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What’s Old is Made New Again-Part 2

June 29, 2010 in General, Tips & Tricks

Anyone who sews knows the occasional frustration of finding the perfect pattern, but being unable to find the perfect fabric. Fabric stores and quilt shops abound with wonderful fabrics from terrific designers in every color of the rainbow. Still, you can walk away from you search without finding what you're looking for. Sometimes it pays to think outside the box when it ...

by Kelly

Sewing Timesaver

October 17, 2009 in General, Tips & Tricks

Here is a great sewing time saver. This little ring holds your wound and unwound bobbins so they are ready and easy to find when you need them. Wind several bobbins before you start a larger project and you will not have to stop to wind a bobbin! Wind a bobbin in several basic colors and you are ready in ...

by Kendra

Ergonomic Sewing Tools?!

September 21, 2009 in General, Tips & Tricks

Increase your sewing comfort with ergonomic sewing tools. Ergonomics is the science of designing tools to make your life easier while sewing... improve efficiency, reduce discomfort, fatigue and risk of injury. I'm sure you've all seen these types of tools, I bet your significant other might have a few. But, have you ever tried using them? Sometimes it makes it more ...

by Kendra

Tracing Paper Tips

September 18, 2009 in General, Tips & Tricks

Be careful of the tracing or dressmakers' paper you use. Dressmakers' paper has a coated side and leaves a mark on your fabric when you wheel over the lines. These lines are hard to remove, so choose the color of the paper wisely. Yellow tends to be the strongest color and may bleed through your fabric.  Always use white on white ...

by Kendra

Foot Control on the Move?

August 6, 2009 in General, Tips & Tricks

Is your foot control sliding away from you while sewing?  To stop your foot control from traveling away from you, put a piece of Sure-Grip drawer liner underneath it. The gripper material helps to keep it in place on carpet or wood flooring. And, if your machine vibrations are driving you nuts, put a piece of it under your machine ...

by Kelly

Do you need a Twin?

April 30, 2009 in General, Tips & Tricks

Twin needles are commonly used for decorative stitching and also hemming knits. Twin needles have two numbers in their sizing.  The first number indicates the space between the needles.  The second number is the size of the needle.  So add some spark to your next straight stitch project, use a twin needle or be adventurous and try a triple! Check out ...
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