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Patterns and Instructions / Re: Tina Givens Patterns
« Last post by crazyquilter on Today at 01:05:57 PM »
Awesome jacket and outfit, Nancy.  It makes me want to sew just looking at it.
SWAP 2016 / Re: SWAP 2016 Official Rules
« Last post by Saashka on Today at 01:04:02 PM »
Hmm, I don't know a whole lot about Android (and ever since the upgrade to Lollipop, I'm finding my phone less than intuitive) but you're right: if you're having issues, chances are others are too. Maybe DL will know what to do.

Thank you for the bonus check-mark, hehe.
Making Bears, Dolls, Toys, etc / Re: American Girl patterns
« Last post by crazyquilter on Today at 01:01:40 PM »
How fun to catch up on this thread.  Ann, I like the outfits you made.  It's fun using scraps from sewing.  Usually the doll clothes are around long after the people clothes made from the fabric are worn out.

Wow, Linda!  Talk about eye candy, everything from beautiful fancy dresses to soccer outfits.  Nice!

I can't remember if Freebie Fridays at Pixie Faire has been mentioned here, but it's worth a second mention even if it has.  They give away a pattern every Friday.  I've been downloading them for some time now, and have a quite nice collection.  If you get on their mailing list they will send you a reminder every week.

They also have several patterns that are always free.
Annette, I'm with you: prints and bright colors are such fun to sew on. They light up my sewing room. Plus they add some pop to neutrals.

And, judging from your many pattern reviews on, I can honestly say that not a single one of them made you look "like a clown at times". I love the fabrics and patterns that you have chosen for your projects. You sew beautifully and look great! :)

I was impressed with that webcast on fabric and pattern combos.  I am going to order the new DVD as I do feel I'm challenged in picking the right combos.  I know that I tend to choose bright cheerful prints because sewing them makes me happy.  But I think I tend to look like a clown at times also.  I absolutely LOVED the giants square prints put on the diagonal, I never would have thought of that, but I never would have bought the fabric either, and now I think I might like it.
Patterns and Instructions / Re: New style of pattern magazines
« Last post by AnnetteWright on Today at 12:33:22 PM »
I wish we had more choices in sewing magazines in the US.  I have just renewed my Threads subscription, and also my Burda subscription.  I received Ottobre Woman, and Lutterloh supplements. 
Machine Sewing / Re: Machine Knitting 3
« Last post by fzxdoc on Today at 12:29:30 PM »
Mary, how exciting! I'm sure you'll enjoy your new LK150. A new toy is such a nice thing.

It's nice that you have the Craftsy class to follow along with as well. I'm going to have to get around to watching it one of these days.

Chatter / Re: Great British Sewing Bee 2016
« Last post by Helen M on Today at 12:22:11 PM »
Yes it's on BBC2 starting at 9pm UK time!
Machine Sewing / Re: Machine Knitting 3
« Last post by ejvc on Today at 11:56:24 AM »
<envy for 5 days with new machine>

I'm sure you'll be set with the craftsy class!  I have a chunky gauge hobby machine, a singer s9, and it's fun and easy to use.  I don't love it with all my heart like the Passap, but i would be unwilling to part with it.

Speaking of loving things, I've been in a collaboration with Jennifer Schmidt and we have finally finished deciphering all the codes for the Form Computer (a 1980s "computer" that you program to give you knitting instructions as you knit).  There were many patterns for this computer, which was also integrated into the Passap E6000 console, but some of them contain errors and others one might like to modify -- or at least check -- before you knit.  Anyway Jennifer and I cracked the programming language!  Read here:
Machine Sewing / Re: Machine Knitting 3
« Last post by MaryC on Today at 11:31:39 AM »
Thank you so much for your help in finding an LK150 machine!

I ended up ordering from in Indiana.  It's one of the places Susan Guagliumi mentions in her Craftsy class information.  I spoke with Charlene Shafer and she answered all of my questions. 

My new hobby arrives today!! - and my DH leaves for 5 days in Utah on Monday.  Life is good!!

Mary C
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