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Applique Letters

Need to add a name or monogram to a project and don’t have an embroidery machine? You have options.  Most involve some tracing and a bit of paper backed fusible web. Option 1:  Make your own letters either by hand or computer:  Reverse the letters before tracing onto paper-backed fusible web. Option 2:  Die-cut machine. … Continue reading Applique Letters

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Minimizing the book stash

I must confess. I HAD a 5 shelf commercial bookcase in my sewing studio FILLED with books and magazines.  (Hey, I’m a librarian by trade!) Today, I still have the bookcase, but 60% of the books and nearly all the magazines are gone. What’s left will be arranged by subject (garments sewing quilting, embroidery, general… Continue reading Minimizing the book stash

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Weary

Can we just show pictures of cute puppies or vintage sewing machines everywhere until we get some awesome photos of the solar eclipse on Monday? I am over all the negativity in the news media.  And the double standard.  And the lack of decorum and civility. Just. Stop. It. NOW!          

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Saying good-bye to my first sewing machine

*Sniff.*  *Sniff.*   Old Faithful (what I dubbed the very first sewing machine I bought for myself some 20+ years ago) is no more.  She’d been relegated to the stable of sewing machines kept at school for Friday clubs, but I occasionally borrowed her for kid’s classes at the quilt shop when needed.  Which is… Continue reading Saying good-bye to my first sewing machine

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Intro to Sewing (ages 16+) – now registering for Fall sessions

I am SEW happy to announce that I will be teaching this class at the Mable House Arts Center for the fall semester. Dates:   Mondays  Session I:  8/14 – 9/25   or  Session II:  10/2 – 11/6 Time:  6:30-8:00 p.m. Cost:  $80.00 + supplies. Portable sewing machine required. To register:  contact Marie at the… Continue reading Intro to Sewing (ages 16+) – now registering for Fall sessions

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Social Media or where you’ll find me…

A PR class I recently attended strongly recommended users pick two social media platforms and spend the bulk of our time there. This is in addition to a website. The objective of  social media activities is quite simple:  promote your business in a positive manner to drive people to your website.  Some refer to this… Continue reading Social Media or where you’ll find me…