Supplies listing

I have finally gotten around to starting the “Supplies” page for this blog. I’ve been meaning to do it for some time now and now it’s done. Or at least started. It should be on-going; as I get more sources and information, I’ll update it. It’ll probably only be really useful to those living in…

Sewing machine needle warning

I just realised abruptly that there’s another reason to buy GOOD machine needles. Good needles have a point of controlled breakage, just above the eye. If the needle must snap, it does so at that point. The shank is left in the shaft and the piece with the eye is attached to the thread (unless…

Pins and needles

One of the secrets that I’ve learned over the years is that my frustration level in sewing and construction aspect of my work is directly related to the pins, needles and other sharp objects used. Sounds obvious, right? Take the piece below (48″x 36″, or thereabouts). I basted it this morning in preparation for quilting….