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Who is your favorite Threads author?

Jul 23, 2010

This year we are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Threads magazine. Which of the talented contributors to Threads magazine has inspired you most over the past 25 years?

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  1. deemail August 2nd

    I have learned so much from David Page Coffin. There is just the tiniest little difficulty in admitting that a man is my favorite sewing author. After all, this is one field about which we women usually know best.

    One of my favorite things about sewing is to sit down to one of my treadles and make a quilt block or repair a pair of jeans (nothing sews 4-6 layers of denim better than a hundred year old treadle) and to feel that I am continuing a tradition that many other women took part in during the last century. To imagine what the first owner made or created and then to whom she left the machine. I love to consider what that woman learned at her mother's knee and then what she passed on to her daughters. None of my antique machines (I have 22) came from my family so these women only have sewing in common with me.

    I also love quilting and part of that love is the history involved...women's history! But yet, here is this really interesting article about collars...and collar stays, and how to make them lay perfectly. The seaming, grading, pressing, topstitching, cutting interesting layouts for stripes and plaids, and they are all being detailed by a man!

    I bought the whole book on shirtmaking the second I first saw it and it has never failed to teach me something new. Every time I get it out to refresh my memory about one thing, I will find another detail that I hadn't noticed before. I love all my Taunton Threads books, the ones on Jackets, Serging, Trims, etc., but the one I have referred to the most often is Shirtmaking, by David Page Coffin.

  2. User avater psfws1963 August 2nd

    psfws1963 writes i don't have a favorate author in threads magazine. A lot of the auther's have pretty good ideas. I like the zipper's,the jacket on gusset, the circular flower and all the others. It's been very helpfull to me to see all the different sewing projects. posted: 11:51pm on aug. 2nd

  3. kellyinla July 26th

    Appreciate every one -- but Kenneth D. King is my favorite. Someone gave me their well-loved VHS tapes of the TV show "Sewing Today" the same year I got my first serger, the same year I first started reading Threads, and I've been a fan ever since. I especially love his tailoring how-tos (my interlined jacket from Threads #135 is my favorite garment ever).

  4. User avater exalto July 26th

    Stephanie Corinna Goddard--great articles, meticulously thought-out projects. Can you bring her back? I was lucky enough to take two classes with her at Madeline Shepperson's Quilt-n-Stuff (now gone) in Alexandria, Virginia. They were the best classes I've ever taken.

  5. Margie Rose July 26th

    With all of this information on zippers, I would really like to see how to sew in an invisible zipper. I have an expensive pair of pants to alter that have one and I am at a loss as to how to do it. I bought a specialty foot and I am ready, but could use some tips. Thanks. You know the more one learns the more questions one has.

  6. User avater KimsIdleHands July 26th

    Sorry, can't choose just one. EAch one has their own tips and tricks that I love.

  7. User avater KimsIdleHands July 26th

    Sorry, can't choose just one. EAch one has their own tips and tricks that I love.

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