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Welcome to day 20 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win the HUSQVARNA VIKING® HICLASS™ E20 from HUSQVARNA VIKING®! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Monday, December 27th (that’s a full week) to be entered to win!

The HUSQVARNA VIKING® HICLASS™ E20 offers great features such as simple threading and an easy one-step buttonhole.

Thirty-two fun and practical stitches include utility stitches, decorative stitches, and stretch stitches. This is a great machine for someone who wants to make creative projects for the home, family and friends!

Comment to Win: How much money would you consider spending on a sewing machine?

Congratulations to etchedinthread who won the Fiskars Fabric Scissor Set!!

and Congratulations to norasgranddaughter who won a Singer Sewing Machine and Dress Form!!


This giveaway is sponsored by HUSQVARNA VIKING®


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    Dec 26, 2010, 09.36 PMby patternjunkie

    Since it’s a hobby I couldn’t really justify spending more than $300…but the Husqvarna Viking I inherited from my grandmother is a workhorse that I don’t expect to ever have to replace!

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    Dec 26, 2010, 09.00 PMby muffeldog

    the one i have is $100 but i would pay a lot not sure what to buy though.

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    Dec 26, 2010, 06.40 PMby carluchi

    I’ve probable spend close to $300 dollars. Mine cost lest because I got it on clearance sale.

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    Dec 26, 2010, 04.58 PMby mardou123

    I saved and saved and paid around $400 on my Huskystar. When I look at other Husqvarna models my pulse races, my palms sweat and I get all excited. i dream of a time when I can drop serious coinage for a new machine.

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    Dec 26, 2010, 02.00 PMby elMisses

    I didn’t spend much on my last sewing machine. Not because I wouldn’t spend more but because I couldn’t find a better quality machine. I’d invest up to 1,000 dollars for a really good professional quality machine. I love quality sewing! I love making good quality clothes and sheets and curtains for everyone I know!

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    Dec 26, 2010, 01.41 PMby madmoizellejeanne

    at the moment, up to 100 euros for a “normal-stiching” machine or 200 euros for an overlock…

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    Dec 26, 2010, 12.42 PMby cassiehooper

    I guess I would spend up to $400. They really are worth the investment..

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    Dec 26, 2010, 11.59 AMby piia72

    My last investment was slightly used 5-thread industrial serger, which cost me 500 euros. I`m sure this machine will work for me for many years and will be worth every cent.

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    Dec 26, 2010, 10.19 AMby mbrizz

    I spent about 150 euros on my sewing machine and 800 euros on my serger – both brand new. The sewing machine is a simple one and the overlocker is a 5 thread one – fantastic!

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    Dec 26, 2010, 10.10 AMby shirleyr1956

    i think i would like to spend about $150 to $200. probably a used one.

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    Dec 26, 2010, 03.11 AMby off2europe2007

    I wouldspendaround 450 dollars.

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    Dec 26, 2010, 02.40 AMby camilleclarkrocketmailcom

    I just bought a Janome machine for $500. I love it because it is so simple in design, is easy to use, and I have never had one single problem with it. I would love to have a serger though and if I bought one, I’d probably spend around $1200 on it. They are so expensive, but it is a fantasy of mine to own one. My husband keeps saying wait until the new year and we’ll buy one, but I am dying to have one to play with. They are so cool and fun to play with. It is amazing all the cool things that can be done with them.

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    Dec 25, 2010, 11.28 PMby Cynthia Neely

    Well I own 6 machines ranging from $100 to $700. I keep buying machines to do certain task, ultimately I want a husqvarna designer series embroidery machine and that will cost me about $2500 to $3500, I love sewing and want to get into fashion design with custom labels and embroidery.

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    Dec 25, 2010, 11.21 PMby lillybeeandpaul

    I bought 2 years ago a Husquarna Emerald 116 for $299 , that was an incredible deal at my local sewing machine shop. It is the best sewing machine I’ve ever owned (I love the 1 step buttonhole). So should it die or I want to upgrade I am now fully prepared to pay around $ 500-$ 700 just based on performance.

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    Dec 25, 2010, 10.51 PMby ggexpansive

    i would spend some extra as i just came in to a bit so i would now say $350, but it would have to be better than what i have now.

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    Dec 25, 2010, 08.34 PMby crayfish

    if i could ever afford it, i would spend as much as i could. a grand or two. as it stands i can barely afford fabric to sew on the dicey broken down machine i have now!!! aw man. i think it really helps the learning process to sew on something that works well.

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    Dec 25, 2010, 06.10 PMby mollyfudge

    500 seems like a large enough investment

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    Dec 25, 2010, 05.04 PMby toaster

    eek…i bought my brother used for $50 on ebay. i preferred the “old-fashioned” mechanical ones (over the computer) because i assume they are easier to fix and understand how they work. but now that i’m a better sewer i wish i could do more advanced things!

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    Dec 25, 2010, 04.15 PMby ajhill64

    If I had the means I would buy one of the machines that embroiders too, the ones that cost several thousand dollars. But I would probably try to find a good used one from a reputable dealer. Right now my machine and serger are inherited and pretty old. That’s typically how I get mine. My serger is a 3 thread and has a problem but I manage. Just buying a simple machine I could see spending $300.

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    Dec 25, 2010, 03.27 PMby tinapickles

    Hmmm… I have my grandmother’s old sewing machine which is a GEM (she talks about how she wishes she had never gotten rid of it all the time!). However, if I had the money, I’d spend about $500.

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    Dec 25, 2010, 11.43 AMby sewinglibrarian

    Maybe $1000, but first I’d have to do a lot of research and try out some machines in person. (My current machine cost less than $200!)

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    Dec 25, 2010, 08.54 AMby mimmaus

    The right price? I mean…I’ll go around searching the best price for the machine I want. But not over €1000.

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    Dec 25, 2010, 08.27 AMby WinterSleep

    Wow, this looks awesome. Keen for one of these so I can finally get to work sewing some dresses!!

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    Dec 25, 2010, 04.08 AMby notdeadredhead

    I got lucky with my machine, and I paid 20 dollars for it. However, it’s ancient, and its stand is literally a large hunk of wood. If I actually had money, I’d be willing to pay quite a bit for a good machine. :^)

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    Dec 25, 2010, 01.48 AMby melissakck

    I spent $600 on my Janome. I’m not sure if I’d spend that much again. It has a lot of specialty stitches that I don’t use, but the main reason I got this one was for the quilting functionality it offers. Not that I’ve had time to try my hand at quilting yet! I’ve had a lot of fun with it, though, and I think it’s a terrific little machine even if I’m not using it to its full potential.

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    Dec 25, 2010, 01.08 AMby lovelee

    between 150 and 200 but id really like this one for free! i need a good machine since mine is falling apart . the tension is so off.

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    Dec 25, 2010, 12.47 AMby calliesa

    Right now my budget is quite limited so I’ve been looking for one around 100 secondhand. But someday, I could see spending 500 if I could afford it.

    Happy holidays!

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    Dec 24, 2010, 09.49 PMby dcfog

    My machine is a more than 30 year old Kenmore that was very nice back then with the embroidery cams, etc. But I really do need a new one…I make many of my own gifts, crafts, clothes, etc. and it really isn’t worth the trouble to get it repaired. I would pay maybe 400$ for a machine that I could load a reader card into and embroider my own art work on items…

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    Dec 24, 2010, 08.14 PMby yvettemariesfineart

    I would spend whatever it takes if it were the right one with ALL the features I wanted or needed…it is important to my fun and my business! :0) I’d say a few thousand would be fair…for a sturdy one that lasts many, many, many years and has many features that are important to me personally…. :0)

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    Dec 24, 2010, 07.20 PMby ladyfwap

    I would spend between $300-$400 for a dependable machine, mostly used for repairs and crafting.

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