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12-19-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,641
Posted By mcwillia

What a fun and interesting project with very...

What a fun and interesting project with very clever construction techniques. Thank you for providing the link
Forum: Tutorials
10-30-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,548
Posted By mcwillia

What wealth of knowledge you have shared! I'm...

What wealth of knowledge you have shared! I'm teaching sewing to a 16 year old who received a treadle for her birthday. She is fascinated with the box of feet and accessories and you have provided a...
Forum: Main
06-29-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By mcwillia

Please don't waste your time or money. It's a...

Please don't waste your time or money. It's a clumsy setup and the fact that there are only 8 hours of sewing time over 10 years is a huge red flag. The throat space of the machine is 9" which...
Forum: Recipes
05-01-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,448
Posted By mcwillia

This is the best ever rhubarb dessert!!! And it's...

This is the best ever rhubarb dessert!!! And it's super easy. I've shared it with my quilt guild and everyone raves about how good it is. Thank you mindless for sharing
Forum: Main
04-10-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,006
Posted By mcwillia

get on batting supersale's mailing list. They...

get on batting supersale's mailing list. They carry several brands and alternate which goes on sale. You can buy just 1 package and the price includes shipping. I buy Hobbs 80/20 which I prefer...
03-13-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 958
Posted By mcwillia

Thank you for the picture but that spring is...

Thank you for the picture but that spring is attached so something else is wrong.
03-12-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 958
Posted By mcwillia

Elna 62C will only straight stitch

Yesterday my Elna 62C made a few unusual noises and now only sews straight stitches. What part needs repair and how easy is it to fix?

Marilyn
Sequim WA
12-20-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,716
Posted By mcwillia

Thank you everyone. Great examples to add to my...

Thank you everyone. Great examples to add to my presentation.

Marilyn
12-19-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,716
Posted By mcwillia

Need examples of sewing mistakes

I've been asked to do a presentation on fixes for sewing mistakes. Obvious fixes are applique on fabric tears, inserting a strip of fabric if the pattern piece was accidentally cut on the fold, or...
11-21-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,636
Posted By mcwillia

Some men are uninformed regarding quilting

Ok, I'm wandering around JoAnn's looking for something I need in order to use a 50% off coupon courtesy of a survey. Wife is just touching stuff while hubby comes up with loads of ideas of what she...
07-30-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,798
Posted By mcwillia

what a sweet project and easy for a young...

what a sweet project and easy for a young beginning sewist
Forum: Main
07-28-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,567
Posted By mcwillia

Here's the response from Nancy's Notions when I...

Here's the response from Nancy's Notions when I asked about a video so that I can understand how the blind hemmer does quilt binding. I can't capture the image that was in the email but if you go to...
Forum: Main
07-27-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,567
Posted By mcwillia

I spent time yesterday researching blind hemmers...

I spent time yesterday researching blind hemmers after seeing the Nancy's Notions email. Huge price range and if you plan to do drapes, a portable model is not recommended. The commercial name is...
05-30-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,956
Posted By mcwillia

"Take off......take it all off" this...

"Take off......take it all off"

this commercial came with a sexy Swedish blonde and a guy shaving to the Gypsy Rose Lee stripping theme music
Forum: Recipes
12-23-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,214
Posted By mcwillia

What a treasure trove of recipes - the collection...

What a treasure trove of recipes - the collection starts in 1932!! It's a kick to see baking times for 12 pound fruit cakes and instructions to whisk butter and sugar for 30 minutes. Thank you for...
10-22-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,361
Posted By mcwillia

what a great project for my beginning 4H...

what a great project for my beginning 4H sewists!! Once they make one in class, they can make several for Christmas gifts. Thank you!!!!!
09-04-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,855
Posted By mcwillia

plainjane - thanks for sharing the link to the...

plainjane - thanks for sharing the link to the Singer machine for $250,00.00 Both hubby and I really enjoyed the belly laughs, especially the responses to the questions. I especially like the...
Forum: Main
08-12-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,573
Posted By mcwillia

a quick Google search provided this: Cream of...

a quick Google search provided this:
Cream of Tartar is an alternative to household bleach. Use it mixed with half as much vinegar or water anywhere you would use bleach.
Fabric stains? Mix a few...
Forum: Pictures
07-21-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,893
Posted By mcwillia

that is beautiful!! What a unique way to display...

that is beautiful!! What a unique way to display your quilting talents. Did you create the pattern?
07-21-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,568
Posted By mcwillia

I had 15 beginning sewers ages 7 to 13 last week...

I had 15 beginning sewers ages 7 to 13 last week (four mornings from 9-noon). The 7 year old and the 13 year old were boys. Luckily I recruited 7 other 4H volunteers to provide the constant...
Forum: Pictures
06-15-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,528
Posted By mcwillia

This is one of the first projects I teach my...

This is one of the first projects I teach my beginning 4H sewists. I heard from several parents that their kids made tissue holders for every family member and friend for Christmas gifts. One mom...
06-07-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,722
Posted By mcwillia

The box of "knitting accessories" are for a...

The box of "knitting accessories" are for a Studio knitting machine - probably 1960's vintage. The clamps hold the machine bed to a table. The pronged tools move stitches off the needles and are...
Forum: Recipes
05-06-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,933
Posted By mcwillia

Rhubarb-Lentil Soup

I was gifted a large bag of rhubarb and was determined to use it. DH who won't eat rhubarb desserts loved this soup and said it tasted like there was meat in it. I'm doubling the recipe next time...
Forum: Main
03-31-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,298
Posted By mcwillia

I have the Avante/Crown Jewel on a 12 ft table. ...

I have the Avante/Crown Jewel on a 12 ft table. I upgraded from the 16" HQ which I bought used. I had that machine for 8 years and maintenance consisted of removing lint in the bobbin area and...
Forum: Main
03-30-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,675
Posted By mcwillia

Check page 62 in the PE 770 operation manual. ...

Check page 62 in the PE 770 operation manual. The manual uses the term "starting point key" instead of "trace function". After selecting an embroidery design, press "adjust", "layout" and look for...
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