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Thursday, January 1

Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 19:16:56 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: Thread "throw up"  (sorry)

I bought an Activa 130 in December. I too have tangling of the bobbin
thread, which causes knotting of the threads in the garment. Worse, I
get a yellowish oily type substance on the threads.

I do not know if this is related, but once my machine began to sew
only the longest straight basting stitch. When I checked the bobbin
case, it fell out. Odd thing was, I had been sewing for several hours
with no problems.

Thank you all for your responses to the original post. I thought the
problem was me. I will be taking the information I learned from you to
my dealer when the machine specialist returns from vacation.

Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 15:27:54 -0800
Subject: Re: Patterns for Disabled, Elderly

Hi Valerie and everyone:

	I had the same question a year ago.  I heard that Simplicity had put
out a book on Sewing for the Disabled, but it is long out of print and I
could not find any source (and I looked for many) that could locate it. 
The Simplicity company did respond to my email but said they had no
copies either.

	There is a discussion on this topic on the Sewing World bulletin board
(I think it's under the Techniques +/or Pattern Alterations sections). 
It seems that there are several of us who would be interested in this
kind of sewing for our family members, but that there is a real dearth
of information out there that those of us who find drafting difficult
could use.

	Any one else have a source or interested in starting such a pattern
series ?

Sue R 
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 10:20:43 EST
Subject: Re: 1530 and Questions

I find cutting a slit in a scrap of fabric and measuring the slit works well
and is very simple for determining the size of button hole required.  I use
many of the fancy children's buttons and simply measuring the button is not
always satisfactory because of the irregular shapes and textures of the
buttons.  Then I just mark the size on the item and bind away.


P.S.  Thanks to those who early in our association tipped me off to making
sure my 1130 buttonholer was always dust free.  It's better advice than I ever
received from the technicians who attempted to service the part over the
years.  Before that I was ready to dump the machine for a Viking with its
great buttonholes and use my trusty 930 (which I've also learned from some of
you had the needle down feature after all) for sewing.
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 13:32:02 EST
Subject: Re: 1530 and Questions

In a message dated 97-12-31 02:36:02 EST, you write:

>>  Are there any tricks to deciding that or anything
 special I should be doing to the foot to set the length other than making
 trial buttonholes and seeing if they fit the button?
When I make buttonholes for the trial run I lay my button on the test fabric
and mark a dot on the fabric at each end of the button.  I sew from dot to do,
then hit the reverse.  I cut the buttonhole and make sure the button will pass
through the hole and that the hole is not too large.  If everything is right,
the next buttonhole will come out exactly the same and will be the right side.
Subject: Re: Do Sew
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 06:00:11 PST

Hi Everyone and Happy New Year!

I have been buying Pattern Saver at Jo-Ann's for a few years now.  This 
comes off the bolt  with a 23" width and opens to 46" .  I usually get 
it on sale for about $1.50-1.99.  Last time it went on sale I bought 
about 10 yards of it.  I think this is the same as Do Sew but you may 
get more for your money.

Cheryl nursing a sprained leg when she fell off a stool reaching for a cookie. :-{
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 08:17:33 EST
Subject: Speaking of yarn...

Does anyone have a used Incredible Sweater Machine for sale?  I am interested
in using this to knit sleeves, back, etc. for patchwork "sweaters."  Anything
to speed up the process!!  I know these machines are available new, but I
can't help but think there might be one under somebody's bed somewhere, which
they might like to convert to some post-holiday cash.  Thanks, and here's to a
New Year filled with fun and creativity!!

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