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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Elastic Thread on: December 01, 2010 12:41:15 PM
Thanks for your advice.  I will try adjusting the tension on the bottom and see how it works Smiley
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: techniques for sewing on vinyl on: December 01, 2010 12:39:28 PM
Thanks so much for your advice.  I will give it all a try Smiley
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Sewing with Vinyl on: November 25, 2010 09:07:20 AM
I have some Daytona Vinyl (it is fairly heavy) that I want to use to make an apron.  I have some heavy duty needles that are meant for leather and other heavy synthetic materials, and a more sturdy thread...
but I have never used this as a fabric before.  does anyone have any advice or tips?
4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Self healing mats. on: November 25, 2010 09:02:43 AM
I have an olfa self healing rotary mat.  I am happy with it and would buy another from this brand.
mine is 35" x 70" which is super big!
5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: 3 year old's first sewing! on: November 25, 2010 09:00:15 AM
Oh my gosh!  That is so sweet!  I can't wait until my own girls are old enough to start sewing  Smiley
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Custom Fabric Tags?? on: October 10, 2010 02:31:12 PM
I am not sure where you are located, but in the event that you are in canada:
http://www.fashionincubator.com/resources/developing_your_line/label_manufacturers.shtml

Here is a link that shows multiple label manufacturers.  They are all Canadian.
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Elastic Thread on: October 10, 2010 02:27:07 PM
Does anyone have any hints or tips for sewing with elastic thread?  I find that every now and again when I am sewing with it I get puckering, like this:



I have tried rewinding the thread around the bobbin a bit tighter, and sometimes this works, other times it does not.  Has anyone else had this problem and found a way to fix it?

thanks
Natty
8  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: Facebook Fan Pages on: September 21, 2010 10:40:47 AM
I'm still working on making my fan page on facebook.  I have been told by a few people that they find it a good way to market themselves.  Thanks for the tip about the image size.  I'm going to try something like that on my page!
I think your fan page looks really great!  (I didn't notice about the borders).  I quite like the photos of your work Smiley
9  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Crafting Block! grrr on: September 21, 2010 09:28:30 AM
I don't know if this will help you... but for what it's worth....

I make a lot of things, and do a few different "kinds" of crafts (i.e. sewing, knitting, etc.).  but for my craft business I only sell things that I sew. I think that mostly I am known for making aprons. but I have plans on branching out into other kinds of garments because I often get requests for other things.  While aprons are my favourite, I think for myself a little bit of variety is a good thing as well.  I think that you can be "known" for one thing, but still have a bit of a wider range in what you sell...

As a shopper, I always like when I go to a shop and they have a bit of a variety.  I will use myself as an example, someone might come to your shop and like the apron they bought from you... but how many aprons do they really need?  I think if you offer a few more things (ie. potholders, oven mitts, market bags, other sassy one of a kind garments...) you might get a bit more repeat business as well....

I hope this helps.... and that your crafters block clears up soon Smiley
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Burlesque! Mini Art Quilt on: September 19, 2010 06:28:19 PM
Such a fantastic quilt!  I absolutely love it Smiley
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