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craft interests: gifts, holidays, quilting, sewing, machine embroidery

Member Since: 12/18/2008

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Budding Chefs

My granddaughters especially like the fact they are reversible! They enjoy using the mini embroidered bags as purses, though the older one likes to use it for her ebook reader. The potholders make...

Hip-Hop Halloween

My granddaughter, Shoshana, and my husband, Stan, following their interest in music, started watching musicals with 50's themes. Shoshana decided she just had to have a poodle skirt for Halloween...

Devil with the Blue Dress On

My granddaughter, Shoshana, spends a lot of time with her grandpa. One of their favorite things to do is share music and that particular year (2007), Shoshana became enamored of the song, Devil With...

Free Spirit

My granddaughter, Shoshana, decided she wanted to be a fairy for Halloween. However, having moved to Oregon where the weather is likely to be inclement, I felt she needed something to keep her warm...

recent comments

Re: Identifying Vintage Sewing Machines

Hmmm. I have an older machine in a cabinet that was given to me. Don't recall what it is, other than you have to hand crank it! It has a lot of accessory parts and I haven't a clue what most of them are for. It works fine.

On a more prosaic note, I have my grandmother's early 1940's Pfaff with the original cabinet. My granddaughter is learning to sew on it.

I have an early or mid-1930's Singer, also in a cabinet, and my granddaughter's friend has been learning to sew on it.

I also have 2 old portable machines I found in my mother's garage after she passed away. I only opened them once and don't recall what they are nor do I know if they even work! One of these days ....

Re: How to Miter the Inside Corner of a Hong Kong Finish

How cool is that! That solves my binding problem on quilts with inside corners! Thank you!

Re: Make an Embellished, Denim Fold-Over Bag

To Arlene: it isn't a pattern that you print and use to cut your fabrics. You simply follow the dimensions written in the instructions and cut pieces to those dimensions. Hope that helps you.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: A Field Guide to Fabric Design

I'd like to design fabric for my tween aged grand daughters. Most choices are either to juvenile or to mature.

Re: Shaped Twisted Bias Insertions

Ooops. Thank you to author gailete for the suggestion of incorporating into a quilt.

FiberArtiste: to print, go to the top of the article. There is a small inset box with the option to PRINT.

Re: Shaped Twisted Bias Insertions

Very interesting. I am especially intrigued by FiberArtiste's suggestion of incorporating into art quilts.

I wish I'd been able to locate the prior 2 articles referenced in this one about other insertion methods.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Threads Sewing Guide"

I came late learning to sew and now my granddaughters, who live with us, also want to learn. I know I can use all the help I can get.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: "Quick Stuff to Sew"

Sounds interesting.

Re: Book Giveaway - Sewing For Children

Started teaching my granddaughter to sew last year (now 7) and have been stumped for ideas to help her learn. Looking forward to seeing this book.

Re: Book Giveaway: Successful Serging

I started with a basic serger from Brother and had nothing but problems with it. A few years ago, I bought a BabyLock imagine and it works great. But I've never been able to master any of the specialty feet or stitches. Any help would be most appreciated.

Re: Machine Quilt a Supple and Stylish Garment

That's it? How do you deal with the bulk in the seams? How did you get the effects of channels on the back of the jacket? What about collars and/or cuffs? What kind of style is best suited this type of quilted jacked (what kinds of patterns should I look for). Great idea, just wish there had been more information.

Re: Mark a Dart and Learn a No-Tie Finish

Darts have given me headaches since I started learning to sew (about 7 years ago). This is looks so easy and I can't wait to try it on my next "darted" project!

Re: A Figure-Flattering Tee

There are some construction elements I don't understand. For example, it says "Hem the back and front separately". If so doing, then how do you complete the components and not have the side seams showing after you attach the front and back? Same question for the sleeves.

Re: Redondo and Hermosa

I was looking at the web site for Studio Tantrum and unable to identify the pattern. Could you tell me the name of the pattern you used for this very cute dress? Thank you.