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Today... / Re: Sunday July 21st
« Last post by datcat23 on Yesterday at 01:05:27 »
Morning all!!!! 

Today is the last day of the school holidays, and I am back to work tomorrow.  My plan to complete the costumes during this holiday, didn't quite work out, but I am most of the way through.  All thats left is the aprons, and I will be done.

I won't be bored though.  I have at least 7 projects cut out ready to go, and a baby quilt to complete.

So today I will be in the sewing room.  I will cut a quick muslin of the apron to make sure it sits well, and then its on to the real fabric.  Oh, and put in the sleeves for a work blouse. 

Have a great Sunday everyone!
Today... / Sunday July 21st
« Last post by Manuela on Yesterday at 00:59:30 »
Good morning all.
In a few hours I will be on my way back to Hong Kong. It’s a lot hotter there than here in Thailand.
Feeling better today about the defeat by my recent Darkside project, onwards and upwards it is, and I learned a few lessons from it...
Have a lovely Sunday wherever you are  :)
The Haberdashery / Re: New Ironing Board
« Last post by Ohsewsimple on July 20, 2019, 21:21:24 PM »
I love my Brabantia.  It stays up in my sewing room.  For ordinary ironing downstairs I have a cheap one I bought years ago. 
Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Stashbust in 2019
« Last post by Ann on July 20, 2019, 21:13:36 PM »
@Fabric Lover, my ratio is 2m sewn to 1m in. I'm trying to use up all the fabric I bought and pair it with fabric in the stash.

I'm testing a doll pattern and making a doll's skirt. Fabric, elastic, ribbon and thread all from the stash. I couldn't have been happier to see it all come together in the sewing room. I will fool around with the scraps and see if I can make a top to go with the skirt and if I can as I have white fabric to line it with. All is good.
Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Re: Coverstitch Machine
« Last post by Celia on July 20, 2019, 21:04:38 PM »
@Celia how easy is it change from coverstitch to overlock on the Gloria?
It is the easiest of the combined machines, the most difficult bit is moving the needles and it is easier on this machine due to the extra space around the needles.

@Sewingforfun If by screw attachment you mean the low shank adapter as depicted in this link, then yes it will work.

Note the cost of this 'Bernina Ruffler Foot' £79.99 !.  A generic Ruffler attachment will cost less than £10 and will work with the Bernina Low Shank Adapter #75 which you have.

All the feet I have are old style, they will only fit machines up to and including the 1630. 
Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Re: Coverstitch Machine
« Last post by Ellabella on July 20, 2019, 20:47:35 PM »
@Celia how easy is it change from coverstitch to overlock on the Gloria?
@Iminei - my pics sent too.
Sewing Machines / Re: PFAFF 1229 syncotronic 1229
« Last post by Lachica on July 20, 2019, 20:20:34 PM »
@annieeg that's a great shame....but how could the drive shaft be bent if it was stitching ok? This machine is built like a tank. I'd take it apart myself, if it were mine. Nothing to lose since you've had a refund from the seller. You said you had it stitching fine until the foot pedal went pop, so I'd start there. I seem to remember it was very simple inside, but I can't remember what the component was that failed in mine, I'm wondering whether it was a capacitor (rf suppression) as I know that failed in my Bernina pedal and we just cut it out & soldered back together. (Rf suppression isn't an issue with digital radio). These models are much more common in the States, there are lots of references to them on Pattern Review forum, maybe ask there?
Today... / Re: Saturday 20th July
« Last post by twopence on July 20, 2019, 20:19:59 PM »
Spent a while in the garden this afternoon and then took two bags of waste to the dump.  As we were out we drove on and went for a walk along the canal before coming home.

Have finished my Linus quilt and sent pics to Iminei so will now do more of the handsewing I started while away.
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