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1  Is anybody familiar with the Singer 6106? in Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions by gypsy george on: June 28, 2009 07:01:36 PM
I have experience with many different types of machines, but i'm stumped. Help! I inherited a Singer 6106, along with a few other machines, about ten years ago. It's been sitting in the attic. Now i've just opened it for the first time.

It looks like this:

It's hard to see in these pictures, but there's a horizontal stitch selector dial on top of the machine. Next to each selection are two stitches. The first set is printed in black. I can do these stitches. The other set is in red. How do i do the red stitches?

I found a manual online, but it was extremely generalized, to apply to several models, didn't address this issue!
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2  Re: Abe Lincoln Pinata in Completed Projects by gypsy george on: April 22, 2005 03:48:11 PM
This worked out so well that i decided to do another in the same format. This gnome was a gift for my friend Katie.
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3  Abe Lincoln Pinata in Completed Projects by gypsy george on: February 17, 2005 12:34:20 PM
My friends B-Dog and Rami were having a party for Abraham Lincoln's birthday, so i made them a paper mache pinata. Knick is modeling it here:
I used regular white skool glue mixed with water (equal parts) for the paste.
I found it helped to keep extra near by. I covered a "good" ceramic bowl with foil and secured a balloon with duct tape.

Old free weekly newspapers were just the thing. After they were torn into thin strips, the construction process began.
It took a long time, 3 or so days with drying time.     
Eventually the balloon popped on its own. It scared my dog. Madison had to comfort her.
The hat is just carboard covered with newspaper, then black craft paper.
So here's Knick again with the finished project:We filled the head with KitKats, messages, one bullet, Valentines' candy, and confetti prior to attaching the hat. The face is painted- one coat of Liquitex. I spent $12 on the whole thing, including paint brushes. There were enough treats for 30 people.
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4  Re: Corset-style T-shirt dress w/ uber-ruffly skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by gypsy george on: January 19, 2005 10:36:42 AM
 Wink Another tip: Instead of using grommets, you can use bias tape or woven straps. Stitch across every inch or so up, like this diagram. You can achieve some neat effects by using something lacey, sparkly, etc.
It's cheaper and sometimes stronger than grommets, and i believe it allows for more creativity.

In this diagram, the bright blue represents the tape.
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5  Re: Little Stuffies, Bunny, Cat, Bear... in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by gypsy george on: November 10, 2004 08:16:15 PM
Gosh! i found this whole thing to be very inspiring! This is my first post... here goes nothing...
Recently i made myself some boots, sorta Fluff Momma-ish. More on that elsewhere. Anyway, i had a small amount of fur left over, so i made this Fortune-teller Kitty, using this great pattern. Only slightly late for Halloween! His blowpop is just a glass bead on a white-painted toothpick, but it looks really convincing. I thought about making him some tap shoes, or a backpack to put his crystal ball in, but he seemed finished. I like to know when to stop.

This was really fun to make, but it looks like someone shaved Ron Jeremy in my kitchen. That fur goes everywhere!

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