Sunday, November 11, 2012

Accessorizing Your Sewing Box

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In a pinch we can sew with little more then thread and a sewing machine. Ask any sewing group and you will fine common items in there sewing box's. A person who appliques will have applique scissors and marking pens, yet those who garment sews might fine these notions at the bottom their list. The following list is a starting point for stocking your own sewing box, pick and choose what you will need for the projects you wish to sew.

 Shears                                                                 Small double curve scissors
Applique scissors                                                   Small screwdriver
Straight pins & Magnetic pincushion                        Thimble
Hand needles                                                        Needle threader
Seam ripper                                                          Tape measure
Stiletto or Awl Tweezers                                        Marking pen  
Tube turner                                                           Chopstick
Press cloth                                                           Fray Block or Fray check Glue stick
Rotary cutter                                                         Self healing mat
Acrylic Quilter's rulers (6"x12"-6"x24")
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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Embroidere's Wand

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The Embroiderer's Wand is a needle-like tool with a rasp-like end that will take a thread from the front and take it to the back. All you have to do is insert the wand next to the thread you want to move to the back of the project and push it through. The rasp-like end grabs the thread and takes it with it, thus moving the thread end instantly to the back of the work. So if your scissors aren't quite as sharp as you'd like them and you want that little piece of thread gone, the wand works wonders. It's also great to move any loops to the back of the project. The Embroidere's Wand can be purchased at

How do you feel when you are sewing?

This longarm or free motion pattern is a 1/4 pattern there are two folded sides, you can enlarge this vintage pattern to the size block you need, you can right click and save picture as, to your folder.