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


74 Comments

Ellen
Ellen

December 29, 2017

My machine is a Brother. My favorite thing is that it works consistently without any problems. My previous machine was from the 70s and I spent more time working on it than actually sewing!

Carolyn Carrothers
Carolyn Carrothers

December 29, 2017

I use a singer

Opal
Opal

December 29, 2017

I have a Brother Innov-is 28000 that I mainly use for my embroidery. Then for my sewing I use my Janome. It has a wide range of decorative stitches and feet so I can do just about ant type of sewing I want to including quilting my quilts.

Mary S
Mary S

December 29, 2017

I use a Brother.. The thing I like most about it is it allowed me to inexpensively own a machine to begin learning how to sew new things and repair what I already owned.

Claudette
Claudette

December 29, 2017

I use a Singer machine and I love all the stitch options. From functional to decorative the options help me create beautiful doll clothes for our daughter. This year she will be learning to sew on this same machine.

Debbie
Debbie

December 29, 2017

I use Brother. I own 3 of them and none of them give me any trouble. 2 PC-420 and one embroidery.

Ann
Ann

December 29, 2017

I use a Singer Stylist 7258. I wanted to start sewing again after over 40 years away. I watched you tube videos and researched prices. When Walmart put these on sale, I used my tax return and bought it. It was so easy to set up! So many innovations that it was like a new toy. I have had the machine for a couple of years now and love it even more. Now I am teaching my granddaughter how to sew.

Michelle
Michelle

December 29, 2017

I use a Bernina 830 … The thing I like most about it is the versatility and the wide opening between the needle and the machine, which is not really necessary for making small doll clothes but great for bulky things. I also use a Bernina 170 and a Bernina serger. I don’t know how I ever lived without the serger! Thanks for these fun contests!

Aime
Aime

December 29, 2017

I use a Pfaff sewing machine because it takes light and heavy materials and has easy threading hook for the thread. It also has decorative stitches.

Kathy
Kathy

December 29, 2017

I use Brother machines I owned 3 of them. The thing I like most about them is they never give me any trouble, and they sew beautifully.

Kathy Chopp
Kathy Chopp

December 29, 2017

I use a Bernina sewing machine. the thing I like most about it is the knee lift presser foot.

sharon shaughnessy
sharon shaughnessy

December 29, 2017

my husband just purchased a Verve from babyloc, because I was making so many dollclothes. Its also an embroidery, and quilting machine, , I absolutely love it,, and hope to use it forever, Sewing is just my thing

Rosaria
Rosaria

December 29, 2017

My sewing machine is no name brand and 30 years old. It has been repaired twice. The thing I love about it is that it has simple stitches no fancy stuff and can handle any fabric.

Christina P
Christina P

December 29, 2017

I started on an old Singer treadle sewing machine, then went through one cheap machine after another that would grab the fabric like PacMan on a feeding frenzy and tear it up. Oh the number of projects that were ruined getting pulled down by the feed dog! Over the 50 years I have been sewing up to 18 hours a day I went through a lot of machines. Yes, sewing that much a day will wear them out but a good machine is worth the money and frustration in the end if you can afford the initial outlay and won’t destroy your fabric or nerves! Finally in 2001 I got my dream machine a Husqvarna Designer 1. I love the wide variety of stitches, attachments, and feet, and the ability to do embroidery on my doll clothing and other sewing items. It has been working great for 17 years now. I also use a serger in my sewing.

Cathleen M.
Cathleen M.

December 29, 2017

I use a Bernina 880 Plus and I love the dual feed option on the machine. It’s like using a walking foot, but with all different kinds of feet. I also like the stitch quality and the wide stitch plate.

marie peters
marie peters

December 29, 2017

“I use a Bernina 740 bought in 1966.The thing I like most about it is the solid construction (all metal), all the stitches that a home sewer could need, all the presser feet which clip on easily, the solid reliable back-up service. This machine has paid for itself over and over – I really have no desire for another machine although I do admire the work produced on them.

Nancy
Nancy

December 29, 2017

I use a Husqavana Lily 550 and a Brother CE-5000. The thing I like most about the Lily, (which was given to me by my sister in law who couldn’t take it with her when she moved onto her boat and sailed off to the sunny coast of Bermuda, from the cold eastern shore of Canada, to live), is learning how to use all the wonderful features and addons. The thing I like most about Brother is it was given to me by my Mum who is dying of brain cancer. She said to use it when Miss Lily got to be much too handle.

Lisa (Melissa) Crow
Lisa (Melissa) Crow

December 29, 2017

I own a Singer, but I rarely use it. I do almost all of my sewing by hand because I feel more connected to the project. I am usually making things for others and this way, I feel like I am giving something more of myself in whatever I am making.

Diana
Diana

December 29, 2017

I use a Husqvarna sewing machine. I like most that it is easy to use and has a lot of versatility.

Kathy
Kathy

December 29, 2017

I use a Sears Kenmore sewing machine. I have a special attachment to this machine it was one that my dad bought for my mom. He passed away more than 30 years ago. It has embroidery cams and button attachment. It still works well after all these years and I really am happy that it is. I have sewn so many things with this machine.

Debi
Debi

December 29, 2017

I use a Janome 9400. The thing I like most about it is EVERYTHING!!

Denise
Denise

December 29, 2017

I use a Singer sewing machine and a Brother serger. I love that I taught myself to sew with these machines a few years ago and they still work! (I was convinced I wouldn’t be able to sew and that I would ruin them. Yes, lack of confidence is my middle name.) Thank you for the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Chantal Fuder
Chantal Fuder

December 29, 2017

I have a Bernina 180. I have had it just over twenty years. I have made almost 100 quilts on it has never had had any problems. It is very versatile with a large array of stitches.

BELINDA MCRAE
BELINDA MCRAE

December 29, 2017

I own 3 machines. An “ancient” NECCHI with the cams for embroidery. A BABYLOCK Elisimo and a Singer FEATHERWEIGHT. My favorite by far is the FEATHERWEIGHT> Its strong, works great, is reliable, and lightweight. Works great for doll clothes and quilting and general basic sewing.

Kathy
Kathy

December 29, 2017

I use a Singer sewing machine. This is the brand that I learned on and have sewed on a Singer since then.

Linda K
Linda K

December 29, 2017

I use two Singer machines. One upgrades every few years but the other is the first machine I bought when I married and is still working beautifully, just no bells and whistles like the newer ones.

Faith
Faith

December 29, 2017

I have several machines from a 1946 Singer featherweight to my Baby Lock Ellisimo, which sews and embroiders. All have been very reliable and depending on the "mood I’m in " I can quilt, sew, or embroider. Thank you all for another great giveaway.
Gay
Gay

December 29, 2017

I have several machines but my favorite is my Janome because it’s a heavy duty machine that I use every day. I also love my Babylock serger !!

Phyllis Gaumond
Phyllis Gaumond

December 29, 2017

I use a White sewing machine… The thing I like most about it is always reliable and sews through anything.

Ansley
Ansley

December 29, 2017

I have a Bernina sewing machine. The thing I like most about it is the durability (metal gears) and it has a few awesome features (needle down, backstitching, buttonholes, embroidery designs).

Margaret Evelyn Tatum
Margaret Evelyn Tatum

December 29, 2017

I use a Brother but also use my mother’s 1948 Singer, it still sews like a dream

Helen
Helen

December 29, 2017

I use an Elna 7200 and the thing I love most is the built in scissors. I am also learning to use my new serger.

Mary
Mary

December 29, 2017

I have several brands of sewing machines. Lately I have been using my Simplicity machine. It sews great for basic sewing. I also have a Brother, White and Pfaff, that have decorative stitches, that I use for fancy sewing. I would have to say out of those my Pfaff is my favorite.

Tamera Rehnborg
Tamera Rehnborg

December 29, 2017

Years ago, I sewed doll clothes for my four daughters and their American Girl and Magic Attic dolls. I used a White sewing machine. I love the fact that it was no fuss, no complicated anything. Wish it still worked.

Keicia
Keicia

December 29, 2017

I use a brother se400 sewing machine. I’ve been sewing about 2.5 years (on and off) but still feel like a beginner. I really like that I can embroidery with my machine as well as sew. I just got a brother serger for Christmas (it’s not out of the box yet) and I look forward to learning how to use it and doing new things with it.

liz
liz

December 29, 2017

i have a singer a brother and a domestic. i like the brother the best because it has an automatic needle threader

Margaret Evelyn Tatum
Margaret Evelyn Tatum

December 29, 2017

I use a Brother machine for all of my sewing now. I have used a singer so far as well as a huschavarna. Brother is my favorite now . The stitches available are better. And I have a service center very close when needed.

Annlee
Annlee

December 29, 2017

I use a Brothers sewing and I like all stitches and the way it sew.

Sarah Combs
Sarah Combs

December 29, 2017

I use a nonexistent sewing machine. I’m currently doing all my sewing by hand because I need to get my sewing machine fixed. I’ve been hand sewing everything I made the last few months. I’m actually new to the doll sewing world but I love it and I’m actually kinda good at it.

Teresa Annunziata
Teresa Annunziata

December 29, 2017

I use a JANOME DC 5100, I love all the options my machine has. It allows all kind of fancy stitches and even lettering, which I use for all the dolls my nieces own! Simply love the ease of it too, it’s my third one!

Rhonda Norton
Rhonda Norton

December 29, 2017

I use a Janome m6500. The thing I like most about it is the length of the sewing arm making it easy for quilting.

Ginger Harris
Ginger Harris

December 29, 2017

I have a White and a Singer sewing machines. I like them both for their ease of sewing. I can change stitches easily. I have one set up with one thread color and the other in another color. Good for sewing multiple projects at one time.

Katy
Katy

December 29, 2017

I have many brands of sewing machines but my go-to is definitely my Bernina. I always go back to her. I have had her for over 30 years…she just keeps going…I feel as though the quality of the older sewing machines is must better!

Dottie
Dottie

December 29, 2017

“I use a Bernina (that was my Mother’s)…The thing I like most about it is it’s so easy to use in so many different ways, and I love it’s versatility!” :~)

Carol G
Carol G

December 29, 2017

I use a Bernina sewing machine. The thing I like most about it is that is is very dependable, sews almost any fabric and lasts a long time!

Darlene
Darlene

December 29, 2017

I use a little electronic Elna 520, after my wonderful workhorse died after almost 3 decades. The thing I like the most – so many things to like! My Elna has some lovely features that I really enjoy – I like the presser feet with the guides (one gives a 1/4" seam, and the other guides down the centre of a seam) – just love the perfect seams they provide. I like the reverse of my favourite stretch stitch from my old machine – the Elna has both! It makes delicate sewing so easy. I like that the fabric never goes into the hole for the needle – this is likely the best feature because it is the most annoying thing on many of the machines that I tried, before choosing my little Elna. I have a basic serger too. I love making delicate items, lace, etc. and making bras on my Elna – it has everything I need for the way I sew now – doll clothes and bras, panties, slips, etc.. I have the teflon presser foot :) I love gadgets, and add whatever I can, as I come across them. I have a walking foot. I love the size and weight of the machine – easy to move around – easy to take to a class. I can do anything I want with this little electronic wonder – makes me happy. I really like the speed control feature! Sewing needs change as we become experienced, and I think everyone needs to be spoiled by a new model machine – nice to keep the old workhorse machines, if they still make parts. I am glad that I tried several machines, and found this little one. I love all of the fancy stitches. I love sewing small things. My hands need pampering, and my machine pampers them. :)

Jan
Jan

December 29, 2017

I have an inexpensive brother machine my husband gave me for my birthday a few years ago. I learned to sew on my mom’s singer. My machine sits under a dust cover. I hand sew everything and always have. By the time I get out the machine, thread it and wind a bobbin, I can have the bodice done by hand. Plus it gives you time to adjust and fit the item to the doll as you go along. I can sit comfortably on my couch with all my sewing materials around me and just sew. So relaxing and no frustration.

Jeana H
Jeana H

December 29, 2017

I use a singer future 250. The thing I like most is the built in decorative stitches. Just push a button and go. It also DOES embroidery $for extra special detakls.

Wanda Banks
Wanda Banks

December 29, 2017

“I use a Singer Sewing Machine. The thing I like most about it is how well it works and very little maintenance.”

Laura H
Laura H

December 29, 2017

I use a Kenmore sewing machine and the thing I like most about it is that it was handed down to me from my late grandma (who was absolutely amazing at sewing). I’m still learning and I hope to be able to come close to as good as my grandma was.

Corinna
Corinna

December 29, 2017

“I use a Singer sewing machine. The thing I like most about it is it is a very reliable and easy to use machine.

Barbara Bos
Barbara Bos

December 29, 2017

I use a brother sewing machine. I love that it is very simple and easy to use.

Leslie Loren
Leslie Loren

December 29, 2017

I use an old Bernina that I bought in the late 70’s. It is reliable, consistent, and the stitching is always neat. And there is very little plastic. I love the button hole setting as the stitching is always even and easy to use. I also use a newer Singer for embroidery stitches.

Lisa Crawford
Lisa Crawford

December 29, 2017

I use a Singer Futura The thing I like most about it is I can sew do machine embroidery and machine smocking on the one machine.

JEANNE
JEANNE

December 29, 2017

I use a Bernina machine. I enjoy using the the needle down setting so my fabric does not move if I have to lift the pressure feet to rotate the fabric. Thank you for the “12 Days of Christmas” giveaways.

Terri Brantley
Terri Brantley

December 29, 2017

I use a Husqvarna Sapphire Q sewing machine. I really like how user friendly it is and the variety of functions.

Karen Stimson
Karen Stimson

December 29, 2017

I use a Brother sewing machine and a BabyLock serger. I love being able to switch back and forth depending on what sewing task I’m doing; and the serger makes seams look so professional.

Bunnie E
Bunnie E

December 29, 2017

I use a Brother Computerized sewing machine. The thing I like most about it is its so easy to switch between types of stitches and have so many available at my finger tips.

MELANIE CHARLTON
MELANIE CHARLTON

December 29, 2017

I use a Janome Decor Excel pro, the thing I like most about it is it doesn’t have too many bells and whistles. When I sew; it’s like chicken noodle soup for the soul, I get to have time for me and give my dolls a new gift when finished!

Jadie
Jadie

December 29, 2017

I use a Kenmore sewing machine. The thing I like most about it is I had it for 20 years and still works smoothly.

Lyn
Lyn

December 29, 2017

I use Pfaff machines and love the built in walking foot.

Susan C.
Susan C.

December 29, 2017

I use a Brother sewing machine right now but also got a Singer Heavy Duty that I want to start using. The thing I like most about it is the heaviness of the machine. Being an older machine it is heavier and the Singer will sew thru anything.

Regina
Regina

December 29, 2017

I use a Bernina sewing machine. The thing I like most about it is the smooth stitching and the versatile assortment of feet available.

Rebecca
Rebecca

December 29, 2017

I use an older project runway brother machine. My favorite thing about it is that my father gave it to me before he passed away.

Katrina
Katrina

December 29, 2017

I use a Singer sewing machine and the thing I like about it is that it is lightweight so I can take it with me.

Ericka
Ericka

December 29, 2017

I use a Husqvarna Designer 1 sewing machine, i love it’s stitch quality. Even though it’s older it run flawlessly.

Silvia D
Silvia D

December 29, 2017

“I use a Brother machine.… The thing I like most about it is easy to use and has been faithful to me over the years!

Ann M
Ann M

December 29, 2017

I bought myself a Janome sewing machine with speed control for teaching my grandkids to sew and with easy threading for my old eyes.

Susan T.
Susan T.

December 29, 2017

My husband gave me a top of the line Kenmore computerized sewing machine years ago when I was doing costumes for our daughters’ school

Laura L.
Laura L.

December 29, 2017

I own a Kenmore and the thing I like the most about it is it was free for me!

Olivia Murrow
Olivia Murrow

December 29, 2017

I use a very old Bernina Record that I inherited from my grandma. The thing I like most about it is that Bernina is a reliable brand and there’s a repair shop which specializes in Berninas near my apartment. Plus, you can’t argue with a free sewing machine.

Aurora Conter
Aurora Conter

December 29, 2017

I use lots of machines but so far my favorite that we have is our sing heavy duty machines. I love that I can sew through most materials.

Linda Sevanick
Linda Sevanick

December 29, 2017

I use a Husqvarna sewing machine and I love it as I can readily sew on all types of fabric and I never have to threaten to throw it out the window!

Kathy Davis
Kathy Davis

December 29, 2017

I use a Janome sewing machine. The thing I like most about it is all the stitches available. I also like the options of feet that make sewing easy.

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