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Member Since: 05/17/2011

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Re: Second Annual National Serger Month Celebration and Giveaway

I have learned some things about using my serger this year, but I am ready for some more new tricks. Pamela's DVD would be a wonderful way to expand my knowledge, so I have my fingers crossed!

Re: Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

I like to press using a clapper, and I usually like to spray with Best Press to get a good finish. My best tip is to use asilk organza pressing cloth - you just can't beat it.

Re: Book Giveaway: Dressmaking: 200 Q&A

When you want to put a zipper into a garment, think about using your serger with the cording/piping foot. You will get a perfect result every time. You can even apply the zipper while inserting the lining at the same time. What a time saver that is!

Re: Fabric Giveaway: Celebrating Grand Central Terminal's 100th year

I lived in New York City (Manhattan) for 5 years and there is so much to love! The fact that there is just no other place that is like NYC or even comes close is what I love the most.

Re: Re-Create Pleated Edging

Thanks, Kenneth, for another wonderful How To. I will take this method and use it to trim a purse. Very delicate and pretty. Nice!

Re: Win a Copy of Smart Fitting with Kenneth D. King on DVD

Kenneth King is a great teacher! I would just love to win this prize. I struggle with fitting as I am not the size I was so many years ago. :) I have my fingers crossed!

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "The Art of Fashion Draping" by Connie Amaden-Crawford

I have taken several pattern drafting classes and would now like to move on to learning about draping. I am not aware of any draping classes in my town and this book would be a head start to my learning this process.

Re: Project Runway Episode 6: "Fix My Friend!"

Christopher and Alicia were good. Other than Fabio's, I didn't care for any of the others.

Re: Book Giveaway: Summer Mystery Reading for the Sewing Enthusiast

I csn't imagine being without my sewing and my books. I am reading a quilting mystery now and would dearly love to get my eyes on these books. Thanks for the opportunity!

Re: How to Make Hairpin Lace

Kenneth - This is very interesting. I had never seen hairpin lace before. Is it possible to purchase a loom commercially to try before having to have one made? I would like to try this out!

Re: DVD GIVEAWAY: Industry Insider Techniques with Louise Cutting Volumes 1-4

I am a self-taught garment sewer and have been at it for many years. Getting Industry Insider Techniques would be amazing! Louise Cutting teaches brilliantly. Thank you for this opportunity. I have my fingers crossed!

Re: Enter for Your Chance to Win a SUEDEsays Pattern!

These patterns are terrific. I would especially like to make that lovely tunic, but be pleased with anything Suede.

Re: A Beautiful Embroidered Beaded Bodice

A very beautiful example. Thank you Kenneth for showing this. I have learned a lot from this example. Your comments and teaching are always so appreciated. Liz

Re: Giveaway: SewStylish Spring 2012 Fashion Sewing Guide

I have sewn with pins forever but I am always ready to learn something new. I would read the article on pins the very first thing. I like sharp, thin, long pins. I want to see what you have to tell me to add to my knowledge on their use.... I am getting ready to interest my young granddaughter in learning to sew and want to pass on everything I can to her.

Re: How to Make Ribbon Trim

Thanks Kenneth - Another wonderful How-To from you! I love it and will be using it on a number of things for myself and for my DGD.

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

Thank you Judith! I have purchased the second method but have not used it as I did not know how. Now I am fearless, thanks to you. I will get it out in the morning - I can't wait to try it out.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Threads Sewing Guide"

Things have really changed in the 30 yrs I was away from sewing with other demands on my life. Thrilled to have time now to jump back in, I find that fabrics, notions, techniques (and let's not forget machines) have all changed! I enjoy Threads Magazine and know that I will catch up very quickly with my own copy of the Threads Sewing Guide.

I participate in American Sewing Guild and sew for myself and family. Machine embroidery fascinates me, I am anxious to learn quilting and I would like to make drapes and pillows for the house. Your guide will be such a big help as I move along in these areas and more.

Thank you for this opportunity.