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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 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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    Dec 24, 2010, 07.17 PMby campanella

    I imagine I would spend US$ 1,000 for a good sewing machine if it’s really worth it.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 06.04 PMby niousse

    I would spend 500 euros on a sewing machine, perhaps more, depending on the quality and tools of the machine. By the way thanks for all the giveaways !

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    Dec 24, 2010, 05.31 PMby teodoradeyan

    I spent $150 for my Brother “Project Runway” special edition, but in order to start a real…let it call business I will need something better and more reliable than my current machine(I’m not saying it’s bad, but still need something more:)So I’ll spend as much as I can afford!

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    Dec 24, 2010, 05.30 PMby lanatwo

    I would probably not spend too much, I love getting used things on craigslist for way cheaper, so I would not spend over 100$ on a used one. A brand new one though? Probably $300-400 depending on features. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Dec 24, 2010, 04.38 PMby sunyincincy

    It is very interesting reading all of your posts. I look at different sewing machines all of the time. I dream! I have been unemployed for more than a year now. I have 3 machines. All used. I had bought a gorgeous Janome machine and was so so proud of it and it was stolen. Can you believe that? It was about $900. I now have a $10 White from a garage sale. sniff. It needs profession attention but the guy laughed at me when I took it in. I was so humiliated (I laughed too but really felt like a loser). So…I have my $10 crappy machine and it sews horribly. So I guess, if I had the $$$ I would pay alot.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 04.16 PMby angelical

    2 years ago, I spent 6500 dkk (app 1100 USD) on a pfaff sewing mashine. It was a lot of money for a sewing mashine, but I see it as an invenstment. It´s a mashine that hopefully will last years and years to come.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 02.46 PMby Brenda Wineman

    I spent close to $1200.00 for my last machine. I love it and would do it again.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 02.25 PMby ruffled

    Buying used never bothers me, and you can get great used ones for $300. Especially if you buy from a quality store that has maintenanced them back to tip top shape. The drawback is if your machine is so old that they no longer make parts for repair (ie. my 70’s Husky Serger R.I.P.:()

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    Dec 24, 2010, 02.21 PMby marijana17

    I would spend up to $400

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    Dec 24, 2010, 01.22 PMby jengayle

    Whatever it takes to get the machine I need for my business…….that being said, it’s gonna take a while as we pay cash for everything, and even though I sew for a living, I have to save the money to buy a new machine.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 01.13 PMby tepyln

    I love all the new features and technology, so I would spend $2000- $3000 on a machine.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 10.35 AMby Tasu です

    My current sewing machine cost $1200 (it’s a Viking Sapphire), but since I use my machine so much (I’m a costume design student and I sew on a regular basis in my free time) I needed something that can handle the workload. But I would probably considering a machine up to $2000. I’d rather pay a larger amount for a machine of good quality then have to pay for it later with a bunch of repair bills. My Viking has lasted me 3 years thus far, with no repairs needed. Most my other machines from different companies had to be repaired at least twice a year.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 09.42 AMby nilaynilay

    I would spend about $400.-500

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    Dec 24, 2010, 08.43 AMby ksquared15

    I’m not sure how much I’d spend… my mom bought my first machine when i was little and I’ve used it ever since. I’d have to say up to $1,000.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 08.38 AMby mattie411

    I am a poor college student :) so at the moment I wouldn’t want to spend over 200.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 07.10 AMby dlebrun

    In the past I have made the mistake in thinking you can get a fine machine for less than $200-300. For a regular sewing machine I will never go under $400-500 again unless there is some sort of amazing happening and still I would think twice. I order to get the features AND durability you really have no choice. And really how often do you buy a new machine?

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    Dec 24, 2010, 06.20 AMby nyki

    I would spend about $500. I sew cloth diapers for my business, so my machines need to be work horses! I am not so into the bells and whistles. I just look for power and reliability. My old Singer serger is near the end of it’s lifespan. Winning a new one (especially a VIKING!) would rock my socks off!

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    Dec 24, 2010, 05.53 AMby bigmacranch

    I would spend as much as it took to find the machine that suits my needs. My last machine was around 1200.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 04.45 AMby stitcherry

    I guess I would pay around $500 to $700 for a good machine. Especially if I would use it for a small business.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 04.25 AMby captainsharmie

    right now my upper limit would be $250, but if i worked full time and wasn’t in school and i saved, maybe it would be more like $500

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    Dec 24, 2010, 03.54 AMby ken96dr

    My sewing machine costed around $100, but if money were no object, I would buy a combination embroidery/ sewing machine costing around $1500. Would love to own a serger!!

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    Dec 24, 2010, 02.57 AMby rumple-mintz

    I want a new machine really bad but can’t spend more than $450 – tops – and that’s already a stretch. It would be great to get one with a lot of features, but it’s more important to have one that doesn’t struggle and break down on the more basic functions.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 02.48 AMby whatevs

    I don’t think I would be comfortable spending more than 500-600 dollars on a sewing machine. If I spent more than that, sewing would have to be a source of income rather than a hobby!

    That being said, I haven’t spent more than $225 on a machine.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 02.11 AMby veldmangirl

    I would consider spending $1000 on a new sewing machine.

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    Dec 24, 2010, 02.10 AMby Carolyn Buzzard

    The sewing machine I’m using now cost $100…….old but still going strong. I would say $600 to $800 would be a good investment right now. I could really use a better machine!!

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    Dec 24, 2010, 01.01 AMby corald

    About 1,500.00

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    Dec 24, 2010, 12.33 AMby hopeful

    I spent over $1000 on my Bernina but it is still going 26 years later. I think I would try to stay around $800 unless knead buying somethingbthat did embroidery.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 10.56 PMby northernharper

    I would consider paying about $400 dollars for a machine with extra fancy stitches. I just hope that it is heavy duty enough to sew through some of the things that I do with my mechanical machine such as leather, 5 layers of fleece, heavy duty felt. I will have to win a lottery or find a permanent job before I could consider getting a new machine though. I would also have to hide it from the hubby, who thinks I have too much stuff related to sewing at the moment. And he wonders how he gets custom pjs?

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