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  • Mardee replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 6 years ago

    Sarvi, I loved working in theatre, and it really is amazing what kind of costumes they can turn out. It’s truly couture work, but with extra durability. 🙂

    Tamara, that’s so cool that you worked in opera. I did, too – during the fall, winter and spring season, I worked in a regional theatre company costume shop, but during the summer, I was the…[Read more]

  • Mardee replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 6 years ago

    Sarvi, I loved working in theatre, and it really is amazing what kind of costumes they can turn out. It’s truly couture work, but with extra durability. 🙂

    Tamara, that’s so cool that you worked in opera. I did, too – during the fall, winter and spring season, I worked in a regional theatre company costume shop, but during the summer, I was the…[Read more]

  • Mardee replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 6 years ago

    Thanks, Tamara! I have done some freehand quilting before – once on a wall quilt I made for my grandson, and then some Christmas stockings, but this will be the biggest thing I’ve done, so your tips will be helpful. I do take lots of breaks – mainly because I work full time and get my sewing and quilting in piecemeal during the week and on the…[Read more]

  • Mardee replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 6 years ago

    Thanks, Tamara! I have done some freehand quilting before – once on a wall quilt I made for my grandson, and then some Christmas stockings, but this will be the biggest thing I’ve done, so your tips will be helpful. I do take lots of breaks – mainly because I work full time and get my sewing and quilting in piecemeal during the week and on the…[Read more]

  • Mardee replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 6 years ago

    Hello, all! It’s exciting to read about so many sewing projects! Right now I am trying to finish a patchwork quilt (queen size) that I am making for my daughter and SIL for Christmas. All the piecing is done – I just need to add the border, batting and backing and then quilt. This will be my first large quilt using freehand machine quilting, so…[Read more]

  • Mardee replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 6 years ago

    Hello, all! It’s exciting to read about so many sewing projects! Right now I am trying to finish a patchwork quilt (queen size) that I am making for my daughter and SIL for Christmas. All the piecing is done – I just need to add the border, batting and backing and then quilt. This will be my first large quilt using freehand machine quilting, so…[Read more]

  • Mardee replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 6 years ago

    Hello, all! It’s exciting to read about so many sewing projects! Right now I am trying to finish a patchwork quilt (queen size) that I am making for my daughter and SIL for Christmas. All the piecing is done – I just need to add the border, batting and backing and then quilt. This will be my first large quilt using freehand machine quilting, so…[Read more]

  • Mardee replied to the topic Ethical concerns in the forum off topic 6 years ago

    This article is more about shopping for ready-made clothing as opposed to fabric, but she had some great ideas. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shannon-whitehead/clothing-globalization_b_4733516.html

    I try to buy natural fibers and buy indie patterns from local shops. I also try to use old clothing to make garments for my grandkids, but I do get…[Read more]

  • Mardee replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 6 years ago

    @justsewit I can second the rec for Ottobre ribbing – I buy it all the time and it’s much better than anything I can find locally.

  • Mardee replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 6 years ago

    @justsewit I can second the rec for Ottobre ribbing – I buy it all the time and it’s much better than anything I can find locally.

  • Mardee became a registered member 6 years ago

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