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Posted on: 11/12/10 6:57 AM
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Before you start sewing up a project, thread a couple of hand needles with the right colour, knotted one end, and jab them into a pin cushion by your machine. This can save time when you get to a tricky bit which just won't hold with pins. Instead of having to put down the work you've arranged in your hand, find a needle, thread it, pick up the work and re-arrange the waistband ease/collar point/pocket binding or whatever is giving you grief, you have the means to hand to put in a couple of judicious tacks (basting) to hold it in place for the machine. Much less irritating.

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Mariyka said...
I used this tip today, but in the future, I think I'll have 4 or 5 needles ready, though. Thank you!
11/12/10 4:18 PM
Warbler said...
Awesome tip!
11/12/10 9:09 PM
AnitaJJ said...
Great tip. I just threaded my machine for a new project and I'm going to do just this!!!
11/13/10 6:36 AM
Rhoda K said...
Great idea, thanks.
11/13/10 8:39 AM
JEF said...
Very smart.
11/13/10 9:25 AM
Annie- oh said...
The little things that can change our very lives - thanks!
11/13/10 9:52 AM
Michele Lommasson said...
Great idea. Thank you for sharing.
11/13/10 12:37 PM
ryansmumAria said...
fabulous tip I am going to do this! thanks
11/13/10 7:17 PM
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