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Sewing Tip 8/12/11 11:40 AM
fold up cutting table
I am a bit slow mentally as I get older but in my defense until a few months ago I had to fight really thick heavy padded carpet with my sullivan (?? I think) cutting table. Now that it is on a hard floor (tile at my house) I have discovered that the wheels are on there for a purpose besides puttin... more...
Sewing Tip 4/6/11 11:33 AM
keeping dust off cone threads
As our remodel continues I am removing old factory serger cones from a wall rack and cleaning and dusting them. I decided before they are returned to their spools to take some fold and close storage bags (very cheap in large boxes) and cover each one. I found that if you fold the top flap over like... more...
Sewing Tip 4/14/08 3:48 PM
getting a knit binding the right length
I was having trouble getting my self bindings the right length on some of my knit tees as all the knits had different degrees of stretch. Now I have started cutting a strip that is longer than my neck opening rather than measuring and pinning it around the neck stretching slightly as I go around t... more...
Sewing Tip 4/4/07 7:55 AM
knit pattern not on fold
I made a permanent pattern to use over and over with a few changes for a knit top from a rtw one that I liked and wore out. The first one I cut I was amazed at how much faster I could cut them out since I did not have to fiddle with folding the fabric evenly. Also on larger sizes you have to ... more...

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former teacher, mother of three daughters ranging from tall to petite and two grandsons ; I used to sew men, women, and children's items on a dialy basis. I am deep into embroidery and have thre... more

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