Sale on patterns

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Just in case some of you don't get TSWLTH's mailers, Jan
13-15 Butterick and McCalls' patterns will be on sale for
$1.99 each, limit 10 and Vogue $3.99 each, limit 10 (I may
just HAVE to finally add that really weird coat pattern
V1213 to my stash, just to find out what the peices look
like).  Also, Jan 16-22 Simplicty patterns $.99 each limit
10.

All packaged batting and pillow forms are 50% off Jan 9-29.

Interfacing by-the-yard will be 50% off Jan 16-22. I never
buy dribs and drabs of interfacing, so I'll be stocking up
on knit fusible in black and white.  I buy 10 yard batches
and have them roll it back on a bolt-card for me.

I may finally take a serious look at Ott Lites, they are all
going to be 50% off as well.

No coupon is required for those sales prices.  There are
three 50% and one 40% coupon in the mailer.

NAYY,

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Beverly
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I've seen the knit fusibles in poly and in nylon.  Which do you think is
better?

Also, re Ott Lites:  Yes, this might be a good time to get it out of your
system!  I've had two.  The little flip Ott Lite sits near my ironing table
and works fine.  The clamp-on/table lamp I bought was trouble from the
get-go.  Had to always thump it to get it to light.  Finally it didn't
light.  I thought it was the bulb, but a new bulb didn't help.  Tossed the
lamp, kept the bulbs.  Don't know why because they don't fit anything I
currently have, as far as I know.  I am a skeptic about the "better light"
thing too.  I never noticed any difference between the Ott and the cheap
Staples clamp-on I have (except the Staples light came on every time, no
problem, and still does!)  Maybe there's a difference in the quality of
light, but my 60 year old eyes can't tell.

Iris



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IEZ wrote:
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The two bolts I'm currently working from are both 100%
polyester.

I also keep a small supply of Pellon Shir-Tailor Fusible
Interfacing on hand, it's getting low, I may replenish it
during the sale.

I also have some 60" wide 100% rayon black fusible
interfacing, which I got several years ago from thaisilks.
com.
http://www.thaisilks.com/product_info.php?products_id=1119&opt=154
It fuses very well, and drapes nicely. I used it to
interline the silk lining for the front panels of DGD's
Highland Dance jacket, which get a lot of abuse .
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Thanks for the review.  My 71-year-old eyes are begging for
better light.  Maybe I'll check IKEA...  ;-}

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Beverly
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Re: Sale on patterns, OTT
I love my Ott.  I have a floor model that stands beside my SM table.  It's
about a dozen years old and it seems like it may be on its 3rd bulb. If
something killed it, I would walk through snow, barefooted, uphill (both
ways) to replace it.
        It gets constant use for machine or hand sewing.  It is kind and
bright.  Sometimes I'm very fussy about matching colors with my quilts;
sometimes I'm in a scrappy mood and deliberately toss in a 'doesn't go' just
for the fun of it. At any rate, I enjoy the way the Ott lets me see 'true'
color and the way it helps me just plain 'see'.  Polly


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Polly Esther wrote:
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Thanks for the additional input.  I may bring one home for a
test, provided TSWLTH will accept returns if it proves to be
a non-starter .

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Beverly
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 > Thanks for the review. =A0My 71-year-old eyes are begging for
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Beverly-
i bought this light  http://store.quilting-warehouse.com/086611.html?gclid =
=3DCOSOtvnRsKYCFQQ65Qodh3R_pA
at a local quilt shop (and paid full price BOOO!) and love it....i
need help threading that sewing machine needle.

I like it so much I gave my 80 year old mom for christmas....

betsey (who also has ott lights too!)


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betsey wrote:
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http://store.quilting-warehouse.com/086611.html?gclid=COSOtvnRsKYCFQQ65Qodh3R_pA
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I have been watching that one at shoppesrule.com:
http://www.shoppersrule.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=SP-BBL&Store_Code=sr&search=bendable&offset=0&filter_cat=&PowerSearch_Begin_Only=&sort=&range_low=&range_high =

But I am not crazy about putting adhesive on my embroidery
machine.  Right now I have a very small "Tensor" gooseneck
lamp I use there which works quite well.

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Thanks, I'm headed over to TSWLTH to see if one wants to
come home with me.  ;-)

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Beverly
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DS gave me a clamp-on Ott years ago that I use it with the embroidery
machine; then 2-years ago, he bought a table & floor Ott lamp for the sewing
room.  I took the floor one to use by the recliner in the den and the table
one sits by the computer in the sewing room/office.  I love them and have
had no problems with any of the 3.  You know sometimes, there is a snare-up
and one or more of a product doesn't work as it should.

Emily



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Emily Bengston wrote:
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Thanks, Emily.  As with so many things in life, what's
perfect for one is a disaster for another.  I think I'll
bring one home for a test.

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Beverly
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On 1/8/2011 6:31 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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I'm curious as to how they stack up against the new "full-spectrum"
light bulbs with a standard base, fit into any lamp.  I'm leery of a
bulb that fits only the proprietary lamp.  It's bound to be expensive
since it has limited production.
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Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Pogonip wrote:
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If I decide to risk it, I'll let you know what I think.  I
also loath specialized light bulbs for the same reason.
Much as I like many of the things made by IKEA, their lamps
seems to tend very much in that direction.

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Beverly
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To my eyes, they're fairly comparable.  And if I were going to pay full
price for an Ott, I'd probably go all the way and jump up to a Dazor circline
magnifier with a full spectrum bulb.  Those are wonderful.  And I
keep hoping I'll find one used some year.
http://www.dazor.com/illuminated-magnifier-lamp-specialty.html

Dazor has a pretty good short discussion of light sources and vision issues...
http://www.dazor.com/lighting-terminology.html
http://www.dazor.com/lighting-color.html
http://www.dazor.com/vision-problems.html
http://www.dazor.com/light-source.html (and click on each type of light,
under the photo)

Kay, who's done a lot of work under Dazor magnifiers.


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On 1/9/2011 8:42 AM, Kay Lancaster wrote:
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Thanks, Kay.  That's food for thought.  I have a knock-off of the Dazor
that I got at Office Depot on sale for under $30, and I really like it.
  It's probably sufficient for my needs.
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Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Kay Lancaster wrote:
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I have a lamp very similar in appearance to that which DH
brought home from work (he worked for an oscilloscope
manufacturer, and as they got new stuff the old was sent to
the "company store" for re-sale re-cycling). I would have to
make a run downstairs to see if it has a brand name. I used
it extensively when I was hand sewing the kilt pleats. Not
pretty, but *very* useful.

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Thanks, Kay, very useful information!

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Beverly
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Thanks for the info on the interfacing!

And by all means, get yourself an Ott light.  So many people swear by them
(as opposed to me, who swore at it!) but for the life of me I could never
get it when people raved about how much better they could see with that
light, and how much difference it made with colors, etc.   The small Ott I
have does work fine (even after an unscheduled trip to the floor!) but it's
just light, that's all.

All I can tell you is this - I got my Ott light unpacked, finally got the
bulb to work after much thumping, and attached it to the sewing table to my
right.  To my left I had my el cheapo Staples clamped to the other side of
the table.  I eagerly got out the black skirt I was going to hem.  I had
kept this back until the Ott arrived, as I had heard how much they would
improve your vision with dark fabrics.   So I leaned over toward the Ott and
started sewing.   By the time I had finished the hem, I realized that I was
leaning over to the Staples lamp and wasn't using the Ott at all!  I could
see the black thread on black better with that lamp.  Whether the bulb was
just that much brighter, or what, I don't know.  But my disillusionment with
Ott had begun.  Yes, colors look different under fluorescent light, as
opposed to incandescent, but if there's a difference among fluorescents, it
isn't discernible to me.  Maybe I am just light-quality tone deaf!

Iris



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IEZ wrote:
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You're welcome.  It may pay to buy a quarter yard of several
different ones, and test them.  Mine fuse a fairly low temp,
and stand up to washing and drying, don't make the fabric
too stiff, etc.

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I make take the opportunity of the sale to bring one home
for a "test drive".

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Beverly
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Let me know what you think of them, Beverly.  I was a bit afraid to put much
money into them, since I'd had good luck with one from Office Depot and
thought I would just replace it.
DS talked me into trying the clamp-on Ott at first, to see if it was as good
as the one from Office Depot; once I sewed some navy blue one evening,
I was hooked.  Even DS has ordered himself one for his home office.

Emily



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Thanks for letting us know!
Barbara in Central FL



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I just had to go see what Vogue 1213 looked like if you were curious about
what the pattern pieces might be.  That is quite a strange one.  Polly
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Polly Esther wrote:
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Yes indeed! An interesting pattern, and one on which it
might be fun to use up stash...  ;-}

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Beverly
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