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Date: 9/15/12 1:27 PM

"If you can't tell which is the right side,
nobody can."

"Don't trim your threads before your garment is done"

"You can never have too much white thread."

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Date: 9/15/12 1:41 PM

Measure twice, cut once. (a carpenter's adage but works in my sewing room)

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"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." Anais Nin

"Attitude is the difference between an adventure and an ordeal." unknown

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Date: 9/15/12 1:41 PM

To save time and money,
make a plan.
Use what you sew.
Sew what you can.
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Date: 9/15/12 1:42 PM

"a stitch in time saves nine" is very old proverb. From Ben Franklin, anyone know??

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Date: 9/15/12 2:00 PM

Never point out your mistakes, chances are you are the only one who will notice or care.

Sew something for someone who sews! We rarely get handmade gifts because people believe we will be critical or inspect it. Quite opposite of the truth, we will appreciate it more because we are well aware of the time and love that goes into it!

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Date: 9/15/12 3:23 PM

The firmer the knit, the tighter the fit.

To explain- 4" may stretch to 6" (50% stretch) but is it an easy stretch or a hard stretch?

When in doubt, rip it out.

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Date: 9/15/12 3:51 PM

This is Elona's Rule for Purchasing Something (based on long experience):

If you see a fabric or pattern you really, really love, but think it's too expensive, step back and ask, "A few years down the line, am I really, really going to kick myself in the butt for not buying this?"

If the answer is 'Yes,' buy it now, because next Tuesday it actually will be gone forever.

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Date: 9/15/12 4:29 PM

"Thou shalt not panic: first, RETHREAD the entire machine."

"Sew so slow."

"Cats tend to lay down on whatever fabric you're cutting."

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Date: 9/15/12 4:33 PM

Before panicking, re-insert the bobbin and the needle and re-thread the machine. (Solves most machine problems)

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Date: 9/15/12 6:07 PM

Donít drink and sew. Donít drink and rotary cut.

Yeah, yeah, Iíve read the articles about sewing parties where the sewing ladies get together to ďsip white wineĒ and work on sewing projects together. Aaaacckk!!!! Trust me on this, sharp pointy things that go up and down really fast near your fingers and those clever circular razor blades rolling along near your hands do not mix well with alcohol Ė even small amounts of alcohol.

When disaster strikes, STOP, put the project aside, and sleep on it.

Good sewing solutions rarely reveal themselves to you in the midst of your panic, aggravation, or tiredness. I have been astonished at the simple and effective solutions that are so clear to me when I awake the next morning.

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