Monthly Archives: August 2013

Gathers and Ruffles

Because they are so on trend, I’ve been thinking about buying a ruffling foot for my SM.  It is a beast of a foot with an accompanying price; about $80.  The price caused me to hesitate.  I purchased a ruffling … Continue reading

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Cover Stitching Corners

^^^I first published this information On July 24, 2013,  in  KS2599 & Taking Corners with the Cover Stitch. I feel this is important information as it documents how to use a Cover Stitch machine to navigate corners. I’m repeating this … Continue reading

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Yes, using the Cover Stitch machine for pin tucks.   I used pin tucks extensively at my Bernina 1630. They were always a problem.  The threads would insist upon twisting, despite my careful threading and using both sides of the … Continue reading

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A CS Project: Armchair Covers

We bought new living room chairs and I immediately set about making covers for the arms.  I’ve been told arm-chair covers are “tacky” but I like them for two reasons. (1) they keep the arms of my chairs clean. I … Continue reading

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Ribbon Weaving

This is a technique I first saw being used with flat-locking at the serger.  I was never able to try it out. My first serger would not flat lock. The 2nd would, but the flat locking was so narrow I … Continue reading

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Bias and Tape Holders

As I struggled with getting to know my binders, I realized (partly from comments left) that I needed to reduce the drag happening to my bindings.   I bought this for $35: It’s sold by SharpSewing on Ebay.  I should … Continue reading

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CS Project: Kitchen Curtains.

We needed new window covering for the kitchen.  I’ve replaced the mini blinds 3 times in the last 6 years.  I like mini blinds but they’ve fallen out of fashion.  I can’t find the right sizes for my windows unless … Continue reading

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