What Brand of Thread Should You Use?

  The topic of thread has been on my mind lately. I just got the annual tune up on my sewing machine and the technician scolded me. Wow, I wasn’t expecting that! She asked what brand of thread I use. When I told her “Sometimes Coats and Clark and sometimes Gutterman”, I got a sharp…

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How To Choose a Sewing Machine

              This is my baby. It is 26 years old this week. My Dad, who taught me how to sew,  got it for me for my college graduation and it has never let me down. The only thing it has needed in 26 years is a new light, some…

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Seam Rippers

Do you have a seam ripper? If you sew, you really need one. We all make mistakes and these help correct that human element in sewing. There are various types of seam rippers. For those of you who have never used one, slip the pointed edge under a stitch and gently lift the stitch and cut it.…

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