Friday, March 2, 2012


I feel a lot about sewing or quilting is based on knowing your machine. If you don't know how to thread it properly, use the right needle, stitch, or tension, you're not going to have a finished project. Well, you'll have something, but I'm not sure anyone will know what exactly it's supposed to be.

With that said, I have decided that my Bernina needs a name. I know her inside and out, but still don't know her name and that just feels... wrong, almost as if we've been having one-night stands for the last last 5 years. She puts up with my crazy ideas, lets me use her as I wish, and I thank her after a job well done. But she's more than a one-nighter... she listens to my frustrations, lets me toss around ideas with her, and has remained faithful to me even though I wander off and use her sister, the Bernina 180 every once in a while. So, she deserves a name so we can establish a more fulfilling relationship and not seem so touch and go.

Does anyone else have a name for their machine or talk to it? Any good name ideas out there?


  1. I work at a quilt store that sells Berninas. Many of the new owners name their machines after a beloved grandma or aunt who taught them to sew. Recently we had a customer name her new 820, Elvis. Now, She spends a lot of time with Elvis.

  2. I'll hear about people naming their machines and think I ought to that too. But I can't seem to come up with a name that I'm comfortable with. Maybe I'm just not a namer. I have a Babylock and I can never remember it's real name LOL!! I know this series of machines all start with an E. Maybe it's an Ellure. Have fun thinking up a name.