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Tips on Cutting Sheer Fabrics?

I don't have as much of a problem when sewing/hemming sheers & lightweight fabrics, but when I cut them I can never get clean edges. I…

Started by Melanie Altice

1 Dec 13, 2010
Reply by Gloria Allender

Electrical Wire as Cording to Make Stiff Piping

"I'd never heard of maxi piping and certainly it wouldn't be available in Hong Kong (few people sew for themselves here!) so I thought abou…

Started by Susan

3 Apr 28, 2010
Reply by Cheryl Keith

Rotary cutting ruler handle sewing tip

Sent in by carla shillady "I used a shower bar with suction cups on my big ruler 24x6 and it is a dream, making cutting a breeze, much chea…

Started by Susan

1 Mar 24, 2010
Reply by Barbara

Save your shelf liner backing paper!

The backing from self liner is smooth and it has dots marked every 1/2".  It makes excellent pattern paper!!!!

Started by Susan

4 Mar 9, 2010
Reply by Melissa

Make magnetic pin holders

I bought a second magnetic pin holder but it still was'nt enough, I  need one on my cutting table, one near sewing machine, one near surger…

Started by Barbara

5 Jan 31, 2010
Reply by Patricia W. Tingley

Fighting Fuzz!

Just before fusing interfacing to fabric, roll an adhesive lint remover (or tape)  lightly over the side of the fabric to be fused.  It wil…

Started by Susan

1 Jan 31, 2010
Reply by Diane

Damp chasers...

Do you live where there is more humidity than you would like...summer or winter?   I save the little packets and cylinders that come in you…

Started by Patricia W. Tingley

3 Jan 30, 2010
Reply by Patricia W. Tingley

Unusual Pin Holders

I discovered that a clam shell makes a fabulous pin holder.  We call them Quahogs in the New England area; they are a chowder clam or in th…

Started by Patricia W. Tingley

2 Jan 27, 2010
Reply by Patricia W. Tingley

Miniature Clothespins As Pins!

Use these to clamp a seam and then quickly pluck them off as you sew.   You can also use them to hold tissue pattern pieces together. "…

Started by Susan

7 Jan 26, 2010
Reply by Shaaron Chambers

A few don't of sewing

Nancy, I don't know what they are called, but you can get thin sheets of plastic and put them under your basting. I like that quilting safe…

Started by MaryAnne Anderegg

0 Nov 17, 2009

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