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Runa

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craft interests: embroidery, sewing

Member Since: 02/10/2009

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TARDIS Quilt

This quilt was made as a baby shower gift for a friend who is a big fan of the British shows "Dr. Who" and "Wallace & Gromit". For the TARDIS, I used the proportions listed as the...


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Re: Big Sew Stylish Giveaway: Books, Sketching Panels, Pincushions, and more!

I often am inspired by articles I see in Threads Magazine or Sew Stylish. I also enjoy reading sewing blogs to add new ideas to my arsenal of craftiness

Re: Book Giveaway: "Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations"

I would love to learn about Schiaparelli's inspirations for her garments. I find the shoe hat especially striking and amusing.

Re: Book Giveaway: "THE VICTORIAN TAILOR" by Jason Maclochlainn

I would LOVE to use this book as a reference for creating steampunk costumes for my husband. Since it contains patterns, it would simplify research into drafting patterns for Victorian style men's garments.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: "Designer Techniques"

Chanel because her designs are still considered as classic and modern today as they were when they first came out.

Re: Advice for those thinking about a career in sewing or design

After seeing Kenneth King's statement,

"you should expect to destroy several acres of fabric before you get good."

I now have a stellar excuse for my stash - I need all that fabric to ensure that I get "good" at sewing. Actually, I'm not sure if I have enough "acres of fabric". Time to run to fabric store again ;)

Re: Book Giveaway: Successful Serging

I've had a serger for years, but the only thing I've really done with it is to use it to finish the edges on fabric. I need to learn about the other more decorative uses of the machine since it's clearly underutilized these days.

Re: Book Giveaway - The Complete Photo Guide to Ribbon Crafts

I'd love to win this book. I have several spools of ribbon waiting to be turned into something beautiful.

Re: Do you know the way to Puyallup?

I'm looking forward to seeing Threads at its booth at Sew Expo. :D

Re: Choosing Fabric for Plus-Sized Designs

Excellent information on the features of various fibers.

I hope that non-Plus sized people also read this article because everything stated about the fabrics applies to bodies of every size and age.