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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: WHY CANT I OPERATE SEWING MACHINES!!! im so FRUSTRATED!!! on: August 22, 2009 05:57:51 PM
 Undecided I'm sorry to hear the machine is still not working!

Maybe youtube can help you. Try to do exactly what she does.

How to wind thread onto a bobbin
How to load your bobbin into the machine
How to thread your machine from the spool
How to bring up the bobbin thread
How to start sewing

Also, another beginner's mistake is to push the fabric yourself. The machine should always be moving the fabric; you just guide it from side to side to stay on track.
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: WHY CANT I OPERATE SEWING MACHINES!!! im so FRUSTRATED!!! on: August 22, 2009 05:43:06 PM
You are pulling the thread from the bobbin up to the top before you start stitching, right? If you aren't, use the knob on the side to do one stitch after you have the machine threaded and then pull on the thread from the spool. It should bring the thread from the bobbin up to the top. Pull both of those threads out about a foot before you start stitching.
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: WHY CANT I OPERATE SEWING MACHINES!!! im so FRUSTRATED!!! on: August 22, 2009 05:39:05 PM
Double-check how you are threading the machine. How to thread the spool thread. How to thread the bobbin thread. There's also a main page about setting up your machine.
4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: WHY CANT I OPERATE SEWING MACHINES!!! im so FRUSTRATED!!! on: August 22, 2009 03:26:18 PM
I can completely understand your frustration! This has happened to me before. Suggestions:
  • Like Cheyenneswthrt07 said, make sure you have your machine threaded exactly the way it should be. It's incredible what can happen if you have something just slightly wrong.
  • You should always have about a foot of thread from the spool and bobbin pulled behind the machine. If you don't have enough pulled out, it can get sucked into the bottom of the machine and cause some major knots.
  • Adjust the tension of your machine. Make practice lines of stitches with different colored thread in the spool and the bobbin. Check that the bottom looks as neat as the top. Adjust the tension dial on the machine until the thread from the bottom only shows on the bottom and the thread from the spool only shows on the top.

I really hope your sewing machine starts cooperating! If it doesn't, find someone to look at it to see if your machine has issues.
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Another Round of Arrested Development? on: January 11, 2009 10:08:28 AM
I would love to participate! I hope it really happens this time. I have a list of ideas!
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Recycled paper journals with picture cover on: September 01, 2008 05:40:34 PM
The glue holds surprisingly well. I was skeptical, but I can pull on the pages pretty firmly and they don't come out. If you pushed the journal flat open several times, they would probably start to come loose. Overall, though, it holds together well.

I used pictures I had printed at home with an inkjet photo printer, and I would not recommend doing that. The wetness of the glue discolored the pictures in a few places, and the pictures scratch easily.
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Recycled paper journals with picture cover on: May 07, 2008 02:15:28 PM
I used this tutorial to make two journals from recycled paper using 4x6 pictures as the covers.  They went together really quickly, and I'm happy with how they turned out!  I took the pictures on a trip to Washington and Oregon.



I have a stack of printer cover sheets from all of my print jobs from four years of college, and I decided I need to start using them.



The pages are identical except for the print id number.  I love how uniform it makes the pages.



Thanks for looking!  Smiley
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Another Round of Arrested Development? on: January 28, 2008 04:56:13 PM
How long do you have to be on here to swap? Because if I haven't been on long enough I may just set myself on fire.

You have to have been a member for a month before participating, so you don't need to get out the lighter fluid.  Smiley

It looks like there is some good interest for this swap!  When would be a good time for people?  I can do it any time.
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Another Round of Arrested Development? on: January 27, 2008 05:50:56 PM
I would definitely participate!  I can't organize though, since this will be my first swap.
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Arrested Development (R.I.P) Themed Cross Stitch on: January 27, 2008 05:47:40 PM
After reading this thread, I *really* want to participate in an Arrested Development swap.  It looks like there was already an Arrested Development swap, and there are several posts on the swaps board looking to have another one, including this one here.

We should organize in the swap board to make sure another Arrested Development swap happens!
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