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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Blackwork Bee Sampler on: March 24, 2009 05:47:00 PM
Did you create this pattern or find it somewhere? I have a small but growing bee collection and I'd love to do this sampler to add to it!
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Stitching through interfacing is murdering my machine on: February 22, 2009 08:39:24 AM
Thanks so much you guys!  I'll give this a try this evening!
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Stitching through interfacing is murdering my machine on: February 22, 2009 06:51:56 AM
Well, I tried lowering the tension to the absolute lowest, and I increased the length of the stitch a bit.  I also stopped using heavy weight quilting thread and went to all purpose.  I'm still getting the same issue.  I've got some pictures to see if it gives anyone any ideas.  It's really frustrating me.

Here's the front of the stitch:


And then, I flip the work and it looks like this!



Anymore ideas?  It's a Brother LS-1217
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: pencil case thingie (first time interfacing!) on: February 21, 2009 05:03:28 PM
As you know, kitties are a standard unit of measurement  Cheesy

The wallet looks great!  Nice and neatly sewn, great, cozy fabric.  Good job!
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: colorful wallet w/ zippered coin compartment on: February 21, 2009 05:00:48 PM
Oh my gosh.  That's great!  I love the fabric.

...if I had an IKEA credit card, I'd probably be in debtor's prison right now Wink
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Stitching through interfacing is murdering my machine on: February 21, 2009 03:32:08 PM
I figured it out.  It is the numbered knob down by the thread.  I'm actually kind of semi experienced in sewing it's....just been a long time :: cough ::  heh heh.
 Embarrassed  (embarrassed)

I'll be sure to post pics once I've finished this crazy bag!

7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Stitching through interfacing is murdering my machine on: February 21, 2009 07:59:29 AM
Thanks for you help.  I'm going to give it a go with regular thread and reduced tension.  It's not super heavy duty bag, just for carrying magazines and purse stuff on the train to work. 

Now an embarrassing question.  The tension is the knob down by the needle, right?
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Mini Keychain Clutches on: February 20, 2009 06:35:07 PM
Hey! I love that yellow and black tree fabric (I'm such a sucker for tree patterns) .  Do you remember the name of it or where you got it?
9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Stitching through interfacing is murdering my machine on: February 20, 2009 06:33:10 PM
Hi there.  I'm sewing with heavy duty quilter thread and medium weight interfacing for the first time, making a basic tote. Tonight I tried sewing the side pieces (1 layer of regular weight cotton, 1 layer of interfacing) to the front (same, 1 layer of fabric, 1 layer of interface), so essentially I was sewing through four layers.  The machine didn't burn out, the thread didn't break, I got through the  whole seam...but then I took the piece out and the stitching was ridiculous.  It looked fine, clean and neat on the front, and the back just looked like a row of loose loops.  I was able to basically pull the seam apart with the slightest tug.

Has anyone seen this?  Does this mean my machine can't handle this? Undecided  I'm ticked of because I wanted to finish this for work on monday.  Shoot.
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pears 'n Apples Reusable Grocery Bag on: February 13, 2009 02:56:09 PM
Oh I love it! I'm looking to make almost the exact bag but with the pears fruit basket fabric.  In fact I was poking around this forum looking for interface suggestions. I want to make sure the handles are pretty strongly hooked, too.  Did you use a heavyweight thread?
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