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This archived content is from Mary Wilkins’ sewing and quilting message board “Sew What’s New,” which was retired in August 2007. It is being provided by “Sew What’s Up,” which serves as the new home for many members of “Sew What’s New.”
From: michel
Date: 06-20-2007, 01:46 PM (1 of 5)
Hi everyone,

I'm fairly new to the world of sewing and I've been bouncing my time between sewing and quilting. Thought I'd check out some forums for new ideas and the love chat for sewing! Hello!
User: michel
Member since: 05-14-2007
Total posts: 10
From: lendube
Date: 06-20-2007, 07:19 PM (2 of 5)
Hello Michel,

Welcome to our lovely place here. Come often.

User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: esrun3
Date: 06-24-2007, 03:21 PM (3 of 5)
Hi Michel and welcome! You'll find lots of great info as well as wonderful people!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: MartySews2
Date: 06-25-2007, 08:21 PM (4 of 5)
Hi Michel, glad that you have joined our group. Besides quilting, what is your favorite type of sewing? I like making clothing for myself. Please keep us updated on your projects.
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: yoyomom
Date: 07-26-2007, 09:24 PM (5 of 5)
If you are new to sewing and quilting I would like to recommend that you prepare your fabric before you sew. Depending upon what you are doing this could mean washing or drycleaning. If washing you will want to use a dyecatcher in the wash and baking soda instead of detergent.

Then if you are quilting with cotton I always cook up some starch (ordinary corn starch works just fine) and dip my fabric in that, wring it out, dry it, dampen it and iron it. This works tons better than spray starch. I use the quick method to cook it and and 1/2 cup of corn starch will do 8 yards of fabric. Leslie
User: yoyomom
Member since: 07-08-2007
Total posts: 11
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