Win a NEW Husqvarna Viking Serger ~ Back to School Giveaway!

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We have BIG news for you!  Today through August 31st you can enter to win a new Husqvarna Viking s21 Serger (retail value $1199)! You read that right! A Husqvarna Viking– Those beautiful, trustworthy, drool-worthy machines that make sewing a breeze. A serger! Clothes (and so much more) will practically make themselves!

Husqvarna Viking makes high quality sewing machines and related products, developed and manufactured in Sweden since 1872. We’ve heard from you, again and again, and we know sewists love the reliability, ease and quality provided by Husqvarna Viking products.

Husqvarna Viking s21 Serger Features Include:

  • 4, 3, 2 thread sewing
  • 21 stitches, with pre-programmed stitch settings
  • Large sewing space, with an extension table
  • Easy threading instructions, including a step-by-step interactive DVD
  • Lay-in tension and color coded thread paths
  • Differential feed
  • Adjustable stitch length, cutting width and presser foot pressure
  • Presser feet include Universal Standard presser foot & Snap-on presser feet with additional, optional feet
  • Extra presser foot height
  • Sews 1100 stitches per minute, with two sewing speeds
  • Movable upper cutter
  • Built in two thread converter
  • And much more!

How to Enter the Contest ~ (PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS CAREFULLY!)

Answer this question: How would your life be better with a serger?

(Or: How would your life would be better with a new serger, if you currently have something you’d love to replace.) Give us your best, most creative thoughts on your blog or in this post in our forum.

  • When you’ve answered the question, post a link to your answers in the comments below. We want a URL link to your blog or to your post in the forum. Do not post your full answers in the comments below. We will not consider full answers in the comments below when we select the winner.
  • The winner will be selected by a panel of our Sew,Mama,Sew! Editorial Board members and staff based on your response to the question. We’d love to see some creativity! Consider a video response, photos of your sad little seams, or a heartfelt plea from your children. Show us you need this serger! (You know those “Make over my kitchen!” contests you see on home improvement shows? Like that, but for your sewing life.) We want to see just how much you want and need a beautiful new serger!
  • Enter now through August 31st.
  • Due to voltage issues, the winner must be a U.S. resident. International residents can still win some Back to School fun with our daily Back to School Pattern Features. Check in every day for a new pattern and a new giveaway, all month long!
  • Have fun.  We can’t all win, but we can all dream.

Husqvarna Viking has an additional serger promotion through August. With every purchase of the s21 or s25 you receive $150 worth of Insprira feet for the serger. It’s a great Back to School deal for you! Contact your local Husqvarna Viking dealer for details.

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695 Responses to Win a NEW Husqvarna Viking Serger ~ Back to School Giveaway!

  1. Ramon Pevey says:

    Hey. I wanted to give you a note to verbalize my appreciation. I have been watching your blog for a month and have got a ton of good info and also appreciated the way you have built your site. I am going to make my blog site however I feel it is too basic and I need to concentrate more on specific issues.

  2. Kylie says:

    My life would be so much better with a serger! My mom is teaching me how to sew, but she has a serger and doesn’t always know how to help me do things another way. If I had a serger that problem would be solved!

  3. jasmine says:

    Help my daughter be more independent…

    My life and my daughters life would be much better with this awesome serger because I could make her clothes that she can put on without any help. My 8 year old daughter has Apert syndrome, she was born with her fingers fused together. She has had multiple surgeries to separate them but they don’t have all the function of typical fingers. I am finding that most of the store “big girl” clothes have buttons and zippers and snaps, things she cannot do by herself. She would love to wear something cuter than yoga pants to school but now that she is in 2nd grade it is too embarrassing to ask for help when she uses the restroom. With this serger I would be able to make her the cute skirts and pants that she wants to wear but in a pull-on style that she can do herself.

  4. ChrissyK says:

    Aaahhh, I posted this on the forum yesterday but forgot to post the link! May be too late but its worth a shot!

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19381#msg19381

  5. April Vereb says:

    I would save a tremendous amount of $$ by being able to make most of my things like clothes, curtains, etc. It would be a blessing! :)

  6. Desi Wilson says:

    My life would be made much better with this serger because… it would not to become unraveled…not to mention my fabric. ;)
    As a beginner at sewing, I have seen how wonderful these machines are. Thanks for the chance to win!!
    Desi

  7. Donna M says:

    Thanks for your generousity!!

  8. Having a SERGER would be so very helpful and improve my life greatly…

    Here is the link for my official entry:

    http://rosystitch.blogspot.com/

    Thank you for offering this Amazing Product and Amazing
    Giveaway!

  9. kirstine says:

    I would love to have a serger for many reasons and uses, but the first thing I would do is repair and alter some garments. I would use it for quilting, new garment construction and heirloom too.

  10. Robin E. says:

    Here is my “How my life would be better if I had a serger” blog post http://psa63.blogspot.com/2010/08/how-my-life-would-be-better-with-serger.html

    If just occurred to me that maybe you work on Eastern Standard time or something. I AM posting this on the 31st of Aug in my time. It is 8:50 pm out here in Arizona.

  11. Kristin says:

    I recently had surgery on my left index finger for two severed tendons and a severed nerve due to a misdiagnoisi after a kitchen accident that occurred in July (the surgery was aug 4th). After several brutal weeks away from my sewing machine, during which I’ve been medicated heavily and strapped in uncomfortable splints with a completely non functional left hand while attempting to continue to care for my daughter who turned one. A week and a half ago I made a crafting vow. Once I’m cleared to resume regular activity (hopefully at the end of sept…..right now my finger is held down by a rubber band in my fingernail) I want to complete a crafting project a day for the rest of the year. I understand that’s not an easy task. So, I figure as long As I can average it out to 7 a week I’m within my limits….

    So how would a serger make my life better…..I can’t tell you how many projects on my to do list are things I’ve never started bc I just knew they would be a million times better with a serger…..with a serger I could complete a dream wardrobe for both myself and my daughter….make accessories to go with all the fun gifts
    I hope to get during my wedding this oct….and most importantly craft my butt off after an unbearably long
    Sewing draughts… I’m like a druggie in need of a sewing fix!

    P.s. Please ignore my horrendous typing spelling and grammar…you think it’s hard to sew with one hand? Try typing!!!!!

  12. Jessica says:

    Here is the link to my blog post….

    http://toddjessicaperkins.blogspot.com/2010/08/why-i-need-husqvarna-viking-serger-let.html

    Read it and then Pick Me Pick ME!!!:)

  13. Rachel says:

    I finally got an entry up! Thanks for the opportunity!

    http://lifeinthisbusyhouse.blogspot.com/2010/08/oh-to-win-serger.html

  14. Victoria says:

    I’m a perfectionist, a trait which comes in handy when I’m slicing onions or planting carrots, say. But when I’m trying to whip up a pair of pajamas or a bald eagle Halloween costume for one of my two boys, it is anything but. I spend so much time painstakingly cutting, pressing and stitching seams no one will ever see or admire that my pile of projects piles higher and higher. I’ve borrowed a friend’s serger, and I can see how wonderfully fast it cuts, finishes AND sews. And I vowed that I would find a way to own one one day. I ADORE sewing for my family. Having such a gorgeous and capable machine would be a dream come true. Perfection, even. Thank you so much for this wildly generous opportunity. You girls rock!

  15. Kara says:

    Here is my entry! Hope it’s not too late… sneaking in under the wire! :)

    http://deyoungsters.blogspot.com/2010/08/how-my-life-would-be-better-with-serger.html

  16. Heather C says:

    Hopefully, just under the wire!
    http://whoamatilda.blogspot.com/2010/08/okay-so-heres-deal.html
    Thanks!

  17. Sulafaye says:

    Thanks for the chance to dream serger dreams! I’ve posted my answer to your query (via YouTube) on my blog at:
    http://theseamery.wordpress.com/2010/08/31/please-make-a-hypocrite-of-me/

  18. mikhaila says:

    My baby Serena is one year old.
    She just learned how to crawl-FAST! Being practically nekkid,
    I need to sew FASTER.
    But forget this – come read my post which leads to my blog.
    It’s a great tale. You won’t be bored. I promise!

  19. blubellflames says:

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19388#msg19388

    Thank you for your consideration!

  20. Georgiann says:

    thanks for this opportunity. My forum post is here:
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19383#msg19383

  21. deborah says:

    Here’s the link to my entry. Thanks so much for your consideration!

    http://dreamingmonet.blogspot.com/2010/08/husqvarna-serger-contest-entry.html

  22. Thank you so much for this opportunity! Good luck to all!

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19378#msg19378

  23. Jessica says:

    Thank you for the opportunity! Here is my entry (in under the wire)!

    http://narniamum.blogspot.com/2010/08/how-my-life-would-be-better-with-serger.html

  24. Katie says:

    I posted on the forum.

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19377#msg19377

    I am message #407! Thanks for having this contest!

  25. Wilma says:

    A serger! Sign me up!

  26. What a fabulous opportunity! You can find my blog entry and response here: http://neucraft.blogspot.com/2010/08/q-how-would-my-life-be-better-with.html .

    I would be most grateful to win such a fabulous machine!

  27. Robyn says:

    Thank you for the giveaway and your consideration of my post!

    http://momtomaverick.blogspot.com/2010/08/sew-mama-sew-serger-givaway.html

  28. Jennifer says:

    If I only had a serger!
    Here is my entry:
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19375#msg19375

    I would take *such* good care of her!

  29. Gigi Feldt says:

    Amazing giveaway! Please view my entry here:

    http://gigifeldt.blogspot.com/2010/08/darla.html

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

  30. Em says:

    I’m not usually one to procrastinate to the *very* last day. However, since my second daughter is currently 15 days old, I guess I’ll give myself a pass for pushing this one out to the entry deadline. August has been busy (to say the least) so I’ve had trouble finding time to write or sew.

    I started this post a week ago, and have just now finished.

    http://www.littlebitsandmore.com/2010/08/life-better-with-serger.html

  31. Rachel says:

    Here’s my entry – coming in at the last minute!

    http://fixfab.blogspot.com/2010/08/wannabe-serger-owner.html

    Thanks for doing this giveaway. Even if I don’t win, I had a lot of fun making my entry and reading others!

  32. Beth says:

    Hi,

    What a great giveaway! I have posted my entry on my blog:

    http://littlebirdie-studio.blogspot.com/2010/08/sew-mama-sew-serger-giveaway.html

    THANK YOU!!!!

  33. Layla says:

    An entry from (the currently serger-less) me:

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19370#msg19370

  34. Marie says:

    Wonderful giveaway you are doing. Just lovely! Here is my entry:
    http://slipstreamfish.livejournal.com/67164.html

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a beauty of a machine!

  35. Michelle Anliker says:

    Oh the dreams I have to win the Husqvarna Viking s21 Serger.

    I never dreamed it could happen…bitten by the bug to sew…up, down, turn it around, zip, splash, ruffle it all up, turn it over, face to face…all this jargen to learn phase by phase. I have never thought it could be, that God would bless a sinner like me. This is a talent I do know and see he has given me. Not like other things this is one I am hooked on for life, to give the Glory all to the Lord and let me make clothes for him. Let us concentrate on the face we see. The serger is meant for me.

    I am a beginner. Started with my first dress in July 2010. I make clothes for my 2 boys, hubby, myself and I know the best would come off a machine like this.

    So here is my entry short and sweet.

    Thank you to you all for the opportunity to win such a sweet sweet machine

    ~Chelle

  36. I made a post on our blog at http://vinchicdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/08/husqvarna-viking-serger-giveaway.html. Thank you in advance for your consideration!!!

  37. Rebecca says:

    Here’s the link to my entry: http://maymademe.blogspot.com/2010/08/serger-contest.html

    Hope you like it!

  38. Deidra says:

    I dream of having a serger. I could finish my kids clothes nicely. I would use it to finish my pillows too. There has been so many times when I could have used a serger but it’s just not in my buget. Oh what it would be to own a serger. My fingers re crossed.

  39. Jenny Redd says:

    I dream of all the amazing projects I could complete with this lovely serger. Here is a link to my illustrated response:

    http://fyiforyou.com/2010/08/30/to-serge-with-love/

  40. Julie says:

    I finished my entry post in the nick of time! :)

    http://mysistersblog.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/382/

    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome machine!

  41. Stacy Wilson says:

    Thanks so much for this giveaway. I have been thinking for a long time what to do for the response so I hope you like it! It’s my first video ever LOL.

    http://stacywilson.blogspot.com/2010/08/sewmamasew-serger-giveaway.html

  42. Marissa says:

    Oh, I really really need a serger. Please, please, puh-leaze pick me! Here is my entry: http://craftykricket.blogspot.com/2010/08/i-want-to-win-serger-entry.html
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  43. Lindsay says:

    Thank you so much for this awesome opportunity!

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=43562;sa=showPosts

  44. Katie Jeanne says:

    I’ve left mine in the forums. . . it was my very first post. . . hope it’s a LUCKY one!!!

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.390

  45. db says:

    How would a serger enhance my life. Well I could wax on philosophically about how happiness comes from within but that is boring to any seamstress that I know so I will simply say….. I am OCD about the inside of my garments having the same professional look as the outside and a serger would shorten my sewing time to accomplish this goal :D. Thanks

  46. Kristine says:

    Here’s mine!
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19353#msg19353

    Thanks for the giveaway! It’s super exciting!

  47. GrammaGrammie says:

    I hope I did this linking thing correctly, I’m not very computer saavy and would be sad to be disqualified for a lack of that technical know-how. But I did indeed leave a comment in the section that came up in the rules when clicked on. What a nice giveaway, thanks a bunch!

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?action=post;topic=3812.0;num_replies=386

  48. Samantha says:

    I would really love a serger. Im only 15 and i started sewing when i was about 12. thats when i got my frist sewing machine, it was a singer and i got it for christmas, i didnt really use it untill i was about 13-14 but of course as soon as i really started sewing my machine broke. It never really worked that well when i started using it but i wasnt going to buy a new machine because first off they can be VERY expensive and also because i thought that maybe because i just started sewing that i just wasnt using it right. So i went to this class about 2 monthes ago and i brought in my machine and of course the teacher told me that the tension was off and other things like that and that the machine was broken. So I went to see how much it would cost to get it fixed and it was going to cost about $200 so instead i just decided to get a new machine. (with the money i was planning on using to buy a serger) Since im only 15 i dont have that much money and no one is hiring now since buisness is really bad because of the recession last year, so I went on Ebay and found a new machine (after looking for about 2 weeks to make sure i was getting one that was good and not too expensive) for about $150. It was a brother and i absolutly LOVE it! i was sooo happy that i got so lucky and was able to get a machine for that cheap that works so well. so i started to do some projects and kept wanting to make all the edges look perfect (im a little obsessive compulsive) but my sewing machine cant do what a serger can. My friends grandmother has a serger and i used it once and instantly fell in love with it! I love that it is able to cut off just a little bit of the fabric and give it a nice looking finnished edge that wont fray and because i spent all the money i had on a new machine i dont have any left for a serger which i figured i could try to find a cheap one on ebay again like i did with the sewing machine. I know that sergers are VERY expensive but i hoped that maybe i could get as lucky as i did with my machine. So I hope you pick me to give the new serger to so that i dont have to wait monthes and monthes and monthes like i did to raise all the money that i had that i had to spend on a new machine.

  49. Liz says:

    If I win the serger, my 3 teenage daughters will stop being dramatic and start listening to me (without rolling their eyes), my husband will finally clean out the attic, my dogs will learn to vacuum, dinner will cook itself and yes, I do believe there will be peace in the Middle East.

  50. Kati says:

    Finally finished up my post! I’ve been thinking about this all month!!

    http://kpmattingly.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/my-life-with-husqvarna/

    Thank you for the giveaway. Hope you enjoy my entry!

  51. Milinda Shay says:

    http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2010/08/husqvarna-viking-serger.html

    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity! I wrote about it on my blog.
    Milinda!

  52. craftytammie says:

    here’s a link to my entry!! thanks for the chance!

    http://craftytammie.blogspot.com/2010/08/delusions-of-grandeur.html

  53. RyTurner says:

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19341#msg19341

    I hope I did this right! Oh how my sad little antique machine could use a new replacement!

  54. Martha says:

    I am hoping this is the correct way to enter the contest

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19338#msg19338

  55. Melanie says:

    Another great giveaway! Fingers crossed!
    http://thebuttonbox.blogspot.com/2010/08/why-i-want-husqvarna-viking-serger.html

  56. Zencupcake says:

    Here is the link to my post.
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19335#msg19335

    thanks

  57. Jenny Keeley says:

    I guess I responded to the wrong link. I’d love to win a serger! It never makes it to the top of my wish list because I have so many other pastimes beyond sewing… weaving, spinning, knitting. Thank you for this offer.

  58. empirewaist says:

    Thanks so much for your time & for the wonderful opportunity!

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19334#msg19334

  59. Here is my entry http://smallt0wngirl.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/serging-dreams/

    I’m hoping that Husqvarna Viking will be offering one up to a lucky Canadian resident!

    Thanks for the great giveaway! It was so much fun writing my entry. :)

  60. Marcy M says:

    I am so hoping that I win!!!

    http://wp.me/p4sT1-qS

  61. Stephanie O. says:

    If I had a serger, I might have a chance to finish all of the sewing projects(kids clothes, costumes, napkins, table runners, planned gifts,etc) before baby number 4 comes!

  62. VirginiaRose says:

    I hope I’m doing this right. Thank you so much for this opportunity! I’m not sure which link would work best, but they are to the same post.
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40769;sa=showPosts
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40769;sa=showPosts

  63. Kara M says:

    Really hope I did this right!!!

    http://knitabella.blogspot.com/

  64. Cassie says:

    This is fantastic!
    What an amazing giveaway.
    Someone else would be better suited to winning this.
    I still don’t know how to use the Viking machine that I have.
    =)

  65. Elizabeth says:

    Here is my blog link for my entry:
    http://www.catchick6creations.com/?p=1366

    And here is my link on your forum (#370):
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19326#msg19326

  66. Christen says:

    Here is the link to my post. Thank you for the great giveaway!

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19324#msg19324

  67. CarrieMJ says:

    Here is my post, Reply #367.

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19323#msg19323

    Thank you for such an awesome giveaway and the chance to win it!

  68. sewhappy4 says:

    This was fun! Thanks for even the chance to dream about this machine!

    http://londondwellers.blogspot.com/2010/08/sara-hamiltons-4-girls-were-recently.html

  69. Liz says:

    Here is the blog link for my entry. I really enjoyed doing this!

    http://elizziebits.blogspot.com/2010/08/entry-for-serger-giveway-by-sew-mama.html

  70. Betsy M says:

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19303#msg19303
    I hope that this is the correct link. Thanks for the great give away!!

  71. Stacey says:

    here is my link,
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19292#msg19292

    THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART

  72. Selina H says:

    Here’s my entry on my blog:
    http://sewsweetsewgeek.blogspot.com/2010/08/serger-contest-and-first-post.html

    I hope I win, but even if I don’t, I had a lot of fun with my entry. Thanks! :)

  73. Becca says:

    Ah, I want this so much! Here’s why:

    http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=beccalloyd100#p/u/0/GiQGj1Et_rE

    I tried posting this earlier, but I don’t think it worked.

    Thanks for the chance!!

  74. Libby says:

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19272#msg19272

    This mama wants one for her daughter! Posted in the forum! Thanks for the chance to win :) xo

  75. Janna says:

    Here’s my begging, pleading, hoping entry…:)

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19255#msg19255

  76. Paula says:

    I do not have a blog. I hope I have done this correctly. I was reply #353.
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.345

  77. Debbie says:

    If I won a serger I would give it to one of my sewing students. I teach sewing at home and online. I also hunt free sewing machines and give them to people who want to learn to sew for their families or to create things to earn some income for their families. I have one student (and her daughter) who’d love to sew for others, but needs a machine to “professionally” finish edges in order to sell in the current market. Their family budget is extremely tight and their current sewing machine doesn’t have an overcast stitch.
    They do not have internet (or access) so they can’t enter themselves.
    I’d give the serger to them and put them to work!
    Thank you for this opportunity!

  78. audrey brackett says:

    Goodness! I’m totally out of touch with this blog technology! This is my 3rd attempt to leave the proper comment and enter this contest. I sure hope this one takes. Can’t quite figure out the whole “URL” link to my comment. If this doesn’t work it comment #341 on 8/26.

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=43578;sa=showPosts

  79. http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.345

    Hoping I did the link right…really would love a chance to win the serger!!! :)

  80. Bethany S says:

    Why I (don’t deserve) but WANT a serger!

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19252#msg19252

  81. Jean C says:

    I would love a serger…I have started making kids pretend play costumes lately and getting frustrated with the “finished” look of the edges…I had always read about sergers but after doing these costumes, I finally understand their use.

  82. Deb says:

    I just posted on my blog!

    I Want A Serger! (aka “No more hairy clothes”)

    http://aspenhill.wordpress.com/2010/08/27/i-want-a-serger

  83. Laura says:

    This would really make my year! Thanks for the chance.

    http://plainbellied.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-life-would-be-so-much-better-with.html

  84. Christine says:

    I posted my answer in your forum!
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.345

  85. Farha says:

    Yay, what a contest! Here is the link:

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19247#msg19247

  86. JULIE PRUE says:

    I hope I did this right. Life is not a journey or a new dream unless we take charge and grasp this opportunity and take a voyage with this new Husqvarna Viking Serger

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19241#msg19241

  87. Crystal Dekker says:

    Here’s mine. Thanks for the opportunity!

    http://crystalsbiggirlblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/how-my-life-would-be-better-with-serger.html

  88. Janet K. says:

    Here is my blog post: http://entropyundone.blogspot.com/2010/08/transformative-power-of-serger.html

    And August 31st is my birthday! Thanks for the chance to win!

  89. melissa says:

    I have a truly excellent napper of a child (7 months old). My MIL is teaching me to make quilts from afar with Skype and I do all my work during her naps with a hand me down sewing machine. I could do so much more with this!

    :) Thanks for considering me (and my great napper)! :)

  90. Laura G says:

    Ok, I am a way better seamstress than I am a computer techy. My 2nd attempt at linking to my comment; please, please don’t turn me away because I don’t have a blog (can u imagine how I’d manage that?) and because I can’t figure out how to properly put a link here! I really did comment on the forum! I’m #339!
    Re: SMS Contest for Husqvarna s21 Serger
    Reply #339 on: Today at 10:30:53 PM

  91. Laura G says:

    Here’s my attempt at posting the link to my comments!http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?action=helpadmin;help=see_member_ip

  92. Jennifer P says:

    Oh my goodness – a serger! I make most of my (16 mo. old) daughter’s clothes, but with the time saved on finishing with a serger, I could probably make all of them… or maybe I’d actually get around to sewing for myself! Plus, we’re hoping for more children soon… =0)

  93. Katie says:

    WOW. I love my current viking suite and totally NEED a serger so this is perfect. I am currently finishing my edges mainly with a zigzag stitch but have been in the market for a serger and a viking is the BEST!

  94. Bev Robinson says:

    How would my life be better with a serger…I have an old serger now that lives in a dark cupboard because it is too hard to thread so…with a new serger I could create wonderfully, beautiful things for myself and my 6 children and 28 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild and they wouldn’t have “ravelly” edges and look beautiful inside and out!

  95. agnes "Pat" Linville says:

    I never dreamed I could own a serger, it was too wild a dream. Now I could create professional outfits and do some fancy and unusual quilts with such a machine. Thank you very much for the chance to enter. “Pat”

  96. bleighton says:

    my life would be so much better with a serger because i would save myself loads of time, and i could more easily work with a variety of fabrics. life with this serger would be a good life.

  97. Monique says:

    Knits, knits, knits…I could sew my knits without breaking needles or getting them stuck in my machine. Having to waste fabric due to being eaten by my machine has kept me away from a lot of projects.

  98. Camilla says:

    I am an Apparel Design student at Auburn University. We have a really great program and professors but ancient dinosaurs of equipment that were donated to us decades ago that were going to be thrown away by a design firm (if that is any indication of their age and usability). Not to mention only 5 sergers to about 20 students in each studio (and hundreds more in the program as a total). I am a design student, on a design student’s budget. It’s hard enough to buy fabric for projects let alone my own serger. It would be years and years before I could afford one. To have my OWN SERGER to use at home instead of waiting in line in the sewing lab would cut down on so much time and increase my ability and opportunity to learn about an industry and art that I am so passionate about. It would be a dream and an incredible opportunity for me. Thank you so much for your consideration!

    I am #331!
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19211#msg19211

  99. Denise says:

    I was just thinking how nice it would be to have a serger! I am fairly new to sewing and I see projects that I would like to try. Then I see all the nice finished edges a serger makes on other’s projects. My sewing would look more professional and I would be able to get more sewing done. Sergers look fun to use too. Therefore, a serger would make me happier!

  100. Sarah Gill says:

    Oh wow. I have a *cheap* Kenmore machine now that’s on the fritz more than off! – oh how I would love to have such a nice machine as the Husqvarna Viking Serger. I hop from blog to blog just about daily having a look at all the things I’d like to make for my 2 kids and things I could make for gifts – and some things for me too!
    I think I could write a book on the ideas I have floating around in my head.
    There are so many quilts I’d love to make as well – isn’t sewing so relaxing and fun, puts a smile on my face!
    Thanks

  101. Kerry says:

    I hope this is the right link. I’m message #326 on the forum.
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19195#msg19195

  102. Mieke Daems says:

    I had an old locking machine, but now it broke down a week ago. I miss it very much, to make stuff for my classroom (I’m a maternal teacher). So a brand new machine would be amazing !!

  103. auschick says:

    I’ve been wanting a serger for ages! I would love to have lovely neat seam edges!

  104. nichole says:

    This is sooo fun and I really appreciate the chance to win.

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19180#msg19180 post#320

  105. Gloria says:

    Winning this serger would be my crafty dream come true!

    http://mabrymadness.blogspot.com/2010/08/husqvarna-viking-serger-giveaway.html

  106. Melissa B. says:

    I am just learning how to sew clothes for my kids and this serger would be perfect to help add the finishing touches!

  107. Brittany R says:

    I’m a terrible rule follower… but I posted again in the forum, so here goes!
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.315

  108. Brittany R says:

    What about my life wouldn’t be better with a new serger?! My husband and I are desperately trying for our first baby and the stress and uncertainty of it all is causing me to spend most of my time (at least the time that’s not devoted to baby making – wink wink) in front of my sewing machine whipping up goodies. I’ve always found quilting time to be good for my soul and I’m spending many a night working on something for a little one and praying that it’s on its way to us. The downer is that my sewing machine is a hand-me down from my Great Aunt and is no less that 40 years old. Something about the newness of trying to create life and the constant swearing from having to rip up yet another row just don’t go together! Therefore, I think, winning this serger would be good for my health! I’ll have my Dr. write up his letter of recommendation that I win and send it to you. :)
    Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

  109. Ellen says:

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!! Here is my entry: http://onyah.com/?p=227

  110. Becky says:

    Oh man would I love to win this! I hope I am linking this right!

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19152#msg19152

  111. ann says:

    My answer is in the forum here:
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19170#msg19170

    thanks for the giveaway!

  112. Rachel says:

    I have always wanted to sew clothes for my 3 kiddos, but hate an unfinished hem/seam. A serger would fix this and I could be sewing/creating in no time!

  113. OHerin says:

    I would love to get my hands on one of these!

  114. sarah says:

    Reply #311 on: Today at 09:24:23 AM
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19166#msg19166

  115. Katie says:

    I don’t know that having a serger would make my life easier… I believe, in fact, it would make my life that much harder. As it is, I have a 30 year old sewing machine that needs love. It needs so much love that I hate sewing with it. So I have piles and piles of projects that get ignored because sewing them is so un-fun. If I had a fantastic beautiful new serger, my husband would insist that I get to all those projects. My poor children, while now beautifully dressed, would then be neglected, because I would be pouring all of my love onto my new machine. And then there would be new projects, and it would just never end.

  116. Torey says:

    I have been sewing up a storm for my new grandaughter on my old Singer…having a serger would definitely make my life easier!

  117. Meliah Ross says:

    I think having a Serger would be great I could make sure the clothes I make for my kids wouldn’t fray. Oh the wonderful things we could make on sewing day would be great and all the different stitches to use on our quilts would be awsome. There are just to many things to list but, my kids and I would love to use 1 in all our sewing.:)

  118. Naomi says:

    My time will be managed more efficiently and I would be able to get to the fun projects (not just hemming and fixing things)

  119. Carolyn says:

    posted an answer in your forum! thanks!

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19161#msg19161

  120. Jennifer C. says:

    A serger has been on my wish list for the longest time, but I can never afford it. I have been double sewing all my seams. Sewing with wrong sides together first, then flip, and sew again with right sides together. My darling son is very attracted to the sound of my sewing machine, and loves to sit on my lap while I sew!!! So having a serger would definately make my life much easier.

    Thanks!

    Jenn

    (^_^)

  121. Kristine says:

    The clothes I make for my daughter and friends would finally not fray and get all yucky in the wash.

  122. Jenny S says:

    Here’s my answer, short but sweet. But when you read it you’ll understand why!

    http://jennysies.blogspot.com/2010/08/how-would-your-life-be-better-with.html

  123. Debbie S says:

    I do not have a favorite site, I like so many of them. So many have been very helpful to me as I try to teach myself to quilt and sew better. My mom gave me here Viking 150 from I believe circa 1982 or 1983 (can’t locate the mfg year). It works well, but is showing it’s age. I still use it for all my sewing and my quilts. I have never had a serger but got the chance to try one a few months ago and was thrilled the way it sewed. I think owning a serger would be such a privilege.

  124. http://ittybittybag.wordpress.com/2010/08/22/what-a-serger-would-mean-to-me-and-my-at-home-business/

    Good luck to everyone! We all deserve one in my humble opinion. ;)

    Thanks for consideration. My best, Jen

  125. Laura F. says:

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=42896;sa=showPosts

    Above is the link to my forum post. Ultimately a serger would enrich my relationship with my three favorite ladies: my daughter, my mom, and my mother in law!

  126. vicki says:

    See my entry comment for the Serger give away pg 21 #302

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.300

  127. April says:

    I would love to win the Serger! She why at http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19130#msg19130. My post is #301. Thanks so much!!

  128. Please God let this link work!

  129. Aimee says:

    I have been dying to get my hands on a serger. It would make my life, and sewing projects, so much easier! I’d love to be able to give a beautifully finished edge to my many projects…not to mention the time it will save me.

  130. I would love to wim this to replace a 15 year old $30 serger!

  131. darci says:

    how could my life NOT be better with a serger!?!?!! We are a family of 4 living in a 500sq ft 1 bedrm apt in NYC. My sewing projects are completed on a litte TV tray, sewn after 10pm and MUST be completely put away each night. Believe me, the simplest of projects often take many nights to complete since my process is so complicated. Finishing seams in one step, rolled hems, gathering feet…. all these features can help me finish my projects sooner- hopefully in 1-2 nights! Oh I hope i win

  132. jennifer says:

    I dream of making beautiful, amazing outfits for my children. I dream of making special clothes for my Mother. I dream of owning this Serger. I just love creating. I love to create for those I love the most. I love seeing how grateful they are.

    When you make something for someone, they know how much you love them. They can see it in the fabric you chose, the stitches sewn, and the care and time you had put into it.

  133. joanne says:

    A serger for me would be like winning the lottery. I started sewing as a young girl, but we didn’t have a sewing machine. I made everything by hand, using the backstitch. I made it look almost like a sewing machine stitch.
    Then when I got married, my husband bought me a sewing machine!! It was like someone gave me the moon. I enjoyed machine sewing so much. I made myself suits for work, then when my daughter was born I made her cute little outfits. Now I’m a Grammie of ten and sew for them, especially the girls. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to make creative designs with a serger and have nice finished edges!! I’d be proud to say I’ve gone from sewing by hand to a sewing machine and now a serger! As they say “I’ve come along way baby”

  134. Kathy says:

    Ah a serger, the machine of my dreams. I began sewing as a young girl
    along side of my mother making many of my skirts and dresses. The countless hours of zigzagging, or pinking the seams, and of course the often oops with the pinking sheers. Now as an “old” seamstress and hobby sewer, a serger would relieve all those hours of endless finishing those seams, or suffer raveling threads. I would love this machine

  135. Nicole says:

    I would love this serger… I blogged about it here http://mypursenality.blogspot.com/2010/08/why-i-would-love-to-win-serger-from.html Thanks for the great contest!

  136. Debra says:

    I was actually just looking at sergers recently because everything I sew always looks so shabby (and I’ve been dabbling in knits). Crossing my fingers on this one! :D

    Sapient Saphead

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19088#msg19088

  137. Stephanie says:

    Amazing! This is the most wonderful giveaway. I have been sewing now for about 2 years, but mostly simple little projects like blankets (no quilting), smocked dresses, pillow case dresses, small things like that. Just recently a dear friend of mine got me interested in a sew-a-long and I loved it! I’ve made a couple of items for my daughter and have so much fun, the only problem is, I can never finished the seams just right! I would absolutely love to have this to finish her clothing better and to start making things for myself and my son! My poor son always gets left out! :)

  138. LibraLou says:

    http://sewmamasew.com/?p=9630

    have been looking for Serger’s for a little bit now, I dont know which would be the best to buy, I have 12 grand kids and 9 yes, 9 are girl’s, having a serger would be so awesome for time saving not to mention an inspiration to sew more. I could get more done and help my 4 kids save money on dresses for church as well as school, all but one is in school and it is so costly to buy everything for them, I have been sewing for over 40 yrs so I have the experience to do the sewing but the aging is making it harder to get it done,I have more backaches and neck aches than ever now, I still try tho! I think this would also be a nice heirloom to pass down to my only daughter, I cant see my 3 boys wanting it. Thanks for the opportunity to enter, I would totally love it and take great care of it, I have had my own sewing machine for 41 yrs now and that’s the one I use now,I also have my Mother’s old machine and both my grandmother’s machine’s, but no serger, it would make my life so much easier to sew for the 9 grand daughter’s, not to mention the stiff back and the neck and shoulder aches would most likely be lighter… sincerely, Phyllis

  139. LibraLou says:

    I have been looking for Serger’s for a little bit now, I dont know which would be the best to buy, I have 12 grand kids and 9 yes, 9 are girl’s, having a serger would be so awesome for time saving not to mention an inspiration to sew more. I could get more done and help my 4 kids save money on dresses for church as well as school, all but one is in school and it is so costly to buy everything for them, I have been sewing for over 40 yrs so I have the experience to do the sewing but the aging is making it harder to get it done,I have more backaches and neck aches than ever now, I still try tho! I think this would also be a nice heirloom to pass down to my only daughter, I cant see my 3 boys wanting it. Thanks for the opportunity to enter, I would totally love it and take great care of it, I have had my own sewing machine for 41 yrs now and that’s the one I use now, sincerely, Phyllis

  140. Anny says:

    I need a new serger, mine was destroyed by one of our foster/adopt boys as something he could do to push my buttons and make me mad (he didn’t want me to love him). He did make me mad, but I just quit sewing for several years. Now with the grandbabies, I need one to make my sewing creations professional and forget my sons moment of wanting to unattach.

  141. here is the link to my pitch(reply 293): http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?action=post;topic=3812.0;num_replies=291

    thanks for reading and considering!! ;)

  142. Nicole says:

    Wowzer

  143. KPen says:

    Oh how a serger would changer my life!
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19066#msg19066

  144. Sheri says:

    I would love to have this to go along with my Juki

  145. Lisa D says:

    I love the way a serger makes the seams look so professional. Thanks for the opportunity.

  146. Morrigan says:

    Wow… what an amazing give-away…. My just-turned-13yr old DD and I would love to win this new serger for our business! Thanks so much for considering us… Here’s our link!

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19061#msg19061

  147. Brooklynn McMurray says:

    A surger would make my life easier in so many ways. My husband is a disabled veteran, and recently lost his job due to his injury. We are living pretty meagerly on just one salary. I would have to save for a whole year for something this nice! I would love to be able to make some of the nicer clothing my family wishes we could afford.

  148. MrsHellbillyHero says:

    Here’s my link! Fingers are crossed, praying! http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19044#msg19044

  149. Inez Foreman says:

    I have been sewing most of my life and love the feel of finishing a project or even giving a hand made gift.
    Please enter me in the Giveaway.
    Thank you,
    P.S. I hope I win.

  150. Teresa says:

    WOW! My sewing life would be so much better with a nice serger like this one. All of my edges would be super neat then – especially for my aprons…

    …thanks for such a generous giveaway!

  151. Ann C says:

    Here’s my link to my comment:

    http://sewmamasew.com/?p=9630#comment-301528

  152. Ann C says:

    I am not a very creative person, but I would really like to learn how to sew. It costs a fortune to have a seamstress. I will force myself to learn, and winning this is a step in the right direction. Great contest!

  153. Laura Smith says:

    If I had a serger…. I’d serge in the morning… I’d serge in the evening…all over this land. I’d serge out danger! I’d serge out warning! I’d serge out love between my brothers and my sisters…all over this laaaaaaaaannnd ooooooooooooooh! (sung to the tune of “If I had a Hammer” by Peter Paul and Mary.) =)

    Sorry, I just couldn’t resist! I have so many projects I could do and do well if I had a serger. I use my mom’s old husqvarna sewing machine that she made all of my and my brother’s clothes on. It’s a great machine and I’d love to add it’s cousin (the serger) to the mix.

  154. Stefanie Lee says:

    OH MY HOW exciting. Well this would come in Quit handy as I have a son in scouts and a step-daughter in dance. I am also in our Local Roller Derby so it would be great to help with my “uniform/costume” The sewing machine I have is from the 70′s I bought it at a flea market so no manuals half of the stuff is worn off so basically I am trying to teach myself…lol

  155. Judi says:

    http://homeschoolblogger.com/juditupp/777530/ Here’s hoping that I’m creative enough to win this one!

  156. My life would be better with a serger, because I want to sew knits more easily. My family has such sensitive skin, it seems that 100% cotton knits are gentler on the skin and cause fewer rashes. At the same time, it can be hard to find good quality knits – so many store brands do the weird shrink in length, while getting fatter in width. It sure would be nice to be able to sew my own knits.

  157. malinda says:

    I desperately want to sew knits! I love the way the fabric drapes but sewing them with a zig zag on a regular machine just does not give the same results as a serger sewn hem. :)

  158. There once was a woman who lived in a shoe-box of a house
    She kept it nice and tidy, she never saw a mouse
    And though she kept inspired by the art that she admired
    She often came up short for use of skills that she desired
    Til then one day she came to find her house was overrun
    With kids from ages large to small, and now she felt undone
    “So many things to make!” She’d cry
    As she sorted through her scraps, knee high
    And then along came number five, totally unexpected, mind you
    With so many children she just didn’t know what to do
    So she gave them all soup and she sent them to bed
    And let visions of husqvarna’s dance in her head

  159. Colleen says:

    Owning a serger would make me the happiest seamstress in the world, because it would allow me to finish garments more quickly and make the clothes I create more durable and polished looking.

  160. Ellen Tanis says:

    My life would be improved by a new serger because it would allow me to finish my daughter’s wedding dress beautifully and easily. I want to be able to bless her with the wedding dress of her dreams. She is planning to marry her sweetheart when he returns from Afghanistan where he is currently serving in the United States Marine Corps. I am an enthusiastic seamstress and have been making her clothing designs into her dream dresses for years. I am working on an old serger now with several issues, tensions and stitch lengths that change without warning, blades that are too dull to cut the silks, and one broken thread spindle. If I win this contest and the serger, it will make the dress even more lovely for her and her dear Lance Corporal! Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your contest and for all your sewing tips and helps.

  161. Gretchen Ball says:

    While I am, I’ll be honest here… just relearning how to sew… I learned in Middle School… but didn’t pick it up again until this past fall… I have been on a tear with it! I have been making presents for family and friends, stuffed animals, clothing for myself and my family, pillows and curtains for my house! The more I learn, the more I actually look at how stuff is stitched…. and am fascinated by all that is actually done with a serger! This would only help in my creations… making things more finished… so that maybe I could start a small business… to earn more money to keep my now HABIT alive!

  162. Theresa says:

    Here is the link to my answer in the forum…

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19006#msg19006

    I’m reply #275, I believe, charlotte13. (wipes the drool off her chin)

  163. Crystal says:

    This would be an absolute blessing to win!

  164. Kristi says:

    I am a beginner at sewing – I have made a couple garments but really love it and think that I will continue doing it, all the way challenging myself to try things that will get more complex. I am sure I will get sick of pinking or zigzag stitching the edge and a serger would be the answer to that! Would love to win it and further my growing hobby :)

  165. Jessica Hom says:

    Below is the link to the video entry on my blog.

    http://www.jessicahom.com/archives/892

  166. Cary says:

    Wow! What a wonderful gift someone will receive. Thanks for the opportunity. I’m not sure I know how to link to my blog, but here goes a try.
    http://creativemomentsbycary.blogspot.com/2010/08/can-creative-moment-win-serger.html

  167. Jan Scragg says:

    I recently have begun to teach my daughter to sew, I believe winning the Viking serger would help me to cultivate and pass on a Life long Love of sewing! I would love to pass on my love for sewing as my mother did to me.

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg19000#msg19000

  168. Jan Scragg says:

    I recently have begun to teach my daughter to sew, I believe winning the Viking serger would help me to cultivate and pass on a Life long Love of sewing! I would love to pass on my love for sewing as my mother did to me.

    http://sewmamasew.com/?p=9630

  169. Dani says:

    wow! That would be awesome! Thanks!

  170. alex says:

    I am just learning to sew for my new baby…a serger would be huge in taking my basic skills the next level!

  171. mamabird says:

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18997#msg18997

    I’m very new to this site so I hope I’m answering this properly. That is the URL where I made my comment. Thanks for the contest!

  172. Kelli says:

    Here’s the link to my answer in the forum. What a great contest…thanks again!

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.255

    kelli

  173. Chris Teague says:

    If you could see my life, the answer to why it would be better with the Viking s21 is both amazing and obvious. The edges of Reality and the Universe here are seriously frayed and a serger would come in rather handy in the repair, sewing and trimming the allowance in one fell swoop. Zooming seams at 1100 stitches per minute is exactly what was recommended in the “Handbook at the 4th & 5th Dimensions” and the detachable table and built-in thread-cutting is simply a must, so well-done there, Husqvarna!
    Two speeds? Perfect! And that hefty weight will certainly hold the table steady when gravity loses it’s grip.
    Did I mention I speak Swedish? Jo, det gor jag och jag onskar arbeta med detta machine otagligt mycket. And I already own the Lily 545 so I would imagine I already have a few extra feet to swap back & forth and they can keep each other company when they’re not in use.
    Oops, I have to run…. Pluto is making a break for it and someone has to keep it in orbit!

  174. Tanja says:

    Wow! This machine would change my life! (And the lives of two small boys.) Read my story here:
    http://dragonthimble.squarespace.com/dragonthimble/2010/8/14/visions-of-vikings.html

    Also, please check out my latest sewing projects:
    http://dragonthimble.squarespace.com/dragonthimble/2010/5/18/finished-pants-and-more-from-the-sewing-club.html

  175. Meesh says:

    A free serger??? Who wouldn’t love to win it? I’ll keep good thoughts for myself and wish all of us best of luck!

  176. Debra Parker says:

    Wow! I would love to win this serger!!!! I’ve heard how fantastic Viking is!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  177. Lindsay says:

    My life with a serger would be better because my finished projects would be done faster and neater than they currently are. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway

  178. Amy says:

    Woo-Wee Pick Me!!! Here is a link to my post;) http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18986#msg18986

    Thanks!

  179. Janica says:

    I cannot tell you how STOKED I am about finding your website through “Made By Rae”. And also to find an incredible giveaway; Yipee!!!! Please check out my entry at:

    http://nickandjantan.blogspot.com/2010/08/husqvarna-giveaway.html

    Help my Miss Simplicity find her Mr. Right!!! Thanks:)

  180. Ruthi says:

    I would love to have a serger. As one who has sewn for over 40 years, I need a machine to make sewing seams more professional looking and hems to be easier than sewing by hand, as arthritis is taking the use of my hands away.

  181. Evergreen says:

    My life would be better because all of the projects I make, especially for gift giving will turn out more polished and lovelier than just finishing off with a sewing machine. Would definitely love to have a serger to complete many pieces.

  182. judy c says:

    Being the mother of three daughters, the daughter of a mother with three daughters (and two sons) and grandmother to two grandaughters and soon to be here grandson, I can only say a serger would be a blessing. I will be teaching my grandaughter to sew this winter, and it would sure be nice to be able to sew some lovely dresses with perfectly finished seams. What a joy it would be to teach her the proper way to finish things right from the start. Thanks for the chance to win souch a great machine.

  183. What would I do with a serger? I’m not sure as just starting out making clothes etc but I sure would have fun finding out and would blog about it all….

  184. Jenny says:

    I would love to have a new serger. My current one was purchased used. I enjoy sewing for my 4 (soon to be 5) kids. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  185. Kelly says:

    I would love to have a serger! I have always wanted one and with all the good ideas on this blog, I know I would have plenty of projects to use it on.
    Thanks for the inspiration – Kelly

  186. Jessica says:

    I have always dreamed of owning a serger but have never taken the step forward to purchase one because I always put my kiddos first and feel that I would be selfish if I spent the money on one! I would love to own this serger since it would make alot of things and easier and of course would eliminate lots of tideous work!!!!!Good luck to everyone, what a great giveaway:)

  187. Nicole says:

    Serger ready! The places one could travel with a serger. The journey into jersey and the flight into a less homemade look. Set and ready for the next step in sewing and a serger could take me there.

  188. I think I have been linking my general blog and not the actual posts. Sorry here is the direct link.
    http://stitchesbyjeni.blogspot.com/2010/08/i-want-to-win-new-husqvarna-viking.html
    http://stitchesbyjeni.blogspot.com/2010/08/more-reasons-i-should-win-husqvarna.html
    I think I have talked about his give away in every blog post since the contest started.

  189. Marci says:

    I have just learned how to sew. And because of this I am enjoying making my kid’s clothes. Learning how to use a surging machine would probably propel me into making them to sell to other people and help me not have to work part time and miss out on that time with my kids!

  190. Susan says:

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18952#msg18952

    I am reply #246 – thanks for the opportunity!

  191. Jill Williams says:

    OMGosh, just the thought of owning a surger sends me into a hot flash!! I own your basic, dull, boring… sewing machine that only has a zig-zag stitch to finish! What a world of difference it would make to be able to complete projects using a surger. I am loosing my job (due to consolidating offices) in a few months and plan on doing lots of sewing!! Good luck to everyone!!

  192. heatherly says:

    My life would be better because I’ve been wanting to use more knits when making clothes for my three daughters. I’ve always wanted to try a serger!

  193. Janice Balkenbush says:

    This would make tailoring all of my husbands clothes so much nicer. Would end up with a much nicer product. My husband is smaller than the average sizes sold by most stores so I am constantly tailoring all of his shirts and pants. Would love this!

  194. Corey Ray says:

    For my wife who would never ask for something for herself:

    http://sergerwouldbenice.blogspot.com/2010/08/how-would-your-life-be-better-with.html

  195. Susan Spiers says:

    Here’s my link – Thank you
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3856.msg18831#msg18831

  196. Shannon says:

    I decided to answer the question a little bit differently, and, with the help of Story Bird, created a short story about how my life would rock if I had this serger.

    Here’s the blog entry:
    http://frolicandjoy.com/?p=23

    And here’s a shortcut to Story Bird if you just want to look at the story:
    http://storybird.com/books/happily-ever-after-a-serger-inspired-fairytale/

  197. Steph W says:

    Not sure if this works, but here is my entry :)
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18938#msg18938

  198. Gaylene says:

    So Excited! I’m reply # 240

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.240

    Thanks!

  199. Bryttnee says:

    Last Christmas I had the wonderful idea late at night, (while flipping channels) I passed a 5 thread singer serger on HSN. I thought, “How Perfect!!!” My mother-in-law is IMPOSSIBLE to shop for & so I quickly gathered the troops (my husband has 2 siblings) and pitched my idea. They all agreed to pitch in for what we hoped would be the best surprise ever!! My mom-in-law has been sewing for years and has a traditional old machine that she would not give up, but had voiced some interest in a serger. So, long story short, after the initial surprise wore off, my mother-in-law who was initially very greatful, was not so much loving her gift. She couldn’t even thread it, much less figure out all the stich patterns and options. Since it wasn’t purchased at a local retailer, she had difficulty getting anyone to help her with it, especially since that model wasn’t available at most retailers. I tried very hard to help her as much as I could, but I am still a beginning sewer!! I tried to offer to send it back or sell it, but she wouldn’t allow it because she knew we all thought she would just love it. Over a year and a half later, the serger sits collecting dust and no doubt some glaring stares from my frustrated mother-in-law! So, if I am lucky enough to win this serger, I would happily give it to my mother-in-law and provide her with a top of the line machine, that I know she can get help with in town!! Lots of retailers are happy to help with Husqvarna Viking machines!!! Please pick me!!! Thanks for this chance!!! SMS is the best!!

  200. WOW! Competetion is steep for this prize. I understand, I would put a lot of work into getting myself this serger. Here is another example.
    http://stitchesbyjeni.blogspot.com/

    Please pick me!

  201. I have a serger that my dad purchased for me when I was in highschool. It finally died after too many trips in a moving van. There are so many projects that are waiting for its repair or A NEW ONE!! :) quilts, curtains, skirts and dresses are begging to be made.

  202. freda says:

    This would change my life. I could make a new slipcover for my couch! (I bought new brown & lavendar fabric last week). Then, I wouldn’t have to turn off all the lights & draw the curtains when someone comes over so they can’t see my couch with hand prints & paw prints.

  203. Corey says:

    What an amazing giveaway! Thank you so much!

  204. Jenna Z says:

    I borrowed a serger from a friend to make preemie blankets for our local Project Linus chapter and I was HOOKED! I wanted to keep it forever and try out new things! I LOVE knit tops but can’t exactly make them long-lasting and durable with my machine. I’d love to get creative refashioning some old clothes I’ve had sitting around for YEARS, waiting to be upcycled into wearable pieces!

  205. Skakidkate says:

    For sometime now I have wanted to make outfits for underprivileged kids.. something that they could feel proud of wearing; Something that they would feel confident to wear to school, to church, and so on. A serger would help me in making strong and durable clothing that is sure to last. Right now all I can do is tight zig zag the raw edges for my daughters dresses and it works okay, but its not perfect… but she has more than one or two cute outfits in rotation unlike many other people in our community.

  206. Wanda says:

    I am a retired lady that spends some time almost daily in my sewing room. I have a nice serger but I would love to upgrade and since we live on a fixed income this would allow me something that I would not go out and purchase at this time. My first love is to sew and give to others!

  207. Chris says:

    This machine would just make finishing seams so much easier so I guess it would save me a great deal of time and that would make my life better in the long run. More time for other projects. Who wouldn’t like that?

  208. I can’t believe it! I just wrote the winning post on my blog for this contest and somehow failed to notice it was only open to US residents! Now… do I even bother to publish it? It took me a long time to write and even my hubby thought it might just win me that serger! And I am just a bit past the border. Oh well… best of luck to all the ‘contestants’! I am so excited for the lucky winner already!! :)

  209. Miggy says:

    Here’s my post–thanks for the opportunity to win such an amazing prize.

    http://wearetheraddest.blogspot.com/2010/08/why-i-need-serger.html

  210. Michelle says:

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to give it a shot!

    http://littlesthayes.blogspot.com/2010/08/so-mama-needs-new-serger.html

  211. Linda W says:

    What a great prize to WIN!

  212. Here is the link to my post. It is under the screen name “The Paisley Abbey”. I am keeping my fingers crossed! :)

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.225

  213. Teresa says:

    Hi! Phew…it’s taken me all morning to get this figured out. And all I had to do was upgrade my browser!!! :) Anyways, here is the link for the post I put on my blog:

    http://sew-aneedlepullingthread.blogspot.com/2010/08/sew-mama-sew-is-giving-away-husqvarna.html

    Good luck to everyone! What a great giveaway!!!
    ~Teresa

  214. Leah says:

    Here’s the link to my comment in the forum.

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18909#msg18909

    Mine is reply #221

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  215. Lynne says:

    Oh, I hope you’ll consider my humble plea for sanity: http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18907#msg18907

  216. Jennifer Owens says:

    I would love to have the opportunity to have a serger! Thanks!!

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18905#msg18905

  217. Kair says:

    AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!! Thanks for the opportunity – here’s hoping!!

    http://madewithkair.blogspot.com/2010/08/how-would-your-life-be-better-with.html

  218. upstatelisa says:

    oh my gosh! it is a beauty! I would love to make some new clothing… on that beautiful serger!!!! Life would be so easy!

  219. I am not sure I have properly expressed my strong desire to win this serger yet. I NEED this so bad, I am bursting. http://stitchesbyjeni.blogspot.com/2010/08/only-negative-progress.html

  220. shelia says:

    Handmade Clothes for my oversized body. (6’2 inches tall)
    Would make my life easier!! :)

  221. janimal says:

    Link to my PICK ME blog post! Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Fingers crossed!

    http://delilahsmomma.blogspot.com/2010/08/entering-giveaway.html

  222. Phyllis says:

    What I love about sewing is that it always reminds me of the things my mother would make for us when we were little. I remember jumpers, skirts, Halloween costumes, etc. and loving it more because she had made it between long hours of working with my dad at the pancake house in Illinois. Most times they weren’t really pretty BUT they were hardy and took the beatings that we put them through as we ran through the country fields and forests–yes, we were given LOTS of free reign to stomp around with the few neighborhood kids that lived out where we were. Money was tight but we got through it.

    Now that I am a mother, I love making clothes for my kids and they, too, love it more when I make it. I even try to share this love of sewing with my friends and encourage them that it really isn’t that hard to do–more intimidating upfront than actuality. I would love to use it to show others that sewing is not only easy but practical as military wives–moving constantly and needing to revamp items to fit the myriad of different types of homes that we live in.

    Having gone through 2 separate deployments lasting over 26 months, it would also be nice to share with others a hobby to make items like quilts, baby blankets, etc. for unit fundraising opportunities or as items to send to our Soldiers overseas as a reminder of home and that the sacrifices they and their families make are appreciated. Also, there are times when tragedies at home strike (ie a fire that burned down the home of a deployed Soldier, leaving his family without belongings and having to rebuild without him–this happened twice during the last deployment, or even the chance of natural disasters like tornadoes, etc.) and skills for making curtains and other items are greatly appreciated. Please help me to make more lasting items that can make a difference.

    Thank you.

  223. VurginiaRose says:

    Thank you so much for this opportunity!

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18896#msg18896

  224. Lisa M. says:

    Here is the link to my blog post regarding the serger giveaway. Thank you for the chance!

    http://sunnaturalsandgifts.blogspot.com/2010/08/husqvarna-serger-giveaway-at-sew-mama.html

  225. Georgia says:

    Just wanted to add that it’s a long blog post. The bit about the serger is at the end.

  226. Georgia says:

    Oh, I think this contest is wonderful, and so timely for me! I’ve posted in my blog here: http://fiberphile.com/blog/2010/08/whirlwind/

    Thank you for this opportunity!

  227. Chris says:

    I had a lot of fun thinking of the top ten reasons I need a serger. I hope you enjoy them, and PLEASE pick me. Thank you.

    http://pickupsomecreativity.blogspot.com/2010/08/why-i-need-serger.html

    It’s ok if you don’t win, but I really, really want to.

  228. Ana says:

    A Huskevarna Serger would be a wonderful addition to be able to make more quilts for the children that are picked up by HRS and taken sometimes without clothes and taken to a foster home, they are in great need not only of something to cover the children with but also give the child something to hang onto that is “theirs”, as it is now I make the seams with the sewing machine and it does not work very well.

  229. Monique says:

    How would a new seger improve my life. Well i am a proud mother of an wonderful little boy who just turned one. I have used cloth diapers from birth with him, around four months old i was disappointed that i was having “bulk” issues with his diapers. Then i started converting his prefolds to contours. I am now converting contours into cloth pull ups. I also plan on making diapers for charity and teaching other young mom’s the benefits of cloth diapering not only to the mother but also the planet. With a new serger this would be a 100x easier. The diapers would be much slimmer and a more finished look.
    Thank you
    Monique

  230. Megan001 says:

    A life changes everyday. A love for making those around me smile, will not doubt change my life. I am new to sewing and look forward to taking a yard of fabric and making my own or turning it into a blanket for a neice as she is welcomed into the world.

  231. Heather Bush says:

    Posted to my Mommy blog – complete with begging and a cute pic of the munchkin! Have fun!

    http://thebushtree.weebly.com/mommy-blog.html

  232. Laura says:

    http://gussyrose.blogspot.com/2010/08/sew-mama-sew-is-awesome-and-i-am-pining.html

    There’s the link to my blog post. And I linked this giveaway in my post too. Hope that is ok. Just too good not to share (like whipped cream, or awesomely sewn items)

  233. Laura Reich says:

    What an amazing giveaway. With 5 little ones it would be wonderful to save some time and energy.

  234. Angel says:

    Here is to hoping!

  235. Debbie Nemeth says:

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?action=post;topic=3812.0;num_replies=200

    I hope this is what was asked for…

  236. barbara miller says:

    A serger would make my life better by helping me complete projects faster! I love a finished edge, but get so frustrated with my cheesy sewing machine messing them up. I love to sew, but with a young’un around quick and easy (and neat and lovely) is what it’s allll about!

  237. Hilary says:

    I’ve never been an artist – I can draw a straight line. But I found that I can make interesting crafts. I started by knitting and crocheting and have gradually moved into sewing. Having dabbled in a number of projects and ideas over the years, I want to challenge myself before I’ll commit to really invest in a new artform. I was able to save up for a sewing machine with the plan that if I made 10 quilts as gifts it would be worth it. I reached that goal. I’ve now finally started to dabble in clothing construction and design. I made a goal of a garment a month for at least five-six months before I would start to save up for a serger. I’ve already surpassed the goal. I’m ready to serge and committed to the craft. Help me on my way with a new serger!!!

  238. tara says:

    http://asthesnowfell.blogspot.com/2010/08/i-dream-of.html

    I hope this works as a link…thanks for such a great contest!

  239. DianaVG says:

    This would be fantastic! I feel limited in my creativity by only having a standard machine. I could expand my knowledge base and creativity with a new serger!

  240. Kelsey says:

    I would love to add a serger to my tools! It would make sewing for my kids so much easier and expand the types of projects that I can make!

  241. Debbie says:

    I would really love to have a serger, but I can’t figure out how to post something on the forum and I wouldn’t know how to link. So, good luck to all of the participants!

  242. Grace says:

    It would get my butte going,,,, rather then always reading about what someone else has sewn I can make some kind of creative spectacular item to post. lol Another item to enhance my sewing skills.

  243. Kerry says:

    Here is the link to my blog post… (it’s titled “Working on my new sewing room” :
    http://cloakandcostume.blogspot.com/2010/08/working-on-my-new-sewing-room.html

    thanks for the chance to win!

  244. Jen Rice says:

    I’m a quilter and I’ve recently fallen in love with making quilted tote bags. A serger would sure help with that. Plus, I’d love to start making sweatshirts and sweatpants for my little guys.

  245. Rene says:

    My answer has been posted in the forum. I hope I am correctly linking to it…
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18833#msg18833

  246. Susan Spiers says:

    Here’s my link – Thank you
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3856.msg18831#msg18831

  247. I do not own a serger and would love to sew more knit projects. I love wearing knits and having a more professional finish. I want to do more home decor projects with nicely finished edges.

  248. Pixeltrash says:

    This is my comment in the forum…. (I hope it links correctly…mine is post #182) http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18822#msg18822

  249. Rebecca says:

    Thanks for the impetus to think about why I sew!
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18823#msg18823

  250. Jennifer Trew says:

    It’s not that it would make life better (life is what you make of it). I just started sewing about 6 months ago…on a hand-me-down Target bought machine. I’ve already made cushions for my outdoor furniture, a slipcover for an ottoman, apron, capes for my boys, nursing cover, pillows, curtains, reusable sandwich wrappers, luggage tags, winter hat, and a silky blankie for one of my boys! I’m having a blast learning (thanks to a lot of your sewing tutorials) and hope to do SO MUCH MORE! So, a new fancy machine would be very exciting for a girl that wants to do it

  251. linda allen says:

    Wow!!! this is the one I have been wanting. I have a Babylock, but have been dreaming of this one, because of the hemming capabilities.

    thanks for this opportunity

  252. Joyce Ford says:

    My old serger just up and died on me. A Husquevarna would be a life-saver. For now all my seams are GASP! pinked.

  253. brittany says:

    i hope this link is correct. if not, i am reply number 178!

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18816#msg18816

  254. Molly says:

    My life would get better by winning this serger because I would have my mother, who hs been a seamstress all her life, come over and teach me how to use it. I never wanted to learn to sew as a kid-no mattr how much my mom wanted me too. But now I am older with 3 girls of my own and have gotten in to sewing. Just little things so far-bags,placemats, etc. But a serger would take it to a whole new level and I would get a chance to learn from my mother like I should have down 30 years ago!

  255. Joy Mosley says:

    WOW–I would love to win this serger!! I hope I win!!

  256. Mary Carol says:

    ok, here’s the complete link, I think…..
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18782#msg18782

  257. Mary Carol says:

    oops. not really sure how to link to the post in the forum – message #168

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.165

  258. Leesa says:

    Here’s the link to my response in the forum. sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18777#msg18777
    In the event it doesn’t work, my reply is #165.

  259. Oh how I would love to own a serger!!!!! I french seam everything right now so i have finished seams. A serger would really vut down on how long it takes mo to finish a project!!!!

  260. Bonnie says:

    My response is posted on the forum, what a wonderful giveaway, I would so love to win a new serger I think this is the link for my reply, if not I am reply #164 http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18775#msg18775

  261. Kristina says:

    I’ve been wanting a serger for a while now but have never been able to purchase one yet. I think I would make more clothes. I’m always afraid my stuff will fall apart without a serger. Probably wrong thinking but it holds me back. Thanks!

  262. Calli says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    My response is in the forum here:
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18773#msg18773

  263. sewiknittoo says:

    Here’s my reason for a new serger posted on my blog….maybe i’l win!

    http://sewiknittoo.wordpress.com/2010/08/07/serger-contest-poem/

  264. dana says:

    My husband is active duty army and a fantastic guy. He was willing to buy me a sewing machine when we were first married because I wanted to sew. We are active duty military and money was very tight, but he was willing to put off buying other fun things for his own enjoyment so I could get a machine.

    I wanted to learn to sew and he hugged me when my projects didn’t turn out and told me how amazing I was when they did! He has watched me get better over the years and has a pretty critical eye. He can help me figure out why my sewing didn’t work and suggests ways to help me fix a problem. He has never complained if I want to buy fabric or take a lesson…..

    Well, now I’m pretty good at sewing and I make a lot of clothing for my daughter and I, but knits are still so difficult. I can sew them with a zig zag stitch on my cheapo machine, but I had the chance to play with a serger and it was amazing! It made such a difference. (and Husqvarna makes AMAZING machines!)

    Well, right now, we are saving up to buy him a laptop and I KNOW that if I said that I wanted a serger out loud, his laptop would be put off so he could surprise me with a serger for Christmas. I would love to win this….mostly because he has given me more than I could ever expect and I would never dream of asking him to give up any more! He is a wonderful husband, generous and selfless.

    With the serger, I could make more of our Christmas gifts this year and we would be able to save some money….I know that it would be a huge benefit to our family to win this! (Plus this would be my gift to me! And we would have plenty to put towards his laptop!)

  265. I have an older serger that takes the patience of Job to thread and keep the tension set. I would love something like this to sew for my 8 grandkids. With the economy like it is, grammy is sewing a lot this year. Thanks for the contest- I know whoever wins will love it.

  266. Elizabeth says:

    I teach in a rural high school. There is never money for equipment like this. I have just started teaching a high school fashion design class and this serger would be so handy and teach many new skills. Please consider these future seamstresses in your decision about who will get this wonderful serger.

  267. Kelley says:

    My life would be better because I would finally have the confidence to tackle knit fabric sewing! The only stretchy fabric I have tried was for a bathing suit and I would have been soo thrilled to have it finished nicer with a serged edge.

  268. Martha says:

    Knits! I would be able to serge away happily making t-shirts, yoga pants, that wrap dress I’ve been eyeing. I would love to win a serger.

  269. Melody says:

    Thank you for this opportunity :) I love this blog!

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18758#msg18758

  270. Jessica says:

    I learned to sew at 11 and I was like a fish taking to water. I quickly surpassed my mom’s sewing skills, making most of my clothes, all of my formal dresses, quilts, costumes and home decorations. I haven’t really sewn since my son was born – making Halloween costumes and the occasional quilt. I realize now why I don’t sew the way I used to. My White serger broke (rather it was wore out and gave up)!!! Actually it’s my mom’s but she gave it to me when I was sewing so much more than her. I used to make about 50% of my clothes and clothes without serged seams just don’t feel as finished. So I just stick with quilts and felt Halloween costumes that don’t need to be serged. Please consider me for the serger giveaway – it will be well-loved and beautifully used.

  271. Cari says:

    My life would be better if I had a serger because I currently have a sewing machine that is constantly having problems. I have never had a serger but have heard they are wonderful. A serger could replace my sewing machine, which messed up right as I finished my girls’ Easter dresses in March. I haven’t been able to sew since, but want desperately to sew some things for a craft show before Christmas. This opportunity is truly a blessing for whoever wins it. Thanks for the offer!

  272. Denise says:

    I posted on my blog here:

    http://www.flutterbutterdesigns.com/blog/?p=551

    I also put it in the forum because I wasn’t able to post it here last night. http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18704#msg18704

  273. Todd says:

    A serger would be a great gift for my wife who is still promising to make some clothes but still hasn’t made it yet.

  274. Linda says:

    I really didn’t understand how to enter the contest and I don’t have a “blog” or a “forum” or a “website” BUT I DO LOVE to sew. My husband just finished making me an absolutely BEAUTIFUL sewing room with lots of counter space and cupboards. I would dearly love to see a brand new serger on one of those countertops. My new sewing room is so inspiring I’m itching to sew. I am a former bridal seamstress now retired and wanting to spend some time sewing for MYSELF for a change. Please help me by letting me win a wonderful serger for my creative urges!

  275. Rachel H. says:

    I commented on the message board! Would love to win!

  276. Sue Goodin says:

    If I had a new serger I would use it when I make Cancer Turbans for donations. Also I would use them when making Project Linus quilts. With a new machine I should be able to do much nicer work and get it done faster.
    Of couse I sould have to explore the whole new Serger Sewing World that I can’t be a part of now.

  277. Having a serger would allow for two things in my house:
    1. Less swearing.
    2. More handmade clothes.
    Both good things.

  278. mary grace says:

    I would love to win this serger…mine is quite old but still works … Thank God so I cannot justify buying a new one…

  279. brindy says:

    I have been sewing for about 2 years now after taking a freshmen high school sewing course and have been diligently working to “make this my craft” and master sewing. Being able to sit down at my machine has been such a joy to me and my family. I hope to one day invest in a fancier machine and pass my basic model to my sister or hold on to for my daughter. This serger could provide an opportunity to further my sewing education – and hopefully career- that I might otherwise not have.

  280. So if I win this serger I could add my simple knit dress to my line of more fancy princess dresses. I honestly can not stop thinking about this giveaway. I would give you the big toe on my left foot to win this serger. http://stitchesbyjeni.blogspot.com/

  281. Andrea Ryan says:

    I have never been crafty in all my life…no one in my family sews..but I have challenged myself to learn to sew. My two kids 5 and 6 seem to be excited about whatever I make for them (beginner pillow, drawstring bag). So I am determined to get better….and really be good at something in my life.

  282. andria says:

    I would finally be able to make clothes! I started buying patterns for kids clothes and I’m dying to make them!

  283. Jamilee says:

    With 2 little girls and so many cute patterns, what’s a mom to do? Winning this serger would a great addition to our house!

  284. Kelly Stockstill says:

    My life would better with this serger because it does so much more than mine can. I have a bare bones serger and would LOVE to be able to do the fancier stitches. I sew for my two daughters (3 and 5) and they deserve the best! Thanks for the chance to win!

  285. millie says:

    How would my life be better with a serger? a new serger like the Husqvarna Viking s21 Serger, would make my life better on so many levels. I have a very old (11+ years) 3/4 thread serger. it does not do cover stitch, chain stitch, is hard to thread, spews clippings all over, only has one stitch, and a tiny work surface. But worst of all, when I want to use it, I find that one or the other of my adult children sitting in my sewing room serging away. if i had a new Husqvarna Viking s21 Serger, i could let one of them have the old one, take it to their home, they could take turns stealing the old one from each other. then I would regain my sewing room and a have a nice new serger. please, please, please let me win!

  286. BreAna Palmer says:

    I would love this machine. I have always wanted one. I am just now having my first baby girl. (i have three dudes) and I have been making her things like crazy, not only for her room but I would love to start making her dresses. I think that is what I would mostly use it for.

  287. Birgit says:

    oooh – this would be a very welcome addition to the family of gadgets in my house – something to outwit the MAC!

  288. Diane says:

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.135 – here’s a link to my answer!

  289. Jenny says:

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40224;sa=showPosts

    Thanks for this contest! (Disregard the above post as I didn’t post the link properly.)

  290. Jenny says:

    Thanks for this contest. Crossing my fingers!

  291. cyndi says:

    Thanks for the chance! Win or not, I had fun writing this blog! Dr. Suess would be proud!

    http://atypicalpastorswife.blogspot.com/2010/08/merger-with-serger.html

  292. Kelly says:

    Well, I already own a serger I love, so I would love to have this one to give away to another sewing friend whom I know would love it greatly!

  293. Melissa D says:

    Husqvarna Viking…WOW! That would be like winning a Volvo to replace my Mazda! What an upgrade!

  294. jennybloodless says:

    Thank you so much for this contest!
    Good luck everyone!
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18687#msg18687

  295. Alyssa says:

    I am post #119 on the forum. Crossing my fingers!

  296. Cara says:

    Fun giveaway. My response is on my blog.
    http://summerfieldsense.blogspot.com/2010/08/serging-ahead.html

  297. Cara says:

    Fun giveaway. My response is on my blog.

  298. Heidi says:

    Well for starters, my life would be better because it would be more colorful and full of texture. I’d finally take a serious sewing class and not hangup any mistake or poor technique on my part to my cheap little sewing machine.

  299. Susan says:

    Nothin’ would be finer than to be in Carolina with a new Husqvarna Viking Serger just in time to make all those school clothes I promised my daughter for her junior year of high school. The serger I have now is 18 years old and I still use it, but, I’ve been eyeing some new Sergers and I have a feeling that this one would give me at least 20 years of making my dresses and designs perfectly stitched. Thank you for this opportunity!!

    Susan
    Charlotte, NC

  300. Jen Spilker says:

    Oh, I would have so much fun making clothes for my boys with a serger…and we all know that fun makes life better! Thank you…

  301. ~Helena~ says:

    I’d love a serger, don’t have one. I always double fold or use zigzag to finish clothing. Plus we never have the money to buy one anytime soon since my husband lost his job. maybe in my future there may be a seger out there.

  302. Gladys Blake says:

    It sure would be nice to have, to do seams and all those good and easy way it would com in handy to sew. I am a retired grandmother who does a lot of sewing for my kids. I also do a lot of volunteer projects that it would help in and be a lot faster.

  303. Marcia W. says:

    My life (and that of the 4 others who would “borrow” it) would be better with a serger. We are all tightening our belts and 3 of us can sew clothing – but we do not own a serger. Now that the grands are coming along, me, my mother, my sister-in-law, two nieces, and my nephews wife all want to make clothes for 2 expected babes, the expectant moms, and the grandnieces. We have nurseries and homes to decorate, clothing to make for ourselves, and the mending that comes with working on a farm. And, we have been watching the TV programs for making quilts and other items with a serger. The “serger guy” would get a workout!

  304. rhonda says:

    I would LOVE a serger…this has been on my wish list for years!! I love to make clothes for my 4 children and it has always been my wish to have a serger to make their clothes just perfect!! I would also feel better about the outfits I sell…sergers just give them a finished look!!

  305. THERESEA says:

    Gosh,this would be a dream come true!! Just being able to give a professional finish to those seams. Teenagers are really picky and this would help out a bunch. Actually, it would be a blessing.

  306. kelly jo says:

    Ooh! What an awesome giveaway – my post is here…

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18700#msg18700

  307. I can’t help myself I am obsessed with this contest. I have done another post, because I just can’t stop thinking of all the ways this serger can change my life.

    http://stitchesbyjeni.blogspot.com/2010/08/more-reasons-i-should-win-husqvarna.html

    Also just in case it helps I wanted to say that the panel of our Sew,Mama,Sew! Editorial Board members and staff are the most amazing, hansom/pretty, smart, funny people in the whole world. You are all so wise I am sure you will make the right decision. Wink, Wink!!!

  308. Taysha Riggs says:

    Life would be better with a serger cause I never would imagine I could afford one :-/ Whata great giveaway and oh the projects I would make :-)

  309. cece mama says:

    Oh I dream of having a serger again!!! I learned how to use one when I was in high school 17 years ago and loved it so much, I got to a point where I was able to make all of my own clothes! But then I graduated and stopped sewing because everything took so much longer to make without one. Oh the joy of having a serger again…Now that I have a little baby, I make all the clothes I can for her. It would be such a dream to have one of my very own! Because then I could make so much more!!! :)

  310. Caitlin Luccio says:

    Hopefully I’m doing this right. It’s reply number 116 if that helps.

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18692#msg18692

  311. Nancy says:

    I would love a new serger to help in the creativity of my new at home business. I am on a limited income and trying to find ways to supplement through sewing crafts and wares. My present serger is so difficult to operate and even takes over an hour to thread.

  312. MexicanStew says:

    I have been sewing since I was 11, so that makes it 46 years! My father took me to buy my first pattern, a pair of pull-on Bermuda shorts, 1964, cool fabrics, and a chubby girl that wanted what the skinny girls had. Well, I got what I wanted, because I did it myself!

    I took my Baby Lock Serger in just yesterday for service. It had been in storage for a few years. I was so embarrassed to put it on the counter! Then my eyes started wandering, OMG look at the NEW Sergers!

    This would be a wonderful replacement and I would love to give “serviced” Baby Lock to anyone out there that would like it! But, I gotta win this one first!

  313. Andrea M says:

    Are you kidding me? Owning a Husqvarna serger would be a DREAM!! I was just talking about buying a serger today with my sewing mentor, as she was teaching sewing camp to my 11 year old daughter and some other tween girls. Using a serger is taking your sewing to that next level-the difference between HOMEMADE and HANDMADE! I would love for my skirts, pajamas, etc. to have serged seams. Pinking shears are nice, but COME ON! So, here is my shameless attempt at creativity: “Serge, serge, serge your seams, serge them everyday, serge them up and serge them down, serge in everyway! (Hum to the tune of Row Row Row Your Boat) Thanks!

  314. MMOM says:

    I watch what my daughter in law does on her serger, and I know I really should have one. People say to me, “All the sewing you do, and you do not have a SERGER?????” That’s right. I do not have a serger. Having a serger would help me complete more projects faster and in a much neater, sturdier way. I would love to be able to serge the seams on the scrap quilts that I make for the homeless people of my area so that no matter the “abuse” the quilts take, they would hold up well. I would love to have one, and would certainly put it to good and constant use!

  315. Katherine says:

    I am posting from my in-laws computer…and having technical difficulty..but here is my post, #113 on the forum. :)

    Re: SMS Contest for Husqvarna s21 Serger
    Reply #113 on: Today at 03:29:07 PM

  316. Beverly Tayler says:

    My life would be so much better if this Mr. Husqvarna Viking s21 serger would finally enter my life. My current fella has not lived up to his promises. Yes I meet Mr. Bernina on Craigs List against the advice of all my friends, but I really thought we could work things out. I am tired Mr. Bernina’s late nights of not threading as promised. I am tired of the irregular stitching. I am ready for a new life with a new modern machine that will thread quickly, change attachements easily and sew smooth stitches with a press of a button or dial. I will let my old Mister down easily but refuse to pass him along to cause misery in someone elses life. His days of home wrecking are soon to over. Of course I would never let the little thing know or see what was coming.. just to be kind. So you can see I am ready for my hero to walk thru my door and save me from my countless hours of misery. Husqvarna Viking s21 I am waiting for you!

  317. Erin says:

    I would love to win this! I cut apart sweaters for pillows and a serger would make the whole process so much easier (and prettier!

    xo Erin

  318. Alana says:

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18682#msg18682

    Lucky #108! That has got to be a good sign :) Thank-you for such an amazing giveaway! Once again, you guys are the best!

  319. VeganGirl says:

    Sorry, that link doesn’t work. :( Here is a link that should work. http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18681#msg18681

  320. VeganGirl says:

    Here is the link to my post. Thanks for this opprotunity. http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40092;sa=showPosts

  321. RedHen says:

    Here’s my reply on the forum. #103

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18677#msg18677

  322. Sandie Russo says:

    I posted my entry response in your forum:

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18671#msg18671

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!!

    Sandie
    zaftig2k at yahoo dot com

  323. Nicole Barr says:

    oh dear god, I think people are entering for the giveaway by leaving comments on my blog post…despite the disclaimer at the top.

  324. sandy coffey says:

    The new husqvara viking serger would be a dream to help me with my church sewing. I love to make gowns for chilren’s hospital, dress salvation army dolls and sew quilts for chilren with cancer. This would speed up the sewing and I could get more accomplished.

  325. Melanie says:

    After two boys, I’m finally expecting a little girl! And I just can’t wait to finally let loose and sew up all the little dresses I’ve been dreaming about for the past five years. The only problem is that seam finishing on my basic machine takes soooo long! If I only had a serger, I could whip them out twice as fast. (And maybe the boys would even get some new clothes.) Bottom line, the more I could sew, the more fabric I could buy from Sew Mama Sew’s gorgeous selection.

  326. Lindsay says:

    Have posted my reply here: http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18669#msg18669

    Basically I’ve never tried one before but would love to have one.

  327. susi says:

    i can finally do my knits amazingly as well as the edges of my clothes! it would be the best new toy in awhile!

  328. Terri Waters says:

    Thank you for this amazing giveaway! I’ve let my readers know about it as well as published why I would like to win this! Please see the below link:

    http://quicktipssewing.blogspot.com/2010/08/sew-mama-sew-serger-giveaway.html

  329. Teresa Mc says:

    I would like to have a serger to help bring in income to my family. I lost my job through a company sell-out, and my husband’s job ended in January due to down-sizing in the company. He is working a part-time, minimum wage job currently. That income does not allow for purchasing a serger, although I have been looking for one to see what is out there. Having a serger would enable me to produce better quality hand-crafted products, which I am already making, more quickly than with my 1980′s sewing machine. It would cut my sewing time considerable, helping me to make more items. On the pleasure side, I would also like to have a serger to make clothes for our newborn granddaughter, our first grandchild, and for another one due in January and also to make gifts for friends. I know someone else may need one for a more valid reason than I, but I appreciate being considered. Thank you for the giveaway. It would be wonderful to win! (Not sure if I am posting this right!)
    Teresa Mc

  330. Arizona says:

    I work for Husqvarna Viking and can tell you that the S21 is an awesome machine! Congrats to whomever wins it! What is nice about the S21 is that it does the coverstitch and it’s easy to thread. I have a 936, which was the predecessor to the S25 and I love it. Vikings are great machines.

  331. Dacia says:

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18656#msg18656

    I hope I did that right… new to the forum, but glad you steered me there! I am comment #84

    Thanks!

  332. Laree says:

    I’ve wanted a serger for about 16 years now – ever since I really started sewing back in middle school!

    I would love to finally be able to really finish my edges – no longer worry about seams unraveling, and just bask in the glorious easiness of sergers!

  333. Paige says:

    I have wanted a serger for so long. Why??? My sewing would look more professional, I would save so much time, and, I would finally be able to make the Little Blue Boo serged dresses!!!

  334. Ivy says:

    I would *love* this serger! I’ve always wanted one!

  335. Linda Meziere says:

    My life would be better with a Serger because then I could sew clothes faster, leaving more time for Family and also I could more easily use those fabrics that ravel so horribly but that I love so much. Oh Serger, where were you when I was sewing those Satin Dresses for my Daughter’s wedding?

  336. Kadybug says:

    I would love to have a serger! I am working on several outfits right now and boy would a serger come in handy.

  337. Charity says:

    Please, please pick me! I have posted on my blog at http://twincess.blogspot.com/2010/08/sew-mama-sew-serger-giveaway.html about how much I would love to have this serger!

  338. Mellissa says:

    I have been learning to sew on a hand-me-down ancient machine that barely runs! It would be so wonderful to have a brand new serger, and would make sewing clothing for my two kids so much easier! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  339. snackcake_d says:

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18661#msg18661

    I hope I did this right….I’m reply #89 (p.6)

  340. Kate says:

    I don’t have a blog, so I will take a chance and answer here. My whole world of making clothing for myself would be different. I have attempted a few pieces, but even with French seams, I still find myself lusting after serged seams (in some cases). I think I would end up making a lot more of my clothing, and maybe even attempt something like nice slacks or blouses for work.

  341. Francine says:

    Hi!

    I’ve answered the question and here is the link to my answer..

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18664#msg18664

    It’s at the bottom of this page. I couldn’t get a link to the specific reply….just the page.

    Thanks.

  342. I posted my answer on your forum:
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18662#msg18662

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  343. maddie says:

    Ok…. here is my link http://freshstitches.blogspot.com/2010/08/serging-ahead.html to where I have posted about how a new serger would rock new sewing studio.. I think this follows the rules as stated!

    Good luck to everyone who is following the rules!
    maddie

  344. Heidi Myers says:

    what a great giveaway, oh how badly I want to win
    http://shetriestolearn.blogspot.com/2010/08/i-am-back.html

  345. Christy says:

    I would love to win this, I have never won anything in my life and this would be an honor to win. I could do soooooo many neat things with this,that I dont even know where to begin.I have 3 girls who is always ripping up something wether its there dresses,skirts, hats who knows it always something. So please pick me:)

  346. TJ says:

    My daughter and I have been sewing children’s clothing and handbags for friends and family. Several have indicated that they would pay us, but without a serged seam, I don’t feel that our product has the professional look it needs to accept payment. We could use the funds to purchase additional embellishments and fabric to continue what we do and help others. I love your website and want to encourage you to keep up the good work!!!! Thanks, my fingers are crossed!

  347. Steph says:

    My girls will only wear knits. Only. Nothing else. And I want to make something for them!

    I love knits too. I guess it’s where they get it from!

    And my mom guards her serger with her life. I asked to borrow it once, and her face turned pale, her eyes started darting around…while she will share a lot with me, her serger is off limits.

    Thanks for this totally awesome giveaway.

  348. Vivian says:

    I have always wanted a serger but have never been able to afford one! My husband and I are sending our 5th (and last) child off to college this fall and I would love to have this serger to be able to SEW, SEW, SEW, all types of projects with all types of fabrics, without worrying about seams being finished, etc. I began sewing in the 3rd grade on a Singer Treadle sewing machine. I was at my Grandmother’s for the summer and was inspired to make some fall school clothes! I have been sewing ever since! (Albeit WITHOUT a serger!!) I have grandchildren and would love to sew more for them, also. I REALLY want that serger! :)

  349. Suzanne Reed says:

    Q: How would your life be better with a new serger?

    A: With a new serger I could be the mama who sews for more than just my own child, I could help 200+ girls and boys chase their dreams.

    Reply #64 in the forum below

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18634#msg18634

    My daughter has started a lending closet for her local ice rink to help expand access to the sport of figure skating. (If you dear reader have gently used figure skating clothing to donate you can get the details on how to donate here. http://www.efsc.weebly.com )

  350. Jess says:

    Hmm…posting a link to my forum reply, let me see now… http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18647#msg18647 …did that work? Hope so. :) but just in case, here’s my answer here too:

    There was a time I thought I would never need a serger. Seemed too advanced for me. Then I got a pattern, which I have now made four times and will surely make again, for a baby sleep sack – it’s a great baby gift that impresses people without being too hard! But the trick is the pattern says to “serge or zigzag the edges”… so for now I’ve been sewing all my seams, and then going back over the raw edges in zigzag. It does the job, but it’s messy and time-consuming. I want to start making more wearable things for the kids… so the more time I can save, the more stuff I can sew!

    Plus, having another machine in the room would take me one step closer to fully taking over our “home office” as my sewing room!

  351. Carrie Ayn says:

    Oh my, how a serger would change my life! I would want to create more because I would be less frustrated and more efficient. I took several sewing classes in highschool, loved them….and the serger I was able to use everyday! I have always wanted one, this would be perfect!

  352. Wow, having a serger would be a dream come true. I have had a serger on my wish list for years, but haven’t been able to afford one. I’ve seen many ideas for using a serger and I understand a serger makes zipping through seams quick and easy. I have 7 grandchildren and sewing for them with a serger would make things go along faster. I also am a huge crafter and that opens up a whole new world for making my projects quickly. Thanks for the opportunity!

  353. I am blessed to own an older serger from the 1980s, but it can be a bit temperamental. I’d love to have a new and cooperative serger that I could use to teach students about the basics of serging. Thanks for the chance!

  354. Bonnie says:

    I work for a non for profit resdential treatment that puts on 2 musical each year. It is a very expensive project but brings so much to these students. Sometimes it is the first and maybe the last time that they will every experience being in a production like this. It builds so much self worth. I volunteer with making costumes for the productions. It would help us so much to have a serger for all those late nights that we spend making cosutmes after work. Maybe we could get home a little sooner if we had a serger.

  355. Tracy M says:

    I’ve been making quilts for about 10 years. I’ve been wanting to branch out and work with fabric in other ways too. We have 3 daughters & I would love to be able to expand my sewing to clothing, bags and other accessories for them. A serger would be a WONDERFUL tool to help push me in that direction!

  356. zhanna says:

    I would love to win this!!!! i have been using a sewing machine that i bought at a yard sale, so this would make a huge difference for me !

  357. Liz says:

    my sewing machine is an old (oooooooolllllld) viking husqvarna that has been making ominous noises and may need to be replaced…so there’s that expense coming up…and i have been wanting a serger as i’ve been sewing more and more garments.

  358. I am so worked up about this contest. It is all I can think of since I saw the post this morning. It truly is the answer to my prayers. I am going to put all my eggs in this basket, since I have no other baskets to spread my eggs around in anyway. I love that it isn’t just a random drawing. I feel like Viking and Sew, Mama, Sew was thinking just of me when they put this give away together. Please help me to get my sewing business off the ground by giving me the serger. If sadly I do not win, check out my blog posts It will be all begging for a Viking this month! http://stitchesbyjeni.blogspot.com/

  359. There must be 50 ways to need a serger…I sing 50 ways to need a serger

    I have boys who ripe out their knees GEEEZ then make their blown outs pants into shorts.

    I sew for a living and have only a zig zag stitch to make my seams lay flat. Then trim the bulk by hand MAN.

    oh there must be 50 ways to need a serger.

    I have a naked cat not named jack but frank, he croons every day “I am cold… Please hold” resulting in scratches down my back …MACK.

    Pillow cases to make …with matching pajama bottoms every Christmas Eve Steve.

    Blind hem skirts to wear to work.

    ……must I really have to tell you there must be 50 ways to want a serger……

    You get the picture! Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. I have long since been frightened by the sew and cut of a serger….but I have stopped or not even started countless projects because I DID not have a serger. I longingly covet every one I come across with their tension knobs that call out to me…the thread that twists its way through the numerous guides…oh I lust for a serger!

  360. Sheri says:

    And here’s my forum post link! :) Good luck to all entering.

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18646#msg18646

  361. nicke cutler says:

    i would be so happy to have a serger. i have been saving for one for some time now! i would love to be able to serge the edges of my quilts before i bind them. i think it would make is SOOOOOO much easier!!!

  362. Angela says:

    Ooops, copied the post not the link! Here’s the link I think :)

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18644#msg18644

  363. Angela says:

    I have wanted a serger for so long – I love making Halloween costumes and some of the kid’s clothes and HATE having to do the turn-hem-twice thing to eliminate those raw edges. I may even give a skirt a try for myself if I had a serger. My life would be so much better without nasty raw edges :)

  364. Joanna says:

    Hmmm…whose life wouldn’t be better with a serger. I have a serger now, but it’s a cheapy and I would love a quality one to match my sewing machine. I love sergers!

  365. Here’s my reply:
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=145;sa=showPosts

    or maybe this link might work better:
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18642#msg18642
    My reply is #72. Gulp. I can see that competition is going to be tough…

  366. jenn hill says:

    I do a ton of sewing with linen which frays and would be much easier to work with if I had a serger.

  367. Julie M Thompson says:

    I have wanted a serger for quite some time now. I see all the beautiful projects that people have made using them. I would be able to make much nicer doll clothes for my daughters and neices. I would finally venture into making dresses for my little girls. I just “graduated” to a “big girl” sewing machine and would love to add a serger to my tools!

  368. Lisa says:

    im really not sure. I would definitely learn though!

  369. thedalyn says:

    Here it is. But, I may have to take some pictures to achieve full effect.

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18640#msg18640

  370. kelly says:

    a serger would totally change my sewing! i want to make all-in-one cloth diapers, but without a serger it just takes too long. i’d love to be able to give my dresses a more professional finish, make quick baby gifts for friends, etc..

  371. Janice says:

    Oh the places I could go with my own lovely serger. I dream of this daily.

  372. carolyn says:

    A new serger of this quality would be a dream come true..sewing quiets my soul, with this serger life would be better.

  373. Shirley Clark says:

    I posted my answer here. This is a fabulous giveaway! I’m reply #67

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?action=post;topic=3812.0;num_replies=65

  374. Holly Walsh says:

    My little sewing/crafting circle of friends and I all dream of getting a serger. If I won one, we could all use it! We already share the use of a few heavy duty machines for denim and vinyl bag making. I’d finally be able to make clothes out of jersey and knits! We could more easily make clothes for our kids! It would be a revelation.

  375. Carla Finley says:

    Hope I’ve done this right. I’m number 62 on page 5. It wouldn’t let me grab just my comment.
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.60

  376. JJ says:

    How wouldn’t it be better!?!? All the projects that would go so much more quickly and smoothly if I had a serger….please, please, please!

  377. Ellen says:

    How could my life NOT be better with a serger? I’ve never used one but can imagine the possibilities of clothing, quilts, stuffed toys. Not to mention sewing with speed!

  378. Allison S. says:

    My life would be better with a serger because I would finally have the courage to tackle something I’m dying to work with: knits. Oh, knits–the thought of comfy yet stylish clothes for myself, my husband and my nieces fills me with joy. I’m crossing my fingers–thanks for the opportunity!!

  379. Rose says:

    Wow! There’s a gazillion ways life would be better with a Husqvarna Viking Serger. I’m starting my own business soon and would love to add blankets, tablecloths, cloth diapers, children’s clothing…oh the options are endless!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win a great quality item from a high quality company!! *Keeping fingers crossed!

  380. Angel says:

    Wow, what a great giveaway! I have a new baby coming in September (#3) for us…I’ve been thinking about sewing some contour cloth diapers, but with a serger, crafting fun can be endless! Pick me! Help a new mama out! ;) With 3 kids to chase it will be harder to fit in my sewing time…make every minute count!

  381. My life would be easier with a serger because I am in the process of learning to sew. My grandma is going to help me this winter, so a serger would help us a lot!

  382. Angela says:

    My life would be better with a serger because I can branch out into doing more clothing sewing. I have been quilting for years and have only recently branched out into more clothing sewing. Having a serger would make sewing clothing a lot eater and make my goods look a lot more professional.

  383. Myrnie says:

    I actually have a serger that works just fine for my limited sewing…but my sister would be a speed demon if she had a new serger to help with all the dresses, toys, and blankets she makes!

  384. Wendymoon says:

    Life with a serger… I imagine it would change completely how I sew. It would make some things faster and open up possibilities to make things that I just can’t do with my sewing machine. Serger me please!

  385. Erika says:

    Finishing projects quickly and professionally using a serger is a dream of mine. I really want to sew for family and friends and having gifts look professional and beautiful. I also want to be able to sew clothing for my husband and I. I’ve been lusting over sergers lately, but alas they are out of the current budget :-(

  386. Nicole Schultz says:

    What an awesome giveaway. I have really wanted to add a serger to my sewing “stuff,” but just haven’t had the money to invest in one. It would definitely open the door for lots of new and fun projects!!!!

  387. Rebecca says:

    My current serger is from the 1980s and has seen better days. The tension is wonky and it doesn’t like to sew certain fabrics. I love to sew with knits and a new serger would make my life so much better. I’m starting Fashion Design school in the Fall and this will make my garments so much prettier too!

  388. julie otto says:

    Oh my- just imagine…
    clothes
    projects
    crafts
    gifts
    costumes
    the list could go on and on and on….

  389. Connie L says:

    I have been sewing for a few years now and have recently been desiring a serger. Oh to cut and finish and edge at the same time, I can imagine the possibilities! Recently a convert to knits, I can see how a serger would give my projects that special finishing touch.

  390. Cindy says:

    My life would be better with a serger because it would make all of my clothes look so much more polished. I have been dying to get one after the third- or fourth-hand serger I inherited from an aunt fell apart after making one blouse! The blouse turned out perfectly, and I would love to be able to sew an entire wardrobe with a serger.

  391. Kimmie S says:

    I believe if I had a serger I could get an etsy shop going so someday I can quit my job and be a stay at home momma! Hey, a girl has to have a dream right?

  392. Quyen says:

    My life would be easier with a serger because it would be much easier to sew knits.

  393. Abby says:

    Thank you for the great givaway! My link in the forum: http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18626#msg18626

  394. Jenn says:

    If I owned a serger, I would curse less, create more, and sleep better. For example, night before last I decided to make a friend a hooded towel for their expected little one. I was given one by a family friend (who owns a serger and uses it well!) so I used it as my guide. She used a bath towel and 1/2 a hand towel and simply stitched them together. Without a serger, I needed to double fold and sew the cut end of the hand towel and then somehow sew over those folds and the bath towel to stitch together. This meant sewing over 6 layers of terry cloth. My machine wanted NOTHING to do with this. I broke 2 needles, had to remove the presser foot and turn off the feed dogs, and eventually had my husband manning the reverse lever while I walked the needle through the fabric. Turn, adjust fabric, turn, adjust fabric, turn… It took forever. There was great amounts of cursing (I’m glad the boy was sleeping!) and I swore I would never make another until I got a serger to make it infinitely easier. And I didn’t sleep very well that night because my wrists and arms were aching. Who knew sewing could be such a work out!

  395. Jessi J. says:

    It’s not my life that would be better or improved by this machine, it’s my mother-in-law’s life that would be improved, I would love to win this for her! She is so special and talented. She makes almost all the clothes her grand-children wear! All 8 of them! and I think that this would be a wonderful thank you gift from all of us!

  396. jennie says:

    knits! my very basic kenmore sewing machine does not love to sew knits. a serger is on my wish list!

  397. What a wonderful question to have to answer! Check out my response in my blog!

  398. colleen says:

    I’ve never owned a serger and would LOVE to win this prize. To be able to produce finished edges would look so pro and also cut my time in half while sewing children’s clothing and my handbags! Thanks Husqvarna Viking for being so generous and offering this give away!

  399. To serge or not to serge…. serging in my opinion is the only way to go if you can that is. I currently own a serger and would love love love to have a brand spankin new Viking! Oh the possibilities are endless with a serger. It would streamline my projects!

  400. Shorty says:

    Of course I would love to win! Here’s a link to my blog for my entry… Thanks for the opportunity!

    http://securityville.blogspot.com/2010/08/wanna-serge.html

  401. Lisa Leavitt says:

    My life would be better because I am disabled and sewing is such a great creative outlet for me. I can’t clean house and cook all day long so my crafts are the way I express myself. Sewing gives me a sense of accomplishment, it makes me feel that I can contribute. With a serger, I would be able to tackle all sorts of new projects! I already have a book on sergers that has given me all sorts of great ideas. Just think, I would be able to conquer all of those raveling edges!

  402. I am a working mom of two, and sewing is my creative outlet that helps me keep my sanity, even if things get a bit crazy around here sometimes. Finding time for that happens mostly long after dark, unfortunately. Owning a serger would really help me speed up those sewing projects (I am very lucky in that both my kids love wearing handmade stuff, so I have a looooong list of “orders” in the studio), and give them such a nice finish.

    Also, I have been inventing and sewing crazy costumes for both of my children for Halloween since they were babies, and the older they get, the more elaborate the costume ideas (try “mexican jumping bean”), so owning a serger would really help me wrestle those crazy stretchy fabrics into shape more easily :-)

  403. peanut says:

    Does the voltage issue really mean this is not open to residents of Canada?

  404. Holly says:

    I have a serger that I occasionally take out and force to work, then return it to the closet in despair. Think of the guilt I would be saved of the wasted serger.

  405. danette says:

    to serge, or not to serge … well that is just not a question.
    I would love to have a Viking serger, all bright, shiny and new. Everytime I would use it, I would think of Sew Mama Sew and rush to the web to order more fabulous fabric. :)

  406. Kathy Rambow says:

    I would love to have a serger! I can think of all the projects I could do!

  407. Kathleen says:

    I make lots of things that would be so much easier with a serger. I put together sets of tablecloths and napkins as gifts (shower, birthday, etc.) and take great pains making sure the hems are perfect. With a serger, this would be a snap. I also repurpose jeans for aprons and serging the cut edges would eliminate raveling. My sewing machine gets a workout. A serger would make my finished projects look even better. Thanks so much for this offer.

  408. GAYLE RUSH says:

    HI. Several years ago I was hit by a lady in my car and became disabled. I have a degree and was a chef but my brain injury and severe fibromyalgia makes it necessary to work from my home when I am feeling well. I have gone as far as I can with my sewing ne through vocational rehabilitation and plan to take more advanced online sewing lessons to eventuallly sell my clothes to online business. I live on about $650 per month and a serger would allow me to further my sewing abilities and products. I would be so grateful to win the serger to improve my products and eventually be able to support myself instead of relying on government monies and food stampts. sincerely yours, gayle rush

  409. Amy says:

    I have never been able to try a serger but I have always wanted to, I think it could make the things that I sew look so much more professional. I would love to win it!

  410. Trina says:

    Wow, this is like a reading-comprehension giveaway! Love it! back with a link later ;)

  411. Susan says:

    Here is my post:

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18614#msg18614

    I would love a Husqvarna serger. They’re really high end!!

  412. Lucy B says:

    I might actually start all the clothing projects in my head and finish the crafty ones I’ve started!

  413. jana says:

    A serger would make my life better by eliminating the need to sew, trim, the zigzag my seams!

  414. stacy says:

    I have always thought a serger would take my sewing to the next level, especially with garments, and help with my quest to make more clothes that my children will actually want to wear! What fantastic, dream giveaway!

  415. Carrie Overman says:

    My life would be better with a serger because I could finally make some of the knit tops and dresses I love on Lil’ Blue Boo!

  416. mary jane yoder says:

    What a wonderful machine! I have dreamed of having a serger with all the the attachments. I own a serger now that I’ve had for some sixteen years and is on the way out. Just to think what I could do with this one. This would a dream machine for me. Wishing, hoping, praying that it will come my way. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

  417. Denise Park says:

    I posted about the giveaway on my blog nittinfool.blogspot.com

  418. heather b says:

    oh,YES! Life would be so much easier with a serger – sometimes it takes me so long to sew just thinking about how to finish seams!!

  419. Maggie says:

    *Drool* My life would be better with a serger because I could sew knits without tearing my hair out! I’m much happier when I’m not bald.

  420. Christine says:

    I have a Husqvarna Viking sewing machine right now and I lovelovelove the brand. My life would be better with a serger because I would be more willing to make and alter my own clothing since I am convinced serging the edges would make the clothing more durable and less likely to rip while I wear them! I am pretty short (a mere 5 foot even) and I need to hem everything I wear. I’d love to be able to make my own clothing that actually fit from the get go.

  421. isi says:

    My life would be better with a serger because it would make me smile everytime I finished a beautiful new creation on a beautiful new machine! xxx

  422. Rhyah says:

    Oh my! What a fantastic giveaway!! I always seem to have problems with my serger. Even after being serviced it still gives me trouble. I’m guessing working with a brand new Husqvarna would put all of those troubles behind me! :)

  423. Kate says:

    Wow. What a contest! I am -desperate- for a serger. I have an alert on my email whenever one comes up on Craigslist! I am due in October, and after two cloth diapered babies, my diaper supply has sadly dwindled. I need to sew a LOT more diapers in the next few months! And of course it wouldn’t hurt to be able to whip up some knit maternity clothes for me! Oh yeah, and uh… some clothes for my kids too. Ha, pretend I said that first- clothes for my two lovely daughters. Obviously!

  424. Carol says:

    I would love to have a new serger! It would feel right at home with my Husqvarna Viking sewing machine!

  425. Amy W says:

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.30

    Reply #37 by RooMamaSews

  426. Abbey says:

    MMM OK, so right now I have the privilege of borrowing my Mother in Laws serger while they serve a mission… however, when that time is up, I do’t know what I will do without it! I LOVE the thing!

  427. Jean Necheles says:

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?action=helpadmin;help=see_member_ip
    Oh, would I love to be the winner :)

  428. Sonicka says:

    If I had a new serger, I would spend more time with all the cute knit fabrics coming out now, like the Patty Young knits!

  429. Lauren says:

    A serger would sure help me in my tiny little business of making surgical scrub caps. I do fine with my current machine, but using a serger would eliminate a seam finishing step I currently do. Maybe it would allow me to expand my business, by improving my manufacturing process.

    Well, of course, it would be fun to learn and play with, too!!

  430. Karen Vincent says:

    My life would be better with a serger because when we have sewing class at my church (First United Pentecostal Church of Leesville) I would be able to work on projects because I am always letting someon who is learning how to sew use my sewing machine. I also would be able to make more dresses,and clothing items to sell to help pay off some of my husbands doctor bills!Not to mention all the fun I would have and no one at sewing has one therfore others could learn how to use one as well. Thank you.

  431. Katie Cox says:

    Oops — I meant inside out…well and usually backwards too!

  432. Anne says:

    I sew a lot of garments. Life would be so good with a serger in my sewing room. Thanks for the chance. WOW

  433. Katie Cox says:

    If I had a serger, when my children wear their handmade clothes backwards (which is fine with me, hey, they got dressed on their own!) they won’t look quite so rag tag!

  434. Dara says:

    My life would easier with a serger because I just started to teach women at my church how to sew quilts for Project Linus. We want to help out with the children in the burn unit.

  435. Darla says:

    What a giveaway! I would love to make clothing a bit faster than my current snail pace. I love making napkins and place mats, curtains, skirts for my daughter, pillowcases, you name it…I would love to be able to zip along a bit faster. Also, my daughter is nine and really loves sewing projects. I could be such a sewing role-model with Husqvarna Viking Serger (like Grandmas)!

  436. My life would be better because I could get projects done faster, and I could add another baby blanket design to my list!

  437. Jenifer Cowles says:

    My life would be better with a new serger because the one I have right now was handed down to me from my Mom, who got it from my Grandma. It is probably one of the first ones that came out on the market. Problem is, is that it is not always reliable. No matter what I do or have it serviced it isnt at the quality that I desire. I would love a chance to win. Thanks so much for this opportunity.

  438. Bethany Hannafon says:

    Here is my link:

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.30

  439. bwilliams says:

    Currently I am working with a Kenmore machine my husband purchased for me when our children were single-digit-aged; they are now in their thirties. A newer/better machine is definitely on my wish/need list. I want to be able to do more sewing for my five grandsons, as well as for myself. A serger would make my work quicker and easier, and since I am in the throes of grad school, a FREE serger would be a true blessing. I would love to win the machine, but if I don’t, I’m sure whoever gets it will be as thrilled as I would be.

  440. Boy, would this make my life easier. I’ve got the oldest, worn out serger, but I’ve got to use it as I’m a dressmaker. A new one would help out so much!

  441. Tatina says:

    What wouldn’t be different? I could do so much more if only I had a serger.

  442. Alyssa L. says:

    Thanks so much! Here is a link to my reply:
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18597#msg18597

  443. Jeanne W. says:

    This is awesome! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I posted on the Forum: http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18587#msg18587 (I hope I did that right!)

  444. Heather McKenzie says:

    Oh where to begin! My life would be soooo much easier because I am presently sewing a lot of childrens garments and yoga/athletic stretchy stuff for myself and my children. I am working on a very basic machine (I’m a single mom and new sewer = little money):)
    I have wanted a serger for some time, but the cost has been prohitive. I have done some research, and it appears that serging gives a more finished seam, and I’m assuming a more sturdy garment. With a rambunctious five year old, and an equestrian sixteen year old; sturdy is goood!!!!!!!

  445. Lina says:

    I would love to have my very own serger! There are several knit patterns I’d like to try but I’m frightened to attempt because they say that a serger should be used for best results.

  446. kerri says:

    Ahh, a new serger would allow me to still have hair! As it is, I yank out chunks of it. Over the past year, I have thrown myself into garments and the improvement is encouraging…right up until I get to finishing seams. My machine is great but even it gets tired when whacking away at the rapidly shredding seam allowances with its little zigzag. I would love love love a serger, especially since I’m trying to master knits on my own. SMS is a constant inspiration visually, but in this case, you would actually BE here helping! I hope whoever wins LOVES it!

  447. kami mcgladrey says:

    My life would be better with a new serger because I would have a detailed manual to tell me how it works!!

  448. Evelyn Dalton says:

    I have never owned a serger so I am always commenting to my husband how a serger would improve my life!! I know how much time and effort a serger would save me when putting many projects together. I currently have to zigzag edges (blah!) and I was just this morning thinking of making a big stack of washable napkins or wipes for quick clean ups, etc and was dreaming of just serging the edges and being done with it. What a huge blessing a serger would be in my life. I’m impatiently waiting for the email letting me know that I’m the winner of this Husqvarna machine!! (we currently own a weed eater and chain saw made by Husqvarna which gave me a chuckle!)

  449. Erin says:

    It would be SO nice to have the nice finished inside seams that a serger could do.
    Thanks for a chance to win!

  450. laura says:

    hrm. I hope I’m doing this right

    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18588#msg18588

  451. Kerri Kowal says:

    Sorry… too stupid to read the instructions about where to post my answer AND too stupid to figure out how to post a link to my comment in the discussion thread.

  452. Bobbie23nc says:

    I’m going to be a grandmother for the first time in February next year. My serger was included when I purchased a new machine thirty years ago when my daughter was born. A serger makes all the difference when sewing for children. I could use a new one!

  453. Valerie says:

    My life would be better because hemming wouldn’t take so long!!

  454. Kerri Kowal says:

    I have been wanting a serger for so long! My life would be better with a serger because I could finally make up some tunics out of some gauzelike fabrics I bought a couple of years ago. When I saw how much the edges unraveled, I knew only a serger would do the job.

  455. Michelle says:

    Hi there,

    I posted in the forum since I don’t have the attention span to blog.. I’m reply number 14 here: http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.0

    Michelle (aka michelou)

  456. Josh says:

    My life would be better because my wife would be so excited she would probably pee her pants. She has this terrible old serger that is a nightmare to thread, and drives her nuts. She is a hard working stay at home mommy of three and it would be amazing to give her a gift like this that would make her just a little easier.

  457. Erica Ferguson says:

    I am reply #11 over here:
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18580#msg18580

  458. amy says:

    I do not have my own blog, but posted in the forum. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  459. Here’s mine! You can see I’m slightly wack-o/psyched about this contest!

  460. EASIER-MORE FUN–CHALLENGE ME!
    I have been drooling over sergers for about a year and have so many ideas. I think the first things I would make would be knit infant hats for our local non-profit Athens Birth Circle (http://www.athensbirthcircle.com) (as a giving back project), then I would just start challenging myself to new ideas and finally tackle cloths making for my kids and the new baby on the way!

  461. Sarah Rachelle says:

    I would takle all of my unfinished sewing projects and save a ton of time in the process!

  462. Celaina says:

    My old serger is so difficult to keep consistent that it literally sits in the closet unused for at least 4 years. I had owned a serger previously for about 15 years so I knew how to operate one…but this one has a grudge against me :). I know I would sew so much more, especially for my two little granddaughters if I had one that worked. And I have just recently come to admire Viking. I acquired an old Viking Classica at a thrift store that runs like a dream!

  463. Dana says:

    Oh my!! I think having a serger would be amazing!!
    I am just getting into making clothes for my 7mo daughter, everything I read says to serger the edges to keep the garment from unraveling and helping it to last longer!!
    I can’t even imagine winning, that would just be awesome!!!

  464. Bonnie says:

    What a great contest! Here is a link to the post in which I explain how my life will be TRANSFORMED if I win:
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18577#msg18577

  465. Mary says:

    I hope I am linking this correctly to my forum answer… http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18576#msg18576

  466. Jill Pierce says:

    If i had a serger I would sew at in my own home. I always end up sewing at my Mom’s house so I can use her serger.

  467. Husqvarna is the “Cadilac” make that “Whatever the best is anymore” of sewing machines/sergers. I would love to win this machine. It is something I have dreamed of.
    Debbie

  468. Jena says:

    There are so many crafting/sewing projects that I could do with a serger. My life would be better because it would be more fun (more sewing/crafting = more fun, right?).

  469. angelina says:

    oh well who wouldnt want a serger!! i would go back and serge all of my frizzily edges!

  470. Laura says:

    How would y life be better with a serger? I can only think of all the time I would save!!! So much time saved by not ironing, or double turning, pinning, etc. Makes me happy just thinking about it!

  471. Linda Murphy says:

    There once was a lady with dreams,
    Who sewed some ravely seams.
    A serger was needed.
    The directions she heeded.
    “Hope to win that serger!” she beams.

    This is the 2nd copy of mine……..I left out the 2nd set of quotation marks! As a retired Language Arts teacher it made me cringe!

  472. Phyllis says:

    I have been looking for Serger’s for a little bit now, I dont know which would be the best to buy, I have 12 grand kids and 9 yes, 9 are girl’s, having a serger would be so awesome for time saving not to mention an inspiration to sew more. I could get more done and help my 4 kids save money on dresses for church as well as school, all but one is in school and it is so costly to buy everything for them, I have been sewing for over 40 yrs so I have the experience to do the sewing but the aging is making it harder to get it done,I have more backaches and neck aches than ever now, I still try tho! I think this would also be a nice heirloom to pass down to my only daughter, I cant see my 3 boys wanting it. Thanks for the opportunity to enter, I would totally love it and take great care of it, I have had my own sewing machine for 41 yrs now and that’s the one I use now, sincerely, Phyllis

  473. Linda Murphy says:

    There once was a lady with dreams,
    Who sewed some ravely seams.
    A serger was needed.
    The directions she heeded.
    “Hope to win that serger! she beams.

  474. Momto6 says:

    That’s the ticket!

  475. min says:

    I posted an answer on your forum. It is good to be steered back there because I forget to use it. Thanks!
    http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=3812.msg18570#msg18570

  476. Hatzin Escalante says:

    My life would be better with a new serger because life is short amd time runs out and before you know it that project you’ve been working on for months is still in prices and your child keeps growing! I make my daughters clothes and costumes and I’d love to have a serger with pre programmer stitches it would make my life of sewing much easier and I could sew sew much more!

  477. Angela says:

    oh my gosh! I have been dreaming of owning a serger for some time now. Oh the things I could create with it. I think it would make my clothes look so professional. And no more tedious manual finishing of seams. So cool! I think I want to tackle some swimwear with it, too. That would be fun!

  478. My life would be better with a Husqvarna Viking serger in the following ways: I would finally be able to create all the wonderful, inspired creations that have been rumbling around in my head for decades. I have only been able to afford used basic machines for most of my life and would dearly love to really let loose and create in a way I can only dream of now. Winning a machine like a Husqvarna Viking serger would be a dream come true. I would benefit and my community would benefit; my creations would be a reflection of the inspiration they provide me.

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