Copyright (c) 2014 ThreadsMagazine.com en-us Threads - MaryRay's posts Threads - MaryRay's posts http://www.threadsmagazine.com/profile/MaryRay Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:11:26 -0500 Threads - MaryRay's posts Threads - MaryRay's posts http://www.threadsmagazine.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.threadsmagazine.com/profile/MaryRay <![CDATA[Underlining with Fusible Interfacing]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37444/underlining-with-fusible-interfacing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37444/underlining-with-fusible-interfacing Underlining with Fusible Interfacing Posted by MaryRay
Excellent fusible products make underlining a breeze and give your fabric and garments a boost. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Salvage Your Selvages]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37390/how-to-salvage-your-selvages http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37390/how-to-salvage-your-selvages How to Salvage Your Selvages Posted by MaryRay
A good selvage is like a bonus with your fabric purchase. Learn nine clever and creative ways to use fabric edges. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sew Better with Staystitching Fundamentals]]> Mon, 19 May 2014 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36859/sew-better-with-staystitching-fundamentals http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36859/sew-better-with-staystitching-fundamentals Sew Better with Staystitching Fundamentals Posted by MaryRay
Although one of my favorite parts of sewing is creating interesting surface design, I’m well aware that it’s the underpinning steps in the process that make a garment truly successful and wearable. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Sweater Using Knitted Fabrics]]> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33909/how-to-sew-a-sweater-using-knitted-fabrics http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33909/how-to-sew-a-sweater-using-knitted-fabrics How to Sew a Sweater Using Knitted Fabrics Posted by MaryRay
Combine a knit fabric with a knitted scarf to make a sweater using a sewing machine and hand-sewing needle. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make Lace From Scraps]]> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32414/make-lace-from-scraps http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32414/make-lace-from-scraps Make Lace From Scraps Posted by MaryRay
Create a fabulous openwork fabric. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Use Slot Seams to Embellish Garments]]> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31698/use-slot-seams-to-embellish-garments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31698/use-slot-seams-to-embellish-garments Use Slot Seams to Embellish Garments Posted by MaryRay
Use slot seams creatively for surface design. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Vintage Blouse Embellished with Soutache Braid]]> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29739/a-vintage-blouse-embellished-with-soutache-braid http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29739/a-vintage-blouse-embellished-with-soutache-braid A Vintage Blouse Embellished with Soutache Braid Posted by MaryRay
Looking at vintage garments can inspire your sewing and can be a great teaching tool. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Combining Fabric Weaves and Weights]]> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 10:42:54 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28239/combining-fabric-weaves-and-weights http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28239/combining-fabric-weaves-and-weights Combining Fabric Weaves and Weights Posted by MaryRay
Create a stir with garments that combine textures, prints, fibers, and weaves. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Turn Your Special Textiles into Something Special to Wear]]> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26124/turn-your-special-textiles-into-something-special-to-wear http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26124/turn-your-special-textiles-into-something-special-to-wear Turn Your Special Textiles into Something Special to Wear Posted by MaryRay
Here's a way to make a garment from pieces of home textiles and preserve some memories at the same time. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Restyle a Straight Skirt]]> Sat, 24 Mar 2012 13:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25256/how-to-restyle-a-straight-skirt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25256/how-to-restyle-a-straight-skirt How to Restyle a Straight Skirt Posted by MaryRay
Take a straight skirt from plain to fabulous with a little inspiration. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Add Texture to a Garment with a Variation of Strip Piecing]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 16:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22838/add-texture-to-a-garment-with-a-variation-of-strip-piecing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22838/add-texture-to-a-garment-with-a-variation-of-strip-piecing Add Texture to a Garment with a Variation of Strip Piecing Posted by MaryRay
Although beautiful fabric can always stand alone, sometimes it’s fun to play with it and create an entirely new surface. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Textured Vest]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 10:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22569/how-to-sew-a-textured-vest http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22569/how-to-sew-a-textured-vest How to Sew a Textured Vest Posted by MaryRay
This bohemian-style vest is cute, comfortable, and super quick to make. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Piece a Binding then Machine Applique it in Place ]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 14:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19036/piece-a-binding-then-machine-applique-it-in-place http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19036/piece-a-binding-then-machine-applique-it-in-place Piece a Binding then Machine Applique it in Place  Posted by MaryRay
It’s a great way to add a creative and decorative finish to any edge. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Shape a Sleeve with this Easy Fold-Over Placket]]> Mon, 08 Aug 2011 03:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19020/shape-a-sleeve-with-this-easy-fold-over-placket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19020/shape-a-sleeve-with-this-easy-fold-over-placket Shape a Sleeve with this Easy Fold-Over Placket Posted by MaryRay
You can use this trick when you’re making something from scratch or when you want to alter an existing garment. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pintuck a Ruffle ]]> Tue, 31 May 2011 14:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19048/pintuck-a-ruffle http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19048/pintuck-a-ruffle Pintuck a Ruffle Posted by MaryRay
A deep ruffle at the bottom of a skirt keeps the fullness away from the hips. Replace gathers with pintucks for a flounce that's less fussy. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Facing a Facing]]> Mon, 07 Feb 2011 13:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17861/facing-a-facing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17861/facing-a-facing Facing a Facing Posted by MaryRay
The inside edges of facings might be for your eyes only, but you still want them to look clean and pretty. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Create Fashionable Quilted Garments]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 16:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22818/create-fashionable-quilted-garments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22818/create-fashionable-quilted-garments Create Fashionable Quilted Garments Posted by MaryRay
Create soft, supple, lightweight, and shapely garments in which the quilting lines serve as embellishment and detail. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Choose the Right Batting for Quilted Garments]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 13:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22779/choose-the-right-batting-for-quilted-garments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22779/choose-the-right-batting-for-quilted-garments Choose the Right Batting for Quilted Garments Posted by MaryRay
Here are some tips for choosing matching your batting to your project. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Keep These Seam Finishes in Your Bag of Tricks]]> Thu, 09 Dec 2010 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17228/keep-these-seam-finishes-in-your-bag-of-tricks http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17228/keep-these-seam-finishes-in-your-bag-of-tricks Keep These Seam Finishes in Your Bag of Tricks Posted by MaryRay
Here are a couple of simple and efficient ways to beautifully finish seams. ]]>
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<![CDATA[3 Neat Edge Finishes for the Sleeveless Styles of Summer]]> Mon, 21 Jun 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14530/3-neat-edge-finishes-for-the-sleeveless-styles-of-summer http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14530/3-neat-edge-finishes-for-the-sleeveless-styles-of-summer 3 Neat Edge Finishes for the Sleeveless Styles of Summer Posted by MaryRay
Lightweight fabrics require light finishes. Here are some you’ll want to try. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Trimming Tricks]]> Mon, 29 Mar 2010 09:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/12921/trimming-tricks http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/12921/trimming-tricks Trimming Tricks Posted by MaryRay
For beautifully faced edges, you need to eliminate bulk. It’s not glamorous, but a few simple steps produce amazing results. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Minimalist Finish for No-Fray Fabrics]]> Mon, 14 Dec 2009 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/9476/a-minimalist-finish-for-no-fray-fabrics http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/9476/a-minimalist-finish-for-no-fray-fabrics A Minimalist Finish for No-Fray Fabrics Posted by MaryRay
Sometimes it’s best to let the fabric do the talking and with just a little help it can turn into a stunning oration. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Machine Quilt a Supple and Stylish Garment, Part II]]> Thu, 03 Dec 2009 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/10675/machine-quilt-a-supple-and-stylish-garment-part-ii http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/10675/machine-quilt-a-supple-and-stylish-garment-part-ii Machine Quilt a Supple and Stylish Garment, Part II Posted by MaryRay
Finishing touches, both inside and out, will take your quilted garment to the next level. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/10675/machine-quilt-a-supple-and-stylish-garment-part-ii
<![CDATA[Machine Quilt a Supple and Stylish Garment ]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2009 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/9459/machine-quilt-a-supple-and-stylish-garment http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/9459/machine-quilt-a-supple-and-stylish-garment Machine Quilt a Supple and Stylish Garment Posted by MaryRay
Here’s a way to eliminate the bulk and accentuate the detail when you make a quilted jacket. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Cover Snaps for that Touch of Couture ]]> Mon, 19 Oct 2009 08:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/9484/how-to-cover-snaps-for-that-touch-of-couture http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/9484/how-to-cover-snaps-for-that-touch-of-couture How to Cover Snaps for that Touch of Couture Posted by MaryRay
When large snaps are called for, covering them with fabric takes your project to another level. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Satin Stitch Adds Elegant Detail to Quilts and Garments]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2009 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/8482/a-satin-stitch-adds-elegant-detail-to-quilts-and-garments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/8482/a-satin-stitch-adds-elegant-detail-to-quilts-and-garments A  Satin Stitch Adds Elegant Detail to Quilts and Garments Posted by MaryRay
When you want to add a little zing to the surface of your project, sometimes the simplest stitch gives the best results. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Create Perfectly Mitered Corners ]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2009 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7438/create-perfectly-mitered-corners http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7438/create-perfectly-mitered-corners Create Perfectly Mitered Corners Posted by MaryRay
If you love precise, crisp edges – this technique is for you. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Visit to Waechter's Fine Fabrics in Asheville, NC]]> Fri, 12 Jun 2009 11:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7437/a-visit-to-waechters-fine-fabrics-in-asheville-nc http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7437/a-visit-to-waechters-fine-fabrics-in-asheville-nc A Visit to Waechter's Fine Fabrics in Asheville, NC Posted by MaryRay
Waechters is not only a great resource for fabrics, buttons, patterns, and more – it’s fabulous eye candy and a wonderful place to go for inspiration and education. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7437/a-visit-to-waechters-fine-fabrics-in-asheville-nc
<![CDATA[Do You Have a Sewing Question for Threads?]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2009 12:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4761/do-you-have-a-sewing-question-for-threads http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4761/do-you-have-a-sewing-question-for-threads MaryRay
Threads tries to cover all the bases, but if you have a question about anything sewing related and would like help from the experts -- here's your chance. ]]>
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