All Thread has a Twist

Here is a post from my facebook page that will really help when you get thread in and out of the tension or thread that is shredding and breaking at the needle.  This is shown on a serger but the premise is the same on a sewing machine.  You do not even have to un-thread the machine sometimes, just turn the spool over and continue.  Other times it may work best to turn the spool and re-thread.  Be sure to use a thread net when needed.

I have a class at Sew Expo!

I am Sew Excited to have a class at Sew Expo in Puyallup, WA February 28, 2018.  Come join me as we make a funny little backpack full of techniques. Here is a link to the 2018 Sew Expo class catalog.

   The class is #4808 on page 36 of the catalogue.  Wednesday, February 28, 2018.  This is a 4 needle sewing class from  8 to 12 in the BERNINA classroom.

For more information or to register 866-554-8559 or

Great video from BERNINA about needles

This a a great video from BERNINA about needles.   Figuring out which needle and thread to use for your current fabric will save so much frustration and make your stitching smooth and beautiful. It is important to test a few samples before starting to get it right.  Keep many types and sizes of needles on hand so that you can find the correct one.  Needles are the least expensive tool in your sewing room and one of the most important.

BERNINA #39 or #39C to gather over a cord

Two posts in one day! Crazy.

Here is a video on using the BERINA #39 or 39C to gather over a cord.

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New video on my You Tube Channel

Hi guys!,

I posted a new video on my You Tube channel yesterday showing how I use the BERNINA #2A foot to finish the edges of all my quilts before binding or to just keep them intact until I put the final finish on them. .  Head on over and look at all of my videos.  I would love to hear what you think so leave me a comment and make sure to subscribe while you are there.

Weave a little bag

Ready made white cotton shoe bag transformed by weaving a colored fabric into the white fabric and then using decorative stitdhing to secure.
Transform a ready made bag by weaving in beautiful fabric and finishing with decorative stitches

Here is a great way to create something simple that looks difficult.

This was created with a ready made shoe bag but the technique would be the same with yardage that you are going to incorporate into any project.

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