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3feathers

New Orleans, LA, US
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craft interests: fashion, quilting, restyle, sewing

Member Since: 01/21/2010


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Re: Book Giveaway: The Art of the Handbag

The most incredible handbag I've seen is on the cover of your book! WoW! I love creativity and my grandkids are always challenging me by bringing me pictures of costumes they want me to make for CosPlay. It's my hobby. But this book looks awesome...perhaps a new challenge for me!

Re: Enter Threads Storage Solution Giveaway Sponsored by Go-Organize.com

Well, since we recently moved to a new home that doesn't have a sewing room for me, the possibilities are endless! I've been sewing for 50 years, and I'm a pack rat, so the transition has been difficult. This would give me a good boost into organizing. My husband hopes I win...

Re: Book Giveaway: "Patternmaking Made Easy," Third Edition by Connie Crawford

My favorite sewing projects are costumes. My grandchildren often ask for costumes that have no patterns. I love the challenge of putting it all together. Having to invent accessories is part of the fun, too. I would love to win the book since I have no idea of how to make a pattern for what's floating around in my brain!

Re: Magazine Giveaway: Threads Issue no.172

Humm,probably about the age of 10 when I was finally allowed to use the sewing machine. Before then I had to cut and drape fabric on my dolls. At age 8 I received a toy Singer sewing machine. For the last 60 years it's been my outlet for creativity. I've tried needlework, painting, knitting,and basket weaving. But I always return to fabric!!

Re: Magazine Giveaway: Threads Issue no.172

Humm,probably about the age of 10 when I was finally allowed to use the sewing machine. Before then I had to cut and drape fabric on my dolls. At age 8 I received a toy Singer sewing machine. For the last 60 years it's been my outlet for creativity. I've tried needlework, painting, knitting,and basket weaving. But I always return to fabric!!

Re: Book Giveaway: John Gillow Textiles Titles

I purchased a wonderful silk handwoven table runner while on a trip to Monti Carlo years ago. It came from a tiny village in France. The shop had an old loom with an old weaver working away. Being a bit frugal, I had to think hard about buying it, but I've treasured it for many years. No regrets. I was a bit surprised that Europe doesn't have as many fabric shops as I had imagined. The good old USA has the Mother Load!

Re: Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

A dear friend (who is an expert heirloom sewer)taught me to always let spray starch dry totally before ironing. If not, brown spots might appear.. : (

My next project is nightgowns for my 3 year-old granddaughter. What fun!!

Re: Enter to Win a One-Year Subscription to Threads!

I've purchased Threads magazine through the years and still have every one! I can always find something in each issue that gets my attention, answers my questions, or just becomes a reference book. I've got post-its flagging great articles that I just can't part with. To have my own subscription would be a dream! I've been a sewing for over 50 years and still love it!

Re: Giveaway: SewStylish Spring 2012 Fashion Sewing Guide

It would be "Copy That". I always struggle with marking fabric.

Re: DVD GIVEAWAY: Threads Magazine Archive, 1985-2011

Oh, Wow! This would be so wonderful to have! I've bought copies through the years when the budget was right. Loved everyone of them and have them lovingly stored for references. This DVD would be the complete library, and I could give my paper copies to my daughter.

Nicole Romero

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: "Quick Stuff to Sew"

I have three granddaughters who will need new Christmas dresses. And there are always great ideas in your magazine for gifts, so I won't know until I read the issue!

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Couture Sewing Techniques" by Claire B. Shaeffer

Oh my! So many tailoring facets that I'd love to learn. Bound buttonholes, professional underlining, pick stitched zippers, fitting and altering, and the list goes on! I do hope I win a copy!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Threads Sewing Guide"

This book would be a wonderful addition to my Threads collection of reference books. I started collecting them a few years ago and find them timeless! Somethings just aren't time sensitive..sewing is one of them. I love reading the articles on clothing construction and pattern alterations. This book would be great to add to the collection!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Embroidery Companion: Classic Designs for Modern Living" by Alicia Paulson

I love hand embroidery! I can be so creative to take a blank fabric and just go for it! It can be folksy or elaborate.. I love it all.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Girl's World" by Jennifer Paganelli

I would love to win this book! Granddaughter Ella was born two days ago - February 6 - and this would be perfect for future sewing projects!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Girl's World" by Jennifer Paganelli

I would LOVE to win this book! My little granddaughter, Ella, was born two days ago - February 6 - and this would be perfect for future sewing projects for her!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Embroidered Textiles" by Sheila Paine

Hand embroidery is my favorite! All types. I had my first lesson in the 7th grade at boarding school and I was hooked. Please do more articles on it so the craft isn't lost.

Re: Book Giveaway: "1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts & Tips"

Baste, baste, baste. My mother loved to do tailoring and taught me the value of basting and pressing every seam as you sew. That was many years ago and it still holds true.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Horrockses Fashions: Off-the-Peg Style in the '40s and '50s"

Wow! Perhaps I can get some ideas for using the tubs of 50's and 60's patterns I have stored! They are inherited and so interesting-I just couldn't throw them away. Classic, classic styles!

Re: Book Giveaway - Sewing For Children

First, I love Threads magazine, and your web site which is loaded with helpful articles and sewing hints. I store all of you e-letters and magazines, even the old ones! Sewing is a timeless art form.
Please enter me in the book drawing. As a grandmother of 3, I'm sure I can use it!

Re: Online Shopping and Resource Guide

Thank you so much for your yearly update of online fabric sources! and also for all of the wonderful, educational articles you so generously share with the 'sewing nation'! I have two personal favorites from your list - Fabric.com for it's awesome customer service and prices; and Adrianne's Attic for sometimes hard to find finer sewing fabrics and prices (she seems to be expanding into fun fabrics, too!).Both have served me well!