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hazelspi

Marshfield, WI, US
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craft interests: embroidery, quilting, restyle, sewing

Member Since: 09/28/2011


recent comments

Re: Enter the Teach Yourself to Sew Giveaway Sponsored by Janome

I have been a quilt maker for several years and would like to now go back to making some garments. Please enter me in this contest. Thank you for the chance to win.

Re: Project Runway Season 12, Episode 5: "YOU Choose Your Materials!"

Can't understand how Sue got on PR in the first place, not knowing how to use a sewing machine or how to draft a pattern. She could have done a little pre-show-entry cramming on some know-how. Where did she think she was going, to a food network show??? Get rid of Ken SOON, attitude's like that just spoil the whole show.

Re: Project Runway Season 12, Episode 4: "Tie the Knot"

Do you think Sandro was allowed back in to "clean up his workspace"? lol What a wasted opportunity. Obviously a person who needs some anger management.

Re: Project Runway Season 12, Episode 4: "Tie the Knot"

Re: Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

My tip is to not press too hard when ironing bias pieced material, a lighter up-and-down motion will help to keep the material from stretching. I am a quilter so I would be using the iron daily...I would LOVE to win it!

Re: Book Giveaway: Dressmaking: 200 Q&A

I have been involved with quilt making for the past several years and would like to get back to garment making. I would love to win this book to help me get started.

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

I am a Threads subscriber and I need to renew. It would be great to win a year's subscription. Thanks for the opportunity.

Re: Enter the Threads & Simplicity Monthly Spring Sewing Sweepstakes!

Please enter me in the drawing for the machines. Thank you.

Re: Win a One-Year Threads Insider Membership!

I would like to keep receiving the insider info, I have enjoyed these past few months and would like to continue. I am also a subscriber to Threads magazine. Thanks for the chance to win this.

Re: Designers Create Garments for Amy Butler Trunk Show

I have some Amy Butler fabrics and love them...for quilting, that is. Even at that, they have to be tamed down a bit with some offsetting solids. Love the fabric for quilts but I'm not particularly fond of these garments. I may possibly use some of the colorful fabrics for accent in a garment.

Re: Project Runway Season 11, Episode 12: "Europe, Here We Come"

I kinda "get" what Heidi sees in promoting Patricia...I, too, keep looking for something outstanding and different in something she designs, just haven't seen it yet and I'm very curious as to what she will come up with for fashion week. I think Stanley will be the final winner. The clips shown for next week sounded rather dismal but don't know who they were talking about. I wish that whoever audits the scenes for the show would emphasize more on the garment construction rather than the back biting nasty remarks. I'm sure we would all like to have seen more of the European visits.

Re: The Psychedelic Circle Sleeve

Makes me dizzy to look at.

Re: Project Runway Season 11, Episode 8: "Take It All Off!"

I don't think I've ever seen ANYTHING so ill-made, even from a sewing beginner. Didn't they have tape measurers?...didn't they use them? One pair of pants were about 4" too long, another pair about 2" too short and one pant leg was longer than the other! That's just the pants, all the rest of the stuff was equally bad. However, it was a hilarious runway episode and I loved seeing dead-pan Nina crack up...I'll bet that was the best laugh she's had in years. It's approprate that there was no winner and I believe equally there should have been no one loser. It made for good entertainment however.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: Sew Home

I appreciate your give-aways and would love to win this magazine. Thanks for the opportunity.

Re: Project Runway Season 11: Episode 7, "A Sticky Situation"

I still don't like the team challenges, I would rather see the individual designer's creations. I was in awe over how they turned duct tape into wearable garments, even creating patterned fabric...they get my vote for creativity. At first look I thought Amanda & Tu's design would be the winner but after the critique I realized that it was old-fashioned (so am I so guess I find that attractive) and in the end I agree with the winning design. I liked the show.

Re: Project Runway Season 11: Episode 6, "Senior Fling"

Yes, I was surprised that Benjamin went home, afterall he did fulfill one requirement in that he pleased the client. Amanda's "attempt" at designing was horrible, she will need to do a lot of real designing to make up for this one. Maybe Patricia will be going home next...at first I was rooting for her but now I have changed my mind because she really hasn't produced anything that stands out. I hope they do away with the team formet...don't like it. My favorite garment on this episode was Stanley's pant suit, even though the pants needed a little work in the crotch and they needed to be a bit longer.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Improv Sewing"

Thank you for the chance to win this book, it sound interesting.

Re: Project Runway Season 11: Episode 3, "Surprise Me"

I can't believe these designers have gotten this far in their profession without learning something about managing time. Twice now 2 of them have frittered away their alloted time...thinking?, sketching?, worrying? As the day was coming to an end they could have made a simple sheath dress and thrown an embellishment on it rather than send such an unfinished piece down the runway. Unless Ben can show the judges that he can design and sew he needs to be sent home. Patricia, you go girl!

Re: Project Runway Season 11: Episode 1 "There is No I in Team"

I don't feel sorry for Emily. A beginning teenager could have made something more decent than that. Although Cindy Marlatt ended up in the bottom this time, I'm looking forward to seeing what she's really capable of doing. I was not in favor of team episodes but I think this one might be interesting...I'll continue to watch.

Re: Designers Announced for Project Runway Season 11

I'm not fond of the teams episodes because it takes away from the fashion and design aspect and creates an atmosphere of sniping, childish, arrogant and nasty behavior. You might lose me as a fan of Project Runway this season...I'll give it a try.

Re: Mega Quilt Giveaway

I would love to win one of the quilting prize packs. I have been a quilter for over 20 years and have made many quilts for my family, friends, myself and for charity. I belong to our local quilt guild and have learned so much thru interaction with all the members. Probably my greatest quilting experience was the first time I went to one of the really BIG quilt shows in Minnesota...I was in awe at the beauty of such talented people. I've won a few ribbons myself which is a great quilting experience.

Re: Project Runway All Stars, Episode 11: "Couture de France"

I wish we could have seen more of the events in Paris. To go thru all that expense and then just show short clips seems to be counter productive. I greatly enjoyed seeing what was shown however...it would have made a great two-part episode don't you think?

Re: Book Giveaway: "Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations"

I would love to learn more about these Italian designers. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Quilt Love"

I have been making quilts for myself and my family for many years but recently have been working on some smaller quilted items. This year I made quilted mini candle mats and coasters for Christmas gifts...all foundation paper pieced. I like working with the smaller items and would be happy to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

Re: 10 Better Sewing Habits

I, too, was surprised to read about increasing the stitch length. I ran a couple samples of 3 and 3.5 and like the look. I'll do that on the next garment I make.

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

Love to sew and love to read, especially mysteries...thanks for the chance at winning.

Re: Giveaway: SewStylish Spring 2012 Fashion Sewing Guide

"Sew It, Style It" sounds interesting to me. I would love the chance to win a copy of this issue. Thank you.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "The Colette Sewing Handbook" by Sarai Mitnick

I have been a quilter for several years and would now like to return to garment sewing. This book would make a great start. Thanks for the chance.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: "Quick Stuff to Sew"

I plan to make table runners and candle mats, also some knitted scarves. I would like some handcrafted ideas for men and boys. Anxious to see this magazine.