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Vintage Machines / A snip!
« on: November 29, 2020, 20:04:44 PM »
 Just browsing FB marketplace
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Adding Zing & Bling / Transferring files to embroidery machine
« on: November 21, 2020, 21:08:07 PM »
How do you all transfer bought embroidery files to your machine? I have an On-the-go cable for my phone, so I bought some files & plugged the USB connector of my cable into my machine. It isn't recognised, possibly because the Pfaff doesn't like memory sticks bigger than 1 or 2 Gb. Previously I've borrowed DH's laptop to unzip from my email, load into a folder then drag to a USB stick. But that's all old tech. I'm not up for upgrading my Pfaff yet, the wireless enabled Pfaff is about £8k.

Adding Zing & Bling / Christmas decorations ITH
« on: October 24, 2020, 07:54:40 AM »
Some time ago someone (possibly @Stitches)? Posted photos of ITH declarations. They were so lovely I bookmarked them. Or so l thought. Can anyone point me in the right direction please?

Tech Know How / How can I edit thread title?
« on: April 12, 2020, 16:04:46 PM »
Apparently I have a 'fiary' . Thus is a real wind up to a teacher - how can I edit it? I can change it for individual posts using the edit function but can't see how to edit the thread title.

Does anyone has this pattern for sale? It's the cardigan pattern I'm after so could be interested in in a different cardigan pattern with ruffles.

Tech Know How / Subscription problem?
« on: January 26, 2020, 18:40:00 PM »
My subscription runs out today, but I have 'recurring payment' set up, so hopefully it will renew in the next 6 hours. My forum view has gone squiffy, maybe a coincidence? Has anyone else got problems? Forum pages look different, they're all jammed over to the LL eft of my screen so I have to rotate my phone & pinch to enlarge. This reply box is so small I can't see what I'm typing so apologies for any gobbledegook. Yes, I've tried closing the window & loading again several times. I'm on an Android phone.

Fun with Fabric / French Terry?
« on: December 08, 2019, 18:50:22 PM »
What's the difference between French Terry & jersey? Google says French Terry has a looped back, so I thought it would be good for toddler sweatshirt/hoodie, however I ordered some from eBay and it looks like poly jersey, thinner than I expected. No loopy back.

I found a pattern I like in a Burda magazine but it's a plus size one which starts at a continental 44. This translates as an 18, I need a 12/14. It has an inner and an outer layer with a twist at the shoulders which reveals the inner layer on the outside. It only has 3 pieces, I've traced it and I hope graded it down by 2 sizes, by measuring the increments, doubling then subtracting them. (After doing that I realise I need to add seam allowances too...) The bust dart looks a bit small, and low, and the whole thing still looks quite wide, though it's a loose fitting style. Has anyone any experience of adapting patterns in this way? The feature I like is the twist in the shoulders. I know I can toile it but I might spend time more wisely by using a shell top which I know fits and develop my own twist on the shoulders.

For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / The Marvel Darner
« on: June 07, 2019, 20:57:41 PM »
Mum obviously had a thing about darning her stockings. Anyone want this for price of postage?
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For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / Lancashire's smallest loom
« on: June 07, 2019, 20:54:06 PM »
Found in my mum's sewing stuff. Anyone want it for price of postage?  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

The Haberdashery / What's this?
« on: June 07, 2019, 17:41:42 PM »
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I think it might be a tracing wheel? Found in my mum's sewing box but I don't remember seeing it before. I also found this  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  which looks more robust than my rotary cutter.

For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / Pfaff 1229
« on: June 06, 2019, 10:46:54 AM »
For sale - bought to stitch thick pvc panels into a thick canvas boat cover because I didn't want to risk my Pfaff Creative. I liked it so kept it to take to sewing club etc - except I don't. It's time for it to work for someone else. It has all the original feet, works well but I have no idea how much to ask. Can anyone suggest a sensible price please?   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

I hope some techy people might advise. I have lots of designs bought from Urban Threads. I've always lifted them onto USB stick from hubby's laptop. Said laptop now dead, so can't use them any more.  :devil: I have an iPad and an Android phone. I do have an On-The-Go cable (somewhere) for the phone so in theory could buy designs, download via phone...  But the phone screen is small, difficult to see designs. I've now seen a wireless memory stick advertised. Anyone used one? With iPad? (The other problem might be that smallest size is 16Gb and my Pfaff doesn't work with big memory sticks. It has a 2Gb supplied.)

Sewing Machines / The power of Pfaff
« on: February 08, 2019, 11:05:15 AM »
I just sewed through my hump jumper! I know it's a powerful machine, but I was amazed.

Patterns Discussion / Help! Style arc Ziggi PDF pattern
« on: January 08, 2019, 17:01:33 PM »
The first 7 pages (out of 59) have printed with all 4 margins & joined together perfectly. From page 8 onwards the left margin is missing and the triangle matching mark is tiny. The pattern pieces appear to have lost a bit off the sides. Obviously I don't want to carry on sellotaping the pieces if, as I suspect, the pieces will be too small. Has anyone else had this problem? And if so how do I correct it? It gets good reviews so I think it must be a mistake I've made somehow. First photo shows pages 1-4, perfect. 2nd & 3rd photos show the problem.

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