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Quilting / Re: extra basting...can I do it?
« Last post by Littledragon on Yesterday at 08:21:41 PM »
Thanks for the replies. I have never done a quilt of this size before and am just a bit nervous I guess that I have pinned enough in the first place.
Sewing Machines / Re: Bernina Record 930 Stitch Selection Issues
« Last post by kowgiirl.up on Yesterday at 08:07:35 PM »
Pina, those links were very helpful. I was suspecting that the pin that rides on the camstack is out of adjustment and this confirms that it is. I don't know if that is the whole problem but it's a start.  :)
I make square dance dresses, which are also full-circle skirts.  In theory, yes, I think it could work if other factors are all accommodating.

What is the weight of the fabric? This may work in a light-weight gauzy over-skirt, but probably not in a heavier satin fabric. The lighter weight would gather better, and a satin skirt in this much fabric would be very heavy to wear.

Are the 1/4 circle panels cut so they do not require any gathering (each panel's top curve = 1/4 of waist measurement)? If they are cut to use gathering (top curve longer than 1/4 of waist), simply pushing all gathers to the back panel will not hang nicely and will give the skirt a funny drape.

Have you determined the fabric width required to cut full-length quarter-circle panels? Does your desired fabric have enough width?

If you want this skirt to truly be a full circle at it's hem, that back panel is going to need to be very wide- equivalent to the hem of the 1/4 panels, and will require extremely tight gathers, maybe tighter than is possible to fit into 1/4 of the waistline.

I suggest making a doll-sized sample to see if it has the results you are after. Depending on the fabric you are using, the same fabric as the skirt may be too stiff in the smaller scale, so you may need to try it with a softer fabric.

Sewing Machines / Re: Bernina Record 930 Stitch Selection Issues
« Last post by kowgiirl.up on Yesterday at 07:52:17 PM »
Thanks for the links Pina. I can't read Swiss/German or whatever the language is but I sure can look at pictures. Maybe I can find a translator online that will help with the text. That should give me an idea of what they are talking about.  :) I thought the quote was a little on the high side but they are the only game in town that are near me (25 miles away). They have a good reputation and have been around for a very long time. I guess if I decide to take it in I will look at it as costing me $85.00 since the seller is paying half. That should take some of the sting out of it.

vtMartha I did try to leave some of the fields blank but their signup gizmo is wise to that technique  :nono:
Chatter / Re: Sewing long hair into elaborate coiffures - Roman style!
« Last post by JuneBug on Yesterday at 07:16:00 PM »
L.M.,  my mother had hair long enough to sit on in high school.  She had it bobbed to her chin.  After that, she could never get it to grow past her shoulders.  She always said she shocked it. :o  I have almost waist length hair.  I have a lot of hair, but it's very fine and I'm always looking for something different.  Most braids look anemic.   ::) 
Chatter / Re: Spring/Fall Porch (depending on location)
« Last post by janquiltz on Yesterday at 07:07:53 PM »
Laurie, that sounds interesting and nice, thinking about whose pic is in the frame you are painting.   Don't know just why but I like that! :)

Suzi, it wasn't gray over the weekend, but DH was sick, 'flat' for two days, and then part of yesterday after he was up and about then said 'I'm tired!' and was back down again for the rest of the it was kind of gray inside ;)    I read a lot, just didn't feel like doing much either.

Today I got the laundry room back in order, and have a good pile of things to toss.   Anything clothing or linen-related winds up down there if I no longer want or need it, and I haven't been good about getting rid of things.   So, that is done.   It feels so good to see it so neat and orderly again!

So, DD is on her way to Korea, wow, the time leading up to today has flown by, I rather imagine her 5 weeks away will also.    She is nervous as can be on the one hand, and on the other really thrilled to be going.   It will be a very emotional trip, no question.    She is meeting her fellow intern at the airport, they are flying from different parts of the US, arriving within an hour or two of each other.   I am quite sure they will stick together like glue, neither of them speaks Korean, and there are I think just two folks who speak any English at the place where the gals will be working with babies and children.   I rather imagine in Seoul there would be more English speakers, but who knows!

I think a highlight for DD is meeting her foster mom.   

Anyway, she is off, on a 14 and a half hour flight, nervous as can be (not about flying in general but about the long flight alone) and I am quite sure she will be fine despite crying buckets of tears over the next few weeks.     But I can't wait to know she has landed safely.  I am always on edge when one of my offspring is in the air.  And they graciously fly a lot just so I can do that!

Sewing Machines / Re: Bernina Record 930 Stitch Selection Issues
« Last post by Pina on Yesterday at 06:41:52 PM »
Theresa,here is Eddy’s private website.A Swiss site with lots of good Bernina information in German and pictures,including Bernina 930 information,and tips on how to repair or adjust different model Berninas,(some models are similar inside).I think it’s the best site I know of with vintage Bernina information.Please click on the model number,different pictures,or scroll down to "Service Info 3",then click on different pictures to look at pictures how to do what. Needle position and more is here.

Where I live sewing machines are much more expensive to buy than in the US.Getting a sewing machine serviced costs usually 80 - 100 dollars plus parts,(if needed,usually not),and taxes.The price you were quoted seems high to me. I'm glad the seller agreed to split the service/repair costs with you !

No comment on Yahoo,other than I don't like Yahoo anymore.  ;)    ;D
Sewing Machines / Re: Bernina Record 930 Stitch Selection Issues
« Last post by vtmartha on Yesterday at 06:37:42 PM »
I am a member of that Bernina Yahoo group, as well as several others on varying subjects.  There have been some very frustrating times for me when no password I thought I could possibly have ever used would work and yet, when I tried to change the password, it said I had to use one I hadn't used before.  I finally got it going okay.  If I recall correctly, the mobile phone number was just to give them a place to send login info if you got locked out.  You could probably enter any number in there without an issue, if you don't have a cell phone, but giving them mine hasn't caused a problem.  At least not one that I've been aware of.   ;)   And I didn't have the impression that leaving that blank would stop you from proceeding.  Maybe that's changed.
Sewing Machines / Re: Bernina Record 930 Stitch Selection Issues
« Last post by kowgiirl.up on Yesterday at 06:24:53 PM »
But BTW, it is just barely possible that some of the info I have provided on the signups might be accidentally inaccurate.  I'm not a very good typist, after all.

Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: Tina Givens Designs Sew Along!
« Last post by mrs.eccentric on Yesterday at 05:53:14 PM »
hi rivergum! Thank you for bringing up the instructions which one may view prior to purchasing the patterns. I agree this is a really great resource, it is wonderful to get a nice feel for the pattern shapes and instructions before deciding to buy!

hello Dotty Nomad! yes, i wish those whimsical drawings were more widely available.

subliminal suggestion time: EVERYBODY GO TO DOTTY NOMAD'S SITE RIGHT NOW! You will not regret it!!!

what a busy sempstress you are! what divine eye candy! can i come live in your closet?!?!?  ;)

it looks as if you've made up a couple of pieces in liberty lawn - is that so? I have to say that those fabrics seem exquisitely well suited to these dresses, but the cost is a bit of a roadblock for me....Kauffman makes a line of kind of liberty lawn knock-offs, at about a quarter of the cost. Some are quite nice, seeing how beautifully your pieces have turned out in these type of fabrics, i may indulge!
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