Thursday, March 17, 2011

Simplicity Bias Tape Maker and finished bias tape GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)

Have you been itching to try out the Simplicity Bias Tape Maker Machine? I have too! So I gave it a whirl and wrote a detailed Review of the Pros and Cons HERE.
And if you'd like to try it out too, you're in luck because today we're giving one away!...plus a bonus consolation prize for the runner-up winner.

In my product review, I'll show you how to go from this:
and this:
how to wind and feed your fabric into the machine....
and how turn it into this!
9 yards of beautiful bias tape, ironed and folded by the machine in minutes. Yummy.
Today we're giving away the Bias Tape Maker, plus 4 yards of the polka dot bias tape (made by me) to one lucky winner!
And for a second winner...we have another little package of my polka dot bias tape! Sorry, not as exciting as the machine. But I love items that are handmade by others. And I love having a handy stash of trims, ready for any sort of project.
Here's all the info....

Giveaway Rules:
* Leave a comment, that's it!
* Leave your EMAIL ADDRESS in your comment, which may be written as: dana (at) hotmail (d0t) com, if you're worried about leaving your real address in cyberspace.
* Only One entry per person.
* If you forget something and need to leave a second comment, go back and DELETE your first comment.
* Open to US residents only.
* TWO winners will be picked via random.org. One winner will receive the Simplicity Bias Tape Maker, plus 4 yards of handmade polka dot bias tape from me. The second winner will receive 4 yards of handmade polka dot bias tape from me.
* Giveaway ends Sunday 3/20/11 at 6pm (Central Time).

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Alyson said...

This is SO cool! I would love to have one of these!

alyschmuhl(at)gmail(dot)com

krystalalice said...

This seems absolutely wonderful :)
kmuffinizrad@aol.com

Pilgrim Days said...

me please

theandersons at suddenlink dot net

Matthew and Shanna said...

I would love either giveaway! Very cool!
shannagraff(at)gmail(dot)com

erica said...

um, i didn't even know this existed! i want one! thanks for the chance.

ericamckee33 at hotmail dot com

wendy said...

oh no more burning my fingers - love how happy that polkadot fabric is. so crazy cheery.
greengirlartATgmailDOTcom

Jennifer said...

OMG! That looks so awesome!!!
jen-477@hotmail.com

cafe-eclectic.net said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

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Jamie said...

I love it!

Cari said...

Drooling over the machine AND that bias tape!

rimayfld(at)yahoo(dot)com

Summer said...

Very cool!
summies82(at)yahoo(dot)com

kjg said...

Thanks for the giveaway...have wanted one of these, but never willing to fork out the dough!
thegoldsberrys(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Erin said...

I asked for a bias tape maker for my birthday next month. Perhaps this is my chance! eringustafson@live.com

The Studes said...

I've been eyeing one of these babies at Joann's for about 3 months now! hope I WIN!!

nemiha{at}live{dot}com

Margo said...

I look at this everytime I go to the store. I have so wanted to try it. Thank you for the chance to win one and lots of luck to everyone. margohay(at)grandecom(dt)net

Cammie said...

That was a great review, thanks for taking the time to write it!

theredkiwi (at) yahoo (dot) com

Kelly said...

It's just like magic! Please pick me!

wimseyfan(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sarah Marie @ Braids and Brown Boots said...

Oh mylanta! Foaming at mouth! Would love to win.

sarahdurst(at)gmail(d0t)com

Kristina said...

I've seen this in the store and always look at but never can handle the price tag, so winning one would be AWESOME. Actually just having the polka dot bias tape would be fun in itself. sirbubbadoo at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

love it!! monkeyshinersBaby at yahoo

Ashley said...

I had no idea this even existed, but it's such a great idea! I'd love to get my hand on one! :)
onearmless (at) hotmail (dot) com

robinsonhomesweethome said...

Very exciting! I have learned a lot from this site about how to use bias tape and I would love to have this machine to play with! What a great touch to finish off a project with!

mrobinson517[at]gmail[dot]com

Bree said...

What a fab review! I would love one of these!!

Bree

bdoody11(at)yahoo(dot)com

.::. ariane phillips .::. said...

I really really want this machine. I am Canadian resident, but could get it shipped to a friend in the states... does this still count? I hope so!

ariane(dot)phillips(at)gmail(dot)com

Allison P. said...

I've been eyeing this forever. aapomeroy (at) gmail (d0t) com

D-L said...

Ohh, this would be awesome!!!

Kristen said...

LOVE this!!!!!!!

kristen dot hargett @ gmail dot com

Adam said...

I'd love to try this out. Looks pretty fun!

Annie said...

I just barely started sewing again and would love this bias tape maker.

drebing(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I'd be thrilled to win either prize!!

ourchangeofart@gmail.com

Ashley said...

I've been wondering about this for a while. Would be fun to have!

ashb2005 at gmail dot com

Laurie Downey said...

Coolest little gadget ever!

Becca said...

Wow, that is so cool!!!

becca(d0t)ibarra(at)gmail(d0t)com

Sherrie said...

This is very exciting! I'm making bias tape even if I don't win it! sherrietraveling at gmail dot com

D&A said...

I've just been getting into sewing, and tutorials like the one you just wrote are perfect for beginners like me! I'm a visual learner, so Thank you for always including photos in your tutorials!

a_lund_87@hotmail.com

Thanks!
Ashley

Jeanette said...

I've looked at this at Joann many times, but the cost always deterred me. It would be great to win!
jeanettekling(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kandice said...

Wow. Now if I had THAT, I'd make my own bias tape. :-)

Kristie T said...

I would love a bias tape maker. I have never made my own, but would really like to. It adds so much to a project. Thanks! kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Abby said...

I have recently become enamored with making my own bias tape... this would help me do it without wanting to pull my own hair out!!

abbyjoy(at)gmail(dot)com

mama*thayer said...

that would be so helpful! i love printed bias tapes, but hate making them.

micalah.thayer(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennifer said...

That's awesome! Maybe, just maybe I could get the edges of my quilts finished! Would love that at ny house!!
jenlynfred(at)gmail(dot)com

nopinkhere said...

Ooh! That looks so easy!

gdrothrock at gmail

L Schelvan said...

i would love one of these!
lschelvan [st] gmail [dot] com

CindyC.wannabequilter said...

I love tools for sewing! Thanks so much for sharing your opinion. I had seen other reviews that were not so positive so have held off from purchasing one. I am hopeful that someone will have knowledge of how to do the double fold bias tape a little easier. I would love to win one of these!

brittney said...

This is on my wishlist for Mother's Day, so it would be awesome to win it instead:)

benldlw@yahoo.com

Angel said...

This is super cool! I'd love to win it because I'd not be able to get one otherwise! Thanks for the giveaway.

(I would be equally excited by the bias tape though, too!)

Tinie Cute said...

love to have one of this..it will make my sew easier..awesome giveaway!!!

thanks.
Rose
shirex.avenue@gmail.com

Jessica said...

give me the tape, the everlasting tape!

jessica@fyrefly.com

East Coast-er Momma said...

Oh goodness! I wonder if I beg I might win :) This would be fabbulous!!
misha (dot) lauren (at) gmail (d0t) com

J A C Q U E L I N E said...

Pick me! Pick me! I was actually making some bias tape and got annoyed so I took a break and got on the computer and WAM! You are talking about bias tape! I hope I win.
Mukweto at gmail dot com

Jenny said...

Love it!

jenny.hoesli (at) yahoo.com

Sara said...

Oh, this is definitely on my wishlist! My email is linked to my google account. I hope that is ok.

Janay said...

Looks wonderful I'd LOVE to have one :0)
nay417(at)earthlink(dot)net

Natalie said...

ok...too cool! Going on the hubby's 'bday presents for me list' if I don't win. Thanks for the review!!!
natalie prescott
mrsnpres (at) gmail (dot) com

lolasmom said...

I have had my eye on this for months! I would love to win this time-saver. Thanks for the opportunity, Dana.
ramseyka at yahoo dot com

Stuff by Ash said...

To be honest, I have never made or used bias tape! But I have been itching to try since I've started reading your blog and you've been talking about it so much!

CindyC.wannabequilter said...

I forgot to leave my email. It is cin27cop(at)hotmail (d0t)com I really would love to win this!

K-dawg said...

So many possibilities!
fridgeart at gmail dot com

Jane said...

Very cool!
Jane
jane.ann.hanson62@gmail.com

Ashley said...

ooh ooh pick me pick me! ashleywaring(at)gmail(dot)com

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

Ooh! Another fun tool.
lyndeehenrichsen@yahoo.com

Kim said...

I don't use bias tape enough to justify buying one, but maybe if I WON it then I would use more bias tape!

specialk217 at gmail dot com

Andrea said...

I'd love to win!
andreamartin(dot)nc(dot)gmail(dot)com

Erica said...

Ohhh, this would be SO cool! I love a good bias tape and it is such a pain in the arse to make! LOL! I hope I win!!

princess(dot)erica(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Anonymous said...

Just looked at one in the store today! Pick me! Thanks for the giveaway!

Megan
jmviele(at)rrt(dot)net

Kris @ everywhereorange.com said...

That dot bias tape is perfection!!!!

goorsky at g mail dot com

doc said...

My wife would really dig this! docwaring(at)gmail(dot)com

K. said...

i would love to win :0)

ksemkiu (at) slu (dot) edu

trecib said...

This would come in really handy...
treciwilliams(at)gmail(dot)com

Carla M. Turner said...

Great review, and awesome giveaway!

harveyrose333@hotmail.com

Sam said...

AWESOME!!! I would so love to have this.

samanthaj.anderson@gmail.com

Kelly said...

This would be so great! Plus I love the polka dot bias tape. kmemiller (at) gmail (dot) com

Jenny said...
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Amy said...

This looks really fun!

Julie said...

Great giveaway! I have been wanting one of these!

julie_nepal@ilovejesus.net

Team Bourlon said...

Pick me! I would love this!
courtneybourlon(at)gmail(d0t)com

Jenny said...

Polka dot bias tape. Can't resist!

With address this time Jen(dot)scheidt(at)gmail(dot) com

Country Girl in the City said...

So excited to read the review. Guess that means I'm a sewing nerd too. So sad that I can't enter. I'm in Canada!

Lovely Lizzy said...

This would stop me from coveting my neighbors stuff. She has one and uses it often. I would love one.
lizzykealamakia@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

That would save so much singed fingertips!
fcmertsching(at)hotmail(dot)com

Firefly said...

I just finished a project that required a lot of bias tape trim... I would have loved to have made my own instead of buying it! Thanks for the chance to win!

morgan(dot)riley3(at)gmail(dot)com

ShirleyC said...

I have been wanting one of these soooo bad! I would also be happy to win your polka dot bias tape. That is such a cute print!

ShirleyC

clarkclay@bellsouth.net

Michelle said...

I keep picking it up in the store and putting it back down. Maybe someday...

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Cami said...

That looks great! I have always done the kind with an iron and the bias tape "maker," but to have it automatic would be fantastic!!
cami(dot)cook(at)gmail(dot)com.

Jeanette said...

I too have been eyeballing this machine!! I would love to win!

jeanette_kirkham at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

I've been eyeing one of these. Now seeing it in action, I really want one!

Marcia said...

sounds like some fun! I could use one.

Anonymous said...

To not burn my fingers while making bias tape would be fantastic!
wendy.fouche@tds.net

Vanessa said...

This sure would make life easier! I love bias tape and would love a quick and easy way to make it :)

Thanks!

sevan76dress {at} gmail {dot} com

Vanessa said...

I'd love to win one! (Or your beautiful bias tape!)

Thanks Dana for a fabulous giveaway!

punkinpatterns (at) gmail (dot) com

Sarah Faith said...

I've been eyeing that in the store for a while!
sarahhodges323 at yahoo dot com.

K said...

How cool is this! LOVE having made-by-me tape :) blessedroots(at)gmail(dot)com

Julia said...

Oh oh oh oh OH!! How cool!!!! Thanks so much for hosting this awesome giveaway!!!!

Susie said...

mnssams@gmail.com

Digging those polka dots!

Bree said...

YAY! Aweseome giveaway :) Thanks for the chance... I'm loving the polka dotty bias tape!

bmcelroy (at) tampabay (dot) rr (dot) com

Diana said...

I've been waiting for a real review on the bias tape maker as I have always made it the slow way and burn my fingers. Thanks for such a comprehensive review. rose iron gate (at) gmail (dot) com

Janie and Nathan said...

Wow! This could add so much personality and customization to some sewing projects!

janietrahan@yahoo.com

The Kelton Hansens said...

OH MY GOSH!! I would LOVE to win this machine!! So awesome!!
shoppingbaglady (at) yahoo (dot) com

bethanndodd said...

LOVE those polkadots! And, of course, that little machine would be a definate time save and great addition to my big girl toy collection :) Thanks for the chance!
beth.dodd at att.net

lilsprinkles said...

So useful! Would love to win and bias tape everything :)

lilsprinkles(at)gmail(dot)com

Heather said...

This would be great!
chshell(at)gmail(dot)com
Thanks

Anonymous said...

Love it! Would love to own it
emagers@sbcglobal.net

Michelle said...

I can think of so many things I'd love to make with my own bias tape!
Thanks for the product review too :)

mldemerit (at) hotmail (dot) com

K said...

Kimberlee(dot)Murray(at)gmail(dot)com

Crystal said...

I need to be more crafty and this would help!

crystaldawnmiller (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

pick me pick me! shauna824 (at) gmail.com

EmilyTheEnabler said...

All kinds of awesome! I love making my own binding and this would be sooooo much faster!
emily(dot)hedger(at)internode(dot)on(dot)net

sarafaull said...

So want one!
Sara_faull1@yahoo.com

Karie said...

Hmmm. That looks like good clean fun! Thanks... karieford{at}gmail dot com

dooddles said...

I would so love to own one of these handy machines. What a fantastic review and giveaway! L O V E the polka dot binding, too! :o)

Anonymous said...

I would love to win one of these and give it a try!
kcernick at netscape dot net

Lindsey davis said...

This looks awesome! I want one! Lindseymaedavis(at)gmail(dot) (com)

Julie Weaver said...

I've been wanting one of these!

sew.julie (at) yahoo (dot) com

sue said...

Looks awesome!!!
sueellenhafen@yahoo.com

Vanessa said...
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Erin said...

i have lingered by this machine so many times at Joann and thought "oh man, that would be awesome"...would love to win this!

emdubroc(at)gmail(dot)com

Andrea Wedewer said...

I've always wanted to play with this little contraption. andrea@wedewer.com

Vanessa said...

This would definitely make my sewing life easier!
vhpark(at)gmail(dot)com

{autie} said...

i love it!
how fun, I sooo either want to try it out myself..or just use some of your fun stuff!
thanks for such a fun giveaway!
madebyautie@gmail.com
www.icandyhandmade.blogspot.com

JJ said...

Awesome, I would love to win one!

Shana said...

Aloha from Hawaii. I've never seen this before!! I love it!
Shanpunua(at)msn(dot)com

Alisa said...
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MacGyver's Lovechild said...

love love love the bias tape! fingers crossed. flyandnest@telus.net

Katie said...

I am ALL about the shortcut! Am I lucky? - katielynnhall (at) gmail (dot) com

shaina said...

I just used your tutorial and made some of my own bias tape and LOVED it! So much better than that store-bought stuff!
kamyrensmiles@hotmail.com

Alisa said...

That was a great review - Thanks Dana! Now, thanks to you, I totally want this machine. I use alot of bias tape/binding too and always make it myself. gordandalisa@gmail.com

Nicole said...

Thanks for the product review. Now I know I want one. :)
nicole (at) nicoleleedesigns (dot) com

Rachel D said...

that would be such cute binding!
r_defnet (at) frontier (dot) com

Brooke said...
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jasmine said...

wow this is so cool! great giveaway!
jacri2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

M said...

That machine would save so much time! Awesome. Thanks for the chance to win!
~Michelle
noggintoppers(at)yahoo(dot)com

Brooke said...

I've been eyeing this machine for months. Fingers crossed!!

theroadtomatrimony(at)gmail(dot)com

Deb said...

This would be so fun!
aggiedjc (at) gmail (d0t) com

Rachel said...

This sure would be fun!

rachelcarmella at gmail dot com

Brycie Jean said...

How awesome is this giveaway!

bry
brycie_jean@msn.com

reeniejaecreations.blogspot.com

jillian said...

I love the polka dot fabric! where did you find it?
jillseeu@hotmail.com

Gretchen said...

I would love this? I've been thinking of getting one for a while.

gretchenstares at gmail dot com

Marian Riner said...

I don't want to sound Bias, but I sure do love polka dots :) mriner at cox dot net

Anonymous said...

I just bought the handheld, bias tape maker. The machine would definetly make the process easier!
bethtachick@yahoo.com

Marilyn said...

I'd love the chance to win! Thanks!

mvlouie99(at)yahoo(dot)com

Julie said...

What could be better than dotty bias tape!
dilladop (at) g m a i l (dot) c o m

Brandi said...

This would be a great accessory to my sewing supplies!

ronswife(at)live(dot)com

Jenn said...

Love the polka dots!
jennuski(at)yahoo(dot)com

emily @morefromthemoorefamily said...

I would love to make some bias tape for my new projects!

emmyann419(at)gmail(dot)com

carollai said...

that's really great! there's something to make everything.

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sam said...

I have been looking at one of these for a while now, it would be lovely to win one!

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michele said...

ooooh i would LOVE the chance to win this! thanks for the giveaway dana!

mfnusz@comcast.net

AmyJune said...

I've been wanting one of these for awhile now.
ajstansel@yahoo.com

Cathy said...

Ohh I've been wanting one forever! And your bias tape is adorable! whiteapplesblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Katie said...

I want that machine! That would be so cool!

Lindsay said...

so pretty!

lindsaybong(at) gmail (dot) comm

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

yosteli (at) gmail (dot) com

Suzy said...

Okay, I NEVER win these things, but I always at least try...
peachicken(at)gmail.com

jen said...

I made my first bit of biased tape a few weeks ago and i would love something like this, so. much. easier. but still not impossible.

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liz said...

I would love this! Ironing my own bias tape is a pain!

mommy2munchkins said...

I would love to win this. It would make my life so much easier :)

ereaper01 @ gmail.com

Elizabeth said...

I could definitely use one of those. And the bias tape is adorable, I would love to need to shop for fabric to match it! ;)

epritz@yahoo.com

Erin said...

I would love one of these - and the bias tape is adorable too!
efoypann (at) gmail.com

teachermomma said...

Ooooh, what a handy gadget! Love your site and all your fabulous ideas! Thanks!!!

Heather
dustnh (at) hotmail (dot) com

Nadine said...

Love the dots - just bought some new cloth that would fit to it :o)
Love to win!

enifur(at)gmail(d0t)com

Deanna said...

Oh, my goodness. Possibly the BEST give away EVER!!! WOW! i'd LOVE to win this!

Thanks for the chance!

rdpoulsen (at) gmail.com

LB3K said...

Love it! You have the best taste in fabric. . .

Thanks!

leisel at gmail.com

AmyBean said...

I didn't even know they made machines like that! So awesome! I need one!

ajweekley(at)gmail(dot)com

stephmabry said...

What an amazing gadget! Thanks for the chance to win!

Stephmabry(at)yahoo(dot)com

Rachelle said...

Wow! I remember once I made yards and yards of my own bias tape and I haven't done it since. Seeing this machine and your pictures makes me want to start up again. What a great chance to win one! Thanks

Holly Erhard said...

This is just what I need for all my blanket sewing!!

Thanks
hollyerhard (at) hotmail (dot) com

Monsters33 said...

I would love this! Thank you!

mommy.2kidsnc (at) yahoo (d0t) com

Mama Hoot said...

mamahootdesigns@gmail.com

I have been drooling over one of these since forever (or so it seems). Alas, it's not currently in the budget but a girl can dream.

Pink Stitches said...

I want! I want! Both giveaways are great!
greenletterday at yahoo dot com

Travis said...

I'd love to win! I'm so tired of making bias tape the old fashioned way. Thanks!

lizz736 at gmail dot com

Amy said...

This would be so fun to have!
amo72 at ymail dot com

Shanna said...

Very cool.
slfarns(at)gmail(com)

rachkatt said...

I thought I was doing something wrong when I was standing at the ironing board for 1/2 an hour trying not to burn my fingers making my own bias tape! Glad to find out that is normal, and that there's another way! I would love to not have to worry about burning my fingers...at least not for bias tape, haha.
rachkatt at gmail dot com

Dana said...

Woo hoo! Dana.stone.mom at gmail.com

Vone said...

Would love this. vone.emerson@gmail.com

MN2NM said...

I would love to give this a try! I'd also love some of that amazing, dottie bias :) Thanks - great review!

Eric and Carrie said...

Very cool invention!
ericwin99atgmaildotcom

ThriftyArmyWife said...

Oooo Oooo I have been wanting one of these and eye them every time I see them. Thanks you SO MUCH for putting together a review (and of course for the give away)

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Kyle said...
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Liz said...

I would L-O-V-E love a bias tape maker!!! busylizzybows(at)hotmail(dot)com

Delia said...

Ooh! This is very cool!

delia{dot}randall{at}gmail.com

danyelly said...

I just started trying to make my own bias tape and this looks wonderful!

dbdeming (at) gmail (d0T) com

Anonymous said...

LOVE it!!! And I do a lot of sewing so this would be PERFECT!! Thanks=)
pink4pigtails at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Oooooh! I have wanted that bias tape maker for awhile now....and I love the polka dots. :) Thanks for the opportunity!

ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

Kyle said...

That is so cool. And I LOVE the polka dot bias tape!


kylemontalbo at gmail dot com

Suzanne and Nate said...

Love the polka dot tape! And the machine looks like fun!
sn.anderson1@gmail.com

catie said...

That this is SO AWESOME! I'd love to have one!

catiejoy (at) gmail (dot) com

Michele said...

I've burnt my fingers a few times making my own bias tape with the little clover metal bias makers and my trusty old iron - it would be great to win this!

michelejudd@gmail.com

Casey said...

Yes, yes please!

liveyourart (at) mac (dot) com

Alys said...

This would be great to have. Making bias tape can be a long project.
alysfavero{at}gmail{dot}com

shelly said...
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shelly said...

I hate making bias tape because it takes FOREVER to fold and iron it by hand. I would love this machine, as I see it Simplifying my life a ton. Now, to find a machine that will sew it on for me without me having to do any work at all... cltrash at ymail dot com

carla said...

Bias tape without steam burns from the iron? What a lovely idea!

morethanoneway (at) mac (d0t) com

A. Scott said...

I love bias tape!!! I think it's probably the icing on the cake when it comes to sewn crafts. Especially when it's custom to match the project at hand. Not to mention, anyone notice how spendy pre made bias tape is getting. I've found vintage packs listed for less than fifty cents. What happened to home made being cheap... Oh well, rising price will never take the fun out of it!

lumiya2643@gmail.com

Shara said...

I would use this ALL the time!

skcompton (at) gmail d0t c0m

Lettie said...

Hey, I'd be happy for second place on this one because that fabric is so cute. However, having one of these would sure be nice for making blanket binding.
cbmit13(at)yahoo(dot)com

Becca said...

I've been coveting that little machine for a long time now!!!

bataylor8@gmail.com

Jens and Patricia said...

This is amazing..oooh pick me!
pnielson20@yahoo.com

Kristie said...

Thanks for the great review. I am sure someday it will be in my sewing room.
roberkann@gmail.com

Ramona Burke said...

Pretty polkdot please? Lafamiliaburke at gmail dot com!

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