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mimiquilts | Posted in General Sewing Info on

I have been a subscriber of Threads since I first picked one up in a book store the the late 1980’s. I was a long time sewerand knitter. I also was a machine knitter. In the early days of Threads in had info on ALL FIBER ARTS. sewing, knitting and weaving. I occaisonally take an older copy  out of my stash just for fun. Issue no. 20 Jun/Jul 1990 has articles on knitting lace by hand; Intarsia sweaters knitted by machine; how to fit lace garments so the darts disappear and the bodice is molded to the body; serging stret chy fabrics; wonderful kids sweaters; etc.

I still love Threads although I mostly just sew for my two little great-granddaughters 3 & 5 and make quilts. I have been making quilts for all my close relatives the last two years. seventeen done, three to quilt and two designed and ready to cut and they will all be wrapped in my love. 


  1. Cherrypops | | #1

    Hello mimi,

    How wonderful!

    I love reading stories like yours.

    The best gifts are the ones wrapped in love.

    CherryPops (sydney australia)

  2. Jeanette | | #2


    I did subscribe to Threads for quite some time but I stopped when they changed the format about a year ago.  I find that they seem to be recycling some of the same issues they covered in issues a long time ago.  For new subscribers this will be of interest but for those of us that have lots of back issues  this just comes as repetition.  However I find that the back issues  still provide plenty of inspiration.  In fact one of the first things I do before starting a project is to flick through all the Threads issues to get inspiration and tips.  I stilll check the website to see what is in the latest edition and if it has enough articles of interes I might buy it but like  I say the mag has, sadly,  lost its allure for me.

    1. sewnel65 | | #3

      Hi Jeanette,

      I agree with you about the new Threads format.  I really miss the vintage garments on the back cover too.



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    MrTouch | | #4


    My name is Ron. How are you doing. A question to you if I may. In the profile area? How would I get to the area to make one? After the first page of basic information I click continue and that is all I can do to the profile as far as I can tell? If you can help me sure would like that. Thanks So Much

    Happy Sewing

    1. jatman | | #5

      Hi Ron!  If you go down to the left of the screen where it indicates what members are currently online and double click on your own name a window with your info will pop up.  At the top left of that window is a place called 'change profile'.  Click on that and you can get in there to change it - hopefully!  I just re-logged on so you may have to log on again in order for you to change anything but it should prompt you through that.  Hope this helps!


      ETA: I think you can double click your own name from your message to get your profile to pop up instead of going to the first Gatherings Discussions screen that shows who is currently online, although that will work, too.

      Edited 5/29/2007 3:16 am ET by jatman

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        MrTouch | | #6

        Thank You Very Much. I was able to get it going. I went to update profile but could not get it. So I click on my own name. That worked. Have a wonderful day. Thanks again


        1. solosmocker | | #7

          I just checked out your profile. Your sewing room looks awesome and clearly the refuge of a very creative person. Thanks for the peek.

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            MrTouch | | #8

            Thank You Very Much. It took some time to build as I really did not know what I wanted. It just turned out that way. Having a wood shop to custom cut every thing helped out a lot. Thanks again and hope to see you in many other threads


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