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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Imp socks! on: November 16, 2011 04:06:12 PM
Saw the thumbnail and gasped at cute socks. Read your post and gasped at good taste in internet video watching, haha. Very awesome socks!!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: TARDIS socks on: October 29, 2011 01:13:36 PM
I really want to make these for two of my Whovian friends, but I can't find the right colors anywhere! All my local craft stores only carry striping/variegated sock yarns. I've found some amazing skeins on etsy I could use, but they're a little out of my budget. Anyone got any ideas for where to get affordable solid colored sock yarn??
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: first quilt! (pic heavy... really heavy) on: September 13, 2011 07:03:38 PM
Is that rainbow thread? Awesome! I love that you did fancy shmancy quilting on your first quilt. I just finished my first quilt and wussed out and used straight lines, haha.
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Another scrap quilt finished, but oy! The puckering! on: September 08, 2011 06:03:49 PM
You have not seen puckers until you've seen the quilt I'm working on. Seriously, I don't even see anything wrong with yours, especially after seeing the HUGE mistakes on the backing of my quilt  Undecided. Anyway, yours looks fantastic! Scrappy quilts are the best.
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: My First Quilt--Finally finished! on: September 08, 2011 05:58:31 PM
Very nice job, I love it! I am working on my first quilt, very nearly done (as in, just have to finish the binding), but it is just a plain 6" square patchwork quilt. How hard would you say hexagons as your first quilt was? I LOVE hexagons but they intimidate me when it comes to quilting.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: crocheted bracelets on: July 19, 2011 05:03:39 PM
I have a huge collection of awesome assorted beads and so many colors of crochet thread, and I love stringy looking bracelets! Here's my first of probably MANY of these bracelets!

Thanks for pointing out this tutorial!!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Hanes sheets = comfy new skirt! on: June 18, 2011 05:12:54 PM
I have that comforter too! Good job, I love circle skirts.
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Hey, I like toast!- Toast scarf! on: May 07, 2011 06:41:02 PM

I hope someone catches that reference so I don't just look like a toast-obsessed weirdo... Anyway, awesome scarf! I am jealous.
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: My Alice in Wonderland Plush and Functional Art Collection (IMAGE HEAVY!) on: April 24, 2011 10:51:44 AM
These are all unbelievably impressive! You did an amazing job! My favorite is the White Rabbit.
10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Thread Uptake Lever Problem on: April 13, 2011 04:04:55 PM
Before I start off, yes I know I should take this machine to be looked at by a pro, and that you guys won't easily be able to tell me what's wrong over the internet. But I'm really hoping you can at least steer me in the right direction.

Last month, I bought a Singer 7467S, new, from a sewing machine shop on eBay. I love this machine. But right from the get go, I noticed that it was pretty noisy. With the help of my husband, I figured out the problem. Every time the thread uptake lever moves up when I'm sewing (which is, as you know, several times per second  Cheesy), it's hitting the plastic casing of the machine, resulting in a loud clicky noise. Husband suggested wedging a small piece of folded paper in the gap to widen it, and that resolves the problem. However, I'm having to re-wedge it any time I rethread my machine, and this really isn't a true solution to the problem.

Since the machine is new and all, it's under warranty. I contacted Singer, and they said I could take it to their authorized repair shop, but the closest one is 4 hours from me! I could ship it there, but it'd cost about $20 in shipping, and who knows how long it'd take to get back?

So, I thought maybe the problem is something obvious... maybe a loose screw somewhere, or maybe I could just sand off the edge of plastic where it's hitting. So I contacted a local shop who does repairs. They basically told me if they did any work, it would void my warranty. They could take a look at it, but I'd have to drop it off and it would take at least 2 weeks to even get to.

In between communicating with that shop, I decided to check with the eBay seller. They actually told me I could ship the machine back to them and they would send me a new one. That would probably cost me about $20 in shipping also since they're 4 hours in the other direction from me. But right now, unless I can figure this problem out, that's looking like my best bet.

If you all need me to give a more detailed description, or have more specific questions about the problem, or if you need me to take pictures for you, please let me know! I really wanna know what's going on. Also, just curious, if I just continued to sew with the piece of paper wedged in there, is that gonna cause any long term damage to the machine?

Thanks for reading this far, and I hope someone can help me out on this!
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