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From: Kitty3
Date: 08-03-2006, 05:27 AM (1 of 5)
Good Morning. . .
I live in an area without many shops with smocking services or supplies. I usually have to get everything in the mail. There is one shop kinda' close but they will not pleat unless you buy their fabric. Is the anyone who has a pleating service that will send it through the mail or do you reccomend doing that?
User: Kitty3
Member since: 08-13-2005
Total posts: 17
From: lizzybugsmommy
Date: 08-03-2006, 10:54 AM (2 of 5)
I personally got tired of doing the same thing. By the time I spent the money for shipping and or gas I could have purchased about 10 pleaters. So I went out and bought one. I was very happy to learn that they gave free pleating classes with the purchase. I think you should look into this it would save you some time and money. Plus it was very easy to learn.
Catherine lb_pml&cb=PW

Husbands gone fishing..... I've gone fabric shopping
User: lizzybugsmommy
Member since: 05-20-2006
Total posts: 207
From: teebie
Date: 10-24-2006, 11:25 AM (3 of 5)
I too purchased a pleater. It was well worth the investment. Pleating is not hard it just takes some practice at first.

User: teebie
Member since: 10-17-2006
Total posts: 7
From: Kitty3
Date: 10-28-2006, 08:10 AM (4 of 5)
Great Advice, thanks to both you and Catherine.
User: Kitty3
Member since: 08-13-2005
Total posts: 17
From: GreenDragonLady
Date: 10-28-2006, 10:31 AM (5 of 5)
If you decide to buy one online and won't have access to pleating lessons, there are some videos here that really helped me:
User: GreenDragonLady
Member since: 07-29-2004
Total posts: 495
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