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My subscription to Threads Magazine is up for renewal.  

On the one hand, it seems silly to re-subscribe when I have eleven
issues in my to-be-read pile.  On the other hand, when I get around to
reading those eleven issues, I may say find a whole bunch of nifty
stuff.  

On the first hand again, they seem to think that promising "couture
styles, embellishment ideas, and pattern reviews" will tempt me to
re-up.   I took up sewing in order to avoid current fashion, all my
clothes are plain, and I haven't bought a pattern since before some of
the staff was born.

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Joy Beeson
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Re: Ping Threads readers: have I missed anything?
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Joy, I just glanced through the latest issue this weekend... nifty tricks in
the issue were stuff I'm sure you've known longer than I, like a table of
fiber properties, and how to make nice looking machined buttonholes.

Then there are the usual pattern reviews, most of which are for stuff I  
wouldn't wear, an article on slot seams (ho hum), wrap dress fitting (the hard
way) and Joyce Murphy & Judy Barlup on "a new way to fit pants", which is what
Joyce has been teaching for years.  Oh, and plackets.

Kay


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Re: Ping Threads readers: have I missed anything?
This could be fun. What would you really want to see in Threads?  How about:
    1.  How to get somebody else to cook dinner and clean up while you sew.
    2.  How to keep the phone and doorbell from ringing just as you get  
going.
    3.  How to have only 3 spools of thread and they always match and are  
'just right' for the project at hand.
            Polly

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Re: Ping Threads readers: have I missed anything?
On 6/25/2013 7:56 AM, Polly Esther wrote:
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Juno


Re: Ping Threads readers: have I missed anything?
On Tue, 25 Jun 2013 06:56:01 -0500, "Polly Esther"

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Well, that one's easy:  use only three different fabrics.

When I saw that the current issue has an article on bookbinding, I
re-upped.  I just wanted something besides *fashion*!

Some historical articles would be nice, too.  (Even historical fashion
would do, as long as they explain how the farthingales were made.)

I stumbled upon some neat historical sewing when it became apparent
that I hadn't been oiling my treadle sewing machine properly.  I
tracked down http://www.ismacs.net/white/manuals/white-rotary.pdf ,
and on page 26, right above the oiling instructions I was hunting for,
there was a nifty way to make quick and easy buttonholes with your
binding attachment.  

I also found that Gimp can extract an oiling diagram from a pdf file,
but haven't quite mastered the trick of getting Gimp to extract all of
the resolution.  Got enough to fill a letter-sized sheet of paper, and
circled the oil holes with a high lighter, so it should work.  When I
get around to it.  The Necchi lycia works fine and I'd rather make
jeans than oil machinery.  

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Joy Beeson
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Re: Ping Threads readers: have I missed anything?
So now I've read the current issue (the TBR pile isn't getting
taller!) and I was much impressed by the tip on page 18 about using
panty-hose bands instead of rubber bands to bundle things:  "the
different-sized rounds cut from various parts of the leg . . ."  

WHERE DOES SHE BUY HER PANTYHOSE!!!!!!

I haven't seen legs that were bigger around the thighs than they are
at the ankles since the 1950s.  

But for twenty years now I've been making clothes that don't require
pantyhose, so I guess the question is moot.  


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Joy Beeson
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