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ammApril M. Mohr
craft interests: crochet, gifts, quilting, sewing, knitting, gardening
Member Since: 03/20/2009
These fabulous sewing tips are worth trying.
Learn how to create quilt with an ombré effect in this web extra from the "Quick Stuff to Quilt" special issue. A little early planning produces a beautiful quilt.
Brick and mortar fabric stores are dwindling. Do you have a favorite?
Those who sew are always on the lookout for ways to improve their garment sewing. Here are 3 incredibly helpful tips to improve your stitches.
Generosity among sewers abounds
I often receive questions from readers about what new sewing machine to buy. It's a hard question to answer.
Besides creativity, sewing requires skills in math, engineering, color coordination, and so much more!
Do you sew using a dress form?
You'll want to try to win this book and DVD set!
Thanks to all who assisted The Connecticut PTSA's snowflake efforts.
You won't want to miss this exhibit about how technology has affected fashion during the last 250 years.
You could win this adorable kit for a special little girl.
Tell us about your plans to make a costume for yourself or someone else.
Leave a comment to be entered in this giveaway contest.
Find out if you won the 3 sewing mysteries
You could win a copy of our latest issue (November 2012)
What do you plan to make during September?
You could win all three of these mystery novels.
This amazing apron was discovered in an inherited fabric stash.
From fabric, to painting, to actual feathers, peacocks have been a design inspiration.
See how you can win this fabulous book!
Share your thoughts for a chance to win the current issue of Threads!
Check out the results of this study.
Leave a comment and you could win this book which was featured in the latest issue of Threads!
Artist Kumi Yamashita takes thread and fabric to a new dimension!
Find out how you can enter to win this pair of signed books.
Type, color and feel are only some of the reasons. Share how you choose fabrics.
You'll love these 30 projects for you and your home.
See how Roy Slaper became a one-man jeans show.
Learn how you could win this amazing book.
You won't want to miss this exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
United Kingdom students experiment to determine if well-placed stripes take off pounds.
You could win this fabulous issue by leaving a comment.
Here's a simple idea you can use to create clever accessories using Mod Podge.
You could win this great magazine by leaving a comment.
You can see this amazing exhibit at the Textile Museum in Washington, DC
This book includes patterns and instructions to duplicate fabulous iconic dresses
Many schools no longer require sewing as part of their curriculum.
You could win our latest issue by leaving a comment.
Learn about the tradition of the tomato pincushion.
Do you plan your garment first, or does your embellishment drive your ideas?
You could win this book by leaving a comment.
When you iron a garment, do you have a plan?
You could win a copy of this great issue by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page.
You could win this amazing book by leaving a comment.
The Threads March 2012 issue asks our featured authors what skill they hope to learn next.
This is one of the best issues ever, and it could be yours by simply leaving a comment.
More than 70 project ideas and 900 stitch motifs are included in this book and will provide you with an embroidery bonanza!
The Museum at FIT is now showing Part One of two consecutive exhibits featuring the greatest designers from the 20th and 21st centuries.
You could win this comprehensive sewing book by leaving a comment.
A promise to a young daughter is fulfilled to a beautiful bride.
Leave a comment on this post, and you could win a copy of our latest issue.
Here are some ideas for your excess stash when downsizing is in your future.
23 Sewing Projects to help remember our spouses, fathers, and sons serving in the military
Charity sewing projects abound. Do you support one of them with your sewing?
Leave a comment to win computer access to all Threads issues through issue #158.
Most fashion exhibits feature designers. This one focuses on fashion icon Daphne Guinness.
You could win one of two copies of "Quick Stuff to Sew" in time for your holiday sewing!
Valentino joins other prestigious couture designers in receiving this award.
Leave a comment and you could win this innovative book.
Claire Shaeffer's latest book is a must-have for any dedicated sewer
We asked our authors which specialty sewing machine foot they value the most
Leave a comment before our August 22 deadline, and you could be one of two lucky winners in our giveaway.
How would you answer this question?
From collars to hems, most sewing techniques are covered in this comprehensive book.
You could win this fabulous book by leaving simply a comment.
If you sew for someone who is handicapped, design tips can make a huge difference
If you like to sew for young children, you'll love this practical and creative book.
Did you know the Apollo spacesuits were hand-sewn and contained 21 layers? You could win this fascinating book!
Just about every country has a special day to celebrate it's "birth." Do you sew to help celebrate?
You could win a copy of this magazine to inspire your summer sewing!
If you enjoy wearing casual clothes, you'll enjoy this exhibit!
You have the opportunity to vote for your favorite dance costume
If you can't visit the Metropolitan Museum to see the exhibit, you'll want to visit the Met website.
You could win this must-have sewing encyclopedia by simply leaving a comment.
We asked this question of the Contributors in the current issue of Threads. None of their answers were similar.
Spanish culture and history influenced the work of haute couture master Cristóbal Balenciaga
Wool Fit for a Prince and his new wife!
Our readers asked for a special issue about designer techniques. Now you can win this issue!
If you're interested in Victorian tailoring, you'll want this book. You could be one of three winners!
The gorgeous jacket is on loan from Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts to the Textiles Gallery in Wilmington, Delaware.
Here's a glimpse into the life of renowned fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood
This book is a must if you'd like to learn draping techniques.
Do you have a pattern that you find yourself using again and again? Why do you keep using it?
You could be one of two lucky winners of this book of classic embroidery projects by telling us about your favorite embroidery.
See how his and her "gendered" clothing have changed through the years.
Find out if you are the winner of the delightful book of pretty sewing projects for young girls--"Girl's World."
Valentine's Day is almost here. What gifts do you plan to make?
You could win "Girl's World" which is filled with adorable sewing projects perfect for young girls.
This extensive collection of European garments from the period 1700-1915 will amaze you.
You won't believe some of these clever fashions.
You could win this book by telling us what kind of embroidery you like most.
You could win this book by telling us which sewing tip is most important to your sewing.
We're planning some fabulous Threads issues, but perhaps you have an article request we should also consider.
Many schools are cutting school sewing programs, but some are adding them back into the curriculum.
Two lucky winners--MamaChamp and Sewruff--will each receive a copy of "Quick Stuff to Sew" just in time for last-minute holiday sewing!
Leave a comment before our deadline—11:59 on Sunday, December, 12—and you could be one of our lucky giveaway winners!
Congratulations to the winner of the book "Horrockses Fashions: Off-the-Peg Style in the '40s and '50s."
Leave a comment before our deadline—11:59 on Sunday, November, 28—and you could be one of our lucky giveaway winners!
Fitting problems can turn a great sewing project sour. What solutions have worked best for you?
Congratulations to the winners of the "Teach Yourself to Sew" magazine and DVD set.
Leave a comment before our deadline—11:59 on Sunday, November, 7—and you could be one of our lucky giveaway winners!
Threads is celebrating 25 years in print. Is there something you had no idea about until you read about it in Threads?
A 16th century technique finds modern expression through the creation of one-of-a-kind hats.
If you're not dreaming of a busy resort for your vacation, maybe this place is for you!
When you encounter a sewing problem, do you have a sewing book or other resource that you use more frequently?
The Fashion Institute of Technology explores contemporary Japanese fashion and what makes it unique.
Three lucky people have won "Cute and Easy Costumes for Kids" by Emma Hardy.
If you enjoy sewing for children, you'll want this book.
September is the perfect time to reflect on why you sew.
Try dyeing your fabric to get the exact color you want.
Without some kind of organization, your stash can get out of hand. What stash storage solutions have you discovered?
The de Young Museum in San Francisco explores the history of dyeing fabric.
It's hard to imagine that these amazing outfits were constructed from nothing but duct tape.
PatternReview.com and The American Sewing Expo invite you to make a garment from natural fibers for a chance to win!
Do you have any idea how this attachment is used?
If you had all of the fabric, notions, and time necessary, what would you sew first?
San Francisco's Exploritorium demonstrations reveal the hidden geometry found in textiles and crafts.
We all dream of the perfect sewing space. How would you make your space better?
The history of being green in the world of global fashion will fascinate you.
Elizabeth Lynn Casey's new mystery novel will keep you wondering "who done it"
Disasters don't seem quite as bad if we can learn from them.
Singer donates its Maker-Faire sewing machines to the Exploratorium's new sewing lab
Our contributing editors shared their advice. What would you add to their suggestions?
Louise shares insight about her career and gives advice for aspiring designers.
This book is a must-have for anyone passionate about current and past fashions
You can enjoy this amazing exhibit online, or even better, in person.
Mary gives insight into her career and advice for aspiring sewers.
Was your first sewing experience one that brought excitement, motivation, and pride, or did it bring nothing but frustration?
Susan gives Threads an insight into her career and advice for aspiring sewers
Our readers have shared their suggestions for the best thread storage ideas and ways to avoid problems in sewing with expensive fancy fabrics.
What kind of cake is appropriate for a sewer's birthday? A sewing machine cake, of course.
Kenneth D. King gives Threads an insight into his career and provides advice to aspiring sewers and designers
If you love shoes, don't miss the current exhibit at FIT.
Make your prom dress and matching accessories and enter them in Jo-Ann Fabric's "Own Your Look, Own Your Future" contest for a chance to win great prizes.
"American Beauty" by Patricia Mears provides a fascinating look into American Fashion Design from the 1910s to the present.
Have you ever aspired to create an original pattern design? Do you watch "Project Runway" and wish you could be one of the contestants? If so, then this contest is for you.
Only a few seats remain for the Sewing Getaway lead by Threads authors Louise Cutting and Linda Lee at Haberman Fabrics in Michigan.
Many authors write their autobiographies. See how Salley Mavor painstakingly stitched hers.
Is your wedding gown in a box hidden in your attic? Why not reuse it in a very special way.
Right now the immediate need for the Haitians is food, water and medical supplies, but eventually they'll need more. You can use your sewing expertise to help.
Two fabulous Threads patterns are among the latest new patterns from the Simplicity spring lineup.
Share your New Year's Sewing Resolution. Make a public "promise" to sew in 2010 and keep on stitching.
Many great fabric stores across the US and Canada are currently holding a Jacket Challenge, and you're invited to participate.
Have you ever given or received a particularly meaningful sewn gift?
Have you worked with fancy fabrics? What advice can you give to other sewers?
Find out if you were one of the lucky winners of The Perfect Pajama.
If you love to look your best at bedtime, "The Perfect Pajama" will show you how.
Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for what we have. What is your greatest sewing-related blessing?
Don't miss the current exhibit at FIT, American Beauty: Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion, which explores the relationship between technical ingenuity and artistic excellence in fashion.
US wedding gowns have evolved dramatically over the years. This museum quality historical book glimpses into the differences in an unusual way.
Our readers asked, and we answered. The Threads Archive DVD containing issues #1 through #146 is almost ready for our readers to enjoy. It's one of the best things to happen at Threads in a long time!
You won't want to miss the amazing exhibits currently on display at The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. There's also an online exhibit if you can't make it to D.C.
We asked for your help in determining the purpose of an unusual sewing foot. The mystery has been solved.
Acclaimed blind artist, George Mendoza, has created a new line of beautiful, bold, colorful fabrics
There are oodles of products out there for thread, bobbin and notions storage. What storage methods do you find most effective?
Three lucky winners were chosen to recieve Jenny Hart's book "Embroidered Effects." Find out if you're a winner.
This book by Jenny Hart will inspire you to add embroidery to the garments, gifts and home dec items that you make.
What makes you want to sew? Fabulous fabric? An incredible embellishment technique? A too-pricey ready-to-wear garment? An event that requires the perfect garment? Or simply a creative design evolving in your mind?
I've searched online and in books, but can't find out what this sewing machine foot is for. Can you help?
Find out who the three lucky Threads members are who have each won a copy of "Patchwork Folk Art" by Janet Bolton.
If you love folk art, this book is for you. Leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. Monday, August 24, you could win your own copy of this fabulous book.
Some feet are must-haves, some are fun and frivolous, and some are just not worth the time and effort. Share which feet you can't live without.
A murder adds tension, doubt, and questioning to the members of a small-town sewing circle. Learn more about this new series in this interview with author Elizabeth Lynn Casey.
Piping is an embellishment you can add to just about every garment or home décor pattern to take it up a notch.
Author David Page Coffin expands on creating an adjustable waistband
Perfect your sewing skills with the help of SmartFlix
Here's a way to make a light box without spending a penny!
Do you wear your political affiliation on your sleeve? Check out the many designers who are using fashion to make a political statement.
Threads does its fabric shopping in some fabulous shops, where do you shop?
The Hood Museum of Art's amazing exhibit provides an historical exploration of ornate tapis as a 19th century measure of cultural prestige and social identity.
The Cloth Merchants host their own Classic White Shirt Designer Challenge. Check out their amazing white shirt designs.
Learn how Randall Christensen, the man behind the sequins, glitter and glitz, dresses TV's dancing celebrities and pros.
You won't want to miss seeing the garments worn by Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore and more.
You won't want to miss the opportunity to glance into the life of renowned Italian designer, Valentino
The online fabric store, Fabric.com, celebrates their 10 year anniversary with their "Sew" Much Fun Sweepstakes.
Use this easy tip to find the right sewing machine tension for every fabric and every project.
Join PatternReview.com for a weekend of sewing, fabric shopping, and more
Don't miss seeing examples of unique works from designers Muriel King, Valentina, and Isabel Toledo.