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Kissimmee, FL, US

craft interests: embroidery, quilting, sewing

Member Since: 02/19/2013

recent comments

Re: How to Sew a Velvet Frock Coat

Back in the 60s when I was in high school, I made a pant suit out of gold brocade drapes. They were bellbottom with a longish jacket. The jacket sleeves ended at the elbow where I attached gathered lace, which was made from very nice curtains. This outfit received compliments when ever I wore it. Ah.....memories of Sonny and Cher fashion.....real fur coats were very indexpensive at the thrift stores in my town from which I made vests.

Re: Q&A: Requiem for Frostline Kits

I made down jackets, vests, and booties from Frostline kits when I was a college student. Their product was excellent and the directions easy to follow. It's sad that they no longer exist. I have grandchildren who would love to have a down jacket from Grandma.

Re: Identifying Vintage Sewing Machines

My mother-in-law lives in a retirement community in FL. While helping at the sale shop, she came upon a Singer Treadle sewing machine, knowing that is what I learned to sew on she snatched it up. This article is so timely as i want to learn about this particular machine. It still works as the lady that had it was still using it when she had to get rid of it. It has found a loving home and my plan it to make a small quilt for my mother-in-law.

Re: Video: One-on-One with Sarah Veblen, Part 1

I have taken every class Sarah Veblen has taught online. What a wonderful opportunity to watch and learn, and go back and watch again. She has a very systematic way of teaching that is easy to understand. I'm looking forward to the remaining interviews.

Re: Video: Kenneth D. King's Essential Sewing Tool Kit, Part 2

I have got to organize one of these.....whan I travel in the summer (with sewing machine of course) I always seem to need something I have forgotten to pack. I am looking forward to Parts 3 and 4 and I will be on the look out for sterling knives was a wonderful idea.....I love Kenneth King such a good teacher and so down to earth.

Re: Preventive Sewing-Machine Maintenance

My mother insisted that I clean her machine after every project. Now, more that 45 years later I still have that habit and I'm passing this routine on to my daughter and granddaughters. I rarely ever have a problem with any of my machines.I have 4 and some of them are quite old! It doesn't take much time to do a through cleaning after each and EVERY project and it will really keep your machine humming :)

Re: Apply Elastics to Your Garments

I would have liked to view the video....

Re: Eliminate Separate Facings for Elegant Edges

When I was younger I was always in a hurry to get my garment finished. Today I have so much more patience....I really love doing handsewing and seeing the results. This is something I can't wait to try. I love all of Susan's articles and have taken some of her online classes.

Re: Watch Threads Essential Techniques Videos

These are all wonderful skills to have and this series of videos is the ultimate in usable information. Thank you for posting these.

Re: What Sewing Machine Do You Use?

I learned to sew on a treadle and inherited my mother's Adler and used it for many years. It was put in storage while we lived in the south and sadly it rusted all through it. Now it sits with its surface cleaned up, in my sewing room just for memories. I now use an Elna 730 and have an older version of this same Elna as a backup. My husband is also generious for my sewing needs (wants) but I just can't justify a newer,fancier or other brand. This machice is dependable and easy enough to use that I taught my 8 year old granddaught to sew on it this summer. It sews beautifly on the finest silks and readily handles free-motion quilting.

Re: Ties to Bind: Turn Neckties into Bias Binding

I just aquired a bunch of gorgeous silk ties knowing I wanted to use them in "something" just not knowing what......My brain is spinning with the possibilities using them this way.....THANK YOU!!!

Re: Quick Tip: Button Placement Inside a Vertical Buttonhole

I'm about to make a rayon batik shirt for my husband. I'm going to use this technique on this and all the rest of my projects with buttons. Great tip! Thanks.