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Am I missing something????

SewingSis | Posted in General Discussion on

I recently joined up on this site thinking it would be great fun to share sewing tips, etc. with so many others.  But everytime I check, there have not been new posts…does no one post on this site anymore?  Or have I not found the right way around this site yet?  It could be me…I will admit that! 🙂  But, in case it isn’t just me, could someone out there let me know!  Thanks!


  1. Pattiann42 | | #1


    Are you feeling a bit like the baby in Jimmy Fallon's Capitol One commercial where the baby spells out BOREING with O shaped cereal? 

    I do. 

    This forum use to be pretty active.  Then the format changed a few years ago and a lot of people dropped out - I did, then came back recently. 

    Thinking Blogs have taken over and I really dislike the ones that scream "Drama Queen"!

    I get more out of Threads magazine and the back issues on DVD (really easy to search for techniques).

    Check out the other offering from Threads located at the top of the screen (blue task bar).  There may be information there that will help or provide a new technique. 

    Best wishes.

    Feeling the need to throw cereal!

    1. SewingSis | | #2

      Posts are dead....

      I checked again this morning...not much activity going on around this site!  Guess it is time to start throwing that O shaped cereal around!

      Tried to reply yesterday and was rejected by 'spam filter'?  Hoping this goes thru today or maybe I won't come back to this site.

  2. Homesew | | #3


    I am a fairly new member but all my (2) posts have been answered faily quickly and I have found their help useful.  Maybe start with a definate question rather than to general.

    People on this site seem very friendly and enjoy sewing,


  3. stillsuesew | | #4

    This was a very active helpful site until a couple of years ago when everything changed.  But there are still a few of us who have sewn for years who try to answer questions.  If enough of hang around we can make this work.

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    TaraSews | | #5

    I have to agree I feel the tumble weeds a blowing. Its sad I am very new to Threads and had hoped for an active forum. :(

    1. Homesew | | #6

      The site is active

      Hi guys

      This steam of comments means that the site is active and that we love the contact with each other.  I am grateful to SewingSis has just helped me with my sewing nightmares.

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        TaraSews | | #8

        I hope so! I really would enjoy a sewing forum here.

  5. HelgaPataki | | #7

    Sew...what do you want to sew?

    its my first time ever to knit a piece of fabric intended as fabric.  its a 50/50 cotton lin yarn and I knitted the piece tubular.  I want to turn it into a simple tank top that is longish.  sorta like tunic length.  how would you propose I cut and finish the ends?  I realize this type of fabric isn't new to the market ... its a rather loose jersey, loose simply because it is handknit.  How would you suggest I finish the cut edges, and sew it so that it won't unravel and be useful and practical without the bulk?

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      TaraSews | | #9

      That sounds fun.

      I never mastered knitting my Grandmom did and my mom was the master crochet lady. ( I haved done that)

      If you use a sewing machine I would imagine using a zigzag or a stretch type of stitch. You could also use another yarn and a large needle and hand sew the hem up? I am not sure how loose the knitting is and or if you may want to line it.

    2. Homesew | | #10

      Knitted fabric

      Hi I would use an overlocker/serger for flat seams.  Not sure if cutting would be any different to jersey or any fine moveable material.

      One successful garment I made with Gorgette caused a real headache as it slid across my table like shifting sand.  I used a batton of wood about 3" width and stuck double sided tape to the batton.  This prevented any movement whilst I pinned and cut.

    3. SewingSis | | #11

      Depending on the size of knitting needles used, your knit fabric could be quite loose.  I would use the product 'seams great' to help stablize the seams/edges.  If you have  a serger, that would work very nicely for your project.  Hope it turns out wonderful for you!  Post some pictures when you are finished.

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  7. starzoe | | #13

    Am I missing something?

    Until a couple of years ago this was an active, interesting site.  The format was changed, and not for the better.  At the time there were many, many complaints about the new "experts" but it appears that no attention was given to the topic.  I believe that Threads wants this forum gone and expects everyone to pay for the new (what is it called?  Even the name is non memorable!).

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