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craft interests: embroidery, fashion, sewing

Member Since: 06/11/2009

recent comments

Re: How to Reduce Collar Bulk

Learned this in one of Louise's certification programs and it is the best technique. Would recommend her program to everyone.

Re: Couture Techniques for a Better Fitting Waistband

I appreciate all of the amazing tips from Susan. She is an awesome and talented lady and always so willing to teach.
THANK YOU and Happy New Year to all of Threads staff and contributors.

Re: Firming Up Fabrics with Gelatine

Knowing Susan, I have faith that it will work. She is one of the most talented and sharing educators in the field.

Re: Mood Fabrics Debuts the Mood Sewing Network

My visit to Mood Fabrics two years ago was the highlight of my NYC trip. Thanks for bringing it to us older ladies in Florida who cannot always make the trip.

Re: Roll Hemming a Curve Made Easy

Another helpful, well written tip. Thanks for sharing!

Re: How to Make a Lovely Pleated-Ribbon Trim

I am loving the series on ribbon trims. The illustrations were awesome!

Thank you for all you share with the sewing world.

Re: How to Make a Lovely Pleated-Ribbon Trim

I am loving the series on ribbon trims. The illustrations were awesome!

Thank you for all you share with the sewing world.

Re: Video: Two Techniques for Edges

Our ASG Special Interest Group just reviewed finishes yesterday and the Mitered corner is one of my favorite.
Thank You Pam.

Re: Video: How to Attach Hooks, Eyes & Snaps

Thank you for another tip from Susan K. I've learned so much from her.

Re: Four Serging Techniques

Not only do I love my Baby Lock Evolution, I love the support that we have been given by our dealer. We have no less than 2-3 Baby Lock educators at our local dealer every year. We focus on education and techniques as we are not concerned with maintenance as my Baby Locks have never failed me.

The article by Pamela Leggett is the most comprehensive and helpful to all levels.

Love Threads!

Re: Video: Three Ways to Gather

Excellent video for all levels of sewing. Thank you!
Will try the elastic method tomorrow on our charity sewing.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: "Quick Stuff to Sew"

I am making small ITH stockings for gift cards and flatware on the dinner table. Making Christmas Gift pillows (see Baby-Lock serger project for Bow Tie Quilt square). Christmas fabrics with a big red bow tie. Embroidering "To You" in one block and "From Me" in the other. Quick and easy unique gift.

Teaching a class with various Christmas packages around the bottom of a skirt with lame' bows of red and gold. Will finish a boiled wool jacket with holly embroidery to go over a white blouse with collar and cuffs I am finishing of Boutis french embroidery. Even though I am in my 70's, I enjoy dressing for the holidays.

Thanks for opening the forum to the subject.

Re: Getting Together to Sew and Eat?

Yes, we often have food along with our sew-a longs. The most popular dessert is SEW easy and published in the ASG Cookbook. It is known as The Cake. 1 Box of Pillsbury Angel Food Cake Mix and 1 Can of Crushed Pineapple. Mix and bake in tube tin. Delicious and lower in calories.

Re: Hand Understitching

Excellent and very helpful.
See you in LA.

Re: Add Gradual Width

Louise has an unique way of making adjustments simple. Thank you Sew much. She is by far one of the best educators and I appreciate the time she shares with us through Threads.

Re: School's On for Summer!

I have attended several of Louise's classes and completed the core class and Certification class last year. It was well worth my time and very reasonable. Louise has given me more confidence in my ability to sew for myself and share with others. So glad to see that the continuing education is available for others.


Re: L.I.F.E. Bags Support Kenyan Women and Children

Great article on the CTC bags. What a wonderful group of people helping people through sewing.

Re: Inside My Chanel Jacket

What a beautiful job! And to think you would take your precious time to share with others to inspire them to get involved with Susan. Susan and Sue are a perfect match! We're proud of you!

Re: Kenneth will be on Martha Stewart!

I love the Hallmark Station and am so glad to see Martha make the move. Have watched every new series and very impressed. Love Martha's new hair do and she looks happy.

Congratulations on having KK. Love the DKY and J Crew session last night.

Re: Raw-Edge Bias Binding

I love it Louise! Rest assured that I will be using this technique.


Re: As a sewist, what are you most thankful for?

I am most thankful for my wonderful, supportive husband who thinks everything I sew is "cool." I am also very thankful for my ASG Sisters who have shared so much of their knowledge to make me a better sewist.

I am thankful for the national educators who work tiresly, travel sewwww many miles and continue to design patterns to our liking. Special gratitude to Louise Cutting, Emma Seabrooke, Linda Lee, Linda McGehee, Linda MacPhee, Judy Fenton and Susan Khalje. Thank you Loralie Harris for keeping us supplied with the most adorable embroidery designs to relate to our passions.

Thank you Threads for keeping me inspired with great techniques and resources.
Graphics in your magazine are superb and your contributing editors are "the best."

Happy Thanksgiving to all while our attitudes determine our gratitude. Peace on Earth! Jan

Re: How to Form Slotted Seams

I learn by doing. You'll have to show this technique at our October Retreat. Which pattern would I use this on?