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Monday, January 5

Date: Fri, 02 Jan 1998 22:37:22 +1100
Subject: Help for Wedding!

> Hello,
> My daughter is getting married in April and wants me to make her dress and
> veil.
> If any one has any suggestions on do's or don'ts for fabric, etc. I would
> really appreciate it. (I have a Bernina 1000 and a serger.)

Hi Sandra,I don't do that type of sewing either, but a friend who
specialises in weddings and 'after 5' always does the lining first and
uses that for fitting and working out any 'bugs' in the pattern.  I felt
that was a good tip to try.Regards, Jeanne
Date: Fri, 02 Jan 1998 00:27:32 -0500
Subject: Soft sculpture parrots

Does anyone know where I can get a pattern for soft sculpture parrots?
The ones with long "tail feathers?" TIA

Date: Fri, 02 Jan 1998 01:52:34 -0500
Subject: Cookie dangers

Cheryl signed her message:

> Cheryl   nursing a sprained leg when she fell off > a stool reaching

for a cookie. :-{

===========:O Sorry!

So... was it a really good cookie? Got any more? I got milk!

Date: Fri, 2 Jan 1998 03:20:11 EST
Subject: Re: 1530 and Questions  a little more on subj.

I have a 1530 and also make a trial run buttonhole ,  but a tip for thicker
buttons is the length plus
the thickness works for me...even on some baby buttons and always on chunky
large ones....Luck and laughter and happy 98    Martha  
Date: Thu, 01 Jan 1998 19:02:28 -0800
Subject: Euro Pro and Stepford Wives

Sylvia   wrote:

"Nyla  wrote:
> ...I thought I might be getting the little model, but was I surprised to 
getthe TOL! I spent much of my Christmas evening ironing away...

Golly! Is it THAT great... or are you one of those...STEPPFORD
WIVES??!!  =====:O"

OH, NO!  Do you think that's what my DH had in mind?  I think he knows I'm
way too opinionated and mouthy for that!

I laughed right out loud when I read your post.

Subject: Thread Nest
Date: Fri, 2 Jan 1998 07:10:07 -0600

I am passing on a suggestion for the folks whose machines are building
thread nests. I read this suggestion in a book by Donna Lynn Thomas and I
do this all the time. When you begin a seam, start sewing on a small
snippet of fabric - 11/2 to 2". This will protect the project from all
those nests and false starts. Put the snippet at the end of the seam also.
This will keep the needle and thread in order to begin the next seam. I
believe that the nests or any sort of bad behavior on the part of good
thread is in the tension, either the settings need to be corrected or you
need to rethread the machine or the bobbin. 
Regards, LIDA
Date: Fri, 2 Jan 1998 07:55:06 EST
Subject: Table

In a message dated 98-01-01 23:57:08 EST, you write:

 >> Well, this isn't very high-tech, but it's low cost and works well for me. 
 I use a rectangular folding table with a elasticized non-vinyl mattress 
 cover stretched over the top.  (I use the short side of an old full  >>

I will take Valerie's one step further.  I have a long folding rectangular
table, put pastic pipe on legs to make the right height for you and use it for
cutting.  I keep my mat there.  When I need to iron big pieces I cover it
w/batting and cloth.  I had not thought of matteress cover, but will try that.
Date: Fri, 2 Jan 1998 07:01:35 EST
Subject: Re: Patterns for Disabled, Elderly

I don't have a source and don't know how to draft patterns.  I do have an
elderly mama in a nursing home and she only has the use of her left arm.  I
would love to be able to make some clothes for her.  Please post all
information to the list.

Date: Fri, 02 Jan 1998 16:34:02 -0600
Subject: How to find AG doll knitting patterns, etc.

For those interested in finding AG doll knitting patterns (and just
about anything else!) on the net, try using
I found lots of AG doll stuff that way.

Subject: Boiled Wool
Date: Fri, 02 Jan 1998 13:54:37 EST

Dear Cindy:	

I'm almost positive I saw a good article in a not too old article in
Threads..otherwise, I know there's a book or two out on this topic

Good luck:  I've always wanted to do this, myself, but never got around
to it (yet!)

Date: Fri, 2 Jan 1998 13:58:17 EST
Subject: Re: Pro Glide Iron

In a message dated 98-01-02 13:35:43 EST, you write:

>> Anyone have one of the Bernette Pro Glide Plus irons?  I'm fed up with
 Rowenta's.  I've had two and neither one has worked well for different
 reasons.   I'm not sure what I'm going to try next.
 Lori >>

I've had just as many Rowenta's and neither one were worth 5 cents, much less
what I paid for them.  Leaked, sole plate fell off, etc.  I finally bought a
T-Fal.  They look suspiciously similar to the Pro Glide, but are about 1/2 the
price.  I've had MUCH better success with my T-Fal than I ever did with the
Rowenta.  Wonderful steam capability.  Bought it in the J.C. Penney's catalog,
but I know Best Buy and Target carry them too.

Date: Fri, 02 Jan 1998 11:51:00 -0600
Subject: Serger overcast stitch

I am working on another polarfleece jacket.  I want to do a decorative
overcast stitch to trim the edges.  The first time I tried to do this,
the stitches broke when wearing the jacket since the the thread was not
stretchy.  I bought some wooly nylon thread.  Does this go in both the
upper and lower loopers, and regular thread in the needle?  Thanks for
your help.
- -- 
Date: Fri, 2 Jan 1998 19:39:22 -1000 (HST)
Subject: Quilt Software

Happy New Year!  I have been just reading digest for a while, been busy in
'97!  After I got my 1090QE, I started a new job, so I haven't had enough
time to sew!  I plan on trying to do more in '98.  A question for all BFC
members - I know you will have opinions on this - have any of you used
Electric Quilt, QuiltPro, or QuiltSoft software?  I am interested in getting
one but I'm not sure which has the best features.  EQ3 runs about $ 100.
Not a Bernina question for sure, so you can email me direct to avoid
cluttering the list.

Thanks in advance!  

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