way it stitches velcro onto my doll clothes

Deb
Deb

December 30, 2017

I use a Janome 325. The thing I like about it is its ease of use and its dependability.

Lori
Lori

December 30, 2017

I use Janome Memory Craft 6500P for all my regular sewing and its great for a few reasons but mostly the amount of work space is a dream. I also use a Jnaome Pro4DX Serger and well I have to admit I love it because I have to yell at it far less than other sergers I’ve used in the past. lol Just keepin it real folks!

Ann
Ann

December 29, 2017

I consider myself luck to be born into a sewing family. I’m not the most accomplished seamstress in my family but I probably am amongst the most daring! I love all the personalities that offer their designs through Pixie Faire. I love how various people offer different ways of thinking. I am grateful that Pixie Faire is here – I think it feeds a “healthy” addiction!

Marion Callahan
Marion Callahan

December 29, 2017

“I use a Pfaff quilt style sewing machine. It has a pressure thing that helps track material through properly and the machine itself has never given me any trouble. I also use a BabyLock Elanta serger that is so easy to thread. Gave away my old serger, because it was so complicated to thread, to a DCF worker who makes quilts for some of her clients. Figured it would come to good use. Thanks !

Irene
Irene

December 29, 2017

I have a circa 1964 Elna super. I also got a second one at a tag sale for $10! I like the non computer aspect. Stitching is very even. I also have a Viking SE. Depends on the project which one I use. Please consider sewing a Sewpowerful purse …or more in 2018. (Pixiefaire’s community project) The program supports young Zambian girls to stay in school. I’ve seen the joy and smiles that a purse brings to these young girls.

Sherry
Sherry

December 29, 2017

I use a Brother 2800D and a Brother 6200.… The thing I like most about it is I can sew on the 2800 and Have the 6200 embroidering on another project at the same time. It is also a good way to have a back up machine in case one of them messes up. One will do up to 6 X 10 embroidery hoop and the other goes up to a 7 X 11 hoop.

Sara Woodhull
Sara Woodhull

December 29, 2017

I use a Husqvarna Viking Emerald 118. The thing I like most about it is that it can sew through 4-6 layers of denim!

Linda
Linda

December 29, 2017

I use a Singer 2000 (cabinet style) normally, but right now it is out of service & I can’t find anyplace in Hemet to get it fixed so am using a small portable. The thing I like most about my singer is all the different types of stiches & how easy it is to dial them in. It also makes great button holes.

Catherine
Catherine

December 29, 2017

I use a Brother machine. I like how easy they are to use and how their sergers and machines use the same needles which saves money on needles.

victoria
victoria

December 29, 2017

I use a brother project runway sewing machine. I like that it is easy to use.

Holly
Holly

December 29, 2017

I use a pfaff, the thing I like most about it is that it belonged to my grandmother.

Cheryl
Cheryl

December 29, 2017

I use a Bernina, the thing I like best about it is it wonderful uniform stitches.,always perfect.

designdreamer
designdreamer

December 29, 2017

I use a Bernina… The thing I like most about it is it’s precision, and that it’s a workhorse.

Lianne
Lianne

December 29, 2017

I use a Brother Dream Machine and what I love most is its embroidery ability.<3

alla
alla

December 29, 2017

I use a Janome machine. It’s basic and the one I could afford.

Annie
Annie

December 29, 2017

I have a Brother innovis Quattro machine. It sews beautifully and I am looking forward to using the embroidery designs to embellish my doll clothes.

Ruth
Ruth

December 29, 2017

I use a Bernina. The thing I like most about it is it belonged to my mother who was a perfectionist in sewing.

Julie
Julie

December 29, 2017

I use an Elna 5600. It’s awesome!

Tammy
Tammy

December 29, 2017

I use a Janome Overlocker (or serger) and a Janome 5200 for most other things – what I like most about them both is that , between the two of them, they are so versatile for tackling everything from heavy winter garments to dainty dolls’ clothes and Janome have so much support on their web sites as well as all the projects they post on their Sew4Home site, that I never run out of new projects to tackle and new ways of doing old things – been stitching for 60years + some.

Patricia Peterson
Patricia Peterson

December 29, 2017

I used to use a 1965 portable Singer. I loved it because it was so easy to operate. I broke a plastic gear hemming jeans. Now I have an even older 1960 Singer Rocket. It’s all metal. I haven’t really tried it out yet. Maybe I’m afraid to sew with it, because it’s complicated and doesn’t operate at all like my 65 Singer.

Marilyn
Marilyn

December 29, 2017

“I use a Bernina. The things I like most about it is it is well built and stitches beautifully.”

Cathy
Cathy

December 29, 2017

I use a Babylock Lyric. I adore it because it is so user friendly

Nancy Carlson
Nancy Carlson

December 29, 2017

I use a Janome, Baby Lock Serger, Brother Embroidery AND an old Singer for free arm sewing … The thing I like most about them is that each has a certain feature that I use when sewing – can’t live without any of them! But, I do really love my Janome – so easy to use and versatile!

Sheila
Sheila

December 29, 2017

I use a brother Project Runway sewing machine The thing I like most about it is easy to use and stitches like a dream
Have a vintage Elnita for sewing shoes and an Elna serger love them all

Gracie
Gracie

December 29, 2017

I have a Singer! Not sure what model, but a pretty basic one, I think. I like that it works well for me, and has suited my fun spurts of doll clothes-making. :-)

LeAnda
LeAnda

December 29, 2017

I use a Brother Sewing Machine. I love it because I am fairly new at sewing and it is easy to use and to try different types of stitches.

Christina
Christina

December 29, 2017

I use an Elna Lotus which recently replaced my 47 year old Singer Fashionmate 237. I like it because my 12 and 9 year old grand-daughters and I have had an easy time learning to operate it.

Debra
Debra

December 29, 2017

I use a Brother and love its ease of use.

Jennifer Ellis
Jennifer Ellis

December 29, 2017

I use a singer sewing machine and i love it.

Anna
Anna

December 29, 2017

I’ve used my mom’s Bernina sewing machine (which is nice and sturdy, plus it has settings for different stitches) but so far I’ve only used a sewing machine for easy straight sewing like blankets/quilts. I’m excited to try the patterns I’ve downloaded here, but I’m intimidated by the sewing machine, especially on small/fine details, so I’m leaning towards hand sewing since it’s less overwhelming!

Deanna
Deanna

December 29, 2017

I use a Janome Memory Craft 5000 and I like how versatile it is – embroiders and sews and makes great buttonholes.

Connie
Connie

December 29, 2017

I use a Janome sewing machine. I love that it’s super easy to change stitches.

Diana
Diana

December 29, 2017

I use a Brother 9000. It’s just so simple to use, has enough fun stitches & most importantly is so easy to thread.

Jennifer Kirkpatrick
Jennifer Kirkpatrick

December 29, 2017

I use a Singer sewing machine. The thing I like most about it is the different decorative stitching line I can use.

Monica
Monica

December 29, 2017

I love my Viking sewing machine and serger. All the decorative stitches are fun.

Donna
Donna

December 29, 2017

I use my mother’s machine. ’Nuff said?

Anna
Anna

December 29, 2017

I use a Viking Emerald The thing I like most about it is so many stitches without having to find the right cam (my old machine was an older Singer).

Renee
Renee

December 29, 2017

I have 6 different machines but the one I like and use the most is my singer I got when I was 18. What I like best is how durable it is and the 1 step buttonholer.

Judy
Judy

December 29, 2017

I use a new Janome. I used my 1968 Kenmore until last year when I started quilting. The Kenmore has been so reliable I tried to buy another one. I found out that Janome built the machines that were sold as Kenmores for years!

Kathryn
Kathryn

December 29, 2017

My favorite machine is my Babylock Ellisimo Gold Embroidery machine which allows me to be as creative as possible, Next it would be my Babylock Evolution 8-thread serger which stitches everything quick and durable. For quilting, nothing beats my Singer Featherweight for accuracy and reliability. I have stitched with several brands in the 60 out of 71 years of my life and the above three machines have been my favorites. I have started teaching some of my grandchildren.to sew and embroidery work. I’m hoping they will enjoy all of it as much as I have in my life.

Sandy
Sandy

December 29, 2017

I use a Janome and the thing I like best is the up down needle button! I’m easy to please!

Scarlett Watson
Scarlett Watson

December 29, 2017

I use a Bernina. I got it because I had used my Mom’s and it was very simple to use.

Elizabeth G
Elizabeth G

December 29, 2017

I have 7 machines which all do different things. I have a Pfaff, Viking, Brother, Singer featherweight and 2 sergers. I use them all

Shelly
Shelly

December 29, 2017

I use an old heavy machine. I like it because it belonged to a sweet family friend who is now in Heaven!

Aliya
Aliya

December 29, 2017

I think I’m just making the time, but I use a Singer machine (not sure what model). I like it because its simple to use, although I hope to upgrade sometime soon :)

Amy
Amy

December 29, 2017

I use a Baby lock that I just got. I am looking forward to using the decorative stitches on doll clothes.

Kathy
Kathy

December 29, 2017

I use a Husquevarna. The thing I like the most is that it is so versatile with a variety of stitches and features

Nannette
Nannette

December 29, 2017

I use a Pfaff – the thing I like most is how beautiful the stitches are.

Kim
Kim

December 29, 2017

I use a Singer, I like it because it is easy to use and easy to clean

Connie
Connie

December 29, 2017

I use a Brother that I bought at WM which replaced my Kenmore that I’d had almost 30 years. Still learning but right now I like all the options I have.

Sarah
Sarah

December 29, 2017

I use a Pfaff and I love it’s built in walking foot

Diane
Diane

December 29, 2017

I use a Viking which I purchased i 1973. I like it because it is so dependable and versatile. I can do anything I want with it and it’s still sewing as well as when I bought it.

Lisa
Lisa

December 29, 2017

I use a Kenmore sewing machine. The thing I like most about it is it is a dependable machine.

Sue Loughner
Sue Loughner

December 29, 2017

I use a Singer (27 yrs old) that my husband gave to me as my wedding gift!! it is the only machine i have used, and it is a heavy solid work-horse!!!

Kathleen
Kathleen

December 29, 2017

I like that my machine is so easy to use.

Gail Beam
Gail Beam

December 29, 2017

I use a Designer 1 and a Designer diamond and I love their dependability, the quality of there stitches and they both do machine embroidery.

Patricia Boccabello
Patricia Boccabello

December 29, 2017

“I use a Necchi… The thing I like most about it is how rugged and worry-free it is. It just keeps on working.

Kari
Kari

December 29, 2017

I have a brother. I love it because it is so easy to use.

SHIRLEY
SHIRLEY

December 29, 2017

I was using a Sears Kenmore that I bought in the late 60’s but it needs some refurbishing so now I’m using a basic Singer. I would love to have one that does embroidery, and a serge but really all the extras would slow me down. Lol. I learned on a trundle and THAT’S speed control. Progress.

eileen
eileen

December 29, 2017

“I use a  Pfaff. The thing I like most about it is the even feed dogs.

Deb
Deb

December 29, 2017

I use a janome, I like that I can adjust the speed.

Deborah
Deborah

December 29, 2017

I use a Viking 500… The thing I like most about it is it is the stitch quality. It also is a “quilting” model, which is a nice feature. I am grateful to have it.

Fish
Fish

December 29, 2017

I use a 1930’s Singer Featherweight 221… The thing I like most about it is the wonderful history behind these amazingly well built machines. Her name is Winnie, and at 11 lbs she travels well.

Regina Jeffery
Regina Jeffery

December 29, 2017

I use a Brother Project Runway sewing machine. The thing I like most about it is all of the different stitch options.

tammy
tammy

December 29, 2017

“I use a used an old singer sewing machine. The thing I like most about it is It is my mothers and it still works. I am 51 yrs old.

Dulce
Dulce

December 29, 2017

I got a used Janome recently. It’s a lightweight machine I can take with me, it appears to need little maintenance and sews a consistent stitch.

Lori
Lori

December 29, 2017

I use my grandmother’s Bernina. The thing I like most is that it is the same machine that I learned to sew on over 40 years ago and in all those years it has never given me any trouble.

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