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Sharon Carbine, East Petersburg, PA, US

craft interests: embroidery, fashion, gifts, holidays, paper-crafts, quilting, restyle, sewing, embellishment

Gender: Female

Member Since: 09/13/2010

recent comments

Re: Enter Our Huge Quilting Giveaway

Years ago, I completed my first full quilt top at a shop in Middlebury, VT while visiting a cousin nearby. Loved the quilt. It was red and white. I'm still friends with my fantastic instructor.

Re: Video: How to Sew a Stitch and Pink Seam Finish

My opinion differs from the preceding one. I am not a beginning sewer. Nonetheless, I was not familiar with the seam finishing techniques shown in the videos. Consequently, I was delighted to learn about them. Thank you!!!

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: A Field Guide to Fabric Design

My first project using "A Field Guide to Fabric Design" as my reference would be to design a fabric with happy colors that I would make into a jacket that would complement numerous outfits.

Re: A New Sewing Machine Concept

James Wood's recognition that sewers would like to be able to buy a lightweight machine is excellent. At home, it is great to have a heavy, full-featured sewing machine. However, I would like to have a second lightweight sewing machine, without dials, to take to class that is no more than eight pounds. Sue has some good features. However, I am not interested in hand-cranking nor Sue. I am fine with the traditional shape of sewing machines.

Re: The Results Are In! Do Horizontal Stripes Affect the Way You Look?

Val Waltham did a lot of work in the United Kingdom to discover information that is general knowledge in the United Stated, and the BBC gave her an award. Interesting. This demonstrates that all of us can do something that will receive an award if we try.

Re: Creating a Minifacing

Wow! I thoroughly enjoyed learning this technique, Susan. Thank you!

Re: Hand Understitching

Excellent explanation, Susan. Thank you!

Re: Tangerine Tango

I love the color "Tangerine Tango." It makes me smile because it is very bright and happy. I plan to include it in a multi-colored quilt.

Re: Video: How to Embellish with Studs and Rhinestones 101

Fabulous, Judith! You sold me on the heat-set method of setting rhinestones, etc. I finally feel confident to try it. Thank you!!!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Threads Sewing Guide"

After a very long sewing hiatus, I started to sew again recently. I too would love to have the new "Threads Sewing Guide." It sounds fabulous, and would help me greatly.

Re: Guide to Press Cloths

Wonderful insights. Thank you!!!

Re: Project Runway: Season 8 - Finale Part 2

Mondo Guerra won Project Runway 2010 in the hearts of viewers. Fire Michael Kors and Nina Garcia. They proved to viewers that their judge roles are NOT acceptable anymore.

I love Mondo's ingenuity and bright, happy clothes. Furthermore, Mondo inspires me. I hope a well-heeled fashion experts funds him. Mondo will be a big fashion name that everyone will recognize. Yeah, Mondo!!!

At Fashion Week, Gretchen showed a couple of models wearing colored UNDERWEAR on the runway. Please!!! What idiot would wear such nonsense in public! Plus, I was incredulous that Gretchen had the nerve to wear a shear skirt that emphasized her black underwear on stage. She appears to be a exhibitionist.

I am so disappointed that Michael Kors and Nina Garcia bulldozed over Heidi Klum and Jessica Simpson that I will NOT invest my time watching Project Runway ever again unless they are replaced and specific objectives are given to the contestants and the new judges honor those objectives. Of course, I still like Tim Gunn. He is a keeper.

Furthermore, forget those ridiculous shows where the contestants are required to use party supplies and hardware to make clothes. Plus, give the contestants more time at Mood. Why torture them! Designing and creating fashion should NOT be treated like boot camp. I want to see quality work – not highly pressured contestants and fast work.