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Skating season is over and now my house is full of prom!

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23 April, 2011

  • 06:04 PM

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    charlana41 posted a message on charlana41's wall

    Bought both volumes of BERNINAS feetures books to pick out feet for my new machines. It is going to be so hard to narrow my selections down, I want them all.



22 April, 2011

  • 10:55 PM

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    charlana41 commented on the forum topic Beware of...sewing injuries! :D

    Rotary cutter at 3am, all I can say is BAD idea, but what do you do you only have so much time (three days before competition and 13 skating dresses to go) and it is so much quicker than scissors.

  • 10:44 PM

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    charlana41 commented on the forum topic Do I need a serger?

    One thing I forget to mention… Pay the extra money to get a machine with differential feed, soooo worth it.

  • 10:40 PM

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    Yep, I hear ya, once prom is over I get wedding going, the appointment book is already filling up for may and june. hustle and bustle… bustle…

  • 10:35 PM

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    charlana41 commented on the forum topic Getting Oraginized ..

    The koloa? systems are good and collapseable, they make great organization/hideaway solutions. When I am trying to keep the house clean I TRY and clean up after each project before I start a new o…



20 April, 2011

  • 02:42 PM

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    charlana41 commented on the forum topic Recommendations for Beginners Sewing/Instruction Book

    I was going to suggest this one too, mine is called Vogue sewing, it is the new version and can be found at almost any bookstore for around $25 US.

  • 01:29 AM

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    charlana41 commented on the forum topic Do I need a serger?

    There is a very good book out there called “serger secrets” if you don’t have a manual this will work as one for almost any machine. It teaches all sorts of tricks and things you would never think…

  • 01:26 AM

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    charlana41 commented on the forum topic Do I need a serger?

    You can find some inexpensive models for less than 300 dollars us, try ebay as well. Also your local dealers often have trade-in’s available for a fraction of the original cost, if you have a good…

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    charlana41 commented on the forum topic Working with leather

    One thing with leather is you can not re do anything without seeing the previous stitching holes. Always use a longer stitch setting, if the stitches are too short the leather will rip at the seam…



17 April, 2010

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    charlana41 commented on the forum topic How to tie off?

    I prefer to pull the top thread to the underside with a needle and then tie the two ends together, This leaves a more finished look then back stitching. Works especially well on hems or other area…



20 February, 2010

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    charlana41 commented on the forum topic Swimsuit - lycra - adding elastic?

    I used to make exotic dancer clothes and the same applies for swim suits, most of the dance outfits were basically swim wear after all. I would serge lining to fabric, then use a zz stitch to in-c…



3 February, 2010

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    charlana41 commented on the forum topic What the Hell is that ???

    Could you possibly be talking about a bias binder?

  • 07:23 PM

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    Ah, sewing hooks and eyes by hand on everything I have made in the past month. This is going to take forever, but necessary to do before I bring them to sell.



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