one grand december giveaway! :: Okan Arts
one grand december giveaway!

one grand december giveaway!


By Patricia Belyea

This month Okan Arts is giving away a Sashiko 2 Sewing Machine by Baby Lock, a Clear Extension Table by Sew Steady, and 12 Large Spools of 12wt. Cotton Thread by Aurifil. There is one grand giveaway valued at $4,268.

The Sashiko 2 Sewing Machine does only one thing—it makes a dashed stitch that looks like hand stitching on your quilting projects! The Sashiko 2 can be adjusted to four stitch lengths and four stitch gaps. On the back side, the stitching is a locked chain stitch.

The Sashiko 2 is remarkably easy to use.There’s one button, one dial, and two levers. To read a blog post about Victoria at Okan Arts using the machine +click here

A great addition to the Sashiko 2 is a Clear Extension Table by Sew Steady for supporting your quilt projects. The large Extension Table measures 18″ x 24″.

The legs snap on and off for easy assembly and storage, and a movable 5th support leg is included. The Extension Table has smooth rounded front edges and comes with a ruler printed on the front edge.

Twelve Large Spools (356 yards each) of 12wt Cotton Thread by Aurifil complete the giveaway. Nine spools span the colors of the rainbow plus one black spool and two white spools.

Aurifil’s 12 wt Cotton Thread comes in 270 colors and is wound on a red spool. Aurifil’s heaviest weight thread, 12 wt Cotton Thread is used for both hand and machine stitching. When using 12 wt Cotton Thread in the Sashiko 2, the tension needs to be adjusted in the bobbin for this bulkier thread.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. The winner is Maryln Nelson of Hansville WA.

To participate in the December giveaway, answer this question in the Comment Box below: How much do you hand quilt your projects?

HOW THIS GIVEAWAY WORKS: The December 2019 giveaway drawing will be held at midnight Pacific Time on December 31, 2019. Okan Arts Giveaways are open to US residents (apologies to our Canadian and international friends), 18 and older, void where prohibited. One entry per person. One incredibly lucky winner will be chosen with a random number drawing. The winner will receive a Sashiko 2 Sewing Machine by Baby Lock, a Clear Extension Table by Sew Steady, and 12 Large Spools of 12wt. Cotton Thread by Aurifil. The winner must respond within one week of notification or her/his giveaway will be forfeited. A list of Okan Arts giveaway winners can be obtained at any time from Okan Arts. Thanks for participating!

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GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!

To learn more about using the Sashiko 2 Sewing Machine +click here
To learn more about Sew Steady Extension Tables +click here
To learn more about Aurifil 12wt. Cotton Thread by Aurifil +click here

Thank you Baby Lock for the donation of the Sashiko 2 Sewing Machine.
Thank you Sew Steady for the donation of the Large Extension Table.
Thank you Aurifil for the donation of 12 Spools of 12wt Cotton Thread.

Please note that Okan Arts received no compensation for this giveaway.

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1,988 comments to “one grand december giveaway!”

  1. Pat Ioveno says:

    I don’t hand quilt large quilts but this machine could make it look like I did. It would be fun to experiment and play with this machine.

    • Laurie Wilkey says:

      I hand quilt small projects and use my machine for larger projects. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

    • LuGay Chiang says:

      I love Babylock and would love to have this machine. I handcquilt

    • Betsy Gibson says:

      I have completed most of my quilts by hand. I have also tried a HandiQuilter. I have coveted this machine for some time!

    • Stephanie Folsom says:

      I would love to create a hand stitch look on my art quilts. I think it would give an added dimension and texture to the quilt and make the art from the piecing stand out more. As a working mom and young quilter I do everything by machine and would love to have the look of hand quilting with a machine.

    • Kathleen Maxwell says:

      I have just finished hand quilting a table topper in log cabin and have one more to finish for Christmas. What a wonderful feature to this machine. I love this Christmas Giveaway.

    • Shirley Bathurst says:

      I do both hand quilting and machine quilting. I would love to have a machine like this to extend my quilting abilities.

    • Marcia Carr says:

      I hand quilt about 80% of my projects. I am very slow and it takes me forever to finish a quilt. I like this machine because but looks like hand quilting.

    • Margaret McNeil says:

      I don’t do hand quilting. Looks like the Sashiko machine would be fun, useful, and easy to figure out.

    • Charlotte Canning says:

      I have only just hand sewn the bindings on my quilts but I have begun sewing fashion garments and would like- no LOVE – to own a Sashiko and have wanted one for years so that I can bring that creativity to both my quilts and garments.

    • Laura Amundson says:

      I don’t hand quilt.

  2. Edith Allison says:

    I never hand quilt. That’s why I need the Shasiko 2!

  3. Loretta says:

    Less than 10% of my quilting. I would love to try this machine!

  4. Sylvia says:

    I hand quilt antique blocks.

  5. Peggy St George says:

    Only for accents on art quilts.

  6. Melissa Robinson says:

    I love to do hand stitching, I have made two quilts completely by hand!!

  7. Barbara Reifsnider says:

    I have never hand quilted a project. I could sure use this machine. Thank you for the opportunity to win this awesome prize!

  8. Marian Beskosty says:

    I love Sashiko. Took a class years ago but just cannot get the stitches right. This is such a wonderful giveaway. BabyLock is my go to machines.

  9. Katrine A. Eagling says:

    Nearly all my quilting is done by hand because the throat of my Pfaff is to small to quilt much of anything and I really like what the hand stitching looks like with pearl cotton. Though it is hard on my finger joints. This could be a fun win!

  10. Tina Colombo says:

    My specialty is bridal gowns, but it’s fun to incorporate looks and techniques from other types of sewing into a gown. I’m also doing more sewing for my two young granddaughters (who live in Seattle!) and have loads of ideas for including sashiko stitching in designs for them. Thanks — I enjoy your blog and hope to visit you in person one day when we’re in Seattle visiting our family.

  11. Laura Tawney says:

    I would absolutely love to win this machine and the goodies along with it! I love the look of Shasiko but would most likely not do it by hand so would love to own this lovely machine and give it a great home Victoria makes it look so easy!

  12. Marion says:

    What a wonderful Dec giveaway, machine and thread. Thank you for the chance.

  13. Vicki Anderson says:

    I do a lot of hand stitching and embroidery and this machine would complement my work beautifully!

  14. Hester Tinti says:

    It looks like the Sashiko is a wonderful piece of equipment to speed up my many quilting projects. Think of all those UFO’s hiding in the closet!

  15. Jennifer Roberts says:

    I’d love to try the Sashiko 2

  16. Michele Hartley says:

    I used to do so much hand sewing of small projects. Always wished to do a larger project.
    This is an incredible giveaway.

  17. Connie K says:

    All my quilts are machine quilted but I do love hand stitching sashiko patterns.

  18. Lisa Widdifield says:

    Beautiful. I practice Shasiko hand stitching to improve and get an even stitch. Currently my sister finishes my quilts on a long arm she rents time on. I would love to be considered!

  19. Laurie Wilkey says:

    Oops. I left my comment in the wrong spot. Now I can’t delete it. I hand quilt small projects and use my machine for larger projects. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  20. D. Lisa says:

    What an amazing giveaway!!! Fun!

  21. Susan Ball Faeder says:

    What a magnificent “end-of-the-old/beginning-of-the-new” year set of gifts you are offering! Who wouldn’t love to own this baby lock sashiko machine- including me! I have been doing sashiko by hand for 25 + years. As I am now (in semi-retirement) able to spend more time on my artwork, what a treat it would be to add machine sashiko to my fiber art work. And if this gift comes to me, I would be taking this little gem to any sashiko classes I teach, to offer this machine method as an alternative.

  22. Ellen Dooley says:

    I’ve always used a Bernina but I’ve heard great things about this machine..Cheers!

  23. Jane Holbrook says:

    Wow! Thank you for the generous giveaway! I do hand sewing at least 1-2 hrs every evening, also at meetings and in the car (when I’m not driving, lol.) I hand quilt, do hand applique, and sashiko. This machine would fit nicely in my studio!

  24. Marlene L Marks says:

    I am not a hand quilter at all. But I would love a Sashiko machine!

  25. TANYA WYATT says:

    Due to limited hand movement, I only machine quilt. This machine would amazingly truly be appreciated! Thank you so much for a chance to win!

  26. Karen Newberry says:

    I used to exclusively hand quilt but now it is more on smaller projects or ones that I want to add a unique look to. I’d say I hand quilt 20% of the time.

  27. Frances McGovern says:

    I don’t hand quilt as much as I would like to due to arthritis in my hands. I used to spend hours, I really miss it.

  28. Anne Gouiller-Moore says:

    Just yesterday I was talking to a friend who said a sashiko machine would be so great to quilt with. I started thinking yes it would. What a wonderful giveaway….. dreaming of winning it.

  29. Janet Schayer says:

    I don’t hand quilt because my hands can’t handle the process. Hand quilting does add a quality to quilts much like hand knit sweaters do. They just feel nice. What a great prize this month to one lucky winner.

  30. Kathi says:

    I do not hand quilt many “quilts” but always have some handwork in process.

  31. Alicia Round says:

    I don’t hand quilt. I’m way too lazy! I absolutely love the look of it so this prize would be awesome!

  32. Katherine Dombrowski says:

    I will be good all year!

  33. Lita Havens says:

    I have quilting friends who have this sashiko machine and they all love ❤️ it. I wish Santa will give me one – hoping I will win one and certainly will use it instead of hand quilting.

  34. Abigail vargas says:

    Not much due to carpel tunnel in my hands. Great prize addition to my studio.

  35. janet niemela says:

    I love the looks of hand quilting, bit arthritis prevents me from anything but machine work.

  36. Jeanne A Mclaughlin says:

    oh this looks like a marvelour sewing machine! and if i win i could just come pick it up! good luck to me!! <3

  37. Lisa Fahrlander says:

    I don’t do a lot of hand sewing because my hand shake. This machine will look like I did.

  38. Lisa Gibson says:

    I hand quilt a little. With this machine tho….,I would a lot! What a greAt giveaway!!!

  39. Linda Noel says:

    I would love to use this to finish some tops I have waiting for me. I haven’t handquilted a top yet because I feel intimidated by the time I think it will take but this machine would change that!! I would love to win this!!

  40. Diane Johnson says:

    As a former resident of Hawaii, I learned and continue to enjoy hand quilting. All of my quilts intended as heirlooms are quilted by hand. That accounts for about 25%, with the remainder going to charity.

  41. Shirley Whitcomb says:

    Since I have been smitten with making small and mini quilts I am doing more hand work including quilting, sashiko and embroidery. It has been such a welcome rest for the mind.

  42. Trudy Koszarek says:

    I don’t often hand quilt but love sashiko. I would love to have this machine.

  43. Susan Voegtly says:

    I adore the look of hand quilting especially on my flannel quilts. I have several practice sashiko pieces in the works. Not going very quickly. Would love to try this machine. The stitches look better and work would get finished in my lifetime.

  44. Carolyn Puckett says:

    I hand quilt all my quilts because I find doing it on the machine difficult with a regular size arm. I can carry my quilt with me to sit with a friend or watch an old movie.

  45. Judith Kolodny-Price says:

    I use a 50-50 combination of hand quilting and sewing machine quilting. What an exciting, generous
    holiday giveaway! Dreaming of winning is lovely.

  46. Jackie says:

    I never win anything so maybe my luck will change with a bang!

  47. Karen Zink says:

    What an amazing giveaway. I have seen this Sashiko machine demonstrated at many stores in Puget Sound who handle Baby Locks. I would love to add this to my repertoire of crafts and Asian quilts.

  48. Cindy says:

    I never hand quilt but would use this! My first project would be finishing a partially hand quilted quilt that a family member started on and then gave me 🙂

  49. Martha says:

    I’ve hand quilted only after a Patricia workshop! Loved doing the Sashiko! I’m in the process of doing another one! Love it! ❤️

  50. Jamie Scheibach says:

    I’ve hand quilted about a fourth of the twelve quilts I’ve made. Just finishing one with big stitch quilting for my granddaughter and my hand is worn out. I have coveted this machine since your first post about Victoria and her love of the machine. Thanks so much for the great giveaway opportunity!!

  51. Karen Winther says:

    I have only “traditionally” hand quilted two quilts and only because the quilt was hand pieced and just screamed for hand quilting. I really enjoy using the “big stitch” technique to enhance machine quilting or just alone for more modern quilts.

  52. Catherine Flowers says:

    I do very little hand quilting but I do a lot of hand stitching.

  53. Lynn says:

    I have hand quilted a wool applique wall hanging. I have a 13 month BOM that will be completed next month. It is composed of a mix of fabrics… cottons, silk, wool , home dec, and hand dyed cottons. I would love to use this machine to finish my quilt with sashiko style stitches.

  54. Marjorie Y Kitahara says:

    What a great prize. I love the Sashiko style. It would be fun to learn a new skill.

  55. Teresa Ruch says:

    this would help me in some new work I am developing. thank you baby lock

  56. Kathy says:

    I’ve hand quilted a couple small things, but time wins and I use a machine for many things. So many projects…so little time!

  57. Catherine Powell says:

    I prefer NOT to hand quilt, only if I have to. What a wonderful giveaway! I could definitely use a Sashiko sewing machine from Babylock, a Sew Steady extension table, and Aurfil cotton thread.

  58. Barbara Sanders says:

    I embellish and outline stitch to highlight motifs and add accents.

  59. Donna Harrington says:

    Sashiko stitching is simply beautiful. I have been reading everything I can get my hands on about its history, use and yes, how-to.

  60. Trudi R Rammelkamp says:

    I have a nice collection of Asian fabrics but do no hand stitching. I would love this machine to expand my work.

  61. Marg Dunlap says:

    What a generous gift. The person who wins this is indeed very fortunate. Good luck to you all.

  62. Suzanne Yerks says:

    I used to hand quilt at least one queen size a year until I had basal joint repair to my hand. I miss it very much.
    What a great giveaway!

  63. Catherine Erlanger says:

    I hardly hand stitch, tho I would like to — my fine hand coordination is not up to par. I would love to have this machine (plus the extras!). I’d like go beyond traditional quilting to Sashiko. The technique (& projects) look so interesting.

  64. Val Martinson says:

    I hand quilted all my quilts until 10 years ago. Before I retired I found the hand quilting in the evening the best way to relax. The quilt, too, had a much softer feel to it.

  65. Cynthia rosner says:

    I. I do not hand quilt any thing now. When I first started quilting I hand quilted everything. This machine looks interesting and the stitches look very nice.

  66. Annette Ackley says:

    I’m a hand quilter. But sometimes it would be nice just to stitch on your quilt and have it look like you hand quilted. I have tried it on my machine. It just doesn’t look the same. It would be awesome to own a machine that does this kind of stitch.

  67. Sonya Mullis says:

    I have only hand quilted one small quilt. Man, I would LOVE to win this!

  68. wanda Rains says:

    I quilt my projects evenly using different types and weights of threads.

  69. Jeannie Evans-Van Hoff says:

    Wow!!! You are the Oprah of the Northwest! I have a sashiko machine on my Santa list – a girl has to dream. Thank you for another year of inspiration. I hand quilt all my quilts. That is why I have a lot of tops waiting to be finished. I loved this machine when I first saw it. It looks so much like hand stitching that I wouldn’t mind using it on my quilts. Thanks for the chance to dream. Wishing you a beautiful holiday season and a fantastic 2020.

  70. Wanda Rains says:

    I quilt my small quilts by hand with differing weights and types of threads. I use a machine to quilt my big projects

  71. Martha Wacker says:

    I have taken a Sashiko class and have hand quilted some small pieces using Patricias kimono fabric. I am now working on a large lap quilt for my husband using the Mode Boro line. I have been covering the Sashiko machine, because doing the whole quilt by hand is intimidating!

  72. Judy Rognstad says:

    What a fantastic giveaway! I would love to win.

  73. Nancy Thone says:

    I rarely hand quilt. It takes a lot of time, and I’m just not good at it!

  74. Renee Atkinson says:

    On small project I may hand quilt but on big projects If I do any hand stitching at all, it is to embroider. Wow–this is a tremendous giveaway!!! Sharing with my quilt buddies:)

  75. Linda says:

    I hand quilt whenever possible. I love kantha stitching and often use it on wall hangings and even a large quilt. I do admire some machine-quilted pieces but overall I’m drawn to hand stitching.

  76. Angela Bowling says:

    I don’t hand quilt anything that is very large because my hand stitches aren’t very good. I will quilt little things like ornaments because they don’t require much stitching. This machine sure is a beauty and it would be so exciting to use it.

  77. Marilynn D-R says:

    I have longed for one of these machines for years! Will keep my fingers crossed . Love the look you achieve with this machine bb

  78. Helen Dalinis says:

    I hand quilt smaller projects – love the look of it. Unfortunately, larger quilts are done by machine so I can finish them quicker.

  79. Sharon says:

    I have done small sashiko project but almost can’t imagine sashiko by machine! I am looking forward to ur February class in Pittsburgh.

  80. Robin says:

    I hand quilt only some things due to arthritis. I absolutely love the look of hand quilting but just can not do the big things anymore.

  81. Nancy says:

    What a generous prize! I never hand quilt. In fact, I rarely hand stitch anything.

  82. Cathy Medich says:

    I love sashiko and quilting. Sashiko quilting would be such a lovely way to finish a quilt.

  83. Jessica says:

    I hand quilt all my quilts from pieced quilts to whole cloth. I am beginning to teach myself some machine quilting

  84. Cynthia Wood says:

    I tend to over do my quilting- a little quilting is never enough for me. This makes hand quilting a very long process. I’m learning to quilt on the machine. I have a queen sized quilt ready to go. It’s my biggest machine quilting adventure to date.

  85. Jane Snyder says:

    Beautiful quilting and machine!

  86. JULIE FREDERICK says:

    I love the idea of hand quilting plus love everything Japanese for everything is reflecting the best in all they do, but there is human imperfection noted in all that is appreciated. That human imperfection holds the challenge for improvement yet acknowledging that the imperfection holds the human spirit. Therefore machine quilting can hold it too as our eye hand coordination leaves room for imperfection that calls for us to say it also is handmade. Eye/Hand-designed with the aid of technology that brings us closer to completion alongside everything else that calls us to do in our lives.

  87. Barbara Minton says:

    It depends on the projects. I have a Hawaiian quilt hanging (about 45″ x 45″) that is all appliqued by hand and it is my travel project which I am hand quilting. Others I prefer to machine quilt. I find that the hand quilting is more relaxing but certainly it takes longer.

  88. Elizabeth Eastmond says:

    Oh, yes!! I want to throw my hat in the ring for this generous offer for a sashiko machine. I can think of a zillion things to do with this: from decorative stitching, to (or course) quilting, to adorning fronts of bags and totes and clothing…so many ways to have fun with this! Thank you for letting us dream about winning 🙂

  89. Pamela V says:

    I love the look of handwork/hand stitching, but due to time and carpal tunnel, I can only do it as an accent. I’ve been eyeing this machine. What a special giveaway! Thank you.

  90. Karen Musgrave says:

    I never knew such a machine existed. Amazing!

  91. Ann Phelan says:

    I am currently doing a Kim McLean appliqué project and will do some large stitch hand quilting on the finished quilt. I love machine quilting that looks like hand stitching, which this baby lock does.

  92. pmpatty says:

    I am just learning about this neat needlework and would be in 7th Heaven if I won!

  93. linda schiffer says:

    I had no idea such a machine existed! I call myself a machine quilter … which I do enjoy. I do hand quilting (mainly Big Stitch) on small projects that deserve the time hand quilting takes to finish.

    🙂 Linda
    How much do you hand quilt your projects?

    • Deborah Knoth says:

      I have hand stitched enough sashiko blocks to compile two quilts, one each for the weddings of two of my children. One was based on the end rounds roof tiles that I photographed when in Japan with my daughter. (I am convinced that I lived a past life in Japan, I love everything Japanese!) I am now hand dyeing fabric with indigo and just completed a quilt with that fabric. As I quilted I wished for a machine that would sashiko top stitch-didn’t know it existed!
      I love the look of the finished products! Thank you for the knowledge-wish I had one! 🙂

  94. Sharon Becker says:

    I haven hand quilted some smaller quilts. But have never tackled a larger one!

  95. Alice Ronne says:

    I haven’t done much hand-stitching but discovered sashiko while caring for my daughter after knee surgery. Just diagnosed with arthritis in my one hand which is an even bigger problem with handwork. I could even power my way through my fabric stash with this machine! Would love to win the sashiko machine! Thank you for the “oh-so grand” giveaway!

  96. Sharon Taylor says:

    I love Sashiko embroidery and this Sashiko machine would enhance my work.

  97. Jean Wellwood says:

    I do not hand quilt, but I love the look of my mothers quilts done by hand. Would love this machine to try to do as well as she did!

  98. I do both machine and hand stitching on my projects with more tending to big stitch by hand (75%). The sashiko machine looks wonderful and the table extension a great plus. I have just tried the 12 weight thread and find it great for hand stitching. Best of luck everyone and safe travels.

  99. Dawn Nock says:

    I have done a lot of hand quilting over the years. Not as much now but have been doing a lot of hand stitching.

    • Cynthia Sifri says:

      I have hand quilted a few quilts. Mostly smaller special projects or gifts. I love the look of hand quilting. This machine looks like fun! Thanks for this chance.

  100. Rose Rademan says:

    It’s been a few years since I hand quilted, but that was a small little Sashiko piece I recently finished into a pillow for a 2 color challenge in our little modern guild. I love those machines. Truly amazing what they can do!!

  101. Courtney says:

    I have done some hand stitching on small projects but I haven’t done much on my larger quilts. I’d love to try! I’ve been wanting a Sashiko for a long time!

  102. Jerri Stroud says:

    Wow! What a giveaway. I love Aurifil thread.

  103. Susan Zakanycz says:

    I do not do too much hand work just a little for details.

  104. Rebecca Stevens says:

    I don’t hand quilt, could never get acceptable (to me) stitches. Love Sashiko though, took a class years ago but could not master that. That is why I need this machine.

  105. JoAnne Pasqua says:

    I hand quilt a few small projects, like baby blankets. I would be extremely happy to use the Sashiko machine for all types of quilted projects like table runners, blankets, purses, clothing, etc. Thanks for the opportunity of entering the giveaways.

  106. Connie Akers says:

    Most all of my quilting projects include some hand stitching. The minimum amount would be the binding but it is rare not to include much more.

  107. Rebecca says:

    I don’t do any true hand quilting. I do sew sashiko projects by hand–a jacket, tote bags, a vest. I might consider doing sashiko on a large quilt if I had this machine.

  108. Karen L Riley says:

    I make Asian inspired quilts every year for my grandsons’ school fundraiser which helps send students to Japan (it is the Japanese immersion school in Portland). I have used your yukata fabrics in some of my projects. I have done some sashiko and was really inspired to do more after seeing your quilts at Japontex in La Conner recently. I am doing a sashiko project (by hand) today and really longing for one of your fabulous machines.

  109. Elizabeth Glans says:

    I love to hand sew embellishments on to my quilt patches! Mostly embroidery and also appliqués.

  110. Linda Suter says:

    Oh boy, I do not hand quilt. I have tried it, but to no avail. However, I do hand embroider and part of what my embroiders guild considers as embroidery is Sashiko. I love the big stitches and I would love to have the look of the Sashiko big stitches on some of my quilts. I would absolutely love this giveaway!

  111. Nancy says:

    I don’t do as much quilting by hand as I would like. I love to sew and this machine would be so much fun.., I love the look of hand stickers!

  112. Karen Addleman says:

    I only use hand quilting on small projects.

  113. Christine Gross says:

    Oh my heart is going pitter patter over this! I hand quilt about 40% of the lap quilts I make. It is my first joy of quilt appreciation, logistically it gets difficult to hand quilt them all…but no5 if I am the winner here! Best of both worlds, hand quilted look without it taking months to do.

  114. Deborah Knoth says:

    I have hand-sewn enough sashiko blocks to complete 2 full sized quilts for my daughter and son for their weddings. As I stitched I wondered if there was a machine that would do it. I now am indigo dying fabrics. I just completed a quilt using those fabrics and would have loved to have top stitched it with this machine. Maybe my next project… thank you for your generosity for whoever becomes the lucky winner! I would love to have one!

  115. Barbara Hancock says:

    My hand quilting is generally for small projects considering my arthritis just makes it painful. I machine quilt projects and have dreamed of purchasing a Sashiko machine because I love quilting with authentic Japanese fabric.

  116. Tina says:

    I hand quilt small objects like zipper pouches. Also, I enjoy visible mending on jeans and sweaters.

  117. I sometimes do sashiko style embroidery, I love it . I looked into buying the machine.

  118. Susan says:

    I hand stitch sashiko on various projects and would love to do more on quilts but I don’t always have the time. A machine like this would be amazing and allow me to do so much more!

  119. Electa Barnes says:

    I’m new to quilter and this machine looks amazing!

  120. Martha C says:

    I’ve only done a little hand quilting on small art pieces. I think this machine and thread would easily add such a spark to larger quilts. Thanks for offering this up!

  121. joan R brown says:

    While traveling in Japan several years ago we attended a class on the basic skill of Sashiko. With the proper tools it is a fine art.
    I have used it on wall hangings and a sampler quilt. Love the look and technique. Very communing. Have used several times the colored threads purchased in Toyko.
    Thanks for the opportunity to used the Baby Lock Sashiko.
    JB

  122. Ellee says:

    Years ago I was taught how to hand quilt but have never hand quilted since. While the ladies who taught me praised my stitching to my face, I later found out they removed every stitch I made because my work wasn’t up to their standards.

  123. Nancy Gillooly says:

    I hand quilt my quilts

  124. Debi Hubbell says:

    I have just joined the Quilters world. I have accomplished blocks…. now to gather them, put them together and figure out how and what will be my quilting!

  125. Pam Nottingham says:

    I would like to do sashiko, but haven’t tried it yet. Arthritis prevents me from hand quilting. This would be a wonderful machine for those of us that need a little help.

  126. Dale Melloway says:

    Wow, what a magical machine. It could add something special to any quilt.

  127. Naomi Ingram says:

    I absolutely love hand quilting and appliqué, this machine would be great for piecing and assisting in my quilting! Would definitively save me some time. I’d be both honored and overwhelmed with excitement to win this!

  128. Gayne Barlow-Kemper says:

    I am new to quilting, so have not quilted many projects. The first baby quilt I made was for my granddaughter for her birth. I used “green eggs and ham” material. I Made up a pattern with the characters in the center of various sized boxes. I quilted straight lines around each box and did hand quilting around all of the Green eggs and Ham pictures. I enjoyed the hand quilting. It let me outline each character and made them all “pop” out of the boxes. I want to do more hand quilting in the future. I have been planning on learning Sashiko by hand, would love to have a machine to do it also.

  129. Sheryl Ramstad says:

    I started out handquilting and still love it but found it too slow. Now I am returning to it and love the peaceful rythm! My family treasures my hand quilts, stitched by Mom!

  130. Emily Klainberg says:

    I love Sashiko. Would be great to be able to do it by machine

  131. Esther Daugherty says:

    Wow what a awesome prize thanks for the opportunity. I have only hand quilted, never learned how to do it on a sewing machine as yet.
    But I would love to learn.

  132. Pam Rosenberger says:

    I love to hand quilt but don’t have enough time to quilt what I make. This win could help me work through my pile much faster!

  133. Lisa D. says:

    I have hand quilted placemats and a queen quilt and many other projects. The Sashiko looks muuuch better than my hand quilting!

  134. Sara Goss says:

    I would love to own this machine to add the look of hand quilting to my projects. I currently do not hand quilt.

  135. Gayla says:

    I have one quilt to finish hand quilting. While I love the process & the look, I machine quilt now because I can finish faster. Sashiko by machine is awesome & so is your giveaway. Thank you for this opportunity!

  136. Jackie Stevens says:

    Tried sashiko years ago and somehow always had uneven stitches. This prize could change that.

  137. Shelly says:

    I used to do a lot of hand quilting when I started in the 1970s but now my quilts are mostly machine quilted on my domestic machine. I occasionally add embellishments by hand quilting with pearl cotton threads.

  138. L. Pip says:

    I have hand quilted a few good pieces and would l love to have a Sashiko.

  139. Adrienne says:

    I just learned to hand quilt. My thought is: I’m never going to do it. I don’t think I have the patience. I do love to do Big Stitch when outlining applique, or on other parts of the quilt top to embroider, along with other embroidery stitches, as well. In other words, I love to hand stitch, but don’t think I would like to hand quilt. HOWEVER, since I love hand stitching, I would ABSOLUTELY love a machine that can mimic hand stitching. My machine can’t do that. So, it would be a great pleasure to have the giveaway. I would be very happy with it, indeed!!! Thank you.

  140. Judy Lawrance says:

    Most all my quilting is by hand. I am presently hand quilting my 100 block splendid sampler. I did, however, machine quilt on the sashing between the blocks. I love the look of Sashiko work and would rejoice if I am lucky enough to win that wonderful machine!!

  141. Kathy Manley says:

    I would LOVE to own this machine

  142. lee says:

    What a fabulous and generous giveaway! I love to hand quilt smaller projects but otherwise use machine. My daughter and I would love to sew with this machine! Thank you!

  143. Ken Smith says:

    I would really love to win this machine.

  144. Amanda Best says:

    I have completed only one large quilt with all hand quilting, and I have a smaller, (40 inch square), going right now, I use a 14 inch plastic hoop.
    I would love to win this prize pack, I have really wanted a Sashiko machine since they debuted a few years ago. Thanks for the chance!

  145. Jan Thompson says:

    What a great way to add a new dimension to my quilts! Would love to win this package. Happy Holidays!

  146. Maree Whitley says:

    W O W ! ! ! What an amazing giveaway!!! ☺ Thank you SEW very much for the chance to win! ♥ You and this fabulous Sashiko 2 sewing machine, the Sew Steady extension table, and the gorgeous Aurifil Sashiko thread are going to make someone SEW VERY HAPPY!!! Good luck everyone!

  147. Aime Augsburg says:

    Wow! Oh Wow!!! What a treat that would be to own a Sashiko machine!!! Unbelievable. Anyway, I’ve hand quilted twice. Once on a baby quilt, and once on a crazy patch quilt I made out of my daughter’s old jeans and T-shirts, with tons of embellishments. Thank you for this opportunity. You can’t win if you don’t play! I’m playing … and hoping to win!

  148. Kath Bald says:

    I hand quilt most of my projects. I love the look and softness of a hand quilted quilt. I’ve been doing a little bit of machine quilting lately though, and these sashiko machines look amazing

  149. Monica Shafer says:

    Oooh, I’ve wanted a sashiko machine for years! This prize is GRAND indeed! Thank you for your generosity. Someone will get their holiday dream come true!

  150. Pamela Wall says:

    Thank you so much for this opportunity. I have done some sashiko and have heard about these machines but never seen one in action. This is a very generous gift!

  151. Maree Whitley says:

    Oops! I totally hit “Post Your Comment” before I was finished! 😮 Sorry about that! I have never hand quilted an entire project and I’m in awe of some of the amazing quilts I’ve seen. Having this Sashiko machine, a Sew Steady table, and yummy Aurifil thread would truly be a dream come true! ♥

  152. Linda Teufel says:

    Oooh! I’ve been wanting one for years! Not only for quilting but for garment detailing. Wondering if it’ll work on leather too! Exciting prize!

  153. Nancy Pitts says:

    I hand quilt all my quilts and as a result, I have quite a queue of quilts in waiting. This would be perfect for some of those quilts as I like the effect of bigger stitches. I had no idea this machine existed!

  154. Moira Ten/Hove says:

    I seldom hand quilt anything larger than a placemat. But I do hand sew my binding to the back of the quilt. Does that count?

  155. Monica Shafer says:

    I forgot to answer the key question. I love to do EPP, but I have only done hand quilting on small projects. I love the look of big-stitch quilting and sashiko stitching. This machine, the Sew Steady Table, and the Aurifil thread is an amazing and generous prize.

  156. Jan Horn says:

    Whow! What an amazing prize(give-a-way)…love the hand technique and sounds fascinating for a Sashiko machine!! Thanks!

  157. mary mandernach says:

    I would love the machine Love the look of sishiko.

  158. Cynthia Koziol-White says:

    I don’t hand quilt, but embroider by hand and also with my current machine. This machine would help me to elevate the beauty of many different projects. This is amazing!

  159. Nancy Hower says:

    I do hand sewing and often hand quilting on everything I make. I always hand sew the binding and often do quilting and well .
    A Sashiko machine would be “top of the world” for me. I have a very dear friend who passed from cancer and she loved the Japanese Sashiko patterns and techniques.
    She spent 2 or 3 years in Japan teaching English and loved the opportunity to study the techniques.

  160. Lesley Johnson says:

    I only hand sew my bindings these days! I’m so busy as a working single mum to two kids! I get discouraged with not getting projects finished within a short time so I use my machine most of all! I love the look of sashiko and have never tried it! I’d LOVE to win this to add to my skill set!! Thank you for the wonderful opportunity!!!

  161. Glen Baker says:

    I have done a lot of hand quilting in the past but find as I get older it is harder to do. What a great gift the Sashiko machine would be. I love the look of hand stitching so this would be wonderful. My fingers are crossed. Thank you Patricia.

  162. I love hand quilting with metallic threads in combination with machine quilted backgrounds. My quilts tend to be wall quilts rather than bed size any more.

  163. Sally says:

    Hand stitching while visiting with friends or family is the best! Sometimes I work on Sashiko. The Sashiko machine has been on my wish list for awhile. That’s a colorful aurifil thread collection too! Thanks for the chance to win!

  164. marlene barkley says:

    I handquilt about 1/2 of my projects

    • M Christine says:

      I rarely hand quilt and to actually use the Sashiko machine would give my projects that beautiful hand quilted look, what a great giveaway.

  165. Phyllissmith says:

    I have hand Quilter’s two quilts. Would love to try this machine.

  166. Shari Kersey says:

    I never hand quilt but would love to start. In the meantime this machine would be perfect.

  167. Amy Granger says:

    So far, I only hand sew my bindings on. One of these days I’m going to have to sew a quilt by hand! Love the big stitch look that your machine creates!

  168. Sharon Hendrix says:

    I enjoy hand quilting very much, but some projects demand the use of a machine.

  169. Jackie says:

    This year of all the quilts I made I only hand quilted one. I love the look of hand stitching. But it takes so long. This machine sounds wonderful!!!!!!

  170. cyndy parry says:

    I never hand quilt BUT I occasionally do some stitches on the quilt for texture (i.e. French knots). Would love a sashiko machine that makes it look like I went through the effort of hand quilting.

  171. Antoinette Jakobi says:

    I always hand quilt my quilting projects. I enjoy sewing by hand. But I must say that the Sashiko 2 machine intrigues me. I can never get my Sashiko stitches as even as I would like. And I do quilt heavier fabric sometimes. It is hard to hand quilt with heavy fabric like denim.

  172. Pat Dudek says:

    What a fabulous giveaway! I just completed the sashiko stitching for my first Japanese inspired quilt top, which i plan to partially hand quilt. The ditch quilting will be done on my Janome. I machine quilt all my donation and baby quilts, but always have a hand quilting project (or two or three) going at the same time.

  173. Michelle says:

    Sadly, I never hand quilt, although I remain in awe at those who accomplish these beautiful quilts. I’ve tried, but my stitches are too shallow to go through three layers no matter what type of batting, needle or thimble I’ve tried. I do enjoy hand embroidery however.

  174. Arleen Kukua says:

    I try to hand quilt at least one quilt a year. I treasure those quilts more because of the time I’ve spent working on each stitch.

  175. Sara J. Tarr says:

    I usually machine quilt because of arthritis. Love Sashiko and picked up some small projects a week ago for a trip.

  176. Trisha Lediard says:

    I would love to use this machine to “look like hand quilting” on my quilts. My hands hurt too much to do large projects. Love that you are giving this collection away to one lucky quilter ❤️✂️‼️ Thank you.

  177. Theresa Davey says:

    I love hand quilting it is so beautiful. I am always trying to improve and get my stitching more accurate size and stitch length.

  178. Chris Daly says:

    Fabulous giveaway! Thank you for a chance to win

  179. Mary Buersmeyer says:

    I hand quilt small projects and machine quilt the larger ones.

  180. Cheryl Macomber says:

    Oh my goodness! What a fantastic giveaway! I have always quilted about 50% of my projects, depending on the size. If it’s too big for my standard machine, I quilt it by hand. It might take awhile, but is a great feeling to enjoy the finished product. I love many types/styles of handwork, so really don’t mind at all!

  181. Betsy says:

    I have tried Kantha hand stitching that I learned a bit of in India…..mostly on small projects….I love the sashiko stitch and would love to learn….both by hand and this wonderful machine….Such a generous give away… thanks….

  182. I hand quilt a project at least once a year. So relaxing

  183. Karen Krueger says:

    I rarely hand quilt anymore. I love to do sashiko on indigo cloth. However, as my osteoarthritis progresses it is difficult to do handwork. A sashiko 2 machine would enable me to continue to do projects with a hand made look.

  184. Barbara Stutz says:

    I quilt all projects by hand….and I love the look of Shasiko. I would love to have this machine

  185. Denise says:

    I hand quilt mostly as an embellishment, though my first quilts were hand quilted. Would love to try the Sashiko machine! Thanks for the giveaway!

  186. Barbara Stutz says:

    I do most of my quilting by hand. I love the Shasiko stitch and would love to have this machine.

  187. Valerie says:

    I do a lot of visible hand stitching but not much handquilting. I have done some simple machine straight stitching to quilt on a few smaller projects.

  188. Michele says:

    My experiences with quilting I would have say is 80% handquilting, 20% machine or other. Handquilting is the Hawaiian Applique quilt process that in my family is a legacy passed down through the generations. The Babylock Sashiko machine is certainly a positive addition to anyone’s sewing/quilting work shop.

  189. Linda Lim says:

    I have been doing more machine quilting as I get older, due to osteoarthritis, but I still make it a point to do some hand quilting on each quilt, just to keep my skills and to zone out. I find that when I hand quilt, my thoughts are always being drawn to what my next project will be. I love, love, love Sashiko.

  190. Barbara Post says:

    I do a lot of handwork but I don’t hand quilt, because of time constraints, I machine quilt. I love the look of sashiko and have done some small sashiko pieces that I used to make a tooth fairy pillow for my grand children. i would have a lot of fun with that machine!

  191. Suzi leong says:

    My goodness ! what a wonderful giveaway…sashiko would so go so well with all
    my asian fabrics. It would really be interesting on vintage also. fingers crossed!
    thank you for all the accessories, goodies and threads…

  192. Deb W. says:

    I very rarely hand quilt, but I do enjoy my hand shashiko projects and embroidery.

  193. Karen says:

    Only an occasional small wall hanging.

  194. Grace Kono says:

    I have never done any hand quilting on my quilt projects, but I have been doing sashiko kits for about ten years, having been introduced to sashiko when I took Kitty Pippen’s quilting class. She was a genuine legend and inspiring teacher who incorporated sashko and Japanese yukata fabric in her quilts. Would love to try a Sashiko machine.

  195. Karen Becker says:

    I haven’t, I always end up taking it out. I like to make wall size quilts and do EPP; feel this would take them to another level. My stitches are never even! Thanks for the opportunity for someone to win such a fantastic machine and the accompanying accessories.

  196. Betty Vincent says:

    I haven’t done hand quilting on quilts that are larger than 4 x 4 feet but smaller quilts. I would love to do quilting with this machine which gives the look of my grandmother’s quilting. What a neat invention as hand quilting can be hard on your hands. Thanks for giving this opportunity to win this wonderful machine.

  197. elizabeth says:

    Yes, I do handquilt my quilts. But arthriitis is getting the better of me. I do miss the “old days” of handquilting a quilt as a group. My group members are now all machine quilters and I must say their work is stunning and I think the quilts are likely to benefit over the long haul. There will always be a place in my heart for handstiching but this is a special treat. What a holiday season giveaway.

  198. Sherri Marchant says:

    I haven’t done any hand quilting in recent years. Many years ago I did a few wall hangings.
    But now…none!

  199. Lisa says:

    I have done hand quilting on small items and a quilt, but this is amazing!! Want so bad!!

  200. Kit says:

    Great giveaway! Wow…impossible not to comment, lol. I love to hand stitch and do so on occasion. I have thought about purchasing a sashiko machine…maybe one day. Here’s hoping

  201. Ruth York says:

    I have just learned to do Sashiko this past year and love doing it. I would love to have the Sashiko machine to be able to finish more projects with this beautiful stitch.

  202. Jan Sutter says:

    I hand quilt about 1 out of every 5 projects. The largest was a queen size t-shirt quilt for my daughter. This machine would be wonderful.

  203. Susan Currin says:

    I have only hand pieced and quilted one project. I am very inspired by the beautiful Japanese fabrics and love the look of sashiko. I would be thrilled to learn this unique technique on this special machine.

  204. Pam says:

    This machine looks fascinating! I never realized there was a machine for this. I have done some hand sashiko stitching to mend jeans and to decorate denim purses, and I’ve hand-stitched applique pieces on a quilt. But I’ve never hand-quilted a quilt. I’d love to get the look of that with this machine. Thanks for the awesome chance to win. I hope you are having happy travels!

  205. Trisha says:

    I have been a machine quilter. But since retiring, I’ve got time to develop new skills and learn how to use new machines

  206. The quilts Victoria has quilted with the Sashiko machine are amazing, looks like hand quilting. I’d love to have one.

  207. Cheryl Simokat says:

    Back in the early nineties I hand quilted my first quilt. Since then it has been all by machine. What a fabulous giveaway!

  208. Lynn says:

    I do not do much hand quilting. Thanks for the chance at such a great prize!

  209. Rhonda Hunter says:

    The last quilt I quilted by hand was a gift for my sister, and that was several years ago. Since that time I have machine quilted several quilts, but am currently thinking of hand quilting an EPP project I am working on currently. Having a quilt entirely done by my hand would be awesome. I have always admired sashiko! Thank you for putting together such a wonderful grand giveaway!

  210. Mary Kolb says:

    I love to hand quilt! I hand quilted a king size quilt for my bed and continue to quilt smaller projects as my hands allow.

  211. Annie James says:

    Wow what a great give away!! I quilt by hand some small projects and this would open a new area up for me. I sew mostly me made clothes but would love to do other and more learning !

  212. Pat Davies says:

    What a grand prize to win! Three great companies… and has for hand quilting, very seldom.. still have a wall hanging with gand quilting in progress… keep taking it iut to finish, but somehow move onto something else! Lol!

  213. Jean K says:

    Have hand quilted only two times. The first time was 40 years ago in the very first quilting class I took. The second time was this past year when I finished a quilt using big stitch quilting. So much more fun than what I did 40 years ago. I will do it again when the project calls for it.

  214. Jeanne Wada says:

    I haven’t done any hand quilting, but I would love to win this Sashiko machine! It would make it so much easier. If I tried to do it by my hand, finishing would take a long time since I have some hand issues. I absolutely love the look of sashiko! What a wonderful giveaway!

  215. Amanda says:

    I hand quilted on only a few of my quilts, I wish I had more time! But this machine would really help my handcrafting game. Thank you for generous gift offer!

  216. Debby Cox says:

    What an amazing giveaway! Thank you for the chance.

  217. Donalee Kennedy says:

    I do some hand quilting, but I’d much rather use the Sashiko 2! I’d love to win your contest.

  218. Ann M Saunderson says:

    The opportunity to try the machine sold me. I love it and would enjoy the
    opportunity to quilt using that special machine.

  219. Paula Favaro says:

    I don’t hand quilt. I plan on doing some but right now I’m machine quilting with rulers. This would be wonderful to win because of the hand quilted look of the stitches.

  220. Barbara Kampas says:

    I started quilting more than 40 years ago and have always hand quilted my quilts. I enjoy the process.

  221. DeeDee says:

    Just learning hand stitching and it’s not going too quickly! But I got some real Sashiko needles, so hoping they will help.
    Thank you so much!

  222. Claudia McGinty says:

    I’ve only been quilting for a year and have yet to try hand quilting. It’s a bit intimidating 🙂

  223. Patricia Torrealba says:

    I don’t hand quilt my quilts due to arthritis. This machine leaves a very interesting stitch. This machine would be a great addition to my sewing room and am sure it would get much use.

  224. Janet says:

    I don’t do any hand quilting as it takes too much time. I love the look of Sashiko. Having a sewing machine that does this would be amazing!

  225. kathy powell says:

    I hand quilt about half of my small quilts now and about the same of my wearable art but it took me years to feel good doing it. Now those little imperfections do not seem so important to me I just enjoy the process.

  226. Jane lee says:

    I love handwork, but only hand quilt about one project a year. I love the look the sashiko machine gives a project. It’s been on my wish list for quite a while

  227. Jann Block says:

    I only hand quilt very small quilts. I love the look of sashiko and would love to have that look on more of my quilts. This sashiko machine would be a beautiful addition to my studio.

  228. Anita says:

    I hand quilt smaller Quilts and machine quilt larger ones. This would be a wonderful machine to own.

  229. Raye says:

    what a great holiday giveaway, I love the look of hand stitching.

  230. Lisa McCarthy says:

    My hand stitched aren’t very even so I’d never quilt anything large but this machine could totally change that. Thank you!

  231. Louisa lawson says:

    What an amazing giveaway. My hands do not really like hand quilting any more so this would be such a huge bonus

  232. Gale Johnson says:

    I hand quilt about a third of my projects. Sashiko is certainly on my list of techniques I would like to learn.

  233. Janice Novachcoff says:

    I don’t. Hands getting more arthritic and it hurts too much

  234. Pat Bell says:

    I have a quilt that I made from your book that this machine would help with the quilting

  235. Diana LeRay says:

    I’ve done a lot of hand work, but not on quilts. This year our Modern Quilt Guild will have a program on hand stitching on modern quilts. I’m really looking forward to trying it out!

  236. Rhonda Best says:

    Honestly, I do not often hand quilt my quilts. I am a beginner, learning from my daughter.

  237. Deb Spangler says:

    I plan to add some sashimi to my new quilt but would love to win .

  238. Becky DuBose says:

    I am hand quilting a civil war repro quilt so about 4 hours a week is dedicated to this project.

  239. Judy T says:

    This would be a Dream!

  240. Mary Lee Grabowski says:

    The would be winderful. I have been makings slow stitch projects and this machine would sure speed up theprocess.

  241. Suzanne Caflisch says:

    I use to hand quilt all my quilts. But then as time passed I did it less. I still do some embroidery and embellishing. Since my Japan trip and new obsession with Sashiko I plan on doing more hand work. The machine would help hugely. It’s a beautiful giveaway!!

  242. Gloria Smith says:

    I dont quilt much by hand. I love the look. I’m blessed to have a longarm

  243. Kelley says:

    Oops, I didn’t answer your question in my other reply… because I have been working with my hands in a professional sewing capacity for over 40 years my hands are quite worn out… for this reason I welcome machine done solutions to hand sewing tasks if possible… and this giveaway would help me in that area immensely… thank you for your continued generosity… Kelley

  244. Barbara Kanaya says:

    I occasionally use hand stitch and have made three king size bed quilts totally hand quilted! The sashimi machine would certainly come in handy.

  245. Tammy Sutton says:

    Now this is what I call a proper giveaway !!!

  246. Tammy Sutton says:

    Now this is a proper giveaway !!! Would love to try this machine:)

  247. Sherry Massey says:

    Before the days of longarm machines, I hand quilted everything! I miss the look of it and now that my hands don’t work as well as they used to, I’d LOVE to have this machine. What a wonderful giveaway!

  248. Vicki Obenhaus says:

    Because of arthritis, I machine quilt small projects and I have a professional quilter friend who uses her long arm to quilt larger projects. This machine would be so fun! Thanks for your generous giveaway!

  249. Terry Peart says:

    Hand quilt!? The first half dozen quilts I made I hand quilted (that was way back in the 80’s). Those are now considered ‘unicorns’. Once it was deemed okay to machine quilt, I was off and running and I haven’t looked back. I don’t think I’ll ever be hand-quilting anything anytime soon – or ever again.

  250. Rhoda says:

    I used to quilt all my small quilts by hand and then I developed carpal tunnel syndrome. I am trying solutions without surgery. Would absolutely love to hand stitch a machine!

  251. Colleen Wise says:

    I’m in it to win it!

  252. Kathleen Furr says:

    I have hand quilted almost exclusively for 40 years. About 10 years ago, I started adding big stitch to many quilts, using perle cotton, by hand of course. What a magical machine this must be!!

  253. Michele Ward says:

    I haven’t hand quilted anything in years. I love the look of Sashiko and brought all the supplies to learn. It is on my 2020 To Do List. Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway!!!

  254. Celine says:

    I hand quilt a ton. Well, relatively as it takes a long time. I’m doing a whole cloth right now that’s been taking forever. I’m intrigued and I would love love love to share this machine with the other mothers at my children’s Japanese Language School in Georgia. They would be so interested. Most of the mothers stay at home as adore sewing so we love to talk about it. Finding an American website to order Japanese textiles would be great!

  255. Ellen Hemmert says:

    I have been hoping Santa would bring me anew machine! I have a work horse Bernini from the 80’s but with the new quilting it would be great to have a more detailed working machine.
    Thanks for all your Give To’s

  256. Lisa Storm says:

    I have hand quilted in the past, but don’t have time these days with a little one! I have looked at these machines many times, thinking how wonderful it would be to get this look with a machine! What an awesome giveaway!

  257. Nancy says:

    I have done some hand quilting in the past – but would not need to with this machine! Would love to own one – make my Christmas a merry one, indeed! Pick me!

  258. Pamela VanAustin says:

    I have only hand quilted a project that is small, and I can hold comfortably in my hands, under 12”x12” usually. I like the durability, and neater look, when I machine quilt.

  259. Maridel Armstrong says:

    I don’t do a lot of hand stitching but I have hand-pieced two quilts and would do more if time allowed. This machine does a beautiful job and I would love to own it as well as all of the other goodies. Thanks for the opportunity.

  260. Lisa W.D. says:

    I have enjoyed hand quilting on a big quilt, and small table
    mats. I would like to use a Sashiko to do my Charity Bears. Sashiko would speed things along. Hand quilting is too time consuming and tendon issues are not fun for hand quilting.

  261. Peggy Aronson says:

    I used to do as little hand quilting as possible. Now I find I enjoy it and do some hand work on almost all my quilts!

  262. Elizabeth E Balog says:

    This is lovely! Yes, please!

  263. Delores Rast says:

    I machine quilt 99% of my quilts. I do love hand quilting small projects. I recently found out my right shoulder needs 2 surgeries and I cannot get these surgeries because of my heart. The surgeon said I would eventually be unable to use my right arm. My worn out, 5 year old Brother sewing machine has a small throat space which makes it even harder to quilt. I would LOVE to win this machine to finish out my quilting days. It would be a dream come true to win a Babylock machine with all the trimmings!!!! Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  264. Melissa Dunworth says:

    I enjoy hand quilting but usually only do it on small wall hangings because it just takes so long and my Rheumatoid Arthritis makes is hard.

  265. Sidra Boshes says:

    I never hand quilt. I love that the Sashiko would make it look like I do!

  266. Brie Ferguson says:

    I have a regular babylock sewing machine but I would love to have this machine as well! Fun giveaway for Christmas guys! 🙂

  267. Ila M. Thompson says:

    This would be the best gift ever. Whoever get this congratulations. I’m trying to so wish us all goodluck

  268. Ruth York says:

    I recently learned about Sashiko and absolutely love the look and love doing it. I would love to receive a Sashiko machine!!!

  269. Barbara Mims says:

    I only hand quilt small projects (less than 18″ square)

  270. Marissa Kano says:

    Hello, i would LOVE to be the winner!!! I LOVE quilt

  271. Thea Chambers says:

    Wow, the Aurifil color card is inspiring on it’s own and the instructions and suggestions for the Baby Lock Sashiko 2 Sewing Machine just makes my heart hum. With a Sew Steady Extension table too! What’s not to love!
    Also this requires some new learning which is a love, too!

  272. Jeanne Van Fossen says:

    This Sashiko machine could help me in my quilt making journey.

  273. Leticia says:

    Only very rarely and for small projects

  274. annette crain says:

    I usually don’t hand quilt my quilts, but I do quite of bit of handwork (buttonhole, french knots, etc.) on some of my smaller wool pieced quilts.

  275. PAMELA GRAY says:

    I’ve just recently hand quilted my first quilt (54 inch square) for my cousin’s baby girl and I loved the look of it but less so how long it took to finish. This machine would definitely bring the best of both worlds.

  276. Connie Kauffman says:

    I don’t do any hand quilting in my projects.

  277. Sally says:

    What a great give away. I love to hand stitch but my hands have begun to complain,
    what a joy this machine would be

  278. Wanda says:

    I have never hand quilted! I tool a class to learn but IT wasn’t my thing!! I have a professional quilter quilt my pieces. But I LOVE creating new quilts and things!!

  279. Runwita says:

    I can’t hand quilt anymore. Or needlepoint, and all the other embroideries I love to use on crazy quilts. Thank you for this opportunity.

  280. Emily Gregory says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! I usually make children’s clothing, but have started trying my hand at quilting. It’s such a beautiful art, and hand quilting looks so special.

  281. Cassie Johnson says:

    This is a huge giveaway. Wow! Thanks for thinking of us!!!! 🙂

  282. Lillie Guitreau says:

    I have only hand quilted. I have never quilted by machine.

  283. Jan Taylor says:

    I often hand quilt my smaller wall hangings; lap size, I sometimes quilt on my domestic machine; any substantial quilt gets quilted by long arm. I would love to win a sashimi machine.
    Merry Christmas.

  284. Darlene Duchaine says:

    I do a lot of quilts. I do free motion on some and hand quilting on most. I’m 67 and have arthritis in my hands making it difficult to hand sew a lot. I would love to have this, but, I’ve never won anything and just want to say “Merry Christmas” to whoever wins! Such a great giveaway!

  285. Jennifer Klapper says:

    So truthfully, I try not to do any sewing by hand. I machine stitch as much as possible. I’d love to try this machine.

  286. Nanette Attkisson says:

    I hand quilted one quilt many years ago but was disappointed that my stitches were not a beautiful as my grandmother’s stitches in the quilts I inherited. This machine makes beautiful stitches…I did not even know there was a machine like this.

  287. Mary Jo Buckingham says:

    I hand quilt extensively and love the involvement with my fabrics and various threads, but would enjoy the Sashiko machine for quilting smaller projects, especially those projects that I make for fundraisers. A more efficient process yet just as sophisticated … well deserved by the recipients.

  288. Kat Norris says:

    I’ve never hand quilted a quilt, this would be amazing!!

  289. Gene Black says:

    I will y love to add sashiko to some of my projects

  290. Jeannie Zimmerman says:

    Love your creative ideas and selections in fabrics. Thanks for the great giveaway. I’m a little selfish because I hope I win.

  291. Sue Kelly says:

    I always have a hand quilting project going at the same time I am machine quilting other projects. Hand quilting helps me slow down and focus.

  292. Carolyn Pivirotto says:

    I use to hand quilt 100% now incorporating a Nex with machine and hand. I love the design, definition and texture that result.

  293. Vicky Rath says:

    Wonderful Hoilday gift…so much to learn with all of these gifts….

  294. Joann Dixon says:

    I have hand quilted sashiko but would LOVE to have this machine…and Aurifil is my favorite thread.

  295. Kerry Smith says:

    I love the traditions and look of sashimi. To date I have enjoyed the gentle art of hand stitching sashimi stitches on a few quilts. I’d love to have a sashimi sewing machine! It would greatly relieve the hand cramps that
    I get when hand stitching. The accompanying extension table and Aurifil threads are a great bonus! Thanks for the opportunity, Patricia! Holiday cheers to you & your family!
    I

  296. Kerry Smith says:

    Oh dear….autocorrect converted my typed word “sashiko” to “sashimi”….ooopppppsss! My apologies for not catching that before I tapped “post your comment.

  297. Lori Beitler says:

    I Loved, Loved, Loved the class I took with you this summer and I’m using the techniques – AND FABRIC – in my quilt projects still. I need this machine to finish them!

  298. Amy Loehr says:

    I’ve tried this machine and loved it. I couldn’t justify yet another machine to purchase but this is definitely in my list of favs.

  299. Tamrey Davis says:

    I hand quilt on small projects. This would be wonderful for handling larger projects!! So glad I found out about this machine!

  300. Stacie Waters says:

    I hand quilt smaller projects and have thought about doing larger quilts. I would say 12-15% of projects have hand work involved. I would love to try this machine! It’s always been my desire to finish a sashiko quilt.

  301. Sally Comstock says:

    I have hand quilted 2 small quilts, but never have done a large one by hand.

  302. Naomi P. Johnson says:

    I would love to have such beautiful stitching on my quilt projects.

  303. Donna DeShazo says:

    My hand quilting is terrible, thus it never happens! I’ve loved the stitch this machine produces ever since you introduced it….to have one of the machines myself would be wonderful!

  304. Kathie W says:

    I don’t hand quilt my quilts but like the look and it takes me back to my embroidery days, pre-sewing machine and quilting!

  305. Marilyn Rose says:

    Would LOVE this machine!! Already love Aurifil threads!!

  306. Asta H Werme says:

    What a fascinating offer…and great prize package. Would love to win all of it, of course!

  307. Brandy says:

    I never hand quilt but I love the look. I have played with the Sashiko 2 at a local quilt shop and would love to have one.

  308. Linda Fleming says:

    I’ve never hand quilted my projects.

  309. Carla I Summers says:

    Gorgeous machine! I love it, and the thread ❤️ thank you for the opportunity to win.

  310. Toni says:

    I haven’t hand quilted any of my projects… I’m a bit intimidated by hand quilting… This is a wonderful giveaway Thank you for the chance and goodluck to everyone…

  311. Claudia S says:

    I have never tried hand quilting before. I used to embroider when I was a child. I am always fascinated by sashiko designs. This would be a wonderful prize to win. It would be really cool to incorporate this into modern quilting.

  312. Toni M says:

    I haven’t ever hand quilted. Goodluck everyone!!!

  313. Renée says:

    Awesome giveaway! I move quilting and this machine would be a massive help in that direction.

  314. Pia says:

    Victoria gave me a long demo in using it when I was there for a “Curves” workshop. It was amazing to watch her, and the stitching she produced was just beautiful. What a fabulous machine to offer as a prize – it could really advance someone’s creative skills, along with rest of the bundle. Thank you Baby Lock and Sew Steady and Aurifil – wow!

  315. Mary S says:

    I used to only hand quilt, but now, I find some of my (smaller) quilts “call for” hand quilting either entirely or for added detail.

  316. Paula Keeler says:

    My current quilt I am hand quilting in rainbow colors. The shashiko machine would make quick work of it!!

  317. Cindy Ramos says:

    Would love a machine with that big a throat

  318. Candace Valentin says:

    I love hand stitching/embrodiering my young daughter’s quilts, I love embrodiering little characters and her name and my name into the quilts. It’s like a fun game of how many times she can find a character and how many places she can spot her name and my name. It’s so fun watching her find them. I like using various colors as well to make it interesting. Usually hand stitching 3 quilts out of every 5 I make.
    Thank you so much for your consideration, from Isabella Rose and I!

  319. Heather Kojan says:

    Hand quilting is on my list to try for 2020. I’ve done a few mug rugs but that’s all.

  320. Denise Menendez says:

    I have only hand quilted a few seams but love making quilts. Being able to embroidery on them is awesome. What a great giveaway.

  321. Patricia Smith says:

    I don’t hand quilt. Tried it one time. But I do use Shasiko and would make good use of this machine.

  322. Linda Cartwright says:

    Arthritis keeps me from hand stitching, but this machine would help me create awesome quilts.

  323. Hilary Bailey says:

    Ohh I’ve been wanting one of these machines for such a long time! Thank you for organizing such a wonderful giveaway!

  324. Wow. So many comments here… i know my chances are slim, but one can hope. Would love this fab sashiko machine!!! Teresa

  325. Darlene Arnswald says:

    I made a Silvia Pippin quilt last year and I fell in love with sashiko! It’s SO relaxing and rewarding. I also enjoy EPP and I am learning how to hand embroider. While I DO longarm my quilts – I always embellish by hand!

  326. Michelle Weatherson says:

    I’ve done several ‘practice’ pieces by hand, but so far have not had the tenacity to tackle a larger quilt. I do a lot of hand embroidery though–and love the simplicity of Sashiko.

  327. Shannon Roberts says:

    I am in a monthly friendship quilt group that pieces a quilt top and then we get together and hand quilt each other’s quilts. I would love to hand quilt more of my own but have only done one personal quilt. This makes beautiful stitches!!

  328. Diana Haas says:

    I can’t hand quilt anymore due to arthritic fingers and would love to win! Thank you!

  329. Brock Woolgar says:

    i have done some English Paper Piecing and a baby blanket that i quilted with a machine i think it would have looked much better if i had the time to do it by hand. i am still very new to quilting so still learning so much. also i love my baby lock serger!

  330. Lauren Davis-Ritzinger says:

    What an awesome giveaway!! I love hand quilting…would love to try this machine!!

  331. Kate Meyers says:

    To hand quilt would be peacefully divine
    But the truth is I’m without the time.
    So in order to get a quilt done I rely on instant gratification
    And must use my trusty domestic for emancipation.
    Imagining the visual delights of Sashiko stitches on my tops,
    Sends shivers of anticipation to about makes my heart stop.

  332. Veronica says:

    Good morning! I have been quilting since 1976. All hand quilting except for recently. I have used the walking foot and quilted several quilts- sometimes with a hand running stitch using colored DMC for interest. I am hand quilting a 45″ square Hawaiian appliqué now, but arthritis has made that sometimes painful. Although I have practiced some with free-motion, I have not had the confidence to do a quilt this way. Sashiko is a beautiful stitch. It is amazing what the sashiko machine can do. What a treat it would be to have this machine. Thanks.

  333. Jude Swift says:

    i would love to hand quilt my projects, but alas, its not my strong suit. i love love the sashiko machine and would use the living hell out of it! it’s a beautiful authentic replacement for hand quilting. thanks for listening xo

  334. Ginnie Hebert says:

    Wowsers! What an amazing giveaway. Good luck everyone!

  335. Yara says:

    I like to hand stitch my binding down. I’ve quilted my kids’ baby quilts by hand.

  336. Teddi Munslow says:

    This is very interesting. What a great giveaway! Thank you .

  337. Laurie says:

    Very little due to time constraints HOWEVER this giveaway could make that wish come true

  338. Katie Kull says:

    This is an awesome prize! I don’t hand quilt a lot, but I do like to add a little big stitch quilting to accent my machine quilted quilts.

  339. Enedina Rodriguez says:

    I hand quilt very little but I would love to use the shashiko machine. Thanks

  340. Michael Stone says:

    I’d really like to have this.

  341. Victoria Stone says:

    Wow!

  342. Dianna Eickhorn says:

    What a cool giveaway!

  343. Lisa R. Sweet says:

    I never hand quilt, but love the look of shashiko, so this prize would be very welcomed.

  344. Jerie Clark says:

    Although I admire the handwork of others, I only do it to embellish my wall hangings. Love to have the machine. Amazing give away.

  345. Ines says:

    Never! But I wish it would look like I did

  346. Candy Jo Moulton says:

    I have made 4 quilts in my time and only hand stitched accents on it. I would love to learn and use this simple machine to make more quilts and other home projects
    Thank you for this opportunity and learning about this art

  347. Andrea says:

    I hand quilt many of my quilts with perle cotton big stitching. Plus, I always do a binding with hand stitching. I really like the look of the stitching with the Baby Lock Sashiko. What a fabulous giveaway. Thank you.

  348. Kim Fletcher says:

    Amazing machine. Not sure how to enter the giveaway, but I’m sure going to check it out. Inspired now!

  349. Patti says:

    I began quilting in 1986 and everything was hand quilted back then. As a young mother I cherished my quilting time. However, in the past 10 years I seem to have so many quilts to make, I am only able to add small amounts of hand quilting along with my machine quilting. I love the look of hand quilting and I love to add it when time allows, which is rarely.

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter a chance to win!

  350. Alicia Buffington says:

    I’ve never handquilted a project yet…too impatient. This machine creates beautiful stitches and I love aurifil thread. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I love learning about new quilting tools.

  351. Judy Macemon says:

    I love the Shashiko 2 hand quilted stitching. I already “see” bright contrast color quilting on some of my modern design quilts in progress. What fun that would be! I do not hand quilt due to arthritis in my thumbs, so th8s machine would be a great addition to my quilting toolbox.

  352. Sue O’Donnell says:

    This an amazing prize! I would love to use this to quilt my Japanese fabric quilt tops so they actually looked like they were hand stitched. Super!

  353. Michelle Prenger says:

    The only thing I usually hand sew is the binding to the back of my quilts.

  354. Diane culliney says:

    I never grasped hand quilting. I have seen my friend use the baby lock shashiko machine and I love the hand quilting look.

  355. Jean Speiser says:

    I almost never hand quilt although I do finish sewing on binding by hand and I find it very relaxing.

  356. Romi Buhles says:

    Can’t hand quilt anymore. I have Arthritis

  357. Susan Sterling says:

    About 40%, I’d love to try this machine out

  358. Susan Sterling says:

    40%, I’d love to try this machine out

  359. Carolyn J Borwick says:

    I like doing art quilts so I add some hand quilting to many of them. I use a template to get even stitches. The sashiko machine would help me do more without the strain on my hands. I also like to sew clothing with hand stitches.

  360. Jennifer Woods says:

    I love the character and texture of sashiko stitches as quilting and as embellishments. This machine gives me a whole new way to express myself

  361. Kathy Timmons says:

    Rarely hand quilt any more. Too many projects to make!!!

  362. Karen L. Myers says:

    Due to arthritic hands I do not hand quilt but I love to piece the tops.

  363. Sonia says:

    I have not hand quilted. But with this machine it looks great.

  364. Marianna Simmons says:

    I love hand stitching, so I only hand quilt my quilts.

  365. bunny says:

    I used to hand quilt everything, but my fingers won’t let me anymore! Too old and awkward!

  366. Beth Berman says:

    I hand quilt certain projects. I’d say about 10% of my work is hand stitched.

  367. Colleen says:

    I seldom hand quilt anymore due to arthritis and the need of a thumb replacement. I didn’t know there was such a thing- as Thumb replacement until I went back to my orthopedic doctor for another shot in my thumb and he said— this is the last time for this- when it’s bad again you need surgery. This machine would be wonderful!

  368. Renee Stanfield says:

    Baby Lock makes a great product. I still own and use my Baby Lock serger from 1976 when I owned my tailoring business. I’m new to quilting and have only hand quilted small wall hangings. I send out my larger quilts to be quilted on a long arm machine, but would love to do my own. This is a fantastic prize. Good luck to all and Happy Holidays.

  369. Mary Mittelstadt says:

    I use to hand quilt exclusively – mostly large bed sized quilts. As I got older I started some machine quilting because there were just too many quilts in my head that I wanted to make and I could never get them all hand quilted! So I would still hand quilt ‘special’ quilts. I would love to get the look of hand quilting on my quilts!

  370. Laura Miller says:

    I seldom hand quilt anymore. In the past I’ve done so on a queen size bed quilt and many baby quilts.

  371. Paula Morgan says:

    Sadly, maybe three or four hours of “slow stitch” this whole year! Binding for 6 quilts and 2 doll quilts.

  372. Sharon S WEAVER says:

    I do not like to hand sew.

  373. Ardis Duhachek’s says:

    I don’t hand quilt any of my projects. My New Year’s resolution for 2020 is to learn something new, laugh more and save money. Thanks!

  374. Debby Oldenburg says:

    I went back to hand work when my father was ill.having gotten away from this time intense method I have come to enjoy it more and more. This give away is so cool..a new toy to play with

  375. Rhonda Denney says:

    I rarely use hand stitching on my quilt projects. That is probably because I do not give myself time to do that! I use a machine to do 99% of my work. My hand-work is done with my pigments on the fabric.

  376. Gail Smathers says:

    I have only quilted one quilt top by hand and it was a twin. I love the look of Sashiko quilting.

  377. I hand quilt embellishments on small quilts sometimes, but would love that option on larger quilts which I currently would only consider machine quilting.

  378. Jan Walker says:

    I have done one quilt completely by hand work, everything else has been on a machine. This would really expand my art quilting!

  379. Karen Fox says:

    I love the look of hand quilting but do very little. I would love to have this machine to finish my quilts.

  380. Terry McCloskey says:

    This is such an interesting machine. I had not seen this before and am so intrigued. I have searched out hand Sashiko for years and love the hand stitched look

  381. Jeannie Simon says:

    I absolutely love the look of hand quilting and I know this machine would do the job better than I ever could!!! Would just love to have one of these!! ❤️❤️❤️

  382. Sandra St Hilaire says:

    I have seen the look a Sashiko machine stitches. I would love to own this machine and to be able to add the look to hand stitching to my quilts.

  383. Diane Wood says:

    I don’t hand quilt any of my projects as I enjoy doing quilting with my home sewing machine.

  384. Rhonda says:

    I don’t hand quilt much anymore because of my hands. This machine would be a life saver. I could use the Sashiko 2 on quilts, garments, bags….lots of places.

  385. Pat Stack says:

    I haven’t done any hand quilting. However, I am learning to machine quilt slowly. Certainly I admire those who do hand quilting and drool over the results.

  386. Catherine Stiele says:

    I have taken 2 hand quilting classes, I am not very good, I am now learning the big stitch with a variety of threads. Hand quilting is my inspiration and I love how the stitch looks on this machine.

  387. Lisa Burkman says:

    I only hand quilt small projects, for anything larger I use the machine.

  388. Regina Edmiston says:

    What a beautiful machine. It’s new to me and would be a great addition.

  389. Sandra Dunn says:

    I don’t hand quilt as much now as I once did because of my hands; but, once I was intent on hand-piecing and hand-quilting almost every project. I felt that hand quilting was more authentic. However, I still love it and occasionally will hand quilt small projects like wall hanging or table toppers.

  390. Catherine Alter says:

    Not as much as I would like to! So relaxing to do .

  391. Genie Jayne says:

    About thirty years ago, I was going through a magazine and saw a quilt made by Kaffe Fassett. Right then and there I knew I wanted to learn how to quilt. Since then, I have designed all my quilts and quilted them by hand. A few months ago, I quilted a small quilt by machine. It was a challenge. As they say, Practice, practice, practice.

  392. Ronna Serota says:

    I have recently discovered the joys of hand stitching and I am in love. The slow and steady rhythm and relaxing nature of it is so welcome in my busy life.

  393. Wilma K Shimkus says:

    I have hand quilted in the past but due to time restraints I have been machine quilting. Love the hand quilted look.

  394. Myra Sattler says:

    I am not able to hand quilt any longer due to arthritis so use a machine.

  395. Myra Sattler says:

    I can no longer hand quilt due to arthritis. Would love to win this.

  396. Barbara L Robinson says:

    I like the look of hand quilting but my arthritis is making it more difficult as I get older. This machine looks like it would give me the look I want without the difficulty of hand quilting.

  397. Kate Kramer says:

    I rarely quilt by hand.

  398. Lynn E. says:

    Thirty-five years ago I made my very first quilt completely by hand. Fast forward, and I still love the look of hand stitching, but tired arthritic fingers make that difficult. I do everything by machine now. Who knew there could be a machine that can give you that hand-stitched look?!

  399. Terri Hoffacker says:

    I love handwork and quilt most of my smaller projects!

  400. Barbara Cerauskis says:

    I don’t do much hand quilting anymore due to the arthritis in my hands. I would love to have a “back to basics” machine that gives me the look of hand work without the pain of handwork! LOL!

  401. Christina Wilson says:

    I add decorative stitching to about 25% of my quilting projects.
    This looks like such a cool machine!!!

  402. Kathy Evens says:

    I currently do not hand quilt my quilts, but love the look. Might like to try with this machine.

  403. Katherine Simonton says:

    I do not hand quilt projects at all currently…do have a quilt I started hand quilting decades ago and never finished it,,it is calling to me recently so perhaps my answer will change soon. Great giveaway-here’s hoping. Katie

  404. Marie Kulchinski says:

    I would love to own this Baby Lock Machine.

  405. Dorothy L Sand says:

    I am afraid I do not hand quilt at all. I am just not good at it…I use a machine for pretty much everything.

  406. Margaret Allen says:

    Wouldn’t this be a fun new toy! I look forward to learning more.

  407. Earleen says:

    I did not know about Okan Arts until now. I am looking forward to a new adventure in making art quilts. This Baby Lock giveaway would be a great creative tool.

  408. Marilyn Hermann says:

    I like to machine quilt around large blocks and then add hand quilting for accents.
    This machine could be a game changer!

  409. Janet Wells says:

    I didn’t know these machines existed! Very interesting.

  410. Penny Crossland says:

    My mom offered to hand quilt my first quilt top for me years ago, so I made a matching pillow and hand quilted it myself. My stitches didn’t come out very even and it took me a really long time to get it done. I love the look of hand quilting, but I much prefer to machine quilt because it is so much faster. I have been wanting to give sashiko a try and this machine offers the best of both worlds. Thank you for such a wonderful and generous giveaway!

  411. Laura Lemay says:

    I don’t hand quilt right now but love the look that the sashiko machine can achieve.

  412. Glenda Gassner says:

    I rarely hand quilt, except for special effects for an art quilt. I do all my own quilting on a domestic machine, including large quilts.

  413. Linda winner says:

    I rarely hand quilt because I have nerve damage which means it’s painful! That’s why this machine would be amazing. It’s been on my wish list for a while now…

  414. Silke Cliatt says:

    I do not hand quilt generally but I have added sashiko stitching occasionally.

  415. Rea says:

    Looks like great fun.

  416. Martha says:

    I don’t hand quilt due to arthritis in my wrists. I love the look of even hand stitches. Mine are not so good anymore and this machine would be perfect – the stitches are so nice and even.

  417. Malinda Hall says:

    I used to hand quilt on smaller projects until my arthritis makes holding needles hard.. This machine would be great to give hand quilting look in my projects

  418. sheryl harrison says:

    i do some hand quilting but do most quilting on my sewing machine. if i do hand quilting, it is on smaller projects for an accent. i like hand quilting on primitive quilts.

  419. Barbara Ann Manning says:

    I have only hand quilted a small quilt. I want to add hand quilting to my goals for 2020.

  420. Sherry Whitford says:

    Hand stitching and quilting small projects is such a joy.

  421. Patty Koty says:

    I have only hand quilted a few small projects…never a quilt. I do like the look of hand quilting.

  422. Lisa Toth says:

    I have not yet hand quilted any quilt. I’d love to give this machine a whirl..

  423. Donna Kathke says:

    I only hand quilt a small amount of my work. I can only imagine how much this machine would add to my creations. I love Sashiko.

  424. lmb says:

    I would love to add this machine and technique to my quilting equipment.
    This machine is the perfect solution for arthritic hands! Thank You so much for your generous give away!

  425. Beverly Javins says:

    I don’t hand quilt but love the look of it.

  426. Lana Higginbotham says:

    I’m a 30% hand quilter, but this beautiful machine would really up that percentage!

  427. Barrie Creamer says:

    I no longer hand quilt, sadly, because the arthritis is so bad I can barely hold a needle. I’ve been looking at the Sashiko machine online and think it would be the answer to get as close as I could to hand quilting.

  428. Cathy McCabe says:

    I learned Shashiko hand quilting in Hawaii. Ever since then I always take along a hand quilting project when I travel and do not have use of a sewing machine. I like to keep busy and it is very relaxing.

  429. Judy Pedersen says:

    I do not hand quilt any of my projects because I have difficulty manipulating the needle for even stitches. I love the look of hand quilting and would enjoy being able to get that look on my quilt projects. I also make art quilts and would really like to add a variety of stitches to enhance the look. Intrigued by this new machine and look forward to being able to use it.

  430. Sharon Buck says:

    Some of my projects are totally hand quilted, but I love to add special details with my hand quilting even on machine stitched quilts! It gives them that special little touch.

  431. JENEDEL WILCOX says:

    I love to use big stitch quilting, but usually on small projects or those that are quilt as you go. I would love to use this amazing machine for larger quilts.

  432. Patricia Napierala says:

    Sadly, I do not hand quilt.

  433. Rebecca DuBose says:

    I love the Sashiko simplicity. Would love to win a machine that could do it.

  434. Shirley Vanderwerff says:

    I hand quilt almost all of my projects. I have only sent two projects out to be machine quilted.

  435. Mary A Brennan says:

    I love the way Sashiko stitching melds culture and history into modern quilt projects.

  436. Veronica says:

    I don’t often hand quilt, although I have in the past. I do sashiko hand stitching, and this machine could be a real time saver for those projects.

  437. Judith Brill says:

    I love the look of hand quilting and shashiko. But as i have gotten older, i only hand quilt small items, as hand quilting makes my hands ache with arthritis. I would love to use a machine like this!

  438. Lee Haskins says:

    I don’t hand quit very well but I Sure wish I could.

  439. Anne Bartholet says:

    What a great prize package. I don’t hand quilt anymore.

  440. Valerie Parker says:

    I used to hand quilt a lot, but now machine quilt. I am so interested in the Shasiko machine. I like the look of the machine.

  441. Kelly Grace says:

    I have 1 quilt that I learned to hand quilt on that still isn’t finished and I have a hexagon quilt that I really want to hand quilt when I find the time.

  442. Pamela Katz says:

    Hand embellishment amount varies on my quilts. Some are all hand stitching. Some, none at all.

  443. Carol Dye says:

    I don’t hand quilt at all because my hand stitching is awful .

  444. Janie H says:

    I have hand quilted 5 small quilts and loved the process. Unfortunately time constraints don’t allow me to quilt by hand so 99% of my quilts are (home) machine quilted.

  445. Lorraine Carter says:

    Looks like an interesting and unique technique. Would love to give it a try!

  446. Debbie Eide says:

    I only hand quilt smaller projects like wall hangings or table runners. I figure people will get up closer to these quilts and see the hand quilting.

  447. Sue H says:

    I hand quilt just a little. On very special (small) applique projects. I’m so slow!!! But I do machine quilt. I would LOVE to have this Sashiko machine. I have started a hand Sashiko project and I love the look. I think it would be awesome on a full size quilt, but not brave enough to try it by hand. Thank you for the opportunity to win this fantastic bundle.

  448. Paula Roney says:

    I love the look of hand stitched quilting, but can no longer manage to add it to my projects. My wrists and hands don’t work as well as they once did but this machine could solve my problem and let me add that simple, elegant touch to my quilted designs.

  449. Peggy Bremer says:

    I do needleturn applique but tend to machine quilt my projects.

  450. Jeanette Halstead says:

    I tend to do everything by machine. I have tried hand quilting, but my stitches are not consistantly the same size. I love the look of Sashiko but have not tried it yet.

  451. Bette says:

    I haven’t hand quilted in years, but I recently made a quilt top that I think would be enhanced by big stitch hand quilting. A fellow guild member encouraged me to give it a try, so I bought a box of 12 wt. Aurifil threads and I’m going to hand stitch again!

  452. Jennifer says:

    Love the big stitch look but don’t have the patience for it. Would love this machine

  453. Jan says:

    I hand quilt small projects and love the look. Machine would be awesome!

  454. Mary Borocz says:

    I sometimes do hand quilting on small projects, but not as often as I did before. Would love to have this machine to do quilting!

  455. Rose Landon says:

    I love hand quilting but haven’t done much lately as my hands and arthritis won’t let me do much. I love the look of hand quilting so this machine may just be what I need.

  456. Pam Gantz says:

    I have started to incorporate some hand stitching in my quilts. I also tried out some shasiko stitching in a traditional pattern in a mini quilt.

  457. Patrice Creswell says:

    I love sashiko! What an exciting and generous giveaway.

  458. Carole McClellan says:

    As much as I love the look of hand quilting, that isn’t something I’ll accomplish in my quilting life! However – all the sashiko stitches I’ve seen are just beautiful, maybe even prettier than hand-quilted projects. I would LOVE to win this machine. Thank you for your generosity and this give-away.

  459. Jeannine James says:

    I like to hand quilt to at least a medium density on my project, so the stitching lines are about an inch apart. I particularly like to hand quilt vintage quilt tops.

  460. Myrna Griffiths says:

    I love to hand quilt and have done 4, but at 81 years old and a stack of quilts waiting to be finished, I am learning to machine quilt. I want to leave finished quilts to my children, not UFOs! This gift would make a wonderful new dimension to some of my projects.

  461. Gini Ewers says:

    I do hand quilting using big stitches with decorative threads on my art quilts. Machine quilting on bed quilts. Thanks for the give away opportunity.

  462. Pat Clark says:

    From 1980 to 2010 I only hand quilted – many, many quilts. I bought a longarm in 2010. I still hand quilt, but not often. I do hand stitch, doing Sashiko and embroidery by hand. This machine would be perfect to finish those, plus my recently finished Shadow Box quilt made with oriental style fabrics.

  463. Vicki West says:

    I haven’t hand quilted yet. Always in a hurry to see the finished project! I would love to win this so my quilts would look “hand quilted!”

  464. Emily Smith says:

    I enjoy a variety of hand work activities ie. embroidery, beading, appliqué but many years ago I decided hand quilting was not for me after doing a small project. I was afraid I just would never finish a larger project. I do admire those who do hand quilting.

  465. KimS says:

    I love the look of hand sewing, but I am way too slow. A sashiko machine would be the solution. Thanks for the giveaway!

  466. chris laub says:

    Never!

  467. Lynda Gaidis says:

    What a fun machine! I do sashiko by hand on small projects. With this machine, there’s no limit to size. And the threads are a beautiful rainbow of color.

  468. Sally Gimbrone says:

    I love that machine and have considered it before. Would be thrilled to win it!

  469. Ellen Robinson says:

    Sadly, I don’t hand quilt much any more. I have too many projects that i want to do.

  470. Paulette Kearney says:

    I rarely hand quilt. However, if I had this machine look just like hand quilting would be possible!

  471. Renea Yarolim says:

    I have hand quilted one quilt so far. I like to do some smaller projects by hand best. Thanks for the giveaway.

  472. Sharon May says:

    This is something I never thought of doing and would love to try it on some projects.

  473. Teresa Marler says:

    I do very little hand quilting now that I’m older. My hands don’t work as well as they used to.

  474. I began hand stitching a quilt years ago but never finished it. This would be an opportunity for it to become a finished project!

  475. Janet Wooler says:

    How much I hand quilt depends on the project — its style and size.. My state is collecting 8 1/2″ finished pot holder blocks to make a pot holder quilt for its 200th birthday and has asked the state guild for blocks. Following patterns used in the pot holder quilts of the Civil War era, I am making blocks and hand quilting them.

  476. Judy Chaffee says:

    What a wonderful opportunity! My hand quilting incorporates cotton knot fabrics. I recently did a table runner using pieces of Japanese kimonos with hand quilting.

  477. susan wallace says:

    I used to hand quilt everything, but now because of pain, I only hand quilt about an hour or 2 a day and do the rest by machine. This machine would certainly make quilting a lot easier.

  478. kris sullivan says:

    i have done a lot of hand quilting in the past but not so much anymore..i still enjoy the zen of hand quilting mostly on small projects..

  479. Sheila Ramsden says:

    Thank you for a great giveaway!! I don’t do a lot of hand quilting, I’m not very happy with it, but I love the look of it. It would be wonderful to win this machine

  480. Joan Van Duynhoven says:

    I hand quilt whole quilts and other smaller pieces, especially baby quilts and trinkets.I also machine quilt. I love sashiko and have done that more, by hand since visiting Japan.

  481. Beverly Plowright says:

    I am currently hand quilting my 3rd quilt. I love to hand quilt so I do it in between my machine quilted quilts. Also, I have arthritis in both of my thumbs so I can only do a little at a time.

  482. Gayle Lacerda says:

    I don’t hand quilt it I do hours and hours of hand appliqué and embroidery.

  483. Kathleen Tripp says:

    I love Shashiko stitching! And to combine it with quilting would be the a beautiful experience!

  484. Rose McCauley says:

    Very seldom now that I have learned to quilt on my sewing machine. I took a sashiko class a few years ago and really enjoyed it.

  485. Jean McConaughy says:

    What a great giveaway! I would love to win. Thank you.

  486. Carol Williams says:

    About 5%. Mostly decorative stitching after I use my longarm.

  487. Claire S Hallman says:

    I have done one big stitch quilt, probably not hand quilting anything again.

  488. Jean Mau says:

    My quilts usually have a combination of hand and machine quilting. This would allow me to give my work a whole new dimension

  489. Michele R says:

    I hand quilt only on very special smaller quilts, i.e. embroidered blocks by my mom who has passed away, or when I need accent lines.

  490. Marty Stanchi says:

    I have been looking at this machine for a couple of years now and I would love to win it! I love the way the stitches look.

  491. JOY SIMA says:

    A wonderful older lady taught me to hand quilt years ago. Sorry to say I don’t do it as much any more. Most of my wall hangings were hand quilted.

  492. Wendy says:

    Amazing giveaway! I have been playing with boro stitching and sashiko by hand…this would be amazing…to add a machine to my art! The quilt shop where I work teaches a hand-piecing class based on East Meets West!

  493. Marsha Teter says:

    I’ve tried hand quilting a whole baby quilt but was not happy with the consistency of my stitches. Use a machine almost all the time now.

  494. Miyo says:

    Haven’t tried hand quilting yet, but sew the bindings by hand. Did one project on a borrowed BabyLock Sashiko machine and have wanted my own ever since!

  495. Linda LaRose says:

    I rarely hand quilt my projects because of physical limitations. However, I have been creating a completely hand sewn quilt made of hexagons for a couple years, slowly but surely. I always hand sew my bindings. The Sashiko machine would definitely be an asset for me!

  496. Karen Giese says:

    This is an exciting concept for quilting. Would love to win this machine.

  497. Robin Ricci says:

    I love the look of hand quilting and usually add some to my quilts along with machine quilting. I love the stitching on this machine! And the thread!

  498. Diana Dick says:

    I hand quilt any appliqué work and also the binding. I have never liked the results of machine appliqué. Even if I am not the winner, I would like to see how the stitches on this machine compares to others. Who knows, maybe it would change my mind. Happy quilting, everyone.

  499. Kathleen Fields says:

    I used to hand quilt everything, but as my hands have aged. it’s gotten much harder, so I only hand quilt small projects now.

  500. Theresa says:

    I don’t hand quilt at all, but I do alot of hand embroidery on art quilts. The Sashiko would be a great addition. Thanks for the give-away.

  501. Annette says:

    I love love the Babylock Sashiko Machine!
    I have dreamed about the beautiful stitches it sews since I first saw it!
    And with Aurifil 12 wt ; it’s the stuff my dreams are made of!!
    I can’t wait to win it!

  502. Alice says:

    I used to hand quilt all my quilts, but after having surgery on both my hands, it became difficult to do hand sewing. Now I quilt on my machine. Love the idea of looking like hand sewn but by machine. Would love to win.

  503. Jeanna DeWitt says:

    I very seldom hand quilt due to a hand issue; however, I love the look that the sashiko stitch gives to a project

  504. Marty Stanchi says:

    I haven’t done any hand quilting, but love the look of big stitch. I have been looking at this machine for a couple of years and would love to win it.

  505. Elaine D. Luther says:

    I never hand quilt! I love machine quilting and the ability to draw with the thread!

  506. Ingrid Smith says:

    I used to hand quilt all my quilts. Three years ago I got a Baby Lock machine which I’ve been using to learn free motion quilting.

  507. Kay Benedict says:

    I do most of my stitching (embroidery and quilting) by hand. The simple running stitch is still my favorite. Would be fun to be able to get that look with the Sashiko machine.

  508. Claire says:

    I enjoy hand quilting many small projects, large quilts sit around waiting for quilting:(
    How wonderful to be able to have something like this to work with!! 🙂

  509. Cheryl Kuhns says:

    I hand quilt all of my small quilts or projects. I usually do big stitch quilting with 12wt thread only. I have always dreamed about having the Sashiko machine as I own 2 Babylock sewing and embroidery machines love them. I could so use this machine.

  510. Sharon Kisel says:

    Most of my quilting is on large quilts and the longarm, When possible I embellish on smaller pieces. I think this is a wonderful giveaway. I have wanted to try one of the Shashiko machines for a long time. I love the look of the stitching. Thank you.

  511. Sallie Minnich says:

    Hand quilt small projects

  512. Adele Swanson says:

    I do not hand quilt due to arthritis in my hands. I love the look of sashiko and have always wanted to try it.

  513. Susan ACEVEDO says:

    I don’t do much hand quilting, as i never really mastered the process. I’d rather spend my hand time with embroidery, sashiko and applique.

  514. Deb Bowers says:

    I love the look of hand quilting but do most of my quilting by machine so I would love to be able to get the look I love without the sore fingertips!

  515. Cathryn Hepburn says:

    I have not yet done any of my quilts by hand quilting. I haven’t figured out how to make my stitches even. A machine like this would certainly make it look like I figured it out.

  516. Terry Terrell says:

    I never hand quilt my projects – I have arthritis in my hands.

  517. Shirley Covert says:

    I have not hand quilted a quilt but would love the look of hand quilting without the time involved.

  518. MaryAnn Wolf says:

    I have never hand quilted, but I love the look!

  519. Luann Fischer says:

    I do very little hand quilting. I love how it looks, but I just can’t get my stitches to look like I would like them to. I know that more practice would be the answer to this. However, I just haven’t invested time into this portion of quilting. A machine like this would be such an improvement and I could get the ‘hand quilted’ look that I like. And my hands wouldn’t cramp up on me,,,,,,

  520. Niki Romero says:

    No time for hand quilting. Must move on to the next project! This would be a God-send machine!

  521. Patricia McGivern says:

    I currently do not do any hand quilting on my projects, however, I can see that it looks great on a quilt. would love to use this type of machine on future quilts.

  522. Christina Baker says:

    Love to win the Sashido machine love the stitches it does. It would make beautiful Quilts.

  523. Nancie Boyce says:

    Love the look! I finished only two hand stitched quilts. My eyesight and arthritic hands made that challenging and less than enjoyable. Never again. But this, may just be the answer to the problem.

  524. Liz Pelletier says:

    I don’t hand quilt. My hands wouldn’t work quite as I wanted them to. I loved the look of Sashiko, but could never make it look right when I tried. This machine looks like it would do that so well.

  525. Laura L Barnes says:

    I did hand quilting when I first started quilting; 20 yrs or so ago. Now I hand quilt only small projects.

  526. Pam George says:

    I have tried sashiko by hand and would love, love, love this machine! I had no idea there was a machine that did this! All I can say is WOW!

  527. Ellen Young says:

    Thank you for the chance to win a Baby Lock Sashiko sewing machine. I love sashiko!

  528. Rosine Kekelis says:

    I’ve hand-stitched one quilt in my 9 years of quilting. Love the look – not crazy about achy hands. I appreciate your extraordinary giveaway.

  529. Kay Ratcliff says:

    I love the look of Sashiko! I do maybe 10% of my projects by hand because my hands hurt so I would love this machine and all the goodies.

  530. Sharon Palmer says:

    Be still my heart!

  531. Carolyn says:

    I love the look of hand quilting, but don’t do it any more because of arthritis in my hands.

  532. Alice says:

    I’ve gotten away form hand quilting but would like to have this machine. I love the stitching

  533. Elizabeth Larson says:

    I did more hand quilting when I first started quilting and still enjoy handwork. I do most quilting by machine now. Would love to try this machine by BabyLock

  534. Julie Bailey says:

    I do not hand quilt due to arthritis in my hands. I do sew binding on by hand. I also like to make small EPP projects which I can take along when we travel.

  535. Terrie says:

    I use hand quilting in my art quilt projects as an accent, using Perle Cotton or Cosmo. It’s very relaxing to hand quilt wide stitches on pillows or wallhangings using eye-popping colors of thicker threads like Perle Cotton or Cosmo. Thank you for the opportunity to win such great prizes!

  536. Susan Rush says:

    What an incredible giveaway!
    I have made many hand quilted Sashiko panels for pillows. What joy it would be to make a whole bed quilt with the Baby Lock. And Aurifil thread!! my favorite thread for machine quilting.

  537. Dale Wood says:

    I have just recently started quilting but not hand quilting. I do a lot of machine embroidery on my quilts.

  538. Patti Bourland says:

    I add hand embroidery and hand quilting to a lot of my artistic pillows I create. Love the look of sashiko.

  539. Roberta Bentley says:

    I have used hand quilting in every one of my quilts. I started quilting in 1976.

  540. Sharon Helton says:

    What an incredible opportunity. This is not something I have ever attempted and would love do so.

  541. Alice Brody says:

    I frequently combine hand and machine quilting on the same piece as each provides a different effect.

  542. Margaret says:

    I’ve been starting to do a lot more hand work on my quilts. So this would be wonderful. Thanks for the give away

  543. Karen van Lieshout says:

    I love the look of Sashiko,! I have used the designs on my embroidery machine, but this is the real thing. Thank you for the giveaway.

  544. Mary Ford says:

    I love to hand quilt but have not done as much as I like.

  545. Barbara says:

    I have been thinking about this machine for a few years now. What a fabulous prize package!

  546. Favy says:

    How much do I hand quilt? Not much anymore, but have made many quilts large and small that are hand quilted. I have loved the Sashiko machine ever since I first saw them.

  547. Louise says:

    Wow! This machine looks soooo cool!
    I do very little hand quilting right now.

  548. Merle Dosen says:

    Arthritis in my hands prevents me from doing much hand quilting. I still like to bind by hand however. This would be perfect for me!!

  549. Kathleen Mennell says:

    I do not do handquilting but do love to free motion. Love Aurifil threads. Use them all the time in my sewing. I have been quilting for 30 years and it is an awesome way to pass the time and create beautiful quilts etc. Thankyou for listening. K

  550. Laura Rowan says:

    I’ve never hand quilted. This machine looks like the perfect option for those of us who haven’t. Good luck everyone!

  551. Jan Beckert says:

    Wow! The first and last thing I ever quilted was two blocks from my first quilting class. We were supposed to be making a 4-block wall hanging. I decided I wanted a king-size quilt instead. After doing those two blocks by hand, I realized I would have to learn to machine quilt! I’ve always loved the look of Sashiko quilting, but I am not a hand quilter. I’d be delighted to own this machine!

  552. Sherman Sunnye says:

    I would LOVE this machine. I do not particularly like hand work and would never even begin it on a large quilt. I love the look of Sashiko stitches and would like to be able to have them from a machine and not my hand! And let’s not forget the thread! I use Aurifil Cotton thread a lot. I’ve recently found out about not using polyester anything for cancer patients, which is OK by me because I love cotton. I would love this machine and thread.

  553. Rosemarie says:

    I have only hand quilted one quilt and that was my very first one. Since the, back in 1998, I have had all my large bed size quilt tops done by a long arm quilter friend. I do machine quilt all my throws; some of them a bit challenging to say the least.

  554. Cheryl L Kosarek says:

    I love to hand quilt and the look is hand made unique. The arthritis in my hands prevents me from doing as much as I would like to do. This machine would be a god-sent to create the look I love and to avoid being in pain.

  555. Nancy Guarino says:

    I haven’t hand quilted for years but I love the look. I have never seen anything like this and would be thrilled to own it! Thanks for the give away and for adding me.

  556. LaVern Endres says:

    looks like so much fun. i hand embroidery this would be a great way to quilt my projects.

  557. Deborah Browning says:

    I do not hand quilt since I have wrist problems. However, I love the look of hand quilting. This looks like a wonderful machine.

  558. Yvonne Erdt says:

    I don’t hand quilt much but I’m fascinated with Sashiko. I watch videos, read books/magazines and attempt the skill often with some very small go no where projects. The thought of having a Sashiko machine puts a big smile on my face. I’ve come to enjoy just watching talented Sashiko instructors. I’m a try-it type of person. I have many tiny quilt projects that are in ‘the box’ maybe some hand quilting would get them out of ‘the box’ and onto a wall.

  559. Elizabeth Corwin says:

    Although I used to handquilt projects frequently, I find my hands cramp a lot now, so I seldom use this technique except for very small projects. I do love the look though, and am totally intrigued by the Sashiko machine!

  560. Cindy says:

    I would love love love this sashiko machine!!!

  561. Connie J Conger says:

    I have arthritis in my right hand and find it difficult to hand sew. I love the look of the Sashiko. It looks hand sewn. Nice Christmas gift!!

  562. Bev says:

    I started quilting just a couple of years ago with my Baby Lock Soprano and thriving in this whole-new world of quilters! Absolutely love getting into my sew-zone. I would imagine this Shasiko 2 would make my beginner quilts look a-m-a-z-i-n-g.

  563. Joyce says:

    I do a combination of domestic, longarm and hand stitching on quilts and projects. Sashiko is one technique I am yet to explore. Fingers crossed!

  564. Annette says:

    I hand quilt most of my quilts. The ones for charity are usually machine quilted by me or by a long armer friend.

  565. Carol A Betts says:

    I don’t hand quilt, but I’m fascinated by sashiko and would love to learn to do it

  566. Nancy vaccare says:

    Not very often

  567. Rosie Patterson says:

    I hand quilt occasionally, I like to have a handwork project available for taking to my sit and stitch groups. I do love sashiko and I would love to win this machine!

  568. Crane Johnson says:

    I love to hand quilt, especially with metallic thread and even if I machine quilt, I always put a hand stitch in for good luck.

  569. Marijane Smith says:

    I do not do much hand sewing on my quilts, but I do lots of hand stitching on cloth projects that do not involve batting. I love the sashiko look for fabric that I then use to make tote bags and purses. I also enjoy the texture the 12 wt. thread gives on my work. I look forward to learning to expand the designs to use.
    Enjoy your travels!

  570. Joan Richardson says:

    I have not hand quilted, but I love sashiko. It impresses me that there is now a machine that will give us the results of the lovely hand stitching. Though I purchased a needle and sashiko thread as a package and bought a book while visiting Hawaii, I haven’t used them.

  571. Shirley Skinner says:

    I have always admired hand-quilting, but my arthritis “cripples” my hands. Therefore, I have not hand quilted a single project. To have a machine that creates that look would be a dream come true.

  572. Chris Yavaraski says:

    I hand quilt small art quilts and love the look of Sashiko stitch.

  573. Joni Redman says:

    I love hand quilting but have not been able to master it. I do attempt it on small projects that I plan on keeping for myself.

  574. Linda says:

    Well…I hand-sew a label to the back of my quilts, hand-sew binding, and I bury threads, does that count? I do some needle-turn applique and have added [somewhat clumsy] hand embroidery. Not sure that’s what you mean, but that’s what I do! Somebody has to be awed by others’ hand quilting and I fulfill that role.

  575. Less and less hand quilting for me as arthritis takes it’s toll on my hands. This would be a blessing.

  576. Sue Saunders says:

    I love the look of hand quilting, but I don’t have the patiece or strength in my hands to do it anymore. This machine looks amazing.

  577. neena simmons says:

    Cool machine! No more hand Quilting.

  578. Brenda @ Songbird Designs says:

    I have only hand quilted one quilt – that was the first quilt class I ever took and we did everything by hand except sew on the borders! I do some accents with handwork but never a whole quilt! This would make it much easier! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  579. Machla Shaffer says:

    I don’t hand quilt as I love nothing more then sitting at my Baby Lock and sewing.(Although, I am currently recovering from a broken right leg so I am unable to sew for now). I absolutely, LOVE LOVE the look of hand sewing and would be thrilled to own the Sashiko. As for those threads!! Be still my beating heart!!
    Thank you for this opportunity.
    Machla Shaffer (desperately waiting to recover from my accident so that I can go back to my sewing cave)

  580. Judy Patrick says:

    When I first began quilting, I did most of my quilting by hand but, now, very little due to arthritis in my hands

  581. Marlene Thomas says:

    I always hand sew the bindings on all of my quilts. I do very little by hand otherwise as I have arthritis in my thumbs! But I do love to do the bindings – I think it gives each quilt just a little bit more ‘love’.

  582. Nikki DeRamus Moshier says:

    I rarely hand quilt my quilts.

  583. Vicki Evaristo says:

    I do quite a bit of hand quilting and have tried sashiko, but cannot quite get the hang of it. Would love to have this beautiful machine to work on and be able to create beautiful items. What a wonderful giveaway for you to do!

  584. Carolyn Montgomery says:

    i have only done hand work on a few small quilt projects. i would love to try by machine

  585. Judy Austin says:

    This is exciting! I have been a BabyLock fan ever since I bought my first BabyLock serger about 30 years ago. The BabyLock Sashiko would be so much fun!!!

  586. Karen Huffman says:

    This machine would be well used if I should be the recipient to get chosen, have 2 daughters that also would be using the Sashiko, plus I would be sharing with friends in the quilting group.

  587. Nena says:

    I have to limit hand quilting to small items cause it makes my hands ache. This would make embellishing clothing for the college and teen grandkids fun and might even get them involved instead of just picking fabrics and threads for their fashions.

  588. Joni D. King says:

    I hand quilt small items such as coasters, bags or squares under 12″. The bigger quilts I leave to the experts!

  589. sue vite says:

    I’ve been wanting one of these Sashiko machines ever since they came out several years back. It would be such an enhancement to my garments and quilts!

  590. Lorna Clark says:

    I’m really not hand quilting much anymore. Although, I am intrigued by ‘big stitching’. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  591. Marilyn Fite says:

    I love to do sashiko by hand and have been wanting to try it on larger pieces. A sashiko stitch machine has been in my dreams for several years!

  592. Jean GB says:

    When I first started quilting I hand quilted all my quilts. Then I started experimenting with machine quilting. My feed dogs don’t drop but learned a trick from Libbie Lehman about making a really short and narrow zig-zag setting. It really works. Now I seem to do more piecing and not enough quilting. I just got a long arm so intend to make a dent in that pile of unfinished tops.

  593. Elaine in North Texas says:

    I do a lot of hand stitching and would like to incorporate more of the look on my quilts. This looks so neat.

  594. J. C. Wolfgram says:

    I hand quilt about 10% of my projects.

  595. Bonnie L Smith says:

    I would love to use this machine + thread to create something beautiful for my grandbabies…….

  596. Meg Esry says:

    I love the look of handstitching and have been fascinated by Sashiko for the past few years. Nothing looks as fresh and original to me as Sashiko stitches. But I had to have a total anatomical shoulder replacement last year (at 58) and all sewing (machine & hand) had to stop for a while. Turns out I need to replace my replacement: getting a Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement 12/24/19. This past year I’ve been able to do work on small Sashiko projects, but I don’t think I could add Sashiko to my quilts. It would be a tremendous help to have a real Sashiko machine. I’d love to be able finish my big Sashiko projects, and adding Sashiko to my quilts would be amazing! I think this machine would let me combine two things I love to do.

  597. Nancy says:

    A while back I took a class on Sashiko and have experimented with a small project. Other than that I don’t have the luxury of time to attempt more hand quilting. This gorgeous machine would definitely help with that!

  598. Elizabeth McIntyre says:

    I hand quilt occasionally on small projects, but the thought of being able to easily do large projects with Sashiko stitching — WOW !

  599. Naomi says:

    I love this machine…as a Half Japanese person, I’m so attracted to the simplicity of the stitches!

  600. Cleo says:

    Hand quilted quilts are works of art. I have only one in my collection and it was not done by me. It is a treasure.

  601. Anita Cash says:

    I have never hand quilted, but my mother did for years.

  602. Connie Passaro says:

    I’ve taken a class in hand quilting but didn’t get much farther than that. My quilts are sent to the longarmer or I use my walking foot. It would be so fun to win this machine! Thank you.

  603. Karen Bogadi says:

    I used to hand quilt every quilt, now it’s maybe 5%.

  604. Mary Kauffman says:

    I have only hand quilted one small quilt but I really enjoyed the process. I have done a little sashimi stitching and enjoyed that as well. Hope I win! Thanks for the opportunity.

  605. Jana says:

    I don’t hand quilt at all, but I do all my own machine quilting. Thank e for a chance to win!

  606. Peggy Ariaz says:

    I never hand quilt. The Sashiko sewing machine looks amazing. Thanks for the chance to win!

  607. Sara Kelly says:

    I do not hand quilt because of arthritis in my hands. A sashiko machine would be a wonderful reintroduction of the hand quilting look into my work.

  608. Janet A Moyer says:

    I never do any hand sewing on my quilts. I would love to win this contest to explore Sashiko. I love the desins and look of it.

  609. Judy sebastian says:

    I quilt by hand when I want to create a certain texture. I quilt by hand 20% of the time.

  610. Dorsey Clement says:

    I’m just learning to hand quilt and machine quilt. I would love to win this.

  611. Mary I in Idaho says:

    I mostly hand quilt smaller wall and art quilts using both sashiko and embroidery stitch.

  612. carol golden says:

    I don’t ever hand quilt! I have rheumatoid arthritis so I save my hands for applique work which I love.

  613. Valerie Dolgos says:

    I used to hand quilt everything, but arthritis has robbed me of the ability to do much of it anymore, what a wonderful machine!

  614. Carolyn Bowden says:

    I hand quilt about 10% of my projects. I would use this machine lots!

  615. Marlene Wojcik says:

    I don’t hand quilt either. Put I love the look of sasiko.

  616. debbie rostiser says:

    I do some hand quilting but not much, mostly for embellishments. However I fell in love with shasiko when I visited Hawaii and saw quilts by some local quilters. Since then I have tried to add this technique to several quilts and made one only using this technique. Still have a lot to learn but love the variety of patterns. This package would be wonderful to help me in my journey. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a fabulous machine.

  617. Deborah Whaley says:

    I used to hand quilt quite a lot. I don’t do as much anymore due to carpal tunnel.

  618. Susan Stanton says:

    I only hand quilt small projects. Years ago I hand quilted all of my quilts, but I haven’t done a large one in 25 years!

  619. Theresa says:

    I’m so intrigued by these machines. What a great way to add interest to an art quilt.

  620. Gerri says:

    This machine is really cool! How fun it would be to add it to your techniques!

  621. Sandy Berg says:

    I have hand quilted one large quilt (many years ago) and have completed several smaller projects with hand quilting. I love the look but don’t often have the time to do hand quilting any more. I would love to have the look of hand quilting without having the time investment.

  622. Cathy mendenhall says:

    Awesome prize. I haven’t yet learned how to quilt by hand. I am in the process of making a quilt as you go hexagon quilt with Japanese fabrics and plan to work sashiko in each Hexie. This would be incredible to win.

  623. Lorraine Wilkins says:

    Only a few times on small wall hangings. I would like to do more but it’s hard on my hands. I would love this machine!

  624. Susan Bauer says:

    I have never hand quilted. I do have my grandmother’s hand quilted quilts. My mother said my grandmother was always invited to the quilting bees because of her fine stitching.

  625. Diana Bicknell says:

    I haven’t hand quilted at all yet. I’m 4 years new at quilting. It’s on my list to try. I love looking at quilts that are hand sewn. So much work goes into them. One of these days i will try it!

  626. Kathy A says:

    I mostly machine quilt my quilts. I am currently adding embellishments to a wall hanging in place of hand tying areas of the hanging. Love sashiko. I do have a table runner that I used this technique.

  627. Denise Cheney says:

    The amount of hand quilting is truly dependent on the project. Some are small, embellished pieces and are all handwork. Others are entirely machine stitched

  628. Arless Scheet says:

    You do not make it easy to sign up for the drawing.

  629. Kathryn Laposata says:

    I only hand quilt wall-hanging sized quilt or smaller. I’m intrigued by this machine. Thanks for the giveaway.

  630. Karen Kruse says:

    I don’t like handwork! But, I sometimes finish quilt bindings by hand. Great giveaway!

  631. Anne Rollins says:

    I have never hand quilted, but I do hand applique and embroidery. I have been interested in big stitch quilting and sashiko and would love to give those a try!

  632. Sheryl allen says:

    I don’t hand quilt my quilts at all. I do sometimes try to make my quilts look as though they were hand quilted but done on my machine.

  633. Meri Cunningham says:

    Most often, the only hand work I do on my projects is the binding and applique when used. I can count on my hands the number of hand quilting projects I have completed and they are small quilts.

  634. Adele Beher says:

    I love to hand stitch my quilts using the running stitch. It would be incredible to have this machine!

  635. sndra says:

    I have only done small quilt projects by hand. This beautiful machine and Aurifil tread would really be fun to work with.

  636. Terri Charlsen says:

    I do a lot of hand sewing – needle-turn applique, sashiko and quilting. The sashiko machine looks wonderful – what an addition for anyone.

  637. dk jackson says:

    Probable 10% are done by hand

  638. Linda Van Hoesen says:

    I have a large quilt which I’ve been hand quilting for some time now. I love the look of the Sashiko stitch and had thoughts of trying to do it by hand. I would love to be an owner of this machine.

  639. June says:

    I have wanted this machine for a long time. Would love to have a hand quilted look on some quilts!

  640. Geri B says:

    I do not hand quilt any of my quilts. I do it all by machine. I think a Sashiko machine would be the perfect way to add that hand quilted look without doing it by hand.

  641. Jane STOLTZ says:

    This would be an excellent sewing machine to create many different sewing/quilting projects.

  642. Kim W Jockusch says:

    I have spent many hours completing hand Sashiko work. The work is beautiful. How wonderful to be able to use a machine to accomplish this task…and you are giving away Aurifil thread and a Sew Steady table too! WOW!

  643. Shirley Cook says:

    Hand quilting is a fun art but unfortunately my hands are full of arthritis making it hard to handle a needle and thread easily these days. What fun it would be to have a machine sew sashiko. WOW!

  644. CHRIS K. says:

    I haven’t hand quilted at all.

  645. Karen says:

    How fascinating. I just purchased some small handwork sashiko kits to give as Christmas gifts. I want to learn more about Yukata. What a wonderful giveaway, thank you.

  646. Lorie Bartell says:

    What a fabulous machine. I find it painful and difficult to stitch by hand for long periods of time but I do manage to do just enough to teach my 5 yr. old granddaughter to do straight stitches. Every time she comes to visit she says “grandma, what are we going to “sew” today” What a great machine this would be to introduce children to any type of “sewing”. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  647. Sharon DeLong says:

    Although I have always loved the look of hand stitched quilts, I have never done it myself. I have long admired Sashiko stitching as well, and have imitated it on the sewing machine a few times. Being able to do it more would be great.

  648. Carol Leary says:

    I have hand quilted one small quilt (finished) and have another quilt ready to be hand-stitched (it is hand-basted). However, most of my quilting is by machine (with which I am far more competent!).

  649. Jeanne Ragan says:

    I have just started exploring the art of hand quilting. Wish me luck!

  650. Sandy Bradfield says:

    I love adding finishing touches to my quilts by hand. Sometimes it’s just my name on the label, but other times it’s part of the design or hand appliqué stitching. I would love to have this Sashiko machine for more help with the hand quilted look.

  651. Joanne Colgate says:

    I hand quilt about 5% of my quilts – and this would be on miniature quilts and wall hangings. As I get older, I can see myself doing more quilting. Does hand sewing the binding count as hand quilting? I do love Aurifil thread.

  652. Sandra Chambers says:

    About 20% of my work has hand stitching. I have hand sashico stitched two wall hangings, hand quilted two queen quilts, and added long hand quilting stitches to many small art quilts. This machine, thread, etc. could add so much beauty to my work.

  653. Pat Jacobs says:

    I haven’t hand quilted since I did quilts for my first grandchildren. I have been interested in the trying the Shasiko machine as it would add a new skill to what I do.

  654. Sally Glutting says:

    Wow, that looks so fun! I rarely hand quilt but love to hand stitch. I think I would like to try this.

  655. Nadja Bode says:

    I love doing Sashiko threadwork by hand, but having a Sashiko machine would be a dream.

  656. Lucy Patrick says:

    The only quilts I have hand quilted are my hand embroidered wool quilts from designer Sue Spargo. I use big stitches and 12 wt. thread. Having a sashiko machine would certainly make the work go faster.

  657. Char Rathman says:

    Do not sew by hand very often due to arthritis in the fingers etc…..but if its very special gift will handle it slowly. I love the look, just cant accomplish the same by machine.

  658. joan beeferman says:

    These stitches are wonderful, so different. I have tried sashiko by hand. Would love this machine.

  659. JB says:

    I have never hand quilted, but I would LOVE to try this machine. How beautiful are those stitches!

  660. Nicolette Linneman says:

    It looks like it would be fun to try by machine! I’ve only done Sashiko by hand.

  661. Beverly Jones says:

    My hand quilting is limited to Sashiko stitching. Applique seems to be my love and the combination of Sashiko and applique is wonderful. An award winning quilt with that combination hangs in my living room right now and more (award winners also, I hope) will be coming.

  662. Barbara Powell says:

    Though I have done some hand stitching on a quilt, I have never hand quilted. I love the look of sashiko stitching!

  663. Carole Anderson says:

    I don’t hand quilt my projects. I’d love to win this machine.

  664. Shirley Boersma says:

    I don’t hand quilt, but love the look of it; so this would be a great prize for quilting the quilts our church quilt group donates.

  665. Carol J Anthony says:

    I hand quilt infrequently…probably only about 2% of the time. It is due to time constraint because of arthritis that makes
    hand quilting a slow process.

  666. Mary Lavander says:

    One and have a few quilts already to be quilted. Would love to finish them with the Baby Lock Sashiko machine.

  667. Cristina Avelar says:

    I have hand quilted 2 or 3 small projects after taking a class in hand quilting. I enjoyed it. It is so relaxing!

  668. Diane Oster says:

    I don’t do any hand quilting, so having a machine like this would give me ability to have that hand quilted look with out having to do it by hand!

  669. Barbara A Gans says:

    Such a GRAND giveaway! I do hand embroidery and applique. Some on quilts and some on table cloths. Would love to learn this technique.

  670. Carol Campbell says:

    I hand quilt about 50% of my quilts and projects. I love the look of hand work. This is the first time I’ve seen a machine that will do Shashiko! How exciting! I’ve been a Shashiko artist for many years. I’m up for trying a new machine!

  671. Leona Juranty says:

    I do very little hand quilting but am learning machine quilting.

  672. Marie Politowski says:

    I do most of my quilting on my embroidery machine. I have hand quilted 2 baby quilts, but that’s about it.

  673. Sandy Radtke says:

    I never hand quilt. I would love to try this as have done Sashiko by machine but never looked this good.

  674. Sharon Clark says:

    Sashiko is something I’ve been wanting to try for awhile and this machine would certainly make early efforts look good!

  675. Pam Shallenberger says:

    I don’t do a lot of hand stitching because I get pain in my hands when do a lot of work

  676. Sue Hiland says:

    Over the years, I have done many types of needle handwork but arthritis keeps me from doing much of the techniques I love. This machine seems to offer a solution for many of us to continue some of our techniques without the pain and difficulty posed by uncooperative joints in doing handwork. I would love to be able to use this machine to highlight my my work in the same manner that handwork used to do it. Thanks for offering this opportunity! Sue

  677. Laurie Hutchison says:

    This machine really intrigues me. I love this look. I am split about 50/50 between hand and machine quilting, and love the look of big stitches combined with free motion quilting! This machine opens up so many possibilities in a time saving way.

  678. Cindy says:

    What a great machine!

  679. Patricia Trapp says:

    I only hand sew back of binding

  680. Marilyn Gourley says:

    I haven’t hand quilted a project in decades! Too many projects and not enough time.

  681. Denise Penn says:

    I hand quilt about 50% of the time. I am still learning to machine quilt and sometimes I get intimidated and fall back on what I already know.

  682. Judie Oler says:

    I am a hand quilter. I belong to a group that handquilts to raise money for research at a local hospital. I quilt about 3 quilts a year and finish quilt many more a year for them. My own projects get put on back burner for this.

  683. Christine Fuqua says:

    I have hand quilted and love it and love the look of hand quilting. It’s hard to do it now because of arthritis. This machine would help me give that loving touch to the quilts I make and be special for each recipient of the quilt.

  684. This machine looks amazing! In my mind’s eye I can see the wonderful texture iy would create!

  685. CAROLYN MULLINS says:

    This machine is exactly what I need to finish the many quilts I have waiting to be finished. I took a Sashiko class many years ago and loved the look. This is a much easier way to accomplish this stitch I’ll keep my fingers crossed. Think quilts!

  686. Karen L. says:

    This is an interesting machine! I love the look of Sashiko and this machine would certainly get projects finished quicker. Thanks for doing the give-away.

  687. Pat Huston says:

    This is the first time I have heard of a Sashiko machine. It is a technique I have long admired and would love to use.

  688. Mary Wentz says:

    I did hand quilting when I was first learning how to quilt. Now I am learning how to do it all over again. This would be a welcome addition to my love of quilting.

  689. Maureen Lynch says:

    I do big stitch quilting on my baby quilts, one of which I just finished

  690. Claire Poole says:

    I don’t do a lot of hand quilting as I have arthritis in my hands. Earlier this year I had carpal tunnel surgery on both hands and that really helped with the pain. But as the carpal tunnel got better, arthritis got worse.

  691. Susan G says:

    While I used to do a lot of hand quilting, and even some sashiko, nowadays age and arthritis have slowed that process down. I would love to be able to use a machine to give my projects a more hand made look.

  692. Judith thorne says:

    I hand quilt everything right now because i cannot find a walking foot to fit my grandmothers machine (1960) which i love. Would love to have the creative option of machine quilting.

  693. Carol Sweeden says:

    I love to hand Quilt my smaller projects, great take alongs.

  694. Barbara Montejo says:

    When I first started quilting 45 years ago I did hand quilt my quilts but now I use my home machine or I use my friend’s longarm for my larger quilts.
    It would be fun to try this machine.

  695. No hand quilting here, but plenty of embellishment on my blocks.

  696. Georgia Williams says:

    I mostly machine quilt with my domestic but enjoy hand guilting on smaller wall hangings. I do a lot of hand sashiko after buying a kit by Sylvia Pippen years ago to take on a long plane flight to a funeral. The sashiko kept me from dwelling on sad times and has been so much fun ever since.

  697. Debbie Hiatt says:

    I always hand quilt projects that are mostly already hand work such as hand applique, embroidery and bead and thread embellishment. This Sashiko machine certainly results in a hand quilted look.

  698. Karen Ely says:

    40 years or so ago, I did ALL hand quilting. The last time I hand quilted was 2015 for a granddaughter. I thought her quilt needed a little extra love. I love this Give-a-way!! Would love to win one.

  699. Susan Lelack says:

    I often hand sew and love it. Not too many of my full size quilts are hand quilted anymore, but I have one I am considering.

  700. Judith thorne says:

    I do all my quilting by hand because i cannot find a walking foot to fit my grandmothers 1960 sewing machine which i love. It would be wonderful to have the option of machine quilting. (I didn’t see my post so am writing again.)

  701. Martha DiCicco says:

    I like to hand quilt but find I cannot do it as much because of arthritis in my hands. This would be a great way to get that look of hand quilting.

  702. Carol says:

    I am just getting into Sashiko stitching. I love the process. It is a very stress releasing process. I can feel my heart rate go down as I stitch!

  703. Nancy Bowers says:

    This machine looks like the “sweetheart” of all machines! I don’t feel like anything is missing from this machine. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway and I would really love to win this G-R-E-A-T. BabyLock just continues to out do their machines.

  704. Ann West says:

    I only hand quilt small quilts or as embellishment on other quilts. I have been very fascinated by Sashiko 2 sewing machine for some time now. It would be a dream come true to be able to win this fabulous machine by Baby Lock along with the Sew Steady table and the 12 wt. Aurifil thread. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  705. Gloria Chandler says:

    This would be a great way for me to “hand” quilt my Grandmother’s quilts. I have had them for years and felt typical machine quilting did not fit with their age. Would love this machine to at last finish her quilts.

  706. Glenda Fowler says:

    The Shasiko 2 sounds like the answer to my dream of quilting. My hands don’t work like they use to.

  707. Mary S. Henry says:

    I love to hand quilt. It is very relaxing, good for my blood pressure and most of all, I like the hand look of it It does take time though, so sometimes I will machine quilt.

  708. Faerie Pabich says:

    I love Sashiko and would be thrilled to have this machine!

  709. Nancy Larkin says:

    I don’t hand quilt, but I do love the look of hand quilting and have had my eye on this machine for awhile because it can give you that special stitch!

  710. Rebecca Haines says:

    I hand sew to embellish some items. I prefer to do the stitches by machine, and think this machine would be great fun!

  711. Pam Tatge says:

    I love Sashiko and I love Babylock. This would be a great addition to my sewing room.

  712. Noreen Trotsky says:

    I rarely hand quilt. I’ve hand quilted one queen size quilt & a few smaller projects. That’s about it.

  713. Jane Ross says:

    I used to hand-quilt more than I do now. Seems I have too many quilts I want to make, have already made, and now have a longarm machine to help get thru the pile of 140 quilt tops. Would love to have a Sashiko machine to help finish some of the smaller quilt tops.

  714. Nancy Bart says:

    Wow! My sister, daughter and I have been wanting to learn Sashiko. My daughter does needlepoint and I have been trying desperately to get her into hand Quilting. I don’t do much hand quilting myself. Just started an English paper piecing project to get ready for trying a Millefiori Quilt. I think Sashiko is so beautiful. I’ve been eyeballing that machine for a while, but cannot justify the cost yet, unfortunately

  715. Linda Thiele says:

    Stitch spacing makes the stitching look more like hand quilting

  716. Cynthia Crull says:

    I use stitches with decorative threads or beads for surface design on art quilts. Recently, I have been doing more 3 D work, using some of the heavier weight thread to help with support.

  717. Bon Fillpot says:

    I try to incorporate utility stitching in 50% of my quilts, along with machine quilting. I love Shahiko work, but arthritis holds me back. This Baby Lock would be such an asset! Thank you for this Great Give Away.

  718. Joan M Turner says:

    I don’t do much hand quilting of my projects, but am not adverse to it. I love the character it gives an art quilt. I thought about this machine years ago, but ultimately decided I could not afford it. Thank you for the generous give-away. It would be so much fun experimenting with it.

  719. Elizabeth Cooperrider says:

    I haven’t done too much, but would love to try more.

  720. Estie says:

    Since I have tendinitis is both hands, I do not hand quilt very much any more. I still like to do a little. This Sashiko 2 machine would be very nice to have.

  721. Chris Rahall says:

    I don’t hand quilt but if I had a machine that could sew like I did a hand quilting that would be awesome. Thank you for letting me have a chance to try to win a grand machine

  722. Loretta Thomason says:

    Due to arthritic hands I only hand quilt small projects. This machine looks so interesting. Thanks for the great offer.

  723. Kristy Soard says:

    My heart truly skipped a beat when I saw these prizes! I was recently diagnosed with a rare genetic syndrome that no longer allows me to do hand quilting. I used to only hand quilt, and the diagnosis saddened me. This renews my hope during this season, that perhaps I may once again get that look with a machine I will be praying my name is chosen for this prize. I could make so many gifts and charity quilts with these treasures!

  724. Margie Bushaw says:

    I have tried several times to learn hand quilting, however, I just can’t seem to get it. It takes me forever, to finish a project by hand, because my stitches look terrible.
    This could be the solution to my problem. I would love to win this machine!

  725. Betty Sue Antonetti says:

    I have never hand quilted an entire quilt. This machine looks very interesting.,would love to own it..

  726. Joey in PDX says:

    How much do I hand quilt my projects? I’d say about 50% of the time. But if I were to win this wonderful machine, that would probably change to 100%!!

  727. Joey in PDX says:

    Correction
    How much do I hand quilt my projects? I hand quilt about 50% of my projects. But if I were to win this wonderful machine, that would probably change to 0%!!

  728. venita says:

    I don’t hand quilt because my hands go to sleep. I did hand quilt several years ago for my son and his new bride several years ago. Love the sashiko machine stitch. Thank you.

  729. Barbara says:

    I mostly hand quilted my first quilt. I have a cheater cloth quilt for practice. That’s the full extent of my hand quilting. Am intrigued by the idea of machine sashiko. Would love to win.

  730. Patricia says:

    This machine looks fantastic! I would love to try it. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  731. Sharon says:

    My Japanese friend showed me her sashiko, but my hands won’t let me do it. Most of my quilts are for donation, so I probably get them finished faster by machine anyway. Thanks for the opportunity to win this Sashiko machine.

  732. barbara Taylor says:

    I don’t hand quilt at all due to arthritis.

  733. Dottie Sartin says:

    I always have at least one hand quilting project going while also machine quilting others. The main hand quilting project I have right now is a huge hand appliqued quilt that I am heavily hand quilting.
    I usually have 3 or 4 quilts in progress. Combined with others that I am doing hand applique on and several knitting projects as well.

  734. Diane Metts says:

    I consider myself to be a “machine quilter” but because I started my hand made life doing embroidery, cross stitich, etc. I do “additional work” (hand work) on many of my quilts. I love doing something different and I would love to win the package. Thank you for the opportunity!

  735. Polly Blank says:

    I don’t hand quilt much any more. Mostly I am making child quilts and machine quilt them so they can be washed a number of times.

  736. SandyMay says:

    I don’t have the patience for hand quilting, but I do love to embroider and sometimes even work on sashiko patterns. Love their elegant simplicity.

  737. Linda Hughes says:

    It has been awhile since I have hand quilted a project. I have a few projects in the pipeline that I think would look great with some big stitch quilting, so am looking forward to giving that a try and getting back to this type of hand work.

  738. Vicki Boehm says:

    I would love this machine. I have done two Sashiko projects by hand and I just love the look.

  739. Marion Nickey says:

    Really interested in this sashiko machine, have done this technique by machine many years ago but the sample is amazing. And I love those 12 weight threads, recommend them to everyone for quilting special effects. Thank you for this opportunity.

  740. Marti Meadows says:

    None.

  741. kay says:

    I have only hand quilted one quilt in my life ( it took forever!), but decided instead to focus on learning machine quilting skills. Even with that, the quilt tops pile up faster than I can quilt them.

  742. Kimberly Salmonowicz says:

    I love the Babylock Sashiko 2! The idea of having a hand stitch look, which (I have never done) is thrilling!

  743. Kelly Lue says:

    I reserve hand quilting for wall hangings and smaller quilts since i developed arthritis.

  744. Georgia Manthei says:

    I started over 40 years ago doing hand piecing and hand quilting. I used to tie the larger quilts, but finally became longarmer in 2003. I still have the need to have hand stitched look on many of my projects as well as some client projects. My hands are now very sore even after hand stitching the binding on quilts. I have only seen this beautiful Sashiko machine on video classes. It looks fascinating and I would love to add this tool to enhance my quilting. My grandmother would have just loved this!

  745. Alice semione says:

    I love the look of hand quilting . I have a wool applique quilt top that would be great to try out this machine.

  746. Mary Jane Neveu says:

    I’m not so good at quilting my quilts put I believe that this machine would REALLY help. I’d be over the moon to have one!

  747. Leslie Esselbach says:

    I have a quilt top that I want to finish with sashiko stitching. It is made of Japanese of Japanese fabrics. This sounds like the perfect machine.

  748. Rhonda Davis says:

    I do some hand quilting but mostly machine straight-line quilting. Arthritis limits how much hand quilting I can get done. My hands would say thank you, thank you if I were to win the Sashiko 2 Sewing Machine.

  749. Marsha Loewenberg says:

    Any hand quilting I do these days is big stitch/sashiko style stitching. I love the look of it, whether used sparingly or all over. I’ve already got a list of ideas for using this machine!! It’s been on my “maybe one day” wish list for a long time.

  750. Linda Wilkins says:

    I do a small amount of sashiko quilting by hand but if I won the machine I would be doing a lot more!

  751. Kathryn Potenski says:

    I like to do big stitch quilting on some small projects as an accent, but I have only hand quilted one quilt completely! There is also one that is in process that was EPP that I am hand quilting and work on occasionally.

  752. Joanne L Wilson says:

    I do hand sew my binding on a quilt but I don’t do any other hand quilting. This machine looks awesome.

  753. Judith McGinty says:

    I brought back some sashiko kits from my last trip to Japan and made a couple of place mats. The taupe and indigo quilt I made with cotton/linen fabric I brought back would have been awesome with sashiko I was too inexperienced to try. I will use the Babylok to make a wall hanging with the fabric I received from our Sister City, Kamisu, Japan.

  754. Arlene G. says:

    Hand quilting is relaxing for me so I try to do some in every quilt I make.

  755. Chris D'Angelo says:

    I do little hand quilting but am a long arm quilter.

  756. Sherry Dewey says:

    This looks like a fantastic give away. I have never used Aurifil, but have heard good comments about it. I must give it a try.

  757. Antoinette Taylor says:

    Unfortunately arthritis plays a part in my hand quilting, so it takes a really long time for me to complete a project, but I love hand quilting and always include it in my quilting projects – even though it’s limited.

  758. Ellen Rittenhouse says:

    I don’t hand quilt any of my projects due to the pain handwork causes. Any quilting I do is on my home machines, Baby lock machines. A Sashiko machine would be a great addition to my sewing room! Thanks for this giveaway!

  759. Linda Page says:

    I have been hand quilting for years and I also started doing sashiko by hand a few years ago. I love hand work but my hands are getting old. This machine would be the best of both worlds.

  760. Donna L says:

    I don’t have the time to hand quilt large quilts, but have done a little bit of hand quilting on smaller sized – like pillows. I’ m thrilled to read what the Sashiko machine actually does because I tried a bit of hand sashiko and love the look of the results

  761. Rita Haverman says:

    I do not do much hand sewing due to arthritis. Beautiful machine. Stunning stitches. Thank you for this giveaway.

  762. Lynda Ryan says:

    I began as a hand quilter, but now often machine quilt to get it done faster. However, went to Tokyo quilt show and got supplies, so am now back to doing sashiko and embroidery by hand.

  763. Maryanne James says:

    I hand quilt almost all of the focal areas on my art quilts but machine quilt the larger open areas. I find using both techniquest gives my quilts more character and makes me feel “closer’ to my creations.

  764. Joyce Strassburg says:

    I do not often hand quilt any longer, as I have trouble seeing. I am having cataracts removed and hoping this could change.

  765. Beth Braun says:

    I have quilted some baby quilts but find it difficult to do large quilts. I have several friends with quilting machines whovquilt my large quilts. Have done some sashimi by hand. Would love to win this new machine.

  766. Marlys VIolet Spencer says:

    Due to progressive MS and Rheumatoid Arthritis, I find it difficult to hand quilt anymore. A machine like this would be such a wonderfilled delight!

  767. Sandi Krause says:

    I use to hand sew a lot. I still do but a little at a time because my arthritic hands have a limit. I just finished hand binding the back of a quilt and it took over a week. I love sashiko stitching. What an amazing machine Baby Lock has to offer. It is a dream for me to have but funds are not in the picture to win this would be amazing. I have a sew steady extension on my sewing machine now and I love it. Aurifil thread is great too.

  768. JudyBrack says:

    Love this Sashiko Machine as attended a class where I could see how simple and great this machine would be to own!

  769. Colette Perry says:

    I never hand quilt. I have a long arm and often use my embroidery machine for smaller quilts.

  770. becky says:

    I love to quilt ! I do most of my quilting by hand. That relaxes me! I am a teacher (of fiber arts, cooking, and sewing) and after a day full of kids, it is nice to come home and crash on the couch with my stitching in hand. I am a big fan of anything with embellishments and fancy stitches–so I add lots to my projects–big or small. thanks for the contest! someone will be a very lucky winner!

  771. kitty lane says:

    I’ve seen this machine and would love to have one

  772. Janice Calsyn says:

    I have not hand quilted since the 1980’s.

  773. Marty Heide says:

    I have been wanted to learn this skill for several years. This would provide a great opportuity

  774. I hand quilt very small projects.

  775. Virginia says:

    I have been wanting to try sashiko and have bought some patterns but am not so good or patient at hand sewing.

  776. Dot says:

    I hand quilt most of my projects, but as my hands have grown old along with the rest of me, I have moved from fine hand quilting to big stitch quilting or hand tacking with crowfooting, using Aurifil 12wt thread or #8 perle cotton. This new machine looks wonderful!

  777. Charlotte Jepsen says:

    I have hand quilted every quilt I have made. I find hand quilting very relaxing and very fulfilling. It is such a joy to see the finished product. Pretty much every quilt I have made I have given away to grateful recipients (children, grandchildren and parents).

  778. Maureen Mingerink says:

    I have done sashiko by hand but would love to try it on a machine.

  779. pat cunanan says:

    It would be an honor to try out this machine. The 40 weight thread looks very interesting.

  780. Kasia Shegedin says:

    I do small project with hand quilting, but this could changed with this great giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  781. Lucia Q. Santos says:

    I love to hand quilt. Not only I did in on my quilts but also help hand quilt the raffle quilts for CT Piecemakers Quilt Guild. Trouble with my hands doesn’t allow me to do it anymore. Winning this machine would turn me into the happiest quilter in the USA…

  782. Robbin Musgrave says:

    I’m learning to hand stitch, but this would be so much easier and better looking

  783. Jo Anne Hawks says:

    Though I enjoy hand stitching, this machine will be very handy when completing a project in a timely manner.

  784. Pauline Pire says:

    I have wanted this machine since it came out…..Thanks for the chance.

  785. Melissa Gerber says:

    I do very little hand quilting. I love the look of hand quilting and I even took a class from Alex Anderson (the sole of patience). The piece I hand quilted was a wall hanging and it only took me 12 years to finish it. My secret: time management.

  786. Diane L says:

    This looks very cool. I would love to own it.

  787. Lou Ann Caywood says:

    I don’t hand quilt but have seen the machine demonstrated and really like the “look” that it produces.

  788. Mary Warfield says:

    Love the look os sashiko but hate the handwork. What a wonderful machine.

  789. Maurine Monson says:

    I use to hand quilt all the time when I was little with my mom, she use yarn to quilt with. She had some amazing quilts. I last hand quilted 2 years ago using embroidery floss. Loved the big chunky looking stitches.

  790. Kelly love-Schwarz says:

    Sounds like fun!

  791. Janice Dyer says:

    What a great machine. I have machine quilted a couple small quilts on my 52-year-old Singer, but getting the stitches near even is hard. I hand tie larger quilts with yarn or embroidery thread! This machine would be so much more fun! Thanks for the contest and the chance to win.

  792. Annette Miller says:

    Arthritis prevents me from quilting by hand.

  793. Helen Brisson says:

    I have just started doing more hand quilting, using big stitches with heavier thread. This machine looks like it would be very useful, especially if I am wanting to do some heavy quilting – thinking I could still go in and add extra hand stitching to give my signature/mark to my artwork. Thanks for the giveaway of such a great machine, can’t go wrong with Baby Lock!

  794. Cheryl Sacco says:

    I don’t hand quilt but would love to expand to using the Sashiko machine.

  795. Wendy L. Harte says:

    my first quilt was hand pieced and quilted but since then I hardly ever hand quilt but I really like the look of hand quilting. It just takes so much less time to machine quilt but to have a machine that looks like hand quilting would be a dream come true. Very interested in this machine.

  796. Sue D says:

    I like to hand quilt my smaller projects.

  797. judymc says:

    I do hand quilt and sashiko, but this machine would help me get more quilts finished. What a lovely giveaway!

  798. Sunny Chandonais says:

    I do not hand quilt much because of arthritis. I will occasionally embellish a quilted top with a running stitch. This Sashiko machine would be wonderful!

  799. caroline rohrerWhat a fun giveaway package. says:

    what a fun great giveaway

  800. GRACE HAWLEY says:

    I do lot of hand quilting, but I have been looking at the Baby Lock Sashiko machine for a while now. I would love to win this machine.

  801. Geri Cross says:

    I had heard of this machine but hadn’t checked it out until this amazing giveaway. And, having one in our community it would be introduced to others. Great idea and tool; if I owned one I would use it often.

  802. Ann says:

    A Sashiko machine would be so wonderful! My old eyes can not manage even stitches by hand.

  803. MS Barb says:

    I enjoy hand embroidery and have been (hand) embroidering blocks for several years and have taken several classes in embellished embroidery

  804. Kathleen Bungart says:

    I grew up hand quilting anything Grandma gave me. Now I have only hand quilted minimally. I like Sashiko, but only for small projects. Arthritis, carpel tunnel and ulnar tunnel surgeries and other injuries only allow me to machine quilt.

  805. Kathie Bungart says:

    I would love to enter the giveaway. I do not hand quilt very much, only old family projects. Injuries, surgeries and serious Arthritis hamper hand quilting. I am a Babylock lover and this machine looks awesome!!

  806. Hannah W says:

    I hand quilt almost all of my projects, except when a deadline prevents it, this machine would be perfect in such times:)

  807. Valetta Gyurci says:

    I don’t hand quilt but I certainly like the hand look done by machine. It is a very interesting approach for anyone’s work. I always say I’m not going to get into one new thing, but this is tempting.

  808. Julia Huddleston says:

    I use to hand quilt a lot but as I have gotten older I it is harder for me to hand quilt. This machine would make it so much easier. Thank you for giving one of us a chance to win these items!

  809. Carole Whitted says:

    I do Sashiko and other hand embroidery about 20% of the time. Because of arthritis, I’ve cut back on my handwork and would love to be able to do my Japanese stitching by machine!

  810. Kathleen Lukens says:

    I hand quilt very few of my quilts – usually just the smaller projects. I love that the Sashiko 2 LOOKS like hand quilting!!

  811. Debbie Ueda says:

    I just finished a large English Paper Piecing quilt top, all hand pieced. So a machine that imitates hand quilting would be great.

  812. Libbie Ellis says:

    I have hand-quilted 2 queen-sized quilts and a few smaller projects and have done some sashiko by hand for a wall quilt. Otherwise, I’ve taken quilts to someone who does nice long-arm work. But I’ve been doing some machine quilting with a walking foot lately for several baby quilts. I’ve had an opportunity to test-drive a sashiko machine and LOVED it!!!!

  813. Jane Ann Snyder says:

    I do very little hand quilting so the look that the Sashiko machine offers would be a wonderful way for me to quilt my own work.

  814. Bonnie Goodrich says:

    I hand quilt some quilts – mostly wool appliqued ones. It sounds like this machine would open up a whole new world.

  815. Pauline Richards says:

    I love to hand quilt small table runners and wall hangings. I hand quilt my projects about 5% of the time.

  816. Lee Shands says:

    I try to hand quilt all my quilts. If I am short of time I will machine quilt some portions and finish with hand quilting.

  817. Charlene F Waters says:

    i do most of my quilting by hand because i don’t have a machine

  818. Elizabeth Perryman says:

    I used to hand quilt almost exclusively. But arthritis in my hands has made it too difficult to do much any more. I sure miss the look of hand quilting. I love that this machine gives the look of hand quilting. Thanks for the give away!

  819. Devon Dougall says:

    I don’t hand quilt much at all, except very small items such as ornaments, etc. The idea of a machine that can do Sashiko is intriguing! I have two quilts that I bought that have been done like this and I love the look.

  820. JM Walker says:

    Wow would this be a great addition to my art quilting! And my time management!

  821. Mary B says:

    Still don’t understand where to sign up for the give-away. Thanks.

  822. Anna says:

    I have would love to have onseen this machine demonstrated many times It is a great machine I would love to have one fut never bought one.

  823. Teri Meyer says:

    I hand dabbled in hand quilting a little but this would be alot more fun to have a machine do the lovely stitches. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  824. Kay Larson says:

    I have had a great love and admiration for sashiko quilting. I have taken one workshop but have not been very successful. Perhaps with this machine I would have more success.

  825. Lorraine Helen Smith says:

    I have never done sashiko, so what a wonderful way it to start!
    To be able to experiment with all the creative ideas that I can come up with would be awesome.

  826. Joan Baylor says:

    I don’t hand quilt because of a touch of carpal tunnel syndrome. I love the look of sashimi. The machine looks like an awesome tool

  827. Elizabeth Garber says:

    I love to hand quilt and due to too much arthritis I now use hand quilting as embelishement and to emphasize special areas on my art quilts

  828. barbara woods says:

    machine quilt but hand bind

  829. Catherine Green says:

    No hand quilting at all any more due to arthritis. I think the Sashiko 2 may be the answer!

  830. Catherine A Donn says:

    I do not hand quilt, but have been enamored by this machine, ever since a fellow quilter brought it to guild to show us all! i love the look of the Sashiko stitches!!

  831. Karen Okerstrom says:

    The amount of hand quilting I’m able to do now is greatly reduced due to arthritis in my hands and wrists. I love the look of the machine Sashiko stitching and would love to win this generous giveaway.

  832. Debbie says:

    Quilting by hand is a joy, but I can’t make a living at it because of the time required. With this machine, I would get the look of hand stitching without the labor. Fingers and toes crossed to win it!

  833. Tina G says:

    I love sashiko! I haven’t done much hand quilting but I stitch lots of sashiko panels. I’ve been wanting this machine for years! Thanks for the giveaway!

  834. Nancy Bonnette says:

    I have hand sewed a few yo-yo and now an Henie quilt king size but I, did not know about quilting correctly when i made the first one. I hand quilted 3 quilts using sheets in 1970 but now I. Use my domestic machine
    I used a baby lock sashiko machine a few years back at an Eleanor burns class and it was fun and cooll and easy and neat

  835. Alice Allen says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! I hand quilt about 30 percent of my work, and really prefer it overall, but machine stitching is so much faster!

  836. W Blanton says:

    Very little anymore. I use to piece and quilt everything by hand.

  837. Cathy Wilson says:

    I’ve done a little hand quilting but would love to do more! I love Sashiko embroidery and am working on a project that I’d love to win this machine to quilt it when I’m done!

  838. Ruth Mount says:

    I love and only do hand work…embr i dery, wool embroidery, quilt ing, needle turn appliance and sashiko.

  839. ELSIE MURAKAMI says:

    I am rather new to quilting so mostly machine quilting in the ditch. I do have some very old projects that need to be quilted and I had always hoped to try hand quilting them. I did not know that the sashiko machine handles 12 wt. cotton thread until I read your blog. Cool!

  840. Susan the Farm Quilter says:

    I rarely do handwork as arthritis makes it painful. I have done Sashiko on a wall hanging once and I love it. This would be wonderful to work with. Thank you so much, Babylok, Sew Steady and Aurifil for making this giveaway happen!

  841. Norina Coffelt says:

    I do a little hand quilting but would love to learn more, at this time I do mostly machine quilting and embroidery.

  842. Karon says:

    What a nice giveaway. This machine would give your quilts a hand stitched look.

  843. Teresa Hubert says:

    I hand quilt the majority of my quilts. I just finished one and have now sandwiched another waiting in line for the magic to happen. I have done some hand sashiko and would love to try using this machine. What an exciting giveaway!

  844. VIRGINIA KENNEDY says:

    The machine sounds interesting. The stitch is perfect on the sample I could see. It would be fun to have to make my quilting look professional.

  845. Florence de Blieck says:

    Looks great. I can’t wait to see it in person.

  846. LynneP says:

    What an amazing giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win. I haven’t hand quilted in MANY years.

  847. Karen Uhrik says:

    Live to quilt, but find hand quilting a time killer. Using a machine th o achieve the look would greatly help!!!