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The Methods Used To Patch A Quilt

Patch work quilts are timeless, are they not? Patch work quilts have been manufactured for hundreds of years, because in essence a patch work quilt is made from off-cuts of cloth. A housewife would make a set of curtains and keep the off-cuts. Then she would create some clothes and store the off-cuts. And so on and so on until she had enough off-cuts to make a quilt, if she needed one for her household.This old-style of constructing bedspreads or quilts always manages to look traditional and modern at the same time. A specialist variety of this old-style is the American tradition of women embroidering off-cuts of cloth in order to make a quilt as an excuse for a social life. These days there is more money floating about in society and the patches on the quilt can be more personal and more complicated.There is also a great deal more choice of fabric about than there ever was, so it is not always necessary to embellish a swatch of fabric to make it one's own. Someone might always use blue and white stripes as a...


Replacing Sewing Machine Parts for Extended Life

Sewing machines today are very well-built machines. They will usually last for years without much trouble. When trouble does arise, only a few sewing machine parts will require replacement. Case in point is the myriad of antique sewing machines that are still in use today. Although they are still capable of doing the job, replacement sewing machine parts are becoming harder to come by, especially if the original manufacturer is no longer in business. In most cases, the original manufacturer is the best source for sewing machine parts. However, there are now companies whose specialty is making sewing machine parts. A good machine will last a lifetime.Sewing machines are a mixture of old-time form and durability with modern electronics. Most parts need only a regular schedule of maintenance. Some parts will require replacement more frequently, such as belts, needles, and light bulbs. These smaller parts are easily replaced and can be found at many sewing-oriented retailers. When you buy replacement parts, you c...


Do You Need Heavy Duty Sewing Machines?

Everyone who enjoys the art of sewing wonders about graduating onto more heavy duty sewing machines. The reason for this is that a more heavy duty machine offers a lot more than normal sewing machines and most sewing hobbyists begin with a simple sewing machine designed for beginners. If you have been sewing for a while with a simple machine then it is very likely that you have been wondering whether you need a more advanced sewing machine. The answer to such a question depends upon your specific level of skill and figuring this out can be a little confusing. Whether you are sure or not about your needs, you should consider the following points before evaluating sewing machines.1. Seek out second and third opinions: The first thing with deciding whether you need a heavy duty sewing machine or not is to be objective about the decision. Even if you can be objective about the situation, you should test your objectivity with other people who are into sewing either as a hobby or as a profession. These people wou...


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