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From: MaryW
Date: 04-24-2007, 02:24 PM (1 of 4)
Unfortunately today someone took it upon themselves to send out spam from my newsletter list. These people are unscrupulous and have been reported to Yahoo.

I apologize for this very devious intrusion. They seem to have no problem pushing themselves on others. No virus was found but that is not the point.

From today forward, I will be posting my sewing tip here on the site. Again, I apologize to everyone for this invasion of your privacy.

Quilted garments can appear boxy and feel stiff. Why not show off your quilting on specific parts of your garments by quilting the collar, cuffs, flaps or maybe a pocket. Your quilting will stand out and make the garment will be richer for the lovely touch of luxury.
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: rosemaryschalck
Date: 04-24-2007, 06:30 PM (2 of 4)
I found an answer to all those bobbins. Usually when embroidering for a garment, I will use bobbins that I have wound from a larger spool of thread. It saves a great deal of time and money.

However, what to do with all those colours of thread on the different bobbins and how can I make sure that I am consistent with my colour choices?

Finally!!! I purchased a larger block of floral oasis and found small, sturdy wooden dowels (chopsticks) and stacked the appropriate sequence of bobbins on the dowel! Cool. It works and I can always find what I want and in the right sequence. I also have been using my "new" system for stacking bobbins spool that are all the same colour. 5 to ten at a time. 3 for double :up: needle work, two for regular sewing.

Happy Spring and no more picking up bobbins after they have spilled out of the box.

Sincerely Rosemary :up:
User: rosemaryschalck
Member since: 09-15-2006
Total posts: 5
From: pjbobbins
Date: 04-24-2007, 06:49 PM (3 of 4)
:mad: those runaway bobbins can be so frustrating!!!and a drawer full of spare chopsticks annoys me too. Heres a solution for both of them--:up:
We love asian food at our place, and with a great little Vietnamese place at one end of our block, and a WONDERFUL (ichi bon?? I think that's it--) Japanese restaurant a block the other direction, and a husband that orders take-out from work often, I'm always finding new uses for the disposable chopsticks that migrate to my kitchen. I ran across my old Girl Scout handbook recently---I may use some bright colored crochet cotton and lash me a coffee table or two out of old chopsticks and popsicle sticks :re: hmmmmmmm
User: pjbobbins
Member since: 08-15-2006
Total posts: 12
From: NDNQuilter
Date: 04-24-2007, 06:52 PM (4 of 4)
Thank you Ms. Mary for all you do for us on this site. I love it here.
Your tip for today is great. I've wanted a quilted jacket, but really didn't because of the bulk. Your tip is my solution to having the cake and eating it also. Thanks so much. Gena, in a very stormy Tx :up:
User: NDNQuilter
Member since: 10-04-2002
Total posts: 90
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