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Mask or No Mask?

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional; the intention of this post is to pass along information about the use (or not) of masks in relation to the Covid-19 virus. It also includes directions for making several styles of masks if you choose to do so. The New Normal I think it’s safe to say […] Read more…

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Needle Notes

We all know how important the needle is to your sewing machine, right? If you are having stitch problems such as poor stitch formation, skipped stitches or tension problems that you can’t seem to correct, the FIRST thing to do is to put in a new needle. Most of the time, it will take care […] Read more…

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Shop Your Stash: Happy New Year!

It’s a new year and we all have a chance to start over! Did you make New Year’s resolutions for 2020? Even though I rarely make it past February with my plan for a new me, I still try to make resolutions for improving myself and my surroundings. One that I make almost every year […] Read more…

Holiday Mug Rug

Holiday Mug Rug

Hard to believe we’re already in the middle of this year’s holiday season. Every year I have grand plans of making all my gifts and most of them never come to fruition. But here’s a quick idea that works for teachers, friends, and any time you need just a little something to give. Add a […] Read more…

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Machine Oiling Tip

If you have a BERNINA machine with the jumbo bobbin, you know how important it is to keep it clean and well-oiled for great performance. Each time you oil it, you remove the bobbin case and bobbin as well as the hook. And, you also know that its not always easy to get the hook […] Read more…

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Halloween Goody Bag

It’s close to Halloween but you don’t have a candy collection bag for your favorite trick-or-treater! If you have 15 minutes and a couple of Halloween-themed placemat, you can solve that problem. Supplies for a Halloween Goody Bag Two Halloween-motif placemats – I used rectangular 1-layer burlap placemats but any shape will work. Scroll down […] Read more…

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Five Tips for Better Topstitching

Topstitching is a great finishing touch for many projects, from garments to bags to tablecloths. A subtle decorative touch or a way to sharpen and flatten edges and seams, topstitching can be as simple as a straight stitch on the right side of the project. Here are a few tips (use the ones that suit […] Read more…

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Presser Foot Pressure

Presser foot pressure is exactly what it sounds like – the amount of pressure the lowered foot puts on the fabric. This pressure affects the way the fabric feeds under the foot. If the pressure is too high, the foot “drags”, and the fabric does not feed well. If the pressure is too light, the […] Read more…

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Shortening a Zipper Tip

Shortening a Zipper Tip for You! If you’re sewing at midnight and need a 7” zipper but all you have is a 20 inch zipper here’s a quick and easy way to make it shorter. The presser foot I use is an open embroidery foot. It has a large indentation on the sole and this […] Read more…

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Two Ways to Sew Perfect Edgestitching

Edgestitching is often the most important part of a project. It adds a finishing touch on a neckline, the upper edge of a bag or the outer edge of a tablecloth. Edgestitching flattens and defines the fabric edge, giving it a polished, finished look. The trick is to stitch it perfectly parallel to the fabric […] Read more…

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