Monthly Archives: June 2013

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    WALK AWAY FROM THE SEWING MACHINE It was one of those mornings. I spent way too much time searching for fusible interfacing in my closet. The right color thread wasn’t right at all. The ends of my fabric … Continue reading

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SWEEPING AWAY THE SEWING DUST BUNNIES My children are entertaining themselves this week, so I’m having my own stitching retreat at home. The first day, I finished putting the binding on a table runner that I began about three Halloweens … Continue reading

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BROKEN MACHINE My sewing machine broke. I was thinking about the problem as I rinsed a stack of dirty dishes at the kitchen sink after supper. “That’s worse than being without a dishwasher,” I told my 11-year-old son. He just … Continue reading

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HOMEMADE CLOTHES REVIVAL Unless I plan to sew with 100 percent cotton fabric, the nearest cloth store is at least a 30-minute drive from my home, and the material selection is puny. I’m surprised the business can call itself a … Continue reading

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QUILTS AND MOVIES When my kids were younger, they would invite me to sit on the sofa with them to watch animated movies such as “Finding Nemo” or “Cars.” “Let me get my sewing,” I would say, and we would … Continue reading