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Minneapolis, MN, MN, US

craft interests: fashion, quilting, restyle, sewing

Member Since: 12/16/2010

recent comments

Re: DVD Giveaway: Cozy Wool Wraps to Sew and Love

I'd love to make the shawl, but would start with the scarf -- a small reward is great incentive to move forward with the next project!

Re: Industry Insider Techniques DVD Giveaway

Our Wearable Arts group is preparing for a show entitled "The Value of Contrast." In addition to using fabric with good color and texture contrast, my entry will be made from mens' shirts and will be entitled "Hiswear for Her." So far, so good!

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.