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Susan's Blog – April 2011 Archive (3)

Sewing newbie gets crafty

"Ever since I can remember, my mother has been trying to get me to sew. But I never wanted any of it.





She knows all the tricks. She'd lure me downstairs to her sewing room with something else, then change the subject to which fabric would work best in her quilt. Sometimes she would offer me inducements, which I'm guessing she figured would work since it proved so… Continue

Added by Susan on April 11, 2011 at 12:01pm — 6 Comments

Seamstress takes inspiration from heritage

Carol Tucker is the great-granddaughter of the late Fannie Bonner, the first "free-born" African in Lincoln County, Tenn., where she was born on a plantation in 1863, the week the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. (She passed away in 1968 at 105 in her hometown of Canton, Ohio).



As a seamstress, Tucker feels sewing with African textiles is… Continue

Added by Susan on April 11, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments

A Little Bit About The Walking Foot

A walking foot is a mechanism for feeding the fabric through a sewing machine as it is being stitched. It is most useful for sewing heavy materials where needle feed is mechanically inadequate, for spongy or cushioned materials where…

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Added by Susan on April 7, 2011 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

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