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For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / Bernina 830 Record £175
« on: June 15, 2022, 07:59:28 AM »
Hi guys,

I’ve been offered a well looked after and well used Bernina 830 Record for £175.

It only comes with the basic foot and no extra feet.

I’m very tempted as I do like the older solidly built machines. For those who have had this machine, is it worth it? Will I be able to buy parts and spare feet easily?

Your Favourite Suppliers / Re: Best fabric shops/streets in London
« on: June 15, 2022, 07:49:08 AM »
Mmm, now I’ll have to work out where to send the boys off to so I can have a peaceful spending spree…

Fun with Fabric / Re: Blackout fabric
« on: June 14, 2022, 08:10:03 AM »
I'm with @Greybird on this. I never regulated light nor noise when mine were babies. The more they get used to the more adaptable they become

Babies and toddlers often have daytime naps, so besides the bright sunshine in the day, I’d use the bin liner method to help keep the room cooler as the curtains in holiday cottages can be very thin cotton. You can stick the bags directly to the individual glass panes and leave the window open, if you want to. It’s quite a flexible system.

DS can sleep with the curtains wide open now, so it probably didn’t affect him too badly. Saying that, I’d better go up and wake him for school. It’s gone 8am.

Your Favourite Suppliers / Best fabric shops/streets in London
« on: June 13, 2022, 16:14:43 PM »
I’m off to the smoke at the end of the month and I’d like to stock up on some gorgeous fabrics whilst there as there’s very little over here unless I travel for about 4 hours each way.

Fun with Fabric / Re: Blackout fabric
« on: June 11, 2022, 13:16:43 PM »
When DS was a toddler on our holidays, I always took a small roll of black bin liners with me and used masking tape to tape the bags to the window glass. At the end of the holiday, the bags were used to contain dirty washing, rubbish etc.

@Stitches That’s a great jacket and I love your colour choices.  :perfect10:

Current Projects / Re: Starring inaccuracies!
« on: June 07, 2022, 20:07:53 PM »
That’s a gorgeous quilt  :loveit:

Oh thats wonderful ... I have a big stumbling block in being terrified to sew real things!

Thank you. ☺️

Please join in and have a go. Really, there’s nothing to be afraid of as you know how to use a sewing machine and sew a seam and you can create beautiful patchwork quilts so you’re already halfway there!

What does it matter if you make a mistake? It’s only fabric

Sewing Machines / Re: the etiquette of buying a sewing machine
« on: June 02, 2022, 14:31:03 PM »
My Brother needle threader is the best one I’ve ever used and works every time except, it won’t work with the walking foot attached.

I finished it. This is my quilted wearable toile.

I lengthened the original Jacket pattern inc. sleeves as I don’t like Jackets to be too short on me. I also altered the neckline and added two patch pockets. I’ll make a start on my patchwork jacket next.

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In the wardrobe / Re: Fabric lengths
« on: June 01, 2022, 11:40:01 AM »
I’ve seen that on Amazon when I wanted to buy some spotty cotton fabric. I wanted 3 metres but they would only sell it in 1 metre lengths so I didn’t bother!

In the wardrobe / Re: Gold cotton lawn A line skirt
« on: June 01, 2022, 11:36:55 AM »
I’d probably look for something in a silvery blue/grey or a lilac/grey to wear with that beautiful fabric, but I guess it depends on your colour type.

I agree a lightweight fabric will look much better if it's lined.

I know that usually a lining is made separately, added in at the waistband and bagged out at the hem, but would it work ok to sew the lining along with the main fabric to help give bulk to the seam when you’re sewing something like a soft delicate fine fabric? I haven't sewn any linings into my clothes so far, so it was just a thought.

I’ve got this pattern too. It’s for knit fabrics and I didn’t notice that the first time I used it. Oops!

Looking great @Kad  I love your fabric.
What do you think of the fit?

This is my wearable toile so far. I’ve cheated and cut up a quilted throw that I bought ages ago and I’ve added two pockets and plan to change the neckline and make it into a V shape. I might try shaping the back too as I don’t like the sticky out look.

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I’m definitely in. Might adjust the book pattern and make it longer for me.

Is this going to be a June sew-a-long or allow a bit longer?

Also, is there an easy way to bookmark this thread so I can find it more easily when I need to?

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