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justgail

justgail 
Iowa USA
Member since, 1/19/06
Intermediate

Store Review 12/18/12 1:29 PM
Jo-ann Fabric and Crafts
Have you bought anything from this store? If yes were the prices competitive? Probably too much on their 50% off notions sales and pattern sales and coupons. Prices are competetive for the quality and what they carry. Were the sales people polite and friendly? So far, I've never had a bad experi... more...
 
 
Notion Review 10/15/11 10:52 AM
Ott-lite - Creative HD
What is this notion used for? combination LED light and magnifier with interchangeable 3x and 6x lenses. Did you get your money's worth after the purchase? I returned it. Is this notion easily available? Would you recommend it to others? No. Nice try Ott-light, but you missed the boat. While I... more...
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Sewing Tip 11/21/10 12:18 PM
plastic storage drawer improvements
I've really enjoyed looking at everyone's sewing rooms and storage ideas over the last few of years. One thing I've noticed is many of you use the plastic storage drawers. Some brands can only be stacked as they are (such as the smaller Sterlite boxes I have). I just wanted to point out that some ... more...
 
 
Sewing Tip 2/5/10 1:27 PM
make cording faster
reading emeraldjul's tip on making cording reminded me of a couple of ways to speed up the twisting - 1. use a drill - battery or electric, as long as it's a variable speed so you have more control 2. keep an eye out for the battery operated hair twister tools that might be showing up at garage s... more...
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Sewing Tip 9/26/09 10:21 PM
Lighting for easier removal of stitching
Sometimes even when using a magnifier, I have trouble seeing the stitches I need to remove. By accident, when trying to adjust the magnifier and light, I found that it's easier to see stitches when the light is not aimed straight down on the stitching, but have it angled across, so that the light a... more...
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After quite a few years of mostly home dec sewing and mending, I'm trying to get back to sewing clothing for myself. After finding sewing groups and blogs, I've realized that it's not just me that h... more

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