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Member Since: 11/07/2010

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Re: Make a Sewing Machine Cover

Very pretty cover.
A few years ago I found quilted fabric with a sewing theme and made sewing machine covers for myself and three daughters. I made a pattern from an old cover. Yours is much more detailed.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Secret Garden Embroidery" by Sophie Simpson

I'm amazed at how my flowers manage to stay colorful through the heat and drought.

Re: Kaffe Fassett Book Giveaway

touching fabrics, seeing colors, imagining designs is the most inspiring

Re: Industry Insider Techniques DVD Giveaway

I finished a handbag from a kit and it was fun. Very different from what I usually do.

Re: The Perfect Blouse DVD Giveaway

I used a Marci Tilton pattern to make a jacket from a stripe that was in my stash for years and it turned out great.

Re: 2015 National Serger Month Giveaway

I would love it if I knew a few new things I could do with my old serger.

Re: Book Giveaway and Interview with Quilting Expert Joan Ford

No matter how careful I am, the top measurement of the quilt is never the same as the bottom one.

Re: Enter Our Huge Quilting Giveaway

My very first REAL completed quilt was a kit and I was so thrilled I haven't stopped quilting since.

Re: Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 7: "Mix and"

I've given up trying to understand the judges. The guys were all blah and the girls were too much. This is a first date?

Re: Book Giveaway: "Handbag Workshop"

Handbags are my latest thing. I'd like to know more.

Re: Book Giveaway and Free Pattern Downloads: "The Magic Pattern Book"

I have an ambition to make my own patterns. This would help.

Re: Interview with Designer Joi Mahon and Giveaway

If I had something that would help me fit a pair of pants, I would be so happy.

Re: Enter the 2014 National Sewing Month Giveaway

I'm going through my Christmas stash tomorrow to see what inspires me. My Threads is read cover to cover every month. It's what keeps me up on the fashion trends.

Re: Huge Handbags Giveaway!

I've made a couple of bags. It's my new thing. I'd love to learn more.

Re: Huge Handbags Giveaway!

I've made a couple of bags. It's my new thing. I'd love to learn more.

Re: Huge Handbags Giveaway!

I've made a couple of bags. It's my new thing. I'd love to learn more.

Re: Simplicity Pattern 1466 Giveaway!

I would do it in linen. A print top with a solid skirt in 10-18.

Re: TWO Book Giveaway: "Sew Fun" and "Sewing School 2"

Like many others, I have a couple of granddaughters who are just starting to sew. They would love it!

Re: Enter to Win "Bag-E-Bottoms" Bag Liners

I've just started making a few bags. A rigid bottom would be a big help.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Threads Sew Smarter, Better & Faster"

Read through all the directions first, then read them all again!

Re: Second Annual National Serger Month Celebration and Giveaway

I use my serger but only on the same old t-shirts. Something new would be nice.

Re: Book Giveaway: "The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction"

I would like to have a real sewing book after struggling with pattern instructions all these years.

Re: Where Do You Most Frequently Shop for Fabric?

I live 7 minutes from a Jo-Ann's which is great if you run out of cobalt blue thread or you need a zipper NOW. But there are not a lot of surprises. I miss the old fabric stores we used to have. Like MargieW. my daughters,a granddaughter and I occasionally make an excursion to the fashion center in downtown Los Angeles. We never miss The Loft which is the outlet for Michael Levine. A whole different experience.

Re: The Big Quilter's Giveaway!

For a quilting junkie, this is heaven. I enjoy reading quilting books almost as much as making them.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Sew Red"

I walk my dog twice a day and garden, lots of gardening.

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

I've made a few and they're fun. I'd like to have new ideas.

Re: Win a Copy of Serger Techniques on DVD!

I've struggled with my serger foe years, This would help.

Re: Threads Selects Giveaway: "Easy-to-Sew Pet Projects"

I have a Corgi (me and the queen) and she looks good in clothes even though it is a struggle to get her in them.

Re: Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

When In was a little girl growing up on a farm in the midwest, my mother heated her flatirons on a wood burning stove. Shirts, dresses, blouses, skirts were always perfectly pressed. I've never been able to match that.

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

I've never been to New York but getting the fabric would be the next best thing.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Dreaming in Color"

I first knew Kaffe Fassett from his quilts. He really knows his colors.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing"

Since I'm pretty vintage myself, I'd love to have a book about the patterns.

Re: Mega Quilt Giveaway

I appliqued a pony on a green field and blue sky for a great granddaughter. Her mom loved it.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Quilt Love"

Like a lot of quilters, I started out with the intention of using up 40 years of scraps. I'm still trying

Re: Kid's Fashion Giveaway: "The Fashion Designer's Handbook"

I'm teaching my 10 year old granddaughter to sew. She'll love it.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "All Sewn Up"

This year I'm making a couple of granddaughters pajamas from cute flannel I've had for a long time. And a grandson is getting a quilt it took forever to finish.

Re: Win a BERNINA Swag Bag!

I have an old Bernina, but it is still humming along. Would love a bag

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

It's too hot to sew, so a mystery so a mystery about it would be great.

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

I love sewing and I love learning about sewing almost as much
so the DVD wouls be wonderful.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Power Sewing Toolbox 1 and 2" by Sandra Betzina

I could really use these books even though one of my sewing daughters would probably borrow them before I could crack them open.

Re: Giveaway: SewStylish Spring 2012 Fashion Sewing Guide

Serger Secrets? I could use that. Along with most eerything else.

Re: DVD GIVEAWAY: Threads Magazine Archive, 1985-2011

I've had to get rid of most of my old sewing mags and books. This would be wonderful.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: A Guide to Fashion Sewing

I sew by reading the instructions on the pattern sheet. It would be great to have a real reference book.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Threads Sewing Guide"

What a great book! After 40 years of trial and error sewing, I've never had a real reference book.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: "Designer Techniques"

Designers? I like them all-even the far out ones. I have a year to make a wedding dress for a grandaughter so I need all the help I can get.

Re: Book Giveaway: "1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts & Tips"

Every year I get a small calendar I keep in my sewing desk. I sew for me, family, pets and friends. Clothes, quilts, pillows, mending. Every time I finish a project, I note it on the calendar. My sewing goes in fits and starts so when it seems as though I have accomplished very little, I can look back and see that I actually did quite a bit. Even if it was mending a pair of jeans. Which I'm pretty good at.

Re: MAGAZINE AND DVD GIVEAWAY: "Teach Yourself to Sew"

I'm teaching my 8 year old grandaughter to sew and she's a whiz but it is harder than I thought. After years of doing things my own way, it would be better if it was the right way.

Re: Project Runway: Season 8 - Finale Part 2

From someone who believes the last great designer was Levi Strauss, I have to say I love watching Project Runway.
From the Oh My Gosh- how did they do that?! to the train wrecks. It is amazing to me to see the engenuity and creativity of the designers in such a short time. The judging is a mystery to me but who am I? It's a competition, a reality show and a soap opera. As long as I can appreciate it for what it is, I'll keep on watching.