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Minneapolis, MN, MN, US

craft interests: fashion, quilting, restyle, sewing

Member Since: 12/16/2010

recent comments

Re: The Perfect Blouse DVD Giveaway

A vogue pattern by Marcy Tilton, the French Housedress. Love it. -- comfy and a great fit. Made it with a loose-weave cotton from my local, independent fabric store in St. Paul, MN. That reminds me, I need to make another version of it. Red, yes, in red this time.

Re: Two-book Giveaway

I love to sew silk as its my favorite fabric to wear!

Re: Christine Haynes Pattern and Book Giveaway

Love the Rosemary collar, but my first choice would be the Emery!!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Patternmaking Made Easy," Third Edition by Connie Crawford

I've enjoyed making historical clothing for my granddaughters. It's kept me busy. For myself, I love knit tops and dresses that I select when a new pattern catches my eye.

Re: The Bag-Lady Giveaway: Four handbag books and a quilted bag to carry them all!

I would like to have a bag that Alice would be proud to carry in Wonderland!

Re: Win a Copy of Serger Techniques on DVD!

I use my four-thread overlock often, but have really not stretched my serger any further. Just think how I could make this machine hum by learning all its hidden secrets!

Re: Palmer/Pletsch Launches Satellite Locations

Minneapolis, Minnesota, would be a great spot for a satellite location!

Re: Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

I keep a small pair of scissors near my iron to snip any stray threads I notice while ironing. And I never press dark-colored items without a press cloth to eliminate shine. My sewing backlog includes several T-shirts for myself and a new quilt for my granddaughter.

Re: Enter to Win a One-Year Subscription to Threads!

Love this magazine and would be thrilled to win.

Re: Enter to Win a One-Year Subscription to Threads!

A subscription to Threads would be awesome - learning, entertainment, inspiration. It would be devoured to the last page.

Re: Win a One-Year Threads Insider Membership!

Wow. To have access to Threads' incredible library at my fingertip would be invaluable. I love your magazine and have been a subscriber for several years and have learned so much. Sue in Minnesota

Re: Book Giveaway: "Improv Sewing"

Creating something from the book would definitely help chase away the winter blahs. Fingers crossed!

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: Fashion by Design

Just joined a local fashion sewing group and this book would be a big plus. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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

It would be so thrilling to win this book. I haven't tried draping, but its of keen interest right now.

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

Wow, I would love to learn from Louise. Not only would it be educational, but also great fun.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Couture Sewing Techniques" by Claire B. Shaeffer

As a newbie to fashion sewing, this books would be a real bonanza. Thank you Threads for a great magazine and blog. Sue M in Minn

Re: Book Giveaway: "Threads Sewing Guide"

I returned to sewing a few years ago when the grandkids started arriving. Am now interested in sewing for myself and could greatly benefit from Threads' words of wisdom.

Re: Giveaway: Teach Yourself to Sew Magazine and DVD bundle

My grandkids love working with me in my sewing room. They even have their own stash (all my 'leftovers'). This year the 8-year old made a vest with grandma just coaching; the 6-year old and I made a sun dress (with the 8-year old supervising the cutting); and the 3-year old had a great time making his own fabric using all the decorative stitches. They had a great time and grandma got lots of hugs.