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Where is Your Needle?

For decade (centuries?), sewing machines had one type of needle and it was always in center position. It did its job, carrying thread through the fabric, which locks with the bobbin thread to create stitches. Even though the basic mechanics and methods of a sewing machine are the similar today, needles and what you can […] Read more…

Summer Serging

Summer Serging

Summer is coming and this simple drawstring tote is great for trips to the beach or swimming pool, sleepover parties, and just about any place you need to carry supplies and/or a change of clothing. 4-thread Overlock Stitch This fully lined bag has a finished size of 18” x 18” but is easy to resize […] Read more…

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Wavy Pintucks

Pintucks are a great way to add texture to a fabric. This post is about a variation of pintucks that results in creating beautiful wavy pintucks on your fabric. To start, you need to thread the machine with two spools of thread, a double needle, Pintuck Foot #30, Pintuck Cording Attachment, and s 30 wt. […] Read more…

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Serger Piecing

One of the most important tasks when piecing a quilt is sewing ¼” seams that are consistent throughout the entire pieced quilt. It is imperative to have perfectly matched seams, creating blocks that are the desired finished size. What if I told you that the easiest way to do this is using your serger? Not […] Read more…

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