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Thread: I'm in Love

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    Senior Member echoemb's Avatar
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    I needed to sew on four buttons onto a block and was dreading it as I would rather drink poison than sew on buttons. But wait I have a fancy sewing machine that is suppose to sew on buttons!! Yea, right, probably need to totally disassemble the machine to make it happen. So drag out the old manual (which in itself is a miracle that I can even find it as I DON'T READ MANUALS!)

    I just sewed on four buttons in about 2 minutes. Drop feed dogs, put on right foot, select right stitch, Viola!! Done!!

    I LOVE technology...

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    i have one of those, too. but i'd rather manually sew than fiddle with the machine to get the right distance, etc. :cry:

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    I use this stitch selection for bar tacks all the time. I don't lower the feed dogs for this. When I make a obw, or stack and whack, I pin the layers, then bar tack the whole thing. I cut the pieces on my accucut so this way I don't need to worry about the blades hitting a pin. I really think that it keeps the layers from shifing, and it's easy to clip the tack when you start piecing.

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    Ooooo that's a good tip also paperprincess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    I use this stitch selection for bar tacks all the time. I don't lower the feed dogs for this. When I make a obw, or stack and whack, I pin the layers, then bar tack the whole thing. I cut the pieces on my accucut so this way I don't need to worry about the blades hitting a pin. I really think that it keeps the layers from shifing, and it's easy to clip the tack when you start piecing.
    GREAT idea. Keeping the layers lined up has to be the hardest part of OBW. I will definitely be trying that out.

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    I am in love also but it is with your avatar. I also have a heeler and she is the best dog. She thinks she is alpha and needs to herd everyone else (I have 4 rescue dogs) including me.

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    ( So drag out the old manual (which in itself is a miracle that I can even find it as I DON'T READ MANUALS!)

    Same here although I keep the manuals to my machines with the machines. So do I open them and read them? NO!

    Was a little embarssing when the sewing repair guy left a note on the Pfaff I brought in for repair, note said "Read your manual". I had upgraded my old Pfaff for a newer model but couldn't change the feet, turned out if I had read the manual I would have known that this newer model required me to push the even feed lever back to change the feet.

    If I didn't make mistakes I wouldn't learn anything new and believe me I'm learning new things every day.

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    I love to sew on buttons,and love to collect them also :thumbup:

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    Gotta love these machines.

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    That is Dally, also a rescue. I have 3 heelers, 2 of them rescue. I founded and ran a heeler rescue for 3 years and I'm lucky 2 was all I ended up with. There were a bunch more that I would have kept if I had the room. I got Dally at 5 weeks, sick, skinny but he is a big dog now and healthy. Definitely a handful but he is getting better the older he gets.

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    Heeler - handful- are those synonyms? I rescued a Heeler/Aussie who had been tied to a fence for the nearly two years she had lived. Tree climbing jumper and definitely a handful, but a loving one.

    My vintage Elna sews on buttons very nicely.

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    yea I guess that is certainly what they should be called. But that is what I love about the breed (mostly). Here's a picture of my front yard and I spent the summer putting up fencing over the rails so I could put the down out there to hang out. The other two love it but I just put Dally out and nothing would do, he wanted outside the fence and just jumped over the top (totally cleared it and didn't touch the top rung)...well so much for that idea. He'll have to stay in the back I guess.
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    They can be so graceful.

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