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