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Contests & Prizes : Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine! (Contest Expired)

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If you've been following thecraftsdept.com, you've read about our new Fabric Crafts Encyclopedia which launches this Thursday.  You may even be attending Stitchfest, or following our live Twitter feed.   It's all so exciting, we're giving away the Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine!!

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This is a serious machine, for a serious crafter. We don't even have one in our craft room. Use your own computer to edit and transmit designs directly to the embroidery machine. Download designs from the web, work from a CD, or create your own designs by using the included software.

The Futura offers 120 Built-in Embroidery Designs, 100 Stitch Patterns including Basic, Decorative and Stretch. More details about the Futura and its extensive capapbilities here.

Want your own? Leave a comment in fifty words or less explaining the first project you'd make with the Futura, along with your complete name and valid email address. All comments must be received by 6 PM Wednesday, 3/31. We’ll choose one commenter at random to win.

See official rules here. Please be aware, comments may take time to show up on our site.

Comments (3,121)

  • The first project I'd make would be a set of baby gifts for my 1st grandchild; my hope is that this large set of items will also be a prototype for a set of products I'd like to sell. What a great machine!

  • I would make nursery decor (pillow, curtains, wall hangings, etc.) for my first baby, due in July!

  • when i was little my mom made my sisters and i embroidered initials, which hung above our beds. i would like to make my mom a set.

  • Oh, I've never had my own sewing machine before! I would love to use it to try some quick sewing projects I've been eyeing. Usually I have to sew everything by hand, so even a simple throw pillow is a daunting task!

  • What a fabulous machine! I'm still chugging away on an ancient Singer and desperately need a new machine! I'd sew the bishop romper I'm about to begin for my grandaughter's first birthday outfit!

  • I would sew my wedding dress. My Grandmother and my Mum designed and sewed theirs. I would like to carry on the tradition. It would also be great for sewing favors and decorations for my big day.

  • What an amazing machine and giveaway! My first project would be fairly simple, but overdue - embroidered dish towels. I am on my last set of MS day-of-the-week towels and haven't been able to find replacement so I guess that means I have to make my own. Every kitchen should have embroidered daily towels! I bet this machine would be perfect for them and summer dresses and table linens and bedding and curtains and...I think it's time to head down to the craft room. :)

  • Ooooh! I'd love one of these! I think I would make a dress for each of my nieces complete with embroidery of their favorite things!

  • The first project I'd do would be monogrammed onesies for my best friend's baby (her first, a little girl, due end of May)!!! We've been best friends since we were 5 years old (20 years ago this summer). They'd match the custom painted onesies I just made for her.

  • I'd use to make a quilt for my son! I've had such a hard time finding a quilt that I could buy, and now I've gotten up the courage to do it myself!

  • Oh please, I would love that!

  • My girlfriend that I've known since 1989 is having twins, so I would make some heirloom blankets... one for a boy and one for a girl. Then, I'd embroider some flowers on a plain pencil skirt I have. What an awesome machine!

  • Oh man...if I won this I would so tackle a sewing project for my 5 wk. old son. I'm thinking a baby memory blanket with quilt squares with random embroidery words and images that depict special moments throughout his first year.

  • I would love to be able to embroider my children's names on all kinds of things! I would probably go overboard, but it sure would be fun!

  • I would make personalized backbacks for my nephews and some custom burp cloths for my best friend's new arrival!

  • I'd embroider some sheets - a nice little decadent surprise for my fiance for when we FINALLY move in together!

  • As a high school math teacher, I would first use the Futura to make a beautiful wall hanging for my classroom. I envision a colorful tapestry embroidered with formulas, fractions, and geometric designs (inspired by the Shasiko posting), which would serve as an inspirational visual to motivate my students’ mathematical creativity.

  • I would make baby items for my first baby due in August!

  • I would monogram everything I've got!! I think monogramming makes things look expensive. :)

  • If I won this machine, my first creation would be a new top for my daughter embroidered to celebrate her first birthday, then new dog beds embroidered with each dog's name.

  • If I had this machine, I think that everything I make would have some sort of embroidery or decorative stitch on it! For my first project with this machine, I would embroider my nephew's initial "W" on his tie onesie.

  • i would LOVE to make creative items as gifts for family and friends. Lord willing, we will be moving into our own place soon and my brain is exploding with all the fun i could have with an embroidery machine :) curtains, dish towels, wall art, sundresses, ties... EXCITING!

  • As an out of work architect, I would use The Future to embroider our invitations for our November wedding. I found some great images that would look great on an invitation and even better with thread!

  • What project wouldn't I make! There are so many to choose from . . . maybe a quilt for my little girl.

  • I'd make team shirts for my Cystic Fibrosis Fundraising team, Hope for Hannah!

  • Wow! What couldn't I make with this machine! I would definitely design greeting cards and scrapbooks. I think my first project will be designing Rehearsal Dinner invitations for my son's wedding in June.

  • All I can say is that I NEED this machine! I have a bunch of home dec projects that I would like to complete including the making of place mats, napkins, and wall decorations. Also, I am sure that when I receive my new Fabric Crafts Encyclopedia at Stitchfest this Thursday, that there will be many more projects I can and WILL use this machine for!!

  • Wow, that's really an amazing giveaway! My first sewing projects were made on my grandfather's old Singer, so I would love to have my own one day :) Anyway, my first project probably will be personalized towels for my friend's kids. Their birthday is coming soon.

  • I know at least half a dozen people who have had in the last month or who will have a baby in the month so I'm up to my ears in making baby quilts- would love to add some embroidered monograms to them!

  • My aunt has had a calligraphied poem in her kitchen for years-- it's their family prayer. I'd like to find a prayer that fits my family and embroider and frame it :)

  • I would make tooth fairy pillows, as my oldest daughter just turned 5! Hope I win!

  • I would love to make a quilt with some of my husbands old band T-shirts. I would love to embroider a few of his favorite band logos to include.

  • I do a craft class with our local senior center and I haven't been able to do any sewing projects since my old machine went capooie! I can't afford to replace it and there are so many projects to do!It would be fabulous

  • My first project would be Mr. and Mrs. embroidered towels for me and my finace. I would use this machine everyday! nothing would go unembroidered. :)

  • I would LOVE to make "craft aprons" for me and my craft buddies so we can wear them on our craft nights! =)

  • What a great machine!! I think the first project I would do would be pillows for my bed. We are in need of some new spring pillows!

  • I would love to make home decor items with this machine, including embroidered napkins!

  • What a fantastic giveaway! I would love to use it to make personalized onesies for all the wonderful babies coming into my life in the next few months. Oh, and some embroidered napkins for wedding gifts and mother’s day.

  • Wow! For so long, I have been so envious of a friend who has one of these, wishing I could afford one. I would embroider beautiful scrolly monograms on linen for wedding gifts - sachets, pillows, shoe bags - I love them in tone on tone embroidery. This is an amazing prize.

  • I would love to make some monogrammed pillows for the bedroom. Most of the sewing we do anymore is for the shop so having my own embroidery machine would be great!

  • I would love to make a set of throw pillows for the living room, each with a unique embroidered motif designed by me! Having the ability to embroider custom designs would provide so many options!

  • Where would I begin? Maybe a patchwork quilt with embroidered tiles? Or maybe create some custom artwork of NYC landmarks and embroider them onto onesies? So many projects so little time!

  • I would embroider a set of cocktail napkins to give as a housewarming present for some friends who are in the process of buying their first home.

  • I would design ABC blocks and make an ABC quilt with it.

  • I would LOVE this. Cross my fingers and hope to die :) My very first project...hmmm. Embroider pillows! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Congrats on your new book! Can't wait to get my copy :) This machine simply takes my breath away! If I have the good fortune of winning one, I would make a FAMILY TREE QUILT. Each fabric square will be different & each square will have the name of each family member. I'll make one for both my father's side & mother's side of the family and it will make its grand debut one Christmas (when I finish it). I want to see each member look for his or her "square"! We'll put it on display in our Grandparents' home :)

  • I know exactly what I'd make with this machine. I would design my own embroidery patterns -- maybe from drawings that I scan. I would then embroider fabric (or experiment with paper?!) that I would use as cover material for a handmade book.

    Sarah

  • The first thing I'd do is embroider little animals on ankle socks. Random, right? I'd also love to embroider my kids' drawings onto fabric to make into quilt blocks!

  • I would love to make personal monogram for pillows and towels to be given to friends and family as gifts.

  • I have been hand embroidering monograms on pajama pockets. I have been thinking about monogramming our dinner napkins with matching dish towels and a table runner. How quick and beautiful it would all turn out with this amazing machine.

  • I would love to make some printed tote bags for my friends, with embroidered initials in script... love it!

  • I would make pretty lacy embroidered things for my niece. And put dinosaurs on everything for my nephew. Then start on mine and my husband's wardrobes...

  • I would like to monogram towels and napkins and pillow cases for me and my sister.

  • If I were lucky enough to win this machine, my first project would definitely be customized quilt labels. I hate printing them on the computer and I hate hand embroidering them (because they don't look finished enough). This machine would make some baller quilt labels.

  • Oh, goodness, what wouldn't I make?! :) I'd love to embroider tea towels, pillows, handkerchiefs...everything!

  • Oh my goodness. I would give up on trying to find the perfect bedding for my first baby (due in August), get a plain white set, and design/embroider my own pattern in the perfect shade of orange!

  • I would love to embroider little logos on shirts for everyone in my theater company. And then hats and jackets too.

  • I have been dying to make a ribbon adorned tote bag with my sorority letters embroidered on it- i already have the tote and the ribbon! This would be totally key in completing the project, and sparking ideas for new ones!

  • I would make a quilt for my daughter followed by lots of embroidered onsies for several friends new babies!

  • My 7 year old granddaughter Ellie is learning how to sew. She loves things that have lots of embellishments so our first project will be an embroidery project. Probably a quilt with embroidered butterflies! Her birthday is in April so this will make a great birthday present for her!

  • I've always wanted to make a log cabin quilt and matching dog beds (even though my dogs sleep with me most of the time). This sewing machine would help me achieve that goal and more!!

  • Oh my, oh my - all the goodies I would personalize: bibs, baby quilts, towels...The list goes on and on!

  • wow i would lovee to get my hands on this! thanks so much for the awesome giveway. also - i'm excited to watch the show tomorrow for the egg decorating ideas!

  • More like "What couldn't I make" with this machine? First up: clothes for the baby, then a quilt, then curtains for the bathroom and kitchen, then some pillows for the bedroom and finally a skirt for me!

  • My first project would be sashes for my bridesmaids and other small special items to create a homemade style to the wedding. This is an awesome giveaway!

  • Wow, what wouldn't I do with it! First I think I would make new tablecloth with matching napkins!

  • I would start with my 3year olds plain tops & bottoms adding embroidered details. I would use it to label her clothes with her name...nothing can be lost in school. Then I would move into fancy kitchen towels, placemats, napkins....

  • I would embroider EVERYTHING for my very first, six week old niece, Malia Hiba Akrabawi: spring dresses, pillows, burping cloths, bedding. I would also follow in my mom's footsteps and make a wonderfully detailed costume for her first Halloween!!

  • Whooo hooo! The Singer Futura is beautiful!

    My first project is going to be embroider towels for my bathrooms.

  • Well, I'm sure mine isn't as glamorous as some of the ideas mentioned already, but I would love to make personalized items for my daughters - dresses, clothing, blankets and sew on. :-)

  • I've heard great things about this machine and would love to own one! I'd monogram more baby items for all of my friends expecting kiddos soon!

  • Thanks for another great giveaway! I would use my new Futura to make wacky shirts, stationery and banners!

  • I would probably monogram everything I've ever sewn and own with the Futura. I'd love to make some monogram tote bags and even pillows for my living room. Fingers crossed!

  • I'd love to have a machine to help with hems and clothes. Also, pillows!

  • So pretty! I'd use the Futura to finish my quilt for my son and to make some baby clothing for my new niece/nephew!

  • Wow, I'd love an embroidery sewing machine! First I would sit down and show my daughter how to use it and let her come up with a simple project. How much fun! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • I would make a blanket and embroider it with my new baby's name (she comes in June!)

  • I would make new pillows for my family room.

  • The first project I would like to make would be towels with a cute design on them. I have a 10 month old son and another one on the way so I would go crazy with baby clothes too!

  • Wow! What a machine! I would use the machine to embroider a set of bed linens as a gift to my mother. I have my eye on some vintage designs.

    jenna [dot] knits [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Oh boy! Uploading your own designs is just amazing! I would put it to great use making home decor items for my new apartment.

  • I am a graphic designer so the potential with this machine for embroidering my own designs is thrilling. My first project would be a crisp, white cotton dress for my niece’s daughter Mackenzie with embroidery along the bottom hem of some spring flowers and bugs that I just designed yesterday.

  • I've never owned my own machine! My mom diligently taught us and whenever I need to sew I head to her place, lug out the old old singer, and head back home! What fun to have a brand new machine!!

  • I LOVE this machine! I sew for my daughter's ballet company, and would be able to use this machine to embellish beautiful tutu bodices and plates! We currently draw designs and hand stitch ribbon or soutach over the design. this would make my life so much easier, and my dancers would have even more special costumes to dance in. My first project would be for our production of Snow White, a fairytale ballet...I have 9 fairies that need Celtic knots!!!! Love you, love all you do!

  • This is an amazing machine! The first thing I would use it on are my grandmother's pot holders-- she calls them hot pads. She sews up a terry cloth washcloth into a square and sews a diagonal across it to keep it all together. They are our family secret to a clean kitchen and not-burned hands, as they can be used to clean as well as handle warm dishes. I'd also embroider designs on the tote bags I design and sew, and I make aprons as well. What can't be improved by some amazing embroidery?! Pick me! Pick me!

  • I would make lots of cute shirts and embroidered jeans for my daughter. She is all about the embellishments and is only 7!!

  • I would make a "welcome baby!" set (bib, burp cloth, blankie) for my two dear friends who just had their first baby!

  • I've been dreaming of a quilt, and I'd love a new machine to use to make it a reality. I'd also love to embroider some things on the different patches of the quilt.

  • This looks like a wonderful first embroidery machine. I can think of lots of fun things to make for my grandchildren: Embroidered dresses, bibs, toys and on and on!

  • My husband and I have a boat and I would use this machine to embroider the boat name on all our fabric accessories and also on some clothes.

  • I would make bright fun embroidered table runners for my wedding in November!

  • I would love to make a wedding announcement out of embroidery. My friend received one for a gift and I'd like to make them too. The perfect wedding gifts!

  • I would love to make quiet/busy books for my youngest son and my two nephews.

  • with the many many weddings coming up i would make the only thing on my mind... monogrammed gifts!

  • My youngest sister just got married a few months ago. She'll be 50 this year and we're all so happy for her. I want to make her a quilt but with this new machine, I'd be able to add beautiful embroidery designs.

  • I would love to make a monogrammed table runner for my dining room table and a one of a kind quilt for my nephew!

  • I would love to sew clothes for my daughter on this!

  • My first project with this AMAZING machine would be favor bags for my nephew's birthday party.

  • tshirts tshirts tshirts!! I love me some embellished tshirts and am working on one right now by hand... it is taking forever. I can't imagine how awesome it would be to have an embroidery machine. Plus one day it will be perfect for adorable one of a kind onesies too! :)

  • I've had this machine on my wish list for months! I'd make embroidered paper lanterns, some plush toys for my nieces, and I'd like to try to make some kind of earrings.

  • I think I would use this machine to finally make the wedding quilt I've been working on-I didn't have enough pieces to fill in the quilt, but with this I could embroider some wedding-themed squares to add in!

  • Custom made dog coats for all the dogs I know!

  • I would make a series of vintage robot/1940's inspired items. Baby clothes for my three week old baby and aprons with applique for a mama in need of a project during the not to frequent downtimes. That and I would sew everything and anything I ever wanted. That machine makes me drool.

  • Wow! I'd finally make the quilt out of my daughter's baby clothes that has been a must do seeing as she is now almost 5 years old. Of course I'd also add dates with embroidery!

  • I would make the t-shirt quilts my sister and I have been putting off for years!

  • this machine is amazing. i would start out small, making custom embroidered napkins to learn the machine!

  • My imagination is taking me far right now! I've always wanted to make embroidered trim for... well, for something! That would be the first big project I'd try.

  • I would love to have this embroidery machine to add some flair to my sewing projects. It would enable me to customize and personalize all the gifts I give!

  • I'd use it in combination with my Yudu to make the onesies I've been getting ready for for my cousins twins first birthday - mouth full huh?

  • I would make my first dress! I currently use my Nana's old Singer from the 60's...I'm sooo afraid of breaking it and would love something new to work with!

  • To start with I would use the machine to make labels for the quilts I make for our local children's hospital. It would be a nice addition to the quilts.

  • I think I'd have to try out those embroidery features on some bassinet bedding for my new niece.

  • I am a science teacher who loves to craft. For Earth day, we make Martha's T-shirt grocery bags to teach about repurposing. It would be fun to embellish these T-shirt bags to each of my students interests using embroidery!!

  • I would make nothing, but my wife would make lots!She and my daughter love to craft. Right now they only have one sewing machine which they fight over (not really, but you know what I mean). This way, they could each have their own machine and they could do embroidery which my wife likes to do and my daughter calls "broidery"

  • Wow! This is some giveaway!!!
    I would love to finish my first quilt with this.

  • My first project with this machine would be to make pillow cases of antique linen and monogram them with our initials.

  • I'm working on some pillows for some friends, and was planning on hand embroidering a pattern. I would machine one on instead!

  • I'm a graphic designer and being able to embroider my own designs would be a dream come true! I can already picture the onesies and t-shirts and aprons, and bags . . .

  • My sister is pregnant with the first grandchild in our family. We lost our Mom to cancer 4 years ago. My friend has offered to make a baby quilt out of my mom’s clothing and I'm going to provide embroidered memory panels. I can't even imagine the beautiful additions to the quilt this machine would make!

  • I have always wanted to learn to sew, ever since I can remember, but I have never been able to afford a sewing machine. I would love to use this to make quilts for charity and to recycle old clothes by creating something new. What a beautiful prize!

  • I would finish the quilt I've started but left at my mom's house (700 miles away). I don't have a machine of my own yet so this would be perfect!

  • The first thing I'd make would be embroidered tags to sew into the rest of my projects!

  • I would love to use this machine to make four baby quilts I am planning. Also, to repurpose thrifted linens into bags and quilts.

  • I am in dire need of 6-8 cushions around the house. 2 of which are the large floor cushions for the family room and I would use the embroidery function to monogram them!

  • Wow - what a give away!
    The first thing I would make is a ring bearer pillow for my August wedding (and then pretty much anything else wedding-related that I had the time and ability to create!).

  • My 11 year old son, Seth, plays baseball. Usually there is someone who will use their embroidery machine to put the name and shirt number on the back of each child's hat. I have seen some teams have their hats done. I would like to do that for my son and his team mates. I would also like to experiment with all the embroidery stitches as I make my first quilt -- a crazy quilt. I have always wanted to make one of those!

  • I'd scan some of my 4-year-old's drawings into my computer, tidy them up, and turn them into embroidery for her clothes. She draws great solar systems, birds, dinosaurs, and flowers! I would embroider her creations onto simple clothes, like a plain linen dress or jacket.

  • The first project I would take on would be a set of monogrammed sheet for my best friend who is getting married this summer. I already have the sheets picked out and will be making matching pillow cases myself!

  • I am so desparate in need of a new sewing machine since mine is around 40 years old and fits into a cabinet. I have to give it to somebody or a charity who can use it. I really need a smaller sewing machine since I now live in a much smaller place and this sewing machine with its cabinet are too large for my place (and not enough wall space to even put the sewing machine in the cabinet or open the cabinet to sew).

    I would love to make some clothes and mend some items that need to be fixed at this time on a brand new sewing machine with a lot of "modern" gadgets on it.

    The Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine sounds wonderful!!

  • I would MAKE PANTS, finally! Get that design just right on the computer and then whip 'em out, some for friends, all in wild colors. The world is full of boring pants. That must change. PANTS REVOLUTION!

  • I would make the most beautiful bow and wrap it up for my friend Betsy on her birthday in April. You can see her all hours of the night working on "Quilts of Love" for her friends in the kitchen.

  • I am so desperate in need of a new sewing machine since mine is around 40 years old and fits into a cabinet. I have to give it to somebody or a charity that can use it. I really need a smaller sewing machine since I now live in a much smaller place and this sewing machine with its cabinet are too large for my place (and not enough wall space to even put the sewing machine in the cabinet or open the cabinet to sew).

    I would love to make some clothes and mend some items that need to be fixed at this time on a brand new sewing machine with a lot of "modern" gadgets on it.

    The Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine sounds wonderful!!

  • The first craft I would use this awesome sewing machine for would be to embroider t-shirts for my two little boys! Then I would move on to gifts for an upcoming wedding.

  • I have three projects in mind already. I'd start with a monogrammed pillow, followed by towels and then I'd like to add embroidery to tote bags for the summer farmer's markets! After that, the sky is the limit!

  • Wow! That looks amazing! :) I'd love to use it for some unique curtains and pillows!!! :)

  • I would love to piece a quilt together and embroider the squares with fun graphics for the kids room. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Oh MY GOODNESS!!! Where to begin! I would start by adding names and dates to the baby quilts I am making for friends. Then I would have to go to work on some already finished projects-- add some flourishes, then who knows. I would be VERY busy and VERY happy for a LONG time:)

  • I would make spring dresses for my girls.

  • I would have so much fun downloading my own designs, what an awesome feature! The first project I would make would be new pillow covers for my living room with custom designed embroidered birds on them.

  • I would start creating blocks for my very first quilt! I imagine putting a separate, meaningful quote or literary passage on each block - all embroidered, of course! It would be AMAZING to win this machine!

  • I am starting my own business. I am in desperate need of this machine. It is perfect in every way. I want to make baby things from hair bows to blankets to clothes to room decor. I have three beautiful babies of my own that I am making clothes for, and I want to embellish them with their initials. I have a cheap singer now that halfway sews. I would love to have a Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine! I want to have a hobby that I am passionate about and why not make some money in the process!

  • I've get a few ideas in my head for adorable baby bibs, and an embroidery machine would make them even beter!!

  • I've been hand embroidering everything for years and it never turns out near as nice as machines! Almost everything in our home has our last initial on it, W. So I'd start by adding a W to the rest of our items!

  • The first project i would make is a new blue baby blanket with silk edging and embroider it with my new grandsons name!

  • oooh, the possibilities are endless! I think I'd like to start out with a few sundresses for my adorable niece. thanks for the wonderful contest!

  • Wow, it's hard to think of where I'd start first! I'd probably start by embroidering a border on a costume I'm making for my sister.

  • I would so love to make a quilt or quilted wall art using pieces from clothes that my 24 year old son wore when he was little and incorporating art that he made.

  • Oh la la! This is amazing! Everyone in my family would get monogrammed towels, and then I'd undertake some sweet embroidery for napkins. Then maybe embroider a cute dress for me. Ah! Limitless possibilities!

  • OMG, a brand new sewing machine, that's about he dreamiest thing ever. I would start sewing immediately. I'd sew a new bag, or BAGS. Emroidered with a flower design, or a picture of my cat, or initials, or any of the many options.

  • what a fantastic machine! i think the first project i'd take on is embroidering pillow cases & flat sheets for my 2 daughters. plain white sheets w/ pretty spring flowers, so pretty! & i know they would love 'em. an economical & simple way to dress up their shared room.

  • I would make a pair of custom embroidered curtains for my new apt bedroom.

  • No question, I'd use this to make a quilt for my son...and I'd be embroidering his drawings. Looks fabulous!

  • Even though my nieces are in their 20's, they love anything embroidered. I would love to make them each a purse and/or embroider their jeans. I would also love to embroider some new curtains for my guest bedroom, then curtains for my kitchen, and the list goes on, and on, and on!!

  • Embroidered doll clothes for my granddaughters!

  • I would make a dress for my first born daughter to wear to her very first school dance in May (MAHHH BAYYBEEEE!!!)

  • I would make a cute embroidered pencil bag for my little niece because she has an unusual name and so doesn't get to have off-the-shelf personalized items.

  • I really really want this sewing machine! There are so many projects I would like to do, including curtains, making cute embroidered prints to frame and hang in my new home, and embroidered gifts galore! Fingers crossed I win something for the first time in my life!

  • The first thing I'd make is a super cute apron.

  • I'd love to work on a comforter and matching drapes for my bedroom.......

  • I would add some color to a pile of baby white basic clothing I've been saving to give to my friends newborns!

  • I would monogram gifts for friends and family!

  • my first project would be a quilt for my great niece

  • Eee!! I would HAVE to start my 2010 goal of making my own clothes with this bad boy! What a great giveaway!
    Sarah M
    ssmast@hotmail.com

  • What a Fantastic Prize! What wouldn't I make with that machine.. Of course I would embroider everything that wasn't nailed, glued or stapled down. The one item I would probably make first would be a nice Easter dress for my senior but sparkling Mother.

  • I like sewing. I make hankies.

  • Growing up I was the pattern cutter and my mom was the seamstress.I couldn't sew and she couldn't really see to cut the patterns (so she said). She would always make baby blankets for my friends. I would use this awesome piece of technology to continue that tradition.

  • I would love to make my own dress for my friend's wedding. She is getting married on May the 29th and I would love to make a beautiful dress to wear for that day. Not outshining her of course.

  • I would start right away making clothes, quilts, and story books for my first grand daughter. This would make my day, month, year!!!

  • I would love to make a set of monogrammed napkins.

  • wow i would lovee this machine! the thing i could do with it - curtains, drapes, pillow covers and so much more! thanks so much for this amazing giveaway :)

  • The first project I'd make with a spectacular machine like this would actually be a set of 3 quilted wallhangings depicting waterfront scenes that are important in my life. Besides all of the applique work involved, a variety of stitches would be used to add detail to the shore line, buildings and wildlife. This machine will allow the scene to come to life.

  • The very first project I would do would be to make slipcovers for my furniture. My cats have left their mark on them, and if I could cover them, I can get at least a few more years out of them.
    debp
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

  • I would love to win this machine!!! I would make my mom anything- just to show her how greatful I am for all the wonderful things she has taught me-including how to sew.

  • Oh oh oh I loove to hand embroider, so I would absolutely love to get this! I think I'd make my own Craft Diva design on to a tote or my luggage!!!

  • I'd practice my initials on towels first. Getting the hang of it before moving on to more daring projects

  • My children have karate equipment bags that desperately need some names embroidered on them!

  • My parents are celebrating their 50th anniversary in May. I would embroider a family tree in honor of the magnificent milestone.

  • The first project would be a duvet cover- monogrammed like vintage linens! Followed by curtains. My bedroom linens/furnishings are sadly in need of replacing after years of a growing family!

  • I'd love to cut up my old t-shirts and make a quilt out of them. It would be a great way to keep memories, but also clear up some space in my drawers!

  • Wow...what a neat giveaway! My first project would be to finish those projects I already started and perhaps making them even better with a fancy machine :)

  • I would make my bridesmaid dress for my friend's wedding!

  • some curtains

  • I would make sweet dinner napkins to give as hostess gifts. I love the idea of something personalized and homemade to give - and so few of my friends use cloth napkins, I'd like to get their collection started.

  • Oh wouldn't that be so much fun to have! I have two small children and t-shirts would be the first on my list. No longer would they have to be boring one color...I probably wouldn't sleep for weeks if I won!!

  • As a professional seamstress I would use the sewing/embroidery machine to expand my business! I could do monograms or embroider my client's patterns for them. The possibilities are endless!!

  • What a great machine. My daughter just opened her own business bows and clothes for those sweet little granddaughters. This embroidery machine would enhance her business so much. This machine is just what she needs!

  • I am expecting a new granddaughter.I would love to em- broider her name on projects we have worked

  • Is this thing cool or what?! I'm pretty sure it would never get a rest at my house...there are so many neat things I'd do with it! I would probably start by using it for the fabric activity book I'm making for my daughter.

  • What wouldn't I make! Probably would try some of the free standing lace that is out there! and then a quilt for a new niece, logoed shirt for husband, shirts for local camp. Cute little dresses for neighbor girls and the list goes on and on!

  • I would make my daughter a cute spring dress.

  • I would use this fabulous tool to personalize items for both of my Sweet Adeline Choruses - the "Oregon Spirit Chorus" and "Pride of Portland"! One has 50 members and the other has 120! When we go out we are all dressed alike - personalizing our costumes would help a whole bunch!

  • I would use this fabulous tool to personalize items for both of my Sweet Adeline Choruses-the "Oregon Spirit Chorus" and the "Pride of Portland" One has 50 members and the other 120! When we go out we are all dressed alike - personalizing our costumes would help a whole bunch!

  • I would embroider something for my kids, probably their initials.

  • It would be interesting to find something online to embroider with this machine.

  • I would embroider work shirts!

  • My first project would probably be a set of quilted and embroided pictures or my dauhter's room. Then some for each of my neices!

  • I would make a whole layette for my baby girl due in July. This machine looks and sounds amazing!

  • seria otimo ter essa nova maquina, aprendi a fazer bordados na maquina da minha avó....aquelas maquinas antigas de pedal...com a nova maquina seria bem mais pratico...

  • I would try to make a skirt for myself

  • My first project would be to create a new wardrobe for my little niece, complete with embroidery, embellishments and all things girly. Oh what a great giveaway!

  • Oooh! How exciting! I love embroidery! I have been wanting to revamp a lot of furniture and wanted to make the occasional chair extra special w/ embroidery, so I know that will be top on my list! But I would probably start small with towels, shirts and skirts :) I only own a 1920's SINGER sewing machine, it's gorgeous but quite limited on what I can do, so this would be awesome!

  • I have a whole list of projects to complete, and I'm sure a fancy new sewing machine would help me get through them faster. Among the projects: an apron, several sets of curtains, an a new spring skirt!

  • I would love to embroider clothes for my new baby. There are endless possibilities really on this beautiful sewing machine! Ah, I so wish I the lucky winner!!

  • I would make a nice quilt for my bed.

  • Computer addicted, font-aholic, fabric hoarding creative mom seeks cutting edge techno sewing machine to share long sleepless nights making beautiful embroidered clothing and home decor projects. Promise of free room and board, undying companionship and constant praise for hard work and achievements including bonus personalized sewing machine cover.

    catherine stern
    imaginethatdesign (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • I would make lap blankets with 'fun' designs embroidered items on them and donate them to the local nursing homes. Many elderly people seem to be forgotten once they enter a nursing home and I would like to give them something cheerful.

  • Oh my goodness! This would be a dream. I would monogram everything I own! Every gift I gave anyone would have their initials. And then I'd probably start embroidering floral patterns on quilting squares. The possibilities would be endless.

  • I would make Ian (grandson) a quilt with his favorite things- trains, trucks, stars, etc.
    Thanks so very much for such a generous giveaway- this will surely be a blessing to whoever wins it.

    Sherry Conrad
    discriminating_diva at yahoo dot com

  • the first project I would make would be a quilt for my new grandbaby. I have her mothers first outfits and blanket and I am going to use those for the quilt

  • I would make napkins and matching placemats for my condo. It's spring and I'm in the mood to redecorate!
    Whitney Bingham
    wbingham@shopthemuse.com

  • i'd embroider all my tote bags!

  • Great giveaway! I'd embroider personal clothes tags that have fun messages or doodles on them.

  • I have a few naked Tshirts I was going to bring down to my sister's house to be embroidered. So I would find some lovely cat or flower designs or a lovely J to embroider on the shirts!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Making curtains, pillows & covers for my living room would be my first project. Embroidery on these things would make a AWESOME accent to my sewing projects.

  • I would make embroidered bath towells and wash cloths for myself and friends as gifts. Also make some very nice looking pillows too.

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  • great prize

  • The first project would be a duvet cover.

  • I would embroider sayings of family and friends that you don't normally see in such a beautiful medium—such as—"you can tell me what to do or how to do it, but not both." I want to create a website with these phrases called "Pretty, Terrible Things".

  • personalized baby & wedding gifts....a definte plus for monogramming!!

  • If I won this prize I would love make my dog a new bed. He has gotten too big for the one he has right now. :)

  • What an awesome sewing machine!! I would have so much fun embroidering everything in sight :)

  • I would love to make summer dresses for my little girl and quilts for all of my kiddos.

  • I would love to use it to make quilts for all my sisters kids

  • I would embroidery some crib quilts for our local Crisis Nursery Center.

  • I would make some curtains for the new home we are building!

  • I work in a school and would make some spiritwear for the staff & students. How fun!

  • A quilt for everybody I know!

    Also, personalized tea towels, they're so fun and easy to make and everybody loves them :]

  • This would be wonderful. My daughter is moving into her own home and I would complete projects for her including duvets, personalizing pillows with embroidery, embroidered kitchen towels, finishing the bed skirt as seen in a magazine, my head spins with the potential.

  • I would start out with monogram bath towels for everyone in the family, then move on to kitchen towels for each season.
    dessiemae10@yahoo.com

  • I have dreamed of this project: making an exquisite Christening gown for my Grand Daughter! And that's just the beginning ...

    Thanks so much for the chance to win this dream-come-true!

    Deb Neerman
    debkneer at aol dot com

  • I'd make a quilt that I have been planning for some time

  • I would monogram some sheets and pillowcases for wedding presents. It would save me a bundle as I usually have to take them to a woman to get them done.

  • The first project I’d make would be to make valances for my bedroom

  • The first thing I would make would be some tote bags from some old curtains I have. I have been hanging on to the curtains for years now and it is about time I do something with it.

  • My first project would be a personalized quilt for my mom for mother’s day. I would choose an array of beautiful blue fabrics. I would love to embroider my parents’ initials in the center of the blanket. My mom would love it! Thanks for the chance!

  • i'd love to make some cute embroidered burp cloths for all my new mama friends!

  • If I was lucky enough to win this AMAZING machine , I would love to make an embroidered animal Bed Skirt for a baby crib with little rabbits,etc on it. I am having my first baby in July and am nesting like crazy. I would also embroider initials on the burpies I just finished and start a playtime quilt ! Thanks !!

  • I have been unemployed for 6 months now. I have a Singer sewing machine and a Singer Serger. Both are 20 years old. They work great, and I love them, they are work horses.
    I would use the Futura Embroidery and sewing machine to make personalized projects to sell and earn some income.
    Finances are getting pretty scary about now.

  • I would make some baby blankets for the children's hospital. I know I loved having some special blankets when my daughter was there.

  • I would use this machine to make CUTE clothes for my little girl. I've been looking for a new sewing machine, and winning this one would blow me away. Thanks!

  • Oh yea! Thank you for this opportunity. I would stitch a cute design on my jeans pocket!

  • I would make a set of pillows for my daughter's bedroom.

  • Drool!
    My nieces love to pretend they're camping. I'd make them their own play tent and camping gear. And then hope they invited me along on one of their "trips".

  • I would make some new pillowcases for my daughters, embroidered with their initials.

  • A lot of my friends are having babies, so I would make some blankets with their names on them. Thanks!

  • My daughter is leaving for college in the fall. She has said she wants to make some things to remind her of home. We'd start with that...as an avid sewing myself, I'd love to share it with her.

  • I just love monograms! If I were to win this Singer machine, my first project would be to monogram my duvet cover and my pillow shams with my new monogram (my husband and I were recently married). We have hotel collection bedding - which has a large white center on the duvet & shams - the perfect place for a large monogram! My second project would be to monogram the towels in the master bath to match!

  • I would make flannel PJ's for my daughter & personalize them of course!

  • I'd make my husband and I new Renaissance Festival Costumes. They tend to be a little tricky to so, with lots of fancy stitching, and I think that Singer would do a much better job than my current machine.

  • I'd make some cute little dresses for my Grandaughter.

  • I would like to spruce up my daughters sun dresses.

  • EMBROIDERY MACHINE?! everything would get embroidered! Pincushions, pillows, pillow cases, towels, tablecloths, napkins, skirts, tote bags, the possibilities are endless...

  • I love dish towels and bathroom hand towels with matching towels. What fun to design my own!

  • I will make a beautiful quilt for my new home. I have been sewing gifts for my family and friends. This one will be for me!

  • I would finish my granddaughter's baby quilt. I pieced it, but it isn't quilted. She isn't a baby anymore, but I promised to finish before she graduated. She will graduate in 14 months. Where has the time gone!!! This machine would help me keep my promise!

  • I would love to win the Futura! We just bought our first home, so I would love to have a great new machine to complete the many projects I have on my house to-do list!

  • Oh man, there are so many things you can do with this! I'd be making tons of personalized items for my girls. They love it when their name is on something. They're so easy to please.

  • First project--making tote bags for the bridesmaid and flower girls at my grandaughter's wedding. My friend is going to make them so instead she could teach me--wouldn't that be wonderful!!

  • I'd make an Easter dress for my newest baby daughter. (She has so many hand-me-downs from older sisters, something new for Easter would feel just right!)

  • i would make my granddaughter something special because she works hard to keep on the principals list.and sew things for my husband and family.

  • I just moved into my first house and would use the machine to spruce up all of my bargain buys- monograms for towels, new curtains and pillows! My two year old also loves seeing her name and initials on her clothes!

  • I just moved into my first house and would use the machine to spruce up all of my bargain buys- monograms for towels, new curtains and pillows! My two year old also loves seeing her name and initials on her clothes.

  • What a luxury this machine would be! I have a dozen projects in mind, but first up would be a couple of personalized bibs for my second baby who's due to start solids in a month or so.

  • I'd love to have a machine that does embroidery! I would use this to make custom party buntings for Easter, Mother's Day, 4th of July, all of the holidays! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Easter!

  • I would make a monogrammed apron for my daughter.

  • i would love to win this machine!

  • What a generous giveaway gift the Singer Futura Sewing Machine is! If I was to win it I would make embroidered pillow cases for my daughter and her husband for their wedding anniversary in June.

  • I need some new spring placemats and napkins...wouldn't a monogrammed set be nice?

  • Oh I have so many great project ideas! I think the first thing I would make with it would be embellishing some baby items: like blankets, quilts, bibs etc.

  • I would sew something special for my granddaughter
    Kathleen she works very hard at keeping on the principals list. she is in the first grade,and does extra projects during school.She keeps an 4.0 average all year.

  • I just started a new business and I would embroider my logo on everything I sell!

  • I would make pillow cases to give away to a charity or another organization for the 1 million pillow case challenge by BHG! Then I would make pillow cases for friends and family.

  • I would take requests from my mom, sister and my friends on things they want spiced up and make whatever they request because it would be fun and great practice for doing things for myself! :-p

  • I'd like to make a quilt for my son.

  • I going to make pillows and table runners.

  • I would make tons of baby clothes, tote bags, poochie gear, pillow cases, quilts... all the things around the house that can use a lovely little extra something from a unique embroidered spin!

  • OMG! This would be a dream come true.

  • My niece is really into Rag Dolls, so my first project will be to make her some Rag Dolls with their names (she loves to name them) embroidered on their dresses.
    iheartsweeping@aol.com

  • My first project would be a monogrammed baby blanket for my best friend, who is expecting her first child. It would make a special, personalized gift for sure. Thanks!

    gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

  • I bought a small business last year. I would use the machine to sew some cute smocks and embroider my logo on them. I'd create my art and run the gallery at the same time - cute smocks would protect my clothes and still look professional.

  • I would love for hubby to have customized shirts for his small precast concrete business. There isn't a lot of extra money to have custom embroidery done, so it would be a treat for all of us in the family to wear his logo.

  • i would embroider vintage handkerchiefs with sweet little phrases. (it's my b-day tomorrow -pick me!)

    info@nicolephoto.com

  • I would make new placemats and curtains for my kitchen. This looks like a beautiful sewing machine. Thanks for having the contest!

  • If I were so fortunate as to win this, I would make my own merit badge for learning how to use it!

  • lets all sew together

  • The first project I would attempt would be to monogram all my table linens, followed closely by my towels. I do so love all the table linens, Martha shows and would very much like to start my own collection. Good luck to everyone!

  • If I was so lucky enough to win, I would make embroider a baby blanket for our very first grandbaby.

  • Well, I actually had one of the Futura machines, but I gave it away to my aunt. I thought she could use it more than me. I wouldn't mind having another one! It was a nice machine.

  • I would love to start sewing some cute summer dresses for my girl. I have seen so many ideas on some blogs I follow and this would sure help me get the initiative to do something really creative.

    thanks for the great giveaway!

  • I will look forward to making a dress for a upcoming special occasion AND, embrodering my first name on my uniforms for work.

  • My mother would sew dresses with pinafores, and nightgowns for me and my sister. She would lovingly hang them in our bedrooms the night before our birthday or a holiday. I would like my mom to teach me to sew so I can sew the way she did.

  • I would love to make matching bedding for my son's nursery! He's been using hand-me-downs since he was born because he has 2 older brothers, so it would be wonderful to create something that's especially just for him...:)

  • Would a crib sheet be to humble a project for such a full-featured machine?---my daughter needs a few new sheets. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reading all these comments is inspiring and makes me see that with this sort of machine, a lot of creative people can really achieve marvellous results. Of course, most of them will continue making their lives extraordinary and creative even without this particular machine! As will I!

    But perhaps the first project I would complete is the logo for my husband's new business. I would embroider it onto my shirt and wear it proudly.

  • My first project would be holiday gifts for everyone I didn't get a chance to make something for last year! (And the year before, and the year before that...) Last year I hand-embroidered small gifts for my family, and they were a huge hit, this would ensure that I could send one to everyone this year.

  • My mind is buzzing with all the possible projects, my first would most likely be personalized embroidered pillowcases. I had a set with my initial on them as a child and I felt so special. I would love to make some for my nieces and for myself too.

  • I would make a few baby girl dresses, customized with the embroidery, first. Then I would tackle making a few shipping boots for my horses.

  • I would make some new bed linens with some modern embroidery on the pillows and a new duvet cover. Spring is here and summer is coming - my bedroom needs a facelift!

  • What a wonderfully generous give-away! We are doing some back country canoeing and backpacking this summer with our local youth group. I would monogram sleeping bags, tents, stuff sacks, jackets, etc, so that everyone would be able to keep track of their equipment! And then after that I will embroider a blanket for my grandchild--whenever I get a grandchild. I don't really know when that might be...

  • It's a lovely machine! Lately, I've been trying to recycle more, so I'd probably make a patchwork table runner with an embroidered design. I love creating things and to have a nice sewing machine would be pure bliss!

    Emily

  • I have two projects that I would probably make in the same day since I am dying to own a sewing machine to do them! A felt peeps garland and using a piece of fabric from my grandma's dress to make a scarf! This would be a dream come true!

  • WOW! I think the first thing I would make would be some breastfeeding advocacy materials. banners, shirts..

  • My first project with my dream machine, the Futura, would be a luxurious, monogrammed robe and bedjacket for my Mom. She spends a lot of time in the hospital and I want her to feel and look nice.

  • the first thing that I would make is a quilt make each square special using embrodery
    I would love to win this Thank You for this great giveaway fancyfeet45@earthlink.net

  • My biggest projects are always Star Wars costumes. In the past, I've had to borrow my mom's sewing machine that's older than I am. If I had this wonderful embroidery machine, I would make the costume known as P-17, it's a blue poncho with what looks like an embroidered starburst on the front, from Episode II.

  • I never had a sewing machine so I would start with something pretty simple, like a pillow.
    Joni Dolniak
    dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

  • I have always wanted to make Christmas stockings for my family. Each one personalized --then maybe I make them for my siblings and their families and then maybe my friends and their families.

  • the first thing i owuld try to make would be to monnogram our towels! then add designs to my cardigans!!

  • This is definitely the best prize ever!

    I would make matching shirts for my children and I and embroider their names on them along with their favorite creatures!

    Thank you. :-)

  • I would embroider a few shirts with a Golden Retriever pattern (love my dogs!) as my first Futura project. There many, many other projects & patterns that I would love to try with a machine like that!

  • I would use it to repair damaged uniforms, and Aikido dogi's. I would also use the embroidery function to embroider names on Aikido dogi's or hakama for people in my dojo and various military logos for my ROTC Battalion.

  • I've been dreaming about making a gown inspired by nature. The bodice would have the texture of a tree's bark. On the shoulder I'd like to make embroidered leaves out of chiffon. I'd also attach the leaves on the skirt of the dress too.

  • My first project would be to make new curtains for our family room - we really need them!

  • Amazing machine! I would monogram towels, sheets, cloths, dog leashes, and make gifts for the family for Birthday and Christmas!

  • I need to make some curtains for the baby's room!

  • As a newborn intensive care nurse I would love to make a special embroidered quilt for each baby in our unit to make his or her crib a little less "hospital" and a little more "home".

  • the first thing I would make is a duvet cover for my new bed! I've been having such a hard time finding one that I like that I think I will have to resort to making my own.

  • This would be a dream! I'm a teacher and borrow my school's home ec room's sewing machine before or after school! I would get around to using all this extra fabric and make camera cases for a handful of my close girlfriends. :)

  • I would make a "name" shirt for each member of a group that I attend monthly so that each would have a name-customized group shirt

  • my first project would be a quilt made out of various meaningful scraps donated from friends and family

  • Looks good!

  • Diapers! I would make cloth diapers! My little guy turns 1 TODAY, and we love to make more really cute, soft, natural, squishy cloth diapers with embroidered designs on the bum!

    Happy Birthday, Wesley!

  • I think it would be some new curtains for my bedroom. I like to take sheets that match my bedding and walls and make nice tieback curtains and have not been able to do so since my sewing machine was dropped and is beyond repair.

  • I would make a set of monogramed towels for my nephew's upcoming wedding.

  • wow! where do I start. A baby quilt using all of my favorite outfits worn from birth up to 1 yr. by my sweet baby then embroidered the month he worn each outfit in the square. Like the outfit he came home in...ah!Dec. 6th.

  • I am in the process of moving into a new home, so the first project I would undertake, should I be the winner of the "Singer Futura, would be window treatments.

  • I've been looking to buy a new machine since I've been using a 30+ year old Kenmore. I'd love to win this! I'd use it to make many projects, among them a transportation quilt for my grandson.

  • The very first project I'd make would be an old-fashioned colonial tri-corner hat with a feather in it :D I'd make it for myself to wear around town as I have a certain special affinity for that kind of look. Either that, or a pirate hat :)

    Tim Morra

    Please feel free to contact me at:
    sales4545(at)gmail(dot)com

  • This phenomenal machine would allow me to make quilted panels of "Through the Attic Window". My sister made one for Mom and it has inspired me to make one for my best friend in memory of her mother. Each square is window pane and reveals appliqued flowers and "memories".
    Thanks.

  • This phenomenal machine would allow me to make quilted panels of “Through the Attic Window”. My sister made one for Mom and it has inspired me to make one for my best friend in memory of her mother. Each square is window pane and reveals appliqued flowers and “memories”.
    Thanks.

  • The first thing I would make on my new Futura would probably be embroidery napkins, just for fun!
    D. Redenbach

  • This phenomenal machine would allow me to make quilted panels of “Through the Attic Window”. My sister made one for Mom and it has inspired me to make one for my best friend in memory of her mother. Each square is window pane which reveals appliqued flowers and “memories”.
    Thanks.

  • I would make some monogrammed and embroidered pillowcases and throw pillows.

  • Nice giveaway!! I am planning to update my linen closet with new tablecloths, runners, placemats and napkins, and would put this machine to good use, tapping in to both the sewing and embroidery capabilities offered.

  • I would make new curtains for my dining room.

  • Wow! What a machine. My kids are big into sports. I would make their team uniforms special. I would make shirts for all the parents so that we could show our team spirit.

  • The first thing I'd make is a quilt! I've wanted to sew one for a while now, and this would definitely give me the "push" to do it!
    Thanks for your giveaway contest. I can hope...
    :-)

  • I'm in a "take care of myself" phase right now, so I think I would sew myself a wonderful summer maxi dress using the decorative/embroidery stitches to enhance the neckline and hemline.

  • I can think of so many ideas that I wouldn’t have a social life for weeks. My first project would definitely be embroidered pillows for our living room, and, of course, I’d display them on my blog, Obsessed with Martha Stewart.

  • I would make a sundress. This would be a wonderful way to start the spring.

  • I would definately make a quilt for each one of my children then maybe move on to embroidering some curtains for my kitchen very exciting!

  • i would make some pillow covers, to totally change the look of my den

  • I would love to have a new machine,Ive been looking for ideas that my daughter and I can create togeather.This would be great, she loves the computer and I love to sew.

  • I would love this so much!

  • The first project I would make with my new machine, is a label ("Made with Love from Grandma" and the year),to put on a hand-crocheted afghan I intend to make for my Grandaughter when she graduates from High School next year.

  • I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE SOME COVERED PILLOWS FOR MY BED

  • I think I would start by monogramming all the little pieces of clothing for my four little boys. So much comes up missing! Thank you for this lovely offer. See you Thursday night! Martha

  • I have triplets and I'd put my children's names on their towels so I'd know just who it was that left their towel on the floor.

  • I have several weddings to go to this summer. The first thing I would make would be embroidered gifts for all the newlyweds.

  • I have six grandchildren, ages 13, 12, 11, and three little boys all born three years ago. I have three sons, and each daughter-in-law had a little boy all during the same year. Yeah me! Anyway, I have been buying iron-on letters, images, etc. for so long. I would love to be able to be embroidering their initials, names, whatever they would like. ALL of my sons and grandchildren have the same initials, JCF. My youngest son has made a unique design to have all three letters into one. I have been saving for one of these machines to be able to embroider onto matching jackets, shirts, totes, but something always comes up. My granddaughter has been in many school plays and I make her and her friends costumes. I would LOVE to have this machine. Thank you so much for the contest.

  • My first project would be to make a tooth fairy pillows. How so very cute - and handy now that my son has his first loose tooth. Thanks.

  • I would help my daughter start a business in her home with this machine so that she could stay home with her new baby, Leah, who will be born around April 29, 2010. She is desperate to find some way to supplement her husband's income so she can stay home. She is very creative and has many ideas. I am a quilter and do a lot of sewing. The two of us could be successful with our own small business. Winning this machine would be a dream come true.

  • I would love to make quilts for all my Grandchildren like my Grandmother did.

  • I would sew for my home. I love to decorate and try new ideas and since I have a home business and people regularly in my home my sewing is often focused on home projects.

  • My first project would be to give this to my wife as a gift.

  • I have my third niece on the way later this year. I would love to embroider her some cute little onesies!

  • I would be making cat beds for my cats. I would also like to make some for my local animal rescue so the shelter cats could have a nice bed to lay in.

  • WOW! The first project I would make would be matching embroidered outfits for my 2 granddaughters, my daughter and myself! We go lots of places together and I've dreamed of us having matching outfits.

  • I have a few old blouses that could use some updating. An embroidered pattern on the collar or pocket would give them a fresh new look. Thanks for this opportunity.

  • Oh please please please! I would make a duvet with bunnies for my daughter.

  • I would make the embroidered kitchen curtains that I have been waiting 9 years for my mother in-law to make me!

  • My first project would have to be embroidered pencil cases and makeup cases. I have recently started to organize my purse with different small bags and would love to make them myself. Love the craftsblog.

  • I am a final semester graduate student graduating in a few weeks without a wardrobe for work. I would get busy with the machine mongramming and making myself shirts and vests, along with matching skirts appropriate for the office environment.

  • I'd like to embroider a set of placemats and napkins.

  • Every towel in my house would be given a monogram and my girls' easter dresses (for next year! ;) would get done! LOVE this machine.

  • I have big plans to make some lightweight draperies for a 12ft window/patio door. I am thinking of bright sunny days near the water with a very gentle breeze blowing through the screen. I need a fabric that looks sheer but will blank out some of the sun.

  • I would love to embroider towels and also pillows to put on the bed. I would also make some real cute sun dresses for my girls.

  • This prize would be great.

  • The first project I would like to make are little pocket dolls and an accompanying wall hanging. My Mom made one for me when I was a little girl. My dolls would have beautiful embroidered dresses.

  • My first project would be for my new baby! I would love to make the crib bedding with this great machine.

  • a baby quilt made out of my kids' old outfits

  • We are caring for my Mother-In-Law with advanced Alzheimer's. There are only a few things that she still
    enjoys. Fabric, embroidery, stitching trigger her memory.
    I'd love to create items for her & her room. Gowns, blankets, top sheet design, pillow design - sensory stimulation works.

  • My uncle spent his whole career with Singer sewing machines- he always told me that's what I should have. But I grew up with and used my mother's circa 1930's White cabinet machine. The new Futura has features neither of them could imagine! I'd go straight to the embroidery features- and monogram every linen in the house ;-)

  • I would experiment with the machine with such terific capabilities and make custom purses with different embroidy embelishments. I love embroidery.

  • This machine would be a dream come true. My mind cannot even grasp the endless projects that would spill from my imagination. We would have to hire a cook or my husband would starve! ;-)

  • I would make a silk shift dress with delicate flowers embroidered over it for my teenage daughter who is tall, elegant and loves (and looks beautiful in) classic clothes.

  • The first project that I would do would be to make my 86 year old Mom that is in the nursing home a lovely quilt embroidered with memories of the past to use on her bed.Thank-you.

  • The first thing I would make is embroidered shirts for my family

  • I would create new cushions out of linen for the rocking chair that I am refinishing.

  • I would embroider pillow cases!!

  • The first project I would make with the Futura is a number of Class "B" t-shirts for the local cub scout pack to wear at camp. Thank you!

  • presents and special friends would be that more personnel and special

  • well my wife will make name tage for me to wear

  • Today is my Grandma Dorthy's 91st birthday! The first project I would make would be a blanket for her bed with our family tree so she can see what a wonderful life she has made for our family. I love you Grammy!

  • I am brand new to sewing and I do not have my own machine just yet. I've been teaching myself to sew and am going today to purchase Martha's new sewing book! I have a whole file in my head of things I would like to make... curtains for my house, bedding, sweet little dresses for my little girl... way too many things to list!

  • If I won this sewing machine ,I would first love to embroider messages on sheets and pillowcases people have donated for me to bring to Haiti. I am a Hospice nurse and plan a trip to an orphanage in Haiti this summer to help. I would embroider messages like "You are loved", "You are special".
    Thank you.

  • wow I bet even I could sew somthing beautiful on this machine.

  • The First Project I would make is dog vests for my Prison Inmate dog training program and embroidered shirts for my 4-h Dog Club so they can wear them with pride at our state fair. I then would maybe learn to quilt and auction that off for proceeds going to our local no kill animal shelter.

  • I'd make hooded towels for my new grandbaby that is due.

  • I have been collecting chicken images and designs for years - - It sounds like this wonder machine could be just what I could use to translate these designs onto linens - - embroidered kitchen towels! Oh, I could do so many...

  • I would have my friend Barbara C. over so we could learn about the machine. Then I thought we could start a sewing/bible group so other friends could come over and share the machine. I thought we could all start with a quilt for the local childrens hospital.

  • What wouldn't I use this for is an easier question to answer! What an amazing machine. I would love to use this for creating embroidery designs- on tons of items like baby clothes, blankets, pillows- all kinds of things!

  • So many things to embellish. The one thing I am wanting to do is a jewlery travel case, for gifts. I would also like to peek my granddaughter's interest in sewing. I have watched a demostration on the beautiful things a machine like this can do.

  • I'd love to make some stuffies and other toys to donate to our preschool's auction in May. I've thought about putting together a kids' disguise kit complete with felt moustache, beard and eyepatch. ~H

  • I would love this machine for two purposes-to make cuddly, stuffed animals for my 10 month old daughter and to personalized all kinds of things! I am also a teacher who loves to spoil her class with special goodies (non-expensive and personal are best) I was just thinking the other day that I would love to give each child a fleece scarf with their names on it for Christmas, so that we could all match. It sounds like a cinch with this machine!

  • I would make some placemats and a table runner with that gorgeous machine!

  • I would embroider some of the squares on the pink quilt I'm making for my daughter, I would probably also put initials on all my husband's hankies!

  • It would be awesome to upgrade my sewing machine to this! I would use it to make a quilt for my fiance made out of his old running t-shirts, embroidering his times on each patch.

  • I would adorn my crisp white sheets with bold initials!

  • I LOVE embroidered REDWORK. I would use the Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine to make Redwork embroidery motifs. My first project would be embroidering squares using little girl patterns seperated by red gingham. What a great idea, having so many patterns build into the machine. GOOD JOB SINGER!

  • Being a newlywed, I'd use the embroidery function to monogram linens including pillowcases and napkins. Then I'd move on to making curtains for our new house.

  • I would absolutely love to have this machine. I'm using an ancient one that works when it wants to. My first project would definitely be to start working on my wedding dress, bridesmaids dresses, groom and groomsmen vests, as well as a couple other things for my wedding this year!!! Thanks

  • I love every single flour-cloth dish towel Grammie and Mom ever embroidered. Some are stained, thread-bare, and have errors, but I love every single one. I'd never replace them, but I want to make some for THEM now!

  • I would make either monogrammed pillow cases for my lovely 91 year old granny, or be pragmatic and recover my sofa! It is a lot of machine, but I would love to expand my knowledge and "make it work"!

  • i'd make my grandson a really cool embroidered pillow with his birth information on it. i think it'd be something neat for him and his mother to have as a keepsake

  • If i won i would be able to better my skills in sewing; making wonderful gifts for family and friends.

  • I can remember my mother embroidering pillow cases. They were beautiful. That would be my first project if I was lucky enough to win this awesome machine.

  • If I won this amazing machine, either I would make felt baby slippers for my two new baby cousins who are on their way in July and October :D . Or I would make historical costumes for my civil war reenactments!! Good luck to everybody!!!!

  • THE FIRST PROJECT I WOULD MAKE WOULD BE OUTFITS FOR MY 3 NEW GRANDDAUGHTERS. THEN I WOULD WORK ON TOWELS FOR MY KITCHEN AND BATHROOM. THEN I WOULD MAKE ALL SORTS OF PRESENTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS. THE POSSIBILITIES ARE LIMITLESS WITH THIS MACHINE.

  • My mom was a seamstress and worked from home while raising three children. I am now trying to follow in her footsteps and teaching myself to sew. Its my way of honoring her. I would start to make my new house my home. Pillows, curtains and all that make a house a home and cozy, your safe haven and that proud moment when someone compliments your decor and you can say "I made that!"

  • I would flip for a Futura sewing machine! Currently I'm hand embroidering all my items; which is fun but time consuming. If I had a Futura I would finally be able to do the project idea I've been holding off on for some time due to it's size. I'm also a dressmaker/knitwear designer. I want to combine the beauty of poetry and the elegance of couture, and sew a collection of dresses inspired by the works of John Donne with the words that inspired each dress embroidered into the design! >_< Way too long to do by hand.

  • if I were to win this machine, I would most likely sew monograms on my children and grandchildren's pillowcases as my first project

  • I have been looking at Sustainability and providing more for myself. I would make a lot of clothes for myself and my family with the same quality and a lot cheaper than most stores that I would love to shop at. What a great money saving device this would be! I'd also make my best friends wedding dress who is serving in Afghanistan.

  • What a generous giveaway! I would love to make embroidered squirrel pillows to give to my mom and sisters. And I'd also make those gorgeous eggs Hosanna just featured on the show! :) I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

  • If I won this sewing machine it would inspire me to be more crafty around my house and make things for the people I love. The first thing I would make is an embroidered pillow for my grandma because growing up she made so many great things for me, like lilly sundresses, my christmas stocking and needlepoints.

  • I would love to win this, but my mother inlaw wouldlove it more. I would love to be able to give this to her.

  • My father-in-law passed away this past December, so I would make a quilt for each of his grandchildren and wife and son out of his clothes. That way they could feel like they are in his arms when they are wrapped in their quilt.

  • I would just have fun, fun, fun making lots of neat things to share with friends and family.

  • I make baby quilts and I'd love to be able to embroider the baby's initials and birthdate on their quilt! This would be a great tool for all quilters! To be able to sew a quilt and embroider on the same machine would be a wonderful.

  • Make something for my beloved grandchild. She is 3 and needs grandma's fancy dresses that she so loves. From ther so many things are possible!

  • I would love to learn to sew on this machine. It would be perfect!

  • I would love to have this machine and be able to sew at my home and teach my 4 year old daughter the art of sewing! I know the first thing I would make is doll clothes for my daughters doll Sydney, who is another member of the family :)

  • My sewing machine is 40 years old. I would use the new machine to make new curtains and throw pillows. It would be so nice to sew with something new!

  • I would help my mom finish the quilt we started together about a year ago when I was up in Indianpolis with her on my vacation last October. That was the last time I have seen her since she's moved up to Indy due to her job. I think having that sewing tool would help us spend more time together and make very cool quilts and pillows.

  • I would donate this to my veterinary office workplace where we could repair Pet beds and toys and quickly repair cage covers.. and the staff could have their names placed onto their scrubs and uniforms. Boy, we could usr this!!!

  • Wow! I love creating clothes, accessories, and home decor, and I use a Singer almost every day! The Futura would allow me to personalize my creations...I would start monogramming right away! Thank you for this opportunity to win my dream machine!

  • I would make a few dog beds for around the house so no matter if I am in the basement organizing, the art room creating, the computer room surfing or the living room relaxing my best friend has a place to hang out with me and be comfortable. :)

  • If I won the Singer Futura, I'd make new kitchen curtains first. And I would embroider the hems so the curtains would hang nicely. I can hardly wait!

  • My friend was just ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian church. The first project I would make with the new sewing machine would be a new stole for her.

  • I would finish the baby quilt that I started. I would then make window treatments for my entire house.

  • The first thing I would probably make would be a tote bag for shopping.

  • My 1st project would be anything and everything I could find to stitch on!!!!!!!!!!

  • This beautiful machine would help me to start checking items off my long list of sewing projects including: customizing curtains, finishing slipcovers for 2 chairs, making new, fun pillows for my sofa and bed (including monogrammed if I win!!), and a coat and jumper for my daughter! Thanks Martha!

  • My daughter has been trying to start a business but we have been unable to find a sewing machine that works right. The first project would be her's and it would be dresses for her as well as to sell in her grandma's store.

  • If I won this contest, I would make as a first project embroidered bibs and burp cloths for my baby son. Thank you!

  • Would love this to make quilts for children. So many children all over needing quilts of their own.

  • I have two very different projects in mind. The first is to reupholster two chairs and two ottomans. The second is to make embroidered throw pillows for all the nieces and nephews and two very special babies. My old machine just can't handle the work load anymore.

  • i'd love to have one of these, i have a 3 year old granddaughter, and i would love to make her little dresses and stuff for her bedroom

  • I would use this machine to get a headstart on personlized Christmas presents for my large family.

  • What a beautiful machine. My first project would have to be personalized tote bags for my children and the children I watch. They would be so handy for our many walks to the library!

  • I can't bear to part with my grandmother's dining room chairs, but I don't really love them... I would make linen slips/covers for the backs and monogram each with my family member's initials. Then I'll enjoy my family heirloom and the kids can't argue over who sits where!

  • My oldest child, Rebecca, is graduating from high school soon. I think the first thing I would make with this wonderful machine will be a special quilt for her to celebrate her graduation and starting university.

  • I would take up the past tradition of my grandmothers of piecing quilts for my children and future grandchildren.

  • The first project I would make is a set of pocket charts and pocket chart aprons for my future classroom. They are expensive to buy and I will need them when I start teaching in 2011.

  • I would love to own this sewing machine. I would use it to embroider monograms on gifts for friends and family. I can see a machine like this inspiring me with all kinds of ideas that could lead to a new home business.

  • The first project I would complete would be a quilt that I started almost a year ago. My old sewing machine broke and I have not had the funds to purchase another one.

  • I would be using the machine and embroider everything in sight. I would use it for my grandchildren and I would teach my grand daughter how to use it. She has a sewing machine now and is only 7, she does an amazing job - comes up with her own designs. I am quite amazed at her vision and ability.

  • I'd make a few quilts for the Linus Project, and for the local womens shelter.

  • I would first, love to make a monogrammed blankie for my new granddaughter. Then Christmas gifts would be a must, with the embroidering capabilities of this fabulous machine!!

  • The first thing I would make with this machine is a quilt square for the Parkison's Disease Foundation quilt, in honor of my father who died of Parkinson's 10 years ago.

  • I have never owned a sewing machine. I would love to make a summer dress for my daughter, and something handsome for my son.

  • Throughout the years of sewing, I have always had the desire to be able to embroider monograms and lettering for various projects for family and friends. It would be nice to be able to personalize, with special messages, linens that my children will take off to college.

  • I would make simple sundresses for my daughter and myself, with matching monogrammed tote bags.

  • Oh my! My sewing machine is so old and I desperately need a replacement. I were lucky enough to win, my very first project on this beautiful machine would be monogrammed rocking chair cushions for my little granddaughters.

  • Wow' What a gift this would be for my daughter who is designing kids clothes. It would make her life so much easier now that she's a mom of 2 under the age of 2. Then again, I could see making some awesome gifts, myself. A family quilt would be first on my agenda.

  • My granddaughter wants me help her make a bunny suit
    like the one the boy wears in "The Christmas Story".
    I think we can do it, but it may take us awhile with
    my old sewing machine. She loves the t-shirt quilts
    I have made for her and others.

  • I would make pillow cases for my kids!
    Susan Fettig

  • I want to participate in the "Quilts for Kids" program,making quilts for children in hospitals- through Downey, my old machine is on its last legs, a new machine would help!

  • I am expecting my first grandchild in October. What fun it would be to sew and craft all kinds of special items for the new baby and the baby's family. The monograming feature looks fabulous. I grew up sewing on a Singer from the age of 10 or so.
    Susan Turk

  • What an awesome machine! I have been wanting to make my 3 grandchildren (soon to be 4!) special quilts. It's one of those projects I keep saying I have to start on, but I know with a sewing machine like this, there would be no more excuses! :)

  • Wow what an awesome machine, I have been sewing on my mother's old Singer for at least 30+ years. If I won this new machine the first project I would do is make cushions and place mats for my kitchen set. I would love to embroidery my son's jacket with his Karate Team Logo.

    Thanks! Allison

  • If I won I would make my daughter a beautiful gown for her Junior prom so she wouldn't have to wear a second hand one. Then I would make some cute overalls for my 2 year old son to wear. I'd also like to embroider some hankies for my grandmother.

  • If I had that machine I would make toys for my 3 granddaughters and 2 grandsons and gifts for my dearest friends.

  • Quilts, quilts and more quilts. What a wonderful and fun machine. Looks so sleek and modern. I can just see myself quilting away.

  • Winning this machine would enable me to do fabulous sewing for my living and dining room. I am redoing them - and will make my own curtains, slipcovers, pillows, etc. I would be able to personalize items to reflect our family.

  • I have always loved quilts and would like to make my own to pass down to my children. I could do it with this amazing machine!

  • I volunteer for CASA here in Louisville, KY. I would go crazy with this machine! It would be great to embroider items for our fundraising. Hankies, pillowcases, aprons, etc. Our big event is the last Thursday in August, so I'd have time to get creative and give you updates. Thank you, Singer, Martha and the Craft Dept. You girls rock!

  • I have never owned my own sewing machine. The main reason is I have been afraid of not having the skills. Watching everyone use this one on Martha's show and The Today Show excites me! I think I can, I think I can. My daughter has a pair of pajama pants that need the seem repaired. They've been sitting in my to-do chair for over a year. I have rheumatoid arthritis and hand-sewing is so difficult the pants remain as is. Mt first project would be repairing these for my daughter (who does so much for me I can never repay her).

  • I received my first sewing machine 44 years ago and at present it needs to be repaired. My first project with this new wonderful Singer Futura would be to make some personalized towels for my children.
    I love the show.

  • I love to sew, spin, knit. I try to play it forward by teaching young girls and anyone interested. I have a 10 year old student, Ruth, that is learning to spin. She has expressed an interest in sewing. What a Great Machine to teach with. I am also planning a sock monkey quilt for my 1 year old grandson Zac, for his 1st big boy bed, I figure I'll have it completed by the time he's ready for it. This machine would really stream line the process!!!

  • I have tried to win several things on many website with no luck. I'm stressed to the level because of my health and I now have tacardia heart condition with everything. Before I die which might be soon I would love to win somthing that I could put my time into. I lye on a couch everyday due do this illnesses. I love to craft, sew and garden. I'm still trying for the kitchen garden. I am on fixed income and have no way to buy the last few things I need for my projects. Thank you Melody

  • This would be an incredible tool. My motto 'always use the right tool for the job'. My first project would be a banner for my church. We have an awesome logo that consists of a dove hovering over the earth. It is very symbolic of our church vision/mission. This tool would allow me to upload and design our logo to be embroidered on the banner - which would look AWESOME!!!!!! hanging in our sanctuary!! Thank you in advance picking me!!

  • I just bought some batik fabric and want to make a jacket lined with silk. Can't wait to try out the embroidery feature.

  • These machines have come so far. You can create some amazing things. I would like to create a monogramed room for my teenage daughter!! The Possibilites are endless!!!

  • My grandmother taught me to sew when I was very young. She is an excellent seamstress and even used to work in a clothing factory where she sewed all day long. My first project that I did on my own was a simple little stuffed cow. Looking back at it now it was rather ugly but I thought I had created a masterpiece!

  • I lost my mother and only parent to cancer when I was 15. I saved her dresses because I couldn't part with them. I am now 30 and just gave birth to a baby girl, the first on either family's side for granddaughters. I named her after my mother and I would love to sew her a special quilt with her grandmother's dresses.

  • I started sewing with a Singer my mother in law gave me, and have done some great things I'm really proud of. I been thinking of starting my craft business (I'm a stay at home mom of a 2 year old, 5 month pregnant) to have some income.

  • I love sewing and hand embroidery. I miss doing these things now that I have fibromyalgia and arthritis. This machine would allow me to make some beautiful things for my home and grandchildren. I would love to make napkins and tablecloths as well as some craft projects.

  • I would learn to sew without the fear of sewing my fingers, and i would finally be able to sew my own projects

  • I would embroider sheets and pillowcases for my 86 year old mother to enjoy in her remaining pain filled days to create some wonderful memories. She always talks about things from the past that were special to her way of life such as soft linen sheets and blankets that were beautifully embroidered.

  • I would make a special ballet shoe bag for my granddaughter's first dance recital. She is 4 years old and it would be the same bag I made for her aunt approximately 20 years ago.

  • I would finish the project my mother and I started 13 yrs ago. She got too ill for us to finish it together. Its been 12 yrs since she passed away so Id like to finish the project with my daughters.

  • I love sewing anything. Lately I have enjoyed making my friends some really nice aprons. I think having an embroidered apron would add a fabulous touch.

  • If I won this machine, my first project would be a baby quilt for my soon-to-be born granddaughter. I would go crazy sewing and embroidering, that is for sure! I would also love to make embroidered pillow cases.

  • I am going to be a first time Grandma in September and we are going to find out the sex next week. If I had this machine I would monogram all the babies things. I may even monogram the diapers since we have decide to use cloth and I am making them also. This baby could very stylish right to the diapers. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • i would love to make custom treatments for my windows and resusable tote carry bags for me and my friends

  • I would make curtains, trying all of the new features!
    Connie Fettig

  • Hi,
    As a grandmother of soon to be 14 grandchildren this would be perfect for sewing clothes and item's for all of them.

    Thank you

  • What a treat it would be to have my own sewing machine! I have always wanted to learn how to sew but have been nervous to try. I love to do crafts and feel like this machine would be a great way to learn and get over my fear of sewing! I would love to do so many things with a sewing machine of my own but I would love to learn how to make curtains for my home! :)

  • Singer, does that bring memories! I still have Mom's Singer that she bought in the 1950's. It's still running but it would be a delight to have a new one. I am a digital artist and would love to be able to embroider some of my desgns on pillow, towels, napkins, and the list goes on. Thanks for the opportunity and the memories.

  • If I were to win the Singer machine one of the first projects I would do is to make encouraging scripture messages on towels & gifts to give away to individuals showing they are important and someone cares about them. I think it's important to give support and encouragement to people in all walks of life.

    Thank you.

  • I would use mine to make a quilt for my Pastor and his wife.

  • I would love to make new pillows, slipcovers, and window treatments for my home.

  • How exciting! The first project that I would create with this amazing new machine would be a quilt for my father. He raised my brother and I around sports and athletics, and I went onto play two college sports myself. Between the three of us, we have so many athletic t-shirts that we dont have the heart to get rid of, but also don't have any practical use for anymore. My father has recenty become the head coach of our local high school softball team, and I would love to give him a gift to congratulate him. A quilt, sewn from this amazing machine would help piece together our family history, and the athletics that have bonded us forever.

  • I would like to sew a memory quilt with all the names and b-days of family.

  • I just watched Martha make the stuffed eggs on her TV program using the new Singer Futura. This looks like a fantastic machine. Since I am at home recouperating from surgery and know how important the pillows were in the cancer center, my first project would be embroidered pillow cases for the cancer ward at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Patients could take their pillow cases home with them as they continue to enjoying each minute of life!

  • I just LOVE this machine and have lusted after it ever since I first saw what it can do!! The first project I would do is embroider some towels for my daugher and her family. Please pick me, pick me!

  • I love watching Martha, and getting craft ideals. I’ve always been a crafting person even more now that I’m planning my wedding. the first thing I did was go to the nearest library and found anything I could about wedding tips from Martha. My first craft, that I can remember, was a babies blanket I made with my grandmother for a school craft show.

  • I would continue to make baby quilts. I make one for each family member who has a baby. I have another one to make for my nephew.

  • What a great machine to be able to do my sewing work on, and to teach my daughters and grandaughter too. There are almost endless creative possibilities in the use of this sewing machine.

  • I am new to sewing and have been working nonstop on my singer. I adore all things monogrammed! I will be getting married soon and would LOVE to put my new initials on our bedding and other things around the house.

  • I would love to win this sewing machine to share with my mother, now retired her hands are idle. The first project I would like to make is a picture memory quilts for my Mom and children who lost her husband/pappa Jack a few months ago.

    Robin Licaire
    23 Woodridge Rd
    Millbury,MA 01527
    508-581-8784

  • If I were the winner of the Futura Sewing Machine my first project would be the repair of my father's quilt. He was laid to rest on Easter Sunday last year. I now have his 85 year old quilt which needs lots of help.

  • I would use the Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine to make baby clothes for my FIRST grandbaby due in August.

  • I'm in the process of building my own dog walking company (www.waggintraindogwalks.com)and would use that fabulous embroyery arm to embroyder custom vests that I would sew for the dogs I walk!

  • My only child is going to college in the fall. I have made every duvet cover, accent pillows, curtains and more since she was a baby. If I won the Singer Futura I would embroider words of love and encouragement inside her pillow cases and underside of her duvet so she knows I'm always with her in thoughts and prayers.

  • I would love to win the Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine. My son and daughter both live in a new house and I would love to make them curtains, pillows, quilts, table runners, place mats, emroidered towels, and pillow cases. It would be so much fun!

  • It would be a dream to good to be true to win this machine. I would use it to enhance the penny rug and felted projects I am doing with embroidery etc. I am trying to set up a business on Etsy as I am retired and on limited income. It would help.

  • I would create combined imagery from my mono-type prints and photos of my family to create embroidered portraits for my mother for Mother's Day. I don't own a machine and could expand my art tool box considerably with this.

  • I'm just starting to learn how to quilt after sewing for 54 yrs. I would love to beable to made a one of a kind with a new Singer. I have not owned a Singer in 30 yrs and it would be exciting to have one again at 62 yrs of age.With moving to Penna in 2008 I'm in a new land and this would be a big boost to me(after living in Fla for 60yrs.I live in a 150 yr old farm house and want to start making curtains,drapes etc.Thanks

  • This machine would be for my daughter. She is a beginner sewer, but showing extraordinary talent. Her current project is creating bean bag critters out of socks that she calls "Buddies". This machine would allow her to take her new talent to the next level by adding embroidery embellishments to her creations.

  • I would love this new beautiful singer sewing machine. Id like to make embroidered monagrammed cat mats for my local humane society and mspca. Also some of those cute stuffed eggs as cat toys. Thank you for all the great work you all do on the martha stewart show. You all make the world a better more beautiful place.

  • I have way more creative ideas than time to achieve them, so I would love to use a machine like this that would help me to create beautiful things efficiently! My first project would be to applique and embroider a t-shirt and spring jacket for my daughter.

  • If I won this sewing machine, I would make my son a quilt that I did by myself. I don't know how to sew but I would love to learn how! I would of course ask my Mother in Law for help though! There is nothing more than a hand made blanket or quilt that has been put together with love.

  • My grandchildren are really into soccer and baseball and I would love to customize T-shirts and other sports apparel for them. I also would like to customize gift items for baby showers, birthdays and other events. I like to embroider on cloth diapers for new Moms to use for burp cloths. Can't have too many of these. A multitude of ideas are in my mind just waiting to be used. Thanks for the great show.

  • I just recently "inherited though marriage" 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. I would use the Singer Futura to make keepsakes for these beautiful people.

  • The first thing I would do with my new sewing machine would be to teach myself how to properly sew in a zipper. Then I could sew anything.

    Thanks. C

  • I love sewing and my sewing machine is on the blink, so I am using my great grandmothers from the 70's. I sew @ least 3-4 days per wk for my little girl and love it, but need a new sewing machine. Thank you!

  • I am moving to a new home this summer. My very first project would be a matching set of towels and coordinating shower curtain for my guest bath. I haven't decided if they'll be wild violets or a more primitive look of willow trees and crows.

  • I am 63 yrs old and love to sew this would aid me in creating a larger vast of opportunites to accent my cloths and crafts.

  • I would use this machine to make throw pillows and pillow shams with my son's old BMX jersey's for my son to use in his bedroom.

  • If i won this beautiful gift of a machine the first thing i would do is make my grandchildren summer blankets and embroider their names and a few characters on them.And with that said maybe my dream to start a business would come true!

  • My sewing machine has given up the ghost. I'd love to have the Singer Futura to start making my 3 beautiful granddaughters some special items and learn to use the embroidery arm to make many craft projects to donate to my church craft bazaar.

  • My mom has always dreamed of a Christmas tablecloth and napkins to match. I would love to be the one to craft it for her. We spend alot of time during the holiday season looking for the perfect tablecloth and she never seems to be able to settle on one. What a special family heirloom this could turn into.

  • I have too many hobbies! Hand embroidering is one that takes hours and hours. I want to see if this machine can make my simple drawings into quick projects instead of taking up my days and nights.

  • So many projects - but first making a valance out of some aprons from my collection.

  • I now have the pleasure of sewing for my granddaughter. I love to make her original clothes. This machine would allow me to put 'the icing on the cake' for many, many projects. Thank you.

  • The first thing I would make with a Futura Is new curtains for my home. My cats have ripped my ones in my living room and I need to replace them. Curtains are a cost we can not do right now, but I know making them my self would save me a great amount. I would then make some summer clothes for my children.

  • I have always been interested in quilting, but afraid to try. I would like to sew a quilted table cloth and perhaps venture on a bed quilt with fancy stitches and embroidery. I love your show and detailed instructions.

  • Oh my gosh! I just lost my job and there is NOTHING in the world that would make me happier than to win this beautiful extravagant machine. I would make personalized birthday gifts for all of my family and friends, as well as gifts for special upcoming holidays. The Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine is PERFECT! Thank you for your consideration. - Aimee

  • My children always said they didn't want children of their own. My husband lived long enough to see one of the 2 we are blessed with. I would love to be able to make little dresses for these beautiful little girls and maybe a monogrammed photo book for the girls to look at photos of their "Nana & Papa".
    I belive that children need to know where they came from.

  • I would sew curtains and pillows for my garden room I am making over right now. Oh and I'd have to embroider some cuties for my one-year-old son, monogrammed T's and some softies. I might need rescuing from this machine!

  • If I am blessed to win this new sewing machine, I would make my new daughter (my 2nd) her Christmas stocking, as well as make pillows and other keepsakes (i.e. pillows, stuffed animals) with my first daughters older baby blankets, using the new Martha Stewart sewing book for ideas.

  • I love sewing so much that i joined a quilt club to learn as much as i can, and alot of the other ladys have an embroidry machine, and make the most uniqie, beauitful projects. So if I won this machine it would be GREAT!

  • Embroidered sheets! I used to sew all the time, love to make throw pillows for seasonal use, but have been without a machine for some time- My mom still uses her singer machine she got in 1958! LOVE Singer!

  • I would LOVE to win this machine! If I won I would make my friends some wonderful personalized wedding gifts to give at countless teas and showers this time of year. This would be such an exciting prize and my first sewing machine of my own!

  • if I won this sewing machine I would make more rice bags! My hubby was deployed to Iraq and I made and put names on tons of them for all of his sodiers over there! so I would def keep up making them and send them overseas for our soldiers!!!

  • I would make draperies and window coverings for the bare windows in my house. Who knows...I may go really wild and line them!

  • I was to win the Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine I would make pillow cases for my two little girls. I also would use the machine to make weighted blankets for my school's classroom for autistic children.

  • I made a memory quilt for my son in law who had cancer. He passed away last September and in December my daughter's house burned down and she lost the quilt. I would like to use this machine to make a another quilt, only better, for her.

  • I would love to have a chance to win the sewing machine. I watch your show, purchase your magazines and craft with many of your products that are sold in Canada but we are not able to enter it.What a shame!

  • My mother-in-law is teaching me how to sew and I do not have a sewing machine yet so this would allow me to start more of my own projects. For my first project, I would make an embroidered dress for my three year old niece. Thanks so much!

  • There are so many projects that I would love to make, but I would definitely start with clothes for my 3 kids. I would love to embroider on some material and then turn it into summer clothes for the kids!

  • This machine would bring my sewing into the next generation! When I sew on my old Singer, it reminds me of my grandmother. Good memories of learning to sew, her patience and our excitement over creating something new. This new fancy machine would help me to bond with my nieces (the future generation of sewers) with technology they can relate to. We can learn together! Can't wait to create!

  • I quilt and always stitch my initials and date completed on each quilt, so the first project would be to do labels with that info on them! Have a nice day!

  • WOWEE I would love to win this machine! The first project I would make with it would be a beautiful 3-tiered halter dress for my little girl. I would choose a beautiful floral fabric and even monogram her initials on the bodice! THANKS SO MUCH!

  • I would love to sew some beautiful curtains for my daughters bedroom. I have had a roll of fabric in my closet for 2 years now, and haven't had the ambition to tackle such a huge project with a sewing machine that only works when it wants to.

  • I would make a quilt for my newborn baby. My sewing machine just died and I really need a new one. This machine looks beautiful.

  • I would love to be creative with my Christmas gifts, with the wonderful Singer Futura embroidery and sewing machine. LOOKS AMAZING!

  • My first project will be a quilt for my son from his first year of onesies. Blueberry -stained and all :) Thank you!!!

  • I would make something very simple first. I haven't sewn in years. Maybe help my granddaughter with a pillow.

  • If I won this fabulous machine the first project I would make is linen pillow covers, envelope style, with a large vintage button for a closure for my living room.

  • My first project would be clothes for me. We are taking a trip this summer and I have the hardest time finding clothes to fit me. I am very excited about this new machine. I am sewing with an old one Kenmore.

  • What a treat it would be to have my own sewing machine! I love to do crafts, but have been nervous to sew. This machine would be a great tool to learn what I know I am missing! I would love to make curtains for my home! :)

  • It's not so much what I would make. It's all the unllimited possibilies of things that I could make. The thought of it is so exciting.

  • The first project I would like to make would be for my grandson. It would be a cute little tooth fairy pillow to hide his little stash.

  • With this great embroidery machine I would do pillow cases with my family initials. I have just recently lost my job and it would help me in these hard times to learn something new.

  • I want to add value to my in expensive, plain clothing by embellishing them. I would create my own custom fabrics for my home and for friends.

  • Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win this great machine. If I won the Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine, the first thing I would make is a baby quilt for my first grandchild. He?/She? will be joining our family in August.

  • I would love this!! My grandma sews all the time and always gives the family the most beautiful quilts and blankets and hand towels ect. . I would love to return the favor and make her something. I also would like to start making my daughter some summer dresses! I really hope I win!!! :)

  • My first project would probably be to design a quilt label using the embroidery function.

  • First project would be re-teaching my Mom sewing and having her help me design shirts for our bowling teams. She has been our avid cheerleader since Dad passed away in December. What a great machine!

  • I learned to sew on a Singer sewing machine 55 years ago and still use the same machine today. My husband volunteers at the local elementary school as a fifth grade basketball coach. There are no uniforms, just white t-shirts. They are a rag-tag looking bunch compared to some of the other teams. If I were so blessed to be the recipient of this amazing sewing machine, I would embroider our team some shirts they can be proud of.

  • I have been sewing for years and I do a lot of quilting and different crafts. I have always wanted a machine that could do embroidering as well as other things. I know that if I won this machine it would definately be put to great use.

  • Now that I am a 1st time gramma, of course I would make a momgrammed blanket for the baby. I would then work backwards and make gifts for the nieces and nephew. All keepsakes for them to have to pass on. It looks like a FABULOUS machine!!

  • I am excited to be a first time grandma in August! I have already purchased the fabric for the baby quilt. The piecing and quilting would be a dream with a machine like this. I would personalize with the embroidery features available. What a dream. ( I currently use a classic Singer Featherweight machine made in the late 1940's).
    Thanks and good luck to all!

  • I would love to be able to make a beautiful quilt for my baby to play with and keep him warm. On the back of the quilt I would embroider a message saying how much I love him, and the care i took making the quilt especially for him.

  • I can remember my mother sewing clothes, costumes and doll clothes for me, she even made me a Raggity Ann costume for Halloween. As a mom to a 2.5 yr old daughter I would love to start this tradition for Olivia. Mom has always sewn with a Singer!! Now it's my turn.

  • My children always said they didn't want children of their own but surprise! we were blessed with two. My husband lived long enough to see one of the 2 we are blessed with. I would love to be able to make little dresses for these beautiful little girls and maybe a monogrammed photo book for the girls to look at photos of their "Nana & Papa".
    I belive that children need to know where they came from.

  • I would use it to make a quilt. I have always wanted to learn to quilt. I was too young to learn from my grandmother when she was alive, but I remember the quilt frame hanging over the bed I slept in when I stayed there and all the quilts she made stacked in the closets.

  • I am the co-chair for our Community PAR (Plant a Row, to feed the hungry) Garden and I would use it to embroider t-shirts or hats for our volunteers as a way to thank them for helping in the garden.

  • If I won the machine, I would like to make quilts.

  • My daughter is just trying to get her business as an esthetician (a licensed skin care therapist) going. We have discussed many times what we need is an embroidery sewing machine to coordinate the many items she uses in her business such as her smocks and the clients body wraps. How I would love to be able to help her with this project. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

  • My wife loves sewing for our little girl, but her sewing machine is broke and she is using her grandmothers old one from the 70's. She is in much need of a new and would love this one. She is so talented and could do so much with it for our little girl. Her first project would be a beautiful new outfit for our Katie!

  • I would put this machine to good use! The first treasure would be a monogramed keepsake for my daughter's Holy 1st Communion. ( fabric bible cover or pillow ) I have four children and four little nieces/nephews. I love to share handmade gifts for everyone in our lives. Hopeful.

  • I would make family memoir quilts for each of my sons, as I have saved baby clothes and special occasion shirts,outfits, etc. from different time periods of their lives, and I would love to embroider messages from these time periods on the uilts so they could pass them on to their children and have something handmade by me to remember our times together.

  • I would love to have this machine for many reasons. First, I would like to make a baby quilt for my two new nieces. Also, I live in a rural area where jobs are scarce. I would use this wonderful machine to create income for my family.

  • My grandmother has made hand embroidered baby quilts for each great grandchild. She is now unable to continue the embroidery due to arthritis. My first project would be to help her make the quilt squares, so that all the great grandchildren, will continue to have such a wonderful gift from my grandmother.

  • I would love a new sewing machine with perks! The first thing I would make is a rag quilt with my nine year old daughter. My daughter wants to embroider the squares and make a purse. Thank You

  • My Mom taught me to sew when I was 10. I am now 56. My Mom passed away Feb 28, 2010. I would make many things for all her grandchildren just as she did. And maybe a memorial pillow for me.

  • I would make gifts for all my friends if I had this machine.

  • I would absolutely love this machine. I am a mother of 4 and i love embroidery. This machine would be a dream come true!!!! My first project would be everything!!! I would be embroidery crazy.. My kids clothes, towels, sheets, pillows, backpacks, dance bags.... The possibilities are endless.

  • The first thing I would make would be a quilt..I would put poems or famous quotes on it.I have read some beautiful sayings and it would be a joy to read them on a quilt.Something that could be handed down generations.I love Maya Angelou a quilt with her poems would be wonderful!

  • I would make expensive looking company shirts with my logo and raffle shirts to raise money for charities in the name of a non-profit organization, where I am president.

  • I started with my first Singer as a gift for high school graduation in 1966. Since then I have used several Singers and they have all served me well. The Futura, with it's embroidery capabilities would certainly open up a new world for me! I am a quilter, so i would be able to add some nice touches to future quilts. Also, my son is getting married May 1st so I see some grandchildren in the future who would look adorable in clothes like I made my own children so many years ago...but with HAND EMBROIDERY!!!

  • I would love to make 4-H projects with kids in my county. Also I could use the machine to create marketing pieces for my small community.

  • 5 years ago I told myself I had start doing something with all that fabric I collected. I borrowed my friends sewing machine, and started making pillowsas gifts. I now make them for sale through a gallery. It's not a business yet, but it's getting there. The Futura would open new design possibilities for me, and let me give my friend back her machine!

  • I have been crocheting for several years now but would love to learn more about sewing. I have never had my own sewing machine and can't wait to see how creative I can be. I have fond memorries of wathing my mother sew all our holloween costums and such when I was a little girl, and now I'm ready to do the same for my children.
    I hope I win,
    Thanks Carrie.

  • I worked for a dept store and we had a fashion show that was put on by the fabric dept...so I made a shirt and pair of pants...of course I had help, but did most all of the work myself and it actually looked really good...there was even an article in our town paper with a picture....my mom treasured that picture for years...my mom and sister were always the seamtresse's in my family. If I won the sewing machine my first project would be to make my daughter pillows for her first apt.

  • LOVE TO HAVE THIS MACHINE ! I HAVE R.S.D. (REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY) IN LEFT ARM FROM A CAR ACCIDENT IN 2005 AND THIS MACHINE WITH MY LIMITED USE WOULD LET ME SEW AND EMBROIDER AGAIN SEEING THAT THE MACHINE ALMOST DOES IT FOR YOU. I MISS CRAFTING FOR MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND THIS MACHINE WOULD CERTAINLY ALLOW ME TO MAKE THINGS FOR THEM AGAIN AS WELL AS MY CHURCH FAMILY. THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALWAYS INSPIRING US TO DREAM AND THEN SHOWING US HOW TO MAKE THOSE DREAMS COME TRUE.

  • I always loved a Singer. I bought my first one when my husband found a $50 bill floating in the ocean in Atlantic City over 30 years ago. That machine lasted 25 years. I would love to make something special for my daughter's first new home.

  • I love to create beautiful linens and clothes again. This machine would allow me to do that.

  • The first project I would make with the Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine would be personalized pillows for my children. I have four kids with very different personalities and they all like to have their own individualized things!

  • The futura sewing machine sounds wonderful and an excellent addition to any home sewing center. As a sewer and a crafter I am not sure which area would get more use. I love doll making and could embroider both the faces and the clothes. How exciting!!

  • I would sew some cute pink felt booties for my new little niece, who was born in January. I have been sewing for many years and make quilts, bags, girl's dresses, and many accessories for my home. Best of luck to all the entrants!

  • The first project I’d make with this impressive machine is a patchwork/sampler tote bag that I could use to carry my cross stitch or knitting with me wherever I go. I expect the precision possible with this machine will help make any project a delight.

  • I would love to have this machine to do embroidery work. I would start with new Christmas stockings for the 6 children to hang over the fireplace for next Christmas. I would also like to do monagram guest towels for family and friends. It would be so fun to make personalized gifts.

  • Hi Martha,

    I would love to win the Singer machine! I have just retired and my new hobby is sewing. I would make some curtains and aprons and dresses. The Futura would allow me to do some extra fun things that I normally couldn't do. Thanks so much.

  • This is an incredible machine, I have always wanted to own one. Unfortunately, I could not ever afford it being a single mother. My daughter comes first.I started sewing as an escape. Then,I started sewing as a hobbie, designing outfits for my family and friends. My project will be to start a clothing line for young girls between ages 6-12 inspired by my 11 yr. old daughter. I have a few designs that the futura sewing machine would help create a marketable outfit. The embrodery portion of the machine would help me to create tagless labels on the clothing. also will enhance the stitching. This would be a wonderful prize to win. I will be well on my way to becoming an entreprenuer.

  • I've wanted a new embroidery sewing machine for years! My mother has a Viking Husqvarna embroidery machine but she lives too far from me for my projects. For my first project, my daughter has been begging me to make her an outfit for special occasions at school that has a design that she picked out. I am the bling queen for her dance company, and I will also use it for blinging costumes for the company!

    Thank you for your consideration!

    Chris Yoder

  • I'm still sewing on a machine I bought 30 years ago.....Oh, how I'd love that Singer Futura Sewing Machine to make a baby quilt for my daughter in Alaska who's expecting in December....it gets mighty cold up there not to mention dark so I'd love to create something warm and bright.

  • I am out of work and thinking if I had a versatile machine like this Futura I too could produce marketable Team Aparel as good as the Pro's.

  • If I won this machine, I could make my children their hoop dance regalia for this year’s Pow Wow.
    Also; I currently make Afghans to donate and help local people who are fighting cancer; I would love to make more personalized crafts to help them receive medical care.

  • When I was little I remember my mom hand embroidering dresses and monograms on our pillow cases. They were so beautiful. I cannot embroider that well and hence the first thing I am going to make is a beautiful embroidered apron for my mom and then gift the machine to her so she can continue embroidering without straining her eyes.

  • I want so much to learn how to sew and embroider. I think my first project would be some bath towels so my guest bathroom looks nicer. I am a crafter at heart, but want so badly to become a sewer, possibly a quilter, this would be the best machine to learn on. Thank you for this awesome opportunity to win such a machine.

  • I would love to make a quilt for my daughters graduation from high school. I would take different pictures of her through the years and make the quilt from those pictures. What a great keepsake.
    Thank you,
    Tamra

  • I am a Disabled American Veteran and belong to the DAV, American Legion and the auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The first project I would do is a quilt with embroidered names of veterans from Thomas County Georgia, to be displayed at all veterans programs.

  • I love to craft, but anything that needs sewn I have to do on my 40 year old singer. I would love to make a personalized quilt for each of my four children pretty much impossible with my current machine. I am retired, I have the time not the machine.

  • I would love to use this treasured machine to introduce my two lovely grandaughters to the art of sewing and embroidery. It would be such an accomplishment for them to embroider some hand towels with their initials for the bath they share!

  • I love to sew, but my sewing machine is broke and I am using my great grandmothers from the 70's. I would love to have this new one and could do so much with it. The first thing I would do is make my little girl a beautiful new dress and embroidery her name on it. She loves when I make her something new. Thank you.

  • We are expecting our first great-grandchild..a little girl. I can't wait to make her embroidered bibs, dresses etc. Also I would share the Singer sewing machine with her mother, my granddaughter, who loves to sew!

  • My first project would be to make napkins to go with my spring dishs. The dishs were handed down to me from a family friend that was stationed over seas during WW2 and brought these back to the US. They are beautiful with spring flowers and pale green leaves. Beautiful napkins would make my table just perfect!

  • This is so fantastic! There are so many things I'd want to sew first. Perhaps it would be to sew pretty embroidered dresses for my three granddaughters. Or maybe, quilts for all four grandchildren with embroidery. Decisions, decisions!

  • I would love to make embroidered napkins.

  • i love making quilts and different articles of clothing for children in africa

  • I would love to be able to embroider the Boston bruins team names and logo along with my son's favorite car on his belongings. He is ill and still being diagnosed with symptoms. They are not sure what is wrong but he has a spot near his brainstem. It would be a blessing to distract myself and bring him happiness with little things.

  • If I won the Singer Futura Machine I would embroider the hankerchiefs I inherited from my Granfather and give them to my Nana who has Alzheimer's so she could have something to remember him with. And of course I would do many other projects with it as well!! :)

  • If I won this machine, I would like to make quilts. I now use a 1910 treadle machine and love to sew.

  • I would make curtains for the upstairs level of our home! We have raised 3 children in our beautiful home and everytime I have put aside the money for the upstairs curtains something else take presidence. We do have blinds but curtains make a house a home. My mother taught me to sew... I made all of my clothes growing up so I would put it to good use!
    Thanks for the offer!
    Diane Boyle

  • My grandmother was always making quilts, and embroidered pillows, and all kinds of things. She is now 97 years old and unable to do these things any more. I would love to be able to do those things!! Thank you!!

  • My first projects would be for my Grandmother who inspired me to start sewing at a young age and for my mother who bought my first machine when I was 14.

  • I love to make creative things. I would make cute clothes for my little yorky and also decorative pillows and pillow covers.

  • I've sewn for years and although my current machine has a few built in stiches, I've never had a full-fledged embroidery machine before. For my first project, I'd make baby clothes for a new grand-nephew who is on the way.

  • I know that this would make an excellent sewing machine to develop new ideas and expressions of who you are. I love to make things and If I had this machine I would never leave it.. I am trying to quit smoking and it would be a great distraction from this habit. I would do it proud and make things for everyone.. Right now I am working on a quilt and this would be the icing on the cake for me.
    We live in a poor community an when I can make someone smile by giving something that would not only be functional but beautiful. This would make my notions SHINE AND EXCEL ALL OTHERS....

  • When I was younger my mother made each one of us kids a quilt (they were beautiful). Now being older and begin in that chapter of my life I would use this machine to do the same for my children; with the first project being a quilt for my mother.

  • I am finally getting back into sewing and crafting after 17 years! The first thing I would use this wonderful machine for is to create my own bedroom curtains. I have had to use the same ones since 1985 and really want a change! Thank you for this chance!

  • The first project I would like to make is a quilt with embroidered squares of the seasons. I saw one and it was just beautiful.

  • I have a very old Singer that doesn't work any more, and I've been needing a replacement. My first project would be to monogram bath towels as family gifts. After that, I'd like to try making roman shades for my home. Thanks!

  • When I heard about the contest I immediately started to praying about winning this one... I've never won anything in my life but this would be sooo important.
    I have had a plan to lounge my line of children clothing for long time now. I just started with first samples to my collection. Machine like this would be a dream - to help me to make my own to come true.

  • Wow...I have been using my mother's sewing machine that was handed down to me...but been having problems with it cause it's getting old...would love you have an updated one...I love love love to sew...especially new that I have a grandbaby...and with my mothers old sewing machine it's takin me longer to make her anything...This one be a blessing for me for my very first grandbaby...Thank you...and I love your shows...I don't miss a show

  • kimde56@comcast.net

    I would love to make embroidered napkins

  • I recently moved from the West Coast all the way to the East Coast (3175 Miles) so I could be closer to my new grandson. If I win the Singer Futura I will be so busy making Zac clothes and toys! I will also use it to embellish the hand puppets I make to donate to local hospitals and toy drives.

  • My youngest daughter just became engaged this past weekend. I would use this wonderful machine to make her wedding dress, as well as her bridesmaid's dresses. I would also make her decorations, such as a ring bearer pillow, shower basket. I would also make my own mother of the bride dress. Every girl dreams of a "Princess wedding" and even in today's economy, I would be able to help my daughter have her dream wedding.

  • I'm in my 60's and just love the retro styles of my youth. Can't wait to recreate some of the old 'Hippie' stuff wth that machine.

  • I would love to make a dress for my 2 year old daughter and a couple tops for myself and mother. Maybe shorts for my son. My grandmother,who passed away when I was ten, used to make pretty dresses for all four of us girls.

  • I love experimenting in an artistic way. My daughters are artists, I would transfer their art to fabric. My mother quilts, personalizing quilt blocks to share with her. This sewing machine would be a way for me to be creative and bring multi-generational interests together.

  • I love to create beautiful linens and clothes again. This machine would allow me to do that now that I deal with fiibromyalgia and arthritis.

  • I love embroider Christmas ornaments by hand ! Now is time to embroide in this machine if I won.
    Is a BEAUTIFUL !!! MACHINE.
    Thank you. :)

  • My last sewing project was a T-Shirt Quilt, which my sister and I designed for my niece as a high school gratuation gift. The quilt was assembled from sports shirts my niece wore from pre-school through high school.

    This piece contains so many fond memories, it brings tears to our eyes.

    I look forward to the next T-Shirt Quilt, we would be able to create with The Futura.

  • The first thing I'd make with the machine is a cat toy for my cat, Mittens. It'd probably be in the shape of an egg and filled with catnip. My cat is really lively and loves to play, so making a toy for her would make her very happy.

  • I love to create beautiful linens and clothes again. This machine would allow me to do that now that I deal with fiibromyalgia and arthritis.

  • I have four children and my oldest two daughters (ages 6 & 8) are just getting into sewing. We would all have so much fun making embroidered dance bags for them to take to ballet class. With four kids, the list of projects to make would be endless!

  • I would use this wonderful machine to embroider labels for the backs of all my quilts. You never know how long a quilt will stick around or where it might end up - all quilts should be labeled for future generations!

  • I would sew decor items and accessories for my 11 year old daughter. I would also love to sew linens and home decor items to give as gifts to my family and friends. I am a disabled stay at home mom and crafting is the one thing that keep me sane at times.

  • I would make a family tree quilt. My children seem to be growing up fast and the quilt will give me an opportunity to freeze this moment in time allowing me to reproduce memories forever. When I am old I’ll wrap myself in the quilt and remember the good times.

  • This is a great machine! The first thing I would sew and embroider is a prayer mat.

  • I'd just let the creative juices flow!!!

  • As a newly retired teacher, I finally have some time to do some of the treasure trove of ideas I have aspired to over the years. Redecorating projects such as pillows, draperies, monogrammed napkins and tablecloth are just a few.

  • We are expecting our first great-grandchild, a little girl. I can't wait to make her embroidered bibs, dresses,etc. Also I could share the sewing machine with her mother, my granddaughter, who loves to sew!

  • Wouldn't it be great to win this sewing machine which would create many ideas that are in my physic waiting to be developed. Starting with birthdates and names of my grandchildren on a keepsake pillow. Sharing your talents is so rewarding.

  • You know I haven't sewed for years! I'am 49 now.
    I would like to quilt on this machine. I would like to do some quilts my grandmother used to make. I miss the star quilt and also the aprons she used to make. I have two packed away that I just will not use. I also just redid my office/bunny room so I would like to make some new curtains. Half the room is my office and the other half is a room for the bunnies, a partion is the middle so I can look down at them while I am working at my desk!

  • I am one of your biggest fans Martha, and have been sewing with an ancient and very basic sewing machine forever...being a single mom of three - now grown but 2 still at home - I am not able to indulge in such luxuries!
    If I were to win this wonderful sewing machine, my very first project would be creating insulated draperies for all of the huge and drafty windows in our new apartment. Then I would start embroidering everything I can possibly think of - within reason of course!

  • We are being blessed with our first grand daughter and I am knitting and sewing a wardrobe so she doesn't have to wear older brother's re-runs 100% of the time. I plan to use the embroidery unit and stitch feminine motifs on bodices of little dresses, then assemble the garments with this fabulous machine. Thanks for offering this. Sincerely, Mary Anne

  • If I had this machine I would just go crazy with it. My 11 grandchildren give me lots of ideas to use on it. My first project would be to make new dish towels to add to made freshly redone kitchen. I would even add something to my curtains to blend them in.

  • My first project would probably be some kind of bag. Maybe a dance bag for my daughter, or maybe mini back pack for my 3 year old niece to take with her when she goes to Disney for the first time. I love to sew and create unique one-of-a-kind things. Good luck to all you crafters out there! :)

  • I would make the shoe and laundry bags that I saw on the show yesterday to give as gifts to all who come to visit me.

  • The amazing list of possible projects makes it hard to narrow it down to one project - but, pay it forward would be my priority in the form of soft, baby blankets, hats,etc. embroidered and donated to hospital nurseries where there is a continuous need.

  • When I saw that this machine does the embroidering I got very excited.. I have been wanting to personalize some towels for my bathroom, I just redid to make it spa-like and this would be the finishing touch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lets hope I win....

  • This would be fantastic for not only myself but for making things for friends! I've been wanting a great machine to help me make bags, pillows, blankets, and to be able to embroider! I'm not even sure what i'd do first!

  • I do alot of crafting and sewing. I am currently using a singer touch and sew from the late 60's early 70's that I bought at a household sale. I do cross stitch on clothing by hand. what a dream to have this machine!!!! Right now I am about to start curtains for my kitchen and know it will be a struggle on my old machine since thread tangles are a common occurance.

  • I would make rag quilts & traditional quilts. I have also wanted to learn to sew my own purses. I have the pattern but just haven't gotten started.

  • An amazing sewing machine! In my local craft store, I always stop by the embroidery machines to see the beautiful projects that can be made.
    My first project would be a fancy table runner for the dinning room table, followed by something for EVERY room in the house!

  • ther are so many things in my mind to create with this machine. towels, shirts, pillows for my sofa and beds gifts for christmas birthday's, weddings.... i could go on and on

  • The first project would be by my daughter. A close friend of hers past away right before Christmas, playing the choking game. He was 16, and it hurt her friends deeply. They want to make a blanket with his favorite colors, and pictures of his favorite things. A memory Blanket.

  • MONAGRAM,MONAGRAM,MONAGRAM!!!!! I think this would be a wonderful machine. I would share it with my daughters.

  • I've always had to borrow my mothers sewing machine when I get project ideas. I just moved into a restored mill building with 10' windows. I've been searching for embroidered drapes but have found nothing. My first project would be to make my own one of a kind embroidered drapes.

  • I retired last April and have been searching for a way to pay back to my community. If I won this wonderful machine I would monogram wash clothes for residents of the Hospic House,children's home and the homeless shelter. Hopefully this would make their day brighter.

  • Oh My Gosh Would I love to own this machine. I would use it to embroider names and designs on blankets for the children at the local Shrine Hospital. I would also make personalized covers for thier casts and bags for them to use. What a wonderful opportunity to help those children.
    Thank You

  • I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO TRY QUILTING - THIS WOULD GIVE ME THE IMPETUS TO ACTUALLY DO IT!

  • I do not sew, however, my mother does and my 8 year old daughter. This is something they do together. I would LOVE to be able to give this to my mother, who would fully appreciate it. I am sure my daughter and her Nana would be able to make many great things together.

  • how many first projects can a person do? i feel like i could spend at least a week in love with this machine. Although my mind automatically goes to my new grandbaby girl born in Hawaii Jan.6th. i think my first project , even though easter will be over, would be the easter eggs i saw on the show march 31st. they look like so much fun to do and martha zipped through that fabric with that machine like butter! i wanna do that! i wanna be the one zipping through that fabric with the Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine making the easter egg!

  • if i won this machine, i would probably want to embroider everything. i could see myself putting adorable little things on my daughters clothes,and some sweet things for my son who is a cubscout. it would be so exciting.

  • I would love to have this machine to make personalized labels for my quilts to make them more special as gifts.

  • I guilt and always wanted to embroider. Martha makes it look so easy. That would be my first project, emdroidered nepkins.

  • My fiance would use this more then me, but I know we could use it to fix up some things and then I'm sure she'd find loads of projects to use it for!

  • Hello Crafters! I am the mother of a crafty 10 year old girl who has great sewing ideas too and this sewing machine would be the best tool for us to share. The first project I would make with this beauty is a personalized tote bag, purse and pencil case for my daughter.
    P.S. just had surgery on my foot & can't walk for 3 months! But I can maneuver in my wheel chair to my *craft corner*!!

  • My first project would be embroidered napkins. I love to create beautiful linens and clothes again. This machine would allow me to do that now that I deal with fiibromyalgia and arthritis.

  • I have a Singer Futura that my husband bought for me 36 years ago. He is always after me to fix knees of his pants. My machine doesn't have the free arm so the first project I would do is get those pants fixed.

  • My wife is so desperate to win that she is making me write this to help her chances. So please get me out of the doghouse!

  • The first thing I'd make with the amazing machine would be monogrammed towels and pillowcases - for myself.

  • I have been a friend of Martha Stewart for many, many years. I have completed many project form the programs. I would love to have the new machine. IT would add a lot of new things to my projects. Thanks,

  • My first project would be to monogram pillows and towels. I have always wanted to do that because it makes everything beautiful and customized. Thank you Thank you for a FUN CONTEST.

  • I would love to have this sewing machine. I have several skirts and tops in my cedar chest that I can not part with. I would make a miniature quilt to be able to always see the beautiful fabrics.

  • This machine is amazing! I haven't sewn in too long. Today I watched Martha Stewart and am now inspired to cook Moo Shu Pork for dinner, start an easter egg project, and get out the sewing machine to put together that quilt I started years ago. Winning this Singer Futura would definitely give me incentive to finish old projects and tackle exciting new projects. I'm at a point in my life (kids in college) where I have time and energy to learn new things. I'm crossing my fingers!

  • After 2 plus years of not having a job, my sewing machine and I have become best friends.My Grandmother has been gone since 1972 and I remember her embroidering by hand, I wish she would have taught me how, but this would be the next best thing. My fingers and toes are crossed!

  • I make teddy bears and burp cloths for family and friends and would like the capability to embroider names on the gifts. Plus I love to do guest towels and pillows w/monograming. It always adds a touch of class.

  • I would love to make all of the pieces that I have patterns for that I haven't been able to sew!

  • My first project would be embroidered napkins. I'd love to create beautiful linens and clothes again. This machine would allow me to do that now that I deal with fiibromyalgia and arthritis.

  • You asked what would be the first thing I would make with this sewing machine. There is no doubt it would be cancer bands and childrens blankets all with cancer. Self Memorial Hospital here in Greenwood South Carolina has just built a cancer unit. So they are in need of adult hats and chilrens hats which I call bands and childrens blankets. And some of the kids wants stuffed animals and if this is what the hospital needs that is what I would try to do. Hope to hear from you soon. In Christ Debbie

  • i would enjoy making handkerchiefs with this machine.

  • I grew up using my Mom's Singer sewing machine for my 4-H projects. The first project I would make with my new sewing machine would be some new pillows for my living room. I have different brand (doesn't work)right now that is just not the same as a Singer!

  • The first project would be a bunny for my Sheltie, Sammy. He recently collapsed twice and almost died from an allergic reaction to weeds so long walks are no more,only venturing out for necessity. I'd love to make lots of friends to keep him company all day.
    Thank You

  • Thank you for this opportunity. I would embroider my lovely first granddaughter, Lily Beth, an elegant dress with the scriptures along the bottom that go with her beautiful name: Lillian Elizabeth.

  • I would love to own this fabulous sewing machine! Right now I have a Singer Simple, and I think it's great! I would love to start my own home business with this new machine, making embroidered tote bags & purses. Thanks for the chance!

  • I am 63 years old and have taught myself how to sew, knit and crochet. I have made Junior bridesmaid and even baptism gowns.If I see something I am entrigued with I will try to construct it. I usually buy books and work from the instructions and I never give up. I can't wait to try my hand at machine embroidery as I now have a great granddaughter to sew for.Love your machine and love the Martha Stewart show.

  • I would make bedding for my kids room and my own. I have so many ideas: like curtains, quilts, wallhanging and gifts. I always loved getting homemade gifts and would love to be able to make something special for someone.

  • I would love to have this machine. I have a old Singer that my mother gave me years ago. It has been a good machine ,but it's seen better days. I would make a memory quilt first, to hand down to my daughter. Love the show...

  • I would love to win this machine as I do not own a
    sewing machine. The first thing I would do would be
    to embroider. I have tried to embroider by hand many
    times and I just cannot get the hang of the stitching, I guess it a talent and I don't have it.
    I love the look of embroidery and this machine would be heaven sent.

  • I lost my 13 year old son on Dec. 10th after a 9 month battle with leukemia. We were given a few blankets for his 6months of hospital stays. I would love to make blankets for the newly diagnosed children at Arkansas Children's Hospital with their favorite characters/themes monogramed on them. I would also share this with my mom who is so crafty. This would be a dream machine for her. P.S. I will send you the first blanket to give to a child with cancer if you would like! Philippians 4:13

  • A dream come true! A machine that will sew and embroider! Because I am a busy stay at home mom with a 19mo old and a 2 wk old I would finally make a full set of monogrammed sheets for my mom for Mother's Day!!!!!

  • I would make curtains that go around my bedroom windows, covering the crack left by the roman shades. That way we can remove the toilet paper that my husband has hanging over the space in the window. After years of toilet paper I'm ready for a change. :)

  • My first project would be an Air Force themed quilted wallhanging for my husband. He was recently promoted to the rank of Colonel, and will leave for 2 years in Korea in June. I would love to be able to send the wallhanging with him! The machine looks amazing!

  • I have been wanting to make decorator pillows for my couch and bed. The ones I see in the store all seem to look alike and I want my own signature on them!

  • I got out my sewing machine recently (I bought it more than 30 years ago) to make some curtains and doll clothes for my new 8 yr. old granddaughter. I am on disability and can't afford to buy a new one and they told me mine is unfixable.
    My daughter is amazing, she is 32, single and just adopted a 8 yr. old and a 13 yr. old. Their grandmother was the caretaker and she passed away suddenly from cancer. There was no family to take them so she stepped up and now has an "instant" family. I really want to sew for Emily and this sewing machine would be a "God Sent"
    Fingers and Toes crossed, LOL

  • I would monogram, monogram, monogram....linens, tea towels, sheets, pillow cases, blouses, pjs...I adore monogramed everything! Sophisticated and elegant, and a lovely way to be remembered by my family....lovely, lovely, lovely....

  • Dear Martha & Staff
    I haven't used a sewing machine since high school. I would love to win this machine and relearn all the New/Old skills on it :-) I enjoy all the tips I get from your show. Keep up the good work! Thank you

  • I would sew burp cloths for my 4th grandchild who will be born in May. My daughter could finish the quilt she started 2 years ago since that's how long my inherited Singer(40+ yrs. old)has been out of commission.

  • I would make new curtains for my kitchen...my machine is plain and dates back to the 1980s!

  • I saw this machine at a sewing fair and I've since fallen in love with it. My dreams of customizing bags , towels church stashes, etc. will come true if I can win this machine. It could jumpstart my life since I've been laid off for over a year now.

  • wow! there so many things that come to mind when I think what I could do with this sensational machine, but the first thing I would do are some baby gifts like embroied blankets for my twin nieces. My sister is due in June and the whole family is really happy about it and looking foward to meet the babies.
    Thank you and good luck to everyone!

  • What an amazing machine--my dream machine. After having 4 boys I now have 2 beautiful granddaughters. My first project would be to embroider on sundresses for the girls.From there the sky would be the limit- what an amazing treat it would be to sew on this fabulous machine. Thank You

  • I want so bad to learn to sew but I need a sewing machine this looks like a great one. I also am going to get Martha swing Book. This machine would open my life to many new creations, making gifts for family and friends.

  • My house has been for sale for awhile now, and the carrot that keeps me going are the dreams of sewing new things for my next home. I love to sew drapes, slipcovers and pillows, and with this fabulous machine, I could monogram our towels and duvet covers...my mind is reeling with ideas.

  • I would make matching embroided pillow cases and sheets for my new apartment. After 32 years of marraige my husband and I are losing our home to forclosure because my business partner embessled money causing the downfall of my business and many personal assets.

  • If I win the Futura, I would make a Pillow Case Dresses, then I would embroider something nice on the front of the dresses.

  • I love to craft and have always wanted to try machine embroidering.I have three lovely granddaughters I love to make things for and this would be fantastic to decorate their dresses etc. with.

  • I would love to make the fabric eggs from your show. I would use the embroidery arm to make the letters in spring, one on each egg and place them in my living room window sill for the Easter and spring seasons each year.

  • I would make a Civil War day dress to wear during my living history spinning demonstrations. What a concept: A Futura machine to make historical dresses!

  • I would be doing some embroidery on some dress shirts and handkerchiefs immediately.

  • My first project would be a memory quilt for my grandchildren. I would like to create a collage of embroidered memories to last a lifetime and to always remind them of the special times we share. I love Singer. My first machine was purchased 40 years ago, a used machine for the price of $20. Sill own this machine.

  • I am have surgery April 1st for chronic carpal tunnel syndrom pain, tomorrow. My current sewing machine is not working properly and I look forward to getting back to one of my favorite activities - sewing. I am going to purchase and read the new Martha Stewart sewing crafts book to read while I recover. If I win I plan to embroider some hand towels for my mom's bathroom since hers are at least 40 years old and very shabby looking but not chic.

  • I don't know where to start. I have many, many projects - from curtains to pillows to cloth baby dolls that I've started making that I would like to donate to our local charitable organizations. The embroidery part of the machine would come in handy to sew the baby doll's faces.

    Thanks

  • As a mom of three young children, the first thing I would create is a lasting memory. I would do this by allowing them to choose a special project which will probably include princesses, fairies, knights, pirates and a special cupcake w/pink frosting, red sprinkles and the letter "A".

  • I have just recently taken the plunge and opened my own Etsy shop! I make these unique 'signature' pieces,

    C R O C H E T T E A C U P S

    ...and if I had an embroider machine, I'd find a way to personalize these cups, be it a floral design or customized initial....

    MAYBE MAKE ONE FOR MARTHA THAT SAYS

    "MARTHA'S A SWEET TEA"

    ....being creative I know I'll never NOT find a use for a gorgeous machine like this! PLEASE, PLEASE enter me into this fabulous and generous contest! I want it so very badly!!!! Does extra begging still count for anything these days? lol

    ciao...thanks for the opportunity!
    creative carmelina lounsbury

  • Grandkids, grandkids, love sewing and could do something special for them.

  • I am a quilter but, with this machine I'd have to make something that looks vintage and lacy. Maybe something that has beautiful hand made dollies in it. I do know one thing, if I were to have this machine my making possibilities would be endless. Thanks a lot!

  • If I win the sewing machine I will be using it to make quillows and blankets for small children with cancer who are in the hospital.

  • This machine will be perfect for personalizing squares in a quilt, i.e., grandchildren's names, monograms, or my personal signature as the quilter.

  • The first thing I would make is 35 individually monogrammed cloth everyday dinner napkins - a week's worth for my family. It's an easy everyday way to go green, and each person gets their own weekly supply! After those, my immagination is limitless!

  • OMG! What an amazing machine.Just when you think you have seen it all. Singer sets the bar higher again. With such an amazing machine I would contact a local shelter and monagram each child in the shelter with a new pair of PJ's. Truly amazing Singer!!

  • If I were lucky enough to win this wonderful machine I'd finally be able to do the embroidery I've always wanted to do. Picture frames for my photo creations, oh-h-h just too many projects to mention.

  • I own my mothers old Singer Sewing machine and would just love to own the newest version in order to make things for my 4 grandchildren. What a super Easter contest.

  • Arthritis!!!!! I would finally be able to get back into creating and making beautiful embroidered items since my chronic arthitic condition has kept me from doing any handiwork for years. And with a Singer, nothing could be better!

  • I'm an old Grandma computer sewing beginner! Singer has made this machine user-friendly! I could start with designer pillowcases, then move to tee shirt computerized lettering. Then I'd advance to tablecloth design. Then I would go to flower designs on my granddaughters' sundresses, then I would undertake wall hanging designs, then I would...
    I've been a Singer machine owner since 1950 on my grandma's treadle! I WANT this machine!

  • I would love to be able to make my first grandchild's bedding and christening gown. I had planned on doing some hand embroidery on a christening gown,but recently had eye surgery and this machine would allow me to do it without strain on my eyes. I'd love it!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hi: I am an addictions counselor in an inpatient treatment program. I am presently running the women's tract and would like to have a group teaching them how to sew, and embroider. I have been sewing since I was 12 years old and have much to offer them. It would be a great skill-- for it takes time and gives the women a sense of accomplishment-- I would teach them how to make quilts and pillows for possibly Babies born dependent on a substance --to donate to hospitals or even for their own children who are ususally taken from them temporarily due to drug related problems. This would also empower them to gain some self- esteem and feel good about paying it forward to someone who needs some comfort and warmth from what they have made. Thanks

  • I have always enjoyed embroidering fancywork but an accident left me without fingers to hold the needle so I haven't been able to do this craft. I would very much like to win this machine so I could continue with this art.
    Thank You!

  • I would finish a quilt that I had guests of parents 50th anniversary sign or draw for them. Having a machine that could add special touches would give me the incentive to complete the quilt.

  • the first thing i would make withthe singer futura is my daugthers prom dress it would mean so much to her to have a beautiful gown made by her mother i never went to prom so this is going to be big!

  • This machine would be perfect for making lovely items for my grandchildren and great grandchild. Glady

  • I'm giving this a try, but I really don't think I have a shot of winning after reading some of those comments. I'm not sure what my first project would be because I never had an embroidery machine, but I'd love to learn.

  • I LOVE to give handmade gifts to people! To be able to personalize them would be even more exciting and VERY special! I learned to sew on my Mom's "Futura" back in the 60's! Good luck to everyone--this is an awesome prize! Thanks Martha for your generosity!

  • My first project with a brand new Futura Sewing/Embroidery Machine, would be to finish the Baby quilts I'm making for my new grandson and my grandbaby that's due in June. I have so many outstanding projects that I'd probably use it every day. I love your show,your magazines and your website.

  • What I would do if I were lucky enough to win such a wonderful product would be to give it away. Yes, I seriously would give it away. I have a wonderful friend who has helped me through some rough times in my life and I have never been able to repay her. Having a friend like her has been such a blessing. She is so talented with a sewing machine and she is always doing things for me and my children. Oh, and now my grandchildren. I would love to surprise her with a wonderful product she could enjoy. I owe her so much more for being a shining star in our lives!

  • The first project I would make with a Futura sewing machine would probably be my own wedding gown. I am extremely picky when it comes to just how I want my gown to look, and I would be able to create exactly what I would want with the Futura!

  • The first project I would make would be a large bag I have been wanting to make for a couple of months now. I found the pattern in a quilting magazine. I visualize it with a strip of fabric suggeting grass at the bottom topped by fabric with soccer balls all over it but I can't find the fabric to help me realize this vision. I'm sure I could design the fabrics with this lovely machine.

  • I would give this machine to my mother. Her 30 year old Singer sewing machine “Old Clunky" served us all well for many years but, Clunky clunked his last clunk last month and my mom can’t afford a new machine. Her first project would be overalls for her grandson, Jack.

  • Wow! What a prize! I would make my first quilt and donate to the Downy Foundation (quilts for children). And then I would sew and sew and sew to my hearts content!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I have been searching FOREVER for coordinating drapes for my living and dining room. I want them to relate in colors and theme, but I have yet to find what I am looking for anywhere (branch with berries, blossoms, leaves theme) I would also like to make pillows for living room and cover dining chairs. Subtle, not matchy-matchy.

  • I would monogram everything from tea towels to pillow slips. I have been doing hand embriodery, and this would be fun!

  • I am getting married, and my mother and I had discussed making my wedding gown, as I'm not impressed with any I'm finding. That would be a GREAT first project, and a great experience to share with my mom!

  • would be neat to have to make draps for my grandoughters bed rooms,monogram their jumpers ect.

  • With the Furtura I would like to make monogrammed napkins and hand towels for gifts.

  • I've been making rag dolls for the past few years among other projects, such as throw pillows and lavender sachets and now I'm ready to make cute summer dresses for my daughter. I do some embroidery and would love a sewing machine that could help me out in that department!

  • I remember my Aunt sewing for me when I was small. She made my first doll. When Katrina hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast where we lived at the time the doll was destroyed. I got on line as soon as I could and bought the vintage pattern that she had made the doll with in 1947 when I was born. I would make that doll just like the one she made me!!!!!!!!

  • I have not had a machine for 10 years. Everytime I see you sewing I think of my home ech. class teacher as well. I now have a new 6 month old grandson, Jacob, who is the love of our lives! I would use this machine to make him toys, outfits, blankets, and it would help me keep my mind off my chronic pain. I have suffered with this for over 6 years and I am constantly looking for things to keep my mind off my pain. This would help me in a wonderful way, truly. Thank you for considering me.

  • I would make a assortmentof baby gifts since I am patiently waiting for my first grandchild in about six weeks. Personalized gift meant so much to me when I had my children years ago.

  • I've always been an avid crafter. One of my goals was to be able to purchase an embroidery sewing machine before I retired. I wasn't able to. I have lots of things I would like to make with a machine like this. The most important would be to embroider a cross and name on baptism napkins for my church.

  • My first project would be one that I have been wanting to finish for a long time. I would make quilted pot holders with embroidered initals on them. These pot holders would be made from clothing from my father who has past away.

  • My husband and I are newleyweds, only married for 3 monthes. He's in the Navy, and I am a student, so you can imagine how tight our budget is. Especially since we are planning for another 'formal' wedding and children are in the immenent future.

    When I was young, my mother and father were on an even tighter budget, and my mother made most of my sister and I('s) clothes. I so very much want to learn to do this for MY children, and learn to make other household things.

    To save money, and have more power to have the exact textiles that I want in my home, my ideal projects include: Curtains for livingroom, kitchen, and bedrooms, re-upholstering projects, storage area coverings, and decorative projects.

    I WANT AND NEED THIS NEW HOBBY! PLEASE RAMDOMLY PICK ME!

  • I am a girl scout leader. I am working with my troop of 13, 12yr.old girls on their sewing badge and we are making small quilts for children's hospital. It would be really special to put some design on the quilts.

    thank you

  • Would to give this fabulous machine to my daughter who will be May bride. She successfully reared solo three children - through college. My 50-year-old Singer has served us, plus daughters and granddaughters. She has earned this machine - a reward for a job well done.

  • I would love to have the Futura so I could make clothes and toys for my grandchildren and great grand child.lady

  • My first project would be a label for the quilt I am making for my daughter Hannah. It is a quilt honoring the friendship between Hannah and her friend Megan who died in an accident last summer.

  • I've been sewing since I was a teenager in the sixties, and lately I've noticed a welcome resurgence of interest in sewing (partially in response to shows such as MSL). I have never had a really good computerized sewing machine, and since I sew a lot for my granddaughter (and new grandson next August) I would love to explore all the new possibilities!

  • I WOULD LOVE TO OWN A NEW MACHINE I HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO BY ONE.I GOT A MACHINE A LONG TIME AGO AT GOODWILL.THE FIRST THING I MAKE IS MY GRANDDAUGHTERS SUMMER OUTFITS.GOOD LUCK TO WHO WILL WIN THIS WONDER FUL PRIZE.

  • I have always want Monogramed towels,so first craft project would be to Embroidery/ Monogram towels for myself. And from there Start my own sewing business.

  • I would monogram everything from tea towels to pillow ships. I have been doing hand embroidery, and this would be fun!

  • I love to do presents by hand , for any my friend , and I love to embroider a lot by hand , now is time to do in this lovely and beautiful machine if I won !
    Thank you !!!

  • I have 6 grandbabies ages 5,4,3,2,two are 1. I would love to make customized quilts for them. Using the embroidery for some of the blocks ect....
    Kelly D. Olguin
    waolguin@msn.com

  • I would make pillow case dresses for the Haiti Relief effort. They are so easy to make and a workable sewing machine would make it MUCH easier. Thanks for providing this opportunity!Check them out!
    http://sewingmamas.com/b/downloads.php?do=file&id=17

  • My mother tried to teach me how to sew when I was younger, but I never quite got the hang of it. My first project would be a mother-daughter one. I have an upcoming wedding and some beautifully embroidered monogram cloth napkins would be perfect for the reception.

  • What a great sewing machine!! My daughter, Jenny, is getting married to a wonderful gentleman this August. The first thing I would create is a triple script "Tiffany Blue" monogramed pillow for my daughter with her NEW monogram! Have not had a sewing machine since the Singer sewing machine (with built-in cabinet!) which my grandmother bought for me in 1972!

  • I have so admired theese machines,but have not as yet been able to aford one, what a blessing it would be to win one.
    I have so many projects i would be doing.quilts,
    pillow casses,sheets,
    dish towels,clothing.I love the many things this machine can do,it;s just totaly amazing.Im afraid i would never be seen unless people came to see me in my sewing room,but they would get many buitifull gifts.lol

  • When I was five years old I remember my aunt would make summer dresses for me and my sister. She passed away of cancer in 1984. Until this day I have fond memories of her and all the beautiful dresses she made us. I would love to do that for my one year old niece and hope to create great memories with her as I have for my aunt.

  • I would really love to do some crafts with my grand daughters and make them some type of clothing. their other grandma does lots of crafts and i would love to try some with them, because they enjoy it so much. what better way to make lasting memories.

  • Oh my... This would just be the ticket! I recently bought a duponi silk king sized duvet cover (that was $600 full price) for $40 to cut up and make a queen bed scarf and two pillow shams. I also really wanted them momogrammed...I could do it ALL! Cool...

  • I'm a 67 year old grandmother of five and have been sewing since I was 12 years old. Every holiday or special occasion I would make dresses, coats, etc. for my mother, sister and myself. I love sewing and love to try new things. My sewing machine is a basic Kenmore which at least has some stretch stitches. I would love to have my creative juices inspired by the Futura. My greatest joy is making all celebratory dresses for them including christening, first Communion, wedding, etc.

  • I lost all my sewing things and things I had made in a fire. I'd make a quilt with a phoenix (out of the ashes) theme as my first project.

  • if i won the sewing machine i would make myself some new shirts,withlots of springy embrodery

  • My 14 year old son and I don't have much in common except Music! He is a true rocker and is taking lessons on bass. I would love to surprise him on his birthday with a quilt made from my old concert t-shirts.

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  • I did not want my last name to be exposed of course. Thank you.

  • I would love to win this for my wife so that I could give this machine to my wife for Mother's Day!!! I missed it last year because I was deployed and she just gave birth to our 2nd son 2 weeks ago! She loves sewing and monogramming!

  • I have completed 3 one patch wonder quilts and I'm working on a new one. With this machine I could add an octagon with the embrodery along with the triangle patches. The 3D boxes added to the pattern would be amazing. Thank-you for this opportunity.

  • I don't know if I could do a very good job, But I would like to make a family quilt for our reunion with all the members that have passed from cancer. I am a breast cancer survivor, I have lost two sisters to breast cancer, my Mother to renal cancer, my Step Father to lung cancer, my brother to liver cancer, also a brother to an accident. I have a niece in remission with breast cancer. I have another sister that is on hospice with ovarian cancer. I lost my birth Father to a heart attack. An infant nephew to walking pneumonia. Another nephew to heart attack and stroke. I still have 5 siblings living. Some people would say that I have bad luck I am also a survivor of a brain hemmorage. I was in the hospital for two months and I lost my Mother while I was in there, they thought they were going to have two funerals, but I survived and had to learn to walk and do alot of things over. I am not unlucky you see our Father in Heaven pulled me through all these trials. I have wonderful memories of my family. I look at it as things could have been alot worse. No brain damage to speak of and they caught my cancer in the earliest stage possible and I did not have to go through chemo or radiation just have to take a pill for 5 years. I hope I win cause I could never afford anything like this. But it is ok if I don't. Thank you for your time.

  • I'm a quilter but, with this machine I'd make something vintage and lacy. Maybe something with handmade dollies. I do know one thing, if I had this machine my making possibilities would be endless! Thank you!

  • Having recently lost the "Love of My Life" I want to make a quilt incorporating his shirts and ties for myself and mimi-quilts for his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren (the second was born only days after his passing).

  • I would love to embroider some special pillows for my family. I could personalize each one and send them out as holiday gifts.

  • I belong to a quilt group and we make quilts for Kids
    I would make something great to put on a quilt for the babies at the Hospital,it would be so much fun to use a new singer I have had a singer for 50 years
    it gave up the ship. Jane Webb

  • I would have so much fun monograming gifts and making labels for my quilts. Sew much fun!

  • A co-worker bus driver got me hooked on quilting. I would love a modern machine to make a replica of a quilt given to me by my grandmother made by her grandmother.

  • With over 30 years of really good service, my old, tired sewing machine needs to retire. I really could use a new one. Thanks.

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  • My father-in-law died two years ago. He always wore the best flannel coats. And whenever you hugged him it was the best !!!!!!!!! He and my mother in law were married 41 years and they were the best of friends and her life has changed so much and she is so lonely without him and we miss him so much. I want to take those flannel coats that she said we could have and make a flannel quilt with the sewing machine. It would be like getting a hug from him again and maybe give her some comfort.

  • Having just finished my chemo-therapy and radiation treatments in February of this year..I would love to make a quilt telling my "cancer-story"..as hope for others. I would pass the quilt down to my grandchildren. Please consider me to win this beautiful machine. Thank you
    Janet K.

  • My first...and second...and...would be baby burp cloths. My mom and I have a side business making the most adorable embellished cloth diaper burp cloths. Our earnings supplement her retirement and give this SAHM some MadMoney. We currently pay for embroidery but now we'd do it ourselves!

  • I am anxiou to make a quilt for the Linus project. They give quilts to children who have cancer. A little embroider in some of the patches would make the qulit even that more special.

  • My current Singer machine is 42 years old (as old as my marriage)! I have two young granddaughters who already know a lot about birds and butterflies and so my first project on this fabulous machine would have to be embroidered dresses with birds and butterflies in their favorite color!

  • I would be making curtains. Lots of curtains.

  • Since sewing one's own projects offers a personal touch for fabric & creative choices, I would like to sew & embellish a quilt using the embroidery feature for my grandsons & also make them some clothing using the embroidery feature, along with a million other ideas in my head.
    Thanks.

  • I would repair my comforter which I have been putting off as I now sew on a treadle sewing machine.

  • The first thing I would do with this machine is make
    matching embroided dresses for my Granddaughters, the oldest is 4 the other is yet to be born. I have
    never worked with a machine like this but would love to learn!

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  • I would love this dream machine. The computer on my singer just died. I sew rice bags for anyone whom I hear has a circulation problem. Put them in the microwave for 2 minutes and it will keep their hands warm for hours. I would also love to start quilting.

  • The first project that I would make with the new sewing machine is embrodiered pillowcases for my stepdaughters for college. They would have something elegant, personal, to feel like home.

  • I'd would love to win one of these machines
    I could make a lot of things napkins, scarfs, etc
    so many things to make with this beautiful macchin.

  • Oh my... This would just be the ticket! I recently bought a duponi silk king sized duvet cover (that was $600 full price) for $40 to cut up and make a queen bed scarf and two pillow shams. I also really wanted them momogrammed...I could do it ALL!

  • My mother has Alzheimer’s and is in a nursing home she has loved flowers and the Lord her whole life. I would make her a quilt with her children and grand children’s pictures on it and would embroider all of the names under there picture with flowers and a Bible scripture to hang on her wall above her bed.

  • Both my Dad and my Dad-in-law have passed away, but I have several of their old silk neckties. I would love to incorporate them into some sort of decorative sewing project, but my old machine is broken. In these tough times I can't afford a new one. Help!

  • I am still sewing on my first singer sewing machine purchased in 1965 after graduating from college. I made my clothes, children clothes and even outfits for the dolls. Now I am using it to redo the canvas covers for my boat. If I had this new machine, I could not only easily finish current projects, but customise hats, shirts, table mats, etc. with boat logos for me and members of my sailing club. Retirement gives me the time!

  • I have recently retired and am currently remodeling my craft room. This machine would be a great addition and inspiration for new crafting possibilities. Wow!

  • Oh, I'd have a tough time deciding the first project. Probably something for my long awaited granddaughter, who'll be joining this world in July. Then I'd just have to make some quilts with embroidery depicting family members for my 87 year old mother and mother-in-law. Where would I start ???? :-)

  • I'd create a logo for myself and embroider it on ribbon so I can attach it to all the cute things I create - especially my bead-knitted purses.

    S.W.A.K.

  • the first thin i would make with the singer futura is my daugthers prom dress i would mean so much to her to have a beautiful gown made by her mother i never went to prom so this ones going to be big!

  • at age 72 i just finished making a 18'x6' braided living-room rug. arthritis and all. time for a new challenge not quite so heavy.i have followed Martha for so many years -done it all from wallpapering to slip- covers, crafts of all kinds but never anything so beautiful. i would love to learn something new to make for my oldest grand-daughter who is planning her wedding for next year.

  • The first project(s) that I would sew with the Singer Futura would be my soon-to-be granddaughters name and initials on the nursery items that I am beginning to sew with my daughter. Her baby girl is due mid-May. The next great project would be a quilt for my mother-in-law with all the children's, grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's, names and birthdates.

  • I'm getting married this summer, and I would make a set of embroidered letters spelling out our name. I would frame each of them individually, creating a personalized piece of art to hang in our first place!

  • I would first make something for my two year old grandaughter; maybe an embroderied quilt. Most of all I would just have fun with this amazing machine.

  • I would make a dress up box, with a shawl, wedding dress, toto ect. for all my nieces and nephews that come over to play at Aunties house.
    The list from there can go on forever. lol.

  • I have spent alife time sewing and have worn out 3 sewing machines.I learned to sew out of a financial need to cloth my family. Since my retirement as a teacher I have been making quilts to give as gifts to friends.My first project will be a memory quilt for the family of a good neighbor who recently passed away.

  • I love it when you have sewing on the show. I can try new things. I'm still am using the Singer Merritt that my husband got for me the first year we were married going on 30 years. I have done a lot on it from making cloths that I take to are local fair, and entered in open class. To making cloths for may children when they were little. I have even been asked to do alterations on formals for some of my friends. All i know is this machine would make doing the things i love to do so much easier. Every time i go into a sewing store to look for fabric my eyes always go to see the new machines. And now i have my first Grand son i can make things for him.

  • This machine would be so much fun to own. I would embrodier and monogram everything I could. My Singer is old, but still is in good working condition. I know it would be a great machine.

  • First, I would take time to learn the details of the beautiful machine. Then I will start by making Christening Gowns and other items I could sell. Crafting is my passion; this machine will help to support my children and me since I am having a hard time finding work.

  • the first thing i would make with the singer futura is my daugthers prom dress i would mean so much to her to have a beautiful gown made by her mother i never went to prom so this ones going to be big!

  • what a great machine! i am a brownie co-leader, we are teaching basic sewing to our 2nd grade brownies. i have a basic sewing machine that i let them use-this would be a great teaching machine(not sure if i'd let them touch it. love to embroider hats for the troop for encampment-maybe even for all the Girl Scouts in town!!

  • The first project I would make is a set of linen dinner napkins.

  • I'm sixty-nine years old and disabled and I've always wanted a machine with all the extras. So I probably try to make it all.

  • I would use this machine to make crafts to sell to improve the education for the children in the small village of Mafi Dove in Ghana. This has been a mission concentration of my Church for nearly 12 years. I can only imagine what our parish women and men can do with this marvelous sewing tool. In January, four people from our parish went to Ghana to set up a computer lab in the school. Maybe computer cases would be the first project to make to send to them? Thanks so much.

  • I wouldn't know where to start...the possibilities are endless...but most likely use it to teach my 9 year old twins how to sew. Thanks!!!!

  • I would love to win the sewing machine. I pay a fortune every year paying to have blankets personalized for grad.,weddings anniversarys,birthdays,baby showers and even 1 death.I also donate blankets I make for a nursing home. This machine would be a great tool for me.

  • My 14 year old son and I don't have much in common except Music! He is a true rocker and is taking lessons on bass. I would love to surprise him on his birthday with a quilt made from my old concert t-shirts. This machine rocks!

  • Ideas become limitless. I might finally attack the 't-shirt' quilts. The embroidery feature brings to mind monograms,embroidery for quilts...and CARD ideas(which I really love).

  • Money is tight, my husband lost his job in September. This machine is something we would never be able to afford. I am a stay at home mom with two little girls. My first project, Princess comforters for their beds. They play princess everyday and I could make something beautiful for them.

  • My first project would be to replace some curtains that I made over 20 years ago in my basement. I can't find any curtain with fabric heavy enough to keep out the cold weather, but I can find lots of fabric that I can use.

  • I would like to try my hand at the bells and whistles a sewing machine like the Singer Futura can provide. I like to quilt,sew, and do hand needlework. It would be amazing to make various styles of Christening Gowns for family members. I would explore the features this machine could provide.

  • I am a 67 year old grandmother of five and have been sewing since I was 12 years old. Every holiday or special occasion I made dresses, coats, etc. for my mother, sister and myself. I love the creative side of sewing. My current sewing machine is a Kenmore and at least has stretch stiches. I can only imagine how the Futura would inspire me.

  • The first thing I would make would be shirts my family to show their support for me (stage IV colorectal cancer) and colon/rectal cancer. I was diagnosed one year ago with terminal cancer and I am surviving. My family has been a big support and I want to pass the word about prevention. By embroidering shirts, I can have them wear them and help to get the word out.

  • Such a neat machine. Would make monogramed napkins for my only grandson's 1st birthday party in May. His three older sisters would be delighted.

  • The first project would be personalized chair covers for my outdoor furniture. They are in dire need of new covers and this way I could get the color and style I want by making them and have the ability to personalize them. That would be great! :-) Thank You.

  • I would make everything I could dream.

  • I volunteer for Northern Michigan Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation. This machine would mean we could embroider jackets/shirts to get the word out about NMHRR and more importantly for the horse blankets/sheets to let people know when we trailer them to functions they are ready for a new beginning!

  • This would be a gift to my daughter who is starting out on a life of her own.

  • I would make embroidered towels. Towels with names embroidered on them would be perfect gifts for all of my mom friends.

  • If I won this wonderful sewing machine, I would first help my friend make a beautiful blanket to raise money for a cancer walk. She is trying so hard to raise the money. I would love to help her! She is an Angel!

  • I have a 1978 Singer sewing machine. I would love to have an embroidery/sewing machine. I live in Bath Maine a beautiful city. As a child I grew up with a Gingko tree in my yard. I would love to make a table cloth and napkins with the Gingko leaf on them.

  • I'm a Great Grandmother with three wonderful great grandchildren.This machine would allow me to make each of them one of a kind clothing ,that would also make memories.Thanks Martha

  • I would love to win this amazing machine I have an old New Home machine my grandmother gave me over 25 years ago.I dye my own cloth,weave,felt and hand embroider I love lots of layers.This machine would open up so many new directions to turn my handmade cloths into beautiful,useful everyday items.My first project would be a very cool quilt to match a very cool sheet set I made for my 11 year old nephew. He just had to move and I have been helping him make his new room a fun, inviting and comforting space.We could really have fun with this machine!

  • Hi Martha, my Malteses, Sparky,Star and I watch your show everyday and we love it. My friend Mary Helen gave me some of your magazines Food Everyday and I love them. If I were to win the Singer Sewing Machine, I would be able to make more quilts and embroider towels and pillow sheets. My dogs get real excited when we see Fransheca your babies. They understand everything I tell them. Thank You for all your generousity in the Love you share to teach the world. There is a easy way of decorating a bunny cake no has demostrated if you are interested let me know. Your Friend, Delma

  • I currently use a Singer Futura II that I bought new in about 1978. I keep thinking I need a new machine and I recently got mine serviced and it sews great, but to have a new embroidery machine would just be a dream. I would finish some projects I have started and start a list of projects in my head.

  • Our whole family is in to showing horses and show clothing is very expensive to buy. I would make rail jackets, shirts etc. The horses would also benefit with sheets, hoods etc. My most precious project would be for the new grandson coming in July due date my birthday. Lots of blankets, bibs, etc even cloth diapers. This machine would be very welcomed in our household and very well used.

  • Ideas become limitless. I might finally do the 't-shirt' quilts for my college age children. The embroidery feature brings up ideas for cards (which I love), monograms, and special items for quilts.

  • I would make a playblanket for mynewest grandson, who was a late but very welcomed surprise!. My second daughter made such a blanket for one of our other grandsons and this would include such things a lace made by my mother, material from items made for other grandchildren and embroidered drawings done by his brothers ( 3) and sister(1) as well as cousins (3). This blanket would serve to remind us all that we are connected to each other and to those in our family through the things we make and dream.

  • For nearly 12 years my church has sponsored the village of Mafi Dove in Ghana. We would make crafts to sell to support the children in that village.

  • I have one and a half year old granddaughter and enjoy sewing for her. I also sewed clothing for my two now grown daughters when they were young. Unfortunately my machine is not equipped to do embroidery and I would love to have this feature to embroider on the outfits I make for my little Greta. My first project would be an outfit with embroidery for her.
    Bonnie S.

  • This would enrich my life. Having five granddaughters I am consently sewing,so I could could make them pretty dresses and bedding.

  • I would sew for our 8 granddaughters and 2 great granddaughters - Abi, Katie, Emily, Candace, Cherith, Hannah, Anna and Sage. Also, Adelyn and the new one coming in July. I use my old machine for repairs but I would love to make pretty things.

  • I would make quilts that had decorative blocks and also make adorable clothing for my baby and niece.

  • I want to make new cushions for a chair that my beloved Nana left me. I haven't had a machcine that would able meto do that.

  • What a fabulous machine, and great give-away. I always wanted a sewing matchine that could monogram, and do more then just sew... Oh my, I don't know where I would start. I have 3 wonderfull grandkids. I love to make things for them, to think I could make embroidered things like, shirts, pillow cases, sheets, designs on their pants, jackets. Wow this list could go on and on. And teach my oldest granddaughter how to sew things. She is going to be 10 this year. Oh and make shirts for my family reuion, I am 1 of 11 kids, with both parents still living.
    Thank you Martha! for all you do...

  • I would make a quilt using my late husband's tee shirts that I saved from our travels together. I think that I could do some personalizing on the quilt blocks using the embroidery function. Endless projects live in my mind waiting to be released.

  • Personalizing anything makes it so much more special! I've wanted to purchase a sewing machine in order to help bring out my creative abilities, but have yet to do so. The first thing I would make would be a blanket to welcome the arrival of my friend Hayley's baby!!!

  • Every year I try to give handmade Christmas gifts from my home. With this machine I would make personalized gifts for family and friends this year. I have a 16 year old Elna that was state of the art when I purchased it. I've taken really good care of it and it still runs like brand new but I must say, this new Futura sure isn't my mother's Singer.

  • After telling all my friends I won the machine, I would have a crafting party and invite them over to try out the machine and use it for their craft projects...unless they decide to purchase their own!

  • My 1st project will be monograph the cute dress up clothes of our 2ns new born boy, including his blankets, and this machine will be very usufull with our 1st daugther who is in pre-k, for create a wonderfull costumes for the festivals for this fall.

  • I love to sew, but never had a sewing machine. If I won I would use this machine to sew costumes for my daughters school plays that I have done every year by hand. I would also use it to fix the clothes of my neighbors in the apartment complex we live in. Lastly I would show how to sew to all my daughters friends. Show them what a great skill sewing can be and what a creative activity it is.

  • My first child going to college this fall and would love Futura machine to create for her a personlized ensemble of bags and other items to take with her. She will be going to school with a statement of her own style! What a way start! Love it!

  • Wow what an awesome machine, I have been sewing on my mother's old Singer for at least 30+ years. If I won this new machine the my first project I would love to embroidery my son's jacket with his Karate Team Logo.

    Thanks! Allison

  • Showing horses is our passion. The show clothes are so expensive to buy already made this would be ideal for rail jackets, shirts etc. We also have a new grandson coming in July. Lots of loving items for this little guy.

  • It would be amazing to make my 16 year old daughters first prom dress this year. This machine will allow us to design and make an original for her, she has some astounding designs already. My mom, my daughter and I enjoy spending time together creating beautiful things.

  • I would embroider pillow cases for gifts.

  • I have quadruplet grandchildren that are turning 1 next month. I am making them quilts honoring everyone who helped them their first year of life. Two are medically challenged. It would be wonderful to personalize them with this machine. The machine I am using costs $3.00 at a garage sale!

  • We have 2 beautiful grandchildren and hopefully more will be on the way. I would love to be able to monogram clothes for them. Nothing is better than a homemade gift!

  • I would love to win this sewing machine. The first thing I would make is a throw for my puppies love seat with her name embroided on it.She would look so sweet sitting there.Then there would be no stopping me.

  • I am a silk painter and weaver. I like to do special hand embroidery on my silk paintings. SO the first project I would do with this would be to do embroidery on a new silk painting. I think it would be awesome too be able to broaden my work with this machine.

  • Martha, this machine is everything I have ever dreamed of! After raising three sons, I am looking forward to sewing and embroidering lots girly things for my 3 granddaughters! First I'll make keepsake quilts for their hope chests first...after that, lots of frilly things for them to wear! Thanks!

  • My 86 year old Dad and my sister run our family's Bed and Breakfast - The Sassy Goose - in Cedar Mountain, NC. The napkins that they use for breakfast were made by my aunt almost 20 years ago and have seen better days. It would be a great surprise if I could make new ones with the Sassy Goose logo on them.

  • I am disabled, so I spend a lot of time at home. My sewing machine has been broken for a while, so I would catch up on my mending & I want to make curtains for my living room & embroider new pillows for my couch. I would also use it to start making Christmas gifts!

  • I've been saving favourite peices of clothing that our one year old girl has grown out of in order to make my first quilt. I wish to make unique quarters with embroidered memories on them and include them with peices of her clothing as she grows:)

  • I'd love to learn how to embroider and this machine sounds great.

  • I have friends that have this machine and think it is awsome. I would love to have one. I would for my first project make new curtains for my sewing room.

  • If I won I would Make some small PillowCases with the words: With Love From U.S.A. for the People in Chili who were hit with a Earthquake and Hurricane earlier this month.From our Family of Americans in U.S.A. who love helping others in there time of need.

  • being a great-grandfather of 14 and grandfather of 11 I could have so much fun personalizing things for all of them.

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  • I am getting married on July 4th, and would love to make a few things for the very special people (parents, in-laws, brides maids) to take home for them to remember our special day.

  • Well the first project i would make would be more like finishing really i have 3 quilt projects for my nieces(haven 3,Leigha 11months) and there cousin(Georgia 1) in GA.(I miss my little monkeys)I would use this machine to put the finishing touch of flowers and butterflies for haven and Georgia's quilts also foe Leigha's i would put her name and birth date and her hand and foot print on the back side. I haven't seen them in 7 months and Leigha's going to be 1 on April 23 and this would be just perfect to Finnish he present with.
    For my first new project i would make baby headbands well I think I would start my own baby line i already knit baby and children size hats and this machine would take my crafting to a whole new level hopefully crate work for me and so i can help my family and my future hubby and my self get our own place...we are thinking of gA to be closer to our monkeys and my sister and her husband well i could to a lot with this machine and a whole lot more than i can imagine and it would take me forever to tell you all my ideas i hope i get it but more i hope someone who really needs it does thanks you for considering my post
    Crystal

  • I would start making dresses for my first grand child. My son has honored his sister by giving his daughter's middle name the same as his sister. His sister died when he was 7 years old.

    I am so happy and lucky to have such a wonderful son and daughter-in-law.

  • I lost my job due to an accident at work.

    Having the Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine would give me a chance to start embroidery from home. My old Singer sewing machaine which doesn't work is over 50 years old. It was one of the fist Singer sewing and embroidery machines they made in the 50's I made all my clothing, the childrens clothing and their wedding gowns. Even sewed for ladies that couldn't find fashionable clothing they liked in the Department stores.

  • If I won the Singer Futura Embroidery Machine the first project I would do would be one I found on the Martha Stewart Show/site. Martha always has such wonderful projects that everyone loves!! So of course in honor of her I would pick one of her ideas!

  • I love this sewing machine! I have never owned my own machine! I could more affordably make things like curtains and table cloths for my household. I used to use my grandma's machine in CA then moved to Boston. I can't afford one and this would make my grandma proud!

  • we show horses and making show clothes would be a dream come true. We also have a new grandson coming in July. Time for endless sewing for the whole family and animals.

  • I work with a local elementary school helping them with their homeless students. Each holiday we put together special bags for each of the students and their families. This machine would be a great help putting the schools symbol on the scarves, bookmarks, etc. that we could add to the bags. The possibilities are endless.

  • Ilove to sew, but don't as much as I used to since I fell at work. I now have Tramatic Brain Injury,Epilepsy, Vertigo,Deprssseion,anxiety. But thru all of that I still sew with help from my Husband and if I can't do it my mom or my husband help me with it or do it with my help. I would love to do a family tree of our relatives with the embrodery tools part of it... I have seen them and would love to try it even since I need help with everything in my life now.. wendy

  • My church recently started a prayer quilt group, "The Ties That Bind". Our first project with the Singer Futura Embroidery machine would be to create personalized tags for the quilts we make and give away to those who are expereincing illness and/or extreme stress in their lives.

  • make pillows, blankets, and clothes for my kids

  • I would make a pillow with the entire front surface stitched with butterflies. I'm excited about opportunity to win such a great machine. There are several reasons why this particular contest excites me. Thank you.

  • I am excited about this new machine, I can do many wonderful things with this, We are buying our first new home today, and my first project is we need a new bedroom set I would love to embroider my first quilt, pillows to match and curtains. and my daughters room next. I am in need of a new machine and this would be a wonderful thing to have. There are many different features on this machine to sewing to embroidering to monograming to decorating different styles that can make many different styles of things, I do many different crafts from greeting cards to blankets to dolls, I could think of many things to do, I don't think I could ever get anything else done.

  • I would make an embroidered dress for my granddaughter and an embroidered shirt for my grandson. With the machine I could complete the projects before they grew out of them.

  • The first project I'd make would be some new curtains for my new home. The windows are original from 1932, so they aren't very insulated and I would love to make some curtains to help hold in the heat during the winter.

  • My husband is a firefighter and I am a nurse. We have spent alot of money over the years having our uniforms embroidered. It would be wonderful to be able to do this myself as well as all the endless possibilities swimming around in the crafting lobe of my brain.

  • If I was to win this contest the first thing I would make would be a quilt with my Grandmother. It would be a very special experience for me because it would let me spend some real quality time with her.

  • I have always sewn (clothes for my kids, things for home, crafts for gifts) and now as a grandma will finally have time to sew again just for enjoyment. Embroidery has always intrigued me (often have done it by hand) and would love to have it available at my fingertip.

  • I would make my son a Fox in Socks costume for Halloween. I know it's a ways off, but it's his first Halloween and we are so excited!

  • Ideas become limitless. I might finally start the 't-shirt' quilts for my children (college age), but the embroidery feature excites me at what I might do in regard to card making.

  • I would use the Futura Embroibery Sewing Machine to make myself a new wardrobe. I lost most of my clothes to a leaking roof and mold. I have been sewing on a sewing machine since I was six, but no way as wonderful of a machine as the Futura.

  • I make teddy bears and burp cloths for family and friends and would love the capability to personalize them with the embroidery component. Plus I need a more capable sewing machine.

  • This will be wonderful it will be perfect for my new craft room, I will try to make pillows and well lots of thing i been seen on martha show, ambroider towels for the bathrooms, put my kids names on their backpacks and everything i can.

  • I am an artist and potter who has kept her orginal Singer Genie Machine running for many years. I would love to retire it and go forward with a fantastic new machine. I also help friends with their projects and creations. We have a yinyl cushion project coming up for a friends deck and am looking at creating cushions for our 22' Catalina.

  • Since I do many projects and crafts the Singer Futura would be a tremendous asset. I would use it to quilt, design quilt landscapes, make embroidery designs, make my grandchildren toys, clothes and crafts, make tablecloths, napkins, placemats. This machine would allow me to update my entire home.

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  • i would love to have a machine that works. My machine is very tempermental and it takes to long to get every thing in working order. So with the new Singer sewing maching I would be able to get my daughters bedroom done.

  • One of my goals was to be able to purchase an embroidery sewing machine before I retired. I wasn't able to. I have lots of things I would like to make with a machine like this. The most important would be to embroider a cross and name on baptism napkins for my church.

  • I would start a small embroidery/sewing business from my home since I'm unemployed and have 6 part time jobs currently to make ends meet. With all the features I'm sure the work would be amazing. Personally my first project would be to make embroidery pillow cases like my grandma made 45 years ago by hand.
    Thanks and LOVE the Show!

  • We will become grandparents to a baby girl this August. I would love to machine embroider baby clothes for this special baby, then assemble them with this fabulous machine.

  • I have been longing for just such a wonderful machine to make all sorts of clothing, bags, holiday decorations, camping gear, baby blankets, quilts, and on and on, for my grandkids and great neice. My poor old White has seen better days, really can't be tuned up anymore (I'm told), and never was even half the machine this one is! I'm so excited by the recipes and crafts on the show -- I've used several since I retired! I can never thank you enough for "being there", Martha and staff!

  • One of my goals was to be able to purchase an embroidery sewing machine before I retired. I wasn't able to.The most important would do would embroider a cross and name on baptism napkins for my church.

  • Contrags on your anniv. and Martha's new Craft Book! It looks fantanstic! I'm a single mom starting me own business "Seasons By Suzy" which is an event planning, seasonal in-home decorating and store front window displays in our historic town of Frederick, Maryland. If I won the Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine it would allow our creativity to "bloom" in wonderful new ways! It would be such an exciting and valuable asset to my business! We could embroider logos, monograms, linens, towels, fabrics, clothes, aprons, uniforms, bags, of my goodness the list just goes on and on! Please consider us! We would really use it and take good care of it and contine exploring all the creative ways we can use the Singer Furura Embroidery & Sewing Machine! Thanks Martha and everyone at your company! "BLOOM WHERE YOUR PLANTED"

  • I would love to be able to do my own mending, but the idea of the embroidery possibilities is really inspiring. The ideas just keep on coming!

  • I would make a gardening ensemble sewing and monogramming the following: stretch twill Capri’s, monogram collared T-shirt, make an off white twill apron with clay pot shaped pockets embroidering flowers coming out of the pockets, hat (Vogue v8095), add gathered cuffs on gardening gloves, spats for Keds and garden tote!

  • I would start my own business, so I can retire with dignity and actually have money to live on! I have been crafting all my life; i.e., sewing, embroidery, knitting, etc. I have 7 grandchildren with one on the way and would monogram/embroider their clothes! Thanks for this opportunity!

  • I would make an apron with beautiful material! So exciting.

  • It would be inspiring to win this sewing machine! I would like to make a silhouette pillow of my children's images and learn to embroider their names on the pillow.

  • My first project would be lovely embroidered cloth napkin for my family to use at Easter dinner and future family dinners. Since I am ill and can't join them it will be nice to know something I made will be there with them. The cloth napkins will also save trees over the paper napkins my family usually uses.

  • My first project would be a quilt for my much hoped-for grandchildren (Desiree - hint, hint)

  • I love to sew. I would use this machine to make a set of beautiful heirloom pillowcases that I have been dreaming about for years.

  • My first project would be a quilt for my friends baby shower. My old sewing machine broke beyond repair a few months ago and I have been going through withdrawal from my fabric stash. I have always wanted to explore my creativity with a computerized machine.

  • I love watching the show when there are sewing and crafts. I have a Singer Merritt that my husband bought me the first year we were married and that is going on 30 years. It has done a lot for me from making things for are house to cloths for a children. I even was asked by some of my friends to do alterations on some formals that they had. Now i have my first grand son i want to make things for him. My machine is on its last needle. Every time i go into the fabric stores i look at new machines and try to save up for one. But times are tough you have to pinch Penney's and it would be nice to be lucky to be a recipient of this sewing machine. So Good Luck to every one that enters.

  • Dear Martha Stewart,
    I am a senior,amatuer artist/photographer. If I were to win the sewing machine I would use my photos as subject matter to sew fabric paintings. Thank-you for the chance to win. Sincerely,

  • Endless possibilities ... however, I've always wanted monogrammed pillow cases. My dream project would be making quilt-top squares and labels for all my 'not quite finished' quilt tops!

  • I would embroider new towels for my new bathroom.

  • I would make storage bags like Martha made on the show the other day, but I would monogram them.

  • I could complete fabulous personalized projects for my grandchildren. I have a 1950's sewing machine. I have 5 young grandchildren. To win this new Singer sewing machine would allow me to continue my tradition of making clothing, halloween costumes, curtains, and bedding for my family.

  • It's so hard to say what would be the first; so many to choose from! I think I'd start with blankets/pads for my Mom's Porties because they are 13 and 14 yrs old now and appreciate the comfort! Next I'd make home decor items for my Mom and start on memory quilts for my mom and adult kids and then start baby projects for "someday" and then...

  • As a sewer and quilter, I began researching embroidery machines on-line a year ago. Then I got laid off which put my purchase on hold. My first project would be items for my church fair in November. This machine would add a flare to all my sewing and quilting projects.

  • Since we are trying to go green., the first project I would make would be embroidered napkins.

  • The first thing I would make with my new sewing machine would be fashionable hats for the ladies who are getting chemo treatment with my husband. Some of them just wear a scarf around thier head. I think a cute hat for the summer would make thier days ahead a little brighter.

  • Hi. I am currently building an inventory of appliqued tote bags and messenger book bags for teens to sell, but the first project I would make on this fabulous machine are clothes for myself and my husband. It has been 5 years since we've bought anything new for ourselves..
    -Tish

  • A crazy quilt pillow I will make,
    Using Singer Futura embroidery stiches.
    Knowing full well that with such a terrific machine,
    It will go smoothly without any glitches!

  • The first project I would make is a "Door Knobber". Every since I purchased my first pattern from Birch Creek Quilts, I not only have used the pattern many times, but now I am creating my own patterns for various holidays. Door Knobbers are "little pillows" with various holiday thems that have a ribbon bow hanger and they are hung on door knobs.

  • Oooh! I'd make embroidered pieces to frame individually and hang as a grouping for a wall "quilt."

  • I love my old Singer that I got for graduation from high school 40 years ago - to sew on this one would just be amazing - I would embroidery everything that wasn't nailed down!

  • I would love to have this machine to replace my broken one. I plan to finish 4 quilts for the first project and to do the throw pillows and curtains that need to be done around my house.

  • I would use this wonderful machine to make numerous quilts and caps for newborns at local hospitals. Each child would have their own special blanket to keep for life. Also bigger sized lap quilts for the elderly that are often forgotten in the nursing homes.

  • What a beautiful machine. I would love to embroider towels as gifts and for myself but I’d also like to make a water colored quilt for my father.

  • Seriously who knows what the first project would be! It can do so much. I guess my first project would be figuring out all it can do and practicing and then brainstorm about all the fabulous things I'd make :) But I'm sure it would have something to do with home decor or baby gifts for the many friends that just had babies. I do live in the south where everything is monogrammed you know ;)

  • I plan on making personalized gifts for Christmas for my family. Who knows...I may sell some things online as well! OR create items to share on the Martha Stewart show as well! I love to sew and I love creating new things!

  • I would LOVE to win this machine. I currently do not have a sewing machine, and would love to be able to make curtains and pillows and embroider things for my new baby niece. I hope I'm one of the Lucky ones to win!

  • I'm a Great Grandmother with three wonderful great grandchildern. This machine would allow me to make each of them one of a kind clothing,that would also make memories.Thanks Martha.

  • The very first thing I would make with this great machine are embroidered teddy bears that I make for the children in the hospital and childrens homes and police depts. My old machine is small and only makes 4x4 bears in the embroidery design. I would love to be able to make bears and rabbits for all of the children in various sizes that they can hold for comfort and security. Pastor Aurelie Higgins

  • Oh, a dream and inspirational machine! The first thing I have been waiting to do is recover the cushions on my rattan chairs. My 30 year old basic Singer, while supports some home decor projects, isn't up to upholstery weight material.

  • I am getting married soon and would love to make some towels and dinner napkins with our new initials on them! I would also like to make some baby clothes for my 3 month old first niece :)

  • My mother is retiring in June, so I would give her this sewing machine and then ask her to teach me how to use it so that we could spend some quality time together. The first project we could make with it would be a quilt for my nephew who is due the end of June!

  • The first thing that I would do is to read the booklet that comes with it. Next I would love to incorporate stitching into my other hobbies, scrapbooking and rubber stamping. Sounds like lots of ideas waiting to blossom! Can't wait!
    Sherry

  • I would sew a dress for my youngest daughter and specialized embroidered makeup bags for my teenage daughters. I would then challenge myself to make items for children in local hospitals to brighten their days.

  • My old machine has given up the ghost and I need a new one. I earn my living by sewing, so am "making do" with a borrowed machine that is pretty basic:no bells and whistles like on this beauty . My first project on such a great machine would be for my sister, who is a vet's assistant. She needs scrubs that actually fit her(she's tiny), embroidered with her logo, and some "doggie couture" that we are designing to sell in her area.

  • My daughter is getting married in July and we are on a VERY tight budget. I would love to be able to do embroidered gifts for her bridesmaids, mother of the groom and the grandmothers who will be in attendance. It is not in the budget to have this done by an outside source. This machine would enable me to be able to create a very personal memory gift for these amazing people in my daughter's life.

  • I am thinking of all the quilts and wall hangings I would make. The monograming feature on the sewing machine would be put to the test with monograming towels for my son is off to college in the fall, as well as making monogramed pillows for upcoming bridal showers. Thanks for having this contest!

  • My wife would love this. I'm sure she would make something adorable with it!

  • The first thing I would make are summer bermudas in a crazy plaid for my son.

  • Hello, I would also like to make some things for my son,Kane, to take with him when he goes to Iraq in June, He's in the Army.. His wife and twin sons, Michael and Collin and Paytin Nicole (14 Monthes) will be here at home with us... and I am always making things for them... Sleeping Bags for Christmas with help and they love them.. Grandma and grandpa love 'em....

  • I have always wanted to make a crazy quilt and this machine would enable me to make one quickly and easily using the built-in embroidery designs. or even create my own designs.

  • I would make a memory quilt for my daughter -- her Dad died when she was a baby. It would be history for her to keep and pass on.

  • I would use this machine to make my original fabric cuff bracelets which are currently taking me 5 hours to stitch by hand. I've gave a bracelet to Martha in Jan. I hope she received it!

  • I want to finish my baby's pillows that go with his curtains. Sewing by hand takes way too long, especially with a 3 month old.

  • I would finally give my grandmother back her sewing machine! I now would be able to create my purses and clothing with my own machine!

  • A teenager in the 70's, I sewed my clothes for school on a treadle machine, loved it,now I use brother from the 90's,my Daughter works at DBGR for children, we have quilt auctions every year to raise money for the kids, this would make nice.

  • I remember the beautiful embroidered Easter dresses my mother made for my sisters and I; she's no longer with us but I'd love to use this machine to start the same tradition with my daughter, and make a beautifully embroidered Easter dress for her to cherish.

  • I'd love to make a set of blue monogram napkins as a bridal shower gift for a bride-to-be.

  • If I had this machine, I would monogram everything. I love having my initials on my clothes!

  • Beautiful machine. So many possibilities- pillows, lamp shades, table linens...

  • I would make my sister her dream dress for her dance.

  • I would make some sheer curtain panels and perhaps take on that 60's type flower embroidery on it! The kind that was common on beautiful white tablecloths and napkins, that were often done by hand.
    Annette Frey
    annette@biscuitsbylambchop.com

  • If I were chosen as the winner, I would make a new table cloth, napkins and curtains to give my dining room a new inexpensive makeover. I would also make blankets for my grandchildren who spend every other weekend with me.

  • Hi, I would love to learn to make slipcovers and use it for decorating projects around the house.

  • I have a God-daughter and her mother and I would really love to make some cute little dresses for her! My husband and I also have our own businesses so the embroidery feature would help us tremendously in making shirts/jackets/hats for our friends and family to help get the word out! I have a sewing machine and I only used it once to make a quilt for my mom and since it has not worked correctly since. I can not afford it replace it.

  • I'd love to win this machine for my daughter who is 6 years old. She has already made a tablerunner, but is outgrowing her toy singer she got for Christmas. She's ready for a big girl machine!

  • It is hard to find cute, boyish clothes for my 8 month old, so I am starting to make things myself. I will use this machine to make, monogram and applique for him! And, that's just the beginning!

  • I would most definitely want to make a blanket for my new little niece. Hopefully, there are embroidery animals programmed into this awesome machine...and if so, she'd get the most tricked out zoo scene she'll ever see. Thank you!

  • The first thing I would do with a new sewing machine, finish my grand daughters quilts. I have them cut out but not put together

  • WOW! I volunteer at a local nursing home.If I were to win this machine I would use it to personalize many of the resident's clothing items so they aren't lost as easily. I would also use it to craft with the residents during our activity programs It would be so beneficial for them for their craft sales! THEY WOULD LOVE IT!!..(So would I!)
    Thanks!!!!

  • For our 42nd wedding anniversary I would embroider, Always Kiss Me Goodnight on all our bed linens.

  • Oh Wow! Where would I start?? I would have to start at the beginning....would probably have to buy one of Martha's book to get me going! I would probably monogram a set of towels for my cousin getting married soon!

  • I would love to use the machine to do a make over in my bedroom. I would like to make customized bed linen, as well as curtains, dresser tops and pretty pillows. I always see the pretty pictures in magazines and on-line of beautiful rooms, and I would like to have a picture perfect room.

  • I would finally learn how to sew!

  • I'd sew a dress for my niece. I always dream of creating the most beautiful dresses. I would love to have this machine to be able to put my dreams to reality.

  • I would make my sweet puppies Claudia (11yrs) and Tina (2yrs) some cute matching bathing suits for summer complete with embroidered strawberries!

  • Hello! I would love to win the Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing machine. My first project would probably be a dress I could wear to my boyfriend's graduation from Marine bootcamp.

  • I would love this new embroidery machine! The first product I would make is a wonderful new personalized collar for my 13 1/2 year old labrador retriever, Maggie.

  • This would be my dream machine! My first project? That's a toughie! I think I would embroider monograms on my pillowcases. I love old fashioned crafting and monogrammed pillowcases would be like bring a piece of the past back to life. Embroidery in general has such history and to be able to create fabulous embroidered monograms with NEW technology would be the perfect melding of past and present.

  • What a wonderful machine to have. I would love to have it because I could design my own dog clothes for my little furbabies. I would also love to take my cross stitch projects and make them into quilts and pillows. It would definitely make those projects easier.

  • I would sew a fire engine red travelling coat for my six month old female Doberman Pinscher, Blaze, to wear to the airport and while in flight. I would embroider her AKC name, Red Badge of Courage, on the sides.

  • Make new curtains for my living room now that it has just been painted.

  • We've bought a new house and designed the first floor with Asian accents. I would love an embroidery machine to finish the window treatments, possibly embroidering Kanji on the trim.

  • Using the same color embroidery floss, I would embroider a different monogram style of my monogram on a set of linen napkins. It is a project that I have wanted to do for years.

  • I would embroider my daughter Amanda's
    initials on her linens to take with her
    to college in the fall!

  • My first project was in High School. instead of buying baggy pants, i opened up the seams of the pants and added fabric to make it wider. This it how it started with sewing projects and I got to thank my mom for supporting me even if I wanted to sew at an early age.

  • Our local area has experienced tremendous loss after several large industries closed. I became a statistic after losing my job as an HR Manager. The business where I worked closed, after 147 years in business, due to the declining economy. One thing I have always been able to fall back on is to supplement my income using sewing skills. Once again I have begun using skills learned long ago and am doing very well. My new daughter-in-law and step-grand-daughter have expressed an interest in learning to sew. I could teach them how to sew and pass on my old machine. It has been a comfort through the years to know that having sewing skills made me feel confident and powerful during tough times. I would like them to also feel strong and powerful by learning new skills. It would be a wonderful gift to win a new machine.

  • LOVE, LOVE LOVE, SINGER!!! Learn to sew on mom's singer circa 1940ish and received one for graduation back in 1981 - The first project I would make would be to finish the hand print quilt for my classroom.

  • My daughter and her husband are buying a Bed and Breakfast, so the first thing I would do is embroider the logo on polo shirts, aprons, and linens for the new business venture.

  • I would have difficulty figuring out what to make first--a beautiful seat cover for that antique chair, an outfit for my daughter with her band's logo, linens to match my Polish dishes, that intricate tucked blouse, or start a business making personalized linen pillowcases!

  • I would love to make dresses for my little girls and nursery stuff for my 4th baby.

  • I'd definitely get to work on making some curtains for my condo!

  • I would make EVERYTHING from a new quilting book I purchased yesterday!

  • The first project I would do would be to fix my great nephew's quilt I made him. My sewing machine broke and can't afford to get it fixed or by a new one. Please pick me. He is a very special boy and I would like to give it back to him. Thank You

  • I just moved into a big old house (original part from 1820's) that needs lots of decorating. I would love to have this machine to make curtains and pillows and quilts, oh my! Finding the furniture was fairly easy, finding just the right pillows and curtains is not, it would be awesome to be able to use the Futura to make my own.

  • My first project would be to make a "shoe" bag that Martha made on the show yesterday.

  • I would use this magnificent machine to make baby blankets for Women's Hospital in Greensboro, NC. I knit and crochet hats for the newborns (including premies) there, and would love to make some blankets.

  • I've wanted an embroidery machine for so long!! If I win the Singer Futura Machine, the first project I would plan is to embroider team socks for my daughters soccer and lacrosse teams. I love giving gifts and this machine would make it easy for me to do!! Good Luck to everyone!

  • I would like to have this machine to benefit our new library, we are trying to build a new library in our town and because of the economy money is tight...we have the land and now we need to build.....an auction/raffle of the sewing machine would help...we have many gifted crafters in this village who I am sure would participate...heres hoping....

  • I am currently just over 6 months pregnant with fraternal twins, I would use this machine to embroider their names on all the plain tops, bibs, towels, sheets, etc so I can tell them apart!

  • I am a newlywed and my husband works for a sporting good store that does screenprinting. Over the 6 years that we have been together, he has collected hundreds of tshirts and he wants me to sew them into a blanket!

  • I would monogram every towel in the house so my teenagers (and my husband) would be able to identify their towels...less laundry for me!!

  • A crazy quilt pillow I will make,
    Using Singer Futura embroidery stitches.
    Knowing full well that with such a terrific machine,
    It will go smoothly without any glitches!

  • I would so much love to have this machine. The first project I would use it for is to embroider the pillow cases my 9 year old daughter will be making in sewing class. We truly love to do things together and have several summer projects planned for the summer. We will also be making American Girl Doll clothes this summer and this machine would make it a dream.

  • I would love to have one to follow along in Martha's sewing book to make a special gift for my family.

  • I would make curtains for my house. I moved in with my fiancee and now I am surrounded by his ex-wifes FLOWER curtains EVERYWHERE.
    I would embroider all my clients wraps for their horses. They look amazing and now I pay $5.00 per wrap!!

  • I love to sew. I love to craft. I guess what I'm actually in love with is the whole idea of creating something, anything with my own two hands! How exciting and rewarding this is! The entire process is so uplifting and rewarding. The best part...suprising someone with the creation! I taught myself to sew by watching sewing programs, reading sewing books etc. I have an old sewing machine that "gets the job done" but doesn't have ANY "bells and whistles". How wonderful it would be to have a machine that not only has a lot of "bells and whistles" but also has the ability to embroider! I would be in heaven! I have longed for this machine but could not afford one. I am in my craft room sewing every single day and so enjoy it. I would be living a dream to be able to create my gifts with a dream machine such as this! The first thing I would do with this machine would be to create gifts for my 2 beautiful grandsons! Shirts embroidered with a favorite character, wall hangings and quilts with the alphabet, characters, endless wonderful things that would take me so very long to do by hand! I would have the ability to create those items that are difficult to create with my older model sewing machine. To have 120 built in designs and the ability to download so many more! To have 100 built in stitches and 600 stitches per minute! Heaven in my little craft room! What more can I say!

  • My friend Lee and I would make amazing craft projects on this machine! We love making our own dresses and clothes (of course!), but we also love go to thrift stores and recycle materials into new items. This machine would really help in our projects!

  • My first project with the Singer Futura would be embroidered baby blankets for my bridesmaids (matrons). I’m getting married in May and my sister and my best friend are both pregnant! I want their new babies to have a special present from their auntie.

  • I am expecting my first baby...a girl! And I would love to win this machine to be able to make the bedding for the nursery and probably embroider her name on anything I can! I've not ever had a sewing machine of my own, this would be quite a treat to have my very own.

  • I would make quilts from the quilt squares my grandmother cut before she passed away two years ago. She taught me how to make quilt tops, but I am about to embark on making my first complete quilt. Grandma always finished quilts for me, but I think I know what to do from having watched. I cannot wait for the challenge of the first quilt (mostly of polyester clothing scraps) and then a quilt for my sister that I will call "Gramma's dress" made entirely from a blue dress she used to wear.

  • I am a Surry County NC Basketmaker and would love to make and sew a basket design to put on a sweatshirt or shirt pocket for all my fellow basketmakers.

  • The first thing I would make would be curtains for my home. It's an extravagance for us at this time. Then I think I'd monogram everything, and make my way thru Martha's new book! Looks wonderful
    Susan

  • My daughter recently moved in to a new apartment with her husband and my 3 granddaughters. They do not have a lot of money so I would make her curtains for all of the rooms.
    All the best, Kathy

  • I have a 40+ year old singer from my mother in law. I would love to make some cute shirts and jackets for my dogs with this new machine.

  • I would love to win this machine to replace my old machine. I do decorative sewing for my home.

  • Now that I am retired I have more time to sew and do crafts. I would love a machine like this to make clothes for my grandchildren with embroidered bodices and to make special quilt squares. I gave my old machine to a church group that had suffered a burglary and fire in their parish hall so they could continue their quilt gifts, but I want to get back to it all.

  • I would take some old family photographs and create embroidered artwork, pillows and quilts to create some unique items.

  • I have just stopped working full time and I have soooo many crafts projects I cannot wait to do. My first project would be a crazy quilt for my granddaughter. Then I would love to learn to use the embroadary stuff and decorade little girl clothes

  • I would use the singer futura to make my new niece a quilt

  • How unfair to ask what would be the first project I would embroider. I have dreamed about having an embroidery machine, with the economy the way it is our budget does not warrant the extravagance. I would share my gift and do proojects not only for me but for aother people, my church friends, neighbors. I love doing for other people when I can. This would be another wayI could give to others as well as myself..Thanks for the consideration..I have loved the show for years...

  • I have my mother’s 1960’s Singer but unfortunately it’s going to cost more to fix it than replace it. I want to sew and embroider all the linens for my baby’s nursery, as well as make bibs, clothes, diaper covers, etc.

  • The first project I'd make is finish my quilting project that i started 2 years ago.

  • I just started my own company "recreating" furniture and home accessories. I have attempted to create pillows and cushions to go along with my designs, but my current sewing machine (old & cheap) is not cutting it. The Futura would be a God-send to help me create my 1st edition pillows!

  • I would love to make seasonal home decorations!

  • I would use this machine to sew pillowcases for the "One Million Pillowcases" for charity drive. Thank you for the opportunity to enter!

  • I would like to update my family room with new curtains and throw pillows. Now that Spring is here I feel that my house could use some refreshing.

  • What a wonderful machine. My first project would be to monogram the sleeves of my husbands shirts. He bought me my first sewing machine and has always encouraged me in all my projects and adventures in crafting. So I would like to do something nice for him in return. After I finished with that I would get an early start on Christmas presents of monogramed towels and pillowcases for the whole family.

  • I have been collecting aged ladies handkerchiefs and would love to use this machine to help bind them together, and make monogrammed Irish linen squares to make quilt larger. I would present this to my sister in memory of our mother.

  • I would like this sewing machine because my grandchildren all time won'ting me to do things for them. And i like doing things for people. Thank you

  • I have recently become interested in making quilts and I have just started my first. It is just a small pillow quilt for my sister's new baby! I just asked my husband a few nights ago for a new sewing machine!! This would be a wonderful blessing!!!!

  • As new homeowner, there are so many projects I would like undertake. I would love to make new window treatments for my now bare windows. My second project that I have been dying to start is Christmas stockings sewn from felted wool sweaters from family members with the Futura, I could also monogram them.

  • I've been collecting feed sack fabric swatches, and I would love to make them all into pillow covers for my porch furniture. I have bad arthritis and am unable to hand stitch anymore. I would just be thrilled.

  • I would start with the first craft project in Martha's new book and go page by page in a 'Julie and Julia' fashion.

  • I would complete any one of the many, started but not completed, projects I have accumulated. It would likely be something easy, so I could get familiar with the machine. Thank you for the chance.

  • I have never owned my own sewing machine, even though I have always wanted to. With the Singer Futura I would embroider initials onto some of my clothes and add springtime flower embellishments to household items such as : towels, curtains and pillows. I would be extremely excited to win this great sewing machine!

  • I would use this machine to make initials on my daughter's quilt I am working on and also make table linens with embroidery designs. Always wanted an embroidery machine!

  • Wow,what an awesome machine! I would first create an heirloom type dress for my grandbabies first birthday. I am still crafting and sewing with the Kenmore I bought over 30 years ago with graduation money.

  • I have 3 sewing machines that really only take up space. The Pfaff one is old
    and skips stitches. My portable Singer belonged to my grandmother that died 30 years ago. My blue portable Singer stitches straight and zigzag stitches that I bought second hand for $99.00. I am a crafter but only do simple sewing projects and would love to have this machine to be able to experiment and make more sophisticated items. I saw two sweet white pillows. One was embroidered with the French word "No" and the other said "Yes" in French. I would love to do that.
    Nancy Polaczak

  • I moved in with my boyfriend (widowed) and his 5 kids. Not one curtain, shade, or blind in the home. I felt like I was living in a fish bowl. My mom bought some sheets and made some temporary curtains, and it sure would be nice to be able to make exactly what I want.

  • This is a beautiful machine! My grandmother had a treadle-type Singer we used for years to make doll clothes. Today, I belong to a local women's club and am working on participation incentives. I would like to make tote bags embroidered with our logo for our members.

  • I am 51 years old and my most memorable toy was a small child-sized "pink" sewing machine. I have been sewing since a small child when I began by making clothes for my dolls and trolls (trolls were popular in the 60's!). I made my first quilt on my Mom's Singer machine when I was about 9 years old (I still have it .. . the quilt, not the machine) and later graduated to bigger and better quilts. I have never had a fancy machine such as this, so I would love to explore what special quilts I could make with the special touches this machine could add. It is amazing how it can be linked to a computer to specialize the stitches and designs. How wonderful!

  • My very first sewing project using a pattern was when I was 9 years old in the early 1960s. I made a top and skirt for my Tammy doll. I still have the clothes I sewed for my Tammy when I was a child, but I no longer have my original Tammy doll. I did, however, purchase a replacement on eBay as well as the two sets of patterns that I used. If I won this drawing for a sewing machine, I would sew an outfit for my Tammy doll from one of those patterns. How happy that would make me to recreate that memory on a brand new sewing machine!

  • The first thing i would do is make my son an outfit for the fall festival he has been wanting it for the last 4 years. I haven't had a decent machine to sew with in years and can't afford to buy one. I love doing crafts!

  • I ave several projects that I would like to do, the first of which would be a baby quilt for my new neice. This machine would be a great help with my therapy from a stroke.

  • As head of Program Director for a local community center, we've just introduced sewing to our Creative Arts programming. Our Teen and Adult departments would join forces to create needed items for our local homeless population. Bedrolls, backpacks and other items have been designed, and as we looking for a company to donate fabric, the addition of a sewing machine would make this dream come true.

  • I would love to use the new singer futura embroidery and sewing machine to make my dream quilt. I have been collecting antique hankerchiefs and ribbon for years.
    I would use the embroidery feature to detail the entire quilt.

    thank you.
    Sharon Cacioppo

  • I would be able to make my own intialled jacket for my Granddaughter from a sweatshirt - I could make a lot of new things for her and we would all enjoy the benefits of this beautiful machine!
    Susan

  • I am just begining to dabal in the art of crafting and a sewing machine (really any one) would be a HUGE help. My first project with this machine would be to make monogramed quilts little ones (brother & sister) that share a room.

  • For part of my sister's wedding gift I would like to monogram her a pair of pillows and table runner like my grandmother's to keep the tradition going.

  • OH! A great sewing machine! How exciting! The first thing that I would make is a lovely bag! Martha Stewart just featured some pretty bags that would be a perfect container for my daughter to carry in the car, with her coloring books and pencils.

  • My first project would be to embroider a table cloth and napkins to match my new collection of dishes my husband purchased for my birthday. Its the 1876 Cape Cod Collection from Avon and I want truly elegant table dressings to go with it.

  • I would love this machine to personalize special gifts for my loved ones. I would also love to learn new projects. When I was little my grandmom use to make me dolls and made all the clothes as well! I loved all of the things she made and maybe I can pass that special feeling on to my neices or my own children one day :)

  • If to won I would be thrilled. The first prodject that I would make are the favors for my brides maids. There are going to be six of them and for their favors I wanted to give them a duffle bag embroided with their initials filled with all the things they would need on my wedding day, which is November 26th this year, like tolitries, programs, ect. You would make me the happiest bride in the world!!

  • I have lusted after an embroidery machine ever since the arthritis in my hands made hand embroidery a real pain! I think my first project would be some blackwork trim for the Elizabethan garb I am working on for my oldest son to wear at the Bristol Ren Faire this summer.

  • I would be able to start my baby embroidery business!!! I have been researching different machines and love the singer futura - just saving $$$ now to purchase one. My first item that I would embroider would be for my beautiful baby girl - a dress with her monogram. :)

  • My best friend is having a baby in May, and I'd love to use this machine to make and adorable, embroidered quilt, as a personalized gift for her and her husband. :)

  • Ive always wanted a sewing machine and this would be a great Start. I would Make new curtins and a quilt to decoroate my New Newphew's room for 1st birthday.

  • See corrected information in this message. Due to an oversight I neglected to leave my complete name above.

  • The first project I would make would be a fun patchwork picnic blanket for my kids for this summer. Second would be a window treatment for my laundry room! Third... Fourth... the project ideas are endless!! Have been sewing since age 9 and would love to win this machine!!

  • Lovely machine! I would make embroidered dog coats for my Vizsla, Seven and all of his friends in Ft Greene Park.

  • I just might go crazy embroidering my daughter's clothes. :)

  • Unfortunately I don't have a Futura, I keep asking for one, but the sewing fairy hasn't brought one yet. However, I'm still holding onto hope. I have a Singer sewing machine to which I trudged on to complete a project close to my heart. But I'm getting ahead of myself, let me explain how this came about. When my husband and I got married, I decided to have our guests write a short note onto a fabric square and after the wedding I would make a quilt out of these. Little did I know what a huge project this would be with a normal sewing machine. I've tried several times to get started, but just can't get it moving. Today's our 9 year anniversary and it's about time I finished this project, don't you think? All I need is a Futura and I can finally finish this project and have a beautiful reminder of "our day." Thank you for considering me.

  • My first project would be to make cute curtains for my new apartment, I don't like to buy them I enjoy trying to make them.

  • Although my very first sewing project was tear-filled and I've had bumps in the road along the way, I still love to sew. I am a fashion design major (childrenswear specialization) at FIT and I would use this wonderful machine to embroider my layette project.

  • I would make a great tote bag for the spring and summer season based on the patterns in your craft section.

  • My Mom is the crafty person in our family, so if I win, this is for her. Im sure her first project would be something with all her kids, grandkids, and great-grandchilds name on it. She loves doing things for others, and volunteers 50% of her time to our local fire house and VFW post, so I would just like to do something nice for her.

  • The first thing I would make would be a quilt for my 2 month old baby. When I was a baby my mom made one for me so I would like to continue that tradition.

  • I am planning a quilt to commemorate our trip to the Olympics last month and would love to have this machine to make the project even more special with the use of embroidery!

  • I would use this machine embellish Blankets of Hope I would be sending to Soldiers' Angels, so our wounded soldiers know someone cares.

  • As much as I would LOVE to have the Futura to do custom embroidery on linens & my daughter's clothing, I would give it to my Mom. She has always wanted an embroidery machine and has never been able to afford one. It would make a great Mother's Day Gift!

  • I would love to use this new machine to recreate some VINTAGE HANKIES that were passed down to me by my great aunt. I would love to be able to use them everyday, but I don't want to destroy them. Some replicas would be so lovely!

  • The first things I would embroider with this amazing machine are gifts for all of my girl friends for celebrating my 35th birthday weekend. We are all going to enjoy a spa weekend together I would love to make them a tote for the weekend with their own monogrammed towels and perhaps some eye masks for our big sleepover. I could go nuts with all of the possibilities!

  • I will be moving to a new home shortly and would love
    this machine to make new curtains, table cloths and other decorations. I have an old Singer machine that is on its last stitch.

  • My first project would be to make a memory blanket for my all most three year old son using parts of his old baby blankets and baby clothes. With different pictures of him as a baby thrown in wouldn't that be so cute!!!!!!!!!!! It would be something he would have the rest of his life.

  • Have put my sewing talents on the shelf and would like to start with mending my original teddy bear. He was so beautiful and I want to restore him. He so deserves it.

  • Oh my! This would be wonderful to have and explore the possibilities. I am new to quilting but not to sewing. My Grandmother taught me how to sew and I have been hooked since I was 8yrs old. In addition, I have made teddy bears for years. My 1st project on this machine would be a combination of the teddy bear and a quilt. My thoughts are endless of what can be done with this machine!

  • If I was lucky enough to win this machine, I would embroidery something for my niece that lost her 4 month old son to SIDS. He would have been celebrating his 1st birthday May 4th.

  • This would be the perfect sewing machine to replace my singer that I have had now for 20 years. I must say that my first singer had lasted for 20 years because I was the only one using it and now that my sister has borrowed it twice it just isn't working the same. I would love the machine to continue my craft projects and add new projects to my list. I would definitely embroider his and hers towels and pillowcases. It would be great to have!!!

  • The first project I would make would be a First Communion Dress for my niece. I would us the embroidery feature to embroider the yoke of the dress and maybe around the hem. I HOPE I WIN!!! signed, A loving Aunt.

  • I would love to win the new sewing machine! My son is getting married in May, and I would love to make embroidered pillow cases, and towels for him and his beautiful bride.

  • I would LOVE to win this machine, but honestly, I don't know which project I would want to tackle first. I've started a quilt for my nephew, so I might finish that, or I've started teaching my niece to sew by helping her to make some simple dresses for her and her doll, so I might start there, or I also like to make dog beds and clothes and pillows and curtains for my own house and 4-legged family, so I might start there. The possiblities are endless, but the bottom line is, I'd just love it if you picked me!

  • Would love to repair my children's own bear, bunny and elephant. We adopted a rescue puppy, and now need to rescue the stuffed lovies!

  • My first project would be to embroidery some things for my new granddaughter. My son recently married and I got a granddaughter and grandson along with a beautiful daughter-in-law. I would love to embroider beautiful towels, sheets, etc. for her also! I have always dreamed of owning a machine like this!

  • Oh My * isn't THIS a generous giveaway? Martha has always been my favorite and her show RoCkS!

    I would make a large*as*life Arabian camel for my neice's new baby's room * maybe a giraffe * something big and bold!

    Thanks for the chance! Pam

  • I would like to embroider a set of sheets for my son and his wife. Their 1st wedding anniversary is June 19th and they are planning on getting a king size bed. My daughter's wedding is Dec 12, 2012.... I see a quilt in her future!

  • In memory of my mother who was a wonderful quilter I would make a family quilt to pass down to her great great grandchildren. She used to run a Singer shop when I was a child and taught me to sew in her shop.

  • I started a wedding ring quilt long ago, didn't have anything to put on the plain center pieces. With a name like Pansy this would be perfect to embroider pansies in each for my husband and I.

  • The first things that I would make are dog coats that I got the pattern for from Martha Stewart's web site, for the dog shelter in my area. It's a no kill shelter and they can use the coats for when we take the dogs for a walk.

  • My 1st project on my new Futura machine would be small quilts for the animal shelter here in Citrus County Florida. My quilt guild makes (and donate) small quilts for babies and I would make more for the babies as well and I would also like to make a quilt for the many little ones in my family

  • I make blankets to donate to the Linus Project. With this great sewing machine, there is no telling just what I could do!

  • I would loove to make some clothing and costumes for my 3 year old grandson! He loves Thomas and other characters, and to make some pillows or pj's for him would be a treat for him (and grandma too!).

  • I would love to have this machine I have been crafting since I am 12 and have taught myself all my needlecrafting, my favorite is cross stitching, I never owned a sewing machine, and would love to get into quilting,I also love kniting and crochet, all this has got my through 3 cancer diagnosis, this would be so great eileen

  • I would use it to start making bears to give away to needy children at Christmas time. My 7-year-old son has come up with the idea and I want to do it for him and have tried to hand sew many items, but this would just make the project all the better. I am legally blind and have such a hard time sewing regularly, but I try my best. I have not owned a sewing machine in years simply because of the cost. I miss the time my grandmother and I spent making patterns and working together on her Singer sewing machine and hope to give that same joy to my children.

  • I would like to start my our curtin making business to help support my three kids. My friend and I love to sew and our success would be much quicker this way.

  • I would learn to sew!!! This is something I've always wished I knew how to do and what a perfect way to start! As a little girl, I would sit at the kitchen table and watch my aunt sew everything from beautiful little smocked Easter dresses, to draperies, to suits. It was like magic! With my 47th birthday arriving this summer, I find myself wanting to get back in touch with more and more of my childhood dreams. I can't think of a better way to start than with the beautiful Singer Embroidery And Sewing Machine!

  • Honestly, I don't sew. My wife is a 3rd grade teacher and is teaching right now. I watch the Martha Stewart Show while doing the ironing to do my share while she teaches, then share ideas with her when she gets home. The machine will be given to her for her sewing. As a teacher of our youngsters, SHE DESERVES IT!

  • Where do I start? My best friend just had a baby. My sister-in-law is getting married. My beautiful children. However, I think I will create something just for me like towels or sheets to learn the feel of the machine. Then wow everyone with my new ability!

  • I would make curtains and learn how to embroider. I would have a great time embroidering almost everything.

  • I would love to embroider and create quilts for the babies in the hospitals that don't have a blanket to wrap around them, comfort them and make them feel loved so that they might recover faster.

  • I'd use the Singer Futura to create vintage looking quilt top, pillows, bedding, ect. I giveing gifts to friends and family that remind them of their childhood, no matter their age.

  • What a wonderful sewing machine I would love to win this. I'm redecorating my bedroom with an ethnic theme and cannot find any duvet covers out there with the colors I want so that will be my first project. Thanks

  • So many ideas, your head would swirl.My first project is not grand, but would love to monogram towels and dinner napkins for my daughter and new son-in-law.I have seen your monogram software and wished to be able to use it. That Singer sewing machine would be perfect.Both of my grandmothers and my

    Projects, so many come to mind. My first isn't grand but would love to monogram towels and dinner napkins for my daughter and new son-in-law.I have seen your monogram software and longed to use it, the Singer sewing machine would be perfect for these projects. My grandmothers and mother all had Singer sewing machines, they really do last the test of time.

    m

  • I'd make a warm bathrobe for my 90 year-old mother who is 4' 7" and can't find anything that fits her. We have wonderful memories of her mother making clothes for all of us on her beautiful treadle operated Singer!

  • My first project would be a table runner with matching place mats and napkins.

  • As a retired teacher, there are many projects to challenge my creativity. But a small blanket or quilt for a family member,is a great place to start and where my heart is. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • The first project I would do is to design an entire new line of personalized embroidery and applique shirts, towels and burp cloths to my Babadoo Designs company! Go Babadoo!

  • How great is this machine? I can't wait to pick up the book as well! I am so inspired because I love monogrammed things, they add a personalized flair to the home.

  • I am with Collie Rescue in LA (hug a collie today). I am making lap quilts to raise money, to make a dent in our large vet bills. I would use the machine to machine-embroider collies for the center blocks. I currently have to buy (expensive) center blocks.

    Thank you for your consideration.

  • There are several projects I would like to do. The first would be a baby quilt for my new niece. This machine would be a great help in my recovery from a stroke. Thank You.

  • I used to craft all the time but once I started college I lost the time. I just received my bachelor degree and I am hoping now that the homework is over I will have the time to spend crafting again. My first item would be a quilt.

  • I would so love to win this machine! I would embroider names and initials on baby quilts that I love to make !

  • My first project would be an embroidered purse, I love crafts and I learned how to do some sewing when I was very young from my mother,I would love to do some initialing on other items like blankets for a friends baby and other items!

  • I would finish several quilts I have started. Also try my hand at doll clothes.

  • I would love to have a new machine with all the bells and whistles! I would make a new wardrobe for myself and my Mom & sister, and make special toppers for the jams and jellies we love to make. Also, I've always wanted to make a quilt with the memory scraps from projects I've done over the years. So many things would be possible with this machine!!!

  • I have been sewing since I was a little girl and recently saw your show that involved donating quilts to children sponsored by Downy. The machine I have is old and I could use the new features to make quilts unique and special like the children they would comfort.

  • The first project that I made was a pair of socks for my mother when I was a young girl. She was very happy with what I had made, every since then I have been sewing ever since. I love sewing it keeps me calm and happy. My grandchildren come to me and ask me to fix there clothes and I always do. I stitch their names and many more things. I really need this sewing machine so I can stop poking myself and hurting myself because I sew wit a needle and thread I cant afford a good sewing machine.

  • OMG How I always wanted one of these machines. On March 30, 2010 I turned 75 Years old. I am living in a grandma apt in my daughters house. My husband died 1 1/2 years ago .
    I am still in process of unpacking boxes in my apt. I have so much craft stuff and plan to start making deco pillows to sell. I have so many ideas and would like to have this machine to complete my dreams.

    Lucretia McClure
    6262 Fabian Road
    North Port, Fl
    34287
    Ph. 870-577-0159 (Cell)

  • i would make an oblong pillow with a fancy script saying "favorite doc" on one side and "thank you" on the other sisde for my pulmonary doctor for all of his care and help. i would use some decorative stitching around the edge and some fringe matching the color of the stitching.

  • Well im only 21 years old so im sure i could put years of use to this machine, my first project however would have to be a quilt. My grandmother and i used to make quilts together and i have not in years, so i think its about time i start my own traditions. Iv also been thinking about trying to make my own clothing, cant practice with out a machine though.

  • Being a novice to the sewing world, this machine would take away the fear and enable me jump right in. To familiarize myself with the machine, I would begin by making monogrammed towels. I have always wanted them!

  • I would love to win the Singer Futura Embroidery Machine just to be able to get away from the everyday stress in my life right now. To be able to get your mind off of worrying about work, paying bills, and wondering if a job is going to come my way soon. It would be nice to escape for awhile and do something creative. I always wanted a machine that you could embroider with but just could not afford one. Thank you for this opportunity to win one.

  • Multiple Sclerosis has stripped me of many things but left me with tons of time to put to good use all the boxes of cloth I stockpiled for retirement to make quilts for family and friends. My older singer does not embroider, etc. Hope I win it!

  • I would love to make items to sell for our Habitat Store in Arcadia, Fl. I am retired and have the time now to do this

  • I do a lot of gifts for my great grands and would love to do them on this machine. I have never tryed to embroider on a machine, it sould be fun

  • I have wanted a machine like this for years. The first project I would make is some special clothes for my granddaughter. Her name is unusual and she loves Yaya to make her things. I am disabled and could really use this machine to help out at home.

  • The first project I would make is embroidering a cute outfit for my niece who's 1st birthday is coming up.

  • The first thing I would make...hmmm...I would try the embroidery functions and share them with my girl scout troop by letting them create a project. Hopefully to a group quilt to donate or raffle for charity.

  • The first project I would make would be to enhance some of the Savanna tote bags I have been sewing lately. Also I would like to do some nice embroidery borders for my scrapbook pages.

  • I love my singer machine and have used it for years but it is limited in what it can do. My granddaughter wants monogramed pillows for her room and I would love to be able to make them for her. The monograming I could do with this machine would open up a whole new world of crafting ideas.
    Ellen

  • My parents gave me a sewing machine many years ago when I graduated high school. Unfortunatly, it was ruined by recent water damage. I would love to make the lovely Easter eggs that were shown on today's show monogrammed for my nieces and nephews. Thanks!

  • Of course, some of my first projects would be embroidered heirloom quilts: for new babies, wedding presents, anniversary presents, etc.

    My other big embroidery project would be a coat for next fall/winter. I'm already thinking of the design, the detailing, the fabric, trimming, shape & cut.

    If I won this machine, I would basically never leave my crafts room. :)

  • The first thing id do with this machine is give to my wife. She loves to sew crafts but hasn't had good machine in years to work with. All so would learn to sew with her help!

  • I have always loved embroidery as it just makes a project so much nicer looking. My first project would be a baby blanket for an expected June great-grandson. This wonderful machine would make any quilt stand out. I've always wanted one!!

    Thank You

  • The first project(s) I would make would be decorated burpies and onesies for my (first)grandchild. She will be born around the end of May.
    BTW - I have been a (what use to be called )Home Ec. teacher since 1971, and I teach Home & Careers Skills to three hundred 8th graders in the School District, where Martha's Bedford farm is!

  • If I win the Singer Embroidery & Sewing Machine, I will finally make the embroidered Christmas stockings that I have been promising to make for my husband and myself that will match the stockings that I made by hand for my sons 29 and 25 years ago.

  • I have wanted an embroidery machine for a long time. The first thing I would make would be an apron for my brother-in-law and personalize it with the Futura. I love making aprons for friends and family so I'm sure I could keep this machine humming.

  • The first progect that I would do if I won the Singer Futra would be something nice for great-grandma Pauline. I would probably do a sweatshirt with all of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren(roughly 60 names). Granny likes that kind of stuff.

  • The Singer Futura is exactly what I need. As a searching empty nester, the machine itself is inspiration. How involved I will be making a fresh new bedspread,and dust ruffle. All in the mattlese look that I just love and can easily do with the quiting arm. LOVE IT

  • I love this machine!! I have been wanting to make unique, custom decor. for my home like throw pillow, curtains, wall hangings. My home definitely needs it!! After I finished my projects I would continue on to my sisters homes.

  • I currently do my embrodery by hand. I would love a machine that will make it so much faster. I love giving home made gifts for all occassions.

  • FCCLA tote bags and T-shirts for our winners. My 8th grade daughter and 5 others competed at state competition with FCCLA. We (they) received 5 silvers and 1 gold. I am the mother of the gold medal winner in fashion design am so proud of ALL the kids.

  • i would make an oblong pillow with a fancy script saying "favorite doc" on one side and "thank you" on the other side for my pulmonary doctor for all of his care and help to display in his office. i would use some decorative stitching around the edge and some fringe matching the color of the stitching.

  • I would make an Iris quilt with the embroidery feature. Beautiful!

  • What a wonderful machine and oh the things I could create... This machine is great eye candy. Love your show Martha!

  • The first thing I woulkd do is curtains for my house. I am a stay at home mom of thrre children under the age of 5. My husband and I just bought our home with lots of windows. The cost of covering them is way too expensive so right now we have paper shades hanging on all the windows. So winning this would help me alot.

  • I haven't been able to sew for the past 10 years due to bad health. I am feeling much, much better now and I would love to get to my favorite past time, job and passion...sewing for myself, friends & several charities.

  • My first project with the Futura would be two embroider two shirts with my new company logo. We have been in the graphic design business for 6 yrs. and I have decided to branch out and get back to my fine art roots, my true passion..It has been too long and I am ready to enjoy my work again...They say do what you love and the money will follow..Let's see...

  • I am entering this not for myself but for my sister. Just the other day we were talking about getting a sewing machine with these capabilities. My sister is the most giving person I know and we have often discussed her making memory quilts in honor of our parents who passed away. I remember when my sister made her first doll from material and she hand embroidered the face - it was beautiful. She always does amazing things with great love so I can only imagine the things she could make with this wonderful machine!!!

  • My 10 yr old daughter has for the past year been making things - designing and sewing by hand. I have recently been teaching her to use a sewing machine. The one I have is 30 yrs old that has no bells or whistles. My daughter will disappear and the next thing you know here she comes with a dress she has made for her 4 yr old niece WITHOUT A PATTERN - she has designed, cut out and sewn the dress which is cute and fits her niece. Jillian wants to be a designer when she grows up and we are trying to encourage her any way we can. Having a Singer Futura, my first project will be working with my daughter in making an outfit for her, one that she can design herself and add monograming to. Can you imagine what a world the Singer Futura could open up to her?

  • The first hing I would do if I won is make each one of my children matching pillow caces with their names and the I would volenteer to make items for our schools booster club to raise money for our activites programs being that our schools budget is being cut drasticly. I love to sew

  • I love crafts & sewing. It is wonderful that we can get Martha Stewart supplies at Michaels.
    If I won the Singer machine with embroidery features I would have a ball making personal clothing for my grandkids. I think I would go wild decorating all their clothes. My sports freek daughter would love me to make a jumper for my grandaughter decorated with an embroidered football. What fun.

  • I would begin making a chuppah (traditional Jewish wedding canopy)for my eventual marriage to my love, Irwin. At age 48, it will be my first marriage and tomorrow (April 1st) marks the year anniversary of our first date. I would incorporate photographic fabric onto the underside of the chuppah so that our family members who are no longer with us, can join us in spirit as we stand under the chuppah together. How cool!

  • I would love to have this machine to monogram and do embroidery on all kinds of things for my family and friends. It would make beautiful gifts for others and things for myself. I've been wanting to do a shower curtain with my monogram.

  • my first project would have been making pantyhose dolls with my grandma. She would make the dolls out of pantyhose and we would make doll clothes for them.
    Every dolls face was unique she would give them little
    noses and embroidered the eyes. My favorite doll was a little black girl with braids in her hair. I wish i still had that doll.

    I sure miss my Grandma Krebs

  • I would like to make embroidery designs on roller skating outfits. I would also use it to help my daughter make baby blankets.

  • I am a new mom. My son is turning one next month. I am constantly hand stitching everything! I have five nieces and four nephews who are always turning to me since I am all about arts and crafts. I am making everything for my sons first birthday party and also in the middle of making a blanket for him. This embroidery and sewing machine in one would be so useful to me. It would never collect dust and open many doors for me. What a great opportunity.

  • I learned to sew as a 4-H'er in grade school. I love to sew, and the first thing I would make would be an embroidered pillow for my daughter who is graduating from Parsons in May. It is a saying taught to me by a spunky older lady who I just adored, and it is from a simpler era. It goes like this:

    Use it up
    Wear it out
    Make it do
    Or do without

    Very fitting for a young person just starting out in life!

  • The first thing I would do is make a riding outfit for Brittany so she could go show her horse off. I would love to have a new machine to do that with. Martha you are the greatest.

  • My sister is being deployed next year in the navy. It has been hard on my parents, especially my mom. My mom finds sewing keeps her busy and her mind off the bad things that can happen.
    Her first project would to make the flag with the star showing that one of her children is serving her country.

  • OOOOHHHHH I'd love to have one of these! I would sew monogrammed pillows, bathroom towels and design a wall hanging for my daughters new home. What fun!

  • I would love to use my father's t-shirts, who recently passed away, to make a quilt for my infant daughter to remember her grandpa by. I was trying to use my grandmother's old singer machine but it just isn't working anymore.

  • I would love to get back to sewing since my retirement. I will be moving into a new house and would like to make some monogramed towels, sheets and such. I would love to have such a wonderful machine.

  • I would make curtains for my bedroom... I have never been able to find the right combination of color and light blocking... it would be great!

  • The first project I would make would have to be a quilt. A quilt embroidered with patriotic scenes and United States flags. My son is such a patriot, I can't think of a better way to comemorate a new project tool.

  • My daughter and her friend have a sewing day about once a month. We would like to try crazy quilting and this machine would be perfect for that as a first project!

  • I would give the machine to my daughter Paige. She loves doing crafts and would use this machine so much. She loves to draw and she wants to embroider some pieces and put them on tote bags. She likes to donate to charity and she would sell them at her next fundraiser.

  • My husband say the sewing machine and thought it would be fun to use when I start the embriodery on my quilt top project

  • I have been making my Daughter covers for her stethoscope.My machine just give out on me.I bought it in 1966.It will cost more to fix it than it's
    worth.I need a new modern one anyway.

  • I can't bear to part with my grandmother's dining room chairs, but I don't really love them. I'd sew linen sleeves/slips to go over the backs and monogram them with each family member's initials. That way I'll enjoy my heirlooms, and my kids won't fight over who sits where!

  • I would sew my son's Communion robe that he will be wearing for his First Communion in May. I was apprehensive about having to sew this robe, but I would feel much more confident with this sewing machine.

  • My 6 year old granddaughter lives with me. We are moving to a new house. She wants her new room to be "jazzy". I would teach her how to sew on this new machine and make stuffed toys and curtains and anything else her imagination could come up with.

  • I'd sew cases from recycled fabrics for all of our family's iPods. I've also been thinking about creating fabric projects from some of my photo work. Thanks

  • As a new mother to be (due 8\3\10) with a very limited income. I would be able the make all the bedding and curtains for the baby's room. Not to mention the clothes that this machine could make for our little girl!

  • I'd embroider some quilt blocks and make a special baby quilt for our new (and only) grandchild.

  • I recently inherited some lovely Depression and pre-Depression era quilts, quilt-tops and quilt blocks. Some of the quilt tops and blocks were made by my grandmother and my great grandmother. I never knew either of these ladies. I am quilting one of the quilt-tops by hand but my first and indeed my ongoing project with this incredible machine would be to complete all of the unfinished work my Grandmother Della and my Great-Grandmother Lou left behind.

  • My graduation is coming up and I would love to embroider design memories on a quilt to give to my mother to thank her for all the support her and my family has given me while I have been at school and transition into the military.

  • I would like to make clothes for my granddaughters. They are so adorable and they love to play dress-up. Sometimes they won't even take the cloths off to go to bed. Girls have such a need for frills and lace. I would just love to make their dreams come true.

  • I just became an aunt for the first time, to adorable baby Max. I need this machine to appropriately spoil my nephew! Homemade gifts are more heartfelt than store-bought, and now I can make wonderful clothes and crafts for this beautiful child, and all my loved ones!

  • OH MY!!! This Futura would be great for me and the FIRST grandchild. She was a year old in mid February and I seriously have to say she is the prettiest child I ever looked at.
    If I were to win this Futura sewing machine the first thing I would make on it would be those cute little summer beach clothes (halters etc) I've seen on the Martha web site.... Made with bandana's!

    Good luck to all who have similar wishes!

  • I would use the Singer Futura machine to embroider initials onto towels as gifts and add pretty designs to a quilting project I am currently working on. I would feel very special and lucky to win this machine.

  • I was actually browsing the web ready to purchase a sewing machine when this give-away was announced!!! Too much of a coincidence to ignore, I had to enter. I had to sell my sewing machine years ago for cash. I've been attempting to hand-sew some stuffed animals and dolls for my 10 month old. These would be my first project with this machine, followed by many more fun and practical projects!

  • I'm teaching my neice and her friends to sew. They have such creative imaginations and I'd like them to create designs that could then be turned into accessories, pillows or whatever they imagine. I'd also create a logo for my husband's charter business to add to shirts, jackets, etc... The possibilities are endless.

  • I would finish the wonderful crazy quilt my mother-in-law left me. I have greatgrand kids and it would go to them.

  • Thank You for the chance to win!! The first project, I would like to make matching outfits for my 4 nieces. With Spring in the air, it's time for the cute little dresses!!

  • I would embroider a table linens and monogram pillows for my two daughters who are about to move on and out of the house to start fresh new homes of their own.

  • Hello Martha,

    My first project I would make with the Futura would be a memorial quilt for my husband of 31 years whom passed almost three years ago due to lung cancer on May 10th 2007. I would also like to make quilts for my family,a memorial quilt for my sister whom passed last year. I think the Futura is awesome!!!!

  • I have dreamt of owning this machine for 2 years. My head spends ideas, of the things I could make.

  • I always have done hand embroidery all my life but never could afford an embroidery machine. If I ever won one I would make all the different designs from the machine to make all my pillow cases and sheets that I embroider.I also have made pillows and given them away to family as gifts. But if I won an embroider machine then I could use to make pretty edge curtains I always dreamed of making but haven't done cause doing it by hand is time consuming.

  • The first thing I would make are curtains for my living room. I can never find what I like in the stores. I love quilting by hand and by machine, but my machines are the older models and don't do embrodery. I would really enjoy this new machine.

  • Singer has long been a brand that I know will give exceptional service and pleasure in sewing. I still have the machine that I received as my college graduation present from my parents. Martha Stewart is a go to place for quality and creativity...and now a new craft and sewing book for great ideas. What a great combination. It would be a delight to have a new machine and the book.

  • I have several friends who are having babies in the near future that I am making quilts for. If I were able to embroider them, it would make them that much more special! This machine looks great!

  • If I win this machine I would like to mak a memory
    quilt for my first grand-daughter ,( I ten grandchildren 6 girls and 4 boys).I could embroider her name and important dates on it . Something she can keep and remember her grandmother everytime she uses it.

  • I have an unfinished quilt my Mom (87) started during WWII while waiting for my father (89). When I was a teenager (now 60) I finished making the circles and hand sewed them together. I want to divide the piece, back it and make 2 wall hangings. This machine is worthy of such a project !

  • I am nearing retirement and have a ton of office clothes that no longer fit but have been altered due to my short body. I would like to incorporate pieces of material from these clothes to make a "lifetime" type quilt to display a story of my life.

  • The first thing I would do is embroider starfish, sailboats and oars for pillows to go with the chair I reupholstered, the Empire sofa I am in the middle of reupholstering and the slipper chair I made a slip cover for. And... to embroider "A"'s on my linens.

  • I would enjoying making us a pair of cowboy shirts with Appaloosas horses on them. Mary

  • My grandmother taught me how to sew, embroider and love keeping house. My son is an entrepreneur and he has plans for an electronic device which I could work on with him if I'm lucky enough to win this beautiful new machine.
    Maryann

  • I would finish my mother-in-laws wonderful crazy quilt for my great-grant kids.

  • I just really want that beautiful new machine. I love sewing, Martha and Singer!

  • If I had this machine, I would first make a dress for my beautiful daughter and a matching dress for one of her dolls. I am a sewer and my machine is over 30 years old. Oh what beautiful things I could make with this machine!! Then I would teach my daughter how to sew. I would love to be able to do embroidery on my projects which I could never do on my current OLD machine!

  • I would love this machine I am a new quilter and am using a hand-me down singer machine that i like but it oes not do everything I need. My neice has just gotten engaged and I am designing a quilt for her shower and that would be the first project I would use the machine. I also make quilts to raise money to fund restoration trips to New Orleans and Haiti and for our local womens shelter. This would sure help with them. Thanks

  • First project I would make is quilts for my son's special needs teachers. He will not be with them next year and I am so grateful for all the love and inspiration they have given my son. I want to thank them with something special from the heart.

  • I'm not sure what I will make when I win this wonderful machine.

  • The first project I would make on the Singer Futra would be small, stuffed animals or objects to accompany the children's books I have been writing for my granddaughter.

  • I would use the Singer futura to accent sheets and pillowcases. I would also like to try my hand at table linens both for myself and gifts.

  • I'm not really good at sewing with a sewing machine, but would love to learn. Maybe this machine, I can learn. Hope I win.:)

  • May I add to my previous posting?
    My Kenmore was my high school graduation gift from my parents in 1978. It traveled to college with me and allowed me to graduate from UWStout with a degree in Clothing, Textiles and Design. I used to look into my closet and more than 90% of the clothing in it was fabricated by my Kenmore and me. I've sewen everything from a 3-piece suit for my 6'8" boyfriend to backpacks, to a motorcycle cover, Roman shades and many other window treatments, my wedding dress, many Halloween costumes for my kids, ballerina tu-tus and princess head dress, duvet covers and pillow cases, upholstry and more projects too many to list (or, maybe, remember). I'd love to share photos, just ask! Over the last 3+ decades my Kenmore has served me well. It would be wonderful to pass on my machine to my creative 13 year old daughther, Carley and start out my 50's with a new up dated machine like this Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • My grandchildren are here(in FL)from MN and I have hand embroidered a towel for each. Oh how wonderful to have a machine that would do it faster and with no knots.

  • I would love to use the embroidery features of the Singer Futura to make a crazy quilt.

  • I would make small quilts for the children at All Childrens' Hospital. I have a machine that I bought and had purchased a bunch of scrap materials, but when I got the machine threaded, it keeps wrapping around the bobbin casing. I would love to get started on these as soon as possible and unable to do so with my machine. Unless I do it by hand, and the thought of that is well.. Also have other things in mind that I would love to do with this machine for family and friends.

    I would definatly put it to good use.

  • I cook lunch for the widowed ladies of my church once a month. I would use this machine to make things to give to them each month. I know several do craft projects so I would sew a large craft tote and embroider their names on the side. Many of these women do not have any items embroidered. I also would use this machine to help me support my family financially. I love to sew and make crafts what a better way to help out financially with something I already love.

  • My daughter was recently diagnosed with MS and just last night asked me if I would walk with her in the MS walk in our area on May 1st. When she asked I immediately thought that I should make us matching dresses or outfits. This machine would certainly help. Thank you

  • I have never owned a sewing machine before, especially one like this! I would learn how to sew and will be fixing up everything I own. I would also like to start a couple of new projects and learn how to create some of my own clothes, i have always wanted to do that. On my way to get a Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts!!!! I'm so excited!!!!

  • My grandmother had quite a selection of hand made embroidery items (monogram pillow cases) which I now have. I would like to monogram some pillow cases and make some unique gifts with this wonderful machine. What is so great with the Singer Future CE-250, it seems to make the projects so effortless. I would also like to get my sewing friends involved in a project with me.

  • OMG I have wanted an embroidery machine for so long never have the $$ to buy one. My first project would be a crazy quilt for my mother in law. She has been asking me to make her one for years. Never could do all that by hand. The machine looks great!

  • My daughter will be six in May. Together, we will sew six quilt squares together as a beginning for her Life quilt. We will create each square to represent a major theme from that year. We are excited at the prospect of making this tender quilt!

  • I would love to have this to travel with. I am a passonite quilter and miss being able to sew while on the road. The first project I would make is a pillowcase for charity.

  • I would sew us a pair of cowboy shirts with Appaloosas horses on them. Mary

  • I have always wanted to make memory quilts for my children and now my grandchildren. With a machine like this I believe it would make the task so much more fun and easier to personalize!

  • I have an old, rose-print cotton jersey bathrobe crying out to be fashioned into a stuffed animal. My 43-year-old Singer just not up to the task!

  • i would make an laminated anagram placemat for my goddaughter. she could learn and eat!

  • My sister and I have been working on dolls (refurbishing, etc) and clothing is something we haven't been able to do more than by hand because we do not have a machine. We have a serger, but nothing to make the dainty designs we'd love to have. This would be wonderful. So, please and thank-you!

  • I would make a project from Martha's New Sewing book that she actually made on her show. It's a drawstring tote. Also, I would embroidery a design on the front. Since I like making quilts and other sewing projects, this machine would be awesome!!
    Again, Martha has done it again with her amazing books. She is very blessed to have such a great staff to help her put all her projects into print.
    Have a crafty day!

  • Having 6 grandchildren, the youngest 15, our son gave us two new Grand Daughters, who are now 2 and 1, ll months and 3 weeks apart. I made most of my Childrens clothes when they were small. Nothing would please me more than starting over again with a new sewing machine.

  • Wow would I love to have this machine! The project first on my list would be to make, dolls for the children in Haiti, who need some joy. What a picture I have in my mind, Children nurturing these dolls, healing themselves, in the process. Thanks

  • I had hoped to take advantage of being unemployed and tackle reupholstering my 1960 Eames era furniture, make new drapes and pillows. While I expect my limited skill set will make this an adventure, the old Singer 717 machine I bought at a sidewalk sale isn't up to the challenge.

  • My husband died 4 years ago, and I stopped crafting.
    At a charity auction years ago, I purchased a tablecloth too large for my table with the intention of cutting it to size and with the left over make matching napkins. With this machine,I would make napkins with monograms!!

  • I would make bags and special holders and clothes for the handicapped. They require special clasps and fasteners so they can use these items that are not readily available. I'm handicapped myself but can still sew and use a machine and this one seems easy to use. I would not charge an outrageous fee for them either like most handicapped items costs. Just my cost because doing this is therapy for my disability and that's payment enough for me. Thanks Martha for the opportunity. You're wonderful.

  • Dear Martha, you have been my inspiration since coming to the USA from the United Kingdom 12 years ago. Now a USA citizen I want to sew a heritage quilt to combine our countries to pass on to my American granddaughter. Please thank all your team you are fantastic.

  • Woweeee! If I were to win, I'd update my studio with new pillows, duvet, pillowcases and personalized napkins and towels. Then I'd make personalized gifts (with our alma mater logo) for friends I'll be seeing in June at my 25th year college reunion !!!

  • I am moving and need bedspreads, curtains, sheets etc. Also I have a grandaughter who just loves pretty clothes. I am retired and have time now to do this.

  • Being an avid quilter, I'd like to make an heirloom quilt for my only granddaughter. This Singer Futura would allow me to applique items that have been important in our family's lives so she'll have something to pass down to her children.

  • Dear Martha, I would Love to make Embr. Tablecloths and napkins, also Duvet covers and Pillow cases. My visions of sheer tablecloths all formally embosed with Roses lining the bottom edges or just daisies or Holy Crosses for Holy Holidays. Many Dreams. Denice

  • With this super multi-functioning Singer Futura, I would feel more courageous in joining my mother's passion for sewing and discover new ways to express my creativity into clothes, home decor, accessories... and perhaps refurbish my Teddy Bear as well.

  • My first project would be items with a Fourth of July motif for a BBQ I will be having, specifically flags and other red, white and blue items with a freedom theme. Starting it now will give me plenty of time to get used to this fantastic machine. Rock on America !

  • My jaw dropped when I saw this machine on the show this morning! Oh, the projects I'd make...foreign language blocks for a new niece/nephew...a thank you quilt for a generous landlord...decorations for a new home...the ideas would never stop!

  • I have a new baby who just turned 4 months old so if I won I would embroider flowers, her name, and just fun designs on any and everything of hers. I would especially love personalizing her clothes.

  • Oh my! I can just see having all my doggie vest designs with personal witty comments on the back. I love to sew clothes for my dogs and their friends. Once a year I make coats for dogs in my neighborhood whose owners can't afford coats to keep them warm in the winter. Their owners return the gesture by walking my dogs when ever my knees are acting up and I can't walk.

  • The first project I would do is make chemo hats. I am in chemo myself and I like certain soft hats so I have started making and donating hats for chemo patients.

  • I have recently retired from a Nursing career and plan to organize my sewing room and make all the Raggedy Ann dolls that I have promised to friends. I've always owned just a simple inexpensive machine. This would be a joy to own. Thank you.

  • As a newly unemployed and retired women, I am waiting on grandchildren, a couple would do. So I can only imagine the cute little baby things you can make, monograms on bibs, and names on baby blankets, with birthdays, dresses with details on the bodice, and hems. oh yes, and little boy shirts with dogs on the pockets, and sailboats on shorts cuff. Truly family heirlooms to be passed on, but with a new "Futura" twist. Who knew creating an heirloom, could be done so easy. And if no babies, could certainly make things for friends,who let me borrow their grand children.

  • I am a newlywed who has 1,000 uses for a good sewing machine. I would make the slipcovers for the couches fit, every curtain would be a perfect length and all the fraying ends of jeans would be hemmed. I'd quilt for the hospital and for my extended family.

  • Home Decor is the first project for this machine. Curtains, pillows, quilts...and all with embroidery to make it personal and special.

  • I have a 40 year old Singer that is in need of repair and parts may no longer be available. I have lots of clothing to repair and would like to start making children's clothes again.

  • I would love to personalize some aprons for friends who have helped me with volunteer projects.

  • Wow, I would love to win this state of the art Singer.
    My 40 year old machine works well although it would be fun to enter the world of embroidery and quilting.
    My first project would be the Chenille long robe I've promised my sister Marjorie. As a tall New YoOrker, she would like a 59" length robe. Believe it or now, it's not easy to find in cyberspace. Sewing yet reigns!
    Thank you
    Cynthia

  • I've sewn for fifty or so years and my sewing machine is showing it's age and doesn't do any fancy embroidery. I'd love to be able to play with this new machine.

  • I would use this amazing machine to help complete an embroidered bolero; I promised to my younger sister for her wedding rehearsal dinner (which has passed), that is only half done after working dilligently by hand for more than a year and a half. Please help me help her?

  • I have my mother's Singer sewing machine, amazingly the old machine still works great, I had it tuned up once since the 60's. I learned how to sew on it. I'd like to pass my mother's Singer down to my daughter, she's due with my first grandchild at the end of April. To win this new singer would be the next generation of Singers in our growing family. My first projects would be the cute little smock dresses, and with the awesome embrodery feature...omg! I've always done hand embroidery, I'm excited to get started.

  • The first project would be matching dresses for my two granddaughters. I love making look-a-like clothes for them. There is 5 years between their ages. I like to design my own patterns and having a sewing machine that does embroidery will expand my ideas for clothes for my precious granddaughters.

  • The first thing I would make with this beautiful sewing/embroidery machine is embroidered wedding gift/favor bags for the guest at my daughters wedding. I would use an off white satin and embroider their initials and the date on them.

  • A home without a sewing machine is incomplete. I looked at the features of this beautiful machine and dreamed about all of the 'fancy' things I could do with it. I say dreamed because on a fixed budget it's a little out of my price range. I have a pretty straight forward Singer. No bells and whistles but indispensible. I think it would be so much fun to have an idea and then the sewing machine to make it come true.

  • If I was so lucky to win the Singer Futura, the first thing I would do is make an embroidered blanket for my grandson and one for Martha Stewart. I would bring it to her show to appreciate her generosity and great ideas she brings to us every day.

  • I would continue a family tradition. My husband's late grandmother had a monogramming business (over 50 years ago) and used a machine which was extremely hard to use. It was true talent. Her work was beautiful. I treasure the gifts she gave me.

  • If I won this awesome machine the first thing I would make is simply scarf. And while I'm at it one for everyone in my family!

  • What a fantastic machine. I still use the first machine in ever purchased...which is a Kenmore that I bought years ago after saving my babysitting money.
    I would make embroidered aprons to give as gifts!

  • I would love to make a family quilt for my 3 children.And to make place mats for the holidays would be such a blessing.I have a old singer that I use when needed and would love to do something really different than a straight stitch. I am not an expert sewer but i can make some nice pillows and hem jeans like the best of them.I even make a little extra money hemming jeans for school (yes all straight stitch). And to embroider
    on towels pillow cases ect. for gift will make my husband marry me all over.

  • If I had to pick my first project, I would love to personalize some Horse Blankets and Doggie Jackets. What an awesome sewing machine!

  • I belong to a church group "Nimble Fingers" The first project I would do is making comfort embriodery pillows for our local Cancer treatment center.We also are sewing little dresses and making little embroidered stuffed animals for the children in Haiti. This wonderful machine would be a great addition to fulfilling these projects.
    Thank you for allowing me to enter.

  • I would be thrilled to win this machine and would love to make my twin granddaughter and grandson wall hangings to remember me by. I am being treated for breast cancer for the 4th time in 30 years. I want them to remember Grandma Jo.

  • My favorite embroidered pillow cases are wearing out, so I would sew and embroider some new ones with this machine.

  • Please, please pick me! I've wanted an embroidery machine for a long time.This would be wonderful! I love sewing but my machine has a mind of it own and
    doesn't always work as good as I like it to.

    Ruthie

  • I love table linens. If I should win this machine I would make monogramed napkins for all the special people in my life as Christmas and birthday presents.

  • I have some material I would like to use to make a handbag, however I don't have a sewing machine. Then I would start on Christmas presents for friends and family.

  • My first project would be a bedspread with monogram initials. And then maybe a cover for my outside table and chairs. Mine was destroyed this winter. I have been sewing for 52 years and have never had a machine as fine as the Futura. I would also love to make summer dresses for my two youngest grand daughters. Maddy 6 and Sophie 3.
    Thank you for the opportunity to possibly have a Futura sewing machine.

  • My Mom has been wanting one of these machines for months now. When I saw that the show was gonna be giving one away I thought what a better reason for me to enter. I would give the machine to my Mother, she is always making quilts, dresses, pillows, etc... Hopefully she would use it to make my 2 week old daughter a new dress!

  • This is great! My mother and I were just talking about saving money now that I'm out of work! So,it only made sense to revist an old past time of making some new pants and tops for ourselves. It's so important to find creative ways to lift one's spirits.

  • Before having my daughter I used to sew a lot. I have a snowman pillow case kit that my daughter asks me all the time to sew. However I cannot due to the fact that machine was ruined due to a flood in our home in 2005. This machine would allow me to have my love of sewing back, and to share my love of sewing with my 6 year old daughter

  • I would make a dog bed for my local animal shelter. I've made two before, and I hope that the dogs at the shelter are a little more comfortable.

  • my first project would be a doll matching my granddaughter, and an outfit that would match the one i would make her

  • Hey - I just caught the Today show this morning and saw Martha doing all sorts of embroidery projects with napkins and table runners! So cool! I would love to make napkins for my new kitchen table... Martha makes everything look so simple and easy! I kept watching til the Martha show and saw that I could enter to win a sewing machine! Hope so! :)

  • I love to enbroidery but I have a hard time holding a needle for a long time (RA)

  • I have a very old quilt that my grandmother made, and that my aunt passed on to me before she died. It's badly in need of repair, but I've been hesitant to start. With a really good sewing machine, I could finally actually repair the top and sew anew backing on rather than keeping it safely stored away. It would mean so much to preserve that part of my family's history and be able to add my own part, so that it could be passed on to the next generation of girls in my family.Thanks for a great contest, that would mean so very much to any of us who were fortunate enough to win.

  • I'm sewing after lossing my job. I'm having lots of fun sewing aprons to sell at crafts shows. I would love to have a machine like this to add new items to my crafts to sell. First new item would be aprons for my granddaughters with their name on them.

  • I would first monogram all my linens as I think that is so elegant. My next project would be to make monogrammed garment bags for girlfriends and third project would be to make a baby blanket for girlfriends first grandchild. . . So many elegant gifts and home projects could be made with this machine.

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  • I'm 52, haven't sewn in a while, so now I'm getting started. I'll be making things for the grandkids,and baby gifts for nieces and nephews kids. I also do hand embroidery so this machine could save time.

  • The first project I would make on this wonderful machine is a heirloom dress for my granddaughter. This dress would be one that could be passed along to her little girl and her Nana's memories would last for a long time. She loves to hear the stories of how my mother would let me sit on the old Singer sewing machine and wait for her to make me a dress with "feed or flour sack" fabric, that she had roughly drawn the pattern on brown paper from the Sears catalogue. When I wore the dress, I felt like I had just stepped out of a fashion book.

  • Thank You so much for this wonderful offer. I have 6 beautiful granddaughters. Ages 5 to 13. I would love to make them specialized tops. They all have different interest and this super machine would give me the capability to show their unique personnalies on garments. Can't wait to get started.

  • If I won this machine, I would be able to make clothes for my nephew's new baby girl due soon. With the embroidery feature, they could be beautiful as well as functional.

  • When I was in school for nursing I received a wind breaker with "Practical Nurse" embroidered on the front. Now that I'm licensed I would add "Licensed" to embroidery as my first project. After that I would make embroidered shirts and/or crafts for my sisters community outreach projects.

  • My daughter Marlee is expecting her first baby and my first grandchild on August 29,2010. I would love to own a Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine. My first project on this fabulous machine would be my grandchilds birth annoucement. The embroidery capablity is wonderful. I would look forward to many other projects to do for my first grandchild.

  • My first project would be helping my 13 year old daughter learn how to quilt!

  • I own a 40 yr. old, no-frills Sears sewing machine and would love a modern Singer! My first project has to be a monogrammed, quilted travel set of carry-on luggage, cosmetics bag, and tote.

  • I work as a director/ costumer in local community theatres. This machine would be an amazing tool to help create beautiful costumes for the kids and teens I work with.

    However My first project would be a teeny bit selfish. Last year I directed a wonderful show called A Year With Frog and Toad. The cast was small and we never had an opportunity to make cast shirts. So I would like to use the machine to make myself a jacket with the logo of our show so I will always have something to remind me of this great show and experience.

    Good luck to everyone hoping to win!!!! Thanks to the craft department at Martha Stewart and Singer for creating such an amazing opportunity!!!!

  • What a dream to get rid of my old Kenmore sewing machine. I'd sew potholders with the I luv U hand in American Sign Language. I'd sew & donate it to FL Association of Deaf-blind. They need fundraisers badly in this recession.

  • I am moving to another house in a sleepy little town,and need curtains, bedspreads, sheets etc. Also I have a grandaughter who just loves pretty clothes.
    I am retired and now have time to do this.

    duuudropin@verizon.net

  • I would finish my second quilt for my second child and begin a third one for my third child. It has always been my goal to leave them something I have made by hand with which to remember me. Then, on to projects for my ten grandchildren.

  • I would love to have a machine like this.The projects would be enless. My mind is a blur of where to start.Being handicapped about all I can do is to sew and quilt. This gift would give me so many ways to fill my time.

  • i have my first grandson i would personaliz all his littel clothes and he would be one of a kind well he is and all the other things a could do for my home and my family and freinds.

  • To be able to sew and embroider an elegant bedroom ensemble of duvet, bedskirt, shams, drapes would be a dream with the exciting Futura machine. Hubby and I are celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary June 4th; I can't imagine a more perfect surprise to keep me out of his hair!!!

  • I have read so many wonderful post from your well deserving bloggers. I enjoy your show and website. I have learned so many things from you, that I have been able to use for myself and gifts for my family and others. Thank you! I would love to win this machine. I believe the first thing I would do is embroider my husbands initials on his shirt collar. You see I did this by hand when we first got married almost 28 years ago this June 26. It was very popular when we got married. Money was tight; but I wanted him to be in style. I know it's not the going thing now but...a little something to show him how much more that he means to me. Our love was strong then and I didn't think it could get better but boy was I wrong. After 3 children and a wonderful life he has provided for us. I couldn't ask for a better husband and father. I am truly blessed.

  • What a gorgeous machine! To test drive it I would embellish t-shirts for my three daughters, they love personalized clothes. My next fifty projects would include a Memory Quilt, dresses, towels, sheets, pillowcases... I could have some serious fun and make many beautiful things.

  • I love embroidery on my blouses, but I don't see them in the stores anymore; so the first thing I would use the machine for is to embroider the plain ones I have.

  • I have been saving baby clothes from all six of my kids. I have always promised that I would make each one of them a quilt with their baby things. I would love to start the first quilt with this machine. . .

  • I would love to have the beautiful new singer as I have never experienced the latest features that the Futura offers. There would be so many projects to have fun with on kids clothes, sheets, pillowcases, tablecloths and even tote bags. It would be such a change from the lst Singer I had, 1960 model used it for 30 years.

  • I'd love to make a cover for my ottoman. I've been using a bedding sheet to cover up the ugly fabric that is currently on it.

  • I watch your show everyday and love it, I learn so many new and useful things. The first thing I would make if I won this wonderful machine would be new outfits for my grandchildren. We could then have a lovely family photo done in their new outfits. I have wanted one of these machines but with our income it would be impossible to buy one.

    Best wishes to you Martha on your new programs. I love watching.

  • I am still sewing with my ancient and well loved Singer that I bought 40 years ago! I guess it's time to update!! My first project would be slip covers for an antique chair :o )

  • I would so much like to have a machine like this , to do all the craft, quilting, and embodery projects that I have backloged for the kids and grandkids, my old singer is not up to this work. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • I would use the machine to help at our sewing classes when we make quilts for Ronald McDonald house we also are making pillow cases for the Ronald McDonald house. Makes me feel good to make someone else a quilt they can call there own.

  • I would love to win that beautiful Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine. Of course the first thing I would like to use is the embroidery function. I would embroidery my intials on a beautiful hand towel.

  • I have recently began quilting and would love to use this sewing machine for all the new fabrics I have. I might even begin making slipcovers for my sofas, as my dogs as been using them for beds! Thanks for the contest.

  • I would love to win this machine. I've been looking at these for a while and wish I could aford one. I could do so many things with it.

  • My husband has made me 3 fleece blankets; supported my quilting(good,bad,and so-so). He has asked me to make a quilt just for him. My current machine is 14+ yrs old and bought used. I would make his quilt the first project.

  • From the 3rd grade my only Christmas wish was to have as sewing machine. My mother didn't sew and we needed someone to patch and mend for the six of us kids. On christmas I got a toy sewing maching and cried. My parents were devestated but who buys an 8 year old a sewing mahine?
    After requesting a sewing machine each year after that, in Jr. High my parents went to Household Finance and financed my first machine. It was an added expense but they saw how determined to sew. That year, I won the Betty Crocker Homemaker of the Year Award for my school. My parents were so proud. I kept my word and did all the mending, zipper fixing and patching for my four brothers and sister.
    I also made my own clothes. When I was making my prom dress, when I ran into a snag I would pack up my sewing, trot down the hill to my mother's friend and she would look over my work, tell me where I went wrong, then I would go back up the hill and try again.
    I have always cherished that first machine and unfortunately had to replace it with another basic model. It works fine, but it's nothing like the Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine!!! I would love to be able to take my sewing to another level. In the recent past life has taken over and sewing had fallen to the wayside.
    I recently lost my only child in a drunk driving accident. Going back to something I love, sewing, has given me a renewal on my life. I'm much happier when my mind is creative. I just recovered my kitchen chairs and made plain panel cafe curtains. I would like to cutout the pattern from the chair cushion material and place them on the curtains to bring it all together. I know this is a simple task but that is the type of projects I would be doing. Simple tasks around my house to make it prettier with a shoestring budget, and the ability to make crafts for gifts for my friends and family. Love the show Martha, I watch on WTVT Fox 13 in Tampa, Florida.

  • I have been sewing since I was seven years old. My grandmothers gave me their love for sewing and I have been learning from them ever since . The first thing I would make with my Singer Futura would be some cute summer dresses with embroidered flowers for my niece.

  • This is so cool I have been sewing and sewing and I would love to own this machine.My mother in law is a wonderful teacher and she has told me so many cool ideas to do with this machine.I would love to make my daughters clothes with this machine.Thanks for the chance!

  • If I had a Futura sewing machine by Singer I would redesign some of my fathers hand made suits into dresses and skirts with jackets. April 25th will be his second anniversary and I wish I could make his wardrobe live on.

  • The first project I would use the Futura embroidery machine for is to complete a baby quilt for my nephew's first neice (wow that sounds more complicted than it should). The baby girl is expected at the end of April and will be born in Hawaii. I created a center applique of the traditional Hawaiian pineapple (to welcome the baby), and the top border is appliqued "Aloha". I would love to embroider the baby's name, date of birth and birth stats on the other 3 borders. I don't know how to attach a picture to this blog, or I would. Thanks for considering me.

  • We have 4 fantastic grandsons in our family. In May we will be graced with our first granddaughter.
    Her chosen name will be Lillian Rose. Everyone will call her Lily for short. I would love to embroidery a "binky" for Lily, featuring beautifuly entwined stems of a Lily and Rose.

  • i would love to win the sewing machine,
    i still use the one i got in high school
    what a treat it would be

  • wow - what an amazing machine! I would begin my long awaited dream of finally creating some kids clothes and pretty embroidered dresses for the dolls I have been making painstakingly by hand!!

  • I am a youth director and if I won this machine I would share it with my youth group so that we could use it in our prayer & shawl ministry. We have about 100 blankets made so far and have been giving them away to those in need.

  • i would probably make some clothes for my new grandbaby who is 3 weeks old.I really need a sewing machine

  • I would love this Singer Futura sewing machine, not so much for myself but for my soon-to-be one year old little girl, Gemma. Her first birthday is approaching and well, this machine would come in handy with the amount of work I am doing with guests "thank yous" and birtday designs for her very special and first birthday celebration! Our theme for her is little ladybugs, in colors of red, white and yellow along with little white daisies. Why this theme? Because last year shortly after Gemma was born and as she was recovering from jaundice, I would take her out in our backyard and walk her around our garden with these beautiful white daisies (often surrounded with ladybugs). This seemed to help her recover and to help ease my mind. I guess the legend of the ladybug with its power to assist Middle Ages farmers with their crops, is very appropriate to us in the celebration of Gemma's first birthday! We are so proud of this soon-to-be milestone for our family and we would think to world of you if we were selected with this very fine gift. We thank you for your show and all that you and your staff do to help us improve our life with happy and very creative moments. Our life and all we do is for our little Gemma Maire.

  • In the past year, I've been making little baker's outfits for children, including my darling granddaughter, Ava, that includes a chef's hat, apron, mitt, pot holder,and kitchen towel. If I were to fall upon the good fortune to win this machine, I would make a personalized baker's outfit for Ava.

  • My first project would be a quilt. I would like to see what I can come up with, something that I would be able to pass down to my son and daughter-in-law and grandkids that hopefully I will have some day. An heirloom that our family never had before.

  • OH MY! I would have so much fun making monogramed items for my newly married daughter. Her new last name begins with an 'O'. It is very difficult to find 'O' monogramed items. I would make items for her and her new mother in law.

  • The first project I would make are curtains for my bedroom then for my living room. My living room is about 12 feet high and curtains are expensive. After that I could make my great nephew an embroider some nice animals on it for him.

  • What wouldn't I do with this sewing machine! I have been hand sewing so this machine would be a blessing! My son is getting married this summer and I could make so many items for the wedding!

  • I would love one of these! My first project would be some decorated products for our home. I haven't done anything like this for many years and would like to get back into it.

  • I teach high school art. Because they no longer teach sewing in home economics class, I teach it in my art classes. They eat it up! One of my students won 1st place in an art show with her quilt. We make purses, small project, and complicated art quilts. My students would love to have this machine to use!If I won, it would be shared by many future sewers.

  • This is a fabulous machine! I will be making a quilt for the bedroom designed by the two loves of my life, my granddaughters. Andrea is 13 and Mackenzie is 12. They love quilting and will help.

  • If I were to win this fantastic sewing machine, my first project would be to make a matching set of monogramed garment bags, shoe bags, storage bags, etc. to spruce up my closet.

  • This machine would really make it easier to sew the curtains I have been putting off making. I've never done embroidery, but as I'm thinking about it, numerous projects are popping into my head!

  • I am especially excited to receive my Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts book today, which I pre ordered. have been a subscriber of Martha Stewart Living magazine since the premiere issue. I have every single book every published by Martha Stewart, and have subsequently subscribed to all of her magazines as they have come out. I watch the television program every morning, and throughout the years have taped all of the various episodes of her show. The inspiration and excellence she has stood for and inspired has been consistent, and I love having her voice in my life. I run a ranch/farm in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, and have Percheron draft horses, miniature burros, raise organic beef, hay and crab apples. I've kept goats, chickens and geese, so have practiced many of Martha's principles. I design my own clothes, and until recently have had them made by a professional seamstress Now that I have patterns, I am most excited about starting to sew my own clothing. "A thing of beauty is a joy forever." Keats I would absolutely adore having this magnificent machine. Many thanks for all the wonder you share with us through your shows, publications and web site!

  • I would to win the Singer Futura sewing machine. It looks like a beautiful machine. I use to sew on my Mother old electric Singer sewing machine, infact I first learned on it.I am 72 years old. So winning wood be out of this world. Thank you for this opportunity. And I love the Martha Stewart show, watch it every day.

  • This sewing machine looks so amazing and fun. I am torn with what my first project would be. Either i would personlize towels because my partner and roommate all share a bathroom, or i would make and personalize aprons for all the women in my family.

  • I would love to make new pillow and curtains for my daughters room.

  • I would love to win the Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine. First thing I would make would definitely be bedroom curtains with shell embroidery for my first home -- the sheers that are there aren't enough!!!

  • With two boys crossing over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts, there is a uniform change requiring dozens of new rank and achievement badges on the new uniforms and this sewing machine would make that chore, a snap !

  • What a wonderful item to give away! I have been looking at embroidery machines lately and would be so excited to have one. My first project would be to make a quilt with embroidered squares for my daughter as a wedding gift.

  • I would probably start out making clothes for those in need- such as shelters and recent disaster areas

  • I would love to become the owner of this beautiful sewing machine. In July I will welcome my first grandchild Isabel. Saved my laura ashley wedding dress to make the christening dress from. Always happy sewing and creating projects. As a peta fan, I also could make dog beds, coats and toys. Hope and pray I will be a lucky winner. Patti

  • i am turning 50 in june and have never owned a new sewing maching. my fiancee and i both lost our jobs on the sme day the end of feb., so i have time on my hands, i would love to make the quilt out of the old jeans that i have been saving for lots of years just for that reason. it would be nice to have a sewing machine that i think would be able to handle that kind of task.

    thank-you
    lori

  • Great saying.....
    I love sewing and have plenty of material witnesses. ~Author Unknown
    Send that sewing machine to OHIO!!!!!!!
    I'm itching to be stiching!

  • WOW!! What an opportunity to have this beautiful machine. I would love to make any one of Martha's GREAT craft ideas. I have three great nieces and nephews that I would love to make to things for. I love all the crafts that you share with us !!!! My biggest wish is to be able to actually meet Martha and she her Craft room !!

  • Wow what a great machine. I would make some quilted projects for Project Linus. Have never before had a embroidery machine. Then some purses with initials on them. Then some pillowcases,Possibilities are endless.Baby sets for my 1st grandbaby.

  • I will be retiring this year and plan on doing on doing some sewing projects to help keep me busy. My first project would be a family quilt. This machine would make it more personal.

  • I would love to win this fantastic mach.I bought a used mach that is not working. I would embroider shirts and jackets with our brand on them ! Good Luck to me!

  • My first project would be to complete a baby quilt for my nephew's first neice. The baby girl will be born in Hawaii. A center applique of Hawaiian pineapple, a top border appliqued "Aloha". I would embroider the baby's stats on the other 3 borders.

  • WOW! I can't imagine the thrill of winning this beautiful machine. IF I DID, I would start making hats and sacks from felted wool. WHAT FUN...

  • I would this incredible machine to my son and his fiancee. They are hand making all the decorations for their wedding this summer and could use a sewing machine to free up their time for creativity. They both are busy with graduate school and work and could use more time.

  • I learn to sew when I was10 years old . Instead of going to a camp, my mom placed me into a summer sewing class. At first I though it was stupid, but them I felt accomplished to be able to creat things. I hope I have the opportunity to be able to sew again.

  • wonderful machine it would replace mine where I spend more time cutting knots of threads thatn sawing. So I could actually do some continous sawing.

  • My first project would be a wedding dress and trousseau for my only daughter. I just learned she is getting married 5 states away and I always promised her I would make her dress. This machine would make this task so much easier than my 30 years old 8 stitch Kenmore!

  • Since I am a quilter and I also make cloth dolls, I would probably embelish a quilt block or some article of doll clothing.

  • My first project with the Singer Futura if I won it, would be to gift wrap it. My mother has ALWAYS wanted one of these, and I'd love for her to have one; she GREATLY deserves it. She's always fascinated when Martha uses hers on the show.

  • I have been wanting to teach my daughter to sew. I used to with my mom when I was little and I loved it. Her Singer did not have the embroidery function as this one does. We could make quilts, lots of crafts, while we're homeschooling it would be delightful.

  • If I win this sewing machine, I can finally begin creating projects that my mother had done when I was growing up. My mother had made me clothes, made outfits for my dolls, blankets, and house accessories. I plan to learn from my mother and pass what I will learn to my future children. This machine can definitely start a long lasting wish.

  • The Singer Futura Sewing & Embroidery machine is the best partner with Martha's new book, fabric crafts encyclopedia! What I'd do is unveil the brillant machine with a bunch of FIT friends surrounding me a Futura ;) Then, I'd annouce,"Let's all do one of Martha's projects from her book and sew them together using this great Singer machine. We'll each embroider our names under our own samples and this wil be the Textile & Surface Design banner!"
    Then what we'll do, is send you pics of our project for you to possibly put on your blog! I wouldn't only enjoy this machine but all of my friends I consider family at near by FIT!

  • We have two beautiful, smart and eager to learn granddaughters 7 & 9 that would love to add more to their crafting knowledge. I'm sure they would make themselves (with my help) wonderful dresses and that would be just the beginning!

  • I recently decide to start sewing again, which I have not done since my early 20s! I haven't had a sewing machine for years and am starting to buy fabric and sewing supplies. My other incentive is to teach my great-neice to sew. She has had some rebellion issues with her mom and at school. I thought this would be a wonderful, positive way to reach out to her--a sewing intervention! She has responded to our efforts, mine and my daughter's, whom she loves and looks up to. In additon to teaching her this useful skill, it's also an opportunity for girl talk in a calm and relaxed atmosphere. I hope she will be inspired to design her own clothes and to decorate her bedroom, and to look ahead to her future. All this ambition just from sewing? I have every confidence that this--the love, caring, sharing and creating--will work toward changing her perspective. My g-n has been invited to attend a prom. The first project would be to help her make her prom gown for the event. Having the Singer machine with all the special options it offers would be a dream come true, and a blessing to us all.

  • aprons and matching cocktail napkins with our family logo

  • If I won the sweing machine, I would make up for lost time. While in grammar school I took a course in sewing and made my very own skirt. Ecstatic with the results, I asked my Mom to buy me a sewing machine, which she did, and my love of sewing blossomed. I would sew my own clothes since I vacillate in size. I would sew clothes for both my husband and son. I would truly love to be the recipient of this machine!

  • I'm not gifted like my mother at sewing. If I were to win, I would make a towel with her name embroidered on it, and then under that towel she would find the machine. I know she would be better at using it, and her joy would be payment enough.

  • What a fantastic machine! If i were so lucky to win this machine, my first project would be to make some cute monogrammed baby gifts. I have so many friends having babies this year. And I could make some beautiful gifts for each one!

  • Hi, I saw the sewing machine, I would love to win one,. I would sew clothes for my children, and sew my wedding dress. I love to sew, had to sell my machine so would love to win this.

  • Some friends and I have started a women's ministry group. Some of us love to sew are soon planing to make baby quilts for those in need. We hope to also reach out to nursing homes,those in the hospital, and the elderly. We are very excited about this project!

  • My First sewing project would be a new cushion set for our front porch's wicker furniture.

  • Great give away!!
    The first thing I would do would be make and personalize tote bags for my quilting friends.
    I am a retired RN and love sewing. With this machine I could persomalize little outfits for my grandchildren & I would love to use this machine to embroider my linens,

  • This would be a dream come true,I have always wanted to sew something but was unable. This singer machine is so simple even I can do a good job.

  • This machine looks incredible. I'm a stay at home mom of three and my youngest son just turned one. I've saved all his baby clothes and blankets and had been planning to make a quilt out of them and give it to my mother this mothers day. Regretably my mother passed away a little over a month ago and I find it hard to keep my craft projects going, who would I give them to. My husband however keeps me same and would very much like for me to continue my creative activities. I love to find bargains and the two sewing machines I have I've found at garage sales, though they aren't perfect and I end up stitching by hand. I would very much like to see what I can produce with such a wonderful machine and be able to make family keepsakes. Thank you for the opportunity. Leticia M.Herrera and Family

  • Although I'm able to purchase any dog collar at a pet shop, I would make a fabric dog collar for my 90lb. Yellow Labrador. The fabric choices we have today are endless! Something unique.... a one of a kind. (yes, of course it would be monogrammed)

  • The first project I would do is take all my beautiful photos of my grandmother's favorite NYC landmarks and embroider those images. I would then frame them and hang them in my spare room which is dedicated to Nanny's memory. It would be lovely to take our favorite memories and turn them into a tribute to the most special person in my life.

  • would love to become owner of beautiful machine. Have saved my laura ashley wedding dress to make christening gown for Isabel. pray I will be a winner

  • OMG! My first Grandchild is expecting with my first Great Grandchild, a girl, this May. I would love to sew a fine layette adorned with delicate embroidery to welcome this darling child into our family. The Singer Futura would be perfect for this and many more little girl outfits as she grows.

  • I would love this machine because for some time I have thought about making pretty bibs or small towels for a nearby nursing home with butterflies or flowers and maybe their names embroidered on them. Something pretty and some masculine.

  • What a wonderful machine! The first thing I would embroider with this machine are sashes for my daughter's Jr ROTC unit. They are having a military ball in April and need sashes for the King, Queen, etc. Thanks Martha and team for all the wonderful sewing, cooking and crafting!

  • If I had this machine I could make clothes and accessories for pets at our Veterinary Clinic and use the proceeds to help defray costs to those that can't afford their bills. I would also like to learn to embroider bags we can hand out after visits. It's the Martha way!!

  • I'm a mother of 3 below the age of 3!! I would love to start sewing for them, as my mom did with me!

  • My 1st project would be to make monogramed pillow cases for my young 2nd cousin, who came from a substance abusive family, was abused at a young age, abandoned, left to misguided youth as companions, ended up violating probation and in jail, where he wrote me/my sister-in-law because his family refused to write, I offered him a place to live and I want to lift him up and give him the love, encouragement he's lacked since his grandmother died many yrs ago.
    Since I live many states away from his home / companions he has the opportunity to make a fresh start with positive encouragement.

  • I started sewing when I was ten. I will retire soon and I would have time to spend on this amazing craft. I would use the machine to do some art quilts.

  • I'd make shoe bags for my brother and his partner. Grey wool flannel outside, cotton plaid fabric inside and monograms. I'm itching to get my hands on your new books there could be lots more to make in there too! The sewing machine would be the icing on the cake!

  • I'm a complete novice, but want to learn from the best! I'm 36 years old and will be marrying my sweetheart this year. We're consolidating our lives into my tiny apartment and my fiance had to sell all of his furniture to make the move. He's made a lot of sacrifices and I'd love to give him the ultimate wedding present - embroidered bed linens to show him how much I love him!

  • My sister Rosie just told me about this interesting project. You recycle used pillowcases to make dresses for an orphanage in Africa. The children LOVE the dresses and they should be easy to make.

  • I am entering this contest on behalf of my wonderful mother, Liz. She called me on the phone excited because she heard about this contest on the Martha Stewart show, of which she is a faithful viewer. My mother is forever making crafts and things for her house, my house her grandchildren, everyone. The first project she would make would be curtains for her granddaughter's room. She already has it planned!!

  • I would make a table cloth and napkins to pass down to my children.

  • I'm pregnant with my first baby, so the first thing I would make are embroidered bibs and burp cloths for my little boy!

  • amazing machine, I think my first project would be some curtians for my daughters room and then an apron for her

  • I have been looking for a new job since last February, and now that it is spring in Ohio - I am hopeful and determined to begin my own craft business.

    I will emmediately use the Singer to create a full line of felted wool items and garments that I have learned from Marth's programs and books. I will then sell the creations at spring, summer and fall craft shows.

    I plan to tag these items with a beautiful personal logo tag with the phrase "Martha Stewart Insprired."

    Thank you for so much inspiration over these many years. I am dearly hopeful for this prize to help me move forward in my life.

  • Such a wonderful machine with so many features. For my first project with the Futura, I would love to sew a large quilt using bold imperfect geometric shapes similar to the quilts of the Gee's Bend Quilters that I have come to admire. I would then love to accentuate the quilt with some embroidered details possibly some free form details as well. I also plan to use recycled materials to make this quilt. I am new to quilting but think the best way to learn is to just jump right in. I love the idea of making keepsakes for future generations.

  • As a teenager and young adult, I used to sew many of my own clothes, BUT, I as a prerequisite, my Mom insisted I sew her one item for every two of mine. This worked out well as she supplied me with all the material necessary, we both increased our wardrobe, and I got practice making different items...

    As an adult, I have not sewn, but I have found numerous embroidered items that my Mom loves and treasures. I would love to have this Singer machine so I can construct and embellish clothing for my Mom...and maybe a few things for myself !!

  • My sewing machine is VERY OLD (1973) and my first project would be catching up with all the mending that is piling up that my old machine refuses to fix. The old machine is tired -

  • Am I disqualified if I am honest and say that I am a beginner sewer but I would LOVE to play around with this machine? I have several things I would like to make for my toddler daughter - dresses, curtains, duvets, etc. What a FUN giveaway!

  • I've wanted for years to be able to make quilts for my grandchildren.I have arthritis and it is hard for me to do the fancy stitches I have seen my friends do. It would be great to use an amazing machine like the Futura to help me.

  • I have a large family,I also watch a disabled child, i would love to make all kinds of things for everyone to keep. With such a large family, we are always crafting family trees and albums,and everyone loves to sew and knit things for one another to be passed down. This machine woul be a blessing to have.

  • I am teaching my elementary and high school friends to sew quilt blocks for an American Sampler quilt. It is my hope that we will continue and make prayer quilts for individuals with breast cancer or other illnesses in our community.

  • I recently became totally disabled as a result of a work place injury. My crafts keep me sane. I would make some beautifully embroidered items for my mother & her wheelchair--a cover-up, a tote, etc.

  • My husband and I have 2 black cocker spaniels he can't tell apart so I would make them personalized collars and coats.

  • I'd make a beautiful embroideried table cloth with matching napkins for everyday use. Then I'd make a few thousand other things! LOL

  • I would love to own a Singer Sewing/Embroidery Machine. I like to make quilts, wall hangings, purses/handbags and it would be wonderful to have both capabilities in one machine. Singer name means quality and reliability.

  • If I were so fortunate to have a Futura Embroidery Machine, I would have to share it with my mother. I hear she has all sorts of ideas for making things for her pending grandchildren (got the hint Mom!) Haha, but on a serious note (not that grandchildren are not a serious consideration) I would also have to share the machine with an assortment of my crafty friends to see what quilting/clothing projects we could envision.

  • I would make my mother some very nice tops that are embroidered with her grandchildren & great grandchildren's names.

  • My 25-year-old Singer machine is in need of some care and attention. I dusted it off last week for a project and once in a while the bobbin thread is getting stuck! It would be incredible to try this Singer Futura...and to try the embroidery features! My first project would probably be to make another rag-quilt purse for a gift.

  • My son was born last month and I never found nursery bedding that I loved. He's now five weeks old and his room is very bare. I would use this machine to make exactly what I wanted but couldn't find.

  • The first thing I would make would be blanket's to be donated to children's hosptial wards. I think that would be a wonderful way to give back.

  • I appreciate the opportunity; I would take in the inseam from a vintage pearly snap a couple of inches; embroider some stylistic filagree, rose patterns, or perhaps some skulls in respect to the Dia De Los Muertos. Thank you

  • Sometime ago Martha Stewart embroidered towels on a segment with a machine. Martha said she was going to monogram all of her towels. First thing I would do is all of my towels, giving my boys their personal towels (no sharing germs). Then everything I can get my hands on.

  • My old machine is outdated and tired. If I win this one, I will once again make my own clothes, as I am short, and a little overweight..have trouble finding things that fit. My mom is 97 yrs. old and used to do a lot of quilting, monogramming, and appliqued pillows. I would do the same. I would also like to make a lot of decorative household items for my three children. Please choose me!

  • I have wanted a new machine, much less an embroidery also. I would love to embroider initials on my husband, son and also on my shirts. I love the small initials on the cuffs or pockets of the shirt, I think this is a very classic look. I am retired and would love to use my time sewing to keep my mind alert.

  • I love this machine! The first projct I would do is get Beach Towels and put everyone's name on them. This also makes a great gift! You can also add a special picture of something the person is into. I would personalize everything!

  • I would love to win this beautiful Singer Futura Embroidery & sewing machine! I would make a set of monogrammed pillowcases for everyone in my family, and probably some towels would soon follow. Wow, what endless possiblities!

  • I would make my niece a prom dress. That is, AFTER I take some sewing lessons! ;-)

  • I would love to learn how to sew! I think the first project I would take on is sun dress for my daughter. I remember having cute sun dress with straps that tied as a kid and would love to see Marlee and her little pigtails in one too!

  • I would use it to embroider my new baby's name and monogram on anything I can get my hands on!

  • I would sew beautiful clothes for my children

  • The first thing I would do with my new sewing machine is to finish the keepsake pillow I have hand embroidered for my cousin's wedding. I would be able to make other family heirlooms and try my hand at machine embroidery, a change from the hand embroidery I'm accustomed to.

  • I would make monogramed pillow cases for my young 2nd cousin, who came from a substance abusive family, was abused young, abandoned, left to misguided youth companions, and jailed, moving here many states away from his home companions he has the opportunity to make a fresh start with positive encouragement.

  • I have a beautiful quilt top that my aunt made for me when I was just a little girl that was never quilted. I have it carefully put a way and it has been through four or five moves. I'm a fifty-something now. So, the first thing I would do with the Singer Futura is to make the quilt that my aunt started for me so long ago.

  • I would my freinds complete the turtle quilt we started last year!!

  • The first project I would make is doll clothes for my granddaughter's Bitty Baby doll. I would love to be able to monogram the clothes and customize the clothes to my granddaughter's Bitty Baby.

  • The first thing I would make is a small quilt with my daughter. She is learning how to sew and this is the first project she would like to take on. After that, the list is two blocks long!

  • What a cool machine! I've never had a sewing machine of my own before. I would make decorative pillows for my boyfriend's new bedroom set. His place could use a little splash of color! Thanks!

  • What a fabulous machine! My craft studio would love to welcome this addition to our space :) . There are so many projects I would use this machine for because I LOVE to embroider! The first project I would create would be to add a custom monogram to my baby girl's crib bedding.

  • The first thing I'd make is curtains for our home, then for my daughters nursery...My mom used to sew when I was young and I'd like to follow in her footsteps with all her crafty ideas...

  • the first project i would make? a beautiful set of monogrammed towels. lovely machine!

  • We just had a house fire last week and I lost my old Singer sewing machine so this would be a replacement and also an upgrade to my old machine. I have 2 young boys and they anything with their name put on it so I would make lots of things for them plus other sewing projects around the house.

  • OMG! OMG! I can't even believe this. I have this Singer from 1980 that is now kaput! I was sitting watching Martha and this fabulous machine thinking, "I hope she is on Sirius radio today so I can ask her about a machine". I want to learn millinery so bad, and have so many things I am trying to make and I need to sew, and HSN has a good deal on machines thru today, but I really can't afford to buy one right out, OMG, MARTHA!! Can I make you a hat ? LOL This rocks !

  • I would love this machine to help with all my quilting projects and making personalized labels for several other projects I'm working on, including knit and crochet chemo caps for my local cancer ward. Thanks for offering such a wonderful machine!

  • I'd make cute little baby projects like bibs and toys for all my friends who've just had babies ( and for my own someday too :) .

  • First of all thank you for this opportunity to own such a wonderful Machine, the first project I would make is a (Family History Quilt) for my son and his wife to be, they are getting Married May 8th 2010, a Quilt would b the perfect Wedding gift. Thanx again.

  • I would love this machine because I would love to make my first dress. I just recently started sewing and I would love to have a machine like this so that I can continue to grow as a crafter and clothing maker. Good luck to everybody!

  • Winning the Singer Futura CE250 Emproidery & Sewing Machine sounds like a dream. My first project would be for my daughter's home. She will soon be divorced and has acquired the home she previously purchased with her EX. She is in the process of painting, redecorating and refurbishing each room. I would love to give her embroidered towels that I would make with this wonderful new machine for her bathrooms.

  • I am a mother of 3! All of which are competitive cheerleaders! The first project I would do is embroider all the girls names on their cheer jackets that we JUST WON :-) at Nationals! This would increase my ability to share crafting with my children!

  • I would make monogrammed bathroom towels and some pillows for my couch! I am overdue for a new sewing machine!

  • Great Machine....First thing I would make is a shirt I've been wanting to make...

  • The first thing I would make would be a monogrammed sun dress for my daughter!

  • The first thing I would make would be a memory blanket for my mom with pictures of all the grandkids on it.

  • An embroidered family quilt with family photos printed on fabric.

  • I have a corduroy lap top bag in mind as my first project. I would use the embroidery feature to embroider a bird and a tree on my bag to make it look sweet.

  • I would sew a skirt for myself!

  • My first project would be to create personalized baby onsies, burp cloths and other items as gifts for the 2 children just recently born and the 3 yet to come in our friends lives.

  • I would love this machine to make the custom bedding i'm designing for my first baby! It's a custom silk screened fabric i am making myself, I'm so excited!!!!

  • I've been wanting to get a sewing machine for a while. I see all these great materials and I'd love to make throw pillows for the sofa, a shower curtain and curtains for several rooms.

  • Sock monkey creativity unleashed!! Where would you start with all the incredible creations that could be done with this machine!!! I would embroider sock monkey eyes and hearts and names on my sock monkeys, as well as embroider adorable sock monkeys on everything possible.

  • Great machine, first thing I would make is a shirt I've been wanting to make

  • If I won this wonderful machine, I would make a quilt for my husband in memory of his mom who passed away a little over a year ago. She started to quilt just a short time before she found out she was ill. I would love to be able to finish what she started.

  • Very cool! The first thing I would make would be a summer wardrobe of sundressees for my daughter. She's three and completely into dresses now! Thanks so much for all of your wonderful publications and this opportunity to win such a lovely machine!

  • Martha, I hope to be selling my house in the city(Paterson NJ)and buying a small house in Warren County, NJ. If all goes well, I will have a full sewing room and tons of projects in my new home with my dog and several cats. MaryAnn

  • The school where I work has been sponsoring a school in Africa for the past couple of years. One highly successful fundraising project is making tote bags from recycled materials.They are actually Quite beautiful. This would definitely be my first project with a new sewing machine. Thanks..

  • I would love to give this sewing machine to my mom as a gift. She is a great mon, and this would be a wonderful Mother's Day gift for her. I'm sure that she would give it good use, and I bet she would make me something nice!

  • I would first spend hours playing with it and marveling at all that it can do. Then I think that I would add some embroidery to the antique hand towels that belonged to my grandmother.

  • I love to sew. I am still using the Kenmore sewing machine that I bought in 1970. It's old, has seen better days, and my skills have grown far beyond the capabilities of this old machine. I would love to have this fabulous Singer Futura to continue to grow in my skills. I would love to sew some pillows, and use the Futura embroidery function to make them special. I hope I win!!

  • I would start embroidering towels, bibs and whatever I can dream up! I would also start updating my curtains throughout the house.

  • There are so many thing I would use this for. I think I would make monogramed napkins and tablecloth for the dining room. This would be so great!

  • The first project I would make is to monogram my daughter's baby quilt (which I sewed myself)....then I'd monogram everything in sight!!! From onesies to ribbons!

  • I would finally hem my curtains that I bought 2 years ago since I am afraid of using sewing machines! I broke my mother's when I was a little girl and i am just totally afraid of breaking another one... don't ask how I did it! I don't know!

  • So many possibilities
    I think I would embroider/monogram onesies and other children's clothes for my little girl and my nieces
    Thank you

  • I would love to make new covers for my chairs that are outdoors - the canvas replacements are so expensive then I would teach my daughters how to sew and make clothes for their dolls and furnishings for their room.

  • My mother taught me to sew years ago on an old Pfaff machined, and it has bit the dust. So, the first thing I'd do is make new curtains for every room in the house.

  • Making outdoor scenes and quilting them would be my first project, starting with my wonderful brother that gave me a lot of fabric and then my machine quit. He deserves a Johndeer quilt, with Deer on it.

  • My daughter,husband and our families adopted a preemie, miracle, little angel. She is almost 3. Love of our life. I want to sew for her. My husband and I are disabled. Have cheaper machines-don't do job. Soooooooooooo agravating. She deserves the best, most creative workmanship I can create.
    THANK YOU.

  • I am so excited about this contest. I am an embroidery enthusiast. I also have a 6 month old grandson and I would love to make some things that I can embroider his name on. My Grandson's name is Ronan...I love it. Thank you for this opportunity.

  • If I won this machine my first project would be to make a baby quilt for my friends soon to be born grandaughter. My mom has started a family tradition of making baby quilts that are fantastic, I'd like to be able to share that tradition with my friends family in a special way.

  • The first thing that I would make would be monogrammed beach totes and beach towels for our upcoming trip to the beach.

  • This machine would be great in completing new pillows for the master bedroom!

  • WOW! I don't know where I would begin, but I'm sure I'd think of something. Thanks!

  • Heylo. I just recently started sewing with my grandmother and with a program at my school and I really like it. The fam is currently expecting a baby next month, so it'd be nice to make some pillows and other crafts/materials for him with this machine. =)

  • Thank you for the opportunity to enter and possibly win this sewing machine. The first thing I would make would be a dress for each of my young granddaughters and embroidery hearts on them as that is what they requested I do. Thank you. Arlene McConnell

  • I would love to be able to expand my craft knowledge and skills to embroidery! I would definitely first make my BFF an embroidered quilt for her 12 week premature baby, who is still in the NICU, only three weeks old. Then projects for my four children, of course!

  • The first project that I would love to do with the machine, is to make a matching weekender bags for me and for my daughter. This machine would be perfect for the project, because I could customize our bags by monograming our initials.

  • I would sew this costume I've been wanting to sew forever. There's some serious detailing that my current machine just can't handle!

  • If I could be so lucky! My first project would be a monogrammed apron for myself. That was the easy part. Then there would be no end... personalized coat and bed for my dog Lili, curtains, valances, accent pillows, garden flags, stuffed animals, and on and on and on...

  • My first project would be an embroidered bathroom towel for my beautiful daughter Serena with her graduation date on it: June 6, 2010. I absolutely love stitching - crewel work - for important occasions; I crewel stitched a wonderful basket of flowers for my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary in 1978! My husband had it framed and it is now in our livingroom. I love hand-stitched things - to have a machine to help would be superb!!!

  • This machine would be a dream!! I have been saving t-shirts for 10 years!!!! I am wanting to make a quilt out of my old tshirts from growing up and embroider dates and notes on them! All I need is this fabulous machine to make it happen, then I can have something to remind of good times growing up- and put it on display for everyone to see!

  • The first project I would start if I won this sewing machine would be sewing & embroidering a christening gown for my new niece. If I were to win this would be the first sewing machine I have ever owned, I learned to sew by hand from my grandmother and have continued to do my own sewing with help from my mother when I encounter difficult seams. If all goes well I would also like to embellish my wedding gown so I may wear exactly what I want on my wedding day (April 2011). I hope I win!! Thank you.

  • What an amazing piece of equipment - I just finished watching you make those adorable stuffed Easter eggs - that's what I would try first. Beyond that, the possibilities are truly endless. Hope I win!

  • There are so many things I could name to make with this wonderful machine. I would probably start with something for my granddaughters memory box, maybe monogram handkerchief for her wedding day,she would love anything with an embroideried decore and I would be so excited to even do some pillow cases or towels for myself. If I got started I would most likely go on forever!

  • I HAVE 2 YOUNG GRANDSON IN KARATE I WOULD LIKE TO EMBROIDER THE DOJO'S LOGO ON THEIR GEE'S. DESIGN ARE NOT COPYRIGHTED THEY ARE MY SISTERS DESIGN. THANK YOU

  • If I won this I would be able to sew and embroider pet clothes to sell. I would be able to make sweatshirts and jackets with the name of the dog embroidered on them. I am trying to start my own company and this would really help.

  • I would LOVE to win the Singer Futura! I would gift the sewing machine to my mother, who at 72, still quilts, sews for her church, various nursing home needs, and also sews for her children and grandchildren! It would expand the capabilities of the beautiful work she already does!

  • I would finish so many things and then get creative. A quilt for my oldest picky daughter, new capes for all the kids to play together in (and that would include neighbor and family friends kids too), repairing my great grandmothers quilts and pillows. Then I would love to donate my time and the wonders of the machine to our community like to repair prom dresses that are being given away to young ladies in need.

  • The very first project I'd work on with this machine would be embroidered scarves to give as gifts as well as to sell.

  • I have never had my own sewing machine and have always wanted one. I love making things and would really love to try making a quilt, so that would probably be my first project.

  • I would make baby quilts for church that would be personalized. I would also start a cottage business producing his and his and hers and hers products such as towels, bathrobes and pillowcases.

  • I would make custom school bags for my four children attending college. I would design them to match their individual personalities. I would choose the color material, font, thread to enhance the design.

  • Oh, my,...the first project in 50 words or less?... I would make, and personalize with their names and days of the week, dinner napkins for every member of my family. Our one little way among many to go green! Then my immagination would be limitless!

  • If I had your beautful sewing machine, I would take lessons from my neighbor who is encouraging me too sew "I am disabled" and days are very boring.

    The first project I would make would be a coat
    for my beloved dog, Buttercup A jack russel terrier.

    She needs protection from our harsh winters here.

  • My Singer is 27 years old and I cannot believe how much sewing machines have changed over the years. I would love to upgrade to a new Singer!

  • The first project would be a Memory Quilt for my mom's 84th birthday. I promised her a quilt when she was about to turn 75 and would now be able to finish this in time for her 84th,

  • I am becoming a "Great-Grandmother" in July and have a baby quilt in mind for my new great-granddaughter. Embroidery would be wonderful on some of the pieces.

  • The first project I would make with this embroidery machine would be combined with the Martha Stewart Advent Calendar. I would make an ornament for each day of Advent and give it away as a present.

    Christine Turney

  • I would love to make some monogrammed hankies.I would also like to add something special to my favorite things.

  • If I won the Singer machine I could continue making memory quilts for all the great grandchildren in the family. I started and made 3 so far, but the hand embroidery is hard with carpel tunnel. I make quilts with great grandmothers' signature recipes from both sides!!

  • I'd love a new machine to start sewing for my grandchildren. My old one is an antique. I used it to sew for my first child who now has 3 of his own. I'd also love to use the emboidery accessory for around the house alond with things for the grandchioldren.

  • I am so excited about this contest. I am an embroidery enthusiast. I also have a 6 month old grandson and I would love to make some things that I can embroider his name on. My Grandson's name is Ronan...I love it. Thank you for this opportunity.

  • Many, many years ago I saw Martha hosting a dinner party and all of her napkins were monogrammed. I immediately went out and bought beautiful linen napkins and some beautiful lime green thread. they are still waiting for me to do this project! With that gorgeous machine it would be short work indeed!!!

  • Hi,
    I would embroider cute things on the birthday outfits I am making for my granddaughters 5th birthday and use this machine to make pretty labels for the quilts I make.
    I love this machine.

  • I'm working on a set of "grocery" bags for my mother-in-law, a devoted Earth Mother: She'll surely use them for collecting vegetables from her garden, eggs from her pet chickens or garage sale finds. With this machine I could add beautiful images and sentiments to each of the bags.

  • I would design and make a family memories quilt for each of my children.

  • For years I have been picking up & saving bits of hand embroidery, crocheting, old handkerchiefs, etc. at garage sales and saving them for a quilt top . It seems such a shame to see all those beautifully handcrafted items that people have spent hours of love to make just be tossed away. This sewing machine would be great to tie them all together with machine embroidery & get that quilt top made!!

  • Years ago I made a jacket out of old jeans. I foolishly neglected to flat-fell the seams. I loved the jacket but every time I wore it I regretted the fringed seams. Now that the jacket is worn out, I'd like to make a new one AND flat fell the seams. I'll also embroider it top to bottom!

  • The first thing I would do with my Futura Machine is Monogram towels for every onr in my family!

  • First I would make new curtains for my daughter's room....I have been using my Grandmother's little machince from the 70's and it finally died. So much to create!!!

  • My husband and I have been married forty years (40)and in all that time we have never owned a new bedroom set. We are looking for our new set. Yea!! The first thing I would embroider is new linen for our new bed. Thank you.

  • I am so excited, I would make cute clothes for my grandchildren. I could embroider their and my itiatials on everything.
    Thanks

  • Last year I lost both of my dearest grandparents within six months of each other. One of my fondest memories of them is sewing together. I always wanted to learn how to quilt from her, but it was too late. So, it was an item on my bucket list. I finally took a class to learn the art and would love to make a quilt in memory of them with this machine.

  • I would love to have a new sewing machine, especially an embroidery machine. My poor old singer that I got as a gift when I was about 15 is about on it's last leg. I do my embroidering by hand, but since I've had carpul tunnel surgery, it has been hard on my hands. I make alot of my own clothing and would love to use this embroidery machine to add some nice embroidery decoration to my shirts and quilts. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in your give-away.

  • I would make curtains for every room in my house. And that is just the beginning.

  • This machine will take all my crafts to a higher level. My first project will be to make pillows and accessories for my bedroom. I would love to monogram my existing pillow cases - WOW! Pick Me!!!

  • I'm expecting my premature son Jacquis to come home in about a month. It'd be lovely if I could make some pillows and blankets/quilts and other crafts for him. I just started sewing and I love it- having this machine would be a plus.

  • I've always wanted embroidered napkins and sheets, the little things that make a statement of 'home'. It would also be nice to add little accents to the dresses of the dolls I make. Thanks Martha!

  • I love to watch the show. It gives me lots of ideas to use at home. The sewing machine would be a great addition to my home. This would enable me to make more elaborate gifts for my family and friends. We are x-missionaries and have just recently come back to the U.S. We sold most of our worldly belongings. My husband is the only one working. We are a one car family. This would be a blessing for us.
    Sandra K Dixon and family

  • This would replace my old Kenmore (vintage 1973). First I would make curtains for my newly remodeled bathroom, kitchen, dining and living rooms. After that I would start quilting.

  • It would be wonderful to use this dream machine to finish the quilt I'm currently working on and to make matching embroidered pillow shams.

  • The first thing I would make would be jackets from sweatshirts for my granddaughters, who just love glitz, glamor and girly girl stuff.

  • I am 60 years old and have never attempted to sew anything. I would love to learn, which I think would be much easier with this machine. My first project would be to make pillows to match the quilt my sister is making for the bed in our motor coach. My sister is very talented, she sews, quilts, paints, cross stitches. I have never attempted any of these crafts, have always just worked. Now I have the time and the inclination to give everything I try. I think the machine would make a wonderful tool to begin.

  • My grandmother and Martha have inspired me to create a beautiful world around me. Even though, my grandmother is now gone, I treasure every item we created together. If I won this new Singer machine, the first project I would make would be embroidered pillow cases, linens, and towels.

  • I would sew a cloth angel with embroidered dress and wings and donate her to our annual city spring "Bloom" event. Money raised at the auction goes for plantings which beautify our riverwalk throughout the summer.

  • My first project that I would make on this extraordinary machine would be a small patch quilt for my two year old grand daughter. I have a few pieces of clothing from different members of our family that I would like to be able to give to her in a special way. When my daughter was a little girl, I made all of her clothes because I had no money to buy new. I would like to introduce my grand to the art of sewing so this rewarding art will not be lost in my family. I not only want to win this machine but I need it to pass on a family tradition.

  • Oh how I would love to have this machine. My singer is older than dirt and it would be great to have such an advanced machine to make clothes for my granddaughter. Never won anything before.

  • Where would my imagination take me? I would love to own this machine, as I'm just learning to sew (with a sewing machine). So, I think I would create the most adorable sun hat for my 1 yr. old daughter.

  • I would love to have this machine. I started sewing at 14 with my mother, I love all crafts, Martha Stewart has been my idol...... I have a new granddaughter and would use this take make all her dresses.

  • The first thing I would make is a pillow for my sister who has stood beside me thru out all my bouts with cancer and other illnesses. Am handicapped and she is always there for me. The saying would be "Sister's are friend's too".

  • I taught myself to sew when in maternity leave and discovered I love it. I never thought I was creative but seeing the clothing I've made for my daughter I feel pride! I would make monogrammed everything ! lol I really want to make monogrammed blankets and clothes for my toddler as well as several new additions to my friends families including one who is in labor as I am typing !

  • I would use this to make crafts to be sold at our churches Harvest of Talents. This is a harvest that brings peoples talents to raise money for missions locally, nationally and internationally.

    Thank you!

  • I would love to have this singer machine. I have been
    sewing on a Singer since I was eleven years old. First I would make a family tree quilt top for both
    of my daughters and this would have my four grandson's names and dates embroidered
    on it.

  • I would embroider everything I own!

  • The first project I want to do it to make a keepsake blanket for my daughter, with her name embroidered. I want to make it a little girly, lace around the edges. Kinda hard to do that by hand.

  • I would use it to make a patchwork purse out of old things of my daughters, thus would always have her with me.

  • I would make and embroider matching shirts and headbands for my families upcoming race. This is our first race and is a part of our weight loss goal. We would look so cute in our matching outfits!

  • I am making wall hangings for orphanages to brighten bare walls. They give the children something interesting and beautiful to look at. The Singer Futura would be the perfect way to embellish these wall hangings to make them even more beautiful and eye catching.

  • The first thing that I would make with this would be the Soft stuffed Easter eggs that Martha made on today's show. My 7 month old granddaughter will love playing with these colorful, soft eggs AND I won't have to worry about how cleanliness of the fabric or the filling. The second project would be matching dresses for the 7 month old and her 4 yr old sister * with lots of machine embroidery!)

  • If I had one of these my first project would be to begin the embroidery of my daughters tea towels and dish towels for her hope chest. She has said since we first brought out my great grandmothers that she wanted "ones like dat" when she "gwows up". That was five years ago. Now, at nine, she is still obsessed with Nina's towels and still every time she sees them she reminds us that she needs them for her hope chest. What a wonderful addition to create for her, her own set of every day (complete with days of the week embroidered on them) towels, and a special set for holidays and events. I can't wait.

  • I would make a quilt for my mom and then gifts for my 4 adorable nieces!

  • I made a darling "vest" cover for a wine bottle. It is the best way to give wine as a gift. You can make them in seasonal material or black tie, It's just two easy pieces of fabric , a little binding ribbon and three small buttons. I need the machine to monogram the label,

  • I love making satin pillowcases as gifts for women of all ages. They are a nice gift for a new bride, new mom, mothers day gift, hostess gift, etc. I have a sewing machine that is so old that I am often frustrated with broken bobbin thread or poor tension. So, I nwould love to have the new Singer so I could continue to make my personal gifts even more personal with embroidery! I can think of all kinds of projects around the house I could tackle with a new machine.

  • My first project would be to monogram all my bath and kitchen towels along with my pillow cases and napkins. I could also use the machine to do hemmings,and sew my own clothes, which I have never been able to do before. My dog Tyson of course would not be forgotten, as I plan to sew a complete wardrobe for him.

  • Oohhh Martha,,what a gift this would be!!! I would love to make my husband a bath-robe for his birthday. I have MS and I'm looking into many different things to do at home.Right now I'm knitting dish-cloths and those are so much fun, I've made several groups of them for friends.
    Thank you very much for a wonderful and awesome show. I watch every single day and visit the website often for new craft n cooking ideas.
    Take Care
    Theresa

  • My sister just purchased a 1974 argosy camper that needs some real TLC-I would like to help her make curtains covered cushions etc-would also use to make clothes for myself and my grandbabies-would also like to make monogrammed towels etc for a few brides this year-so many ideas

  • Hi, our boat club has shirts that our 2xx or 3xx and we would like to make them into night shirts, since no one is large enough to buy them. I could even embroider things on them. This is to sale them at our meetings so the better looking they are the more will sale. We use the profits just to keep us going.

  • In honor of my mom, and all the moms who taught us how to sew and embroider by hand, I would continue the tradition with my daughter and granddaughter but be able to do so in a speedy manner because we all know how precious time is!

  • I would make & embroider scarves for every student in my son’s class. They would be the schools colors & have the teacher’s slogan on it & the student’s name. They have all worked so hard this year & it would be a great memento.

  • My first project would be creating personalized monograms for decorating my daughter's bedding and towels. This is a fantastic machine that would replace my mom's 1933 Singer!

  • I would immediately start working on the bedskirt that I have been wanting to make. I haven't been motivated to start it because of the work involved. It would be so nice to have a machine like this to make this sewing project easier.

  • The first project I would make with this incredibly amazing sewing machine would be a quilt featuring square designs using the handprints from my current prechool students! Fish, frogs, flowers from precious handprints made incrdible!

  • I am a newlywed and I would love to monogram all of my linens. I love the craft segments on Martha the best! You guys have the best ideas! I also would like to make those felted stuffed animals in the new Sewing Book!!

  • I want to design sewn paper stationary. I can't wait to start! I'll be using lots of Martha Stewart's supplies!

    I LOVE crafting and sewing and Martha and her team are so inspirational!

    Thanks for the chance to win a dream Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine!!! Please pick me!

  • I would go embroiderer crazy!!!!!! I would never come out of my craft room!!!!! Just check on me! I will be very busy!!!!!!!!!

  • My four month old son loves his cloth diapers (he uses them as blankies) and I would LOVE to personalize them with the amazing monogram functions of this machine.

  • I am a serious quilter and crafter, working with an old Janome machine, which is a very good machine, but it sure isn't a Singer Futura. I am a senior on a small fixed income and could never dream of purchasing such a fantastic piece of equipment. The Futura would definitely brighten my 'Futura'.

  • I have just retired from a nursing career and have our first new grandaughter that I would love sewing some beautiful things for.

  • I live in S. Florida and there was a little girl critically injured by a classmate. I would like to make her an embroidered pillow to let her know that the community is thinking of her and praying for her fast recovery. Thank You and have a Blessed Day!

  • I would like to make a ring pillow for each of my sisters weddings that are taking place next year. This would be a wonderful keepsake for them :)

  • This machine is simply amazing. So many projects so little time. I would use the machine to make a memory quilt that I began collecting fabric for when I was a teenager. I saved all the T-shirts from all the church camps and retreats I was a participant/ leader in.

  • I would love to make a quilt for my sister, who let me stay with her for a month during the last days of our Mothers life this year.

  • The first thing I would do is fix my daughters baby blanket She will soon be 20 years of age and still has it and it needs lots of work. I recently divorced and had to sell my old Singer which was in a wood cabinet.

  • I would use this to continue working on a quilt that my sister and I are making for our parents. I'm getting married in October and woul love to have my own sewing machine!

  • I have 3 grandchildren that I would like to make more speciality items for and with all of the features of this machine it would be so easy to do. Also, my oldest granddaughter has shown an interest in sewing (she is already learning to knit). This machine would aid me in teaching her my love of sewing.

  • The project possibilities are limitless. What a great machine. I would make and embriodery something for my Mother she has always shared stories from my grandparents and lessons learned

  • I've been wanting an embroidery machine to make quilt lables.

  • What an amazing machine! I would love to continue making my personalized wet bags for new moms with this machine instead of borrowing my friend's embroidery machine. I would also make matching little girl dresses for my daughter and 2nd daughter on the way (due June 2)!

  • I am so impressed with what a clever machine can do, especially making satin stitch petals, etc. I am limited now what creative crafts I can do in my motorized chair and limited use of the fingers for fine stitchery. Thank you for inventing such a gifted machine.

  • I would love to win this sewing machine for my 30-something daughter. She has been taking sewing lessons and quilting lessons and is excited about sewing and crafting.. She has a beginner machine that I bought her after she graduated college. It's time to update that sewing machine.....

  • When I was young I sewed for myself and my girls and husband. Then I went to work and worked for 25 years as treasurer at our church. I am now retired and want to get back into sewing. I would love to start with home decor projects and monogramming.

  • In today's world of short-lived tweets, I'd love this fantastic Singer Futura to create embroidered framed samplers featuring profound quotes that will/should stand the test of time, such as:
    "To Make Others Less Happy Is A Crime" - Roger Ebert
    "I Want To Go To There" - Alice Fey Richmond

  • I would love to make a quilted table runner for spring with my stash of fabrics. It would also be fun to try to make your fabric egg from the show today.
    My sewing machine is so old, it dosn't have any of those wonderful features on your new Singer.

  • First thing I would make is a bunch of handbags. Love them. I'd also make some sew duvet covers to match my many different sheet sets. Love to learn to make dresses for me.

  • I would love to have this machine to customize outfits and items for my grandchildren. My mother makes quilts which I am learning and would monogram
    quilts for my 3 new grandchildren.

  • My 16 yr old daughter just learned to use my 16 year old dressmaker sewing machine. If I won this machine, I would make a mother and daughter quilt and also teach my nine year old to sew as my first project. Nothing would make me happier than winning this Singer sewing machine on my Birthday - TODAY!

  • Martha you and your crafters are my favorites!!!! Let me count the ways!
    Monogram crazy, unleashed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I would love to surprise my friend with a set of beautiful matching embroidered chair covers for her very unattractive chairs.

  • I would be so grateful to be the winner of this wonderful embroidery sewing machine. I would create thank you gifts for all the people that brought my family and I a meal as I recovered from a double mastectomy. Words can't express my gratefulness!

  • I would make quilts for my family.....I have my first grandchild coming in August....My husband wants a baseball quilt - My mom wants a "Chocolate Lollipop" quilt - My son is a police officer and he needs one - I would love to make them all and more!!

  • I love making pillows! I used to do lots of hand embroidery. I had a Singer Futura Two in the 70's, and I loved it.
    It's time to spread my wings, and have some fun with the "New" Singer Futura!
    I want to make and embroider beautiful new pillows!

  • The first project I would make with the Futura would be a purse prototype. I have been thinking about expanding my business and have wanted to make purses for a while and this machine would allow me to custom design my ideas into a successful new product line. Thanks!

  • For the last 20 years I have help with collecting toys for the US Marine corp reserves. This year I will retire, hence giving me more time to make gifts for family, friends and others to bring joy in their lives. I always loved sewing but my Singer Diana Sewing machine is not equipped with embroidery capability. I would like to have the new Singer Futura Embroidery & Sewing Machine

  • I would love to have this machine to share with my grandaughter. We would sew clothes for her many dolls and embrider them to make them so ver personal. It would be a wonderful learning and bonding experiance for us.

  • I have been dreaming of owning a machine like this!! The first thing I would do is to create my own design to monogram all my towels and sheets. From then on the possibilities are endless.

  • Winning this machine would mean so much to me. i could even make a living with this machine. advertising my wears through my young granddaughter.

    What a great oppportunity.

  • My daughter is going to be a flower girl in my sister's July 2010 wedding. My first project with the singer Futura will be an embroidered flower girl dress and a matching flower basket liner. My sister's colors are ivorey, purple and peacock and I would like to incorporate these color with embriodery.

  • My husband and I are trying to get pregnant with our first child, so there are plenty of things I have in mind if we are so lucky! In the mean time, we have two little spoiled rotten Boston Terriers for whom I'd LOVE to make a personalized for each!

  • I would use the Singer futura sewing machine to make a warm and cozy quilt for my family to keep warm. It would be a great gift since i am not working at this time. I enjoy sewing and quiling and watching the Marhta Stewzart show daily..
    .

  • The first thing that I would do with the Singer sewing machine would be to make outdoor furniture pillows, including a cushion for our swing.

  • I would make all things BABY!!! I am pregnant with my first and I would make all types of baby items.

  • I love to sew but my machine has seen many years of projects. Although I respect the old "girl" she no longer sews in reverse and occasionally skips some stitches if I push her too hard. She has worked hard but deserves some rest.
    My first project on this beautiful Singer Futura machine would be to make quilt. It would be a labor of love from picking out the pattern, the perfect fabric, to lovingly quilting it on my machine!

  • I would love to win this wonderful machine. I can make all kinds of beautiful projects for my home. I am asking for the Martha Stewart new sewing book for Mother's Day. The book looks great!!

  • If I were to win this machine, the first things I would make would be clothes and baby presents for my best friend Angela. She and I love doing crafts... especially the crafts in Martha Stewart Living. We have made the Christmas soaps and all kinds of things. She will be having a little girl this year...and I would love to be able to embroider and make all kinds of things for her. I try to make all the gifts I give to people...for showers, weddings and Christmas. I do not have an embroidery machine but would love to have one...I could use a new sewing machine as well.

  • My mother was diagnosed with lung cancer one year ago April 17th one day before her birthday. Five months later my father was diagnosed with Colon cancer. Both of my parents have braved this journey together. My project would embrace their life through embroidered clothing to inspire my parents, family and friends.

  • I would make Custom Valances for my 3 young Grandsons' room. They keep changing their themes, this would be an easy way to keep up! We've had Pooh. Elmo, and Toy Story. My current machine was a gift from Mom & Dad when I graduated High School 36 years ago

  • The first project I would make on the Futura would be matching sundresses for my two youngest granddaughters ages 2 and 4. I like the kind that uses contrasting patterns on the yoke and hem. Too cute!

  • Would really be able to make the crafts I want to.

  • I learned to sew on my Grandmother's treadle Singer machine when I was a child. Over the years I've had a couple of Singer machines, but none so wonderful as this one!!!!!! I think I would make a quilt for my newly wed nephew and his wife! I could piece it on the machine and add embroidery!!! How wonderful!

  • I am going to be a grandmother for the first time. I would love to make and embroider bibs and outfits for the new baby and a matching outfit for my daughters Maltese, Daisy. (the big sister)

  • For many years I have hand sewn my projects..from bags to quilt blocks. Owning my own sewing machine would make it possible for me to go forward with my own dreams..although I'm not a spring chicken..lol..I want to put my things online, among other things. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

  • I have just retired from a nursing career and we have just gotten our first grandchild, a little girl. I would love having this machine to make beautiful things for her and resume the sewing hobby I once had.

  • I would teach my boyfriend how to use it. Maybe it would be a joint effort and we could make a duffle bag together. He's always wanted to learn how to sew (best boyfriend) but my machine, which is older than I am, is very slow and sticks.

  • What a beautiful machine! I still have the machine that my mother had, so many years ago. Now I have 4 granddaughter I could make so many dresses and craft for them. What a joy will be to sew and teaching them with that machine.

  • I have so many things that need to be repaired on a
    sewing machine. I don't have one, so if I won I
    would be so excited. I also would like to make a
    quilt.

  • Wow! What a great machine! I would start by making by curtains for the new house we just moved into. After that, the possibilities are endless!

  • Martha, I would love to win this. I would make a quilt for my grandchild to-be. Due in October this year. My son and his wife are military, deployed in Korea and I would love to send a special gift when the baby arrives.

  • I am a graphic designer, art teacher, and stay-at-home mom (this year only) who could find soooo many uses for this machine. I think the first thing I would want to try would be either the fabric eggs on today's show or perhaps making my two girls some doll clothes. It could embroider basket liners for my daughter's rooms as well. I would also love to learn to quilt and think this machine, coupled with the computerized technology, could make for some highly customized and individualized pieces. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this item.

  • Owning a machine like this one would be such a delight! Fashion and crafting is what I most enjoy!! So the first project I would do is make a lolita dress, andd a jacket with an ebroidery design on the back. And the more practice I get on this machine the more projects I will be making!!

  • I would love an amazing sewing machine to make a personalized quilt for an elementary school class near my house ( Fern Creek Elementary) that has children from the homeless shelter attending. It is wonderful to enhance a child's illustrations and sew them into a community classroom quilt.

  • I would love to embroider pillow cases for all the young brides whose weddings we will attend this year. I might just embroider some for myself!

  • I am 55 years old and my youngest child turned 18 yesterday and I feel it is time for me once again after 24 years of child rearing. I have picked up my crochet needles and just recently had my sewing machine over hauled after many years in the closet. I use to make the children their clothes and then there wasn't time. I had to work and support my family. So now I have a granddaughter I would love to sew for and embroider for. I love the old fashion dresses we use to call smocking. [gatered in the fron}. I am making a quilt for her very slowly....

  • I just celebrated my 39th birthday and would love to use this machine to try to finish a quilt that my grandmother had started making for me when I was a baby before she had passed away. I would love to be able to pass the quilt down to my own 2 beautiful girls.

  • My first project would be a quilt for my daughter.

  • My husband has observed me sewing/quilting for years and has always been fascinated by this craft. Thus, if I won, I would teach my husband how to be a creative quilter.

  • I would finally start and complete a baby quilt project that when I was pregnant with my 18 month-old daughter. This machine is amazing, and would allow for embroidery details I could not otherwise do.

  • Holy Cow! A sewing machine that doesn't require me to even know how to sew! Perfect. I admit I can sew a little. I'm using my Gramma's old machine but this would be amazing! The first project would definitely be a quilt with my own personal embroidery patterns! Looks like you can use your computer to plan out the design for you! Wonderful!

  • Martha...with the new machine I would be able to alterations to my clothes and also make new ones. Also be able to decorate my home with all of your products.

  • I taught myself to sew.
    I am working on a quilt project. I took 6 in squares from my old 501 black or blue jeans and I have sewn together a quilt top almost large enough for a Calif King bed. I would like to add some embroidery to the quit top before I finish this project.

  • Thanks for the wonderful show. The Singer sewing machine would be put to use first making the slipcover for my thrift store footstool that will become my coffee table. The fabric used will tie together all my thifty furniture.

  • I'm a frustrated crafter without much disposable income who doesn't currently have a machine to express my ideas with. First, I'd make a shoulder bag for the summer that had initials and other fun embroidery on it. Thank you in advance! Julie

  • I currently own a Bernina sewing machine - but no embroidery! I have four wonderful grandsons, all under the age of four - and would love to make some stuff for them using embroidery designs - clothes, toys, etc.! I could have a great of fun with a machine like this.

  • My first project wuld be to make table favors and napkin rings for my family There is always a lot of confusion where each guest should sit.
    I have a sewing machine but it does not do embrodery and since I am now retired and on a fixed income this would be very nice

  • Actually it would be amazing to win this machine for my daughter. She is a Computer Engineering major at Virginia Tech, yet she is an absolutely brilliant artist and self taught seamstress. Currently creating her own patterns for Japanese Lolita style skirts, she has started her own business. She has the most basic of machines, and I cannot imagine how this would help her creativity. She even hand embroiders some of her creations. Please help this artist express herself.

  • I would start with the first project in the book and work my way through to the end ala "Julie and Julia."

  • The first things I would make would be clothes and toys for my grandchildren that live so far away from me. It is a great way to connect with my grandchildren. I love to teach others to sew. My grandmother taught me to sew when I was a young girl. My husband is retired navy and my son is in the Air force. Sewing has always been away for me to connect with all my family and friends, and has given me the way to meet and make new friends through out my life. I love sewing for charities as well.

  • What a wonderful giveaway! My husband is refinishing our basement so if I won the Singer Futura my first project would be to make curtains for our new family room.

  • The first project I would do is to complete a Santa quilt(a 12 month quilt) that I started 10 years ago.

  • I am turning 52 in April what a great gift for myself. If I won this wonderful machine I would finally get around to making myself a quilt with embroidered teddy bears on it my favorite. I have made lots of quilts for others but this one would be mine. thanks for a chance to win

  • Years ago, my mother purchased a georgeous, pre-stamped tablecloth and napkin set. She intended to hand embroider it but never had the time while raising four children. Now fine work is difficult for her hard-working hands. I would like to finally finish this set for my mother.

  • Help! I am in need of a new sewing machine. I need new curtains in my living room , but have been putting off making new ones because my sewing machine refuses to sew fine material without bunching up and ruining it. Winning this new Singer machine would be dream come true for me. Here's to dreams coming true!
    Marjorie Frankfurth

  • I think that women especially, are returning to the old school ways and finding great pleasure in doing it! They are staying in and cooking as a family, making extras and enjoying leftovers, taking local family trips and finally finding how fun and affordable it is to not only make their own cloths but that mending is the ultimate in recyling! Families are learning that they can dress and decorate the way that they want in a very affordable way thru sewing! What a fabulous machine to is! My first and only SEWING MACHINE was my first anniversary gift from my darling husband ;we have been married for 37 years and it was a basic machine and this FUTURA would really make this gramma very thrilled and turned on all over again to sew. Thanks again Martha for a really fascinating show and offer ! Hope I am chosen!

  • I would love to update my old hamy-down machine to a new one! My mom made quilts for me as child and I would love to make one of my own for our first baby!

  • I would finaly attempt a quilt for my granddaughter complete with embordered squares. And then make ones for my 3 grandsons. Since I have only crocheted ones for them this would be a new tradition to start, another home-made item for when they are older. Love it!

  • I would finally be able to make these cool vintage style handbags I've been dreaming of creating. It would be amazing to actually have the ability to do what I invision...the Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine would make it possible.

  • The first project I ever made was with my mom when I was little. She taught me how to sew by having me make little outfits for my Barbies including: hats, skirts, dresses, bags, etc... It was so much fun and a great way to learn!

  • For many years my creativity came in sewing my own clothes and then the clothes of my daughter. I made all of her clothes until she she graduated from college and I made her dress for her senior piano recital. My creative efforts are now in the form of decorative painting. I am now looking at ways to combine the two art forms such as quilts and aprons. This sewing machine would be a wonderful inspiratrion. My present sewing machine is 37 years old. I could sure use an update.

  • I have Thanksgiving for 25 at my home. Each year I try to add some new decoration to my table. My first project would be to create beautiful cloth napkins by embroidering a unique pattern that can be used and enjoyed for many years to come.

  • Boy, could I use a machine like that. I recently retired and would love to have the embroidery accessory to embelish quilts and momogram gifts. I have and old Singer from the 70's, that doesn't have those capabilities, and I sure would appreciate a new one. Thank you!

  • I am a single mother of three beautiful girls...I have always wanted to make my girls beautiful quilts to be handed down through generations,Not being able to make such a purchase,This would be a dream!!

  • Do to lost of some vision, I have been unable to sew using my 30 year old Singer because threading the needle is impossible. A special wedding gift for my son's wedding would be my first project but being able to become a crafter again would be a good thing.

  • The art of sewing is alive and well! I have loved sewing and quilting since I was a small child - it is such a relaxing art. With this amazing machine I would embroider and monogram EVERYTHING. Every gift to every man, woman, child or pet would be personalized. Thanks Martha :-)

  • The First thing that I would do with this machine is to make a quilt honoring my mother. She quilted all her life and she taught me when I was only 6 years old. She passed away in January of 2010 and I think it would make a wonderful keepsake if I could Embroidary her picture in the middle and some of the other pictures of her life around it.I watch the show everyday and I can't wait to see if I win.

  • I am a newbee in sewing, so I need a sewing machine that will make it look like I know what I'm doing. My first projects would be to make things for my grandchildren. Small stuff first, and hopefully dresses with embroidery. Looking forward to doing for my grandkids. Thank you.

  • I'd make a velvet scarf. Have the kit just need a sewing machine. It looks like a fabulous machine!

  • I would make embroidered curtains.

  • I would use it to make some kind of living since it has been impossible for me to find a job and have two daughters who I have to take care of.

  • I am working on some quilt blocks for my 4-y-o son's bed. He loves knights. I would love to embroider some knights on blocks and the name of a character we use in bedtime stories, Sir Theoden. He always asks me, "Are you going to work on my quilt today?"

  • I would absolutely be up all night sewing with this wonderful machine! First on my list....a quilt for my son (first of my five sons) that is going away to college. Thank You for this opportunity

  • My daughter is getting married in August and I would love to make her an embroderied handkerchief for the occasion. It would also be fun to make table runners for the reception tables. I am always sewing but my machine is on it's last legs, I don't even have a book for it anymore!!!

  • This is the first time I have ever been on a blog. If I won this amazing Singer Futura Sewing Machine, I would make my daughter a quilt. I would be able to expand my knowledge and ability and use it to begin a business in the quilting field.

  • I have two daughters and seven granchildren. We lost our son in 2001 while in the Army. I would love to make wall hangings for each of my daughters and grandchildren that would be unique to us to always remember me by.

    Thank you.

  • I haven't used a sewing machine in thirty years but, just recently told my husband this would make a great birthday present. While watching your show I see som many projects that would be fun to try. So, I would probably start with the new Martha Stewart Sewing Book.

  • I would like to make the curtains,drapes and pillows for the rooms in my home,but with the machine I'm using I don't have features I need and have to resort to sewing by hand.

  • I need a sewing machine! My ten year old - very saavy and crafty little Lizzie and her older sister Megan want to learn to sew - I somehow lost my sewing machine in my divorce and now do not own a sewing machine... My girls and my first project after winning this amazing sewing machine would be sewing a t-shirt quilt - down euro- throw pillow for their beds/room! I have been saving all of the girls' special shirts since they were tiny and I found a down filled 32" filler pillow! it is THE absolute cuuutest keepsake project -- "green," colorful, fun, resourceful, sustainable, soft and adorable idea for the girls to remember their childhood while giving them comfort...! PLUS...I can not wait to have the opportunity to embroider everything for my two girls - sheets, towels, overnight bags, sleeping bag covers,lunchbags...!
    THANK YOU!
    ps. we would LOVE to come on your show and show everyone our amazing project "how - to"- the girls, not me. they are so cute too!

  • The very first thing I would make would be an embroidered hat for my father. He recently had surgery and a round of chemo and radiation to treat a massive brain tumor, and while he's been bald since before I was born, hats have recently become a favorite accessory.

  • I didnt realize more than 50 words would be accepted ,I would of said I lOVE YOUR SHOW!! and thanx for being you MARTHA :) it makes my life happier and more interesting. Now that Ive reached this point in my life and my kids are gone, sewwing again would be a great therapy. I only got a old broken MAchine i cant afford to fix. THAnx Again

  • The Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine would be a great addition to my studio. I design costumes, clothes and home dec items. I'm working on a baby line in preparation for motherhood. I used to sell and demo embroidery machines, but could not afford one. I would use it to embroider items in my new line, such as a onsie, burp cloth or laundry bag.

  • I would make curtains.

  • I would make my craft room makeover. For my cricut, sissix machine some great covers. Would do a bulletin board makeover the possibilities are endless my color would be black and white material. Thanks Martha

  • The first project that I would do is make a family quilt for my mother and grandmother. We have a large family and share so many great moments. We now live in different states. It would be great to use this machine and make our memories last forever.

  • I would use this amazing machine to make a quilt with my students with Autism.

  • OH sew many projects so little time. This michine would sure speed things up. My First project would be to make monogramed pillow case for Grandaughter away at school.

  • I would love to sew wine bags for my husband! Sounds crazy, but he gives wine away to clients for the holidays and it would be lovely to personalize them for each recipient!

  • Hmm... Let me think what I could do with this machine. So many projects... so little time. But
    I would make time. What an awesome prize! Kudos
    to you Martha in such tough economic times.

  • My first of 5 sons is leaving for college to Tennessee. I'd love this wonderful machine to make a going away quilt. Thanks for the chance!

  • WOW! Just thinking about all of the different projects I could do with this awesome machine....I see myself going embroiderazy in the futura!!!

  • My first project would be to initial my dress shirts.

  • Oh wow! This machine has so many wonderful features! My current machine is broken so this would mean the world to me. I donate the blankets and dresses I sew to a local charity's gala. If I had the machine I would embroider a quilt for their gala, which would hopefully then be able to raise more money for them.

  • The Singer Futura Embroidery & Sewing Machine would first be utilized to sew monograms onto fabric for use at my son & future daughter-in-law's upcoming wedding. We plan to use lots of fabric to decorate the reception tent & monograms would add an elegance to tables, drapes, etc.

  • My nine year old daughter is dying to learn to sew and this machine would be great to do that with. She is currently using her great grandmother's old machine which can be temperamental. Of course she would be thrilled to embroider cats on everything too :-)

  • PLEASE MARTHA WHERE DO I REGISTER FOR THE SEWING MACHINE I SAW ON YOUR SHOW TODAY (Wednesday)... I can't seem to find where I enter to win it? Sincerely...sandy wolf

  • I love Singer sewing machines. My first was given to me by my aunt in 1965. She had used it for 25 years altering men's clothing in her husband's mens store. I still use it for a lot of my projects. Two years ago I began quilting and would love the new Futura for adding embellishments to my quilts especially for a special "secret" project I am making for my daughter's wedding. I also want to use the embroidery for making labels when I give quilts to friends. My friends call me "the other MS" because of all my projects.

  • My first project would be to make some skirts, dresses for my two girls. And countless other projects!

  • The first thing I would make is a pretty little dress for my granddaughters first birthday party. I made all of her mommys dresses many years ago and my rusty old machine doesn't have much life left in it. It would be nice to embroider Tegan's name on her bedding and decorate her little dresses.

  • I would love to embroider pillow cases for all the young brides whose weddings we're attending this year. I may just make myself some too! Thanks Martha

  • This would be such a gift! The first thing I would do would be to embroider quilt labels for my grandchildren's qiults! I have three right now and there are two more on the way. The second project would be to make the two new babies their quilts!

  • What a great giveaway I would love to buy some new towels and embroider on them then I could throw my holy ones away!

  • I would love an embroidery sewing machine. I would
    make quilts for my grandsons Brody and Brayden.

  • I have been wanting to personalize bath towels for guests. I have a cute branch with a bird on it towel holder that holds two towels and I would like to embroider each with either a decorative big G or GUEST on them so my guests will feel special.

  • The first item I would make is an embroidered memory quilt for my sister to commemorate the life of her son who recently took his life. I also would like to make a quilt to display information and photos that I have collected from my geneological search. This would be a family heirloom. This machine would help me to make these projects come to life.

  • My first project to make my granddaughter's initial and name on her special garments along with my eleven year old granddaughter. This is important because I never had this and since I turned sixty years old on March 28, this would be my birthday present to them.

  • Looking at all the things the machine can do I am trying to think of a project for a beginning embroiderer and intermediate sewer. I think I would like to make a special outfit to wear to the Cookie Cutter Collectors Club Convention to be held in San Francisco in June.

  • The first thing I would make would be a dress for my 5 year old. My mother used to make us dresses and I would like to continue that tradition.

  • Reading these posts, I hope you'll give away more than one machine! I've sew-en everything from pillowcases to quilts, and machine embroidery amazes me. I enjoy making things for my 4 grandchildren, neighbor boys, family and friends. I'm sure I'll be able to find a first project on this machine.

  • Hey Martha, my son's are home sick with me today, so I asked them. My oldest said to make something for the youngest, the middle said, "Yeah!" and off we went. They decided on a stuffed dinosaur with a beautifully embroidered egg with a zipper to hold him.

  • My first sewing project will be creating chair covers and cushion covers for my furniture.

  • I am teaching my 10 yr. old daughter how to sew (on a sewing machine I got while in college). If we had the Futura sewing machine no telling the projects she would come up with but I know we would have fun!!

  • The Futura seems to be a heavy duty machine. Recently, I have been experimenting with restructurizing plastic bags. I would use the Futura to make tote bags out of old grocery bags. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • I would love to win this wonderful FUTURA sewing machine to replace my 37 year old original sewing machiine ! It was a gift for my first wedding anniversary. Winning a new one would really turn this old sewing lady on!
    Teaching how to create new memories through sewing is the next best thing to cooking!

  • I've always wanted to have a machine that does embroidery, and that's what I would work on first thing. An embroidered-blocks quilt is just the ticket.

  • My 11yr.old Daughter wants her lil'Alex back i bought her for Christmas!!

  • The Singer Futura machine would be great to finish a quilt I am making for my daughter. When she was married a year ago, we had each person attending the reception design and make a quilt block. I have been looking for a unique way to make a special quilt block for the center. I watch MS every morning and especially love the crafting ideas!

  • We work with a group of volunteers to maintain a flower garden at our local park and I got some shirts at a great deal over the holidays. The first project I would do is to add our logo and the volunteers names.

  • I have a feather weight Singer machine that my mother gave me for a graduation present from high school many years ago. I love it, but I would very much love and appreciate having a new up to the minute model that I can embroider the antique hand loomed linen that I have been saving from England. I lost my main source of income a year ago and am trying to make ends meet selling items through the gallery. I have been working on getting people together for art and crafts classes at the gallery and this machine would be a great addition to our workroom.

  • I have a very basic Singer machine, given to me as a housewarming gift by my mother, who was an amazing seamstress(must be something in the blood of Polish women. The first thing I'd sew would be custom floor pillows for each of my two dogs, with their initials monogrammed onto each one. Since I have yet to find a floor pillow that I'd love to have in my home that is sufficiently cushioned and yet compliments my decor, it looks like I'll have to sew my own! And who knows, it could be the start of a fashionable new line of dog beds!

  • The only sad story I can tell is of many unfinished projects as the result of the death of my old White Family Rotary sewing machine. I have some beautiful fabric measured and cut for livingroom valances and pillows. Spring craft fairs have started. That fantastic Singer sewing machine would be a joy.

  • I have a Singer and LOVE it! But it sure doesn't do what this one does. I would use it to make special gifts for family and friends, update and add wonderful things for our church and help my husband in his retirement dream. Our church has a prayer shawl ministry but I would also like to start a support ministry for families in grief over the loss of a loved one. I would make hankies to be given to the loved one with a special message. Our Pastor could then give it to the loved one in hopes of bringing comfort as time goes on. My husband would like to make handmade items and sell them at flea markets and country stores. I could make beautiful things to add to his inventory so we can subsidize our income when we retire. That machine would never get dust. It would be busy always!

  • ...i would make a quilt to honor my Gram(87yrs young)she excels in and has gifted countless patchwork quilts and various embroidered things thoughout her life. i draw and paint and would love to incorporate my route of creativity with hers. enjoy your day!!

  • I quilt, using a machine I received in 1974, it's a Singer and still sews straight stitches just fine, but what a joy it would be to have the Singer Futura to finally make something special for my grand-daughter the last in my family to receive her quilt.

  • I would truly enjoy this sleek machine. My first (of many) project would be an apron for my friends daughter (Age6). She make cookies and brownies with her Mom. She needs an apron that fits her. I would embroider her name and decorate it with some of her favorite snacks.

  • I would love this wonderful machine for many reasons. We are buying a new home and I could monagram towels etc. Also my grandchildren live in Indonesia. I could make them wonderful embroidery gifts from grandma and grandpa. How fun.

  • I started quilting about 3 years ago. I love to design my own quilts. I've dreamed about owning an embroidery machine. My son's best friend just told us he is expecting his second child. I would love to design a quilt for the baby with embroidered panels. Its difficult for me to embroider now that I have devreloped arthritis in my fingers.

  • It's a toss up: I'd sew either my daughter's prom dress, or make some Texas A&M embroidered items for her boyfriend's apartment as a graduation gift for him. I’ve been salivating over embroidery machines for years!

  • I have briefly done machine embroidering, this would be so exciting to make pillows. My first project would be slip covers for my overused furniture. Thanks. Love your show

  • I love that machine! I have all th old quilts from both sides of our family and would love to learn to quilt! It would be great to embroider all the family names on a blocks to hand down to my daughters! What a great opportunity. Thanks!

  • I love to sew bags and purses and would love to make one on the Singer Futura. I found a beautiful embroidery pattern of my initial that I would put on my bag or purse.

  • The first project that I would use this wonderful machine for would be for my newborn Avery Bella, she just got out of All children's Hospital and I would love to make a blaket with embroidery that reads "All Children's loves me". Then I would make blankets to donate to the hospital.

  • The first project would be to make and Monogram placemats for my 2 4-Legged kids, Bell and Barclay. Then offer to monogram for others when as I raise money for the American Cancer Society thru the Canine's for the Cure program in my county!

  • I love martha & Ilove singer. My old Futura 0f 33 yrs is all most died.I sewed 37 blousies for my mother in-law, My son sayes that I am a Martha wanta be! I've made costumes for my son. Mow I need to make me some dresses & curtains for my son. I ned a new singer & how it would be wonderful if I could win it! god bless you

  • I am in the process of making doll clothes for 15in doll as a keepsake for my grandaughter. Hope she can give to her daughter in the future. The Embroidery part of the machine would help in doing embroidery on some of the clothes. I belive the machine would be a great for amy one who win, thankyou very much for the chance to enter.

  • Wow! What a wonderful machine - my first project would be to monogram all the wedding gifts for my cousin's upcoming spring wedding (towels, pillow cases and sheets -- and if she desires - all the other gifts she receives as well!!) Oh the possibilities! I think I could even figure out how to use embroidered designs in my scrapbooks!!! B-)

  • drapes for the windows which are badly needed

  • I would love to win this sewing/embroidery machine because I never learn to sew on my Moms. I was online with Joanne's web site and it looks like it easy to learn on and has a great tutorial to learn.
    Thanks for this opportunity.
    Nancy Davidson
    2760 W. Fir Ave
    Fresno, CA 93711

  • My first project on the Futura machine would be monograming some bath towels for my mom. She has admired many of the projects we watch together on Martha Stewart show every day.my Mom is 86 and we make many fun crafts together.The Futura would open a new door to more fun.

  • I am so interested in learning to sew and craft with fabrics. I have never done it. I am moving to a new house in a new town. This will present the perfect opportunity to begin the crafting process. The first thing I would make would be window treatments.

  • If I won it would give me the tool to be more creative. I would love to make something personal for the friends that have helped and loved my care partner.

  • I love the embroidery tool on this machine! My mother and grandmother taught me to embroider when I was a child, but as a busy working wife and mother I don't have a lot of free time, yet I love to give home-made gifts. I would make embroidered tea towels and pillow cases for my friends and family for Christmas. It would be sooo much faster with an amazing machine like this!

  • As a little girl I watch Mom embroider initials on the kid’s pillow cases so they would not fight over which pillow was there’s. Mom did this on her 1936 Singer. I want to carry on this tradition and give as gifts. This machine would bring back beautiful memories.

  • I love making linen peasant blouses and adding whimsical embroidery around the neckline. I use an antique Singer and embroider by hand.

  • Sewing was a tradition in my family. I would like to keep tradition alive with my daughter. Sewing is relaxing and an escape back to the basics and I would like to share that with my daughter. This machine looks amazing and would offer that opportunity to let my daugter experience making something from scratch rather than computer games.

  • I would teach my daughter to sew with this machine. She will also be able to embroider her school emblem on shirts for herself and her friends with the special feature this machine has to offer.

  • One item on my "bucket list" is to help the homeless. I have had this idea for some time and all I needed was an incredible machine to make this a reality. I would start a non-profit org, solicite donations from Denver Companies, make this item and distribute to the homeless. It will allow them to sleep better especially on very cold nights like the ones we experience in Denver! My oldest son, when he was younger and still trying to find he way in life was on the streets for sometime. He doing awesome now, but I always worried if he was warm on cold nights. I always vowed that someday when I could, I would help others who also have family members worrying if their loved ones were warm on cold nights. Hopefully I could encourage others to do this in cities all over the US.

  • The machine looks fantastic. I lost my
    30 year old machine in a house fire in April.
    Would love this one and would make my
    12 year old niece something for her birthday
    in May.

  • I've had a Singer sewing machine since my grandmother taught me to sew. How things have changed. I still have the tredel machine she used. I teach bead work and do some bead embroidery. I'm thinking I could create something special with this machine.

  • I have briefly done machine embroidering, this would be so exciting to make pillows. My first project would be slip covers for my overused furniture. Thanks. Love your show!

  • I would really like to learn to use a machine like this to decorate a little bit of everything, household and clothing.

  • I have always wanted an embroidery machine. I make tote bags and would begin embroidering names and monograms on them!

  • I have vintage 1940's apron pattern I would love to make with this machine, it would look fantastic with embroidered pockets! The Futura would be a godsend, especially since my well loved and used 50+ year old knee pedal White just recently went to sewing machine heaven.

  • I Will use this precious machine to make a lovely personalized pillow for my son Anton ,and i know that he will love it.

  • I think the first thing I would be making is Table runners for all my Christmas gifts this year , them
    I would start doing things for the Church Bazaar.
    LaClaire Lenz-Oana

  • What a blessing this Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine would be. My first project would be a qoilt and lap blanket for my mother. She is in a Nursing Home in Chicago and she is always chilled. She and I would be thrilled and honored.

  • My daughter L-O-V-E-S to do different crafts and projects and I find myself really getting into her projects with her. I am hoping if I recieve the wonderful machine it will help me to nuture her wonderful and creative abilities. If your child shows interest I believe you should take the opportunity if possible to help it grow!! I plan our first project will be a beautiful quilt for her bed and I will use the feature that allows you to download images from the computer to add pictures of her and our family and milestones throughout her life!!

  • I too would love to have this machine .After over 50 years+ of sewing for my own six many grand kids plus at last count 22 great grans.Of course i too really need this machine.

  • I have worked in the field of decorative painting. I have just returned to sewing after 25 years and am in awe of what these sewing machines can do. It would be a dream come true to use my rosemaling designs to create a quilt.

  • My first project would be a graduation quilt made out of sports t shirts for my grandson's graduation. He has been in 3 sports every year and I will have plenty of t shirts to choose from.. I think the machine would be a great help and adding embroidery would be fun! I have 7 other grandchildren so I could start a tradition. I would simply love the machine! Thnx

  • For my home, I want to design my own drapes/curtains and valences. I visualize complementary fabrics (in different textures) sewn together to form wide, vertical stripes. Custom embroidery would enhance every other stripe. For my lanai, I want heavy fabric (not as heavy as canvas), grommet drapes with decorative stitching on the top, bottom and tie-backs. The fabric would be in a neutral color with embroidery that coordinates the pool blue with nature's flowers and greenery. These drapes would be tied to existing posts with embroidered strips. I would love to see my vision come to life. I need the machine! Wish me luck. Thanks.

  • It would be really hard to choose my 1st project to christen my new Singer Futura Embroidery Machine. Wait,as I type this it just happened, a Christening Outfit for a new Godchild, the embroidery would make the perfect heirloom.

  • This looks like a fabulous machine. The first project I would make would be a couple of embroidered throw pillows. I was married not long ago. I had a lot of fabric left over from the alterations to my wedding gown. I want to make some throw pillows for our bedroom with the left over fabric. I would like to use the embroidery feature to commemorate our wedding on the pillows. With all the embroidery option and decorative stiches this machine would be perfect. I hope I win and thank you to everyone who helped to make this a prize.

  • I would love to win this new Singer Futura so I can make all the crafts I see on Martha Stewart everyday. I could add that extra touch of monogram to my handmade quilts. I am 74 years old and used a Singer Lightweight given to me by my mother for years.

  • If I were to win this sewing machine, I would give it to my 16 year old niece. She takes sewing classes every Thursday, but does not have a sewing machine!!!!
    Right now she is making a quilt. This would be such a wonderful surprise for her. Thanks for the chance to give this to a very deserving young woman.

  • I would love to learn how to sew because I never learned on my Moms sewing machine. I looked on line with Joanne web site and it looks like it has a great tutorial to learn. It looks like a terrific machine and easy to use. I would probably make things for friends and family.

  • Now that I am an empty nester, I promised myself that I would learn to quilt. The Singer Futura Embroidery & Sewing Machine would be the best tool in accomplishing this promise. Not only would I be able to create quilts, but also embroider special designs to make each quilt special for the receiver. I also have a special quilt top started by my late grandmother and this machine would ensure that her hard work would not be ruined by my efforts with a lesser qualified machine. Thanks for this opportunity!

  • I'd make aprons for my boys embroidered with their names. What a great way to introduce cooking together!

  • I would use the embrodery feature on this machine to make a quilt to honor my 15 year old son who was killed by a drunk driver in 1996. Thank you for this opportunity.

  • I would LOVE to have this machine...Oh, the endless possibilities! I am getting the Martha Stewart Craft Encyclopedia this weekend and the Futura would give me a "leg up" on getting things done and done well.

    Also, I loved your piece on fixing the Teddy Bear, Mr. Ted. My teddy bear, unfortunately, was lost in Texas before we moved to Tennessee. The bear you fixed was a larger version of the one I had. I am 43 years old and even though that was 35 years ago, the repair of that bear brought tears to my eyes. I cannot tell you how many times my mom repaired Teddy. His eyes came loose, or my little brother tore off his arm. It is so nice to know that there are wonderful people out there that know how to take care of things and are teaching others how to do it as well.

    Keep up the great work!

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  • The first project I would make with the Futura is an embroidered baptismal blanket for our daughter (who is due any day now)

  • I would love to learn to sew, my sister has made really cute aprons before and I have a friend getting married this year and I know she would be so excited and surprised if I made on for her.

  • If I was lucky enough to win the Singer Futura, I would first make an embroidered art piece for our bedroom wall. I am a sewer and own a Singer, but don't have an embroidery feature on my machine and would revel in one that did!

  • My first project would be to FINALLY make initial embroidered napkins for my sister and her husband as their next anniversary gift. I have beautiful blue ones that are just waiting to be made, but I need the right machine, and the time.

  • I don't have a sewing machine now. And the first project would be making a dog bed.

  • I would make (12) velvet drawstring trinket bags for
    my female family and friends with their first name initial and maybe a floral design around the initial. With more projects to follow! Thank you.

  • I have been wanting a sewing machine! This one is perfect since I became a mom 3 months ago, I have been wanting to sew (it's been almost 13 years)again and make gifts for friends and family. What a great 30th birthday and push present :)

  • My first project with the Singer Futura would be to embroider my mom's name on a sweatshirt as a present

  • The first item I'd sew would be a new bed for my cat, I'd use a springtime print in Easter egg colors,marveling at a sewing machine even the Jetsons would envy.

  • I would love to make a Christms present for each of my 4 children's families. I think my first project would be monogramed napkins and tablecloth for each of them. This would be a memorable gift for them to pass on down to their children.

  • Well I would definitely start by finishing my last project. Last Christmas I started stockings only to have my 39 year old machine quit on me. With the Futura, I could go beyond my dreams of a new machine and monogram them too!

  • Wow..what an exciting machine. The first thing I would make with this machine would be some summer sun dresses for my 18 month old daughter. How fun & sweet would that be?!

  • I would pick up the new sewing book and use the pattern for the drawstring bag and make a bunch of them with personalized embroidery for my grandson's football team

  • I'm 57 and unemployed - Still going to my big sister's to use her machine for my sewing projects. First project will be an embroidered hankie for my son's fiance to have for the wedding. Oh, please, please, please...

  • Ohhh I would love to start doing embroidery! I am a quilter and love the quilts that are made of embroidered blocks. That would definitely be the first thing I tackled with this machine. Pick me! Pick me!!

  • I would make a beautiful layette for my granddaughter.

  • When i was little my mom love to sew she tried to get me to try it but was not intrested in it.now in my early forty I have daughter and two boy and we are learning to sew together. we have just done little things but hopefully we can do a family quilt or make mysons talet show outfit we don't have a machine so this would be great.

  • Thanks, Martha, for your fantastic show. I watch it every day. Now also on the Hallmark channel. Good idea!!
    I have an older machine and it would be nice to have an updated version to make some sommer dresses for my
    31/2 grandchild. I also like to do embroidery. With this machine it mast be just a stich!

  • First project would be the log cabin quilt I started in honor of our son's graduation from High School. What an awesome machine to use on a project for an awesome young man! Thanks Martha, you're the greatest!

  • I have a 30 year old Singer sewing machine- I would make for my first project- embroidered napkins and a tablecloth for my daughters.

  • I would make window panels out of wool men's suiting fabric with a fun fringe design on the ends! I saw some amazing drapes in London that I'd love to duplicate. I've been unemployed for 2 months and am energetically approaching projects in between job hunting. This would be fun!

  • I am Nina and this is my last year to work to get my SS,after I have a project to run a business "American Orphan Doll",where young children can come and repaired thous toys:same Teddy Bear need a new nose or arm,same doll need a skirt..

  • This machine is my heart's desire. I would use the Futura to embroider scarves for my therapy dog. The residents and children we visit get a kick out of seeing her dressed up. The embroidery would hold up to washings so much better than the iron-on transfers I've been using.

  • I'm expecting my first baby, so I would use it to make outfits, and then personalize them with embroidery! It would be wonderful to win!

  • So many things I would love to make....monogrammed napkins, Christmas aprons, maybe finally design a quilt about my life and make it in applique and embroidery...I would probably not sleep for weeks! Woohoo!!!!! What a dream to own this machine! XOXOXO

  • I would love to use this machine for home decor. I could embellish pillows for my living room, and for my baby boy's room.

  • I have enjoyed sewing since I was a little girl. And I still love it, but my sewing machine is about 30 years old and the only features are zigzag, forward and reverse. So I can only imagine the project I could create if I were to win this new wonderful machine.my fingers are crossed. thanks Martha and your craft team.

  • I am 71 and have 32 grandchildren and 10 greats with one more on the way in May. I am on a very limited income and I would use the Singer Futura machine for making gifts for birthdays and Christmas etc.

  • WOW! What an awesome machine. My very first project would be to finish my daughter's purse that I started last year. I don't have my own machine and borrow a friend’s machine. This new Futura machine has so many neat features; I’d love to own my very own.

  • My husband and I are buying our first house in April and I plan on making our children's (1 boy & 1 girl) rooms into a fairy princess castle and a firehouse. The first project I'd make would be an embroidered canopy for my daughter's bed.

  • I am a beginner to the sewing craft and I would just love to own this sewing machine so that I can make stuffed animal toys, lots of outfits and other crafty things for dogs found on the Martha Stewart website,for the love of my life...my 2yr old Shih Tzu Poodle Mix named Diamond!!

  • I would start with making a quilt for my son out of misc. fabric and clothes that he's outgrown. I would also start on recovering the cushions in our camp trailer.

  • It would be great to have this wonderful embroidery machine, so I could learn to do different projects for family, friends, and also to start a business at home. To see the great enjoyment of your work done bye this machine. maybe wishes can come true.

  • My first project would be to learn how to make calligraphy styled words to put on linin cloth to cover a lamp shade, then pillows then towels ect. ;_)

  • I would make a quilt with emboridered Sun Bonnet Sue and donate it Internation Doll Makers Association (IDMA) for their yearly auction to raise money for our local children charities.

  • I would love to own this machine to help create my art and craft projects. Such as my portrait purses with a wooden box transformed into a purse, with your hand painted portrait, and a lining that is colorful. Or my book cover, would be lovely with my hand painting I could also add embroidery.

  • I have a friend getting married next month. I would create an embroidered pillow!

  • The first thing that I would create with the Singer Futura Machine would be monogramed towels for my master bathroom and for my daughter and her husbands bathroom. Once a grandchild comes (xx those are my fingers & I am keeping them crossed), I would make outfits. =}

  • I am a nurse and my employer decided we will all wear the same color uniform. Since we take our jackets off at times, I foresee a problem with knowing which jacket is mine. I would like to distinguish mine with my name embroidered on it as my first project.

  • I love this! my first project would be curtains for my in process project re-decorating my bed room.

  • I would give the Singer Futura sewing machine to my mother! She has a Singer machine from 1970's and I would let her show me how to sew (I did learn a few things from Martha's show). I think she would love the embroidery aspects of the machine.

  • What a great machine. I have not had a working machine or Time to sew in years now the kids are grown I would like to finish a few blouses that have been waiting for thier moment to be cut & sewn & then .... The sky is the limit !!

  • My sister and I were planning a new sweatshirt for our Dad because we have had new family members since the last one made for him so we were thinking of a outline of the US on the front with the family names embroidered approximately where they live. Then, those that live in other parts of the world, UK and Switzerland would be embroidered on the sleeve or maybe the back. Or maybe we'd just embroider a tree with names on the leaves. I'm sure we could figure out some wonderful design with such an awesome Singer machine!
    Robin Arnold & Marianne Reber
    robinmarnold@gmail.com

  • If I won this machine, I don't know that I could just pick one project to start on. I think I would be so excited that I would begin multiple projects from the get go! I would like to make a tote bag for myself, a dog bed for my Berner, embroidered pillowcases for my mother-in-law and a comfy quilt for my sister! And then I would have to convince my hubby that he needs something sewn or embroidered....his feminine side can handle it!

  • I have a 6 month old great-grandson, who is the joy of my life. I would love to win the Singer sewing machine to make baby clothes for him.With money being tight these days, it is less expensive to sew than to buy in the store clothes. Babies grow so fast and their clothes are very expensive.

  • It's difficult to choose what I would make first, but I think it would be an embroidered Christmas tree shirt like my grandmother made. Since she is no longer with us I would like to carry on this tradition. This is the machine that has the capabilities needed.

  • I have never tried machine embroidery so I would design some table linens to embellish and play with that feature of this machine.

  • The first project I would make with the Futura would be 6 or 8 stuffed toys to be used as rewards for our library's summer reading program. McCalls patterns has a whimsical pattern for a sort of Gumby type toy which I would like to make.

  • Receiving a new Singer Futura sewing machine would completely change my life. I had a singer portable sewing machine that was given to me for my 18th birthday (41 yrs ago). It has since been stolen and I haven't been able to sew since (5yrs). No new items, no mending ...nothing to do with sewing. When something needs to be repaired, I have to hand sew everything. I have become unemployed like thousands of Americans have and if I had a machine available to me, I would like to sew childrens clothing for some extra money as well as donating to the women's homeless shelter since women and children have nothing when they have to leave. Winning a machine would help me as well as others. Thank you.

  • I would really love to win this machine because the first project I would like to make is my wedding dress! But, I would also use it for everything else I need for my wedding. I plan on doing and making everything from inventions to dresses to seat covers to favors, you name I plan on it. You have know idea how much this machine would benefit me maybe even help me open a business someday. I would just like to thank you for this opportunity!

  • As an unemployed Home Fashion Designer, I would like to start my own business by utilizing this wonderful machine to make Personalized Pet clothing, Pet beds, Pet accessories, etc.

  • I am pursing full time crafting in preparation for retirement and my first major project would be a quilt of beautiful embroidered designs. This would be a gift for a very special sister-in-law. This is the perfect machine to achieve that and so many other projects.

  • That's an awesome machine! I would make my daughters matching pillowcases for their new big girl room!

  • The first item I would create with the Singer Futura Machine would be monogramed towels for my master bathroom and for my daughter and her husbands master bath. Once a grandbaby comes (xx those are my fingers and I am keeping them crossed) I would make outfits for my grandchild. =}

  • My first project with a new Futura would be to make and embroider new curtains and drapes for my 1880's era home. I can't find anything ready made that really goes with the old styling I want to preserve.

  • I would make different gifts for my niece who is getting married later this year. I'd begin with embroidered towels and go on from there. Thank you and take care.

  • Read the instructions! That is no joke.Technology is wonderful in this day and age. I have always thought I'd like to try something like cut work lace on table ware. My old machine is 30 years old.

  • I began sewing about 45 years ago. One of the last things I made was a stuffed puppy for one of my nine grandchildren which was a big hit. Having a special machine like this would enable me to do the special projects and quilts I would like to do.

  • I finally was able to get a new sofa and chairs for our family room, and I am so excited that I'd like to finish a roman shade project I'd started with my old sewing machine. Then I'd move on to beautiful pillows using the embroidery abilities of this great machine! Wow!

  • I’d love to win this Futura machine for my mom. What wonderful features it has. She loves to sew but never owned her own machine. She is always borrowing a machine from friends. Maybe she can finish the purse she started for me last year. Wish me luck!!

  • I've been drooling over this kind of sewing machine for years. Now that I'm retired, I'd love to expand my sewing horizons!

  • The first project I would do with my new Singer Futura Embroidery & Sewing Machine is have the name and date of my children's Baptism embroidered on the back of their Baptismal Gown.

  • My daughter, Bethany 11, loves to make crafts and she would love to make pillows for her and her sisters room. She is very creative and would make many things with such a nice sewing machine for both of us to use. It would be a blessing for her 12th birthday coming up.

  • I have a love of vintage garments. I like to replicate things from times past. I want to recreate a Kimono I found - and the first thing is to make the fabric, since it is not available. this would be the perfect tool to make that happen!

  • I am pursing crafting on a full time basis in preparation for retirement. My first project would be a quilt with embroidered designs as a gift for a very special sister-in-law. This is the perfect machine for that and many other projects.

  • I would like to make monogramed antimacassers for my living room furniture to protect the upholstery. Then I would like to monogram linen napkins for my formal dining table.

  • As an 80 year old Grandmother with 5 children,8 Grandchildren,and8 Great Grandchildren Ihave been sewing for thwm for many years, My first Singer sewing machine (which is still working model number 201). My sistr-in-law taught me to sew and we sewed for our young babies making little pinafores out of one yard of material I have sewn dance costomes , wedding dresses, baby quits, I would be thrilled to win a new Singer with all the new things they do now.Thank you for the chance to try to win.

  • First I would make shirts for my nephews. Once I get the hang of the great features on this machine, I would make shirts for the Chicago Public School I work for, either raising money for the school or just to donate. In addition, I would like to make shirts for my dog for the cold season!

  • I would refashion my large collection of saved clothing fabric into dinner napkins and placemats. Then monogram each with a design...

  • My first project would be to embroider my initials on my bath and hand towels. The thought of having “MH” on my towels excites me. Currently I only have a few towels that have “H” for Hilton. 

  • Am a few months away from retirement. First project would be a family history quilt using the embroidery function along with picture transfers. Parents died within past 6 years, and siblings are aging. Want memorial to pass on to grandchildren.

  • I dont know what I would start out making. I have 2 beautiful grand daughters that are only 15 months and 16 months old so I'm sure it would be a nice outfit for each of them or something to play with. However with a machine as nice as this it could be anything.

  • The first project I would make is the drawstring bags from new The Martha Stewart Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts. I have some wonderful "recycled" fabric from my children's barely worn clothing that could become beautiful gifts, especially if they are monogramed!

  • This machine looks very user friendly so I would have it out for making seasonal decorative napkins for gifts to friends and neighbors all year round!!

  • The first thing I would make would be a nice keepsake for my six granddaughters. Then I would teach the ones who are old enough to use a machine how to sew and let them take turns using the machine.

  • I love to get together to sew with my friends. This machine would add to our sewing fun as we make gifts for family & friends. I would begin with making fleece stadium seating pads for our grandchildren's games that roll up for easy transporting.

  • The first project I would make with this amazing machine is a quilt for my two and half year old daughter. I have been wanting to sew something for her since she was born. Unfortunately, my old sewing machine is broken beyond repair. The machine which was a true work horse and was used to do art projects while getting my masters in art is now permanently out to pasture.

    I have been dying to get a new machine but since having lost my job (thanks recession!) I have had to put a new one on hold. I was so sad I missed the sign up for the Stitch Fest Tote Bag 101! It would have been a perfect solution for me. Anyway, winning this would certainly take the cake. Congrats on the beautiful new book. I can't wait to add it to my library.

  • I would make all of my grandchildren embroidered tote bags for their library books. That would be fun!

  • I would make sundresses, shorts and tops for my grand daughter like I had made for my own daughter when she was this age.

  • I have two sewing projects running thru my head of late: I salvaged two old quilts from my family's summer cabin and I am making new art quilts out of the pieces. Also, I am recycling found material and trying to be "green".....& my latest idea has been to make "green-sleeves" for my friends: they are paper coffee cup sleeves so our hands don't get burnt. We can reuse them and I have been making them out of left-over fabric and old clothes. A new machine would make my life easier while creating! Thx

  • If I won this sewing machine the first thing I would make is a little personalized teddy bear for my mother-in-law. It would be a "huggy-comfort bear" for her made out part of my late husband's bathrobe I would embroider "I Love You, Mom" on a heart and applique it on the little bear's chest. I thought it would make a nice special Mother's Day Gift for her. My girls and grandchildren will have them, too.

  • I would use this beautiful embroidery sewing machine to add monograms and lovely embellishments to all the items I am planning for my daughter's 2011 wedding. The possibilities are endless!!!!!

  • I would embroider my initials onto the back of the needlepoint pillow that I have been working on for months now. I would love to win this machine!!!

  • There's so many wonderful ideas here! I want to finally make some appropriate window curtains for a very difficult bay window in my home. I've never had the courage to tackle a project like this before!

  • As a stay-at-home mom, I would love to embroider some of my daughter's clothing and to begin with making her a summer dress. I like embroidery so much, that she may have her name or initials on every piece of clothing from now on. :)

  • I would LOVE to have or even use this machine.I own 3 Singer 401A Slant Stitch machines, that I can do just about everything on. I even have the instruction book to do embrodiery by using the cams.
    But this would make my crafting simplier, my first project would be a Family Tree Wall Hanging, with everyones important info on it.

  • The first thing that I would do is to monogram my wonderful dog's bed in chocolate brown. Next I would go to work on our sheets and towels. My machine is 27 years old and a new one would open up a whole new world to me! If this machine can hem-stitch, I think I will faint dead away! I love sewing on linen and would make glorious placemats for everyone that I love! Thank you so much for this chance!

  • The first thing I would make with that amazing machine would be .... Memories with my daughter. I need everything For my new home and First baby girl.As a young girl I remember my mother spending hours happily behind her Singer making everything the household needed or wanted.She loved it,as well as we did too.Sadly I don't have my mother in my life to help me make new memories but, how wonderful of memories it could help Me make with my daughter.As for Now,I have no machine and will always continue to assemble projects in my mind using this machine.

  • There are several pregnant women at my church (12 currently). I'd like to be able to make them each a monogramed onesie, and small baby blanket. Something special and sentimental without breaking the bank, being a stay-at-home mom and homemaker

  • I make picture quilts for weddings, anniversaries, graduations, etc. I would love to make some picture quilts for cancer patients at the hospitals along with pillow cases for the children in the cancer wards. It would be a dream come true to have a machine like this.

  • I knew immediately what I would make first. Individual embroidered bibs for my big drooly dogs!

  • My first project would be to make monogramed blankets for my new grandaughters. They are 4 1/2 months old with strawberry blond hair and big blue eyes. My daughter wouold love to take a picture of them with Nana's blankets.

  • I have a new grandbaby due at the end of April. I would use the new sewing machine to make a baby quilt for her.

  • I have hundreds of ideas but what I would make first is a comfort pillow and quilt for my friend who's daughter was just deployed to Afganistan. I understand the support and love these soldiers need from those at home, but the ones at home need it too.

  • My first big project would be to make the costumes for my daughters play. My Mom did most of it this last year. But her machine that we bought her for her 70th birthday, 6 years ago is very problematic so we turned to her 50 year old Singer!

  • When I was a boy, my grandmother always made star quilts, bags, clothes,pillows, etc. I learn how to get inspired with many ideas and apply them to my craft projects that enjoyed and loved. This would be a great sewing machine and hope to continue on those memorable moments of my grandmother who taught how to sew.

  • My first project would be a raggedy ann doll, with an embroidered apron. I've always wanted an embroidery machine! My sewing machine is 14 years old and I could really use a new one. Since being laid off from work I find myself sewing just about every day.

  • The very first thing I would make with this is napkins to be used at my parent's 50 th wedding anniversary party this summer. I would personalize them with a photo and embroider the date as a party favor showing how they could be made into a pillow covering later. This would be a treasured memory for all of the kids, grandchildren and great grandchildren that will be taking part in this celebration of life and love.

  • I would embroider the monogram on my 15 year-7 month old toy poodle's (Pookee) monogram on his satin pillow cases he uses at night, when he snuggles up to me as we go night-night. Then I would embroider my monogram on mine. What a Dream Come True.

  • My first project would be some items for a my new grandbaby (A Girl) that is due in June. I love to sew...and put embroidery designs on them. Thank you for the nice give-away!!!

  • I do monthly crafts classes for the people dealing with poverty in our community. Poverty can be simply mean they need to get out and join people doing projects. My 1st project would be to teach a craft found in the latest Martha's sewing book!

  • kathleen i would use the machine tomake things for my 4 children 18 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren also i repair things for friends at senior center

  • I am just getting into quilting and having a fabulous new machine like this would be fantastic! Would love to do a quilt with embroidery.

  • I am 71 years old and in the past 10 months have mastered many intricasies of the computer all by myself with the aid of very outdated "Dummies" books from thrift shops - entirely self-taught. I would love to teach myself the intricasies of the beautiful Singer machine so that I could, for my first project, make the bib apron with my name embroidered at the top (by hand in those days) which I first learned to sew in Home Ec in the 1950's. My Mom wore "my" apron for MANY years!

  • I would make something special for my best friend.
    And then something autoracing related.

  • The sewing machine would actually be for my autistic,but very high functioning, 17 yr old grand-daughter, who I take to sewing class weekly. Our first project would be an old fashioned apron like my grandma wore, for her mom. She is working on a simple quilt now.

  • One of the first things I would make is a purse for my daughter. The embroidery feature would make a really cool look for the purse. Plus, I am teaching my daughter to sew (she is 9) for her first 4-H project and the machine would be great for her to learn how to sew!

  • The costumes for the school play! My Mom did them last year and her 50 year old Singer saved the day! Thank you Singer for all of the beautiful things that you have helped my Mom make over the years!

  • I would absolutely make a memory quilt for my children! I have a collection of their special outfits from the time each of them were born.

  • I make things for baby showers, and I sometimes embrioder the tops of flat sheets for wedding showers. Right now the ladies missionary guild where I attend have a project That is sewing for the woman's center that helps women who decide to keep their babies instead of aborting them. My current machine, and surger are 15yrs old. I love to sew, and It would be wonderful to have a more modern machine.

  • As a new mom, my first project would be to embroider really cute bibs for my little girl.

  • I have been out of sewing and crafting for many years but now that I am retired I am looking forward to creating all the things that I have so missed doing! My 1st project would be to finish the quilt that I had each family member attending a recent reunion draw something about themselves on.

  • I have been wanting to make pillows for Christmas gifts for my three granddaughters. This new sewing machine would be perfect to do this.

  • What a dream prize! I have recently started designing purses and my sewing machine is not the best. I had to quit working to stay home with my daughter who has an anxiety disorder. I have found that any extra money brought into the house makes a hugh difference. I would love to be able to embroider one of a kind designs or monograms on the purses. The sky is the limit, as they say!

  • Wow I could do sewing crafts again! This machine does most of the work for you! A Futura for a new future! I have severe arthritis in my hands-so any hand sewing is almost impossible. I would do embroidery & monograming making pillow covers for just a start.

  • This is an exciting event - the price is awesome!
    If a winner, for my first project I would embroider something for my mom who lives in Poland and was always sewing spectacular cloths for my sister and I - in the times when nothing was available in stores...I believe that this would make her really happy - a monogram that would be a thank you for all her hard work!

  • Martha I havea watched your tv program for years . I was married in June of 2009, I am 72 years old and Moved into my husbands home(He is 82). The house despertly need an upgrade. I would love to have the new Singer Futura to make new curtins etc. It would be such a blessing. Thank you Suzanne and John.

  • I would give it to my wife. Her Mom is an excellent seamstress and she would love to learn from her Mom who still uses her 50 year old Singer.

  • Such a beautiful machine… and it embroiders! The first thing I’d make is an idea I've had for a few years— bedroom curtains with two lines of a beautiful French love poem on each panel. So the poem would be read on the windows.

  • I have been wanting to make pillows for Christmas gifts for my three granddaughters. This sewing machine would help me to do that.
    Thanks

  • I would use it to learn to sew! so I could turn all my grandmothers vintage (tiny!) skirts into aprons so my mom and my sister in laws and I could have a little piece of her while in the kitchen.

  • My first project with the Singer Futura would be a hand-pieced quilt -- then quilted on the machine -- with one block embroidered with my lovely daughter's initials, and with a pillow made to match that monogrammed block. A work of love is a must for a machine like this!

  • The first thing that I would do is to momogram my wonderful dog's bed in chocolate brown. Next, I would go to work on our sheets and towels. My sewing machine is 27 years old and this machine would open up a whole new world to me. If this machine can hem-stitch I think that I will faint dead away! I love sewing on linen and would make lovely hem-stitched placemats for everyone that I love! Thank you for this chance!

  • I have always worked as a nurse and recently I became unable to work anymore. The only blessing to this heartache is I now have all the time in the world to do my crafts. I would learn to machine embroidery. Embroidered baby dresses. I would start with one......

  • I would join a chalege to make 1 million pillowcases for local community

  • The first project I would make would be a christening gown similar to the one my own boys wore that was made by my mother.(lace,pearls & embroidery)The years have taken a toll on the garment and it's time for a new one.I also make dog clothes and need a new machine & the embroidery would be excellent. I have an old (30+ yrs) that my husband broke while trying to fix a sock..now I am a knitter & explained to him how to darn a sock but it was too late.Thanks for the entry and wish me luck!

  • I would use this machine to make embroidered towels for my niece who is getting married this summer.

  • I would love to make a monogrammed blanket for my two new grandbabies! The new sewing machine would give me the technology to do it all my self!

    Regards.
    Stephanie Wood

  • I would love to sew & embroider a keepsake bag for my neice's baptism. This is an amazing machine and as an artist, it would be great to embroider my artwork or photography and on virtually anything!!!

  • With so many people commenting, I am sure chances are slim but, I would finished up so many craft projects in such a short time. I make all my Christmas gifts and aprons are requested this year soooooooo, I hope I win. Thank you so much.

  • My first project would be to embroider program polo shirts for me and my staff (can't spend program money for this) with our program name. I work with a program to assist rural high school, first generation and low income students prepare for college.

  • I am brand new to sewing and having this fabulous machine would change how I think about sewing. I currently do not have a machine so any sewing I do is by hand.

  • The Singer Futura is beautiful. My husband is part of a motorcycle club that honors the memory of the Buffalo Soldiers. This May his chapter is hosting the regional event, which includes an 1866 Costume Ball. I would be able to create an elaborate gown with embroidered bodice. I'd also embroider their logo on flag/banners to decorate the ballroom.

  • I love my four sons but always longed for a darling little girl. I now have a beautiful girly girl for a granddaughter. I would make her an adorable twirly skirt with an embroidered top to match. We would both be in sewing heaven!

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  • I presently have a 30 year old Singer which has had a lot of use - I like to do many different crafts. My first project on this machine would be to finish a quilt I am presently working on.

  • My parents bought a sewing machine in 1964 and I made all of my school clothes with it. I'm still using it but fear its days are numbered. I have a lot of fabric that I would like to use to make childrens clothing to give to a charity group.

  • What a beautful machine! I would love to make guardian angels with embroidered wings!

  • Thank you for the opportunity. I would make tile quilts for each of my children with a beautiful wish for the future, done on some of the tiles through embroidery and special features of the Singer. We haven't happy memories, I have recently filed for divorce from a man who did not believe in creating those memories for the children, hence focusing on the future. Thank you.

  • I hate to sound selfish but I know that my very first project would be to make a Grandmothers Quilt for myself. I have 5 beautiful grandchildren. I would be able to do all the quilt pieces and embroider all their names and birthdates, the Singer Futura would be perfect.

  • I would embroider napkins with my sister's initials for her upcoming bridal shower! I would LOVE to have this machine to make my life easier! :)

  • For Christmas, I made my niece a reversible apron. One side was for cooking while the other side was for crafts. I would like to make her a chef hat with her name or initials embroidered on it.

  • I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to have this machine! I am an avid crafter, mother of 4. Twin boys in heaven and twin girls who just turned one. After our loss my sister carried our girls for us. I would love to use this machine to make fabulous items for all of our children. In addition, I lost my job just a month before my girls arrived. This is my chance to channel my professional efforts into something that I am passionate about. I would use this machine to build a creative business.

  • I would monogram names or baby things on all the handmade things I make for new mothers/babies. I'd also have fun embroidering quilts. What a fun machine!

  • I would make a quilt to be donated to someone in need.

  • What a wonderful machine to inspire loads of creative ideas waiting in my mind to spill out.After coming to a crossroad in my life,this machine would definitely inspire me to explore my creative side. So many possibilities with the scanning of designs,embroidery and monogramming;my ideas are starting to blossom already!My favorite charities have fund-raisers coming up and I could scan their logos and customize embroidered items such as tea towels,dish cloths,pot holders just to name a few .What fun!

  • My first project would be a quilt for my 2 year old daughter for her big girl bed.

  • If I won this wonderful Singer machine, my first project would be to make my great-granddaughter a summer dress decorated with fantastic embroidery. She's only 18 months of age, but would love to show off a new decorated outfit.

  • The first thing I would make with my Futura is a wedding gift for my niece and her fiancé - an angel for their first Christmas tree together. The angel would have an embroidered face, gown and wings.

  • I WOULD GIVE THE FUTURA TO MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER AS SHE HAS AN AUTISTIC DAUGHTER AND IS NOW A SINGLE MOM. SHE DESERVES THIS TO BE AS CREATIVE WITH MATERIAL AS SHE IS IN THE KITCHEN.

  • I have 7 grandchildren and would make many projects for them. I have wanted an embroidery machine forever!

  • Many years ago my grandmother taught me how to use a sewing machine (which later on became MY very own sewing machine). I would now love to return the favor by making her a quilt/throw with all the grandchildren's names on it!!!

  • My 1st Spring project will be to embroider our plain white bed skirt and shams then I will continues too the curtains =)

  • I would go nuts and celebrate by making things signed by GRANDMA JOANNE . I am out of work and could enjoy and share my stuff I would make with family and friends. I could even maybe sale them too.

  • I'd love to make a thick quilt for my boyfriend as a present for his birthday. It gets very cold where he goes to school and I'm sure he'd appreciate the extra warmth! The machine looks absolutely beautiful and very durable; I'm sure it churns out projects in no time!

  • The first thing I would do is start my Christmas sewing with Monogrammed gifts for my 9 children. Then (or maybe first) I would Play, play, play.
    It would be absolutely wonderful to own such a wonderful machine.
    thanks

  • I'd like to try holiday themed napkins

  • i would make a quilt with grea embrodery and with many designs of racing for my husband who use to go to races all the time until he suffered a stroke after having brain surgery for a bleed. he has come along way in 2 years what a thrill this would give him.

  • i would love a new machine. I am a 67 yr,old women [handicapped] and i love to sit in my chair and make clothes for my 3 great grand babies. I am using an old singer with drop or you. I truly enjoy your .in spindlles.they each make a different stitch. I would be in heaven having a machine that does everything. I truly enjoy your show.

  • I would love to embroider some items with our logo in honor of our new blog, Birding and Bonding.

  • We are a crafting club at a 55+ community that would so love the Futura Sewing Machine! We have an "In Stiches" sewing, crotching and knitting club and currently sew everything by hand. For arthritic hands this would be a God send!

  • I got my first sewing machine for my 16th birthday-a long time ago- I would make a baby quilt for a friend's first child due in June. I would love to have the fancy embroidery capability.

  • I have this vision of handmade curtains for my all white bathroom, custom embroidered with purple, green and navy paisley in different sizes. They would be completely unique and amazing.

  • My frist project would be an embroidered memory quilt of my daughter in law and son for their 1st son do in may 2010. I want to do keepsakes because they live in Texas and I'm in Michigan. He is my 5th angel grandbaby.

  • It might sound strange, but if I would win this sewing machine I would use it to learn how to sew. I would love to learn how to make my own window treatments, throw pillows, and eventually a dress for my daughter who is almost two years old. What better way to learn then with the best machine on the market? Keeping my fingers crossed!

  • I would love to have a Singer Futura, it would be a lovely upgrade from the machine I have now. I would love to make a memory quilt for my granddaughter.

  • MONOGRAM. MONOGRAM. MONOGRAM. Everything. First I would start with bathroom towels, so I could identify which of my 4 children didn't hang up their towel!

  • I have fallen in love with pillowcase dresses for my 4 year old daughter. I would love to start creating dresses for her on my own. Whith this embroidery machine, the possibilities seem to be endless! My fingers are crossed! xx

  • I love to sew and now I have been teaching two of my grandaughters to sew. One of them wants to make a quilt and that is how I would use this machine.

  • The first thing I would make with this new sewing machine is pillow cases for ConKerr Cancer. I love using my sewing skills to improve other people's lives.

  • PLAN: Embellish a collection of family/household textiles with a unifying logo. Gift a completed project on significant family dates; birthdays, 1st day of school, graduation, Father's Day, or Wednesday. Projects: sheets, towels, placemats, table cloths, tree skirts, sport towels, pet beds, onesies, family t-shirts with sleeve logo. What Fun!

  • My granddaughter is studying to become a second grade teacher and asked me to make her a large bag to carry all her supplies for teaching. It would be great fun to embroider something special for her.

  • The first thing I would do (once I learned how to use the embroidery functions) would be to design custom monograms to use on the bags and aprons I am working on now!

  • I would love to get my daughters (5 & 8) involved in my embroidering hobby, turned business. They are eager to learn, but I only have a small, limited machine. It looks like this machine can do it all. Having this machine would make my crafting and sewing a family activity, allowing us to spend more time together.

  • I would first make something for my granddaughter. Then it would be used to make charity items.

  • I would monogram the towels of Jack and Ivy, my grandchildren.

  • I'd use it to make covers for dining room chairs with the family crest on the back. My dogs, Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apso, like to sit on the chairs and covers would help keep the fabric clean and hair-free!

  • My son, who is 9 has a learning and speech disability loves to do crafts. We have recently been using a sewing machine that we got at a thrift store. We are making stuffed letter and numbers and playing learning games with them. This would be a great machine for him to use and learn with. Thank you.

  • Would make my mom a quilt, so when she is house bound in the winter she can stay warm and think of me. (we live about 3000 miles away from each other in different countries).

  • The first project I would make is a dress with an embroidered hem and collar for my three year old. Which would have to be folloed b one for my one year old to match. It would be something springy that I could use as their wardrobe for a family picture.

  • I would use it to make my first real quilt for my daughter's upcoming big-girl bed!

  • I make tote bags for a home-based business on a 1984 sewing machine. I would love to have a machine that sews and embroiders to include images on the tote bags. I would also use it to teach my granddaughters to sew.

  • I would embroider on my daughter's jeans to help cover holes and give them a whole "new" look!

  • I'm battling Stage 4 Colon Cancer, diagnosed July 2009. My first project with this wonderful Singer Futura CE-250 Embroidery & Sewing Machine will be cotton blankets that are warmed for patients at the Hickman Center & used during chemotherapy. They are YUMMY & keep us so COZY!

  • I would love to make lots of stuff for my two girl scout troops. They would love it...wearing matching t-shirts or making monogrammed items for presents.

  • My granddaughter is studying to become a second grade teacher and asked me to make her a large bag to carry all her supplies for teaching. It would be great fun to embroider something special for her. bmetzen1368@hotmail.com

  • This would be amazing! I have sewing books but can't afford a sewing machine. I would make this apron I have been dying to make for years.

  • I make tote bags for a home-based business on a 1984 sewing machine. I would love to have a machine that sews and embroiders to include images on the tote bags. I would also use it to teach my granddaughters to sew.

  • My sewing machine is on it's last leg. I enjoy making stuff for my family and I would LOVE this machine to take it's place!!!! I would make myself a sundress!!

  • I would make myself a top and embroider it with flowers and my name. I always wanted a Singer embroidery machine. Wow! Thankyou. Bye bye. Rose.

  • I would love to use a sewing machine such as the Singer Futura. I learned to sew at my grandmother's knee from the age of 9 until high school. We always used Singers, and I would never part with my Singer she gave me as a teenager, but it would be so much fun to work on a Singer with such advanced features and technology.

  • As an 80 year old Grandmother of 5 children, 8Grandchildren and8 Greatgrandchildren, I have been sewing for my family since 1946. I still have my 201 singer machine and it works just fine. I have sewn my daughters wedding dress. prom dresses, dance costomes , baby quilts and many motr projects. Iwould love to have that newn Singer with all the things I know it coulddo. I enjoy marthas show and try never to miss it. vscharnhorst@twmi.rr.com

  • I purchased my first Singer embroidery sewing machine in 1955. I love sewing and have used my machine for many projects. It has been well loved, but it is no longer usable or repairable. The Futura machine will be used for many future projects, including quilting.

  • I would be making some great embroidery shirts for my small grandkids as the 1st project. From there the sewing would just go crazy because my husband likes to sew also. The Futura wouls be just the machine get us both going more.

  • The first project I would do with this machine is use the embroidery capabilities to add names and logo to warm-ups for the cheer team I coach.

  • I'd make sewing a journey--literally and figuratively--because just this morning I told my nearly four-year-old granddaughter that we'd sew together to make her a dress. We live 750 miles apart. Thanks, Martha, for helping make life a good thing.

  • I have a two year old niece that I met for the first time last year. I'm wheelchair bound and don't do much traveling. I want to make her some things dresses, bedding, and curtains, etc. She is just the so cite.

  • I would share this sewing machine with my mother, she and I have been wanting an embroidery machine for so long, but could never afford it. MY first project would be to make something beautiful for her, such as a quilt with all our memories on it, and for her to have when her diabetes acts up and she's cold. Then we would probably make tons of baby clothes for my new nephew (and her grandson), and I think it would be wonderful to make those together and share that time with her!

  • After my mom had major surgery and was in the hospital for about 5 days, I brought a new soft blanket and substituted it for the hospital "blanket". She spent 5 more days in the hospital and loved having a new, clean soft blanket of her own. Since then, I love to take blankets to my friends in the hospital. I would love to embroider their name or initials on the blanket with that great feature!!!!

  • My daughter is a working Mother of a 10 month old Son, Corbin and has given me at least 50 excuses (financial being the most used) that she is unable to learn to sew. I love every minute of my crafting while watching Martha at noon (I even have a framed picture of her in my buffet cabinet:) I would teach my daughter all of the crafts I have learned through sewing and embroidery and those of Martha -keep the machine running --Thank you so much for this contest -- Terry Frank:)& Liz :)

  • I would like to recycle old white shirts into fabric shopping bags for my groceries. I would monogram them and use their pockets, plackets, cuffs and collars as cute embellishments.

  • The first thing I would make is something for my little ones. I have a back pack pattern for them I would like to try but to scared to even try. I think this machine will give me the courage to try.

  • I am about to become a grandmother for the fist time so I would love to make a quilt for this new little one coming into our lives. My daughter and her husband would be so happy. Thank you!

  • I'm about to move in my first house. There are two window bench seats in breakfast room that will actually be our dining room. I want to make cushions for the benches for seating and have my table there.

  • When my kids were little, all their clothing was made by me due to necessity. Then I went to work and didn't have the time to sew. Will be retiring in July and would love to make clothing for GRANDKIDS. I love to sew. What a fantastic retirement prize.

  • The first project I would start with my new Singer sewing machine would be an art quilt which I have already designed. It will include beading and be of an aviary theme. After that I have so many projects I would like to do I wouldn't know where to start but it would be fun deciding!

  • I am getting married to a Coast Guardsman in August and I would be able to use this machine for SO many things. Everything from personalizing bridesmaid gifts, to creating parent gifts. Then I could use it again and again to make home decor for our first home, gifts, and I could even use it to make welcome gifts for other new wives or children of my Fiance's shipmates!

    There are so many possiblities!!!

  • I would love to use the Futura to create an heirloom velvet lap throw, simultaneously embellishing & quilting each block with a open embroidery design. Of course I'd need one of Martha's lovely monograms in the center block!

  • I would use the Singer Futura to create keepsakes for my family. I would like to use my wedding gown to make something that my grandkids could use for thier weddings one day, like lace hankies to carry.

  • The very first project would be to download files from the internet to be used to make an appliqued quilt on an off-white background. Then I would download a quilting pattern with which I would machiine quilt my new quilt. WOW!

  • I have been knitting, crocheting, sewing, embroidery and needlepoint for over 35 years. Arthritis in my hands have made it difficult to continue doing these things. My son is getting married in September and having a machine like this would enable me to create a set of embroidered sheets and pillow cases that I could give my future daughter-in-law. And also maybe some baby clothes for the future.

  • I am hosting a Graduation Party for my best friend's son. I will be making a "Towel Graduation Cake" for the centerpiece of the gift table. I would love to embroider his name on the towels! There are so many more projects I could make!

  • I love to sew and I started small and learned how to quilt in my 40's. Over the last ten years I moved up into another machine with new stitches. Now I would love to learn to add embroidery to my quilting skills. The quilt guild makes charity quilts and I can add more to the quilts.

  • I have always wanted to learn how to sew. A machine such as this would truly inspire me!! I would first start with a simple project by embroidering some burp cloths with my newborns name on it. I would then take some sewing classes to put my new machine to great use!!

  • I would make pillows and tote bags for my twin girls. They love animals, so maybe I could get creative! Then, maybe Barbie clothes like my mom made for me when I was a kid.

  • I would make blanket's to be donated to children's hospital ward's.

  • I have always wanted to quilt. I have recently retired with time on my hands I would love to have this machine to help me fulfill a life long dream of making my own quilt!

  • I would make embroidery monogramed window cornices for the guest room I keep for my grandchildren when they come to visit.

  • My soon to be 4 year old granddaughter loves to draw.
    I think it would be fun to have her draw a picture on my computer and have the machine produce it on fabric. That would be the material from which I would make her next dress!

  • With opening my own little shop next week, money is tight, and this machine would be an awesome tool to be able to create custom monograming, as well as my own tags for cloth items. It would be a dream to win this incredible sewing machine!

  • I'd make nursery decor for my brother's first child, being born in May. Then I'd sew new curtains for my camper.

  • I have an idea to make Tooth Fairy pillows to hold a child's precious tooth and recieve the tooth Fairy's gift. I would love to put embroidery on them!!

  • I do not have a sewing machine, and i used to sew in high school. This would be a great opportunity for me to start sewing again. My first project would probably be curtains, and i would look forward to teaching and learning with my daughter.

  • My husband does alot of sewing and our machine has never worked right. I would love to win this Singer Futura so we both could enjoy sewing more. His mother nicked named him Betsy Ross. His first experience was sewing a rainfly for our tent with a awning to park all the bikes, lawn chairs and coolers at night.

  • OH!La!La! I so want one of these fabulous machines! I make my own tea towels and hand embroider them as well as hand embroider pillowcases. It would be fantastic to have a machine that can do this. The first thing I would make is some redwork valences for my kitchen.

  • WOW I would be so blessed to win this great sewing machine. I would definitely use the embroidery part for monogramming things. My mom always sewed things and I would like to do the same. My patterns would be so happy.

  • I recently learned that I am going to become a grandmother for the first time. I have been in my sewing room planning all kinds of baby projects, sewing, quilting and knitting. The ability to do machine embroidery would be a delightful PLUS to the gifts I'll be making for my new little grand-baby. I'm a retired Home Economics teacher and a self admitted sewing and cooking "gadget" lover.
    I worked for Singer while I was in college and still own my first machine. I have also found a few very old machines that I have restored to working condition.
    I would really enjoy discovering all the ways I could be creative with a new Futura!

  • If I had a Futura, the first thing I would make would be a baby blanket for my newborn daughter. She is three weeks old.

  • With Mother's Day coming, what a great gift for my mom that has sewn for me all my life. I would love to learn from the best( my mom) before she passes on. She is in her 7o's and i would love to be able to sew together with her by my side.

  • If I won this sewing machine the first thing that I would do is learn to sew. I would make sleepwear pants, curtians, you name it. This machine would be wonderful to for whatever I want to do, fancy stitches, and even basic sewing projects.

  • Enter;
    What a thoughtful opportunity for so man thoughful ideas! I would be estatic to have this to make items for my mother. Everything from towels to kitchen items and decor!

  • The first project I would attempt is a dress for one of my teenage granddaughters. I made all of my and my three daughters clothes when they were growing up. Now that I'm retired would like to start sewing again but need a new machine.

  • The first project I would make if I win the machine is a lap quilt for my 85 year old mom. She loves to cuddle up and read and she is always chilly. Being able to make a quilt and embellish it with beautiful embroidery would make such a nice gift for her to cherish during her golden years

  • If I were to win his beautiful machine I would make a quilt for my new grandbaby that is due in May. My son and his fiance are expecting their first child. They found out it is a girl, and have chosen a motiff of carebears to decorate their nursery. I would love to make aquilt for them in pretty pastel colors. This machine would make it a breeze to create!

  • I would give this to my mother as a present. She has always wanted one.

  • As a newlywed, I would sew curtains for our new apartment together. Monogramming some towels with my new initials might not be a bad idea either!

  • I am 60 years old and been out of work since April. This is my last chance to create a craft career. But I own a Pfaff and all I have are expensive repairs. Last year over $500. I learned on a singer and it is time to return. This machine looks like a sewers dream.I am presently sewing sea creatures.
    Happy Spring
    Susan

  • This maybe untraditional, but I need to replace the fabric roof of my vintage Volvo car. I have been brainstorming ideas for my new fabric ceiling for the past month. The Futura would be a great way to make something really personal and unique. I would love to design an embroidered fabric ceiling!

  • I would LOVE this machine. I have an very OLD dressmaker that was handed down to me by my grandmother, who taught my mother and myself how to sew on it. Although it holds a great deal of sentimental value, now that I am beginning to teach my daughter to sew it would be so nice to teach her on a machine from this century! I will still pass down the old machine to her,but maybe it is time to retire it and let it RIP as a time honored friend of the family instead of the workhorse it has always been!

  • I would love to win this machine to donate to our church's November Lord's Acre live auction. All the profit from our Lord's Acre sale is used 50% for Habitat for Humanity and 50% for United Methodist missions. It would help build New World UMC's fifth house for Habitat.

  • I would be able to make and embroider stockings for my family of five!! Thanks so much.

    loves
    hannah

  • I would like to make personalized dog beds for my puppies' (Pepper and Olive)1st birthday in April.

  • My daughter is 8 and she has the same passion I do about doing crafts. She wants her own machine(she would get mine) We would love to work side by side to make a memory quilt. That would be the first thing I would do with the my Singer Futura

  • I have sown for my daughter, granddaughter and two of my sisters wedding, both of which were back when polyester was THE fabric. I would love a new machine to sew with all the new fabrics.

  • I would embroider everything! I now have more time to sew and would enjoy experimenting.

  • If I were to win the sewing machine I would make monogrammed quilts and nursery decor for my first daughter due in June. As I am in a quilting club it would come in very handy.

  • I would really love to realize my dream of having a sewing machine, especially the NEW "Futura", to begin making quilts. I think that owning a sewing machine with an embroidery feature would be just "wow". I could embroider pretty flowers,words, and such on the quilt squares.

  • My birthday is in April so not only would this make a very nice birthday present but my daughter is getting married in November. I would love to have this machine to make embroidered decorations for her upcoming parties and reception. Also for her future step-daughter's flower girl dress.

  • I have 5 grown daughters and 2 daughters-in-law and 13 grandchilden....my first sewing project would be to start on Christmas gifts for these wonderful women and children whom I love so much. I enjoy giving homemade gifts and could use this super machine to full advantage!

  • When I was younger my mom made everything. With an opportunity like this, I could have my first sewing machine and she could help me make new curtains and pillows for my living room!!! Thanks for the opportunity to create something new and unique!

  • Hello:

    The first project that I will do with the Futura Singer Machine is a dozen of embroidery accessories for my FIRST NEPHEW like burp cloths, bibs, wipes case and have a lot of fun with it!!!

  • I would love to make a shoe bag for Mother's day for my mom, and fill it with all kinds of pampering goodies for her feet. To be able to embroidery the shoe bag with her initials would make it all the more special.

  • I love making homemade crafts and never had anything like this machine to work with.I would love to start making monogram Christmas stockins for the grandchildren.I get so many new ideas watching Martha Stewart on tv and loveing it.

  • I would love to do embroidered quilts for my 3 grandchildren. When I have those done - my 4th grandchild should be here so I would have plenty of practice.

  • We are looking at buying a home and it needs window treatments so that would be the first project I would do with the machine.

  • The first project would be a baby quilt for my friends daughter who is expecting a baby this fall. I would alternate quilted and embroidered blocks.

  • The first project I would like to make...simple backpacks for my students to use over the summer to carry books and paper and other "essential" items. Our school is a small rural, low income school. A backback with their initial would be a great 2nd grade keepsake!

  • An embroidery machine would allow me to make a set of kitchen towels with seven days of the week that remind me of my grandmother's kitchen. It always smelled good and held much love in it. I would make two sets for my daughters.

  • Right now I am into making tote bags, so naturally my first project would be to embroider something (probably wildflowers) for the middle panels, then actually sew the entie tote bag.

  • The first project that I would complete if I won this incredible machine would be to create and finish a christening gown for my 13th grandchild.

  • My joy in life is sewing, making quilts and clothing for my grand child. Just think what I could do with a machine that does all, computerized, embroiders, does everything but eat and drink. I first would something for Martha so as to show my appreciation.

  • What a generous give-a-way. I would specialize my childrens sport equipment and maybe even extend this to teammates shirts. Our parents ae always asking for names on the back of uniforms.

  • I have been sewing since high school (over 45 years ago). I have sewn for myself since that time. I have sewn for my children from play clothes to prom dresses and now for my grandchildren. I have had the same sewing machine since 1971. If I had this new sewing machine I could monogram purses, towels, pillows and much much more for myself and my family.
    I think the first project would be to make monogrammed purses for my granddaughters and also embroider bibs and burp cloths for my newest granddaughter, 4 weeks old. The list would go on and on if I had the new machine.

  • I like the idea of using fabrics for instructional purposes, I am always trying to think of what I want in my elementry school classroom, or my art class room, I just know I could do a lot with a sewing machine for a classroom. Book bags, manipulatives,etc.

  • As a new sewer, I would love to make those cute fabric bags in Martha’s book in varying sizes to hold my WIP knitting with embroidered labels, e.g., Socks WIP, Sweaters WIP to keep them dust free and can hang them in my craft room as decorations as well.

  • I quit work in December to stay at home while our son finishes high school. I have been inspired to begin sewing again, but have not gotten a sewing machine yet. The first project I would make would be beautiful monogrammed sheets to give as wedding presents.

  • I have the 1970 Singer sewing machine I got when I was first married and still use today. I would love to have a machine that can do embroidery. I would create a logo for my pottery studio, and embroider the Two Dog Studio logo on some pottery aprons.

  • I retired this year after 31 years teaching school. I want to make things for my children and grandchildren! I recently began quilting and find I need a better sewing machine and would love the embroidery choices.

  • If Iwon this this sewing machine Iwould sew for my 5 Granddaughters, including the 2 week old twin girls, Sophia and Clara. I would also teach my middle daughter, Rebecca to sew as she has shown a great interest in the craft. Thank You, Sharon Mahon

  • How Exciting!!! Recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer (Metastisized in my spine), I am now in remission and have retired from my art/craft business. I've always done hand embroidering and beading as "therapy", but would LOVE to get back into sewing, creating stitch/art for my family.

  • What a wonderful machine! I think the first project would involve some custom designs on some overalls for my godson, some thing as unique and special as he is.

  • This would be wonderful and a huge help. I am currently teaching quilting classes on a 25 year old machine. My eight year old granddaughter is making her first quilt.

  • I loved it when Martha said she'd been sewing since jrhi...me too, since it was required! Anyway, how nice it would be to have a new machine! I sew banners for our church that are 6ftx12ft and have completed 12. To have something like this machine would be exciting and as boring as it sounds I'd probably make a shower curtain first! My daughter just called last week asking how to make one.

  • I want to personalize objects for our two sons(4yrs and 9wks).As the younger one gets older,I don't want him to feel that he only has hand-me-downs. Since being at home w/ baby, I also have a list of house projects.

  • Wow, what a great machine. My first project would be a throw pillow made from left over fabric from my wedding gown. I could use features like the honeycomb stich and the built in embroidered lettering to add decorate elements that would commemorate my wedding. There are endless possibilies.

  • I would love to win my wife a sewing machine. I am disabled and unable to work so I have no way of getting her anything. I think she would make our new grandchild due in September some blankets and bibs.

  • I retired after 34 years as an elementary school teacher. Now I have time to make quilts for the homeless shelter. It is time to give back.

  • I would finally learn to quilt. I have always wanted to learn to sew on a machine and make quilts.

  • If I am lucky to win the Singer Futura, for my first project I would give back by creating gentle clothes and blankets to donate to premature babies, with the hope that they would be even luckier than I was.

  • Would love to make embroidered monograms on my custom cosmetic bags. These are gifts for my daughters friends for graduation. It would really make a special custom keepsake for them. After that project the list is endless with what this great machine would do. Thank You!

  • I would monogram towels for family and friends. I would make severalaccent pillows for my guest bedrooms. This is a wonderful give away! I so hope I win!!!

  • I love to make purses. I keep trying to reach perfection. This machine just might help me reach my goal. I could mongram them and design some very fancy purses How exciting.

  • Oh my...what COULDN'T I do with this machine?! I love Christmastime, so I can see all sorts of ornaments, table decorations, wall hangings, gifts of embroidered linens, Christmas apron for MOI! :o ) And don't even get me started with all the clothes I could make for our 4lb., chihuahuas, ha!

  • I have started quilting and taking classes to embroidery. I do not own a machine that can embrodery, I would love to be able to put my classes to good use this craft absolutly fasinates me.

  • I have been sewing for many years. I work for an animal hosp and most of my sewing is repairing muzzles, surgical sheets, and lots of scrub tops thru the years. Never had such a high tech machine as this. my first project would be monograms on scrub tops.

  • I taught myself to sew when my daughter was born 28 yrs ago. My mom gave me a 1910 non-electric Singer treadle machine & I've been hooked on Singer ever since. I've created kids clothes, costumes, a communion dress, quilts & more. I would love this machine to enhance my projects and make myself a quilt for my bed. I have been teaching sewing classes for five years in my school's adult ed program & am excited at the thought of expanding the program.

  • WOW!!! What a machine! I started sewing on an old treadle sewing machine of my mother's and look what the machine can do today. My first project would be a quilt for my grandson. I'm thrilled to see that embroidery designs are not only for girls.

  • I want to make a bohemian dress for my 2 yr old grand daughter.

  • I have 13 grandkids and one great gandchild, I live in Kentucky and The live in Utah,Texas and Florida.I made some of them cloths they just loved them the youngest still wears her jammas even though they are to small. My mech. is old and I enjoy sewing for them. I would make each of them something beautiful.
    Thank you
    Gerry L Moore
    nannamoore1@yahoo.com

  • I would make my self something decent to wear. To be able to embroider some flowers or something pretty on the blouse.....that's like icing on the cake for me. What a luxury to have nice sewing machine like the one being given away.

  • The first project I'd make with the Futura is a baby quilt for my grandchild! I will outline animal designs/silhouettes and fill in the features with contrasting threads. This is something I did for my daughter (the mom-to-be). I love that there will be continuity between the generations!

  • I will first make a quilt to auction for my nonprofit grassroots community group for children and families affected by autism. I will incorporate panels with children's artwork and handprints.

  • I want to make keepsake quilts for my 5 grandchildren. Their great-grandmother (98 years old) made them each one so I need to also. Homemade is the best. This fantastic machine would help make it possible. Thanks much.

  • What a fantastic machine!!! If I were to be your fortunate winner of the Singer Futura, I would use it to embroider items for our local youth soccer association. My kids are avid athletes, but soccer is their favorite. Unfortunately, there is little funding for soccer in our town and this has grown worse due to the economy. This awesome machine could do a lot of kids a lot of good! Thanks for the chance to make this happen!

  • I would use it to make beautiful tote/shopping bags to give as Earth Day gifts to family and friends.

  • I am taking quilting class and do not have machine in which to create my first quilt. I love watching the Martha Stewart Show and need a machine to create all the wonderful crafts you demonstrate.

  • The first thing I would do with this sewing machine is give it to my mother! Sewing has always been a passion for my mom (from making clothes and costumes for my siblings and I, to blankets, Christmas stockings, etc). However, her elder Singer has finally stitched it's last stitch and a new sewing machine is the only thing my mother is asking for. I know winning this machine for her would bring her so much joy and happiness!

  • I am a crafty minded person and i love to give gifts to just everyone for no reason in perticular.This machine would make lovely beautiful gifts for all of my friends and family.

  • My daughter and I would like to work together making textile items that we could sell at fairs and shows. The Futura machine would be just "the ticket" for us. We love spending time together, and sewing is another mother/daughter experience.

  • What a fabulous machine. I'm still sewing on the machine my mother gave me when I was 18, which is over 40 years ago. My first project would be to monogram a set of bed linens for my guest room, something I have wanted to do for some time.

  • I would love to use this machine to embellish the purses I make. Using creativity to make one of a kind projects is my ultimate goal.

  • If I won this sewing machine the first thing I would do is learn how to sew sleepwear pants and a majority of my other clothes. It would mean a great deal to win this machine because I realy want to learn how to sew. Than You, Rebecca Mahon.

  • I'm just learning how to sew, and would love to make some sweet baby things for my new baby coming in august! I'm excited to continue learning!

  • I have wanted to sew and embroider for a very long time but could not get a machine that I could get to work well. I just had major transplant surgery in December. Just getting well enough to try things. I feel the need to create things. It's a good thing during these times.

  • My mind is racing with all the posibilities! The first project I would create if I owned this amazing machine would be an alphabet & animal quilt for my nephew. I would use the monogram feature to create each square such as "E is for Elephant".

  • I'm still using a sewing machine I bought at Wal-Mart about 20 years ago. I've been itching to make a rag quilt purse for awhile now, so that is the first thing I'd make.

  • My Mother passed away a year ago and left me quilt tops. I would like to utilize this machine to embroidery the backing to match the design she has cross stitched for the front.

  • I think the first thing I'd do is embroider a comfy pair of jeans with a vine and flower design...in various spots. After all that, I'd add some sequins and other types of sparkle for an awesome night-out pair of pants.

  • Probably make a personalized quilt to give as a gift.

  • I would love to win this sewing machine, it has so many capabilities! My Grandmother recently passed away and I would love a chance to create quilts like she did to honor her and carry on a family tradition!

  • I would love to win the Singer Futura.My 10 year old son has been playing baseball ever since he was 3. His talent has fortunately given him the chance to play clubball for the past 3 years.Our team recently split up and my son was unable to get on the team he was capable of playing on because of his age.He cried for weeks.He is now on a 10 yr old team,the bulldogs and I want to be able to create all types of shirts/gear with the bulldogs emblem on it to raise money for the team. They do fundraisers so kids can play ball who can't afford it. Chris Darden

  • I made the ombre scarf featured on your show a few weeks back and I would love to finish it off with the sewing machine! Great giveaway, thanks!

  • I have 4 children, 12 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. First everyone would have a beautiful set of embroidered towels in their bathroom. Then embroidered sheets. Then wedding presents, birthday, graduation and the list is endless. I have so many ideas buzzing around im my head I would love the Singer Futura embroidery machine.

  • A new embroidery machine would allow me to make a set of seven days of the week kitchen towels my grandma used to always have in her home. A set for each of my daughters would be a perfect gift to talk about their great grandmother.

  • After my mother passed away, I saved all of her denim clothes. I've also been saving my twin sons' jeans for years now. I'd love to have a new sewing machine so that I could make each of them a denim quilt using a combination of these denim items I've been collecting.

  • The first thing I would do is give the machine to my grandma. She is teaching me to sew and we use her machine which is real old but so is my grandma and I love her very much. She is the best grandma in the world cause she teaches me to quilt and I love her.

  • I enjoy hand embroidery and I'm a 'wanna be' quilter. I would love to combine my two passions to embellish quilted table runners and wall hangings. Hope I'm lucky!

  • I would make a set of T-shirts for my Girl Scout troop for our next trip. They always come up with cute designs and it would be great to have embroidered shirts as well as painted! I may even have them do their own on it with me.

  • I would sew a baby outfit and try to embroider something like "why did you take so long". My first grand boy and we are so excited with anticipation. Went to get my 30 yr. old singer and everything is wrong with it. This is a perfect time to get a new one also time to start sewing baby decorations for his room. Our grand baby is suppose to come June 6 and we can't wait a minute longer.

  • My joy in life is sewing, making quilts and clothing for my grand child. Just think what I could do with a machine that does all, computerized, embroiders, does everything but eat and drink. I first would something for Martha so as to show my appreciation such as a quilt or wall hanging. I work on quilts for our service men which are at Walter Reed Hospital, a machine like this would be so helpful for this project. Doing for others.

  • This would be great! My 5year old daughter & I would do many projects. 1st would be to personalize &make new, as well as Embroider existing clothes for our "Hairy Hairless" Chinese Crested's,They would greatly appreciate the many outfits,to get them through those cold and wet newyork days.

  • The only thing my 3 year old daughter wanted for Christmas 1981 was a Little Orphan Annie Doll which my mother & I made all Eve to make. It was perfect & under the tree. Lost years ago-she wishes to re-make with me-2 dreams fulfilled with this machine!

  • Wow it looks like an incredible machine! My first project would be to embroider towels for my daughter who is going off to college! With embroidered towels she will be able to keep track of her own items, even if her dorm mates color is the same!

  • There are no more little girls in my family so I will make frilly dresses with cute little embroidery figures on them so I can satisfy my "frilly longings". They will be donated to various organizations, such as, the Women's Shelter next to my church.

  • I would embroider my own design on t-shirts, jackets, hats, sailbags, life-saving ring cover, towels, hotpads, pillow cases, seat cushions (and anything else that didn't move) for our sailboat, Zacchaeus. OR I'd do custom clothing for my grand daughters who have unusual names, Ainsley and Arabella, let them choose the design.

  • I have two daughters-in-law that are both expecting babies this summer! We are very excited and overwhelmed at the same time. They will be needing curtains, clothes and a lot of new things. The first thing (family tradition) that I would make is a baby quilt.

  • I would use the embroidery part of the machine to make monogram pillows for my friends and family. It would make an inexpensive gift for all occasions. From there I believe the possibilities would be endless.

  • I would use it to finish a quilt I started several years ago!

  • The first project this fantastic Singer sewing machine would be embrodered memories in form of a quilt with embroidery and photos for my two grown children. I am 70 years old and would love to pass on coddly memories which I made myself with the help of the Singer Futura.

  • I am planning a fall wedding and I would just love to personalize everything I can! I would love to make handkerchiefs, napkins, and I am planning on having a lounge feel so I would love to do pillows and things of that nature. So excited!

  • My husbands mother use to make a lot of her home decor by hand. She has now passed away and he always tells me how his mom use to make her own curtains and quilts. I have been known to be pretty crafty and would like to impress my husband with my creativity as well. Only without a machine and with my arthritis it's hard to sew by hand. This machine would allow me to get those "WOW's" from my husband as well.

  • If I had that fabulous sewing machine, my first project would be an apron for my 4 year-old granddaughter. She loves to help her mommy cook. She also loves princesses, so the apron would be styled to reflect her two favorite topics. I would design something pink and sparkly for the Princess Cook. An oxymoron in real life, but not in her pre-school world:-)

  • /Trying to live on S.S. check-I have lots of fabric and craft supplies-all I need is this machine. I can bring crafts to craft shows in the area to supplement my income. Thank you for your show!!!

  • OMG Martha what a great giveaway. I am a disabled Mom who has a son going to college so the first thing I would do is to Monogram all kind of things and hopefully be able to sell monogrammed items to make some extra money to help fund college. Thanks again for making this possible for whomever wins this great gift. I love your shows and I watch all of them every day.

  • HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY, CRAFTS DEPARTMENT BLOG!!! To honor first birthdays, I will use my new Singer Futura to make an apron with embroidered designs and name for our daughter who recently celebrated her first birthday. I might even make us matching ones like my mother did when I was little!

  • um who wouldnt want this? i've always wanted one, and i cant even list just one thing i would do because my mind is filled with the things i would do.

    oh pretty please!!!

  • My daughter and I would like to work together making textile items for fairs and shows. The Futura machine would be "just the ticket" for us. We love spending time together, and sewing is another mother/daughter experience.

  • I would like to make embroidered hats for my husband & 2 boys. Something my husband has wanted for years now.

  • I am expecting my 2nd child, a girl, May 25th. The new baby will join her older sister who is 19 months old. I would use this matchine to make my girls quilts, burp cloths, bibs, dress-you name it! If it's cute and girly then I'm sure that my 2 girls would love it. I love being a mom but it can be stressful at times so I love it when I get "me time" to craft and sew. This machine would make all of my projects easier, quicker and better!

  • vscharnhor@twmi.rr.com As a Grandnother of 8 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren I would love to winthe fuyura Singer sewing machine, I kave the firstSinger machine I got in 1947 and ir still worksfine it ia a 201. I would make my 8 and 5 yeat old birthday dresses as my first project

  • I bought my first (As seen on Martha) Singer sewing machine a few months ago and started my first quilt. My Aunt has put the quilting bug in me and I have been having a ball! Being able to add personal designs of embroidery for my future quilts would be exciting!!

  • This machine is a dream, so many features and posibilities! My 30+ year old machine is on its last leg,(my wishlist of projects keeps growing). The first project I'd love to create with the Futura is probably monogram garment bags for the family's winter clothes and coats.

  • I would sew curtains for my living room. I am getting married in July and would like new curtains in my living room when I take my pictures. My machine is an old on from my first marriage and needs to be updated.
    Thank you.

  • cbgb@wiktel.comAm trying to live on S.S. check. I have lots of fabric and craft supplies-all I need is this machine in order to make items to sell at craft shows.Thank you for the great show!!!

  • I would love this machine to teach my 12yr old grand daughter how to sew. I need a new apron so we could make this together as our first project and embroider our names. Then she will have it in years to come and remember our wonderful time together.

  • My first project with a new sewing machine would be an apron for my four year-old granddaughter, the Princess Cook. {It would be pink & sparkly but would look good as new after lots of washing!}

  • I have a very outdated machine and would love this one. I was recently laid off and this might give me the opportunity to make some money until I find another job! Thank you.

  • The first thing I would sew on the Singer Futura is a few sundresses for my one year old granddaughter, and then an embroiderd table runner. Winning this would be great!!!

  • What to make first? How would I choose? I would make totes and purses and pillow cases and tea towels and baby gifts and lion and tigers, oh my.

  • I would use it to make an applique quilt for my new great grand baby. I still use my old brother machine and it just doesn't have all the stiches I would like to use and it would be great to embroider the name and birthdate of my new aby boy.

  • If I were to win, I would give it to my wife who would make items for our local youth soccer association. We are both on their Board and aware of their increasing operating costs. This machine could do a lot of good for a lot of kids.

  • I would make a beautiful dress for my daughter.

  • There are so many things I would love to do with this machine, but the first would be to embroidery initials on the infant hats our local hospitals put on newborns. Then I would make all kinds of things for friends, family, & the church.

  • I love to sew, love to craft, and love embroidered items! I would love to make personalized gifts for family and friends! And maybe a few for me too!

  • I would use the machine to make quilts for the Tree House Animal Shelter for use in caring for the sick and injured animals left at their door.

  • The first thing I would make with this machine would be monogramed towels and linens for my kids for Christmas.

  • My first project for the Singer Futura would be to use my deceased father's neckties to make crazy quilt pillows for myself and my siblings to remember him by. I will send you a picture for your website.

  • What a great opportunity to have a chance to win this great Singer Futura CE250 Sewing and Emb. Machine. I have been using my 53 year old Singer my parents purchased for me in 1957.
    I saved blue jeans that were outgrown from our 6 children for years and have now decided it is time to create quilts for our grandchildren. using the embroidery feature on the squares would be wonderful....adding a new demension to the quilt.
    Thank you for this chance.

  • I'd love to have that new sewing machine to make sundresses for my new granddaughter Kemble Kate.
    I'd love to embroider animals and her initials on them to personalize them.

  • My first projects would be to create string-quilted bears for the fundraiser craft sale at my church's Blueberry Festival in July. The embroidery option would allow me to add a new touch: crazy-quilting effects along the multiple seams. Each one will be totally unique that way!

  • I have never had my own machine before so this would be great especially since I am now in my 50's & when I was a little girl my Mom started the patches for my own quilt but never put them together. I would love to finally be able to put them together in her honor as she passed away years ago. Thank you!

  • I would love to add some colorful and creative embellishments to plain shirts and linens!!

  • My first project would be a few sundresses for my granddaughter. The Singer Futura looks to be a great sewing machine.

  • As we speak, several ladies of my church are working on a banner to celebrate the 125th anniversary of our church. I designed the banner which features a fabric representation of our stained glass window and transferred photos of our different buildings past and present. it involves embroidery, applique, and quilting. It will be displayed at our Homecoming in April and at Annual Conference this summer. I would like to make more banners for our church, as well as things like napkin sets to use as fundraisers for our local vets' shelter and for mission trips.

  • I love to do many crafts and I would love to make quilts and pillowcases to donate to local hospitals for cancer patients, dialysis patients, etc. to give a little comfort to adults and children as they go through treatment.

  • I would like this machine so I could teach my 12yr old grand daughter how to sew. I need a new apron so this would be our first project and we could embroider our names. Later on she will have this to remember our first sewing project.

  • My hubby and I are adopting a sweet little baby from Ethiopia and I would love to have this machine so that I can work on some sewing projects for their room. I would love to be able to make the room so special and welcoming and this machine would really help me do that.

  • I would make embroidered pillow covers, crazy quilt blocks, children's clothes, and monogram all my towels. I would love to have this machine.....my current machine is 46 yrs. old--no kidding!

  • I am excited about The Martha Stewart Show’s Singer Futura Embroidery Sewing Machine contest. I started to think of all the monogramming - embroidery - labeling and personalizing projects to create. Oh my gosh! So many things! My first project is to embroidery bears and their footprints on a shirt.

  • The first thing I would make is a blanket for my 6 month old son.

  • It asked for the first project,I have never been able to afford one. I am a year younger then God so I do not have alot of time to use the Futura. I saw it at Joann's and just hung around dreaming about all the project I could do.

  • I love to sew my own clothes!!

  • AS an 80 year old Grandmother of 8grandchhildren an 8 grandchildren and apersom who has sewn since she was 16 I woulkove to win the futura singer machine, I still have my first 201 Singer machine bought in 4948 and it works, My first project would be birth day dresses for my granddaughters who will be 8 and 5. I really enjoy Marths tv show.

  • My first project for this fantastic Singer sewing machine would be embroidered memories in form of quilts with embroidery and phothos for my two children. I am 70 years old and would love to pass on coddley memories with the help of the Singer Futura.

  • This would be wonderful. I love to do hand embroidery but my hands aren't as agile as they once were. I have a wonderful little granddaughter and would make clothes, personaized pillows, quilts and toys for her. The list goes on and on. Being able create my own designs makes my head spin and I would be very happy to retire my 40 year old machine and move to the 21st century.

  • My idea is to create custom drapes throughout the house. I'd sew complementary fabrics (in different textures)into large vertical stripes. Every other stripe would be embroidered as well as the valance or soffit. The motif would be determined by which room the drapes would hang, and the colors and fabric used. For my lanai, I'd create grommeted curtains with a medium weight fabric, enhanced with embroidery on a 6" border on the top and a 12" border on the bottom. Matching embroidered tie backs would attach the curtains to existing posts. The embroidery would be in colors that coordinate with the pool blue, the sun, sky and surrounding flowers and greenery. This would soften the look of the lanai making it more like an outside room. Thanks for the opportunity to make my vision come true.

  • I would like to make classic embroided place settings for different holidays of the year.

  • I teach first grade. My first project would be to make rag quilts for my next year's first grade students. Their quilts would include their embroidered name to identify their property, and would be used to get cozy while practicing their reading skills.

  • i would make a quilt for each of my kids i would want them to save and pass down to their children and future generations :)

    kathy pease
    klp1965@myfairpoint.net

  • I am 83 years young and not very crafty but my daughter just moved back home to be with me so I would share it with her. She watches your show and collects your informative ideas and products. Learning to use it together would be a wonderful use of quality time together. We could first make items for our church fair!

  • approved.

  • Creations galore!!! What fun to have the Singer Fututa to use with my family to embellish beach towels, sew crafts,doll clothes and people outfits too!! Thanks. Pax!

  • My first project will be making and monogramming pillows, window treatments, and other decorations to enhance the decorum of this 1915 era bungalow which my husband and I are in the process of restoring as our retirement home.

  • I have two of the most beautiful grand daughter that you could ever wish for! My first project would be look-a-like sundresses with lady bugs as that is their mothers theam in their room. simons49@i29.net

  • I would start making embroidered personalized gifts for my family and friends. I could start making Holiday decorations and gifts as well.

  • My first project will be to embroider the honor stole for my daughter's graduation in May. She decided after many years to return to university and will hopefully have a teaching position this fall. I have two granddaughters to sew for also and embroidering on their clothing will be a added bonus.

  • What I would do is hand it over to my 13 year-old daughter that will be starting high school next fall @ Design & Architecture Senior High. She's a talented artist & has decided to pursue Fashion Design. We are very proud of her achievements so far.

  • I would make a summer dress for my daughter!

  • After recently being retired, you have now inspired me to go back to sewing. My first project will be a bed dust ruffle.

  • I would use the Futura to embroider the names on the baptismal stoles that I usually hand sew for my church.

  • The first project made on this machine would be one that my granddaughter would choose to make when I taught her to sew.

  • A sewing machine like this would open new worlds for me. My granddaughter loves turtles so I’ve dreamed of making a special quilt, one where she can lift the shells and find surprise images underneath. A machine like this would allow me to create this and other treasures.

  • I will love to share a craft project with my daughter, creating timeless keepsakes for her to shre with her children some day. thanx, tam

  • My first project would be to make and embroider a dress for my Granddaughter,and then something special for my Grandsons!

  • Project #1: Beautiful, boudoir pillow slip covers using all the accouterments of the Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine.

  • What a marvelous machine! The first thing I would want to make with it would be one of my "Hope Annie" dolls. These are raggedy anne dolls, which I make to sell and use part of the sales proceeds to help our local Relay for Life team to benefit Cancer Research. I would be able to offer dolls that were personally monogrammed and that would make the dolls even more special than what they are. Thanks ♥

  • I've been at home recovering from surgery for the past month and a half, and watching Martha's show has been such an inspiration. The very first project I would do would be the embroidery, to make a piece that can be passed from generations in our family.

  • I created my own children's Halloween costumes when they were little. The sewing maching I used is now over 40 years old! With a new machine I could continue the tradition with my new grandchild...

  • What a wonderful contest! I have wanted this sewing/embroidery machine since it first came out but just before it debuted, I purchased the Singer Curvy (which I LOVE)so I'd be thrilled to win this one. As an avid fabric crafter, I've always loved the idea of having my own embroidery machine. My first project would be a set of monogrammed and embroidered burp cloths for my baby girl due to arrive in July. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • MAKE KITCHEN CURTAINS FIRST AND GET BUSY AND MAKE MONOGRAM PILLOWS FOR EVERY MEMBER OF MY FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS.

  • I would love to add embroidery flourishes to pillows and sachets to use as gifts...something personal and handmade in the tradition of my late mother who did it all by hand.

  • My first project would be sewing any gift items with my mother Donna. She lost sight in her right eye this year and time would be precious with her to sew away and share our gifts with family and friends. We would enjoy sewing on the Singer Futura sewing machine. Happy Spring to Martha and her staff.

    Fondly,

    Carol Janis

  • What I have dreamed of doing . . . embroidering on the clothing I make for my grandchildren. I would never have to worry about buttonholes again. The Singer Futura CE 250 Embroidery and Sewing Machine will give everything life, dimension, and enable the power of my own creativity.

  • I am so excited at the possibility of winning a machine with the trusted name of Singer. I would love to have an embroidery/sewing machine. This machine would provide endless creative possibilities for my crafting, home decorating, clothing, and developing my own designs using today's technology.

  • My husband returned home recently from fighting the war in Iraq-He came home injured and is now disabled-he loves to sew and always said he would love to learn to embroder.

    We are sponsering a family from Iraq to live with us-One is a little child-everyong already knows all about Martha in our house.They are amazed at her and all the kind things she does for people.Any ways- i would love to win this for my husband because he really needs something to focus on and enjoy.thank you for considering us for this beautiful gift.

    much love

  • If I were lucky enough to win this machine I would use it to start a creative business. I am an avid crafter and mother of 4...twin boys in heaven and twin girls who just turned one. After loosing my babies my sister carried our girls for us. Just before they were born my position of 10 years was eliminated. I was the primary income. After the loss of our children and wonderful gift of a family from my amazing sister-I decided my next professional move would be doing something I am passionate about. I would love, love, love to have this machine to help launch that business.

  • this would be a BIG HELP, I am starting a foundation to educate children about animal abuse. my daughter is sadened by the adds she see's on t.v, she wants to do something to change peoples attituds, and she wants to make shirts, hats, and bags to promote her foundation, she wants to start. KAAA Kids Against Animal Abuse. would love to come and give away what we make with this great machine, to promote our new foundation. Love your show!! Great work. Debbie and Khali.

  • I would love to sew some pajama pants for my family or some baby blankets to donate to an organization. Something simple to start...I'm not a great seamstress, but my Mom is and she could give me some great instruction.

  • I play cards with 6 ladies and I always give them a little gift on holidays. I would use this machine to embroider monograms on a towel or napkins,etc. for them. I could think of many many more projects also.

  • The first project I would make is a colorful cellphone holder - I'm always misplacing my phone.

  • The first thing I would do with the machine is give it to my mom! Sewing has always been a huge part of my mom's life and her elderly Singer recently stitched it's last stitch :( I know winning this machine and giving it to my amazing mom would bring her all the joy and happiness in the world!

  • I would continue making fleece coats for rescue dogs!

  • I would use this to make and monogram Christmas stockings for my family. I already already started by over-dying an old army blanket into a nice cheery red. Green initials would really make them pop

  • As an individual who loves crafting, my first project I will create on the Singer Futura embroidery sewing machine will be an antique silk patchwork scarf for a dear friend.

  • The first project I would make is a colorful cellphone holder ' I{m always misplacing my phone.

  • I have had my machine for 25 years and it is starting to not work properly. It would be great to learn machine embroidery. My project would be throw pillows for my couch. (patchwork design on them)

  • My sister-in-law and I are working on cook books for her kids and grandkids, my sister and my neices. We want to make covers for each one and personalize each one with embroidery. We are putting in old family recipies and family favorites handed down from the generations.

  • i would sew some clothes for me starting with the awesome wrap skirt from the new martha sewing book. i have been losing weight recently and need some new spring/summer clothes. Thanks for the great giveaway and the inspiration to get crafty!

  • I am a mother to two year old twin daughters and I have always wanted a way to be able to embroider all their identical blankets and toys with their initials and to costomize all the blankets and outfits I make for them.

  • We have a new baby on the way and my older daughter wants to dress as twins. This way I can make them matching outfits!

  • I would love a Singer Futura to make some stylish doggie accessories and help my two little dogs look more NYC chic. The Futura would help me create natty kerchiefs with fancy stitching and embroidered initials. And that would just be the beginning - the possibilities would be endless.

    Congrats to The Craft Dept Blog on their first year!

  • Using this wonderful machine, I would teach teenagers more about the great art of crafting, and living frugally (such as making your own clothing). Martha needs to spread her great knowledge over to Canada, and I am looking to do that.

  • I'd be able to make more of my fancy little, embroidered bags, sell them and help support my family. This machine looks awesome!

  • My first project will be a prom dress ensemble complete with matching jewelry and of course an embroidered wrap that would be donated to wonderful organization that provides dresses to those who are unable to purchase them. Winning this machine would pay of itself over and over again.

  • I would love to make a family heritage tree quilt for my grandchild as my first project with the Singer Futura Embroidery Sewing Machine.

  • Wow! I would make some monogrammed linens for my table. How fun!

  • We do a lot of sewing. Would love to try machine embroidery!

  • I would start with napkins, then pillows for everything, and finish with some clothes. This machine would be a miracle.

  • My daughter loves to play dress up with any accessory she can find, I would love to make pretty little purses for her and her best friend with their initials and all the little embellishments.

  • The first thing that I would do with this machine is start making doll clothes for my daughters. My parents bought me a sewing machine 11years ago, I have used it since. I have made clothes for my children, have sewed on many girl scout badges,as well as many other things. I would love a new machine but simply cant afford it! I also think my two girl scout troops would love to use it and earn some sewing badges with it! It would be greatly used and appreciated!

  • I re-purpose clothing for myself and my family. This machine would add a new dimension to the projects.

  • As a new quilter, I am so excited about all there is to learn. I love to sew things and would love to be able to add more to what I make. I would like to make a baby quilt and clothes for my niece's new baby.

  • I would use my Futura to make my daughter wonderfully embellished clothes. At age 7, almost 8, she has taken to helping me design and sew her own clothes. The Futura would be wonderful for adding beautiful embroidery embellishments to out creations.

  • The first thing I'd with this amazing machine would be spring dresses for my sweet little nieces... and then maybe some embrodiered pillows... and some embrodiered quilt squares... oh the things I could make with this machine!!

  • I would sew and embroider pillows for my new house.

  • Oh, the ideas I have. Would love, love, love to have this machine. The first thing I would embroider would be my new set of egyptian cotton sheets, then on to my bathrooms for some great looking towels.

  • The first craft project I would make with amazing machine would be monogrammed blankets, bibs and burp clothes for my 1st nephew.....coming this July!

  • I will make designs for project my husband and I are working on - organic bamboo made t-shirts - we will design what will be ON the t-shirts.

  • I would make a special teddy bear for my first child who is due in July. He has been prenatally diagnosed with a heart defect and will need open heart surgery. The teddy bear will be his coming home gift!

  • I left a comment a few minutes ago-I would like to add that my husbands first project would be monograming-bath room and bedroom acessories-towels-sheets pillow cases-wall hangings-blankets-shower curtain-the list is endless...

  • I was taught to sew by watching my grandmother make quilts and sew our clothers. My mother could make dresses for us without a pattern, I've always joked if it has a needle I can do it, it's in my genes, I like Martha learned the finer points of sewing in school. My first project would be for the little girls in my family (grandchildren and great-grandchildren)I am so disappointed that there are not many "little girl" patterns and ready made cloths for girls, to me it seems they are all for teenager girls not 2 to 8 year olds. I would go back about 40-50 years ago when little girls looked like children not members of rock groups. I have wanted a machin like this for years, I have my old (45 years)standard Kenmore which I still use along with a young (22 year old) Singer surge for my sewing needs. Thank you for this offer and God Bless

  • I would love to have this machine to personalize and create fashionable boutique style clothes for my 6-month old daughter...and maybe even sell some of my unique creations for other beautiful babies!

  • I am pregnant with my first child - a daughter. I do not currently have a sewing machine, and have a limited budget (my husband and I are both teachers in California!) When I was a child, my clothes and toys were mostly hand-made. I would love to have the Singer Futura to make and embellish toys, clothes, and gifts for my daughter. And give her the same love for hand-crafted sewing that I have! Thanks!

  • My mom is wanting to teach me to sew. She has cancer really bad and said that this is one thing that she wants to do before something happens to her. The sewing machine that we have is ld and skips stiches so we're having a hard time of it.She has always done for me and now I would love to be able to give something back to her.God Bless, Sissie Mauldin 37 Commerce, TX.

  • I would use the advanced designs and embroidery to enhance the sewing I do to make stoles, prayer shawls, and other gifts for retired and retiring clergy and other spiritual workers.

  • Wow! A machine that can embroider! I would first embroider my towels...ALL OF THEM! I would also like to put my hubby's initial on his favorite bathrobe. This machine looks amazing! May we all have one please! LOL!

  • The first project that I would make is a series of Sun Bonnet Sue pillow tops for my friends' grand-daughters, and pillow cases for the local Pediatric Hospice kids.

  • I would use it to make & embroider my daughter's wedding dress!

  • I would love to make monogrammed items for the new house my son is buying and for my engaged daughter for wedding gifts.

  • The first item I would make would be a beautiful embroidered dress for my great niece who is 5 years old. She loves to wear dresses and skirts and would rather wear them instead of pants or jeans. She is so girly. She would love a dress like this.

  • The first thing I would make if I had this machine is something for my 13yr old daughter and my 5 yr old granddaughter. something personalized with their name on it or whatever my teenage daughter would like.

  • I have several sewing projects currently, but to be able to do some very special damask patterned pillows with this machine would be awesome. I want to add patterns to my jeans and blouses too.

  • My first project will be embroidering my daughters christmas stocking. I searched high and low to find a stocking that matched my husbands and mine. I finally found one on Ebay but no one would embroider it for me no matter where I went. My daughter is 9 months old , you can see her blog at the website link. I would really like to have her name on her stocking this christmas as we were unable to get it done for her first christmas.

  • I have been thinking of ways to generate income. One of my ideas included a sewing machine. I'd started to look at the newer sewing machines and decided to cut costs and pulled out my 25 year old machine. I'd love a machine with all the bells and whistles.

  • If I won this machine, it would replace a Sears machine purchased in 1960, the heaviest machine in the World. I would teach my granddaughter to sew as she is very into fashion as a 14 year old and teach my 3 year old granddaughter to decorate her room. And - may they both could teach me how to run the more technical parts of the new machine.

  • My first project if I were to win this fabulous Futura sewing machine would be to make make clothes for the folks in Haiti because they need all the help that they can get and I would be more than happy to help them out.

  • I don't have grandchildren (yet) but have three sons with three great gals, and a 3 1/2 yr old I borrow to practice on, so I would be able to sew for all for them, probably starting with scarfs for them to try different features and get the hang of such a great machine. This would be great for getting me set up to give gifts for years to come.

  • I would love to make some craft aprons, I always seem to make quiet the mess when I'm crafting. I have some really fun oil cloth waiting for a machine.

  • I would LOVE to be able to make things for all my children and grandchildren with the Singer Machine!! I do crafts and needlepoint, and being able to monogram projects would be the ultimate finishing touch. Almost like Martha herself!!
    Joyce Walker Chambers, Worcester, PA

  • I am newly engaged and would love to begin making embroidered gifts for the people that I will be relying on to help make my big day special. Beautiful hankies, hairbands, coin purses, I'll embroider them all!

  • and after the wedding I would use it to embroider the baby's christening gown!

  • When I saw the machine, the first thing that went through my mind was to embroider a wrestling mask (luchador style) onto a t-shirt or a sweater. Blues and golds and reds... I like weird things. :)

  • I am passionate about machine embroidery. My world revolves around embroidery machines so much so that my husband is getting hooked on it!

  • I would sew together the lining for a felted knitting
    bag that I made.

  • I want to make a quilt with squares from our old jeans for my sons room. He would absolutely love it.

  • I would make a Beautiful Dress for my 6yr old daughter and then do my kids halloween costumes, pillows,blankets etc. I would really love to win this amazing machine!!!

  • I would make a quilt.

  • This machine will let me sew handfuls of tshirts with embroidered pictures and words for my 14 month (and growing!) boy, and three teen girls and other nieces and nephews.

  • I would use my machine to make a car seat cover for my sister who is expecting her second child and first girl in May!

  • I'd use this machine to make a baby quilt for my best friend Julie, who is expecting her first (a boy) in August. I've already picked the fabric and it would be so great to add embroidery too. Thanks Crafts Dept! (I'm going to make some of those stuffed easter eggs tonight.)

  • What a fabulous machine! I would love to try my hand at making individual aprons for my nieces,sisters and mom. I can also imagine some great applications for kids clothes- really the ideas are endless.

  • My wife has me hooked on machine embroidery. I would love to have my own machine so I'm not borrowing hers. She gets a little protective. lol

  • I work with youth, so I would use the Futura to get another generation excited about sewing!

  • I would give it to my loving wife to use. She loves crafting, Martha and giving. She would find fantastic ways to use it, as she has every idea she has ever stolen from Martha.

  • I would use the new Futura to make items for my 2 "grandgirls". When my children were young and I was making all of their clothes, I first used the old Singer tredle machine and then I graduated to a Singer that I used for many years. I have paid someone else recently to make monogrammed bibs for the girls but I would so love to be able to create for them myself. This would just be the beginning and the thought of all the possibilities is just over whelming. Thank you for the opportunity. :)

  • I am recovering from ankle surgery and will be unable to walk and be wheelchair-bound for about 4 months. Sooooo...I would LOVE to have a new diversion while I go through this long recovery. I love to sew and have always done hand embroidery...so for my first project, I would try machine monograming--maybe towels or napkins.
    m

  • I'd make a quilt as a bridal present for my future sister in law for her special day in November.

  • If I were to win the Futura sewing machine, my first project would be my first project EVER! I am definitely more skilled at cooking than at sewing and crafts. Since getting pregnant with my second child, I find myself watching more of Martha than ever, and I would love to get her new sewing book and do the projects for kids, something great for the new baby. I need a sewing machine first!

  • I would start with making clothes for the upcoming babies in the family as well as making quilts for the patients being treated at the Fox Chase Cancer Center where I volunteer. They are always in need of quilts and blankets and this would make it easier to accomplish the chore.

  • I think I would like to make some quilts for my
    Grandchildren's rooms in their favorite charactors.

  • What a fantastic sewing machine. The first thing I would do would be to design and embroider a cool martial art themed t-shirt for an upcoming event. This machine looks a designers dream. So many possibilities.

  • I am going to make stuffed animals for my soon to be nieces/nephews. My sister and my brother's wife are both pregnant. I would be able to create and personalize their bears easily. I was also considering making a quilt for them.

  • I love crafting. If I had this machine I would embroider a kitchen ensemble with dishtowels,potholders, towel toppers and maybe an apron. I know I would use the Singer almost every day.
    Crossing my fingers.
    Thank You
    Bev

  • I am in the process of redecorating my bedroom and I would love to make and embroidery some new pillows for my bed. Thanks for the chance!

  • I would make mongramed towels and pillows for the perfect, personalized gift for everyone! Sounds like a great machine for a guy that likes gagets!

  • I have been sewing for more years than I care to admit to! I've sewn for myself and both of my children. I love doing crafts with sewing, gluing or whatever it takes. I will be a great grandmother in July and would love to have a new machine to also sew for the great grandchild! The machine you are giving away would be a wonderful machine to own and use.

  • I would love to make quilts and matching linens for the women in my family. Maybe a beautiful skirt? Christmas stockings? I could go on and on!

  • I'm getting married next week and have been working with my Aunt and her machine to transform my mother's wedding dress into a stylish updated dress. With the Futura, I'd hope to continue with the skills I have learned from my aunt, designing and sewing dresses and gowns.

  • my first project would be to learn how to use a sewing machine........

  • Ooooh La. La. I would love this machine to monogram everything I own. Ok, not everything, but how fun!

  • I wouldn't make anything. I would like to win this for my wife who is a retired teacher and loves to sew and do crafts.

  • Honestly, my first project would probably be to make myself a new set pajamas and some clothes.

  • This would be my first embroidery machine ever. Using the Singer Futura CE-250 Embroidery Machine I would continue to sew & quilt for my family with added personal touch to make the projects uniquely their own.

  • I love combining sewing and paper crafts, like my zigzag stitch on my handmade wedding invitations. My first project with my Singer Futura would be thank you cards for my wedding guests! I'd use the same font as I used on my invitations to put a big, beautiful Thank You on some cotton card stock cards. I hope I win because this would be an awesome wedding present!
    Thank you,
    Kathryn

  • I would make a lovely quilt with all the fabric from old clothes (that have been well loved and are past their prime, but I cannot bear to part with because of all the memories they hold).

  • The first thing I would make would be personalized pillows for my mother, sisters and aunts in my family to celebrate our family heritage. I would also like to make them all something special to let them know how much I love and cherish them and their familes.

  • I love great dish towels! I would make special dishtowels for my own kitchen and for friends with different words and embellishments added to each one.

  • There is so much things to do and this website and Martha Stewart new book are so rich of ideas. I'm not a sewing expert, so I'll certainly start with simple and unique projects for my home (curtains, pillows.....).I'd love to have this machine because the possibilities are endless and it's a good tool to learn an progress.

  • I'm currently working on a charity quilt for young children undergoing cancer treatment. I would love to be able to embellish it with designs from this sewing machine.

  • I would make dresses for my two granddaughters ages 3 1/2 and 1. I love to sew, but my sewing machine isn't what I would like it to be. I have sewn since I was in 6th grade--made a skirt on a Singer. I have a degree in Home Ec.

  • i just posted and didn't read well. I didn't realize that I need to post what my first project would be. With 4 boys in the house I would like to embroider their names on each towel so they have their own towel and it would stop fights over the towels.

  • The first project I would take on is making a beautiful blanket for my new grandchildren (one on the way).

  • If I was chosen to win this unbelievable machine I would make special items for the NICU. I have been making quilts for the babies for about 5 years but I get tired of the few embroidery design sizes available. To be able to hook it up to my computer and adjust the designs would make it fun again. I could also add designs do the tiny fleece hats I make for the babies.(the Doctors love them) Thank you for all your great work and PLEASE keep it up. MORE CRAFTS!

  • This machine is great!!! I would make some blankets for my nieces and my friends son with a lovely monogram. Once I do that who know what other ideas I will get. This would be such a fun machine to own.

  • As another dog lover, Martha, you can understand why I need this machine. Every year I donate jean jackets that I have decorated to the Havanese Club and Havanese Rescue to be auctioned off to raise funds for these wonderful dogs. Doing it by hand limits my creativity and thus the amount they can bring in! Help the Havanese puppers by giving me this machine. I can send pictures of the jackets I have previously done. My brain is going crazy thinking of what I can design with this machine!!
    Karen and her Havanese Lilli

  • The first project that i would make will be an embroidered blanket for my grand niece on the name of my mother who passed away in 1998 and did get to meet her great grandkinds. I happens that this little girl would be my brother's grand daughter; my brother was murdered in 1978 and did not get to see his grandkids either.

  • I would embroider my not-for-profit logo onto shirts for the special needs children with whom I work! They would be delighted!

  • I'd love to use the machine to try my hand at embroidery!! I'd start with some towels, but also have some cute ideas for t-shirt gifts!

  • I love great dish towels. I would make special dish towels for my own kitchen and for friends with different words and embellishmentments on each one.

  • I would love to learn how to sew but the first thing I would do is give it away to my sister-in-law who has 4 kids and makes amazing things for them. She made a doll complete with outfit for her daughter at Christmas. She is unable to afford a new machine and I would love to surprise her with one. I would love to make personalized totes and some of the stuff animals I've seen on Martha!

  • My first project would be blankets for disabled ones especially friends & family which I have alot of including my husband who are in wheelchairs & who are homebound. I myself have many autoimmune diseases and love to sew and do crafts it keeps my mind occupied as a caregiver. I would use this futura singer machine to give good gifts of love to others!

  • My grandaughter's very active with Girl Scouts and she's quite the little athlete. This wonderful machine will help her troup earn their sewing badges. Texas is a sports paradise. Every softball, soccer, baseball, football team needs caps and shirts embroided. Perfect for Scout fundraising and a little business education!

  • I just saw the initial surrounded by laurel boughs on MSL! If I were to win this machine, I would make a set of guest towels for my new home! I would also love to take sewing lessons!

  • After reading some of the other peoples comments I wasn't sure of what to say, they all sounded great!
    I too would like to embroider and do monograming, also I attained my sewing machine at a garage sale so it dosen't do a whole lot so this sewing machine sounds wonderfull..I also do scapbooking and would like to incorporate what I could do with this machine into it as well, but right now I think I need a spellchecker!!!

  • I just had my second daughter (15 months after the first) and I would love to embroider their initials on their clothes and other belongings so I could tell them apart!

  • having been a sewer for over 40 years, this would allow me to turn my old machine over to my daughter and I might just start a monogram business. I would love to make a christening gown.

  • If I were to win the machine I would renew my imagination by concentrating on those things that are made for animals. Our little friends need attention. There are so many things out there just waiting to be made. Something from nothing, how wonderful.

  • I used to sew a lot as a teenager and young adult. Then life happened. Now that I've been encouraged to start my own business and start sewing again. I would love to have that machine to begin again. I have an old singer inside of a table it's really old fashioned. My grandmother gave it to my mom and she gave it to me. I would love to win this wonderful machine. How do I apply?

  • The first project I would make with this wonderful machine is a quilt for charity. Sewing and quilting is a talent that I can share with others. I can takes scraps of fabric and make something that will give comfort to someone.

  • This would be fantastic for a couple of projects I've been putting off. One is a new canopy for my patio swing. Another is new curtains for my bedrooms. I plan to do matching throw pillows for the rooms in which I put curtains and I need new cushions for the patio swing as well. I can't wait to have it all shaped up for summer and this would speed up the process!

  • My mom is teaching my three daughters to quilt. They would love to have this machine to make designs on their fabric.

  • My sister is pregnant with her first child. I would like to set my sister up by making her a baby blanket and pillow with the baby's initials, and the baby's first embroidered christmas stocking. She is my best friend and I would like to give her something my mother would have if she was still here.

  • If I had a machine such as this,I would embroider towels and give them out as gifts to my kid's teachers to thank them for helping my kids succeed. I would also make a quilt for my Grandmother who is 96 years young and a real joy.