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I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Re: YarnYarn 20% discount
« on: January 25, 2018, 11:54:04 AM »
Oh Roger you shouldn't have shown me that!

I just love Silk yarns.

For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / Re: Wanted - Black lace and PVC!
« on: January 25, 2018, 10:39:18 AM »
I have some black pleather but suspect it's not shiny enough for what you want.

Patterns Discussion / Re: McCall's half price sale
« on: January 24, 2018, 18:38:33 PM »
Have bought 2 McCalls patterns already this year, I shouldn't even look ;)

Thanks Kad but I'm afraid it's a no go.  I've just had chance to check and it won't fit, such a shame.

I'm sure it will find a good home though.

Kad  I am really interested in this but just need to double check it will fit my 8200.  Can I have first dibs and will try to check first thing in the morning.

We have visitors tonight and it would be slightly rude to leave them alone whilst I check.

Fab fabrics Acorn, I love your colours.

If that pattern is calling you go for it but there are quite a lot of HSTs.

Better to make something you like the look of rather than doing a pattern just because its within your comfort zone.

Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Maxilock stretch thread
« on: January 21, 2018, 15:27:31 PM »
After problems with my coverstitcher skipping stitches, I had a look around t'Internet and lots of people recommended Maxilock stretch thread, so I bought some.

I've finally got around to trying it and I am very impressed so far.

I've just hemmed a couple of simple knit skirts and normally I would have had some places where the looped thread didn't catch in correctly.  I followed the tension settings shown on the Janome/Elna FB group and everything is hunky dory.

I'm very pleased as including postage it wasn't cheap but I'm happy to buy it if it means I can get a good result first time rather than faffing about sorting things out.

A Good Yarn / Re: Yarn for Aran
« on: January 21, 2018, 11:07:32 AM »
The only Drops yarn I have used is the Drops Delight I'm incorporating into my on going mitred square blanket.

The colours are lovely but I've found the yarn splits easily and can be a bit of a b****r to pull back.

Wool and alpaca mix sounds lovely, try one ball and see how it goes.

Sewing Professionally / Re: Darn Repair on Jeans
« on: January 21, 2018, 11:00:43 AM »
You may hate this sort of repair but you've made a great job!

I hope you charged enough, opening then restitching those seams took time.

Access All Accessories / Re: My first attempt at making a bag
« on: January 20, 2018, 16:24:58 PM »
That Pansy is free motion?  Respect!

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: ruler quilting
« on: January 18, 2018, 22:58:15 PM »
I bought a set of Westalee rulers but haven't had time to play with them yet.  I'm aiming to try some cushion covers soon so will report back.

Patterns Discussion / Re: DPStudio 406
« on: January 18, 2018, 11:23:10 AM »
Oh to be slim enough to wear that skirt, it's gorgeous!

Plaid sounds fantastic, please share pics.

Sewing Spaces and Furniture / Re: Ironing Board recommendations
« on: January 14, 2018, 18:58:25 PM »
Bloomin heck, that's pricey!

For that price I'd want it to wash the clothes and put them away afterwards.

Isn't funny that I hate ironing but find pressing immensely satisfying.

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: Project 642..
« on: January 12, 2018, 09:57:15 AM »
That's lovely, scrappy and yet coordinated.  I could never achieve something so pulled together from my box of bits.

In the wardrobe / Re: Designs/styles to suit an apple shape
« on: January 08, 2018, 09:56:06 AM »
Following with great interest as you have just described my body shape perfectly.

I need to stop sewing things just because I like the pattern and concentrate more on what works best for me.

Plus need to work on becoming a slightly smaller apple, more a Granny Smith rather than my current Bramley.

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