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Member Since: 12/23/2009
I am happy sewing any natural fiber. Love the hand, the ease and all.
Threads and Taunton Press have brought me so much good solid info over the years. Once had a chance to buy a shelf full of old Threads and jumped at it! Have a couple of old Pendleton rugs that are well loved. Wish I had more. Lots more.
Hope to dig out the box of linen that is stashed and make some curtains--soon. Maybe in September!
I have a collection of Threads magazines dating back years. Always enjoy them even when life does not let me near a sewing machine.
I like making bags of all sizes. Itty bitty to great big. Lots of tech cozies too. Would enjoy getting more information about bag making.
Can't wait to see the special Threads edition about making bags. I really enjoy doing just that!
Would enjoy giving the patterns a try also.
This would be a welcome addition to my library! Have inherited several pieces that need to be tied in to everything else!
I don't get to sew nearly as much as I should like but when I do, I am generally making bogs of one sort or another. It would be fun to include these in the next projects.
Probably when in Junior High. I cannot remember not sewing. Have sewn imported woolens, wedding dress, baby clothes, prom dresses, drapes, and so much more. Got away from it a while then back. Now I am in another unwanted break from sewing but so eager to get back.
Shop when I am out of town? Oh yes! In fact, I am more apt to shop away from home. In another life time, I traveled extensively out of the country as well as across it. Just wish I had been more into stashing then.
These books look wonderful. Sensual. Rich. Colorful. Inspriring.
Well, that dandy cover of the book is surely appealing. Love the mixed colors and patterns.
Well, I have made lots of bags. I would probably make a large tote. But maybe more tech cozies.
I enjoy making bags of all sorts. Purses. Totes. Tech cozies. Would welcome this additon.
I am off to deliver an adapted tote to a friend who now uses a walker. This quilted tote is made so that the handles can go over the walker bar or reconfigured for carrying by hand or on the shoulder. Hope she will find it useful and enjoy it.
First is always press. Press every seam in order. For most things I am using best pressed spray and liking it a bunch.
Next project for a super iron? Linen bags.
Current favorite is linen. Have some new pieces on hand and itching to sew with them.
I have never been to City Quilter and it has been a long time since I went to NY.
Love the diversity, the creativity, the energy, the tall buildings and bright lights. Love the theater. The hustle and bustle. The crowds. The UN.
It is such a varied experience. What's not to love! At least for a visit.
I really admire the work of Kenneth King. Would welcome these additions to my own library for sure.
I love mysteries! Funny ones. Serious ones. I read more mysteries than all other types of books combined. I love not knowing and even more figuring it and being RIGHT!
I have loved garment construction since I was a kid and always enjoy learning more about it. Would love to get back to it!
We moved in 6 year or so ago and then everything went crazy. We were dealing with 3 elderly parents with many many issues. We are down to only one now and should begin to do those things that never got done early on. We need to do window coverings, decorative pillows and so much more.
Need to have a push and this might just be it.
Well, it is hard to say what I would like to freeform from the book when I have not seen it. I would like to do some girl's dresses. Tech cozies. Home dec. I am open to suggestions for sure.
Oh, my! Both prizes look grand. I would love to be included. I have not really finished any full sized quilts so feel my greatest experience is yet to come. I was doing a quilt for a friend who died before I could finish.....never had the heart to finish that one. Mostly I am doing smaller projects attempting to incorporate quilting techniques and blocks and feed the creativity monster that lives inside!
I confess to being less than wild about hand stitching in general. There is a certain satisfaction to those last stitches that put the "amen" on the project. I will try to find work arounds to use the machine.
On the other hand, rhythmic stitches from embroidery are fun and relaxing.
I am ready to eavesdrop!
Looks like a fun exploration of style.
I have not completed a quilt but have made lots of quilted items --many are tech cozies. Most of my own design.
I would suggest reading thru the directions carefully. Then follow them carefully. Sometimes they seem not to make much sense but following carefully and deliberately generally works out in the end.
Moving in the world of watercolor painting my mentor stressed four painterly components--shape, value, color, texture.
I suspect that in desiging clothing (or anything else) these remain touchstones.
Would love to drape more prom dresses despite the girls having out grown proms!
Looks like a fun prize. If I leave home, I generally have a need for all the goodies on your list. I frequently drag the Bernina, the laptop, the iPad, the cell phone and a great big thirst!
Cannot remember when I did not love sewing and did not love mysteries. Sounds like fun combo for sure!
I think it would be great fun to be able to combine my love of watercolor painting with my love of fabrics and sewing. I am not sure what I might use my own designs for.
My most recent projects have been children's dresses for charity--so it might be fun to use my own designs there.
Also I do small quilted projects of my own design--my own fabric design would be a plus for sure.
Well, it has been a bit of a difficult year so far........winning would really be an encouragement to get back to sewing!
I enjoy sewing linen and would appreciate the chance to learn more about it.
Whoops, did not mean to complain 3 times!
I really do NOT like your new format and approach.
I have been a print subscriber. Now often buy 2 copies of Threads Magazine--one for me and one for my sister.
I am so unhappy with the blog posts that come up in reader that I am thinking of unsubscribing and leaving the magazines on the newsstand.
I wonder if anyone at Threads will read this!
I like learning technical approaches to problem solving.
I don't know an amount. Am afraid to figure it.
But I have too much.
And I have not enough.
Depends on day and project.
I have done some dresses destined for an orphanage in Africa and others for homeless children in my area.
This helps destasth until I add more.
I would be for your broadening the iPad access. That is what I am most often on these days. I love seeing how things should be done and finding ways to apply high end techniques to simple projects
Would thoroughly enjoy this book! Not sure whose style I would choose as I am shaped differently from all of them. Maybe Jackie O or Audrey Hepburn?
I think the garment industry secrets might be most appealing to me. But it all sounds interesting.
Would like to learn more effieciency with rotary cutters. Also more about the bag in this issue
Threads is always so inspirational.
Looks like a fun book with lots of inspiration. The first embroidery I remember was a pinafore I wore more than 60 years ago!
This looks so very interesting. I have sewn since I was a youngster--many years ago! Have not done much garment construction in several decades--discounting a few prom dresses. But garment construction calls me again. This would be a super incentive to get back to it.
Thanks for the chance!
Threads challenges and inspires. Please include me!
Oh my, what a treasure this will be. I have many many years of the magazine but this would be so much better. I would actually go back and look up those bits I remember.
I am sewing tech cozies. Some will be gifts for sure
Oh, my, this looks like a good handbook to add to any sewer's library. I love to see how it is done! Have not done much garment construction in a while but would enjoy getting back into it!
Well, I do love to sew. Have not done garment construction in a number of years but would like to get back to it. Mostly now I do little quilted accessories with a momentary craze for tech cozies.
Interesting comments in response to interesting question. A welcome change of subject from the mess in DC these days!
I remember seeing one grandmother and a couple of aunts lace up corsets. My mom wore a girdle. As a young woman I often wore a panty girdle.........yuk!
With the advent of panty hose, we mostly stopped wearing girdles etc.
Now we seem to have come full circle with the skinny young things wearing Spanx.
Now we have lots of good and not so good choices of fabric for effect or comfort.
Who knows what is to come! It will be new and different and somehow the same old stuff.
I thoroughly enjoy sewing for wee folks! Would love to add the book to my library.......my working library!
My daughter was 10 months old. We were visiting my grandmother who was born in the last century--that is the 19th century! I marveled and wondered at the changes the world had seen in my grandmother's lifetime and at what my daughter would see and take for granted.
We came home from grandmother's and slept on the floor in front of the only television in the house so as not to miss one step or word!
I need to sew some tech cozies......
The book looks wonderful. Looks like a great reference to have on hand for any and all sewing problems.
I have not done any of this but have sewn and altered patterns extensively over the years. This looks to be a valuable addition to any library. I would welcome the lessons in the book.
What a treat this would be. I have done some pattern alterations over the years. Would love to learn draping inside and out!
Would enjoy winning a copy of this SewStylish magazine! Love all Taunton publication. They are a cut above.
It has been a long long time since doing any embroidery. I would enjoy relearning and having a portable project. I have lots of silk ribbon so that should be the next effort.
Well, not sure this is the most important but I am sure to have a magnet near my sewing. And to be sure all the pins respond to the magnet. If they don't, out they go. It makes it so easy to pick up dropped ones. The magnet I use came from the big boxes like Home Depot or Lowes. It is about the size of a ball point pen but stretched out, it is about 24 inches long.
I am not a new sewer (sewist?) by any means. Been doing it off and on for more than 50 years. The girls in the family have watched and begun to get on the band wagon.
Most of what I have done is garment construction. Most of what I do now is smaller quilted projects. Did have the chance to reintroduce a friend to the world of fabrics, threads and notions that I find so (sew?) exciting. She has been a painter of watercolors and is looking for another creative outlet.
My hand is up and waving in the air.
I have some earlier ones--and of course, the ones by Taunton Press are way better than those by the other folks.
Yes my hand is still waving in the air. Pick me. Pick me.
Please include me! This book sounds fascinating.
Have sewn since I was a kid--long time ago. Not as much now to my distress. Wish I had had Threads when I was really doing lots of sewing. That magazine really opened up the possibilities to me.
This looks like so much fun! Please include me. thanks.
Please include. Love making bags.
Have enjoyed Threads for years.
Would love to have this book. I picture a Harris Tweed jacket (that was my husband's years and pounds ago) with silk ribbon embroidery for my daughter! This should help.
Okay, I changed it!
Was not so hard.
Have no little people in my life but have been itching to sew for a little girl!
Love wonderful ribbons. This would be great fun to use. I make lots of small quilted items and the book would help give inspiration for embellishing.
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