I am starting a little project on some linen fabric as a gift.Â When checking the fabric in the store, I knew I would not get an accurate cut on the crosswise grain of the fabric.Â This crosswise grainline is made with the filler or Â â€œwelfâ€ yarn.Â This is not the stronger of the two […]
how to read the most basic portion of a non metric measurement device.
I found this cute little toy tea set at our local dollar store, and though it would be perfect for “the girls” to use when they have tea parties.
I discovered this seems to come to us from Amish craft women, and was a pincushion which was pretty, so typical of Amish home arts.
I will never forget the feel of a smooth running mechanical sewing machine….
My daughter-in-law loves the styles in Mad Men.
This little outfit was made for my 7 year old grand daughter, who loves anything horses, especially riding them at the other grandma’s house.
One of the biggest issues with sewing machine users is bobbin â€œpukeâ€, as one student called the ratâ€™s nest of thread that developed in and around her bobbin case of her sewing machine. One important thing to understand is that not all bobbins fit your specific sewing machine.
We had a huge thunder and lightening storm last night! Â If you’re like me, rain makes perfect weather for reading or sewing. Â If you have a sewing machine that has a computer “brain”, you need to remember to use a power surge protector that grounds your precious sewing machine. What a SHOCK it would be […]
Sewing machines have morphed over time, becoming more user friendly.Â Machines have gone from the hand crank, which made fabric control difficult, limiting a sewer to one helping hand. Treadle machines gave both hands back to sewers and also gave them a good work out, vigorously pumping with the feet to power the machine. Treadle machines […]