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  1. Looking for Civil War Pin Cushion

    by , 04-11-2012 at 01:23 PM
    Our local Historical Society is having a Civil War exhibition. There are a number of references to what the "ladies at home" were sending in care packages to the soldiers. Apparently these packages included pin cushions. Does anyone know what a Civil War era (1860s) pin cushion looked like? (One that would have been sent to soldier).
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  2. home spun fabric

    by , 04-10-2012 at 02:30 PM
    I have received several pieces of homespun fabrics various sizes, colors, etc. What would be a good pattern to use this type fabric in? (I am trying the bulls eye - circle...) we will see if I can do it - a lot of work and welll... Anway - anyone know how this fabric was used before and what style/pattern it is? Most of mine is checks, strips, typical homespun look. Any suggestions would be helpful.
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  3. vintage machine display

    by , 04-10-2012 at 12:59 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by harrishs View Post
    Some of you asked to see the outcome of my downsized stash so that I would have room for my vintage machines (and left over stash)-----I am not done organizing yet (will I ever be?) The last picture are of some I need to work on yet.....I do have 5 in cabinets that I did not show.....
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  4. raw edge scrap quilt. do it next.

    by , 04-10-2012 at 07:13 AM (microwave bowls)
  5. Wow!! LOL

    by , 04-10-2012 at 04:42 AM
    I have learned some very valuable lessons.
    1) My kenmore 85 is so much like me.She doesn't care for exspensive things.I bought the best thread I could find trying to be gentle with her.But she sews best with the cheap stuff.
    2) My hubby works a midnight shift and wants our room as dark a possible so I bought really nice drapes that are suppose to block the light out ,they don't.So he asked me to make some kind of fun quilt to hang over those drapes.So I went to town to buy twin needles ...
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  6. Couple of the veteran quilt tops.

    by , 04-10-2012 at 03:09 AM
    My machines do touch fabric. Bought a Montegomery ward machine yesterday, pink and brown. Has some issues but thing they can be tended to after a good cleaning. $3.99.
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  7. I am exhausted but glad that

    by , 04-09-2012 at 05:00 PM
    I put 41 bales of pine needles around the house, as mulch in NC. Tomorrow I will get packed to go with a friend to the Caymans. In the meantime my best quilting buddy & GD are coming for a few days while her flooring is being out in. Hope to play cards, laugh alot and eat bad things that hubby cooks. LIFE IS GOOD...NO WONDERFUL
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  8. Make it round swap

  9. ♥ Vintage Sewing Machine Links & Parts

    by , 04-09-2012 at 04:48 PM (Craftybear Den)
    Parts for Vintage Sewing Machines:
    1. http://shop.sew-classic.com/Bobbins_c7.htm

    ♥♥♥ Websites and Blogs Vintage Sewing Machines ♥♥♥

    Ohio (Toledo)

    Dan, Bob Kovar out of Toledo, Ohio, is a well-known and well-respected dealer of industrial sewing machines (including vintage ones) and parts. The company's website is:

    http://tolindsewmach.com/

    hope that helps,
    - Rain

    Vintage Singer Sewing Machine Blog
    http://vssmb.blogspot.com/
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    Updated 04-09-2012 at 04:55 PM by craftybear

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  10. ♥ Displays for Quilting, Crafts, Collectibles

    by , 04-09-2012 at 04:24 PM (Craftybear Den)
    I love surfing online to find cool links for all of us and adding this page to store cool displays.

    Thimbles:

    http://www.finehomedisplays.com/products.asp?cat=17
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